Staff Picks

  • Savannah McKinley
    Published about a month ago
    6 Habits of Environmentally Conscious People That You're Probably Already Doing

    6 Habits of Environmentally Conscious People That You're Probably Already Doing

    I don’t know about you, but when I hear ‘go green’ or ‘eco-friendly’ I think of a globally-sized issue and feel somewhat helpless in the fight to make a change. I think, “I’m only one person, will what I do really make a difference?” and what I’m quickly finding is yes, it actually will! Doing my part can in fact make a difference. So what does eco-friendly really mean? Simply put, eco friendly literally means friendly to the earth or simply not harmful to the environment. This refers to products and practices that help in conserving resources like water and energy as well as preventing air, water and land pollution. Ready to get in there and do your part? Here are 6 habits of environmentally conscious people that you’re probably already doing!
  • Chris C. Wise
    Published about a month ago
    How to Keep Your Home Clean Without Harsh Chemicals

    How to Keep Your Home Clean Without Harsh Chemicals

    Hey, y’all! So I don’t know about you but ever since the beginning of quarantine, does it seem like we’re cleaning more than ever all of the sudden? Like it feels like we’re constantly cleaning a lot more than before the worldwide lockdown? Well, that has been the case for me. It seems like every day I am cleaning our home -- especially since I have two young kiddos. Our house is a lot messier than before and to be honest, it drives me insane!! So to avoid unnecessary clutter and dirt building up in our home, I make it a mission of mine to clean up my home daily as well as using products that are effective AND safe.
  • Bianca Valle
    Published about a month ago
    The Environmental Impact of Your Household Products

    The Environmental Impact of Your Household Products

    Quarantine has been a challenging time for all of us. It's been an unprecedented time where we had no choice but to spend a lot more time at home, something that many of us are still trying to adjust to and navigate. While it might’ve seemed a bit scary at first, I ended up taking this as an opportunity to reflect and work on my personal growth, take care of myself, and learn more about the things I truly care about. By spending a lot more time at home, I started to notice a lot of things that might’ve slipped my mind in different times. I became very aware that now more than ever, it is vital that humans take care of themselves and the planet through whatever means possible.
  • Gigi Robinson
    Published 2 months ago
    Be aware of your surroundings…

    Be aware of your surroundings…

    Be aware of your surroundings… I have grown up in New York City which has made me hyper aware of my surroundings. It is so important to always have a safety plan wherever you are going out. Whether it is a walk around the neighborhood, a night out, or even going to get groceries, you can NEVER be too prepared. Being safe means that you are being smart, making sure that if there is a time where you need to protect yourself that you know how.
  • Alice Toneatto
    Published 2 months ago
    5 Culinary Herbs You Can Easily Grow on Your Balcony

    5 Culinary Herbs You Can Easily Grow on Your Balcony

    Culinary herbs are essential to creating tasty homemade food. I add fresh basil leaves to my tomato sauce every time I can. Rosemary goes with roasted meat, parsley on the potato salad, origanum on the pizza, and mint…that goes in my mojito!
  • Alana Hosn
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Cut Through The Noise and Actually Choose the Right Mattress For You

    How to Cut Through The Noise and Actually Choose the Right Mattress For You

    Nowadays, it seems like we’re buying everything and anything online. From groceries to home decor to makeup, I’m definitely no stranger to online shopping. I pretty much get a package everyday because nothing makes me happier than skipping an uncertain parking situation, searching for the exact item I’m looking for and then, of course, waiting in line. And sure, it’s easy to click and add to cart a new lipstick, but what about those BIG purchases? Say, a new mattress? After all, we spend a third of our lives on our mattress, making it pretty much one of the most important purchases we can make.
  • Maggie Blaha
    Published 2 months ago
    Modern Austen's Guide to Throwing a Zoom Ball

    Modern Austen's Guide to Throwing a Zoom Ball

    In these days of social distancing and lockdown, people have been using Zoom to stay connected with friends and loved ones. From work meetings to game nights to birthday parties and weddings, Zoom has helped make life feel a little normal during this plague.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published 3 months ago
    Using the Power of Tik Tok to Reunite a Child with a Toy

    Using the Power of Tik Tok to Reunite a Child with a Toy

    It was a normal Friday as I sat in my talk radio studio in Kewanee, Illinois. I was working on a news broadcast when I looked out my window and saw Floppy. My radio station, WKEI Am 1450 in Kewanee, Illinois, sits on the Corner of one of the busiest intersections in our town. Across the street, I saw a stuffed rabbit lying on the ground and my heart broke for a moment before I leapt up, ran to the door, dodged into traffic and grabbed the stuffed bunny several feet before a Fed Ex truck was going to unknowingly run over it.
  • Ghezal Amiri
    Published 3 months ago
    What will be included in my Dream Home to make it scream "Me"

    What will be included in my Dream Home to make it scream "Me"

    Interior designing extraordinaires Bobby Berk, Joanna Gaines and Nate Berkus call me up one fine morning and offer me the chance to build my dream home from the ground up with no budget required.