Kristine Lofgren

 

Kristine is a writer and designer from Salt Lake City, Utah. Passionate about green design and pretty words in equal parts, she spends her days blogging, writing, designing and working towards her Masters in English at the University of Utah. Kristine discovered her passion for the environment while growing up on the trails of the Rocky Mountains and has had her feet (and hands) in the dirt ever since.

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New study suggests that feeding peanut products to infants may reduce peanut allergies

New study suggests that feeding peanut products to infants may reduce peanut allergies

You may have heard the often-repeated advice that infants with food allergies shouldn’t be given peanuts or peanut products because it may increase their risk of developing potentially

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Is the Paleo diet really Paleo?

Is the Paleo diet really Paleo?

The Paleo diet is all the rage as a way to “get back” to the way our Paleolithic ancestors ate. The only problem with the diet - besides being environmentally unsustainable - is that it is

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INFOGRAPHIC: Discover the cleanest cities in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: Discover the cleanest cities in the world

There's a movement afoot to find ways to create super clean cities. Birmingham, England is slashing emissions like a CO2 ninja, while Oslo boasts the honor of having not a single landfill.

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VIDEO: Dream of living in your own tiny home? You need to watch this

VIDEO: Dream of living in your own tiny home? You need to watch this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6pj3jVgeh8 Good things come in teeny tiny packages, or so we are told. But as much as we love to extoll the virtues of those adorable micro homes, sometimes

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Kengo Kuma created an organic facade out of cedar strips for the University of Tokyo

Kengo Kuma created an organic facade out of cedar strips for the University of Tokyo

Most university campus buildings are hard on the outside, using brick, concrete, metal and stone to create their familiar facades. The people at Kengo Kuma wanted to break away from that to make

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This simple gadget could extend the life of your produce up to 3 times as long

This simple gadget could extend the life of your produce up to 3 times as long

We've all done it - you purchase a bunch of luscious fresh fruits and veggies, only to lose track of the time and find them languishing in the back of the crisper, covered in a layer of fuzz.

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Villa Zuid is a revitalized 1950s villa tucked amidst Amsterdam’s high rises

Villa Zuid is a revitalized 1950s villa tucked amidst Amsterdam’s high rises

Tucked amongst the high-rises of Amsterdam, Marc Prosman Architects revitalized a 1950s villa, creating a completely updated residence without losing the home’s modernist roots. Known as

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Recipe: Vegan sesame spinach noodles for Chinese New Year

Recipe: Vegan sesame spinach noodles for Chinese New Year

Get into the Chinese New Year's spirit with this recipe for vegan sesame spinach noodles. Unlike the greasy Americanized Chinese food that most people are familiar with, this dish is light and

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Pink has a special message for people who wear fur

Pink has a special message for people who wear fur

Pink recently did a photo shoot for PETA admonishing New York Fashion Week attendees to forgo the fur. Posing in nothing but her tattoos, the singer urged people to "wear your own skin," and,

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TripLit is the first portable, endlessly versatile OLED light

TripLit is the first portable, endlessly versatile OLED light

Alkilu's TripLit is the first portable OLED device. Hang it from a tree, prop it up on a desk or even use it to light the area to change a tire. TripLit has three positions in addition to a

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Lumi is the first smart light that can adjust itself for your optimal health and comfort

Lumi is the first smart light that can adjust itself for your optimal health and comfort

  If you thought all there was to lighting was just the ability to turn it on and off, you are in for a surprise. Lighting is incredibly important for our health and well-being, and our

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LEAFXPRO is the world’s first umbrella for your bike

LEAFXPRO is the world’s first umbrella for your bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8y9e6lhKbU Not being able to use your bike because of bad weather shouldn't force you to fall back on transportation that's harmful for our environment.

