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  1. Blue Ocean Mariculture

    Blue Ocean Mariculture, the only offshore fish farm in the United States, is the sole producer of Hawaiian Kanpachi, a sashimi-grade white fish, which is raised sustainably in the waters off Hawaii.

    Animals
  2. Gratitude When It’s Not Expected

    Alzheimer’s is a painful, drawn-out disease, especially for a child caring for a parent in decline. But in a fraught mother-daughter relationship, the disease’s emotional shifts also create moments of unexpected beauty where once there was only tension.

    Family
  3. Years ago I trained to be a doula for the dying, a companion for those in the last stages of life, visiting an hour or so a week or a day. That did not prepare me for living with someone who tells me regularly she only has two weeks to live.  

    Family
  4. The New Food Economy

    We all have to eat. At The New Food Economy, a nonprofit newsroom, in-depth reporting helps us understand what we eat, why we’re eating it, and the forces that influence those choices, for better and worse.

    Animals
  5. The Wellness Almanac

    The Wellness Almanac is a community almanac from Pemberton, Lil’wat, Area C and N’Quatqua in Canada. The site is a project of the Winds of Change Steering Committee to help promote healthy relationships and respect between the First Nations and farming communities that reside in these areas.

    Health
  6. Project Semicolon

    Project Semicolon is a nonprofit and online resource dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Browse stories and information on mental illness, loss and grief, and topics especially for teens, like bullying.

    Education
  7. Dr. Jen Gunter

    Dr. Jen Gunter is an OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician, often been called “Twitter’s resident gynecologist.” She is a fierce and vocal advocate for women’s health and writes incisive posts on sex, science, and more.

    Authors
  8. Meriah Nichols

    “I ‘pass’ as non-disabled, but I’m disabled.” The goal of Meriah Nichols is to “unpack, empower, and share disability through stories, photos, opinions, resources, and reviews” on her website.

    Diversity
  9. The Wanderlust Journal

    The content hub of the Wanderlust Festival website publishes year-round inspiration: posts that help you “ground into practice, reach new heights alongside experts, and stretch the definition of wellness.”

    Exploration
  10. Jessamyn Stanley

    Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and speaker based in Durham, North Carolina. Her classes — for all bodies, abilities, and levels — provide a body positive approach to the practice.

    Health
  11. My wife donated one of her kidneys to a stranger this morning.

    “This man — sick for so long — would be receiving a kidney that should change his life. A kidney from my wife. We know almost nothing about him.” On his blog, Jeff Pearlman recounts the day Catherine, his wife, donated one of her kidneys to a stranger.

    Health
    Photo courtesy of Jeff Pearlman
  12. The Girl on the Train

    Erynn Brook compiles a thread of tweets, about her encounter with an 18-year-old stranger having a seizure on the subway, into a post on her blog.

    Commentary
  13. Knowing When to Rest

    “I walked out of my Crossfit box the other day sobbing.” At Barbell Asana, Crossfitter and yoga teacher Erica Varlese writes about taking a break from Crossfit so her body can retrain and heal.

    Health
  14. 10 Ways My Life has Changed Since I was Diagnosed with a Primary Immune Deficiency

    “People don’t invite me places anymore.” “My hands are always chapped and ugly.” “I’m infantilized.” At The Gloria Sirens, Delaney Rose writes about living with CVID.

    Health
  15. “I had a health scare last week that slapped me, once again, into awareness that I’m alone.”

    Health