For CNNTravel: Why Vacations Matter for Your Health

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Travel is good for your health—mental and physical. I wrote about the research behind that simple, irrefutable fact.

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For Earther: Ancient Shipwrecks Are a Treasure Trove of Climate Data

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My first article published in 2018, and one of my favorites to report on in 2017!

“Thousands of sailors perished in stormy seas throughout the Caribbean in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Surely they would never have guessed that their terrifying ends would help scientists in the future. But creative researchers have found a link between historic Spanish shipwrecks, hurricanes, and the climate.

 Their initial research, published last year, takes on added urgency after a devastating hurricane season has sparked conversations about the linkages between powerful storms and climate change.”
Read the rest of this story over at Earther, Gizmodo’s newish site for environment coverage.

I’m the New Media Editor at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute!

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I’m happy to announce my new position at New Media Editor at The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute! (That’s a pic of me, on the right, with Marisa, the organization’s Community of Practice manager, on the left.)

I’ve been working with the organization for a couple of months to determine if it’s a good fit. I’ll be managing social media, writing, and editing for the innovative non-profit organization.

A bit about C2CPII:

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization created to bring about a large scale transformation in the way we make things.

Our mission is to guide product manufacturers and designers in making safe and healthy products for our world.

The Institute, using the Cradle to Cradle® framework, works with leaders from academia, the NGO environmental community, government and industry to establish a rating system for assessing and constant improvement of products based upon five categories:

1. Safe and appropriately sourced materials;
2. Material reutilization;
3. Renewable energy;
4. Clean water stewardship
5. Social fairness