The Friday 5: Unpacking Edition

The top stories of the week at EcoSalon.

As McDonalds unpacks its products in an attempt to come clean about how and where it gets its ingredients, we take a closer look (because yes, we like to raise a McEyebrow).

Amy DuFault unpacks rich, sad memories of her grandmother, Jeanne Julia Kerouac.

If you like unearthing bargains from the unlikeliest corners, check out our 40 photos from flea markets round the world.

And, if you’re packing too much into your life, ponder a few of these 50 quotes on meditation and yoga.

Finally, make sure you do not miss the return of the EcoSalon Box! This amazing, limited-edition curated collection of eco-goodies is available in 6 assortments, all priced at the rock-bottom steal of $99. Each assortment would originally retail at over $500, so this is an amazing deal. Check out our  FashionConscious EatingTravelHealth + BeautyMom + Baby and Entertainment assortments now. Go on, get!

Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.