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5 Easy Ways to Eat Less Meat

By Kim ODonnel / November 23, 2015

A chef and cookbook author who transitioned from robust carnivore to really healthy eater tells us how we can, tooAs I wrote in the introduction to my first book, The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook, my life began with steak. I’ve got a photo of myself from 1967, parked in a high chair, enjoying a steak […]


Cozy Up With Recycled Cotton Blankets From Evermore Living

By Elke Erschfeld / November 12, 2015

The cooler evening hours of fall are a great excuse to cuddle up with a nice blanket. Earlier in the year, I discovered the recycled blankets made by Evermore Living at a spa boutique in Vermont.Initially the mid-century inspired designs and color schemes caught my eye. As always, my next inquiry was about the materials […]


Global Entry

By Jennie Nunn / October 20, 2015

From hand-painted pillows to serving bowls crafted from non-productive olive trees, a celebration of artisan-made finds from around the globe Strike Gold Handmade in Peru, this Peruvian artisan mirror (pictured above) has a wood frame and is covered in gold foil using an old technique once used to make religious sculptures. $400;    Woven Wonder Leslie Mittelberg, […]


5 of the Best Organic Breakfast Cereals

By Rona Berg / October 5, 2015

Back to School Breakfast  There’s no time like now to bring us back to the value of a healthy breakfast. Erewhon Organic Corn Flakes Made with organic, non-GMO, gluten-free corn that is toasted with a bit of sea salt to balance out the naturally sweet corn flavor. Uncle Sam This is a high-fiber non-GMO American […]


Joy Bauer’s New Nourish Snacks

By Rona Berg / October 2, 2015

The Today Show’s Joy Bauer satisfies our craving for healthy snacks “I’m a foodie and I love to cook,” says Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, which is no surprise to anyone who tunes in to the Today Show, where she has been the nutrition and health expert for over 10 years. When Bauer, a mother of […]


5 Feng Shui Elements for Balancing Your Home

By Michael Lyndall / August 11, 2015

Many people are familiar with the basic tenets of Feng Shui: make your entryway enticing, remove clutter and position your desk in a “power position.” Looking deeper, however, it is easy to get lost in a mystical maze of Chinese Horoscopes and Magic Numbers. Fear not, there are ways to gain a fuller understanding of […]


Material World: Cork Designs for Home Decor

By Jennie Nunn / July 9, 2015

From cork wallpaper to yoga mats, the renewable material makes a big design statement this summer Take Cover Create a rustic guest room or entryway with Hartmann & Forbes cork wallcoverings in two patterns, Lakeshore and Alpine; Shine Bright The ceramic-and-cork Calabre lamp was designed by Pierre Dubois and Aimé Cécil for Roche Bobois; […]


Farm to Vegan with Gene Baur

By Rona Berg / June 30, 2015

“This book is a how-to,” says Gene Baur, right, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals in upstate New York and California, and author of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life (Rodale; 2015) with Gene Stone. “It assumes people recognize there’s a problem with our food system and want to do better than […]


Tips for Designing an Eco Friendly Bathroom

By Jennie Nunn / June 15, 2015

A sustainable tile company transforms an ordinary space into a resort-inspired, eco friendly bathroom, with tips on how to get the look. “I’ve always been a huge advocate of splurging on a powder room,” says Jamie Chappell, creative director at Northern California-based Fireclay Tile. “Patterned tile achieves a look similar to beautiful wallpaper, but offers added texture […]


Spring Eco-Cleaning Solutions

By Laura Beans / May 18, 2015

Handy new spring eco-cleaning solutions to help your home sparkle ZABADA MICROFIBER CLOTHS These may just be some of the best cleaning cloths ever. They remove 99 percent of dirt and harmful bacteria from kitchen counters, tiles and cooktops with water—no detergent, bleach or antibacterials needed. Pop them into the washing machine and reuse, over […]


Create Your Home Sanctuary

By Sandra Ramani / May 13, 2015

Whether you want a room for inspiration, meditation or relaxation, these expert tips will help you carve out a haven in your home. “It’s important to have a space in your house where you can retreat, and that has intent,” says Peggy Francis of Francis & Alexander, a California-based spa development and management company committed […]


Mother’s Day Gifts From Ten Thousand Villages

By Michael Lyndall / May 7, 2015

Finding an original and meaningful gift can be difficult on Mother’s Day. For something that does both, try a beautiful hand-crafted item from Ten Thousand Villages, an online store that brings artisanal work from all around the globe into one shop. Ten Thousand Villages buys 100 percent of its products from fair trade organizations, artisanal […]


Declutter to Create A Zen Home

By Lambeth Hochwald / May 6, 2015

Expert advice on how to declutter, organize and create a serene home When you take a deep breath after walking into an airy hotel room, replete with all-white furnishings and only the sparest number of tchotchkes, you know the relief that’s possible when clutter goes by the wayside. But before you can get rid of […]


Actress Alysia Reiner Revels In All Things Sustainable

By Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff / May 6, 2015

Orange is the New Black star Alysia Reiner talks about why mindfulness, meditation and yes, organic bedding and reclaimed furniture, are important to her Alysia Reiner is nothing like Fig. Where assistant warden Natalie “Fig” Figueroa is reviled for her evil machinations on Orange is the New Black, Reiner is a yogi and environmentalist more […]

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