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14 Green Beauty Gift Ideas

Beauty products and eco-friendliness do not always go hand in hand. But if you're looking for ideas for the environmentally-minded beauty lover in your life, these gifts fit the bill. Yuzen Monthly…


22 Status Symbols Through the Decades

How does one know when they've "made it" in life? Sure, joy, passion, and happy relationships are good, but what about stuff? What gadgets do we consider status symbols? Appliance company De'Longhi re…


Could Your Cat Be a Therapist?

Sometimes it seems as though our pets really understand how we're feeling. They cuddle with us when we're feeling down, and they never interrupt when we just need someone to listen. Yet, could a cat e…


Anti-Global Warming Diet – Book Giveaway!

The way we eat has a big impact on the planet. In Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming, Laura Stec and Eugene Cordero explain all the ways our food choices affect the environment. Their…


New Green Home Solutions – Book Giveaway!

"What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" -- Henry David Thoreau Dave Bonta and Stephen Snyder bring that quote to life with their book, New Green Home So…


Homesteader’s Kitchen – Book Giveaway!

In her beautiful new book, The Homesteader's Kitchen, Robin Burnside celebrates fresh, local ingredients with wholesome recipes for everything from fruity smoothies and vibrant salads to satisfyingly …


20 Tips for Being Green – Book Giveaway!

We would all like to be a little bit greener, but figuring out where to start can be daunting. In her book It's Easy Being Green, author and founder of, Crissy Trask, provides ton…


Feng Shui and Clutter – Win the Book!

Clutter is disempowering; it saps your energy, erodes your spirit, and holds you in the past. When your prosperity power spots are filled with clutter, your financial situation may feel stuck or hop…


Join Hands to Oppose Offshore Drilling

This Saturday, June 26, a weekend trip to the beach is a chance to support a cause and send a message. An organization called Hands Across the Sand has planned an international event to oppose offshor…


Catio: The Patio for Cats

What do you do when you live in a big city but want to give your kitty some outdoor time? Create a catio, of course! What's a catio, you ask? The New York Times had a great article on the phenomeno…


about Samantha Shook

Samantha is an editor and writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an animal lover who is also passionate about beauty, psychology, spirituality, and art.

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