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How to forage your own wild mushrooms. Foraging for wild mushrooms is the ultimate in foodie fun, and each edible species has its own unique, earthy flavor, often making them highly sought-after delicacies prized by the world’s top chefs. The following six mushrooms are among the easiest to identify and […]

Hybrids for Hire

You separate aluminum, glass and plastic. You bring your own bags to the market and you use non-toxic cleaning products in your home. Recycling has become as much a part of your life as checking your email and going to the gym. Maybe there isn’t a hybrid parked in your […]

Kakadu Plum: The New Superfood?

For the past few years, the world has been caught up in a superfood phenomenon. With an increased emphasis on maintaining health and wellbeing in today’s modern society, we are constantly looking for nutritious and healthy ingredients to give our diets that extra buzz. Amongst all the talk of quinoa, […]

Pomegranate Kombucha Recipe

Pomegranates soared to popularity because of their high amount of antioxidants. The taste can range from sweet to sour depending on the variety of pomegranate and its ripeness, but as a general rule, if you like the taste of grenadine syrup, you probably like pomegranate. You can push this pomegranate kombucha recipe to the […]

18 Problems Only Women with Thin Hair Understand

If you’ve ever wished you had thin hair… well, shame on you. Those of us who lack in the luscious locks department know what it means to be left out of every hair trend in history, have your hair fall flat before you’ve even left your bathroom, and somehow end […]

Carbon Offsets: a Primer

“Carbon offsetting”. What exactly is it? When a product is manufactured, it often involves the production of carbon dioxide, which contributes to the greenhouse effect. A responsible company makes amends by engaging in activities that reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide – “offsetting” the CO2 they have released. So it’s not about […]

A Clear Vision: Glasses from Reclaimed Plastic and Bamboo

Everything becomes clearer when your glasses are on, including a commitment to save the earth. ICU Eyewear has a line of reading glasses made from sustainable bamboo and reclaimed plastic taken from their own factory floors. Have you been holding that menu a little farther away than you used to? […]

Mullet Lust

A quirky yet elegant re-imagining of the chair. Ah, the mullet. Well-groomed and refined on top, a little wild on bottom. Ever heard of a furniture mullet? While I would rarely (all right, never) recommend a mullet to frame your face, these lovely creations are as unexpected as a mullet, […]

Have Pillow, Will Travel

“I never stay in a hotel room that isn’t nicer than my own bedroom,” Bay Area designer Stephen Shubel once told me. In other words, the designer would never stand for rough and scratchy linens, a skimpy polyester blanket or a lumpy old pillow on his rented bed, and neither […]

Faking It

Harvesting electricity from fake trees? That’s the idea behind a British start-up company, Solar Botanic Ltd, which plans on building forests of artificial trees that can soak up sunshine and generate clean power. This novel approach to generating electricity is the brainchild of company founder Alex van der Beek, who […]

Rubber Meets the Lode

On September 22nd in Westley, California, a bolt of lightning fell from the sky. Unfortunately for Westley, it smacked into the depths of an illegal dump of scrap tires – and the resulting fire blazed for an astonishing 34 days. Not only did many of these 5 million tires release […]

5 Eco-Friendly Tips to Get Your House to Sell Faster

If you hoping to sell your house, you’re probably well aware that it’s not going to be easy in today’s buyer’s market. But top real estate agents and home stagers will tell you that a little curb appeal and a few renovations will improve your chances of selling your house […]

10 Questions to Ask A Hotel Before You Book

Essential questions for conscious travelers. The series Places & Spaces could inspire even the most dedicated couch potato to pack a bag and hop a plane. The destinations featured are sustainable, but what about your average hotel claiming green sensitivity? The term is increasingly overused, so it’s important to ask […]

20 Must Read Books for Women

For some people, a good book makes life better. It’s that excited feeling of discovery that usually hits somewhere around the first chapter – you’ve found a page turner, and you’re not going to stop until you’re finished. A good book means you get to step away from the computer, […]

Summer Trend: the Infamous Gladiator Sandal

The gladiator sandal may be a trend we’re all sick of hearing about – I know I am. But, I felt it my duty to bring you an eco option just in case. After all the hype, I finally found a greener version of the oddly popular (in my opinion) […]

2016 Olympics Hopes To Leave Sustainable Legacy

The organizing committee of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games has released its Sustainability Management Plan, with the following mission statement: “To deliver excellent Games, with memorable celebrations, that will enhance the global image of Brazil and promote sustainable social and urban transformations through sport, contributing to the growth of the […]

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18 Problems Only Women with Thin Hair Understand

If you’ve ever wished you had thin hair… well, shame on you. Those of us who lack in the luscious locks department know what it means to be left out of every hair trend in history, have your hair fall flat before you’ve even left your bathroom, and somehow end […]

5 Ways You Really Suck At Saying Goodbye

What is it about saying goodbye that’s so complicated? I can’t be the only person this happens to: I’m trying to leave an event or a phone call and even after explicitly stating I really do have to leave, I still find my myself there many minutes later. Now, I’m […]

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The Nordic Diet: Eating Like a Viking is Good for All of Us

Is the Nordic Diet just the new “it” thing or is it actually a sustainable approach to food? If it’s not one diet, it’s another, because let’s face it: we want the magic trick that will keep is fit and slim. The truth is, there is no magic trick, the best […]

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 […]

Benefits of Meditation: Study Shows It Changes Your DNA

New research shows the health benefits of meditation both physically and mentally. Publishing in the journal Pschoneuroendocrinolgy, researchers from Wisconsin, Spain, and France have found that mindfulness meditation can cause molecular changes. I am proof positive of the benefits of meditation. Before I started meditating seven years ago I spent […]