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I'm an editor (@sierra_magazine), a writer (@latimes, @pacificstand, @smartertravel, etc), an Army wife, and a little girl's mother. Alum: @stanfordjourn

Avital Andrews writes for a range of magazines and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times (where she was previously an editor), about travel, the environment, and most anything humans do. She is a regular guest on radio shows and is the lifestyle editor of Sierra, where she spearheads the magazine's annual "Coolest Schools" issue, which ranks and reports on America's greenest colleges. An avid roamer, Avital is the ...

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Give 'Em Shelter: 4 Backyard Homes for Birds and Bees

sierraclub.org — Add a pop of color, and give small birds like chickadees and wrens a place to incubate their babies, by hanging J SCHATZ's ceramic Egg Bird House. This shiny piece is handmade in Rhode Island and is glazed in energy-efficient kilns. Holes provide drainage and ventilation, and the small entry keeps squirrels (and the elements) out.

10 Cruise Lines Going to Inspiring Lengths to Protect the Planet

smartertravel.com — Still, until the leisure-boat industry as a whole does a more thorough job of cleaning up its act, travelers who are concerned about preserving the planet-and protecting the oceans-might consider supporting these 10 cruise companies (listed here in alphabetical order) that are making huge efforts to offset the damage.

Five Great Biodynamic Wines

sierraclub.org — Chances are, even the most committed environmentalist you know can't define "biodynamic." Yes, it means organic-no chemicals or genetic modification allowed-but this esoteric farming method involves more than that.

The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Will Wagner

psmag.com — The top young thinkers in economics, education, political science, and more. By Avital Andrews "The most significant contribution I can imagine," says Will Wagner, "would be the chance to broker a peace accord in the Middle East." It sounds far-fetched, but if anyone from Wagner's generation could do it, it's likely to be him.

The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Will Wagner

psmag.com — "The most significant contribution I can imagine," says Will Wagner, "would be the chance to broker a peace accord in the Middle East." It sounds far-fetched, but if anyone from Wagner's generation could do it, it's likely to be him.

The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Kim Scott

psmag.com — Kim Scott grew up in New Jersey, where her dad worked on Princeton University's Tokamak fusion test reactor. Her family embraced a culture of experimenting rather than theorizing: If you have a question, how can you get the universe to tell you the answer? It was an effective way to raise a future scientist.

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The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Nishin Nathwani

psmag.com — In retrospect, Nishin Nathwani was a kid almost destined to work for the United Nations. All of his grandparents are from Gujarat, India. Both of his parents, though, were born and raised in Uganda, and stayed until 1972, when Idi Amin expelled them for their South Asian ethnicity.

How to Celebrate Holidays Aboard a Cruise

smartertravel.com — Celebrating a major holiday aboard a cruise ship might seem a little strange, until you start thinking through the benefits: no intense home preparation, no cooking deep into the night, no elaborate coordinating of schedules with relatives. In short, a holiday away takes the pressure off and lets you just enjoy the celebration while staffers do most of the work.
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May 02, 2016

RT @bethnew: .@Honda, earlier today I gave birth to my daughter in the back of a Honda Fit. It is a mess. Can I have a free car? https://t.pic.twitter.com/Iicf8NaS8Ro/Iicf8NaS8R

Apr 30, 2016

RT @Interior: Here’s a rare sight: A group of bighorn sheep posing for a pic @JoshuaTreeNPS by Koustubh Kulkarni #California 🐑 https://t.copic.twitter.com/QpDRUdu4baQpDRUdu4ba

Apr 29, 2016

The best part of being a dump truck driver must be being a celebrity to toddlers.The best part of being a dump truck driver must be being a celebrity to toddlers.

Apr 28, 2016

RT @nytimestravel: Our section devoted to seeing the green earth, and treading lightly as you do: nyti.ms/1NLBrxr pic.twitter.com/85pIguyyAxuyyAx


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