Latest Simple living Stories

2006-10-23 12:01:08

The new mother of an Amish baby has named her daughter after one of the five young girls slain in a Pennsylvania schoolhouse by a gunman this month. Identified only as Lydia, the 22-year-old woman was in the schoolhouse on Oct. 2 when heavily armed Charles Roberts entered.

2006-05-31 07:12:33

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Ross and Ash are about to tuck into a meal of chicken, king prawn and rice, followed by pineapple, strawberries and grapes for dessert. All of which came out of a garbage can. "Everything I eat comes from dumpsters," Ash says.

2005-01-03 09:19:38

When Laura Beck and Greg Pitts realized their marriage was falling apart, one thing was clear: They would work together to maintain a loving, supportive environment for their young son, Ethan. In June 2002, the couple had moved from Austin, Texas, to EcoVillage at Ithaca, an "intentional community" in central New York where environmentally friendly neighbors share space, meals, chores and generally look out for each other.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]