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8 Places to Get Eco-Friendly Bedding, Sheets, Linens, and Towels

8 Places to Get Eco-Friendly Bedding, Sheets, Linens, and Towels

  What a difference good organic sheets make. Perhaps I shouldn’t tell you the best sheets, because I know you’re busy. And when you have really good sheets, they make it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Yes, I will blame my recent tendency to hit the snooze button on all the...
  • Forget the Slogan T-Shirt: Feminism Is Educating Female Garment Workers

    Forget the Slogan T-Shirt: Feminism Is Educating Female Garment Workers

    The big problem with typical feminist statement tees is that many are made by young women in sweatshops, which completely undercuts the message. Still, what to do instead? Advocates for the rights and wages of female garment factory workers in Asia find themselves caught in a moral double bind. On the one hand, we don't...
    There are Now 6 Eco-Friendly Nail Salons in NYC Where You Can Get a Non-Toxic Manicure

    There are Now 6 Eco-Friendly Nail Salons in NYC Where You Can Get a Non-Toxic Manicure

    If you didn’t know from just owning a nose, conventional nail salons are incredibly toxic. The NYT Times details it here: “Big Job” employees are veterans, experts at sculpting false nails out of acrylic dust. It is the most lucrative salon job, yet many younger manicurists avoid it because of the specter of serious health...
    Weekend Reading: I'm Obsessed With Emma Watson's New Instagram Account

    Weekend Reading: I’m Obsessed With Emma Watson’s New Instagram Account

    Hi readers! What are you up to this weekend? I’ll be working this weekend trying to get as much done as possible before I head to the Dominican Republic for a week on Thursday. The tourism board there is eager to show off the island’s sustainable side on the North Coast. My fiancé and I actually...
    I Used to Douse My Hair in Chemicals. Now I Embrace My Natural Texture

    I Used to Douse My Hair in Chemicals. Now I Embrace My Natural Texture

    I was nine years old the first time I had my hair chemically relaxed. Out of curiosity, I experimented with weaves, wigs, braids and straw sets that mimicked my natural texture without having to give up my precious perm. Ironically, I was wearing my hair kinky when I landed my first network TV hosting jobs....
    22 Must-Haves for Eco-Friendly Travel

    22 Must-Haves for Eco-Friendly Travel

    Planning your next trip? Here are some suggestions to make your travel more eco-friendly. Most of these are simple sustainable switches which allow you (and me) to adjust items we all eagerly engage with to a kinder, greener option which is better for you, the planet and her inhabitants, so we might enjoy your journey...
    Conscious Consumerism Is Not Enough. What Are You Really Doing to Change the World?

    Conscious Consumerism Is Not Enough. What Are You Really Doing to Change the World?

    Lately, I’ve been telling anyone who will listen my thoughts on the effectiveness of obsessing over individual lifestyle choices. I’ve summarized them this morning for Quartz, a smart publication by The Atlantic. This post, a continuation of my popular post from last year called “The Big Lie of Conscious Consumerism” may seem like a disavowal of...
    Green Beauty Review: Love Goodly's Subscription Box Banished My Beauty Blahs

    Green Beauty Review: Love Goodly’s Subscription Box Banished My Beauty Blahs

    I’ve been underwhelmed by beauty boxes in the past, but when Love Goodly offered to send me a box of curated beauty, lifestyle, and wellness products by ethical and sustainable brands, I jumped at the chance. Over the holidays, I sampled the December/January box curated by actress Emily Deschanel, and I have to say, I...