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Remembering the Good Stuff from 2020

This month, we made space for the good stuff from 2020. It’s been an unimaginable year for us all, and we think it’s important to reflect on the positive to keep spirits high and our lives moving forward. We all deserve to give ourselves credit for enduring this year, and the first step is to remind ourselves of what we are grateful for! </p><p>We asked our Urban Market Bags fans, family members, and friends how 2020 shaped their lives for the better and have compiled the stories here for some light, uplifting reading!

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Eight Fall Superfoods That Can Boost Your Immunity During COVID-19, Cold and Flu Season

When the weather begins to turn colder, we all know it’s not only the start of fall, but the onset of cold and flu season. And this year, we’re also competing with Covid-19. With these weather changes also comes a change in seasonal produce and foods. We’ve created a round-up of super foods (and fun recipes!) you can lean on these next few months to boost your immunity and set your body up for optimal health and safety.

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Five Reasons to Prioritize Eating Seasonally

Have you ever tasted a farm-fresh heirloom tomato in the late summer and wondered if you’ve eaten a tomato before? Eating with the seasons really makes a difference in the taste and nutritional content, plus it’s the most eco-friendly choice. Here are five reasons to shop seasonal:

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Sustainable Rest & Movement

Things look a lot different this fall and back-to-school year, and we’re all doing our best to adapt to each of the changes. Between digital schooling, unprecedented storms, social unrest and anticipating the flu season while Covid-19 is still weighing on our society, it’s safe to say we’re probably all carrying some sort of emotional burden. All things considered, it’s more important than ever to lean on the simple tools that make human beings strong and centered. For us, three of those things are intentional rest, sustainable movement and simple breathwork to reduce tension and stress, and boost moods and immunity!

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Remembering the Good Stuff from 2020

This month, we made space for the good stuff from 2020. It’s been an unimaginable year for us all, and we think it’s important to reflect on the positive to keep spirits high and our lives moving forward. We all deserve to give ourselves credit for enduring this year, and the first step is to remind ourselves of what we are grateful for! </p><p>We asked our Urban Market Bags fans, family members, and friends how 2020 shaped their lives for the better and have compiled the stories here for some light, uplifting reading!

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Eight Fall Superfoods That Can Boost Your Immunity During COVID-19, Cold and Flu Season

When the weather begins to turn colder, we all know it’s not only the start of fall, but the onset of cold and flu season. And this year, we’re also competing with Covid-19. With these weather changes also comes a change in seasonal produce and foods. We’ve created a round-up of super foods (and fun recipes!) you can lean on these next few months to boost your immunity and set your body up for optimal health and safety.

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Five Reasons to Prioritize Eating Seasonally

Have you ever tasted a farm-fresh heirloom tomato in the late summer and wondered if you’ve eaten a tomato before? Eating with the seasons really makes a difference in the taste and nutritional content, plus it’s the most eco-friendly choice. Here are five reasons to shop seasonal:

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Sustainable Rest & Movement

Things look a lot different this fall and back-to-school year, and we’re all doing our best to adapt to each of the changes. Between digital schooling, unprecedented storms, social unrest and anticipating the flu season while Covid-19 is still weighing on our society, it’s safe to say we’re probably all carrying some sort of emotional burden. All things considered, it’s more important than ever to lean on the simple tools that make human beings strong and centered. For us, three of those things are intentional rest, sustainable movement and simple breathwork to reduce tension and stress, and boost moods and immunity!

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Reconnect With Who You Are in This New World

You've probably noticed a few shifts in yourself since the onset of Coronavirus as normal routines have been completely flipped upside down. When these changes happen, you're faced with observing how you adapt and who you are at your core. When you’re spending more time at home, you’re left with your 60,000 daily thoughts, which repeat themselves 90% of the time. Introspection can be scary for people because we’re so used to being plugged in and filling every minute of our time with distractions. Hence, alcohol sales are up 55% year-over-year right now and people are antsy to be done with Covid-19. Avoiding change and your thoughts can lead to anxiety and other harmful emotions. The more sustainable route is to embrace change with acceptance and awareness. Here’s how to make introspection your friend and focus on who you want to be in this new world.

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Six Ways to Reconnect to Nature During a Pandemic

Living in the world with a pandemic has become our new normal. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to take us away from the thing that heals us the most: nature. We’ve spent the last four months of our lives inside, which can create stress, discomfort and overall disconnection from everything else. How can we move forward in this new world to create more peace and groundedness in our lives, while still being safe to ourselves and those around us? It’s simple! Simply reconnect to nature and its lessons, whether you stay inside or venture out.

