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5 Decor Trends That Go Too Far

Your editor has had enough. First, a recap: On the green path to Woodland Chic, we’ve seen faux bois. And regular old bois. Unless you’re an oblivious sort of fauna you know that 2008 has been having a field day with all things sylvan. At EcoSalon, we’ve covered this nature-inspired […]

A Charmed Life

Vintage accessories are my favorite. They’re always authentic, sure to spark conversation, and there’s never a fear of smelling like an old attic or mothballs. From necklaces and earrings to bracelets and rings, the sky’s the limit. That being said, charms are back in style this season, but the thought […]

Places & Spaces: Longitude 131, Ayers Rock, Australia

Bathed in the spiritual aura of Ayers Rock, Longitude 131 is an ecocamp offering comfortable but conscious tents. Longitude 131 takes the fine art of glamping to a new level: from your luxury tent, you can watch the stunning sunrise and sunset over majestic Ayers Rock. The camp is delicately placed […]

5 Long-Term Ways to Combat the California Drought

California is facing a drought of epic proportions and combatting it won’t be simple when you consider the sheer size of the state. With all of its territory, running from Oregon down the entire west coast, statewide cooperation is complicated, to say the least. But the California drought is so bad that Gov. […]

Bad Eggs: Why the Salmonella Outbreak Was Preventable

The worst thing about the current outbreak of salmonella in the United States is all the people who are getting sick. The second worst thing is that it was entirely preventable. The New York Times reports that federal regulators rejected the idea of mandating egg farmers to vaccinate their hens […]

Born Agreen: 10 Offbeat Recycled Wonders We Love

An old mill sack destined for the landfill is born agreen as a useful shopping tote. Old neckties are spun into shoelaces to jazz up Converse high tops. Yes, visions abound in the world of product-storming as a new crop of eco entrepreneurs spot a market ripe for recycling one […]

Earth Hour 2009

When the people of Thailand coordinated an intentional blackout in response to a fuel crisis in 2005, the World Wildlife Fund recognized the enormous impact such a statement could make on a global level. While Australians were the primary participants during the first official Earth Hour in 2007, the word […]

Places & Spaces: Château d’Orfeuillette, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

A 19th-century château in southern France with unexpected interiors. Think French country house and Dangerous Liaisons might come to mind, scandal in a manse rife with secret doors, hidden passageways, and elegant writing desks for penning gossipy missives and creating coldly manipulative plots. What you will find at Château D’Orfeuillette is contemporary romance: hanging perspex […]

Nancy Pelosi’s Allowance Is Better Than Yours

From the Hill… Remember when you were a kid, and mom and dad would give you a few bucks each week for mowing the lawn, cleaning your room, doing the dishes and taking out the trash? And if you took on more responsibility, you’d ask the parentals for a raise, […]

Blondes Make Better T-Shirts Giveaway

I think I’m going to move to Norway. Not since I backpacked Europe alone and met lots of handsome towheaded Norwegians who insisted on braiding my hair have I felt this desire. I blame all this on Blondes Make Better T-Shirts, to their easy going sense of humor in the face […]

Taming Jealousy In Relationships: Sexual Healing

How do we tease apart the fundamental differences between jealousy and desire, when they are often literally and figuratively in bed together? It may seem impossible to avoid jealousy in relationships, but the polyamory community may be able to teach you a thing or two about the green monster. A […]

Green Travel Tip: Skype Gets Even More Fantastic and Cheaper

For jet setters and and grungy backpackers alike, Skype has become an essential travel tool right up there with maps, language skills and a credit card. With inexpensive calling rates, and free computer-to-computer calls and chats, Skype is certainly one of the leaders in international communication. But the service just […]

The Pope's Version of Ecology

The Pope has been speaking a great deal of late about the state of the world and pressing issues of morality – and even chiming in on environmental problems. But what exactly did Pope Benedict say that’s surely going to hurt more than help? He mentioned that saving the rainforest […]

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All Drones Should be Used for Whale Watching [Video]

The following is proof that not all drones are evil. The video below came from a drone. The footage features a person paddle boarding next to two large, beautiful whales. Those gorgeous waters reside off the coast of Esperance in Western Australia. Related on EcoSalon This Reporter is Just Tickled […]

Affordable Vegan Fashion for a Beautiful Cruelty-Free Closet

Don’t let price deter you from having the ethical wardrobe you’ve always dreamed of wearing. With a little resourcefulness, affordable vegan fashion is more attainable than you might think. Fortunately, a lot of the legwork has already been done, so you can just kick back, relax, and enjoy the subsequent […]

American Cities, the IUD, and You: #NowWhat

How would you feel if the city you live in began promoting the benefits of certain types of birth control on city streets and buses? Well, the New York City Health Department recently launched a women’s health campaign that does just that. The NYC Health Department launched a campaign about […]

Remarkable Neem Oil Benefits and Products You Can Use

Some of the best ingredients are old school. Think neem is ancient history? Well, it is, but it’s also a gold mine for skin and hair today. Find out what neem oil benefits you are missing out on, plus product picks. Neem has long been used in Ayurveda for its […]

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Heidi McKenzie Makes Fashion Waves With Wheelchair Fashion

Heidi McKenzie launched a Kickstarter campaign for Wheelchair Fashion in order to feature her ground-breaking, made-in-America jeans. McKenzie’s jeans are made specifically for people who are in wheelchairs. The jeans are just as fashionable as any conventional jeans, but they come with certain adaptations that make them incredibly comfortable for people in […]

5 Sailing Vacations Perfect for First-Time Sailors

Try these sailing vacations, perfect for first-time sailors, and discover why vacations (and life!) are sometimes better by boat. If you think summer is over – think again! Fall is the perfect time to book a sailing vacation. Crowds are gone. The water is still warm. Prices are low. Sea […]

Short Haircuts for Women: How to Decide Which One Is Right for You

Beachy waves are great and all, but short is super chic. The thing is, how do you know which short haircuts for women will look good on you, and which ones… well, won’t? Between Julianne Hough’s incredible bob and Miley’s gorgeous pixie, short haircuts for women are having a serious […]