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10 Aphrodisiacs for a Cold Winter’s Night

The snow is flying and the fog is rolling in, so there’s no better time for getting comfortable between the sheets. But just because you’ve trekked inside with mini-icicles hanging from your eyebrows doesn’t mean you can’t heat things up at home. And there are many ways you can bring […]

A Walk in a Scottish Forest

The Highlands of Scotland are one of my favorite places in the world. The countryside is stunningly beautiful with the steep mountains plunging out of glassy clear lochs. The people are friendly and the food is good – the free-range venison, fresh fish, berries, cheeses, and homemade jam and baked […]

Guatemala: Volcanoes, Sugarcane and Yoga Mats

Yoga is all about finding an oasis of calm within yourself, but your surroundings certainly help, the more remote the better. Hence the appeal of yoga retreats. If you’re going to retreat, you might as well do it properly. How about Guatemala, which is currently turning into a yoga and […]

Can Eating Organic Stop Nightmares?

Okay, so we all know eating organic is healthy, but will it stop nightmares? This just might take the freshly-baked carrot cake. But first, consider this. Life is scary. There are serial killers, lunatic dictators, and gossip web sites who think we enjoy crotch shots of drunken starlets. And we’re […]

EcoSalon Weekly Roundup

Get up to speed on the latest news and tips from EcoSalon with this week’s roundup. Your summer shopping spree doesn’t have to cost a cent, and, no, I’m not referring to the five finger discount. Kim shares 10 Tips for a Successful Clothing Swap to have a blast while […]

EcoSalon Tested, Mom Approved: Safe Nail Polish for Kids

Ever try raising a completely ungendered little girl and/or extremely-liberated boy? Case in point, my brilliant and gorgeous niece Katherine (unfortunately, not the adorable girl in the pic). My sister and her husband presented our girl with toy tool sheds, small-palm basketballs, and mini-abacuses galore – and she went straight […]

He Loves Me, I Love Me Not: How to Date Without Losing Yourself

I used to think I knew how to date – then, you know, I started dating. Like most women, I’m independent, ambitious, and some might say I have feminist tendencies. Because of this, when I think about how to date and how the relationship will enhance my life, losing myself […]

Sex by Numbers: Republican Caucus Edition

Column Facts are facts. In honor of the recently-concluded Republican Iowa Caucuses, we’re running an extra-special Sex by Numbers this week honoring both the region and the people that made the last few months so jam-packed with sex scandals, mistresses, and trips to the Pizza Ranch.

20 Online Resources for Planning an Eco Wedding

He means the world to you…but the world means a lot to you, too! If you’re getting ready to plan an eco wedding, look no further than this helpful guide. Here’s a list of the best online resources to help you plan a green wedding: At Great Green Wedding, you’ll […]

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 […]

How to Make Your Own Non-Toxic Mosquito Repellent

Mosquito season is here, and although I’ve found my personal zen with them it’s no fun to find yourself flailing, yelping and slapping when those little critters come buzzing around. You can preserve your personal comfort this summer by making (or growing) your own mosquito repellent. The recipe goes like […]

Dry Shampoo Saves the Day

Some of us like to shower. And some of us have long hair. This often leaves us with a dire dilemma. How long is too long to get all the shampoo out? How much water does it take to get clean hair? It’s enough to make you hang up your […]

When Are Men Too Old for a Baby?

Recently, an issue so-powerful-it-could-only-be-emailed was batted around the hallowed halls of EcoSalon. The issue was complex, kind of like asking 24-to-39-year-old women to name their favorite Jonas Brother. Sure, the middle one seems a bit cute, but is it really okay to have an opinion on the matter? And while […]

What Women Want: 9 Destructive Habits We Hate To Love In Men

What women want and what’s good for us are often two different things. Too often, men with these destructive habits make the cut when they should be out on the curb. My friends and I used to chat endlessly about what women want and how infuriating it is that guys […]

If It's a Good Deed, It Leads

If it’s not Eliot Spitzer today it’s shady campaign tactics tomorrow. Every food causes cancer. Your keyboard is harboring flesh-eating bacteria, there will never be peace in the Middle East, and the latest study shows you’re doing everything wrong. Again. It may surprise you to learn that good things are […]

Veal Is Not a Four Letter Word

For many people, veal is associated with animal cruelty. But what should be done with all those boy calves that are a by-product of the dairy industry? Vegans have one answer and proponents of rose veal another. The truth is that if you drink milk, you should think about what […]

12 Clever Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds

Every green gardener knows that coffee grounds infuse your soil with nutrients, but with the amount you drink, more ends up going to waste than being salvaged. Fortunately there are plenty of other ways to save your grounds from the dumpster! You know that fancy exfoliating scrub you’ve been hankering […]

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9 Simple Things Happy Couples Always Do

Fact: Happy couples would totally make us vom if they weren’t so adorable. As much as we want to throw up at the sight of a happy couple—especially when they do all of those cutesy things in front of us (you know, like get along), they help us forget every […]

43 Signs You’ve Been Enjoying the Single Life a Little TOO Long

Signs you might be taking the whole single life thing a little too far. The single life is awesome—the freedom, the endless amounts of “me time,” the fact that wearing pants is no longer mandatory—but there comes a time in every single woman’s life where she starts picking up “single […]

Dr. Ruth Has Some Bonkers Views About Mandatory Sex

Dr. Ruth. You are obsolete. None of us need your outdated sexual advice, and we sure as hell disagree with your latest terrible, mandatory sex decree. According to Jezebel, Dr. Ruth said a few cringe-worthy, out-right dangerous things about sex and sexual consent in a recent interview with Diane Rehm, […]

Miss Piggy (Finally!) Receives the Ultimate Feminist Recognition

Finally, Miss Piggy gets the feminist recognition she deserves. Last week, Brooklyn’s Sackler Center for Feminist Art recognized the one and only Miss Piggy with an award that honors “extraordinary women who are first in their fields.” Longtime feminist Gloria Steinem presented the award to Miss Piggy. Previous winners include Toni […]

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43 Signs You’ve Been Enjoying the Single Life a Little TOO Long

Signs you might be taking the whole single life thing a little too far. The single life is awesome—the freedom, the endless amounts of “me time,” the fact that wearing pants is no longer mandatory—but there comes a time in every single woman’s life where she starts picking up “single […]

The Real Reason Men Who Clean the House Have Less Sex

Science says men who clean the house have less sex. Here’s why science can suck it. Back in the day—okay, 2013—a study came out that said men who do more chores around the house have less sex than husbands who don’t clean the house as much. (Can I meet the […]

On Gendered, Loaded Words: It’s Time for Redefinition

There are a lot of loaded words falling out of people’s mouths these days. Many of these words are gendered and their traditional definitions are awful. Since society is changing… slowly… very slowly… I think it’s time to put a positive spin on these words. I mean, they obviously aren’t […]