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Travel Must Haves

Our summer calendar is always full to the brim, and that’s just the way we like it. Hurrying from one sunny afternoon to the next, you have to be prepared for everything. Since you never know what speed you might find yourself at or how long the transit time is, we have a few travel must-haves to get you through every adventure short or long.

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Four Ways to Preserve Spring Produce

Whether you have excess produce, extra time or you are just interested in preserving spring fruits and vegetables at their finest, here are four preserving techniques that will keep your shelves stocked with goodness!

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Creative Ways to Celebrate Mom

Remind mom why you are her favorite this Sunday! Here are some easy(ish) ideas to execute regardless of distance and quarantine policy.

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Seeking Quarantine Activities? These Websites Have You Covered!

While sheltering in place, we at Urban Market Bags have found some amazing online resources to help inspire and facilitate countless activities at home. From interests that you already may have to a host of new opportunities to explore, these websites have something for everyone.

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Five Tips for Keeping Clean While Shopping

Whether you are stocking up to hunker down or keeping things business as usual, here are five easy steps to staying germ-free while shopping.

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Whats in the Bag: 20 Last Minute, Highly Useable, Eco-Minded Gifts

Here it is, the ultimate guide to last-minute gifts! A highly-curated list of extremely usable, easy to find, eco-friendly gifts that you can feel good about giving. It’s the thought that counts, but it doesn’t hurt to be extra thoughtful about your loved ones and the environment. Preview Html

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Five Easy Ways to Show Your Gratitude for the Planet

Studies have shown that we can change our brain patterns after only eight weeks of gratitude practice, allowing us to feel greater happiness and empathy. This season, in acknowledgment of the tough impact we’ve had on the environment, we wanted to test this theory out and come up with some ideas to help us show gratitude for the planet. Trying to make a difference as an individual can be overwhelming, but we discovered that there are many small acts of gratitude that collectively can make a big difference. Find an idea that speaks to you, practice gratitude, experience happiness ... and inspire others along the way!

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Sustainable Tailgating 101

Some would argue that the “pre-game” party is just as much fun as the game. Food, drinks and good company make tailgating a fabulous football tradition. Setting up shop outside of your home doesn’t mean you have to create waste. Urban Market Bags has some easy tips to make the most of your tailgate with sustainability in mind.

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Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species

It’s hard to ignore the facts. Humans are responsible for the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs. The far-reaching effects of human destruction have impacted all kinds of living things such as bees and insects, coral reefs, sea turtles, whales and countless others. This Earth Day, we’re taking a closer look at the some of the devastation we’re dealing with and how we can reverse the trend. Education is the first step. We checked out earthday.org to get up to speed.

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Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.

Join us as we chat with the founders of Urban Market Bags to hear about the inspiration behind the new Ocean 3-pack.

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Our Top Foodie Instagram Accounts That You Should Follow Now & Their Winning Super Bowl Recipes

Instagram has become our new go-to when we are in a little need of some kitchen inspiration. With the big game coming up this Sunday, we paid a visit to our top foodie Instagram accounts to see what they were cooking up. With so many options, we’re off to the store to fill our Urban Market Bags to the brim.

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DIY: Edible Gifts

Pre-holiday shopping got you craving something different this year? Gift something from the heart, and better yet for the stomach! We have so many ideas, we’ll be gifting through the New Year. Edible gifts are especially great because you can make them in large quantities to have on hand for last-minute gatherings and those unexpected (but totally welcome) visits with friends and family. Pick your favorite recipe, pack your Urban Market Bags full of delicious gifts and you’ll be all set.

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What's in the Bag: Our Favorite Cocktails, Mocktails, Natural Wines & Bar Cart Goodies

Let’s get dressed up and end this year with a bang! Festive drinks always get the party started and our top picks will please and impress. Plus we have recommendations for the best natural wines and why you will fall in love with them. Grab a glass and make the holidays cheerful, bright and most importantly, DELICIOUS.

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What's in the Bag: Finding a New Routine

Summer is coming to a close and we’re kicking it into gear to head into fall on a high note. Whether you want to fully revamp your day-to-day routines or focus on a few small things, we’ve got some ideas to get you going at full speed.

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