The Friday 5: Inner Workings Edition


The top stories of the week at EcoSalon.

Want to give your body’s fat-burning mechanisms a kick-start? We suggest 20 foods to boost your metabolism to new heights.

Or pehaps you need a burst of adrenaline? Gather inspiration from these 25 photos of thrill-seeking women.

Spotlighting the tiny unsung heroes of our biological systems, we praise Lactobacilli, Mycorrhizal fungi and more.

And turning to the inner workings of your home – why not decorate it with fashionable bicycles (the chic way to gad about for over a century)?

And if that’s left you feeling super-empowered, check out our 40 quotes on feminism for more inspiration.

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.