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Colbost house is a sleek black residence on the Isle of Skye

Colbost house is a sleek black residence on the Isle of Skye

Tucked on a plot of elevated farmland on the Isle of Skye, the Colbost residence is an unfussy collection of geometric black buildings. Inspired by a nearby old, black shed, the four

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to choose the best HVAC for your home and the planet

INFOGRAPHIC: How to choose the best HVAC for your home and the planet

Heating your home can be one of the biggest expenses a homeowner has, accounting for anywhere from 35 to 50% of annual energy costs in colder areas. But modern HVAC systems can help alleviate

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US approves farming of genetically modified apples to reduce food waste

US approves farming of genetically modified apples to reduce food waste

The next wave of GMO food is about to hit store shelves in America. The US government has approved the planting of genetically modified apples which could hit store shelves within the the next

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Will Smith says son “has refused to be a slave to money”

Will Smith says son “has refused to be a slave to money”

According to Will Smith, his son refuses to be a slave to money and it is part of a larger trend in values that he sees developing. “It’s such a strange thing. Jaden, my 16-year-old, he has

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Australia’s oldest man is helping penguins by knitting them sweaters

Australia’s oldest man is helping penguins by knitting them sweaters

When oil spills around Australia injured hundreds of penguins, the oldest man in the country stepped up to the plate to help out. 109-year old Alfred Date has long been an active knitter and he

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OwnFone is an effortlessly simple printed phone that you can completely customize

OwnFone is an effortlessly simple printed phone that you can completely customize

OwnFone is using Kickstarter to take the world's simplest mobile phone across the globe. Based in London, OwnFone is the world's first custom printed mobile phone that connects you instantly to

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Spiraling wedding chapel in Japan looks like gently twining ribbons

Spiraling wedding chapel in Japan looks like gently twining ribbons

The spiraling Ribbon Chapel by Tokyo-based Hiroshi Nakamura is a gracefully flowing structure tucked away in a luxury resort on the Hiroshima shoreline. The building is wrapped in two

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VIDEO: Watch giant squid flash different colors to communicate

VIDEO: Watch giant squid flash different colors to communicate

Giant Humboldt squid have a unique way of communicating. Rather than relying on sounds or gestures, they speak to each other using flashes of color - a squid may burst from red to white and back

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Infographic: What the net-zero homes of the future will look like

Infographic: What the net-zero homes of the future will look like

While previously the purview of a very niche/expensive housing market, net-zero homes are quickly becoming both an economically sound and sustainable proposal. The average price of an installed

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New documentary takes a look at the scientific art collective Coral Morphologic’s living artworks

New documentary takes a look at the scientific art collective Coral Morphologic’s living artworks

A new documentary called Coral City takes an exclusive look at the scientific art collective Coral Morphologic's living artworks: colorful reefs created using coral polyps native to Miami. Coral

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Mokki is half planter, half lamp that can be endlessly adjusted to suit your style

Mokki is half planter, half lamp that can be endlessly adjusted to suit your style

Mokki is a half lamp, half plant pot that brightens your environment while adding a little whimsy to any space. The design mimics the shape of a house surrounded by a mini landscape that you can

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Study finds that common chemicals may bring on early menopause in women

Study finds that common chemicals may bring on early menopause in women

Endocrine-disprupting chemicals may not only be bad for you in the short term, but in the long term as well. A new study found that these types of chemicals, found in everything from nail polish

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Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation releases six new affordable home designs for its Kansas City Manheim Park project

Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation releases six new affordable home designs for its Kansas City Manheim Park project

The Make it Right foundation is expanding its affordable housing in Kansas City, Missouri with the addition of six single-family home designs. In 2013, Make it Right started the Manheim Park

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RECIPE: Decadent vegan, gluten-free chocolate lava cake

RECIPE: Decadent vegan, gluten-free chocolate lava cake

Still searching for the perfect Valentine's desert recipe? Our vegan, gluten free chocolate lava cake is a decadent indulgence that is sure to please. Beet puree adds color (and nutrients) while

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Iceland is building the first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 years

Iceland is building the first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 years

For the first time since the age of the Vikings, Icelanders will be able to publicly worship at the altar of Thor (or any other Norse god they choose). This month, construction begins on a

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KaliPAK is a portable solar generator that goes wherever you do

KaliPAK is a portable solar generator that goes wherever you do

Whether a natural disaster wipes out the power in your city or you just need a weekend to get away from it all, it's nice to have your own source of power. But generators can be bulky, not to

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‘Missing’ oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean

‘Missing’ oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burst in 2010, about 200 million gallons of crude oil was released into the fragile ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. While much of that oil washed up on

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The true story behind Groundhog Day

The true story behind Groundhog Day

This year, as Punxsutawney Phil is hoisted into the air to divine our weather future, you may find yourself wondering, how the heck did this become a thing, anyway? The modern Groundhog Day

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