Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger is the editor and a featured writer for OrganicAuthority and Ecosalon. Her work also appears weekly on NaturallySavvy and SunwarriorNews. Jill has been featured in The Village Voice, Urban Fig, MTV, Reality Sandwich, Global Rhythm and many more publications. Jill’s focus on food, herbs, wellness and world cultural expressions blends the mystical and modern as she explores what our shifting food, healing systems and creative landscapes will look, sound and taste like in the future. For more info, visit www.jillettinger.com.

Articles by Jill Ettinger:

Get Chaz Dean’s Wen Hair Care Look for Less (We Cracked the Code!)


Hair stylist Chaz Dean promises gorgeous and super manageable hair with his Wen hair care subscription service shampoos, conditioners and styling products. The before and after images speak for themselves: shiny, no mess hair that lasts between washes. Who wouldn’t want that?

Bedhead will only get you so far in life. We all want smooth and manageable hair if for no other reason than convenience. Who really has the time to deal with frizzy, out of control locks?  But you don’t need to spend $30 or more a month on Chaz Dean’s Wen …

Fashion Revolution Day: A Year After Rana Plaza, Turning Fast Fashion Inside Out

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April 24, 2013 was a horrifying day in fashion history. The catastrophic events of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh have sparked a momentous movement a year later. That day is now known as Fashion Revolution Day.

More than 1,100 garment workers—a third of those who entered the clothing factories that morning in Bangladesh—died in the collapse of the massive eight-story building. Ordered to come to work despite the warnings that cracks found in the building the day before could lead to an imminent collapse, the fashion industry demands flew in …

Now You Can Answer the Door: Avon to Phase Out Triclosan, the Useless Chemical Nobody Wants


Avon is the latest company to announce plans to remove triclosan from its beauty and personal care products.

In 2010, the FDA acknowledged that triclosan was no more effective than simple hand washing with soap and water at preventing the spread of bacteria and fungi. But unlike soap and water, triclosan comes with some undesirable side effects, mainly the ability for bacteria to become resistant to it and other antibacterial products.

Triclosan is considered to have health risks for its potential to cause an increased risk of allergies. It is also implicated …

Because It’s the Best Song Ever: Why ‘Happy’ Makes Pharrell (and Probably You) Cry [Video]

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Okay, so he is on Oprah. And it’s basically her job to make people cry, but Pharrell Williams has another reason for gushing. His song “Happy” has changed the world in an unbelievably beautiful way. Just watch the clip already!

Can’t get enough “Happy”? Check out this infectious mashup featuring some of Fela Kuti’s Afro-beat horns. So, so good.

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‘Dead’ Shopping Malls Shuttering Across America


The 1980s are long gone, and the decade’s most iconic hangouts are disappearing now too: shopping malls.

Turn on practically any teen-infused movie from the 1980s and at least one scene is likely to take place at a bustling shopping mall. The shopping mall was the Facebook of its day: after school or on the weekends, suburban teens flocked to malls to connect with each other. They would play arcade games, eat greasy mall food and browse sale racks, too. Adults flocked to malls too, for shopping, movies and to sit in those …

Gross: KFC Lures Fast Food-Crazed Teens with Fried Chicken Corsages for Prom



I just threw up a little at the news that KFC has released a drumstick corsage just in time for prom season.

Yeah, you read right: It’s a corsage with a hunk of dead, fried chicken in the middle of soft, fragrant flowers.

I’m assuming it’s a marketing ploy to get exactly this type of attention. Healthy food-loving writers like me will tell you how utterly offensive this is. So, of course, rebellious teens will find …

Stephen Colbert is Probably Not, Definitely Maybe, Almost the Best Replacement Ever for David Letterman


Stephen Colbert is set to succeed long-time late night host David Letterman. It’s a big win for America’s future, for one really simple reason.

It’s hard not to love Stephen Colbert. Unless, of course, you happen to be a slightly deranged, bitter, white, conservative (middle-aged) man, one of whom he has hilariously parodied for close to two decades—first on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and then on the network’s award-winning “The Colbert Report.”

And now, Colbert’s going to take the reigns over at CBS in what’s become a highly controversial position: The Late Night …

Not Much Fun, is It? Men Stunned by Sexist Woman [Video]

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Guys get a taste of their own (collective) medicine when Leah Green behaves like an outrageously sexist woman. If you haven’t seen this Guardian video yet, it’s worth the few minutes of your day. Especially, you know, if you’ve ever objectified a woman.

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