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You’ve Got Your Home’s Eco Score…Now What?

Your life is green and you do your best to make it an eco-friendly day, every day. So take your eco-friendly intentions to Low Impact Living and try their just-launched Environmental Impact Calculator to find helpful ways to green up your home. This innovative tool provides personalized information to help […]

Is This the Formula for a Happy Marriage?

If you want the whole happy marriage thing, just keep these tips in mind. Being that I’m a commitment-phobe in the worst possible way, I’m not sure if marriage is in the cards for me. I feel like the only way I’m ever going to be in a successful relationship, […]

5 Favorite Lipsticks for Fall

We’re on the cusp of fall turning to winter. For this year, we’re hunkering down in sweaters and knee-high boots while nursing a fervent desire to see Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. (Congratulations, you crazy kids!). And since this is also a time of cooler temperatures, it means we’re […]

Pick Up Lines for the Hybrid Lover

Because life is sexier when you’re not a gas guzzler. You’re so stealthy in that Prius, I’ll show you how to make some noise. I save so much energy with this car, I can put the leftover to good use. Just because I don’t use crude oil doesn’t mean I […]

Traveling (Carbon) Light

I lead as nomadic a lifestyle as possible for a confirmed yuppie. The travel bug caught years ago when I landed in Europe with a EurailPass and what felt like an eight-hundred-pound backpack. I was 21 and fresh-scrubbed, just out of college and ready to explore. That was in the […]

Ecosalon Recipes: Not Your College Boyfriend’s Trail Mix

Trail mix – remember that? (Or perhaps you’re trying to forget.) It’s a snack with a pretty bad reputation, conjuring up images of greasy plastic bags, salty peanuts, Chex, chocolate chips, and the aforementioned college boyfriend. Fortunately, those days are long since past. We’re green goddesses and deserve nature’s best, […]

Ready for Summer?

Sweating out the summer? Here are some tips to keep you beautiful and healthy throughout the heat. First, don’t forget your biodegradable, petroleum free, marine safe sunscreen. You’ve gotta protect your face with a sustainably made sunhat. If you’re sick of the daily bout with a razor, try waxing your […]

Eating Local in the Desert

On a trip to the high desert community of Joshua Tree, Calif., I was happy to see a Saturday morning farmers’ market in the middle of town, where there hadn’t been one on my last visit a few years before. As I perused the well-stocked stalls of apricots, strawberries, cherries, […]

Living Off the Grid

Living off the grid – are you up for it? It’s an extreme yet liberating lifestyle requiring complete self-reliance for water, energy and resources. Most of us probably aren’t willing to go all the way (armchair off-gridding). Even if your electricity comes from wind or solar, having internet access means […]

7 Signs of a Green Restaurant (Plus 5 Resources to Find Them!)

Eco, Noted You’ve been cooking at home more because it’s healthier, more economical and allows you to support your local food systems. You’ve made your kitchen habits as waste-free as possible. But sometimes you want to go out. What makes a restaurant green and how do you find one? There […]

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 […]

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, […]

5 Fun Ways to Add Some Action to Your Day

We all know we need to exercise. And none of us seem to have the time. Even I, who mostly work at home, still find it hard to fit regular exercise into my routine. But human bodies were clearly not made to be sedentary, so here’s how you can sneak […]

Ecosalon Recipes: Potato and Kale Soup with Parsley-Arugula Pesto

After the indulgences of the holidays, you’re probably thinking about eating lightly over the next few weeks. But if you’re like me, your body isn’t craving raw salads and steamed greens over brown rice; it wants hot, nourishing foods that are still light. I want soup! Here’s an easy soup […]

Your Body Image in Bed: Sexual Healing

ColumnI’ve often said that women should follow their lust the way Joseph Campbell wants us to “follow our bliss.” But if we’re obsessing about the (real or imagined) ripples on our thighs, how can we let the gorgeous ripple of orgasm take over? True pleasure requires one to let go, […]

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Finally, the Female Orgasm Explained

Female orgasms: why do they exist? Many scientists have pondered this question through the years. Well, two hardworking researchers may have finally cracked the orgasmic code. Why care? Because we’re humans and we like to understand how our bodies work, duh. Also: because female orgasms are just as confusing to […]

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 […]

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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, […]

Finally, the Female Orgasm Explained

Female orgasms: why do they exist? Many scientists have pondered this question through the years. Well, two hardworking researchers may have finally cracked the orgasmic code. Why care? Because we’re humans and we like to understand how our bodies work, duh. Also: because female orgasms are just as confusing to […]