Cardinal Points is a weekly feature in which I highlight a few interesting articles from around the web. Here's what's noteworthy this week:
If you're a fan of Sex and the City, I've got the article for you. SATC writer Liz Tuccillo sat down with Elle Magazine to discuss her upcoming new rom-com Take Care. But for fans of Carrie Bradshaw & Co. the best parts of the article take us behind the scenes of Sex and the City and sheds some light on how and why the show's writers made certain decisions. Tuccillo even addresses the possibility of an alternate ending to the series.
Read the full interview here.
I spent a good portion of November on the hunt for waterproof winter boots that will keep me warm at -30ºC and that won't kill an entire outfit. It's almost impossible to find cute boots that actually keep you warm when you're waiting for the streetcar in a snowstorm. Luckily, Harper's Bazaar has done the research and has found eleven pairs that will keep you stylish and cozy at the same time. And there's something on this list for everyone, no matter what your personal style. Check out the shoes here.
Blogger and environmentalist Lauren Singer lives a no-waste lifestyle and is working to eliminate trash by cutting certain products out of her life. She has said goodbye to plastic packaging, disposable items, and anything with chemicals. On her blog Trash is for Tossers she encourages others to do the same and offers plenty of tips to help you along the way. I don't know if I'll be able to eliminate trash from my life completely, but there are definitely a bunch of changes I could make very easily that would reduce our household waste considerably. A great place to start is with Lauren's list of Zero Waste Alternatives. Here you can find all sorts of simple and inexpensive alternatives to common household items that are much healthier for both people and the planet.