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Pollution Alters Your DNA

Most people know that breathing in polluted air isn’t good for their health. It can irritate the lungs, cause allergic reactions, trigger asthmatic attacks and is considered to be a contributing factor in lung cancer development. But now a new study also indicates that breathing polluted air can interfere with […]

10 Links to Give Us a Break

With the whirl of stories we’ve sent your way, we need a few moments to catch our breath. So grab a green tea and have a look at these, and we’ll enjoy a quick break. Thanks! As passionate advocates of home-grown cities, we’re fully behind the spread of High Density […]

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 […]

The Realm of the Birds and the Wind

Do you have a child? Maybe an inner child? Either way, children need to play outdoors and playgrounds aren’t always enough. Children (and adults) need interaction with the natural world. I remember climbing trees when I was a kid and nestling myself comfortably in the branches for hours. I still […]

What Do Women Really Want in ‘Being Wanted’? Sexual Healing

What do women really want? That is a question that has long been mired in confusion and even subterfuge. You can blame the usual suspects: porn, patriarchy, and patent disregard for women’s voices through many centuries. But the truth is that “wanting to be wanted” may be sabotaging your relationships […]

10 Best Reasons to Turn 30

In 2009 alone, 4.2 million Americans turned 30. And while some of the latest additions to the fourth decade of living may not be happy to be there, others are diving into their 30s with optimism. When I turned 30, I threw a party at a bar that no longer […]

Awake at the Wheel

While perusing the gritty and authentic Awake at the Wheel, I came across a post about an experiment measuring the added benefits of chocolate enhanced by the power of good intention. It only confirmed my personal belief that many of our small daily choices can be enhanced with conscious intent. […]

The Dish on Twist

Yesterday I was washing the dishes and found myself contemplating sponges; or rather, imagining huge slimy piles of discarded cellulose sponges in our landfills. I want a biodegradable option. From my Mexican travels I learned of the loofah vine, climbing up rooftops and taking over like a weed. When the […]

My Green Wedding, Part 2

Weddings come in all shapes and sizes but for many people it’s the biggest party they’ll ever host. The average wedding in the US costs about $20,000. Ours was nowhere near that expensive but it was still a large event and one that took a year in the planning. Little […]

Watch Out, Chia; Salba's on the Scene

And I thought chia seeds were the ultimate in simple, food-based nutrition. Not so. Chia has a stronger, healthier cousin named salba. Chia and salba both come from the same plant family, and salba’s got everything chia’s got, but so much more. What’s so good about this little South American […]

Where to Eat Green Across the U.S.

You’ve gotten the college road trip out of your system, but not the wanderlust. Now that you’re older and wiser, you can hopscotch across the nation supporting eateries that care about the earth, savoring local produce and sipping fair trade coffee from L.A. to New York City. Does life get […]

Start a Green Gratitude Journal to Improve Your Mental Health

The term “gratitude journal” has been casually bandied about ever since Oprah announced that is was part of her daily practice to sit down and list all of the things for which she is grateful. The concept of reflecting upon and writing down what we appreciate is one we’d all […]

The Best Green Tips and News: 220+ Lifestyle Links to Start Your New Year

A year in Lifestyle – from dire rumblings over biofuel to the unprecedented eco-promises of President Elect Obama, from ravaged coral to eco sunscreen, personal sustainability to green careers. It’s been a whirlwind 12 months…and here’s why. January: we first look at the menaces of urban tumbleweed, plastic hotel toiletries, […]

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 […]

A Natural Fitness Drink: Coconut Water

The fitness drink market is officially saturated. It started in the ’60s with Gatorade, invented by the coach of the Florida Gators football team in an effort to keep them properly hydrated in the extreme heat. Now there’s Powerade, Propel, Fit N’ Lit, Skinny Water, Vitamin Water, and the list […]

What Is Wabi Sabi?

Wabi sabi – isn’t it what we’re longing for these days? A Japanese term that leaves no easy translation, wabi sabi is a way of living that appreciates nature’s impermanence and imperfections. Being minimalist and simple in its approach, wabi sabi is the antithesis to all that is soulless, shiny […]

Swish, Gurgle, Splat: the Natural Dentist

The next time you take a swig of that cool, minty-fresh mouthwash, read the label. ACT, one of the top sellers contains ingredients such as sodium saccharin, sorbitol, green dye #3, and yellow dye #5. It’s more bad news for standard mouthwash, which recently was revealed to increase the risk […]

Eco Links to Green Your Weekend

Amongst President-Elect Barack Obama‘s most striking campaign promises: “We will set the goal of ending all deaths from Malaria by 2015. The United States will lead.” Mark Leon Goldberg assesses his chances, over at UN Dispatch. Number 4 on Gretchen Rubin’s Ten Tips For Being Happier is very close to […]

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7 Reasons Why Your Healthy Habits Should Include Masturbating

Masturbating is healthy—so why don’t we treat it like the rest of our healthy habits? There are plenty of healthy habits we work hard to achieve—eating better food, getting more exercise, sleep, and downtime. We talk about them fondly, and often. And even though masturbating is as healthy for your […]

Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson Get Sexy [Video]

Sex is complicated, you guys. And apparently, it’s pretty scientific, too. Bill Nye recently appeared on National Geographic’s StarTalk. In this clip, you can see him give the short version why all animals — including humans — have sex. Get the down and dirty (and gene-driven) facts by watching the […]

Men Don’t Care How Your Vagina Looks [Video]

Now, you may think men would have some pretty high expectations when it comes to how a vagina looks. Well, prepare to be shocked… The video below features a handful of men who are asked to draw the ideal vagina. Luckily, all of the dudes featured don’t really care about […]

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12 Weird Things Women Do to Their Vaginas

Seriously, what did our vaginas ever do to us? Ever since back in the day when pubic hair became uncool, women have been doing some pretty batshit things to make their vaginas feel better, look prettier and smell like anything other than a vagina. It turns out there are even […]

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 […]