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'All Legal Means Available': Japanese Whalers Fight Back

On the high seas around Antarctica, things are getting ugly. For the crew of the “Steve Irwin”, belonging to the anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd, this is old news. They’re there to prevent the slaughter of hundreds of minke whales by Japanese sailors on three vessels including the factory ship Nisshin […]

Eco Links to Green Your Week

First up – free stuff! We’ve rhapsodized about the joys of Freecycle before, and no doubt we’ll do so again – it’s that good. But it’s also an opportunity for people to offload the craziest possessions – take these 18 items at The Daily Green. Sustainable power is the way […]

Hide and Sleek

Putting stock in Stockholm’s abandoned dwellings, Swedish designer Katarina Häll embellishes clean, white pine planks with multi-colored boards in her collection called SAVE furniture. The chest of drawers, desk, stool and closet which debuted in Milan are based on our needs to keep secrets safe. She says she drew inspiration […]

Unmatchable Matcha Tea Teanies Recipe

These are the perfect accompaniment to a tea party of any size. Whether it’s high tea at three o’clock for the ladies or a tea party for your budding princesses, these teanies add unparalleled nutritional perks. In addition to vitamin C, chromium, zinc and magnesium, Matcha tea contains unique and […]

India's Skin Care Secret

Before a friend of mine left for India to continue her studies in Ayurveda, she handed me a small jar of brilliant yellow powder. “It’s cosmetic grade turmeric,” she said. “Don’t eat it; use it to wash your face.” Having only used turmeric as a nutritious culinary ingredient, I was […]

In Love with Inleaf

Remember pressing one perfect leaf into your diary? Textile designer Lotta Helleberg goes one better, using leaves as printing plates for her natural and organic Inleaf collection of pillows, table linens, bags, sachets and note cards. These cool, effortlessly modern designs are printed with environmentally friendly fiber reactive dyes on […]

Anatomy of a Food Stamp: 5 Facts You Didn’t Know

You know when your friends tell you, “Don’t worry, it will get better, just give it some time?” Well, that’s good and kind and well-intentioned, but actually, and I’m sorry to be the one to burst the bubble, a lot of things don’t get better. In fact, sometimes things get […]

Foodie Underground: Is Technology Killing Our Relationship to Real Food?

ColumnIn our modern, technology filled world, we’re busy, and so we cut corners, but food shouldn’t be one of them. Checking your iPhone during dinner is rude (well, unless you’re food porning it up… and even then, there are limits). But what’s worse? Making your iPhone your dinner partner. That’s right […]

Foodie Underground: Constraints Breed a Creative Kitchen

ColumnEven if you’re not sticking to a specific diet, constraint can breed a creative kitchen.  “Are you a vegan?” “No.” “Are you a vegetarian?” “No.” “Then why do you cook like one?” I laughed. It’s true, most of the time my creative kitchen experiments have some element of gluten-free, raw, […]

20 Hilariously Horrible Reasons to Break Up with Someone

Breaking up is hard to do… well, depending on the reason you want to break up. The whole break up thing is complicated: There’s why you say you’re breaking up with someone, and then there’s the real reason. The two usually parallel each each other, but the reason you say […]

The Transformative Powers of London Designer, Osman Yousefzada

For Osman Yousefzada, the transformative power of clothing is everything. London based designer Osman Yousefzada is known for his signature sharp silhouettes and pared down elegance. His ability to adapt his key styles each season – cigarette trousers, curved hems and dramatic collared jackets and coats – to fabrics varying […]

Great Green Reading with Digital Magazines

There’s nothing I like more than checking the mailbox and discovering a magazine or two. But it’s not the greenest read around. So I did a little Googling and discovered there are plenty of digital magazines available to keep me reading for an eternity. And many are free. Canada-based Green […]

Cats Steal Dog Beds and Hilarity Ensues (Video)

If you have ever lived with both cats and dogs, you know how different they can be; and for some reason, dogs are often more afraid of cats than vice versa—especially when it comes to the comfiest places to sleep, as this video proves. Who is winning: cats or dogs? […]

Fashion as Poetry

  “Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests.” -Karl Lagerfeld Love quotes? Get one sent to you daily when you sign up for The Daily Dose. Image: CHRISTOPHER MACSURAK

At a Glance: Top 10 Beauty and Health Stories at EcoSalon

Helpful advice for all your health and beauty questions. We have so many popular beauty and health stories, we thought we’d do a re-cap for those you may have missed. 1. Parabens, phthalates and Phenylenediamine, oh my! When it comes to making ourselves beautiful, there are lots of ugly ingredients […]

Exotic & Eco: Wallpaper by Cannon/Bullock

Cannon/Bullock is the innovative architect-designer duo that imports handmade papers from China and Nepal and hand colors and decorates them in their Washington studio on Whidbey Island (near Seattle). The work is so extraordinary, it’s now carried by McRae & Company, one of San Francisco’s most upscale wholesale showrooms. The […]

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8 Grooming Products Guys Should Add to their Skin Care Routine

Skin care routine merch no man should be without. Even if your skin care routine has moved beyond the whole disposable razor and soap thing, a modification every now and then doesn’t hurt. I mean, there are so many issues your skin faces every day—breakouts, blackheads, razor burn—it’s important to […]

5 Delightful Denim Dresses: Friday Finds

Remember the denim dresses you used to wear in elementary school that you’d accessorize with a giant bow the size of your head? You don’t? So, that was just me… Anyhow, denim dresses are back, but they’ve totally grown up. We’ve rounded five different denim dress looks for this week’s […]

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The Mexican Gray Wolf Needs You: Speak Up for the Essential Lobo

#LoboWeek, March 23 – 29, will harness the power of social media to educate the public about threats to the survival of the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf, or lobo, the most genetically distinct gray wolf subspecies in North America. Advocating for wolves’ rights to live as they should—wild, free […]

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 […]