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We all know there is no such thing as a safe tan. The National Institutes of Health has placed ultraviolet radiation, both from the sun and from tanning machines, on its list of known carcinogens. We also know the incidence of […]

It’s spring, so send those winter red lips packing with these lip treats.You won’t find any parabens, petro-chemicals, phtalates, sulfates, synthetic anything on these ingredient lists.  So pucker up, love is in the air. Tarte’s 24.7 Lip Sheer: Whether you […]

Recently I had the pleasure of taking a yoga workshop with Mariel Hemingway and her good friend Sara Ivanhoe. It was an intense afternoon, full of flowing asana with a specific focus on Patanjali’s first yoga sutra — Atha Yoganusasam […]

Everyone likes a bargain, right? And in these economic times, saving money — even a little — is a satisfying pastime. I was never an avid coupon clipper mostly because the coupons that come in the newspaper are for products […]

My new favorite television show is The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. The protagonist, Precious Ramotswe, played by the talented Jill Scott, never EVER makes a big decision without first sitting down with a cup of African Bush tea (also […]

I used to date a man who was an obsessive hand-washing-germ-chaser-awayer, especially in airports.  The good news is that we traveled a lot.  The bad is that every time I used a public restroom I got the questions:  “You didn’t […]

Since it’s national “Eat What you Want” Day, I’m going to have to agree with my fellow blogger Valerie, who believes “everyday should be eat what you want day.”   Why not let the wisdom of your body (and your […]

In case you missed the news, today postage goes up from .42 to .44 cents, which means all those sunflower stamps in my drawer demand a .2 addition.   Since I’m still a fan of old-fashioned letter writing, I’m a […]

When you consider that paper products comprise one-third of the municipal waste in the United States, it makes good sense to use cloth napkins. Sure you have to wash them but how hard is it to throw them in the […]

Last night I watched the Michael J. Fox ABC special Adventures of an Incurable Optimist — a companion piece to his new book, “Always Looking Up.” Fox’s goal: to figure out why some people are optimistic and how being hopeful […]