Friday 5: The Other People Edition

The best of EcoSalon’s stories this week.

We adore all our readers, but some of them simply blow us away – like Shannon Galpin, founder of Mountain2Mountain who is  working to empower women in Afghanistan and beyond.

Did you know the remarkable story behind Burt’s Bees – the good and the bad?

If you’ve been watching HBO’s Game of Thrones, you’ll know that Daenerys Targaryen is one tough cookie. In the words of the actress who plays her, Emilia Clarke, “she’s an incredibly strong and powerful woman who doesn’t come into her own until much later on.” (So keep watching!)

Being a foodie is all too often equated with being a snob – and Anna Brones is keen to point out that it’s not all heaps of succulent decadence. Sometimes, simple really is best (as long as it tastes good, of course).

Finally, how many times have you checked Facebook today? Or while you were reading this article? Do you think you have an addiction? If so, try a few of our 20 things to do instead of browsing through your Facebook updates.

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.