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Angels Among Us

For most of us, vitamins enhance an already rich and healthful diet. In the developing world, where war, famine and poverty are so sadly familiar, vitamins can make the difference between a child’s blindness and sight, or between a healthy pregnancy and a mother and infant at great risk. That’s […]

Write 2 Lines and Call Me in the Morning

Chronic complainer? We’ve got the cure. My life is good. And compared to millions of people around the world in very unfortunate circumstances, my life is very, very good. But despite the love, health and prosperity I am so lucky to have, I still find it pretty easy to tumble […]

Salad Gets the Glow

For the first time, food irradiation techniques have been approved by the FDA for keeping salad clean and fresh. Food irradiation is a controversy. Treatment of food with ionised radiation (which doesn’t contaminate products with radioactivity, if you’re wondering) stimulates the formation of molecules that blast away bacteria, ranging from […]

Morning Magic: 8 Reasons Why the Early Bird Gets the Worm

I may not have been an early bird since birth, but after years of training myself to jump-start my day, my body naturally wants to get a move on as soon as it’s light outside. In fact, I’m now almost incapable of sleeping past 8 a.m. Some people may consider […]

EPA Has Second Thoughts About Recycled Tires in Playgrounds

Ground-up tires, commonly known as tire crumb, have been used for years to provide surface cushioning to children’s playgrounds and sport fields. Considered a safe and effective material that was not only easy on the bones but also a great way of recycling, tire crumb was endorsed by the Environmental […]

A Multi-City Guide to Earth Day Festivals and Events

Earth Day humbuggery aside, what are you doing on April 22nd? Here’s a list of treehuggin’ ideas and entertaining events across the country to celebrate our planet while having a blast. Green Apple Festival Uniting green advocates from ten cities from coast to coast, the nationally-coordinated Green Apple Festival is […]

Politically Correct Greenscouring?

Something unsurprising happened during the debate around the proposed climate change bill in the Senate last month. It all became about politics. As greenscouring goes, this is the most predictable. Getting a bill through government requires negotiating a complex set of existing alliances, grudges, reputations, official stances, personal stances and […]

(Self) Love in the Fast(ing) Lane

Considering a fast or cleanse to rev up your energy levels, release stored junk in your trunk, disarm your inner warrior of its angry liver complex? Consider this as well. The potency of a good cleanse is well-worth the investment, time and self love you put into it. That’s right, […]

January’s EcoSalon Man We Love: Jonathan Franzen

We may have mentioned that we’re a fan of the men. Give us a guy who can quote Gloria Steinem or Michael Pollan (or Gloria Steinem quoting Michael Pollan) and we will show you a guy we’re dancing around like vegan Bacchante. For December, we brought you the greatness that […]

Eco Cool Cartography with Green Map and Google

Going on a vacation and want to make it a green theme? Green Map can help. As part of a locally-led mapping project now in 500 cities, towns and villages in 54 countries, Green Map creates green portraits of small towns and big cities wanting to boast sustainable projects, parks, […]

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 […]

What’s the Deal with Anti-Bacterial Soap?

America has declared war, and it’s not against high-waisted jeans. (Though on that subject, consider me General Patton.) Germs are the new enemy and we’re engaged in hand-to-hand combat with them. Recall the sight of Britney Spears traipsing across gas station bathrooms barefoot, which horrified people more than her shaved […]

10 Eco Links to Green Your Week

Here are our favorites for starting your week in a green way: Impulse buying, one of the great eco-curses of our age, just got hi-tech. As ABC News reports, new phone technology allows you to buy clothes the split-second you see them, cutting out all that tedious thinking about whether […]

Hybrids for Hire

You separate aluminum, glass and plastic. You bring your own bags to the market and you use non-toxic cleaning products in your home. Recycling has become as much a part of your life as checking your email and going to the gym. Maybe there isn’t a hybrid parked in your […]

Weleda’s Dry Skin Food for Thought

It was that time of the year again – dermatologist time – when I head off to UCLA to visit Dr. Joan Wu. I adore Dr. Wu. Seriously, in the history of favorite doctors, she ranks right up there with Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Whatever Dr. Wu tells me to […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]