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Not Just Another Green Day

Do you remember your first Earth Day? Mine was in Washington, D.C. and the year was 1990. I can still feel the energy in the air as my friends and I weaved our way through the crowded Mall toward the Capitol. The excitement was contagious and we were so eager […]

Green Birth Control: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

Contemplating the idea of birth control and doing better for planet but, at what cost? Last year I decide to “green” my birth control. My decision stemmed from a combination of concerns—OK, guilt—related to how I was keeping myself baby-free. Some environmental drawbacks of birth control are obvious: I cringed […]

Jemima Kirke Shares Her Abortion Story [Video]

Jemima Kirke, of HBO’s “Girls” recently shared her abortion story with the Center for Reproductive Rights. Kirke’s story is similar to many women’s abortion stories as it was very difficult for her to afford the procedure. As she said: It wasn’t totally unavailable, and that’s the tricky part — there […]

Compulsory Motherhood vs. Being Childfree: Sexual Healing

Are you meant to be a mother? That’s a question many women don’t truly ask before they plunge into the world of nappies and sore nipples. Lots of us do it because after all – isn’t it just what we do after we graduate from college, spend a few years […]

7 Ridiculous Laws Against Women

On November 17th, the Paycheck Fairness Act went to the Senate for vote. The bill would have provided “improvement and modifications” to the Equal Pay Act of 1963. President Obama called it a common sense bill. Nonetheless, it failed to pass due to an overwhelming surge of Republican opposition. Democrats […]

Sexual Violence Escalates in Post-Earthquake Haiti

We’re all familiar with the human and environmental tolls that immediately follow natural disasters. But there’s one aftereffect of hurricanes and earthquakes that often goes overlooked: rape. In Haiti, the aftershocks of the January 12th earthquake continue in Internally Displaced Person camps as men rape women. According to a story […]

Orange Peel Tonic

Derived from an old folk recipe, this tonic promotes vigorous good health through its concentration of vitamin C. Vitamin C, of course, has become well-known for its antioxidant powers and, when taken in large quantities, for its ability to help fend off the miseries of a cold. If you include […]

10 (More) Signs It’s Time to Break Up

How do you know when it’s time to leave your relationship? Here are 10 flashing neon signs. Breaking up is hard to do. Even a toxic relationship can seem better than the great unknown, and the thought of leaving can send fears swirling through your mind about being unable to […]

Talk Green to Me, Baby: Eco Bags Giveaway

One of my girlfriends admits to a severe professor complex. She loves – adores – geeky guys. The sight of tweed sends her over the edge. The nerdier the better, and bonus points for glasses and a big…vocabulary. As she always says, “Talk nerdy to me, baby.” When I opened […]

A Place for the Peskiest Plastics

And why is it that we can’t recycle plastic caps? Any of us who sort and separate our plastics know that we have to remove the little buggers and throw them away. It’s because caps are made from a different kind of plastic that cannot be easily recycled. Thanks to […]

A Raw Deal

Although the superior nutrition of the raw almond is well-known, true raw almonds are getting a lot harder to find. The reason? California – the largest almond grower in the country – passed a 2007 law requiring almond pasteurization. (A little history: according to lawmakers, there were two almond-related salmonella […]

Ecosalon Recipes: Wise Concoction: Veggie Vitality Cocktail

One of the reasons juicing has become so popular is that it concentrates the vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables so that immediately after drinking them you often can experience a beneficial boost to your system. This particular combination provides magnesium, potassium, and calcium – all rich nutrients […]

Intro to Feminist Porn – Part II: Sexual Healing

In last week’s column I introduced you to the thriving (and surprising) feminist porn movement. Since then, we’ve witnessed a violent, gratuitous rape scene on “Game of Thrones” and were exposed to a repugnant stream of frat boy text messages rife with relentless misogyny. Just another day in the cesspool […]

A Correlation Between Month of Conception and Birth Defects, But Why?

According to a new study published in the recent Acta Pædiatrica journal, American women might be wise to skip the baby making during spring and summer months. The study, which analyzed the 30.1 million births in the United States between 1996 and 2002, found that there was an increased number […]

4 Inspiring Life Lessons We Can Learn From Famous Women

Ignore the reality shows and perfume ads. Here are surprisingly valuable things we can learn from famous women. From the moment we’re born, humans learn by example. Life is continually full of lessons (some effortless, some difficult) for us to soak up like a sponge. But what can we learn […]

Raw Roxanne Comes to Whole Foods

The woman who turned raw food into serious cuisine, converted Charlie Trotter, and co- authored a book with him, is bringing her raw, living foods to grocery stores in Northern California. That’s right: raw to go. Under the label Roxanne’s Fine Cuisine, Roxanne Klein, former chef-owner of the defunct Marin […]

The FCC Rules of Nudity: Why Are Penises Banned From TV?

