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Weekend Reading: Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests

Weekend Reading: Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests

This will be my last post for 2016! I know, not glorious, but useful. I'll see you on the other side of New Year's! Fashion LA garment factories are fire traps. | LA Weekly Lessons from not buying anything new for 200 days. | Quartz Beauty Testing several different DIY shampoo recipes. | Rodale's Organic Life...
  • EcoCult's 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

    EcoCult’s 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

    Originally I wanted to put together this post just for fun. A sort of, "Hey, look what I did this year!" But researching my top posts has turned out to be an incredibly useful exercise. Because as I dug through the analytics, I realized that four out of the ten top posts were ideas that...
    Green Beauty Review: The Hits (and the Misses) From the Pura Botanicals Skincare Line

    Green Beauty Review: The Hits (and the Misses) From the Pura Botanicals Skincare Line

    Pura Botanicals is a Canadian company that believes in packing their products, which they adorably refer to as potions, with minimal yet powerful oils and herbs. Sometimes, when you’re reviewing a whole new line, it can get overwhelming trying to get a handle on all the ingredients, but Pura makes it a cinch to understand...
    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    It's coming down to the wire on presents. Some shops are setting a deadline of this Friday for getting your gifts by Christmas. But wait, you have to work all week? Do not stress. You can procrastinate a little longer, because I've listed all the stores and pop-ups where you can get the perfect sustainable,...
    Green Beauty Review: Flynn & King Lunar 13 Restorative Oil Elixir

    Green Beauty Review: Flynn & King Lunar 13 Restorative Oil Elixir

    Use code ECOCULT for 15% off from now until March 30, 2017. As someone with oily skin, I once shied away from serums and found them unnecessary. But my skin has changed dramatically in my 30s, and it now seems to crave extra moisture, especially overnight. When Flynn & King offered me the chance to...
    All Natural Beauty Products For Winter

    All Natural Beauty Products For Winter

    Winter is almost here! Which means it's time to take extra good care of our skin. Check out these all natural skincare products that will leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated this season.
    Weekend reading: Please Don't Take My Avocado Toast Away!

    Weekend reading: Please Don’t Take My Avocado Toast Away!

    I told mindbodygreen my favorite NYC restaurant and comfort food dish along with other NYC wellness leaders. Dig in! | mindbodygreen The Holidays I guarantee you this will be the best eggnog recipe you'll ever try. | EcoCult archives The end-all-be-all guide to holiday charitable giving. | Reading My Tea Leaves 13 classy ideas for...
    Sustainable Presents for Everyone! My Big, Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

    Sustainable Presents for Everyone! My Big, Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

    Sure, this season shouldn't be about stuff. It's about showing the people you care about that you love them. It's about sharing food with family and friends and those less fortunate. It's about celebrating the life of a persecuted Middle Eastern refugee from 2,000 years ago. But, you really can't deny that unwrapping a present is...