The Friday 5: Defining Edition

The best of the week at EcoSalon, hand-picked for your clicking pleasure.


… a well-stocked vegan pantry: what are the essential items you need to make healthy, tasty animal-free meals? Find out here.

…great historical fiction: Scott Adelson takes a look at ten novels where “once upon a time” is a ticket to a past we should never forget.

sustainable fashion: what does that phrase really mean to you? {r}evolution apparel took to the streets of Seattle to find out.

“Mommy War”: in the wake of the backlash from Anne -Marie Slaughter’s provocative article in The Atlantic on the role of women in the modern world, Andrea Newell asks – is the real problem our workaholic culture, and what can we do about it?

good coffee: when fast, drive-thru coffee is this wasteful, can we ever call it “good”?

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.