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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 […]

Autism Increases Linked to Environmental Factors

Mysteriously, autism rates in California have gone up 700% in the past 15 years. Theories abound. Some claim the explosion in cases is because doctors are more aware and are therefore diagnosing more children; but that doesn’t account for such a huge spike. Others insist it’s vaccines containing thimerosal that […]

Weekly Photo: Just Fooling Around

I love this photo because to me it says “Yes, this is ridiculous…and there’s nothing you can do about it!” It reminds me of so many memorable stunts from the indomitable women I am lucky to have in my life. Stasie, a suburban church-going schoolteacher and young wife, running over […]

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

We’re turning off the power. Tomorrow at 8 p.m., cities around the world will be pulling the plug for Earth Hour – more than 200 of them, to be exact. World Wildlife Fund’s climate change statement originated in Sydney in 2007 but has quickly evolved into a global event. Over […]

Are Sunless Tanners Safe?

Fall is sweeping across the Northern Hemisphere, and many of us are starting to bundle up against the cold. For the lighter skinned lots, this means a loss of that summer glow. And when you spent the summer months alternating between organic sun blocks and healthy doses of Vitamin D […]

Breathe Cleaner Air With These 7 Houseplants

I am marrying a man who knows how to work a houseplant. It is, as the Victorians might have termed, an extremely advantageous match. Why? Because I once kept a ficus tree in the same pot for 13 years and possess plant nurturing skills that work like a bottle of […]

How to Pump Up Your Pout

Full lips are hot, and we can thank Angelina Jolie. Sure, women were concerned about lips before Brad Pitt’s leading lady hit the scene. But were they injecting fillers into their pout before Mother Jolie came into our consciousness? Were terms like celebrity pout, trout pout, and “For the love […]

20 Natural and Inner Beauty Quotes

20 beauty quotes to remind us what it is that makes us beautiful, from the inside out.  1. “Happy girls are the prettiest.” –Audrey Hepburn 2. “When you spend your days doing what fulfills you, you are attractive.” –Thomas J. Leonard 3. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the […]

25 Dating Dealbreakers and How to Spot Them

He texts but never calls, has a close girl “friend” and still loves mommy more than anyone. Run for the hills, honey. Dating dealbreakers are a touchy subject. It’s common knowledge that sticking to lists of musts and rules is no way to find a man (or woman). But while […]

10 Eco Links To Green Your Weekend # 2

Another week, another webful of useful green resources we are happy to share with you. Thanks to the following sites for great tips and finds: 1. The Daily Telegraph (via BoingBoing) tells us that reading can keep your heating bill down. 2. Laze your way to a greener lifestyle (or, How […]

Recycle This Book: a New Way for Kids to Look at the 3 R's

Looking  for ways to encourage your kids to be greener?  Then maybe the book Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children’s Book Authors Tell You How to Go Green can help. Kids might not always listen to their parents, but they usually can be influenced, good or bad, by people they […]

A Routine Moment Finds Flavor

A Sunday morning in Malibu spent window-shopping and sipping coffee with a girlfriend is my idea of heaven. Whether it’s the latest designer denim or celebrity eye candy, we always have fun checking out the flavor of the week. It was only a matter of time before toothpaste got its […]

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 […]

Orange Knockout!

Orange TKO is wonderful stuff: it’s a highly-concentrated multipurpose cleaner and de-greaser made from orange peels that is organic and delivers an energizing burst of natural fragrance. I first came across Orange TKO at an eco-product expo, and I was immediately impressed by the live stain-removal demonstration. This isn’t just […]

The Psychology of a Woman’s Underwear

There are period panties, and then there are period panties. Hello, my name is Jane, and I’m a thirty-three-year-old woman who still wears underwear from high school. Saying it publicly doesn’t make me feel better, but I’m told it’s the first stage in recognizing you have a problem. Although I […]

20 Ways to ‘Talk Back’ to Street Harassment

Do you ever have those days where you think you might just explode if you have to endure one more wolf whistle, cat call, or “hey baby?” Do you feel your face fuming but instead just walk on by, head phones in ears, pretending you don’t hear? While that is […]

How Do I Recycle This?

As I have said in a previous post, “anything that can be reused, must be reused,” and the design world has been up to the challenge with brilliant green dreams like Jens Praet’s paperwaste tables and Rotor’s post-modern kitchen cabinets. But what about recycling everyday objects we no longer need? […]

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 […]

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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. […]

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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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 […]

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. […]