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Measuring the Eco Pawprint of Your Pets

Cats and dogs are the latest animals to fall under the microscope of green living with a new book called “Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living.” Written by two New Zealand architects specializing in sustainable living, this provocative book is bound to stir people up. […]

The Clean Energy Economy Needs a Woman’s Touch

For all the “girl power” rhetoric of the past half-century, women still earn just 77 cents for every dollar earned by men and make up just a tiny fraction of the professionals working in scientific and technological fields. But according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress, if […]

I Want My Green TV: From Louisiana Disasters to the Tiger Trade

This week Green TV showed us two kinds of eco-disasters. An HBO drama tackled the environmental devastation in New Orleans and Planet Green exposed crimes against tigers. “Treme” Shows Perseverance in the Face of Nature’s Fury HBO’s New Orleans drama Treme may not seem like a straightforward choice for “I […]

The Dish on Whiner and Diner’s Vintage

“Honey, the dog’s wine crate is empty – can you refill it for him?” Banish thoughts of pooch-pampering gone mad. Fido isn’t polishing off that bottle of cheap Beaujolais deemed unfit for the dinner table – and that’s a relief because if he was doing so, you’d be poisoning him. […]

Men are Obsolete: Another Myth of the Culture Machine

And so it goes for women determined to prove that in the historic struggle for equality and a lighter laundry load, the second sex has come out on top, resulting in unprecedented role reversals – giving women an edge in educating, managing and thriving. Are females simply better designed to […]

E-Cycling Programs: Where Old Electronics Go to Die

Despite valiant attempts to extend the life of our electronics, eventually they pass the point of no return and bite the dust. Environmental responsibility prevents us from dumping them in the trash to be carted off to the local landfill (thank goodness), but what do we do with them? The […]

Holiday Cheer

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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 […]

The Temporary Tattoos Trend: Get Ready to Ink Up

Tattoos are hot right now. It seems like you can’t click on a celebrity rag without seeing the latest ink on the arms of starlets like Scarlett Johansson or Megan Fox. But not ready to write out your thoughts on your inner wrist? Not to worry, because temporary tattoos are […]

Forget the Wallet

QuotesDaily quotes at EcoSalon. “There are two kinds of people I don’t trust: people who don’t drink and people who collect stickers.” – Chelsea Handler Image: cofiem

Perks and Pitfalls of Telecommuting

The soup got torched, again. Zesty flavored whence removed from the can, the now smoky-flavored Trader Joe O’s went to school, anyway, in a pink thermos in the tin Blow Pop novelty lunch box. This, after a cursory taste test confirmed the impossible: She wouldn’t know the difference. Never mind that […]

Feeling Clucky with Backyard Chickens

A friend of mine in Berkeley kept chickens in her backyard. I was devastated when she moved to Seattle before I could have a look. But then, cluck was with me, because I moved into a new place in San Francisco, and my downstairs neighbors had chickens! Urban chickens were […]

In Review: Cake Boss

Cake Boss is a suspenseful, action-packed series, all about cake. Cake! White or dark filled, spongy or dense, gooey, nicely decorated cake. Will it make it to the city fete on time despite the impossible last minute change orders? Will the nitwit nephew Anthony drop the platter and be made […]

From The Vault: We Must Protest

Hailing from sewing rooms to social media venues, people are ready to go against the tide to have their voices heard. Sometimes we just have to stand up and let our voices be heard. Inspired by these exposés on genetically modified foods and the ongoing cost of foreign conflicts, we […]

The Friday 5, Vol. 21

A weekly roundup of EcoSalon’s top stories. It’s like some dirty soap opera: An indie designer label gets knocked off by an omnipresent, fast fashion chain. The result? Copied designs are then worn by the unknowingly complicit thousands all over the world, amounting to stolen artwork never meant to be […]

Nancy Pelosi’s Allowance Is Better Than Yours

From the Hill… Remember when you were a kid, and mom and dad would give you a few bucks each week for mowing the lawn, cleaning your room, doing the dishes and taking out the trash? And if you took on more responsibility, you’d ask the parentals for a raise, […]

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Do People Blow Your Mind? You Just Might Be a Humanist: HyperKulture

Some people experience overwhelming awe in church, some on magnificent mountaintops, some in elegant equations. But some of us tend to get “it” when witnessing stunning examples of our human footprint. If that sounds like you, you just might be a humanist—something with very down-to-earth implications.   “I was blown […]

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Do People Blow Your Mind? You Just Might Be a Humanist: HyperKulture

Some people experience overwhelming awe in church, some on magnificent mountaintops, some in elegant equations. But some of us tend to get “it” when witnessing stunning examples of our human footprint. If that sounds like you, you just might be a humanist—something with very down-to-earth implications.   “I was blown […]