Articles by: Starre Vartan

HomeSoul

This Summer, Host a Backyard Movie Marathon: Here’s How

This Summer, Host a Backyard Movie Marathon: Here’s How

Warm evenings are the perfect time to host a movie night outside. Here’s how to pull it off.

by × August 8, 2016 × 1 comment

Fair Fashion

Handmade Pink Oxfords and Recycled Rainbow Bags from Guatemalan Artisans

Handmade Pink Oxfords and Recycled Rainbow Bags from Guatemalan Artisans

We always made ask ourselves, “How can we give back a little bit?”

by × August 3, 2016 × 0 comments

HomeSoul

3 Delicious Ways to Use Overripe Summer Fruit

3 Delicious Ways to Use Overripe Summer Fruit

I’ve come up with three surefire ways to deal with my fruit glut.

by × August 2, 2016 × 1 comment

Fair Fashion

El Voyage Brings the Beauty of Mayan Art to the World

El Voyage Brings the Beauty of Mayan Art to the World

The project employs more than 100 community members that are living custodians of beautiful and ancient artisan skills.

by × August 1, 2016 × 0 comments

Ecology

Happy Tequila Day! Did You Know Plastics Can Be Made from Tequila By-Products?

Happy Tequila Day! Did You Know Plastics Can Be Made from Tequila By-Products?

Ford Motor Company has teamed up with Jose Cuervo to figure out how to use the waste agave fiber to make bioplastics for vehicles.

by × July 22, 2016 × 0 comments

Health Is Beauty

Which Companies Are Totally Failing At Dealing with Microbead Pollution?

Which Companies Are Totally Failing At Dealing with Microbead Pollution?

“The industry as a whole is failing to regulate the use of microplastics everyday products.”

by × July 20, 2016 × 1 comment

Creative Arts

Summer Reads:  Fascinating “Beer Money” Memoir Details Stroh Beer Family’s Demise

Summer Reads: Fascinating “Beer Money” Memoir Details Stroh Beer Family’s Demise

An emotional narrative details a wealthy daughter’s place in a troubled family, and how she triumphed.

by × July 18, 2016 × 0 comments

HomeSoul

Smokefree Aromatherapy for a Lovely Smelling Home—Naturally

Smokefree Aromatherapy for a Lovely Smelling Home—Naturally

I found a safe, clean, nontoxic way to scent my home with gorgeous floral loveliness!

by × July 15, 2016 × 0 comments

Ecology

What’s Summer Like in Far-North Norway?

What’s Summer Like in Far-North Norway?

Most days, the seas are heaving, and sometimes the land heaves with it – there had been four earthquakes the day before our arrival.

by × July 1, 2016 × 0 comments

Escapes

An Ethical Traveler’s Oasis in Austin: The Park Lane Guesthouse

An Ethical Traveler’s Oasis in Austin: The Park Lane Guesthouse

Bikes, chickens, a giant Oak tree, and a hostess-with-the-mostess; Park Lane is perfect for the eco adventurer.

by × June 24, 2016 × 2 comments