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Dirty Wars: A Review of the Oscar-Nominated Documentary

Dirty Wars: A Review of the Oscar-Nominated Documentary

War is a dirty thing – it always has been and it will continue to be. The fact alone that all wars are fought because of greed or hate is inherently a terrible thing. So, to talk about covert warfare as if it were a shocking and wrong is almost silly, yet here we are. […]

Pacifica Radio, A Truly Progressive Voice of Dissent

Pacifica Radio, A Truly Progressive Voice of Dissent

Everyone loves a good NPR piece. For a long time, it was my go-to radio station. Recently, however, I’ve found a new love in Pacifica Radio. What is amazing about Pacifica is, well, everything. In an age of government spying, covert wars, and a crackdown on civil liberties, it is increasingly important to have a full […]

The Beauty Of Homemade Hemp Milk

The Beauty Of Homemade Hemp Milk

You might be surprised with the variety of milks available. Soy, almond, coconut, rice, oat, hemp. etc. Each type of non-dairy milk is known for having different properties. Out of all the different varieties of milk, hemp is the most nutritious, and most delicious too. Yet, most people don’t even know that hemp seeds can […]

DIY: Crochet A Pillowcase

DIY: Crochet A Pillowcase

So I recently decided it was time to change around my pillows in my home. After moving down to Los Angeles we got a new couch and with more of a retro style in our living room, we started to find that our old color scheme wasn’t working for us anymore. Plus, some of our […]

The Only Five Items You Need In Your Home To Do Everything

The Only Five Items You Need In Your Home To Do Everything

I try to keep my cleaning supplies to a minimum. Having a different product for every type of cleaning is excessive and cumbersome. I also try to avoid chemicals when possible. I don’t like the thought of using cleaning supplies that could harm my cats or myself. And why would I use these things when […]

RECIPE: Amber Noel’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam

RECIPE: Amber Noel’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam

Jam is more versatile than you may think. Yes, it’s great for toast, but it’s also a delicious marinade, pie filling, ice cream topping, or even as a cocktail base. But that’s not the only way it’s versatile. The flavors you can create cross a wide spectrum as well: Spicy Plum, White Tea Nectarine, Blackberry […]

Edward Snowden: Why You Should Know His Name

Edward Snowden: Why You Should Know His Name

by Amber Noël Sunday, June 9th the Guardian posted yet another article on the ongoing exposure of the overwhelming National Security Administration’s (NSA) PRISM program. This time it was not just a piece about the NSA, but about the whistleblower behind the leak, Edward Snowden. Snowden is a 29-year-old infrastructure analyst who, until recently, worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, […]