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Scenes from the Spill #13

“A number of dead sea turtles have washed up on Gulf coast beaches since the spill began, including the one pictured here in Pass Christian, Miss., on Sunday, May 2.” via Newsweek Photograph: David Martin / AP Editor’s note: we will be posting an image from the Gulf oil spill […]

The Friday 5: The World’s Gone Freaking Mad Edition

The best/worst of crazy, this week at EcoSalon. Vivienne Westwood, oh-so-reserved lady of A-list fashion, is on a mission – and that mission is getting us to buy less clothes. Yep. Fancy tucking to dinner underwater, or in pitch darkness? Check out our roundup of 10 of the strangest restaurants […]

iPhone Wraps: Always More to Cover

Yet more news from the what’s-on-your-smartphone front: For those of you who moved lightening quick on the iPhone4, Trunket‘s got you covered with some salvaged American Rosewood. These grainy veneers come in six colors, ranging from “sea blue” to “blood red” to “jet black.” The overlays are “designed to sustain […]

Beauty as a Pain Relief Remedy

We’ve all felt that ecstatic rush of wonder as we gaze upon a particularly transcendent piece of art. Art moves us, thrills us, makes us ponder or smile. And now a group of Italian researchers have found that beautiful art can also reduce the perception of pain. The study subjects […]

15 Ways to Drive Greener

Did you know that regardless of the vehicle you drive, there are ways to drive more efficiently that can yield big savings over the course of a year? This means savings not only in your pocket from the gas spared, but savings on the resources of the planet and less […]

10 More Noteworthy Nonprofits You’ve Never Heard Of

They’re out there competing for dollars and attention and making a big difference. As the troops prepare to come back home we face the daunting task of absorbing their return. Housing, health care, jobs and schooling – not to mention how to treat PTSD which we now know plagues scads […]

4 Ways to Celebrate Philanthropy Day

Everyone needs a nice little nudge now and again to remind them that it’s great to give back. Luckily, there’s a holiday – Philanthropy Day – that reminds us of just that. November 15 is Philanthropy Day — a day to embrace humankind and show others love. So, today you […]

Walmart to Invade Africa

Squeezing community after community, farmer after farmer, and attempting to camouflage and clean up its heavily packaged inventory with so-called green initiatives, the behemoth Walmart appears more tenacious than bed bugs as it keeps creeping in expected and unexpected places around the globe. The discount retail giant, which operates in […]

Nelson Mandela, RIP [Video]

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) The world mourns the loss of a great human being. But Mandela’s words–and his message–they’re […]

WiFi for One

You corner a tight table for one – for you and who else? Your loyal laptop or other wireless device, of course. If you haven’t noticed, the Neoprene sleeve is emerging as the new evening bag for an increasing number of singles. Yep, the gadget that has evolved into a […]

Evictions Underway: Nature Gives Notice

In the future, rising sea levels are going to drive people out of their low-lying communities and up to higher ground. But you might not know it’s going on right now. As Luanne reported recently, the government of the Maldives is facing the prospect of inundation with admirable foresight by […]

There is Only Love

I love you, I love you, I love you… “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A.A. Milne Love quotes? Get one sent to you daily! Sign up for The […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Rana Plaza: 2 Years Later Fast Fashion Has Yet to Pay Up

April 24, marked the second anniversary of the terribly sad and uncivil catastrophe at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. An unthinkable tragedy–1,134 people died and more than 2,500 were severely injured when the poorly built and managed Rana Plaza factory collapsed into rubble. Although this disaster was horrible in every way, it […]

How to Move In Together Without it Ending in Murder

So, you want to move in together. You’re head over heels and feel as if your innards transformed into warm, sugary rainbow goo. Cut to six months later… It’s not like you’re unhappy that you moved in with the love of your life… it’s just that you’d rather them not […]

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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 […]

Benefits of Meditation: Study Shows It Changes Your DNA

New research shows the health benefits of meditation both physically and mentally. Publishing in the journal Pschoneuroendocrinolgy, researchers from Wisconsin, Spain, and France have found that mindfulness meditation can cause molecular changes. I am proof positive of the benefits of meditation. Before I started meditating seven years ago I spent […]