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7 Bizarre Beauty Treatments That Need to Go

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? So that means beauty treatments are also in the eyes of the participant. But sometimes, these eyes are smeared with snail ooze. Or maybe they’re splashed by a ramen noodle spa or slithered across by snakes during a massage. Some beauty […]

What Women Want More: Food or Sex?

One of my primary thought threads after the holidays could be set to a country ballad. The lyrics would be “Where have all the sugar cookies gone?” and the video would feature me trying to bake “healthy” sugar cookies and crying as they turn to dust because I skipped the […]

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 […]

Time to Lighten Up

Recently, I took a gander at the world of teen tanning when a “Teens determined to tan, no matter what” headline screamed at me from Msnbc.com. I learned that one in nine teenagers uses sunless tanning products. Cause for “yay, they’re out of the sun,” right? Nope, said teenagers are […]

7 Bizarre Beauty Treatments That Need to Go

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? So that means beauty treatments are also in the eyes of the participant. But sometimes, these eyes are smeared with snail ooze. Or maybe they’re splashed by a ramen noodle spa or slithered across by snakes during a massage. Some beauty […]

20 Fresh Beauty Tips

Fall is all about crisp air, changing colors, and possibly the cutest organic pencil leg jeans this side of “Am I thin enough to pull it off?” (The answer is “yes” and “you go, sexy green mama!”) But what about the rest of our green beauty regime? We spoke with […]

7 Foods for Eating Your Way to Healthy, Radiant Skin

You are what you eat – or so we’ve heard over and over again until it makes us want to run out and eat a Big Mac. But there’s a reason celebrities like Angelina Jolie or Gwyneth Paltrow seem to obsess over their macrobiotic-vegan-fermenty things. (All in that order, most […]

25 (Possible) Reasons You Are (Still) Single

Real-life quotes explaining why we are alone. Advice-givers are crafty in their visage. They lure you into a state of complicity by appearing as kindly parental figures who just want you to succeed in life. But the moment you lean in to hear their advice, they morph into their deadly […]

The Green Guide to Sexy Summer Feet

Six products that soften and nourish our summertime feet. Summer can be a tricky time for your feet. Unsheathed from the protective coverings of winter, our feet may react like vampires pushed into the sunlight – and not the kind that sparkle. That’s when our feet become accessories themselves, as […]

7 Reasons Married Women Keep Their Last Names

The question to change or not to change a woman’s last name is a humanist issue more than a feminist one. If you are an American woman who decides to get married, you will likely change your name. In fact, three million American women do so every year, roughly encompassing […]

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 […]

Protecting Your Hair and Scalp From the Sun

Tell me if you relate. You’re outside frolicking in the sun (swimming, reading, secretly stalking your cute neighbor who pretends not to notice you walk by his house three times a day) and you think “Darn it, I should have brought a hat.” Sure, you’ve already carefully spackled your skin […]

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 […]

Women on Film: The Beauty of an Emotional Silence

Sometimes, you don’t need words to express yourself perfectly. Words, words, words – we live in a world where words tumble over each other like pinwheels bouncing off a roller coaster. Words seep into our consciousness through the screens on our hands, the pad on our desks, the hanging fixtures […]

Now Soy Sauce Causes Cancer?

Recently, a colleague sent me a link with the words “what, soy sauce causes cancer now?” emblazoned across the email. I could sense her frustration through the keyboard. What next, the very air we breathe causes cancer? (Actually, in my city, it does.) Sometimes it seems like we have to […]

7 Myths About Cellulite

We’ve all heard the saying “smooth as a baby’s bottom” – and it has meaning because infancy was probably the last time most of us completely lacked cellulite. Why? Because it’s everywhere. Its omnipotence has led to several myths and mysteries surrounded its existence. And we are here to dispel […]

EcoSalon Hits the Natural Products Expo West

Ever imagine what it would be like to walk into a gigantic Whole Foods and have sample after sample handed to you of all that is good and organic? Last weekend I got that and more when I walked into the Natural Products Expo West. The foremost show of the […]

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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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