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7 Green Wedding Gifts for Eco Modern Brides & Grooms

Toasters and fine china are positively passé when it comes to choosing a wedding gift for the modern green bride and groom. Tis’ the season for weddings, and you’re no doubt on the guest list to witness a couple’s nuptials this summer. So it’s time to brush up on the […]

The Pros & Cons of Being Married to an Eco Man

How do I love thee? Let me count the watts! And so it goes when betrothed to a well-meaning eco sentinel, a man on a mission to recognize the dangers and combat the plagues of global warming. Don’t get me wrong; I’m very committed to a greener lifestyle. I write […]

Green My MBA: 5 Eco Business Schools

If you’re planning to take the college path – which costs a small fortune these days – why not make it green? Many business schools are beginning to offer sustainable business classes in their MBA programs, but the number of actual Green MBAs is still relatively small. Additionally, online green […]

Spider Veins: A Tale of Denial (Plus Home Remedies!)

Do you ever wish you could go back and dress your 18-year-old self? If I were allowed a personal wormhole through which to traverse a decade or two, I’d head straight to my freshman year of college. I’d immediately take myself out of the amorphous six-sizes-too-big floral dresses of the […]

10 Best Reasons to Turn 30

In 2009 alone, 4.2 million Americans turned 30. And while some of the latest additions to the fourth decade of living may not be happy to be there, others are diving into their 30s with optimism. When I turned 30, I threw a party at a bar that no longer […]

NYC’s Bold Blueprint for Building a Better, Greener Food System

Cities across the nation suffer from some of the same ills regarding poor quality food and inequitable distribution of healthy, fresh produce and other unprocessed foods. But New York City has a bold plan that could very well serve as a model for the rest of us. Communities in every […]

Besties: 10 Signs of a Forever Female Friendship

Girlfriends, gal pals, best buds, besties, and forever friends – many of us have them. But what does it mean to have a lifelong friend? Is it a person who will listen for hours as you mutually discuss the ins and out of hair color/bad reality TV/do these shoes make […]

Letter to the Editor: To Parse, Perchance to Judge

In Response to “Jesus, Enough with the Chicken.” Responses from the author and editor follow. Dear Editor, My name is Leslie Hicks, and as a blogger in the eco-friendly sphere, I have read and enjoyed many of your columns, most recently the piece on AT&T vs. Verizon and their respective […]

How to Green Up Your Love Life

A new book offers advice on how to make your love life more eco-friendly. Article by Darragh Worland and image by pinksherbet. First published March 2010 at Tonic.com. What color comes to mind when you think about your lover? If it’s not green, then you’ve got a long way to […]

Presenting the Bloody Mask of Supple Skin

Some people think “eyes are the windows of the soul,” but I would argue that it is the skin. Think about it. If you sneak junk food that may or may not have originated from Golden Arches (no judgment, my fry-loving friend), it is likely to show up on your […]

The Love Letters Project #8: Mark Twain & Olivia Langdon

A love letter from Mark Twain to his future wife, Olivia. Who better to write the world’s most memorable love letters than the world’s most famous writers? And it’s difficult to top the fame of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (described by William Faulkner as “the father of American literature”). This is […]

The 50 Best Quotes About Love

EcoSalon’s 50 favorite quotes about love.  If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence. – Thich Nhat Hanh I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle […]

Stain Your Lips and Cheeks, Naturally?

Back in the day when I wore makeup with nary a green thought in my mind, one of my favorite products was from a certain well-known brand with the words “longwear” and “lip color” bandied about the tube. Why? Because I could put it on in the morning and have […]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell…and Don’t You Dare Get Pregnant

Female soldiers serving overseas are denied their legal right to choice. There isn’t a much more intrusive and demanding employer than the United States Military. If you enlist, you give up a great deal of personal freedom and accept the strong likelihood of being placed in harm’s way. In return, […]

Tested and True Product for When Our Hair Looks Like Hay

You should never have to apologize to your hair. Even if you’re soaking in gobs of sea salt, sun and chlorine, your hair will understand. After all, don’t you deserve to enjoy your outdoor-sy time after six months of snow, sleet and rain? Should you be guilt-free about dipping your […]

Put On Your Sunbonnets: We’re Gonna Make Our Own Moisturizer

I just ran across an organic rose petal face cream that goes for around $200. Now, I’m sure it’s amazing organic rose petal face cream. But am I about to spend a couple hundred of my hard-earned clams on it? That’s about as likely as me becoming a marginally famous […]

The Love Letters Project #5: Voltaire and Catherine Olympe Dunoyer

A love letter from Voltaire to Catherine Olympe Dunoyer. Who better to write the world’s most memorable love letters than the world’s most famous writers? Picture a teenage François-Marie Arouet, imprisoned (as he would be many times) for his convictions. And the cause this time? His love of French refugee Catherine […]

Sex by Numbers: Groundhog Day

Column Facts are facts. It’s Groundhog Day, which, if nothing else, means you have a legitimate excuse to watch what is inarguably the last great film Harold Ramis ever directed. It also provides a thin and tired narrative frame for us to hang an assortment of sex facts from, and […]

Slow Sex: Spring is for Shedding (Layers and Baggage)

As spring returns to the Northern Hemisphere, our bodies respond accordingly; we are mammals after all. The earth cracks open and green shoots emerge while we shed our sweaters and raise our winter-cracked faces to the sun, hoping for instant transformation. Think about your cat curled elegantly in a ray […]

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5 Natural Ways to Tighten Up Down There: No More Kegels!

Sick of using kegels to tighten and strengthen your vaginal muscles? Give these 5 cheap and easy treatments and exercises a try instead. Whether it’s to make sex a more enjoyable experience, to treat a medical condition, or to return to pre-child-bearing status, tightening the vagina is on the radar […]

How to Orgasm Every Single Time

It’s not rocket science, but learning how to orgasm regularly, makes all the difference. Some of my most vivid memories of sex, especially early in my erotic life, are not of the satisfying post-coitus elated release, but their opposite. Rather, it was the myriad times when I was still learning […]

Getting the Sexual Satisfaction You Want: No More Shame

When it comes to sexual satisfaction, are you being honest about what you really want?  Ask most any sex therapist what the first question is that comes out of the mouth of a new client and it is most always this- “Am I normal? Is my partner normal? Is this […]

John Oliver: Sex Ed Teacher of the Year [Video]

I love me a good sex ed lecture. Surprisingly, one of the best I’ve recently heard was delivered by John Oliver. Go figure. Watch the video below to hear Oliver explain why sex ed is so bad. Related on EcoSalon How to Do Sex Education Right Sex by Numbers: An […]

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5 Natural Ways to Tighten Up Down There: No More Kegels!

Sick of using kegels to tighten and strengthen your vaginal muscles? Give these 5 cheap and easy treatments and exercises a try instead. Whether it’s to make sex a more enjoyable experience, to treat a medical condition, or to return to pre-child-bearing status, tightening the vagina is on the radar […]