Laura K. Cowan is a novelist and editor from Ann Arbor, Michigan, whose first novel The Little Seer spent its launch week on top of the Amazon free bestseller lists for Christian Suspense and Occult/Supernatural. Laura has worked for years as an accomplished writer and editor in genres such as green tech, green parenting, and automotive media, and has been called one of the best copy editors in the business by multiple colleagues, including late mentor David E. Davis, Jr., whom TIME Magazine called “the Dean of Automotive Journalism.” She is the founder of popular green parenting blog 29 Diapers, author of Ecofrugal Baby: How To Save 70% Off Baby’s First Year, and Road Test Editor for Inhabitat. Laura’s work has appeared in Automobile Quarterly as well as on numerous parenting sites including BabyCenter, EcoMom, and Inhabitots. She lives in Michigan with her husband and her 3-year-old daughter. You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn, or connect with her at laurakcowan[at]gmail.com or on her website LauraKCowan.com.
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We were happy to discover that not only does the Civic Hybrid get good mileage at high and low speeds, but that it's possible to beat the EPA estimated 44 miles per gallon fuel mileage rating
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Media artist Nicholas Hanna was living in Beijing when he saw people painting Chinese characters on the sidewalks in parks. This form of art, called water calligraphy, gave Hanna the idea to
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