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Will All Our Treadmills & Sneakers Finally Be Put to Use?

Imagine your very own Personal Battery. Your PB is a rechargeable cell, light as a feather, with a fabulous storage capacity. And it fits all your everyday electronics from your toaster to your  toothbrush. It attaches to your belt or slips neatly into your bag. (You can’t imagine going anywhere […]

Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood

Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood by Taras Grescoe opens with a horrifyingly poetic description of a monkfish as the “Quasimodo of the Atlantic” whose “uncooked flesh, especially the liver can be virtually ambulant with marine worms”. The book goes on in squirm-inducing detail to […]

A Woman’s Right to Refuse Hormones

Recently, I discovered “the Aniston syndrome.” And I’m not talking a mid-90s hair flip or Angelina Jolie’s extremely-played-out-imaginary nemesis. It seems a certain smug-section of bloggers have coined “the Aniston syndrome” to refer to careless old women who have dared to put their careers first, only to be suffering barren […]

Eco Links to Green Your Weekend

First, a link we’ve mentioned before (what’s that called, a relink?) but worth repeating because it’s a foodie’s treasure trove – it’s 50 of the world’s best food blogs. My personal favorite is Chez Pim, where I first learned how to sun-dry my own tomatoes without using the sun – […]

Choice Doesn’t Hurt

Does abortion cause psychological trauma? No, but judging might. The imagined link between abortion and psychosis is just that: imaginary. But just in case we weren’t sure, last month, the New England Journal of Medicine published a Danish study showing definitively that abortion does not put a woman at increased […]

Fresh Eco Eye Shadow Tips for Subtle Holiday Flair

I am not Ultimate Eye Shadow Girl. You know who I’m talking about – the girl who applies awesome eye shadow with such ease and flair that she must be a secret- agent-supermodel who can disarm a bomb from memory and never, ever trip in her high heels. She always […]

Do You Know Your Dirty Dozen from Your Clean 15?

According to Environmental Working Group (EWG) research,  you could easily be consuming an average of 10 pesticides a day and not even know it. But that’s only if you are eating the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables around. These 12 conventionally grown fruits and  vegetables, or the “dirty dozen” […]

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 […]

Green Consumers Impressed by Results, not Promises

The Greenwashers are scrambling. That’s the conclusion reached by the State Of Green Business Report 2008 (pdf), produced by Greener World Media (edited by Joel Makower). The report surveyed the so-called greening up of the top corporations in the U.S. We have a long way to go, and despite progress […]

Spring Green Checklist: 10 Simple Steps to Sustainability

There’s quite a spectrum when it come to green living. Whether you’re a treehugging, protest-marching, tofu-frying greenie or simply trying to figure out where to start on your path to sustainability, it’s always helpful to take a moment to review the basics of going green. Here are 10 simple steps […]

The Top 20 Things We Throw Away (That We Shouldn’t)

How often do you have to empty the trash cans around your home? If you take a trip outside to the dumpster every couple days, it’s time to examine why your garbage bins fill up so quickly. To cut down the amount of waste you send off to the landfill, […]

Book Review: Green Kids, Sage Families

There’s so much to think about when raising your children green in a brown world. Food, clothing, shelter – these are just the beginning. What do you do when your child comes home with lice? How do you regulate TV and internet? Any conscious parent will want guidance for these […]

Greening Hospitals to Heal the Sick

Do we go to hospitals to get sick? It can seem that way. Aside from being the best place to come in contact with a full range of germs, most hospitals have been built with PVC flooring, conventional paint and other toxic products that leach carcinogens and pollutants into the […]

Sex Lube: Your Own Personal Oil Slick

We’ve all got one – a little tube in the nightstand drawer, ready for those moments when our bodies seem to be failing at what they’re supposed to do naturally. At the risk of sounding like a commercial, I’m just going to say it: vaginal dryness happens. Maybe you’re on […]

The Joy of Solo Sex (Is Masturbation the New Kale?): Sexual Healing

Have you serviced yourself today? May is National Masturbation Month, so let’s intimately examine the art of self-pleasure. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, masturbation is not just free – solo sex may be the key to glowing health (and enduring happiness). No matter how graphic, vulgar, and hyper-sexualized […]

10 Infographics Exploring Love, Sex and Relationships

An infographical look at the ties that bind. Love can be a difficult thing to describe in words. But images? That’s a whole different story. These ten infographics attempt to break down the complexity that is love, sex, and relationships through tables, flowcharts, and color coding. As for turning that […]

UK Women Seek Retail Therapy to Cure Recession Blues

Shop till You Drop, a dead end job mystery is a humorous detective novel about a woman who uncovers crimes while employed at an ultra-exclusive boutique in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. But there is much truth to the title of this fiction. It is also the real-life saga of more and […]

Female Viagra: Selling Desire, Not Fixing the Female Libido Problem

Sex sells. And Sprout Pharmaceuticals just scored the diamond ring with the FDA approval of its previously rejected female Viagra drug Flibanserin. But is it just selling us the image of desire or can it authentically fix our female libido problems?  This libido issue has been recognized as a “medical” problem, […]

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All of Our Unsexy Bodies are, in Fact, Sexy

Have you ever wondered why you don’t think the “gross stuff” your partner does isn’t gross? Or why you love to grab your person’s gut after they’ve eaten? It’s probably because you’re evolved and realize that unsexy bodies — aka all of our bodies — are, in fact, sexy. I […]

6 Sexy Yet Cheap Date Ideas for Frugal Couples

Whether you plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, or just want keep the romance alive, we have some cheap date ideas to help you frugal couples out there. Some folks think having a good time means spending bucketloads of money; other folks are less convinced. We know that […]

Why Does HIV Stigma Still Exist?: #NowWhat

While there still isn’t a cure for the virus, those with HIV can keep it at bay by taking antiretrovirals (ARVs) and expect to have a long and healthy life (and healthy relationships). Although all humans with an Internet connection and a brain can easily research facts about HIV, many […]

In Love? Email is Officially More Romantic Than Voicemail, Study Finds

If you’re crazy in love, a new study suggests expressing yourself via email is the way to go. There’s a new romantic gesture on the block that just might tug at your phone-hating heartstrings: According to a new study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, sending an email […]

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Why Does HIV Stigma Still Exist?: #NowWhat

While there still isn’t a cure for the virus, those with HIV can keep it at bay by taking antiretrovirals (ARVs) and expect to have a long and healthy life (and healthy relationships). Although all humans with an Internet connection and a brain can easily research facts about HIV, many […]

All of Our Unsexy Bodies are, in Fact, Sexy

Have you ever wondered why you don’t think the “gross stuff” your partner does isn’t gross? Or why you love to grab your person’s gut after they’ve eaten? It’s probably because you’re evolved and realize that unsexy bodies — aka all of our bodies — are, in fact, sexy. I […]

6 Sexy Yet Cheap Date Ideas for Frugal Couples

Whether you plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, or just want keep the romance alive, we have some cheap date ideas to help you frugal couples out there. Some folks think having a good time means spending bucketloads of money; other folks are less convinced. We know that […]

In Love? Email is Officially More Romantic Than Voicemail, Study Finds

If you’re crazy in love, a new study suggests expressing yourself via email is the way to go. There’s a new romantic gesture on the block that just might tug at your phone-hating heartstrings: According to a new study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, sending an email […]