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NOVICA: Gift shopping that gives back

Novica is a shopping site created in association with National Geographic that is dedicated to offering hard to find goods by artists and artisans from around the globe. Not only can you find jewelry, home decor, artwork and accessories from places like Bali, Brazil, Thailand and West Africa, but Novica also includes a blurb about the artist who created each item, giving you a better insight on the life of the person you are supporting with your purchases. For you savvy shoppers, the website...

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to volunteer with One Brick Chicago and in the words of my 5-year-old nephew, it was “totally awesome”.  Don’t get me wrong, it was hard work. The job options were weeding, tire relocation (for lining a small garden) and painting. I generally take on the job of painting, therefore I do it pretty often, therefore I am pretty good at it. The task in this instance was to paint the front of...