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Shade Grown Hollywood: Can a Film Shoot Ever Really Go Green?

ColumnWhere celebrity goes conscious. Walking onto a film shoot, you’ll first notice trucks. A lot of them. It’s like a five-year-old boy’s Dr. Suessian dream – there are big trucks, little trucks, blue trucks, red trucks. They are there to transport cable, food, sets, props, and sometimes people. And carbon […]

10 Everyday Things You Might Be Allergic To

When you have bad allergies, it can seem like you are allergic to everything. Turns out, you might be! Or you might just be super paranoid. We don’t judge. But what we can do is offer a list of everyday objects or activities that could have you swelling up like […]

The Gold Guide To A Safe Summer Glow

6 best products for a healthy self tan. Many of us want a bronzed look, but achieving a safe summer glow can be tricky. We want to look gently kissed by the sun, not smacked in the face by a metallic tangerine. So check out our favorite products this season […]

Knocking the Wind Out of T. Boone Pickens

If you want to look at the history of American energy, just consider T. Boone Pickens. When Pickens founded Mesa Petroleum in the 1950s, he took $2500 and turned it into a three-billion-dollar oil empire. He’s Texas old school oil, currently running Dallas-based energy investment fund BP Capital. He is […]

You Need a Child to Be Happy, Right?

“To be or not to be” – a parent, that is the question. The thing is, more American women are choosing “not to be.” Research shows that 1 in 5 women are now without children as opposed to 1 in 10 women in the 1970s. Childlessness has increased across most […]

A Fragrance without the Fragrance: Organic Perfume Review

Do you sprint through department stores? I do, and it’s always through the makeup section. I have bad allergies and walking through rows and rows of fragrances is akin to demons waving perfumed-drenched pitchforks at me. Fragrance means an instant headache, sniffling nose, and a possible asthma attack. To me, […]

5 Favorite Lipsticks for Fall

We’re on the cusp of fall turning to winter. For this year, we’re hunkering down in sweaters and knee-high boots while nursing a fervent desire to see Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. (Congratulations, you crazy kids!). And since this is also a time of cooler temperatures, it means we’re […]

Breathe Cleaner Air With These 7 Houseplants

I am marrying a man who knows how to work a houseplant. It is, as the Victorians might have termed, an extremely advantageous match. Why? Because I once kept a ficus tree in the same pot for 13 years and possess plant nurturing skills that work like a bottle of […]

The Top 15 Feminist Film Stars

Movies can spell trouble for women. Usually, a female-centric flick entails a morose, unlucky-in-love woman who pines for love. Ultimately, she finds it with a reformed bad boy. When does this happen? Usually after she’s realized that her wacky commitment to her career has made her unsuitable for love. Shed […]

Women on Film: How to Rebel

Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis” shows us how to stay true to our beliefs under great adversity. In the day-to-day of living life, many of us are constantly assailed by the “at leasts.” “God, I’m annoyed with traffic, but at least I have my health,” one might sigh staring down five miles-per-hour […]

Step Right Up for a Natural Summertime Glow

The sun is our friend. Except when it gives us wrinkles. And sun spots. And skin cancer. But of course we love the sun and every wrinkle and blemish it gave us while we kayaked/hiked/skied/biked under its rays. But anyone who has peeled their skin off in black, burnt chunks […]

Want Long, Lovely Eyelashes?

For many of us, the quest for long, luscious lashes is something akin to Goldilocks looking for that “just right” bowl of porridge. Except Goldilocks, being a supposed natural blonde, probably had eyelashes noticeable only under NASA’s strongest telescopes. Why? Because as many descendants of Northern Europe like myself will […]

Best Organic Deodorants (That Actually Work)

Life is good. We’re eating healthier, exercising more and we remember to bring our reusable bags to the grocery store. But do you feel as if something is missing? Do you ever wake in the middle of the night, wondering what final piece of the green puzzle will make your […]

Adventures in Sugar Hair Removal

Only the bravest of us greenies go without hair removal. Sure, there’s some who can weave their armpit hair, and we applaud that. But the rest of us aren’t unknown to razors or organic shaving creams. (And for our best natural picks for creams and razors, click here.) And that […]

7 Best Products to Spring Clean Your Skin

SeriesBeauty and the Green. After long months of cold temperatures, low humidity, and heated air blasting our skins, we can be left with a dull, dry, scaly anti-sheen complete with rough patches on our knees, elbows and feet. It’s time for a good spring cleaning on our skin, and we’ve […]

Are Bad Hair Days All in Your Head?

I just got back from lunch with my boyfriend. Sitting over eggs and turkey bacon, I spent much of the time people watching – aka idly wondering if I could get away with an eggs, turkey bacon and cupcake lunch. Then I came home to see half my pony tail […]

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Top 5 Reasons to See ‘12 Years A Slave’

Critics and audiences are buzzing about Fox Searchlight’s “12 Years a Slave,” which opens October 18th. Here are five reasons why you should see it. “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and sons of former slave owners will be […]

The 7 Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

It’s a golden age of television, and these are the 7 of the best TV shows to prove it. I love TV. I also enjoy NPR, macrobiotic teas, and Instragramming the ingredients on natural beauty products. By all accounts, shouldn’t my TV stand now be a planter for my indoor […]

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