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Say Yes to Yacon

Here I’ve been, contentedly using agave syrup all this time when my superfood-obsessed friend informed about something even better: yacon. A South American tuber with a naturally sweet taste, yacon is low in calories and is glucose-free. The sugars are complex, making them healthier for your body to digest. Talk […]

A Deliciously Simple Treat

I have a thing for red licorice. Years before I was an avid label reader I’d often opt for the cherry red Twizzlers. But after learning that the first ingredient was corn syrup and was followed by palm oil, glyceryl monostearate, artificial color and red dye #40, the treat quickly […]

The Top 5 Myths About Sex

Sex is natural, sex is good. Not everybody does it. But everybody should. Or so goes the 80s god of sass, George Michael. Now that I’ve implanted that song in your head for the rest of the day, let us continue. If you were born before the age of the […]

A Conversation with Aaron Woolf, Director of 'King Corn'

Corn: It’s what’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Corn is so woven into our American diets, from livestock and farmed fish feed, to high fructose corn syrup, food additives and the coating on your French fries that corn is literally what we’re made of. Case in point: when the makers of […]

Tiny Ways to Feel a Lot of Joy

Abundant joy doesn’t come from big spending or exhausting work. It’s a truism that many of life’s best pleasures are the simplest ones.  Browse through your favorite photos. It could be the pictures from your 12th birthday at Disneyland, your college graduation (so happy you were done with that!) or […]

Time to Lighten Up

Recently, I took a gander at the world of teen tanning when a “Teens determined to tan, no matter what” headline screamed at me from Msnbc.com. I learned that one in nine teenagers uses sunless tanning products. Cause for “yay, they’re out of the sun,” right? Nope, said teenagers are […]

Elbow Grease and Eco Mops

I’ve made peace with housework, but I still loathe mopping. I save that dreaded chore for last, when the kitchen floor is just too dirty to keep ignoring. So what do I use to mop? My broom closet features an old fashioned string mop, but since I have to squeeze […]

Something to Twitter About

What would the world sound like without humans in it? You know about water contamination and particulate matter and carbon dioxide – but there’s another kind of pollution. Scientists have been whispering about it for years. (Listen up.) It’s called biophony: the equivalent of the Golden Ratio for Planet Earth’s […]

The 8 Weirdest Ways We'll Generate Electricity in the Future

To meet our future energy requirements, we need to rely on a huge range of alternative sources. Let’s not forget the whimsical beginnings of our efforts to harness electricity (I’m referring to the kite of Benjamin Franklin). It’s only fitting that electricity generation technologies come from left field. Cars. Let’s […]

DIY Civil Engineering: Home Grown Cities

A truly modern city is one that’s overgrown. I love cities. In Rome last month, I was fascinated by how Italians utilized every corner of their balconies and gardens (more so in the Republic of Georgia) – admittedly as much for rusting motorbike/moped parts as for greenery. That’s men for […]

Office Plants Make You Happy

Employees who bring plants to decorate their office space are happier and more satisfied with their job and their life in general, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. It makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, the plants will fill your space with life-enhancing oxygen (if you’ve ever been to […]

Sex by Numbers: No-Dieting Tips for Trimming 10 Pounds

ColumnSkip the weight loss centers and the elliptical machines, there are other fun ways to drop unwanted pounds. Last spring, I set sail from the States to Europe, where I’m now a legal resident. In the intervening months since my arrival, I’ve shed a handy ten pounds – without even […]

Men Don’t Care How Your Vagina Looks [Video]

Now, you may think men would have some pretty high expectations when it comes to how a vagina looks. Well, prepare to be shocked… The video below features a handful of men who are asked to draw the ideal vagina. Luckily, all of the dudes featured don’t really care about […]

Savory Cinnamon

I was over at my friend’s house for dinner recently and she was cooking up a vegetarian soul-food feast. I’m talkin’ black-eyed peas with collard greens and tempeh, green beans with tahini sauce, and rosemary mashed potatoes. The smells coming out of that kitchen were mouth-watering. And then I caught […]

6 Yoga Poses to Help You Chill Out and Wind Down

Work stressing you out? Or maybe you just want to chill out and wind down after a long day? Yoga can alleviate stress and help you chill out and wind down. If you’ve never practiced yoga don’t be shy! Here are some great yoga poses for beginners from Michael Taylor […]

The New Hunter Gatherers: Urban Foragers

My heart was nearly broken last summer when I noticed that a family member’s plum tree was so heavily laden with fruit that hundreds of beautiful plums were rotting on the ground. I decided to harvest the entire tree. Since one person can only make so much jam and I […]

Kombucha Closer

Kombucha – what on earth is it anyway? When I first found out about kombucha, I can’t say I was very interested. After all, it’s made of black tea and sugar that’s been fermented with a thick, white, slimy mushroom floating at the top. But when I actually tried it, […]

Green, Greener, Greenest: Reach Higher!

I’m gonna push you to a deeper, richer shade of green. Are you ready? Here goes! You know the clear plastic bags they have at the grocery store for bagging produce and bulk goods? It’s time to break the bad habit of using these once. After you’ve emptied these bags […]

Eco Links to Green Your Weekend

If you’re thinking that the last few months have been the toughest of an increasingly problematic year for most of the world – you’re not wrong. But there’s a silver lining: conditions are also perfect for innovation, redesign, a flourishing in all walks of life. Julia Levitt explains over at […]

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Is Gwyneth Paltrow’s Foray into Organic Lube Legit?

Gwyneth Paltrow seems to have her hands in all things organic. And if her most recent personal health obsession turns out to be legit, then the all-natural star may soon have her hands all up in your vagina… figuratively, speaking, of course. Paltrow knows that any woman who enjoys having […]

Birth Control Has Come a Long Way [Video]

Would you use a lemon as a cervical cap? Yeah, I didn’t think so. But that actually was a method people used to prevent pregnancies in 1700. Watch the video below and laugh or gasp at all the different types of birth control that have been used over the years. […]

Generation Z Says ‘No Thanks’ to Gender Norms

Millennials: You can now breath a collective sigh of relief because everyone is starting to get tired of your boring, aging selves. Generation Z… It’s your turn. And the thing that the media and researchers are zeroing in on is, not surprisingly, your sexuality. Gen Z and Gender Generation Z […]

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Birth Control Has Come a Long Way [Video]

Would you use a lemon as a cervical cap? Yeah, I didn’t think so. But that actually was a method people used to prevent pregnancies in 1700. Watch the video below and laugh or gasp at all the different types of birth control that have been used over the years. […]

Is Gwyneth Paltrow’s Foray into Organic Lube Legit?

Gwyneth Paltrow seems to have her hands in all things organic. And if her most recent personal health obsession turns out to be legit, then the all-natural star may soon have her hands all up in your vagina… figuratively, speaking, of course. Paltrow knows that any woman who enjoys having […]