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Birth Control on the Cob?

The great controversy of so-called “frankenfoods” continues. Results from an Austrian study have just been released showing that laboratory mice fed genetically modified corn (specifically, a variety created by Monsanto) had decreased fertility compared to mice fed on conventional corn. And why didn’t any food regulating agencies catch this? Because […]

Altared Spaces

Your life is full to the brim: with work, personal care, home repair, family time and a social life, there isn’t a lot of quiet time left. That’s why it’s so important to create a quiet space in your own home. I’ve created a sacred space for myself by making […]

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 […]

Weekly Photo: Mr. Angry

Whatever you’ve done, he does not approve. I’m choosing Mr. Angry as this week’s photo because every time I look at him, he makes me laugh. We all know those souls who take themselves a little too seriously, don’t we? Of course, sometimes it’s you. Combative, self-righteous, or garden-variety moral […]

Sustainable Sushi in London

One of my favorite places to eat in London is a cheap and cheerful little sushi restaurant in the heart of the West End, just around the corner from Leicester Square. If you are a tourist in London, you’ll almost certainly visit this area. It’s the centre for London’s theatre […]

Late Summer: a Time of Great Fulfillment

This is my favorite season, late summer. I recall the dimming and faint sound of crickets as their time comes to a close and other sounds of nature simply just seem to be slowing down and becoming more still. Leaves are fullest and the wind captures this heaviness. Gardens look […]

No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Go Green

We interrupt your normal EcoSalon programming for an urgent public service message, Dire, really. Is the world’s favourite super-spy greening up his act? Coming soon to a big screen near you is Quantum of Solace, the second outing for Daniel Craig’s reimagined James Bond. (Sadly, ladies, he won’t be wearing […]

The Love Letters Project #5: Voltaire and Catherine Olympe Dunoyer

A love letter from Voltaire to Catherine Olympe Dunoyer. Who better to write the world’s most memorable love letters than the world’s most famous writers? Picture a teenage François-Marie Arouet, imprisoned (as he would be many times) for his convictions. And the cause this time? His love of French refugee Catherine […]

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 […]

Contraceptives are Hard to Get For Women in Combat

Women can now fight in combat. This is a big change and a welcome one – but just because women have broken this barrier doesn’t mean everything is all peaches and cream for females in the military. According to NPR, once the military lifts its “women in combat” restriction next […]

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 […]

“A Full Moon Causes Labor” and Other Freaky Fun Pregnancy Myths

Pregnancy seems strange. Yes, I know it is natural/beautiful/necessary for our continued existence. But even our most goddess-embracing sisters have to admit that it’s a little freaky to have a human being grow inside of you – even if it is whispered in the dark of night, under a rock, […]

Going Viral for a Brighter Planet

Did you know that the average American emits 136 pounds of carbon dioxide each day? 36 pounds of that is through driving, flying, and other forms of travel. Pile on another 22 pounds for heating, cooling, and powering your home. The remaining 78 pounds is stacked up from what we […]

Bad Zoo News Can't Be Contained

Keeping animals captive for pleasure, profit or curiosity is a human tradition going back as far as Ancient Egypt. But what kind of tradition is it? Do zoos deserve a public-relations makeover to be firmly embraced within an eco-conscious outlook on the natural world – or are they a relic […]

When Good Causes Go Wrong: 7 Utterly Outrageous PETA Stunts

Image: striatic Let’s pretend we have a mutual friend. We’ll called him Peter. There’s a lot to like about Peter: he’s deeply concerned about his impact on the environment, he donates time to local community projects, he’s thoughtful, charismatic and likeable. But there’s something odd about Peter, something deeply Out […]

Sex Lube: Your Own Personal Oil Slick

We’ve all got one – a little tube in the nightstand drawer, ready for those moments when our bodies seem to be failing at what they’re supposed to do naturally. At the risk of sounding like a commercial, I’m just going to say it: vaginal dryness happens. Maybe you’re on […]

The Green Kitchen: Painless Energy Conservation

With the kitchen accounting for 30-40% of home energy use, it seems like a smart place to start some conserving. If you can replace your old appliances with energy efficient ones, do it. They make a big difference. But no matter what type of appliances you’re using, the following tips […]

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

We’re turning off the power. Tomorrow at 8 p.m., cities around the world will be pulling the plug for Earth Hour – more than 200 of them, to be exact. World Wildlife Fund’s climate change statement originated in Sydney in 2007 but has quickly evolved into a global event. Over […]

American Beauty: Why Europe Bans Cosmetics America Won’t

Whenever I daydream on a particularly dreary day, I imagine walking along the streets of Paris, dressed, coiffed, and projecting je ne sais quoi, like the uniquely chic French girls. Like most Americans, I’m guilty of Euro-worship. Everything seems better across the pond: the food, the men, the beauty products. […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]