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Costa Rica: Green & Happy, Too

If you’re looking for happy (and green), skip Disneyland and head straight for Costa Rica. That’s the word according to the New Economic Foundation, a British NGO that just released their latest Happy Planet Index. The Happy Planet Index is determined by calculating the life expectancy and people’s happiness against their […]

How to Save the World in One Step

Have you ever stopped to wonder what the biggest problem facing the world is? Climate change? Political warfare? Finding parking during the holidays? Ugh, take your pick, right? Those are the branches of the tree, but what’s the root of them all? According to John Marshall Roberts, it’s empathy. Empathy? […]

No Clog. No Mess. No Problem.

Attention all dog owners. Thanks to Pet Habitats, you no longer have to scoop the poop into a plastic bag that you just know is not good for the environment. Instead, you can now use the Flusheze, the world’s first flushable dog waste transport bag. Made from water soluble polyvinyl […]

Bulldog and Bulls Smooch Through Fence [Video]

Oh, hey. Have you seen anything cute today? No? Well, here’s a video of a bulldog and some bulls to fill your cute quota. Basically, this video just contains one thing: bulls kissing a bulldog, and a bulldog kissing back. You’re welcome. Related on EcoSalon No Puppy Should Ever Have […]

A Smile a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

If you keep upbeat, do you really live longer? A new study by the University of Pittsburgh offers a tantalizing hint. After looking at a population sample of women aged 50 and over, researchers have concluded that there is some kind of link between people with cheery attitudes, and those […]

5 Desks to Feel Good About Using

Greening your life doesn’t end at the door to your home office. If you poke around enough, you’ll find there are lots of environmentally friendly desks on the market that can add beauty to your workspace without stealing resources from the planet. Sustainable Corner Desk with Peninsula This big, bold […]

Is It Time to Round Up Roundup?

A new study by French scientists has found the inert ingredients in Roundup to be toxic to human embryonic, placental and umbilical cells. Expect intense debate. Roundup is a top-selling weed killer that has been used for years by homeowners and farmers. It’s always been considered a safe product with […]

32 Inspiring Quotes to Channel Your Inner Weirdo

Inspiring quotes on the fine art of fitting out. “Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.” -Rick Warren “Honestly, if you don’t fit in then you’re probably doing the right thing.” -Lights Poxleitner “Maybe it’s wrong-footed trying to fit people into the world, rather than trying to […]

There’s a Reason Everyone is Talking About Jim Carrey’s (Limitless) Commencement Speech [Video]

Jim Carrey can’t be contained. He’s the container, of course. Actor, comedian, author and honorary founder of GATE (the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment) pretty much blew everyone away with his recent commencement address for the Maharishi University of Management’s 2014 graduating class. Showing his not-so-subtle spiritual side, Carrey demonstrated […]

Home Depot Phases Out Phthalates From Vinyl Flooring

Home Depot has said that it will phase out vinyl flooring that contains phthalates by the end of 2015. The mega home-improvement retailer is working with the Michigan-based non-profit Ecology Center to eliminate the chemical from its flooring. Recent research has shown that most vinyl flooring contains phthalates, a chemical […]

Navigating Girl World: Advice to My 2nd Grade Self

ColumnReading my 2nd grade diary, I was confronted with myself navigating girl world—and I have some words for Libby, Age 7. I write a lot about the world today’s American girls are growing up in and how they are navigating girl world. The Disney princess-ification of girls’ toys, what advertising like […]

The 8 Conscious Lessons of Contagion

Will you survive a pandemic? Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion opened last weekend to reviews written by the glow of a thousand hand-sanitizer chemicals. This medical thriller tells the story of a lethal pandemic sweeping the globe as the medical community fights for a cure. Meanwhile, everyone else fights for truth, justice, […]

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Could Tracking Poop Help Your Neighbors Stay Healthy?

How do you think scientists could most effectively look for short-term changes in a population of people? It turns out the answer to this question is kind of crappy… literally. A group of researchers at MIT are in the midst of a wastewater tracking experiment that will end in 2017. […]

Key and Peele are Still Funny [Video]

I have a sincere love for all things Key and Peele, and Seth Meyers. So, imagine my joy when the comedy duo was on Meyer’s show earlier this week. The two did an interview with Meyers about their upcoming movie “Keanu.” But after the interview was over, they stayed around […]

‘Lemonade’ Made it Official—Openness is ‘In’: #NowWhat

After a week full of feminist news blurbs about young women sharing their pain and experiences online, “Lemonade” was the icing on the feminist, truth-telling cake. “Lemonade,” an hour-long mystery special created by Beyoncé, aired on HBO last Saturday night. There was a ton of speculation about the special’s subject […]

Liam is Apple’s Best Recycler [Video]

Apple has learned how to salvage all the expensive, reusable parts from your old iPhone. And its “harvesting” technique — excuse us, buddy — is pretty cool. Liam is a robot created to disassemble an iPhone after it doesn’t work anymore. Watch this short video about Liam and the work […]

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This Sustainable Lamp is Powered by a Salt Water Battery

Most of the 7,000 islands in the Philippines have little to no access to electricity; when engineer Aisa Mijeno discovered this, she decided to team up with her brother Raphael and create a solution–a sustainable lamp that ran on a renewable, easy-to-find resource, in this case, a salt water battery. […]

SNL Nails Bigoted American Bakers [Video]

If American politicians keep doing boneheaded things, SNL will have an amazing season next year, too. This past weekend, SNL did an on point fake movie trailer about bigoted bakers and politicians in America. Watch the hilarious spoof below. Related on EcoSalon Feminists Can’t Even Define Feminism [Video] SNL Burns […]

The Oscars Finally Get Something Right: #NowWhat

Breaking news: This week’s post isn’t depressing, or infuriating. In fact, it’s downright positive. We all know the 2016 Oscars were a bit… white. And thanks to Chris Rock’s monologue, anyone who was within earshot of a television or radio in the past week knows just how white Oscar was […]