A stove that saves lives and slows global warming

The Tank cookstove is used by villagers in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Elsen Karstad, Burn Design Lab

It is no exaggeration to say that stoves save lives.

2.5 billion people around the world use open fires fueled by coal, wood, and charcoal to cook their meals. Each year, 1.6 million women and children die from upper respiratory disease related to indoor cooking smoke. That is over 4,000 people per day, and over half of them (approximately 2,500) are women in poor rural communities.

To learn more about an organization that’s making a difference – for women and children in Africa – and is doing its part to help slow global warming one fuel-efficient cookstove at a time, go to http://bit.ly/LA81Gd.

Fun and Guilty Pleasures for Mother’s Day

Any Mom would love colorful Joolz Hayworth bracelets!

Amazingly, Mother’s Day is almost here. I’ve come up with some gift suggestions that will definitely say “I celebrate you” this year.

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