Issue #35
March 14, 2012

Human rights for non-humans

Does a smart animal have more rights than a simple one? For decades now, scientists and activists have argued that cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) possess a more complex intelligence than most creatures. They display distinct personalities and self-awareness; a sense of community and culture; traditions that differ from pod to pod, and advanced cognitive functions, like abstract reasoning. Many people argue that, based on these capabilities, cetaceans should be recognized as ‘non-h ... Read More

Seller of the Week: AYLA

Running your business ethically means a lot, but it’s not everything. To succeed, you must also be true to who you are. Ayla Khosroshahi has done that. Equal parts activist, environmentalist, and artist, she can be all three through AYLA: her sustainable apparel and accessories company for men and women. ... Read More

Smells like a winner

I’ve been eyeing Modrobes’s Eucalyptex technical shirts again. For a while now, I’ve been on a quest to find quality workout gear made from non chemical-based fabrics, and Eucalyptex seemed to b ... Read More

5 Steps to vegetarianism while dating

My sister just emailed me, looking for some big-brotherly advice about going vegetarian. She’d love to do it, but one thing’s stopping her: her boyfriend loves meat. She’s free to make her own ... Read More
Issue #35
March 14, 2012