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Ecosalon Recipes: Seasonal Eating: The Ultimate ‘Green’

Known by many names, including its Italian name, Cavalo Nero, and black kale, and dinosaur kale, Lacinato kale is a crinkly, deep-green green now in season. Kale is affordable and is readily available in farmers’ markets. It’s also incredibly good for you. The deeper a vegetable’s color, the more nutrients […]

Is the Tech Industry Sexist?

The tech industry is forward-thinking in all areas except one: its treatment of women. We are a species divided at the mid point between our two legs. There’s no question about that. Men and women, we think differently, most certainly, about each other. But now in the midst of our […]

And the Greenest White House Kitchen Will Be…

Now that the presidential race is off and running, it’s time to compare and contrast what the two White House kitchens might look like in the way of sustainable food sourcing. Take a little break from the political arguments about economics and Iraq and peek into the possible future White […]

One Does Not Swig One's Craft Beer

What could be better than sitting in the garden, reclining in a sun-baked chair, filled with joy at nature’s bounteous splendor? The answer is: being full of beer while you do it. Since a little alcohol is healthy, a drop of the world’s oldest beverage fits nicely into a balanced […]

How to Win the Battle of the Junk Drawer

Everyone has one; it doesn’t matter where you live or how organized you are or which candidate you vote for. The junk drawer does not discriminate. And unless you’re a Zen monk, the idea of emptying and sorting said drawer sends you running for cover. Yes, I’m fairly certain most […]

18 of the Best Pickup Lines that Never Get Old

Here’s a compilation of the best pickup lines that are so bad, they’re good. Confession: I love pickup lines. They’re awful, yet not. The fact that a guy is willing to completely humiliate himself in front of you and your friends is pretty charming… well, unless he tries one of […]

This is What Sexual Consent Looks Like [Video]

Planned Parenthood recently came out with a really great video that shows exactly what sexual consent looks like. Watch the awesome (and sexually, ethically diverse) video below. (This is the organization that some people in the government want to defund… SMH.) Related on EcoSalon Watch the New Sexual Consent Campaign […]

Sex By Numbers: Good for a Man, Good For a Woman?

A weekly look at sex and culture, by the numbers. The differences that distinguish males from females are often the same things that attract us to each other. However, that’s not to say that what’s good for one gender is always good for the other. From oxytocin-laced semen to walnuts […]

Jiggle Your Way to Weight Loss

Jiggling, dancing, jumping up and down like a maniac to frenetic music – that’s how we started each Tantra class when I was offered free “lessons” from a couple I worked for on Maui. The whole point of vibrating your body like this was to get all your energy channels […]

Banish Laundry Room Blues

A spring makeover for your laundry room? Why not? Whether your washing machine and dryer reside in a closet or a hall or a spare bathroom, the laundry area is often a forgotten space. Remember, the spring ritual walk-through and makeover is all about converting life’s chores into pleasures. By […]

'Green' Banana Guide: Buying, Nutrition, and Recipes

My daughter used to eat so many bananas I thought she might be part monkey. Of course, the big ears and tail didn’t help, either. I was heartened to learn her banana habit is a good thing. The tropical fruit is not only an ideal finger food for kids but tremendously beneficial […]

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” […]

The Most Effective Natural Cure for Cramps (It Really Works!)

There’s a natural alternative to Midol, Pamprin and other “time of the month” drugs. If you suffer from painful menstrual cramps, I recommend brewing yourself a steaming mug of cramp bark tea. It’s not actually the bark (or the berry) of the cramp bark plant that is used to treat […]

Looking for the Best Green Sex Toys? You’ve Hit the Spot!

Once upon a time, sex was a word whispered rather than the topic of college courses and front page news. I’m comfortable with it, as you could surmise from my passionate case for saving the planet by having more sex. We could discuss the pros and cons of the sexing […]

Rate Your Phone's Radiation

We’ve all heard of the dangers of cell phone radiation, and yet we can’t live without them. After living with cell phone convenience, the thought of going back to a landline seems downright archaic! But what are these cell phones actually doing to our cells? Human studies aren’t conclusive, but […]

For 2012, Pleasure is the Revolution We’ve Been Waiting For

Women like sex. I’ve been thinking – buried under the crushing, exhausting weight of all the assorted indignities of the current war on women, maybe it’s time to flip the script and go back to the basics. My theory about why all of this inane madness is happening is this: […]

Sex by Numbers: One-Night Stands

ColumnWhy buy the bull when you can just have it for sport? Sex by Numbers debuted only a few short months ago, and with it has come a veritable firestorm of fierce women flooding my inbox with stories and queries. Needless to say, you people are an impressive (and sometimes […]

When Candy Is Good for You: The Psychology of Sweets

In our post-Halloween sugar malaise, some of us might be cursing the bags of candy left in our cabinets. And yes, those bite-sized bits of chocolate, caramel and nougat (you can see where my head is), are perfect to satiate a craving. Or two. Or five. Because the real problem […]

How to Green Up Your Love Life

A new book offers advice on how to make your love life more eco-friendly. Article by Darragh Worland and image by pinksherbet. First published March 2010 at Tonic.com. What color comes to mind when you think about your lover? If it’s not green, then you’ve got a long way to […]

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3 Ways to Have the Best Outdoor Sex Ever

Sure, you can have outdoor sex all year long. But there’s something about steamy, summer days and nights that make outdoor sex even better. Now, you may be wondering, “why are you trying to get us to have outdoor sex? Indoor sex is fine and dandy.” Yes, that’s true. Generally, […]

5 Natural Ways to Tighten Up Down There: No More Kegels!

Sick of using kegels to tighten and strengthen your vaginal muscles? Give these 5 cheap and easy treatments and exercises a try instead. Whether it’s to make sex a more enjoyable experience, to treat a medical condition, or to return to pre-child-bearing status, tightening the vagina is on the radar […]

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 […]

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5 Natural Ways to Tighten Up Down There: No More Kegels!

Sick of using kegels to tighten and strengthen your vaginal muscles? Give these 5 cheap and easy treatments and exercises a try instead. Whether it’s to make sex a more enjoyable experience, to treat a medical condition, or to return to pre-child-bearing status, tightening the vagina is on the radar […]

3 Ways to Have the Best Outdoor Sex Ever

Sure, you can have outdoor sex all year long. But there’s something about steamy, summer days and nights that make outdoor sex even better. Now, you may be wondering, “why are you trying to get us to have outdoor sex? Indoor sex is fine and dandy.” Yes, that’s true. Generally, […]

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 […]