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2011 In Review: The New Antiquarian

The new antiquarian tends to live in a world of mystical, sometimes macabre, always evocative objects from times long past. This year saw the continued proliferation of the new antiquarian, a special breed of inquisitive human characterized by intense nostalgia, an appreciation for simple pleasures, and a preference for taxidermied […]

40 Best Quotes About Friendship

EcoSalon’s favorite quotes about the people that make us stronger. An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. -Buddha Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if […]

30 Gorgeous Photos of Traditional Textiles

A kaleidoscope of fabrics from across the globe. In many parts of the world, textiles are a vital element of culture. Sometimes they have ancient stories woven into their patterns. Sometimes they incorporate rare natural fibers. Sometimes they’re produced using millennia-old methods passed down along generations. And other times, they’re just […]

20 Things to Do Instead of Being on Facebook

Tired of whiny status updates and thinly veiled bragging? Forget Facebook – do these 20 things instead. Be honest: How many times do you check Facebook throughout the day? Whenever you’re bored, you log in, scrolling through the news feed to see your friend complaining about work for the thousandth […]

20 (More) Great Quotes on Style

On simplicity, little black dresses, perceived beauty and how to have it all: 20 quotes about style. Perhaps it’s time for another little style pick-me-up so here are 20 more of the best style and fashion quotes of all time. We can all probably agree with fashion greats like Karl Lagerfeld, […]

10 Surprising Sources of Fiber

These nutritionally dense foods are packed with fiber. You might think that slice of bread on your plate is necessary to get the fiber you need to be healthy. Think again. Bread isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and there are plenty of foods that can give you all […]

30 Quotes About Personal Fulfillment

A list of EcoSalon’s favorite quotes on finding personal fulfillment. Real success means creating a life of meaning through service that fulfills your reason for being here. -Oprah Winfrey I have seen business moguls achieve their ultimate goals but still live in frustration, worry, and fear. What’s preventing these successful people […]

10 Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Relationship

Don’t stay for the wrong reasons. Sometimes, relationships are like ugly old sweaters: they’re not flattering, they don’t make you feel good, and they’re actually kind of scratchy, now that you think about it. But they’re so familiar, you just can’t bear to get rid of them. Consider giving yourself […]

Register This: Something Upcycled, Something Cool

You could register at Bed, Bath & Beyond like everybody else, but that would be boring. If you consider yourself more of a hobo bride than a Bridezilla, these registry ideas are dedicated to you. We’ve even included a china pattern and some crystal to appease your mother, and plenty […]

Sex by Numbers: What Would Grandma Say?

Column You better be having sex with the right people. Gentle Readers, there are a lot of sex-related facts and factettes out there in this sexy, sex-having world of ours. But let’s get real: most of you are too busy Doing It (sex-wise) to analyze and collate them all into […]

10 Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Friends

Separate your real friends from your frenemies. Your friends are your support system, your partners-in-crime. They’ll laugh over stupid reality shows with you, protect you from creepsters at the bar, bring you soup when you’re sick and tell you the truth when you need to hear it. They’re like family, […]

Most Ridiculous Quotes About Women: 2011 Edition

With beliefs like these floating around, we have to remind ourselves that it’s 2011. It’s hard to believe that this many years after Stieg Larsson ended sexism it’s still possible for public figures to issue dismissive, crude, and derogatory statements about women, but it would appear not everyone has gotten […]

30 Gorgeous Photos of Spring

Blue skies, smiling at me.  Fresh air? Check. Blue skies? Check. Birds chirping? Check. That funny tickling sensation in your nose heralding a season’s worth of allergies? Check, check, check. Spring is upon us in just six days! Here at EcoSalon, we’re celebrating spring’s awakening with a photo collection of […]

Most Ridiculous Quotes About Women (2012 Edition)

With beliefs like these floating around, we have to remind ourselves that it’s 2012. Welcome back everyone! Bad news, they did not cancel sexism this year so we’ve got a full list of horrific quotes about women made in 2012 to look forward to. All of last year’s rules apply, […]

25 Images of Female Adrenaline Seekers

Do one thing every day that scares you… or 25. Winter can make life too quiet and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. It’s not just you; it happens to all of us. But there’s a danger that rests in that cozy indoor nest you’ve built up for […]

8 Apps to Help You Become a More Conscious Consumer

Apps for navigating the complicated world of conscious consumption. When I vowed to become a more conscious consumer last New Year’s Eve, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Measuring the impact of your purchases can be a hefty task, between considering environmental impact, ethical manufacturing, animal cruelty, […]

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Most Ridiculous Quotes About Women (2012 Edition)

With beliefs like these floating around, we have to remind ourselves that it’s 2012. Welcome back everyone! Bad news, they did not cancel sexism this year so we’ve got a full list of horrific quotes about women made in 2012 to look forward to. All of last year’s rules apply, […]

20 (More) Great Quotes on Style

On simplicity, little black dresses, perceived beauty and how to have it all: 20 quotes about style. Perhaps it’s time for another little style pick-me-up so here are 20 more of the best style and fashion quotes of all time. We can all probably agree with fashion greats like Karl Lagerfeld, […]

Foodie Underground: 100 Things to Do With Your Summer Vacation

ColumnIt’s the season for eating outside with mason jars. Even if you’re not on an academic schedule, the longer days of the season mean that you have way more time on your hands than usual. Which indicates that it’s high time to stop drooling over blogs about backyard homesteading and […]

20 Best Quotes on Style

More dash than trash: 20 quotes about style. Sometimes we all need a little style pick-me-up so here are 20 of the best fashion quotes of all time that remind us we don’t have to buy more than we need. As the designers and style icons quoted already know, in fashion […]

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