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6 Apps for Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Cut back on your CO2 impact with these apps. News flash: global warming is very real, and it’s not disappearing anytime soon. While some might say that the only answer is worldwide systemic change, there are ways for individuals to make a small difference by taking steps to reduce their […]

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 […]

20 Foods to Help You Sleep Better

Full of sleep-inducing substances like tryptophan, these foods can help you sleep better and longer. Few things are more frustrating than desperately wanting to sleep, but tossing and turning instead. When you know you’ve got to get up early and then somehow make it through a grueling day, you might […]

Curated Style: Top 20 Fashion Tumblrs We Can’t Get Enough Of

To tumble = to come by chance; to come to understand. It’s this sort of happenstance social tumble-ing that seems to be taking the globe by storm. Tech-savvy or not, online perusers are seriously embracing the rumbling, stumbling platform that is: Tumblr. For finding the hottest new looks on the runway […]

30 Photos of the World’s Most Uniquely Designed Buildings

A sampling of contemporary architectural gems from around the world. Great buildings have the power to break convention, defy logic, and inspire visions of the future. Here, we celebrate thirty marvels of modern architecture, from the classic Le Corbusier (Frank Lloyd Wright) to mind-boggling inflated plastic biomes. These gems encompass a […]

10 Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Job

Has your cubicle got you comatose? Here are some warning signs that it’s time to launch your conscious career. Most of us spend more time with our colleagues and bosses than our partners, kids and friends. If that’s not motivation to make sure your job is a good fit, what […]

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 […]

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, […]

7 Board Games For The Video Game Fatigued

Hasbro? More like has been. BIS Publishers, the Dutch version of Rizzoli, is giving Monopoly game-maker Hasbro a run for its pastel-hued money. Purveyors of prestigious tomes on graphic design, fashion, architecture, product design and advertising, the indie company has also made many star turns in gaming – the old […]

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, […]

30 Humorous Quotes on Dieting

In honor of National Nutrition Month, a collection of the most ridiculous things ever said about unhealthy dieting. Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet. -Dan Bennett  I bought a talking refrigerator that said “Oink” every time I opened the […]

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 […]

20 Conscious Artists Who Go Beyond the Canvas

A conscious artist uses his or her craft to help and to heal, as a full expression of the rights, the wrongs, and the comedy of our everyday. Consciousness means a great many things to many different people. For the artists featured in our roundup of a mere twenty, their work […]

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 […]

How to Say ‘What Is Your Name?’ in 20 Different Languages

20 ways to meet new people around the world, with links to pronunciation. Wat is jou naam? – Afrikaans Як вас завуць? (Jak vas zavuts’?) – Belarusian Håyi nå’ån-mu? (Hah-jee na-an moo?) – Chamorro 您貴姓大名? (Nín guìxìng dàmíng?) – Chinese (Mandarin) Jak se jmenujete? – Czech Mikä teidän nimenne on? – Finnish Wie heißen sie? – […]

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 Metabolism Boosting Foods That Will Help You Burn Fat

Delicious, nutrient-dense foods like chocolate and avocado can help you lose weight. When trying to lose weight, we tend to fixate on the foods we aren’t supposed to eat. We salivate over cheesecake at the coffee shop, eyeball our partners’ pizza and dream about cheese, glorious cheese. Instead, shift the […]

30 Awesome Quotes About Food That You’ve Never Heard

EcoSalon’s favorite quotes about the simple pleasures of cooking and eating. If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food. -Sally Edwards Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. -Voltaire

30 Gorgeous Photos of Farming and Agriculture

From farm, to table. The farm-to-table movement has been around for ages, even before locavore was named Word of the Year. But in recent years, it’s gained serious momentum, especially in urban areas. Yuppies are going vegetarian and joining CSAs, and it seems like everywhere you look there’s a new artisanal […]

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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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