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25 Photos of Islands Threatened By Climate Change

25 breathtaking places threatened by us. Some may try to deny it, but by now there’s next to no doubt that global warming is having real, profound effects on the world we live in. Perhaps one of the most alarming changes is occurring in the world’s oceans and endangering islands […]

30 Best Quotes on Change

EcoSalon’s favorite quotes on accepting change as it comes. Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history. -Joan Wallach Scott Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. -Maria Robinson

25 Photos of Zen Retreats

No laptops allowed. We live in an over-connected world of smartphones, social networking, and 24-hour news cycles. Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all. Whether you dream of a wood cabin in the forest, a cabana on an empty beach, or a treehouse outfitted in sustainable materials, […]

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 […]

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 Genetically Modified Foods Coming to Your Plate

Good luck distinguishing these Frankenfoods from real, natural food as they flood our supermarkets. Genetically altered to withstand heavy applications of toxic chemicals, resist disease or contain more nutrients, so-called “Frankenfoods” are appearing on supermarket shelves at a rapid rate. Currently, genetically modified (GM) corn and soy can be found […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Best American Cities for Optimists

Optimistic cities are filled with better neighbors, community members and friends. We’re packing our bags. What is an optimist? A half-full type, a go-getter, a positive thinker. They usually live longer, especially women, and generally have a smash-up, good time of it. Optimists are magnetic and successful types who emanate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

12 Organic and Artisan Gifts for Food Lovers

Organic and artisan goods perfect for gifting. Trying to track down the best goods for food lovers? Look no further. We rounded up some of our favorite bites from Foodspotting, perfect for the foodie in your life.

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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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