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Take the first step. “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.” -Buddha Love quotes? Get one sent to you daily! Sign up for The Daily Dose. Image: Kara Allyson

Aquaovo Therm-O Giveaway

Dear Bottled Water, We see right through you. Your harmful BPA. The way you litter our landfills. The millions of oil barrels it takes to produce and transport you every year. Suffice to say, you’re in hot water. Thankfully, a new water filtration company called Aquaovo is working hard to […]

Natalie Chanin Launches Alabama Studio Style

It’s hard not to come across Natalie Chanin’s name in the sustainable design world. Founder of American couture line Alabama Chanin, the designer is noted for her clothing as much as home décor designs and entrepreneurial joie de vivre. Huge fans, us. Blame it on her pioneering ways as a […]

17 Reasons We Should All be Riding Bicycles

Riding bicycles: A life on two-wheels is a life well lived, not only for personal health reasons, but for your community and the environment. With longer and warmer days, you have no excuse not to get on a bike. Need some inspiration? Here are 17 reasons riding bicycles is oh […]

LBD Giveaway Time from Deux FM

Alright, so for this giveaway you might have to get a little sun, a little water sprayed on your face for that dewy glow, and most definitely some blue liner to go with the dress. This model is smoking! But if we look beyond her and see this amazing Ebony […]

Back into Circulation – with New Sparkle

As we reported recently, the penny has overstayed its welcome and probably won’t be long for this economy. But what happens to coins that aren’t legal tender anymore? In Ethiopia, they become designer jewelry. The Maria Theresa thaler was a coin first minted in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the early […]

Instagram Gets Physical In a Dozen Ways

Manifesting Instagram from digital cool into physical memory. In a far more brilliant treatise that I could ever give, writer/designer/genius Craig Mod describes the process of transforming digital content into physical goods as “going from boundless to bounded. A space without implicit edges to one composed entirely of edges.” As […]

On Trend: 6 Gorgeous Reds for Valentine’s Day

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by wearing the many shades of red; after all,  it’s the color of love. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by wearing the color of love — bright red. It’s a hue that keeps coming back in style, year […]

Foodie Underground: Growing Your Own

ColumnAdventures in urban composting. “The worm compost bin is getting delivered next week, we can finally get the worms going again!” “Finally!” This is what we call a romantic Foodie Underground conversation. Let me take a few steps back. No wait, let me start from the beginning. As an only […]

Recipe: Zucchini and Goat Cheese Sliders

Create a new summer food staple to add to the family recipe archives. Zucchini is a summer staple in my kitchen. It’s light and versatile. I like to pair it with Italian flavors, such as goat cheese, tomatoes, and basil, and create unique variations of antipasti. This recipe bakes zucchini […]

Go Retro: How to Create a Vintage Kitchen Look on the Cheap

If you’re trying to cut down on buying new products, but want to spruce up your home’s look, we’ve got an idea to pitch you: go vintage. Buying reused, retro, and vintage items can give your home character. And there’s no better place to kick off your redecorating endeavor than […]

Stylish Steals: Romp Around the Clock Meets the Four Seasons

It’s not always about me but it’s good to let you know from my personal experiences with clothing what is stand-out. With that, please turn your head to this romper from Prairie Underground. I just tried on a black romper the other day thinking I would look horrible, that my legs […]

Follow Your Heart: 6 Tips to Reveal Your Life Purpose

Sometimes we get caught up in the daily drudgery of life. It’s like we’re trudging through a swampy forest in the dead of night with no end destination. But finding your life purpose is like a streaming light that follows you through that very same swampy forest and lights your […]

Is Faux Grass a Green Idea for Fido?

If your dog isn’t a city dweller and is lucky enough to have a backyard, he probably runs around on grass. Because, well, what else would you cover your backyard with, right? Luxury interior design Kari Whitman, owner of Kari Whitman Interiors LLC, has a different idea – ForeverLawn, an […]

A Look at the Human Hands Behind Our Food

I recently had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion about farmworker justice entitled, “The Fruits of Their Labor.” Update 9/24/09: The panel was organized by CUESA, The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture and they’ve posted a link to the audio files of the panel, so you can […]

True Green by Dermond Peterson

You don’t have to start from scratch to give your home a contemporary appeal. One easy trick that I recommend to help modernize the appearance of your living space is to incorporate geometric shapes into a few visible elements – pillows, throws, even a painted stripe or block of color […]

EcoMeme: Cyclists Get Google Maps Love

Google Maps released a feature that gives turn-by-turn biking directions in 150 American cities this week, as it has previously for driving, public transportation and walking routes. According to the company’s own blog, bike directions were the most requested feature by Google Maps users. Pro-bicyclist, and environmentalist groups like Austin’s […]

Cooking Up a New Way to Be Green

You may be a slave to the stove but you can also be a steward of the planet with new earth-friendly cookware developed by Ecolution. Day in, day out, we use the stove – and of course, our cookware – to heat our meals and cook our snacks. But a […]

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No Puppy Should Ever Have to Share [Video]

I don’t know about you, but I really hate sharing my water. I mean, it’s *my* water. The puppy featured below understands my frustration… Brynja, a German Shepherd puppy, is not about to allow another dog to drink the cool goodness of her water. Thanks to Mashable for originally sharing. […]

The Harrowing Story of Being Transgender in Prison

Can you imagine how difficult it must be to be transgender in prison? The prison system is a terrible place to be; it’s full of injustice already. And according to Ashley Diamond, it’s even worse for people who are transgender. Recently, The New York Times featured Diamond’s  frustrating, strong, and […]

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8 Nuggets of Wisdom from the ‘Advanced Style’ Ladies

I just watched what, in my humble opinion, is likely one of the best documentaries available on Netflix. Its title is “Advanced Style,” and it’s something I feel compelled to share with every woman I know. “Advanced Style” opens on a gentleman with a camera, seeking out well-dressed older women […]

This Seriously Massive NASA Photo Will Blow Your Mind [Video]

How small are we really? Just have a peek at the largest NASA photo ever taken–a super-high resolution image of Andromeda from Hubble–and feel how incredibly vast the universe is. It is simply breathtaking.  Find Jill on Twitter @jillettinger Related on EcoSalon Consciousness and Compassion in Our (Simulated) Universe The […]