21 Arugula Recipes That Are Fun and Flavorful


These arugula recipes may just put all other salad greens to shame.

Its spicy leaves give arugula a very distinct taste, and while a few years ago it seemed to be a much forgotten green (and by “forgotten” I mean “snobby”), nowadays arugula is in many a recipe from pizza to pesto.

Arugula, just like all other leafy greens is quite good for you, packed with vitamins and minerals. In fact, arugula has about eight times the calcium, fives times the vitamin A, C and K, and four times the iron …

Earth Day 2014: Low-Impact Sensibility for Your Natural Beauty Routine

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Natural beauty products are better for our body. And on Earth Day 2014, we remember that they are better for our planet, too.

Earth Day, now in its 44th year, invites us to examine how our actions impact the planet. But it is just one day—so what about the other 364 days in the year?

April 22 1990 was the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, and my first. I had just moved to Minneapolis having accepted a position at Aveda a month prior. Little did I know it would be a move to …

Can We Really Trust E-Cigarettes? The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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Are e-cigarettes really as safe as they appear?

While a good chunk of my friends started smoking in high school, I was a late bloomer and didn’t pick up my first cigarette until my mid-twenties. It wasn’t so much the smoking itself I enjoyed, but the ritual of smoking: During this uber-stressful period of my life, there was nothing better than “going out for a smoke” and enjoying five minutes of stillness I wouldn’t have taken for myself otherwise.

After trying to quit what felt like 4,532 times, I finally succeeded …

5 Inspirational Books for 2014


It’s already close to the middle of 2014 and you’re in need of some mid-year inspiration. Here are 5 inspirational books that will give you the extra nudge you need to boost your mood and your outlook. Enjoy!

15 Essential Food Quotes on Cooking, Eating, and Sharing: Foodie Underground


ColumnThese are food quotes that remind you why you love eating and cooking.

I have a few food quotes I always come back to. Words that remind me of why I love to make and eat food. Why I love to sharing food with others. We all have to eat; food is the building block of humanity.

If you need a little inspiration for cooking and sharing, this is it. Print them all out, hang them on the kitchen wall, and keep fighting the good food fight!

1. “Food is an important part of …

Yellowberry: Age-Appropriate Lingerie for the Little Ladies


Discover Yellowberry, an awesome new collection of cotton bras for girls aged 11-15.

And even more awesome is the fact that Yellowberry founder Megan Grassell is only 18 years old. She came up with the idea for setting up this company when the lack of age-appropriate lingerie for pre-teens and young teenagers hit her in the face on a shopping trip with her 13-year old sister. The two girls “came across the same thing at every store: push-up features, underwires, and padding that were all part of the standard to make a girl “grow” two cup …

7 Spring Cleaning Tips Just in Time for Allergy Season

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It’s been called the “pollen vortex.” Tree pollen counts have been exasperated as a result of this winter’s polar vortex. That means an amped up spring cleaning session is in order. 

Heightened pollen counts mean an uncomfortable allergy season. If you suffer from allergies, spring cleaning is a must. Healthy space designer Robin Wilson of Robin Wilson Home, also an ambassador to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has tips for taking spring cleaning to the next level.

1. Replace your shower curtain.

According to Robin Wilson, you should …

How to Avoid Relationship Problems When You Can’t Stand His Friends


Have a hate-on for your beau’s entourage? Here’s how to make sure it doesn’t cause relationship problems.

Once upon a time, you fell in love with your guy – but not his friends. Some of them are okay, while others you fantasize hitting with your car, and you’ve actually Googled “how to make voodoo dolls” with them in mind. The good news is: You’re not alone.

According to a recent study, 1 in 4 women don’t like their partner’s friends. The bad news is: 1 in 10 say that has put …