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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 […]

Shade Grown Hollywood: Jane Austen Responds to Royal Mania

ColumnWhere celebrity goes conscious. (Writer’s Note: The following must be read while maintaining perfect posture with hands clasped demurely in one’s lap) Catherine Middleton, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence. Or so are the […]

7 Signs You Need a Social Media Detox

The impact of the social media revolution must be similar to the advent of the telephone in the early twentieth century. Before people were holding ear pieces to their heads, you had to rely on letters to communicate with your loved ones. The Post Office. The Pony Express. People were […]

How Not to Eat Your Moisturizer

You know when you see a candle shaped like a cupcake – and you’re debating just how chewy and gross wax might taste because now you want to eat a cupcake? If so, then you will relate to my current dilemma. At the recommendation of Primrose Organics Salon in Los […]

Shade Grown Hollywood: How Snooki Could Save Us All

ColumnWhere celebrity goes conscious. I’m a Jersey girl. Hailing from the south side of the state, I can judge cheese steaks like most judge fine wines, I “go in” for Philadelphia’s teams, and I know that Wawa is not the mumbling of an incoherent baby but rather a place for […]

Shade Grown Hollywood: 10 Tabloid Tips for a Hollywood Body

ColumnWhere celebrity goes conscious. When she stepped out with Sean Penn for a breezy walk on a Hollywood trail, Scarlett Johansson committed several unspeakable acts. First, she had forgone her Spanx under her workout wear, second, she was wearing leggings, best friends to the muffin top, and third, she had […]

The 8 Conscious Lessons of Contagion

Will you survive a pandemic? Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion opened last weekend to reviews written by the glow of a thousand hand-sanitizer chemicals. This medical thriller tells the story of a lethal pandemic sweeping the globe as the medical community fights for a cure. Meanwhile, everyone else fights for truth, justice, […]

10 Natural Aphrodisiacs for a Cold Winter’s Night

The snow is flying and the fog is rolling in, so there’s no better time for getting comfortable between the sheets. But just because you’ve trekked inside with mini-icicles hanging from your eyebrows doesn’t mean you can’t heat things up at home. And there are many ways you can bring […]

EcoSalon Tested, Mom Approved: Safe Nail Polish for Kids

Ever try raising a completely ungendered little girl and/or extremely-liberated boy? Case in point, my brilliant and gorgeous niece Katherine (unfortunately, not the adorable girl in the pic). My sister and her husband presented our girl with toy tool sheds, small-palm basketballs, and mini-abacuses galore – and she went straight […]

15 of Our Fave Beauty Products Under $15

Yes, we love our green beauty. What we don’t love? Paying $120 for a bottle of rose-infused night cream crafted by the organic-mittened kittens of Costa Rica. Seriously, doesn’t it seem like the latest biodynamic/organic/natural world can cost more than the price a Hollywood starlet pays to turn “jail” into […]

NBC Cancels The Playboy Club: Why We Won’t Miss It

Why the first show canceled for the fall TV season deserved to die. Last week, much like salmon leap forward in a river, the first shows of the fall TV season struggled for life upstream. Meanwhile, studio executives wearing the skins of endangered grizzly bears swiped at them from rocks […]

Charlie Sheen Makes Nice, Hollywood Blinks Its Blind Eye

Charlie Sheen plans his comeback as Hollywood plans to forget his history of violence. Maybe it’s all Jane Lynch’s fault. She’s just so cool, all progressive grace and comedy meshed into a statuesque beacon of tolerance. A happily married lesbian embraced by her peers, even her hair color blasts away […]

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 […]

How to Pump Up Your Pout

Full lips are hot, and we can thank Angelina Jolie. Sure, women were concerned about lips before Brad Pitt’s leading lady hit the scene. But were they injecting fillers into their pout before Mother Jolie came into our consciousness? Were terms like celebrity pout, trout pout, and “For the love […]

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 […]

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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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