Weekend Reading: 7 Things on Our Weekend To-Do List

Posted on May 27, 2016

Fruits of Their Labors. This inspiring story of resilient Mexican women widowed as a result of cartel violence.  She sends a gentle reminder of how we can support survivors by using our purchasing power to buy survivor-made.

 

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Memorial Day BBQ. Not sure what to wear or what to bring to your neighbor’s Memorial Day Cookout? This week on the STORIES blog we shared easy-prep side dishes and BBQ-ready accessory ideas. Check out the story here.

 

red_table_topRed 9 Piece Table Setting, TO THE MARKET, $99.99

 

Port-au-Prince to West Point: Maryland Guard’s First Graduate. 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache defies expectations and hardship, leaving his working class neighborhood in Port-au-Prince and graduating with the highest rating in Physics from West Point. Read the story here.

 

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$1 Cup Could Prevent Millions of Babies from Starving. The new NIFTY cup helps babies born with cleft palate to receive proper nutrition, preventing starvation and even death.

 

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Teacher Gifts. The school year is wrapping up and it’s time to give thanks to educators everywhere. Check out our Teacher Gifts curated shop and get something extra special for your or your child’s teacher. Shop the store here.

 _dsc0026_1The Violet Journal, Flora Stationary, $12.99

 

Body Diversity in the Fashion Industry. Refinery29 sat down with documentary film’s creator, Jenny McQuaile, to discuss her forthcoming film about the lack of body diversity in the fashion industry. Read the interview here.

 

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Africa’s “Agropreneurs.” Rwanda’s former Minister of Agriculture, Agnes Kalibata, shares her vision for the African continent’s small shareholder farmers and how they can be the key agents of growth. Read more about Kalibata’s vision here.

 

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