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Boulderganic Magazine

The good in letting food go ‘bad’

We’re taught from a young age that bacteria are bad — our soap is anti-bacterial, and we carry antibacterial hand sanitizer on key chains...

Anxious? Angry? Meditate.

Some brains can bounce back from adverse stimuli more quickly than others, often times it just depends on the luck of the draw — what kind of neurons you’re born with. Some people are predisposed to be angrier, more anxious or more stressed, and some happier or ...

Please, not another euphemism

We find a million ways to avoid saying it — it’s “that time of the month,” or “Aunt Flo came for a visit.” For those not feeling so delicate about it, they’re “on the rag” or “surfing the crimson tide...

Tussock moth invasion

If the tops of your Douglas-fir trees are looking a little bare and brown, there’s a possibility the Douglas-fir tussock moth has moved into your neighborhood...

The endless possibilities of autumn

It can be hard to watch summer fade — those long days of sunshine seem to signal endless possibilities, awakening the child in each of us. But when we let go of summer, we realize there’s something equally exciting in the chilly autumn air. As the leaves burst in ...

Farm to frozen: Eating local throughout the winter

Californians just might have something to lord over dwellers of the Rocky Mountains: year-round farmers’ markets. Fresh produce, abundantly displayed in colorful rows, lines the stalls from January to December. It’s far easier to “eat local” when the local ...

Good to the last drop

Coffee; there are hymns sung about it, altars erected to it and shops dedicated to it on every corner of the globe. Coffee madness has engulfed the United States. With a calculation of more than 400 million cups consumed on a daily basis, Americans hold the title...

Fish food

What do you get when you unite a system that grows plants in water with a fish tank? You get a sustainable way to produce food...

Processed food nation

The typical American diet is filled with heavily processed foods, filled with high-fructose corn syrup, salt and preservatives. What is this costing us in terms of our health and the environment’s health...

Full backpacks, full stomachs

As the temperature drops and the leaves change color, kids around the nation get back into the swing of school. For some students it means little more than early mornings and evenings lost to homework, but for others, it means knowing they won’t go home hungry — at ...

The dirt on reusing soil

As summer turns into fall so will fall turn into winter — we pull the sweaters and coats toward the front of the closet and stow away the bathing suits, shorts and tank tops...

Soot on snow

A blur of fire-blackened trees line the trail through the snow-covered Table Mountain burn zone in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. With every uphill turn of the snowmobiles, the wind whips harder, temperatures slipping. Fat snowflakes swirl from gray skies. ...
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