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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 […]

Environmentalism 2.0: Goodbye Greenwashing?

As the eco-friendly movement matures and embeds into mainstream culture, the power of green iconography diminishes – and the greenwashers will move on. It’s already happening. The Law of Diminishing Returns tells us that the more companies try to Green up their act, the less unique it becomes as a […]

7 Tips for Healthy Pets

We love our cats and dogs, and we owe it to them to keep them healthy. After all, mercury in fish is just as bad for Whiskers as it is for you! Green pet care may cost a little more up front, but it’s certainly less expensive than future vet […]

How to Reduce Waste by Mulching Leaves

Those piles of leaves that line the streets when the trees go bare were once a form of childhood amusement. I remember running, jumping and letting their fluffiness break my fall countless times for hours on end. But, now this sight just makes me sad. With all of the waste […]

Debunking the Most Popular Soy Myths

The topic of soy can create a big debate among healthy folks, and the viewpoints can be extreme. Who knew a humble green bean could be so controversial? Some tout soy products as a panacea for health and wellness, while others swear that soy is a sure ticket to infertility […]

Raw Food on the Run: Confessions of a LARABAR Addict

A few months back I discovered the most fabulous treat. But they’re also a healthy snack. Or even breakfast. I’m so addicted to LARABARs that I’m eating one right now, justifying it for research and inspiration. Those with knowledge of the Raw Food Movement are aware of the health benefits […]

Eco Links to Green Your Week

Can you even bear the thought of looking at yet another credit card? No need to flinch – instead of coming with strings attached, this one has a fork and spoon instead. It’s a handy, green answer to the problem of cutlery on the move (mainly, where to put it). […]

The Best Eco-Friendly Lunch Bags

Are you brown bagging it yet? Last week we offered some tasty green ideas for food to tote to the office. But you’ll need an eco-friendly tote, so if you don’t have one, here’s where to get started making your choice. The Best (Green) Brown Bags: Bazura Shop sells insulated […]

Kangaroo: the Other Red Meat?

Everyone has heard the factoid about cow farts: The methane from cattle passing gas is apparently a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. (Though apparently cattle burps are an even bigger problem). It sounds like something you’d see on Snopes but it’s actually true. And believe it or not, […]

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Stimulating Controversy: the Jury's Still Out On Caffeine

What are we going to do with caffeine? The short, pragmatic answer is that we’re going to keep ingesting it, without a doubt. It’s our favourite legal central nervous system stimulant. Caffeine is present in over 60 naturally-occurring forms of food and drink, from munchable kola nuts – now more […]

How To Craft a Sustainable Lifestyle

Since March of this year, we’ve been showing you how you can craft your own sustainable lifestyle (because going green is all aboutdoing it yourself). Here are a few examples from our array of life-crafting, life-improving tips. How to … …make natural pesticides and fungicides for your garden.…green your SUV.…get […]

Sugar Substitute: Tips for Using Agave Syrup

Agave syrup is a hot ingredient among raw foodists and people with blood sugar problems, but the syrup is great for everyone. Being less processed than sugar, it’s a purer food. Agave has a low glycemic index, meaning you won’t have as much of a blood sugar spike after eating […]

3 Food Staples You Can Make at Home

When it comes to cooking, I like to start from scratch. And I mean from scratch. It’s really not so hard. Case in point: in a few simple steps, you can make your own flour, butter and mayonnaise minus the preservatives for a fraction of the cost you’d typically encounter […]

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The Fierce Link Between Unhealthy Relationships and Emotional Eating

Fighting with your beau could cause an uptick in your emotional eating habits. If you and your guy aren’t fans of the whole choosing your battles thing, your relationship woes could be doing a number on your waistline, according to a recent study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science. […]

7 Important Things You Need to Know About Being the Other Woman

Take it from someone who’s been there: Being the other woman is the shits. Bitch. Homewrecker. Slut. These are just some of the labels that come with being the other woman. After all, the other woman doesn’t have feelings—she’s nothing more than a scheming tramp who only cares about herself. […]

Sapiosexual: The Most Obnoxious Online Dating Buzzword in History

Why you might want to reconsider calling yourself a sapiosexual on your online dating profile. Remember back in the day when someone decided labeling guys with hygiene as “metrosexual” was a good idea? Then came “lumbersexual” to describe men who don’t shave and wear flannel. (I wish I was joking.) […]

Drinking Coffee May Boost Your Guy’s Performance In Bed

If your beau’s been having issues in the performance department, don’t fret: A recent study suggests drinking coffee could throw him a bone (almost literally!). In the U.S., an estimated 30 million dudes struggle with erectile dysfunction (ED), which is essentially the inability to hold an erection long enough for […]

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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 […]

A Salute! With EcoSalon’s The Box: Made In America

EcoSalon’s Made In America Box features items that are made right here in the U.S.A! July is an all-around patriotic month here in the states, so join your fellow eco-friendly patriots with a box of products worth $494.85, for just $129 + free shipping!     You see it everywhere: The […]

Sapiosexual: The Most Obnoxious Online Dating Buzzword in History

Why you might want to reconsider calling yourself a sapiosexual on your online dating profile. Remember back in the day when someone decided labeling guys with hygiene as “metrosexual” was a good idea? Then came “lumbersexual” to describe men who don’t shave and wear flannel. (I wish I was joking.) […]