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March 22, 2010 / Wendy Joan

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GOOD Instructions: How to Spring Clean With Nontoxic Home-made Products

Tackling spring-cleaning this month? Us too. But there’s no sense in doing it if you’re going to create a big mess for the planet (and your body) in the process.

GOOD is so great! I spent most of Saturday cleaning, and after that much-needed deep clean, my watering eyes convinced me never to use harsh chemicals again. Check out this article for an at-a-glance list of household cleaners easily concocted with common ingredients like baking soda and white distilled vinegar.


Yay for healthcare!
I’ll admit, it’s hard to keep up with the healthcare bill. But CNN gives you all the ammo you need to convince conservative naysayers that no, in fact, the U.S. government is not handing out free abortions at the drop of a hat.

So far, no mayors have risked life or limb in their stunts. “They look pretty fierce but they are somewhat docile,” Sarasota Mayor Richard Clapp said of the bonnethead sharks, which eat crustaceans and small fish, not politicians.

Sleepy Sarasota is serious about Google Fiber, and everyone’s favorite daily newspaper is taking note. If you’re in town this week, show up and show your support.


The Daily Puppy: Dory the Great Dane

Last Saturday afternoon, I met a great Great Dane named Clyde on the streets of Sarasota.

The Daily Puppy is the perfect remedy for three o’clock on a weekday afternoon, and never ceases to make me audibly squeal, even if I’m the only person if the office.


NPR: Taking Surprising Risks For the Ideal Body

At a feed store in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, young farmer Kadesha Abrahms who works at the store says, “Most of the young girls now coming up — they don’t want fat no more, they want slim and trim,” Abrahms says. “The overseas culture is coming in. Everybody’s adapting to it, trying be slim. Seeing girls on TV, on runway shows, on MTV, the girls all slim. They don’t want big body like me anymore.”

If you watch trash television, you know that Jessica Simpson has this new show on VH1 where she searches the world high and low to discover how different cultures view beauty. I watched about five minutes of said show the other night–Simpson and team were in Thailand, snickering while meditating with a Buddhist monk. Need I say more?

Today, NPR kicked off a new series with The Kitchen Sisters as they explore “girls and the women they become.” Both shows have fantastic concepts at the core, and the Kitchen Sisters truly deliver beautiful reporting on the subject.

All photos courtesy of their respective publications.



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  1. Wendy Getchell / Mar 23 2010 8:15 pm

    Thanks for the Google Island shout out! This week is really important to the economic future of Sarasota County, we really need the support of the community. And – this will be a kick ass concert!

  2. Wendy Getchell / Mar 23 2010 8:17 pm

    can I just say – that is one adorable puppy!


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