Sometimes, FCC rules about nudity just don’t make any sense. Breasts are sometimes okay, and once in a while you may catch someone’s behind. However, it is very rare that you will view a man’s penis on television, and believe it or not, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) isn’t entirely […]

Strawberry Hedgehog Vegan Bath and Body: Interview with Founder Tracy Perkins

As firm believers in bodycare products relying on natually-occuring ingredients (from butter to balm), we’re delighted to welcome Tracy Perkins of Strawberry Hedgehog. All her enticingly colorful handmade face and bodycare products are 100% vegan, and are available at Strawberry Hedgehog (U.S. delivery only). I asked Tracy a few questions […]

What Women Want Matters, a Lot: Welcome to the Sexual Revolution 2.0

ColumnDo you know what women want? I’m just one woman, so I can truly only speak for myself. But the ancient question of what women want has obsessed us ever since Eve was cast out of the garden for being too libidinous, and too curious. Since that moment women’s sexuality […]

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Social Media Activism Helps Women Reclaim Their Bodies

Social media activism can be done anywhere.

You might not think that a social media platform would be the place where women go to reclaim their bodies. But that’s just what the following women did.

Mashable recently published a great article detailing the stories of three women who harnessed the power of social media activism to claim their identity by discussing their bodies. Each woman’s story is incredibly moving but totally different:

6 Recycling Benefits That Put Your Lame Excuses to Shame

Recycling benefits everything and everyone. Here, 6 common myths to throw away. Like, right now. Maybe you started off with a passionate mission to recycle and do your part for the environment, but it’s since fallen by the wayside with an apathetic “thud.” Or maybe you’re one of the many […]

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. […]

Jemima Kirke Shares Her Abortion Story [Video]

Jemima Kirke, of HBO’s “Girls” recently shared her abortion story with the Center for Reproductive Rights. Kirke’s story is similar to many women’s abortion stories as it was very difficult for her to afford the procedure. As she said: It wasn’t totally unavailable, and that’s the tricky part — there […]

Big Tobacco Sues FDA Over Labeling Requirements

Does big tobacco have a legal leg to stand on with labeling requirements? On Tuesday, big tobacco filed suit against FDA over tobacco product labeling, claiming that the agency had overstepped its authority. The lawsuit is in response to a guidance issued in March which requires that tobacco companies submit […]

A Little Bit of ’70s Home Decor that Goes a Long Way

70s home decor, wallpaper

In the past few months, we’ve reported quite frequently that the 70s are back in a big way. While we’ve given you plenty of tips to master personal 70s inspired looks, we’ve yet to give you some fab 70s inspired ideas for the home. Well, that time has come, readers.

The Real Reason Men Who Clean the House Have Less Sex

Science says men who clean the house have less sex. Here’s why science can suck it. Back in the day—okay, 2013—a study came out that said men who do more chores around the house have less sex than husbands who don’t clean the house as much. (Can I meet the […]

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Giving 2.0

Many years ago while traveling through Peru, I finally grasped how truly wealthy we are here in the United States. Even the simple gear I took with me in my traveling backpack – a Walkman and a clip-on digital clock – were considered items of great luxury by the northern […]

Why Buy When You Can Barter? Top 20 Trading Websites

Buying lots of new things seems to be going out of fashion. It’s not hard to see why – you can’t spend what you don’t have. And while we’d always advocate shelling out for the best-quality, well-priced (i.e. not super-cheap) products, there’s another way to get exactly what you want […]

BHG's New and Improved Plant Encyclopedia

Looking for a comprehensive resource to guide you through spring gardening? Just in time for prime planting season, Better Homes and Gardens recently enhanced their Plant Encyclopedia, and searching this extensive database has never been easier. Now, you can determine which plants are best for your garden based on climate […]

Green Hero: Sandra Steingraber

Last month, concerns about hormone-disrupting plastics leaching into food and posing very real risks, especially to children, finally reached critical mass. (And if you somehow missed the news, this excellent article from DISCOVER magazine will bring you up to speed). A few intrepid scientist-ecologists have been giving us plenty of […]

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Tablet

With spring fast upon us, it’s time to pack a basket with your favourite local organic produce and artisan cheese, herd the kids into the car and head for the hills. If you’re picnicking, bottled water is fine – but for camping or hiking in more adventurous and remote locales, […]