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GG2G Vegan Gyoza Clutch Giveaway

Reusing? That’s a priority for GG2G founder Dayan Moore whose handbag line is created completely out of recycled restaurant seating vinyl, billboards, bicycle inner tubes, recycled glass bottles, P.E.T and other sustainable fabrics. All bags are even lined with organic cotton or salvaged fabrics to add to their sustainable design. […]

2010 Gift Guide: For Kids

These gifts are for the little ones (kids) in your life – maybe even your own inner child. From building blocks to woolly seals, we have gathered some of the best eco-friendly holiday gifts for your gifting pleasure. Outfit the little guy or gal with a map of your hometown […]

Be a Fashion Locavore

We’ve been scratching our heads wondering why the “slow fashion” movement is, well, slower to catch on than its widely embraced cousin, “slow food.” A new shopping website aims to usher in a change of pace by offering the chance to buy your clothes just like you do your dinner […]

A Long, Tall, Clean, Green Drink of Water

It’s clear that disposable plastic water bottles are a huge problem. Even if they don’t end up on the middle of the ocean, they’re made of plastic, which releases harmful chemicals into the environment and our bodies. The popular Nalgene bottles are at least reusable, but they’re still plastic and […]

10 Handy Green Gadgets You'll Love to Use

Just because we women like the latest green design and fashion trends doesn’t mean we’re not into green technology, too. I happen to be equally techie and earth mama myself – and I know plenty of women who are nuts about technology. Here are some useful green gadgets you’ll have […]

The 6 Best Bites from San Francisco’s Street Food Fest

ExclusiveSan Francisco’s Mission District recently served up local street fare to a hungry crowd. In the Mission district of San Francisco last Saturday, an expansive variety of street food was served at the 3rd annual San Francisco Street Food Festival, put on by La Cocina. Food carts, trucks, stands, coolers, […]

Born Agreen: 10 Offbeat Recycled Wonders We Love

An old mill sack destined for the landfill is born agreen as a useful shopping tote. Old neckties are spun into shoelaces to jazz up Converse high tops. Yes, visions abound in the world of product-storming as a new crop of eco entrepreneurs spot a market ripe for recycling one […]

Green Crush: Upcycled Books as iPod Docks

With the advent of the iPad, the Kindle, and other electronic readers, many people are buying eBooks instead of paper copies. Obviously, this innovation can save trees (not to mention space in a crowded city apartment), but what’s to become of all of those old school tomes? One Etsy seller […]

Unusual Uses for 9 Pantry Items

180 handy uses for 9 items you already have in your pantry. Looking to simplify your life, save money or cut the number of chemicals you use around the house? Chances are, you’ve already got nine natural, versatile products in your pantry that can do far more than you think. […]

Hal Rubenstein’s 100 Unforgettable Dresses

1oo Unforgettable Dresses on 100 unforgettable women. For any fashion lovers out there with a gift card to spare, Hal Rubenstein’s new book 100 Unforgettable Dresses may be the perfect present. As Fashion Director of InStyle, Rubenstein knows a thing or two about the magic that happens when a woman […]

A Hot Hauz

We’ve all come to learn that Scandinavian is synonymous with cool design (just think Ikea). Meet Hau Hauz. Designer Satu Makkonen draws her inspiration from nature and different cultures. She uses only natural fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, and linen to create an extensive product line. Makkonen adorns her fabrics […]

Green Crush: Upcycled Books as iPod Docks

With the advent of the iPad, the Kindle, and other electronic readers, many people are buying eBooks instead of paper copies. Obviously, this innovation can save trees (not to mention space in a crowded city apartment), but what’s to become of all of those old school tomes? One Etsy seller […]

Your Green Holiday Challenge? Shop Sustainable in Your Hood

This holiday season, avoid succumbing to advertisers brainwashing us to believe that Best Buy and Macy’s are the only acts in town because of rock bottom sales and coupons. Instead, think local. Sure, we’re a global people, but neighborhood businesses need our support to survive. The backbone of our small […]

Diagnosis: Eco-Anxiety

Eco-anxiety: it’s a new term that’s being used to describe people’s nervousness about global warming or secret guilt about not taking canvas bags to the grocery store. Maybe you drive a gas-guzzler and feel ashamed about it. You can go to therapy for it; you can read about it; you […]

Register This: Something Upcycled, Something Cool

You could register at Bed, Bath & Beyond like everybody else, but that would be boring. If you consider yourself more of a hobo bride than a Bridezilla, these registry ideas are dedicated to you. We’ve even included a china pattern and some crystal to appease your mother, and plenty […]

Diagnosis: Eco-Anxiety

Eco-anxiety: it’s a new term that’s being used to describe people’s nervousness about global warming or secret guilt about not taking canvas bags to the grocery store. Maybe you drive a gas-guzzler and feel ashamed about it. You can go to therapy for it; you can read about it; you […]

Better Living Through Publicists: Gross Anatomy Edition

ColumnA behind-the-screen look at the consistently ridiculous inbox of a writer. Ever wondered how Star knows which celebrities partied at which Vegas nightclub? Thank a publicist. Ever wonder how an editor knew about an exciting new product launch? Thank a publicist. Yes, publicists are always ready to helpfully suggest story […]

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Trust Your Gut: Using Intuition for Good Health

Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet. ~Unknown We are programmed, here in the West, to run to our physician whenever we aren’t feeling well. Of course, there are times this is warranted. But many times our gut is trying to tell us something. […]

4 Tips to Thank You Note Perfection

If you’ve ever blown off sending a thank you note, you are not alone. Master the task and cast your shame aside for good. You know you should. Your Mother told you to do it. Your intentions are good. But you always seem to drop the ball on thank you […]

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10 DIY Tea Recipes for Cozy Winter Evenings

Tea recipes so you can make your own unique blends. If winter is good for one thing, it’s for curling up with a good book and a mug of tea. This is the season to embrace coziness. In Denmark, they have a word to describe this exact feeling: hygge. Creating […]

12 Simple, Elegant DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas to Deck Your Halls

Need some inspiration for Christmas decorating ideas that are fresh and elegant, but completely simple? Read on. For those of us who celebrate Christmas, it’s way past time to stop procrastinating and deck those halls with boughs of holly in preparation for all our holiday entertaining functions. Your guests are […]