karenstankiewicz

Karen Stankiewicz

Karen is a writer/translator for Utopia. She's a globetrotting Canadian who enjoys curling up with a good book, spending time outdoors, and experimenting in the kitchen.


best state to live off grid

10 Best States to Live Off-Grid, Ranked

Wondering which is the best state to live off-grid? Let's take a closer look at which parts of the country are most suited to this increasingly popular lifestyle. Read more


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7 Healthy Lunch Box Menus for Teens

Dealing with teens can be tricky, but packing their lunch doesn't have to be. We've put together a list of lunch box menus for teens to help you get organized. Read more


environmental degradation

What Is Environmental Degradation?

Environmental degradation takes many forms and is one of the largest crises we face as a planet. If things don't change soon, the outlook is bleak. Read more


foods high in beta carotene

15 Surprising Foods That Are High in Beta Carotene

Carrots are a common source of beta carotene, but if you aren’t a fan, there are other ways you can add this essential compound in your diet. We’ll take a look at other foods high in beta carotene. Read more


Candles are a great add-on for many occasions.

How To Make Scented Candles at Home

Try making scented candles from leftover wax instead of throwing it out. We’ll look at how to make a DIY scented candle, and how to customize the scents. Read more