October 23rd, 2014 | Tags:
Roasted Eggplant Recipe with Cumin and Smoked Paprika

It’s very rare that I’ll make a salad without avocado, so naturally it’s ended up in this delicious roasted eggplant recipe with the aromatic spices of cumin and smoked paprika.  I was craving the sweet spiciness of an Indian curry but didn’t want the heaviness of a stew so I took two of my favorite [...]

October 23rd, 2014 | Tags:

Fall is all about that sexy cat eye makeup, from winged liner to metallic to pops of color. Although I tend to gravitate towards a strong lip I must admit that a beautiful eye, artfully embellished, does catch my attention. Cat eye makeup may seem like a lot more work than simply swiping on some [...]

October 23rd, 2014 | Tags:

PureThread is a Manhattan-based showroom and stylist company presenting a sustainable fashion pop-up shop from October 20-26th! Presenting Fall 2014’s most sustainable and fashion-forward pieces, PureThread’s pop-up shop offers up luxury fashion that caters to the tastes of the urban businesswoman and the suburban fashionista alike. Customers will have the chance to peruse ethically made items ranging [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Tags:
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If you are like most Americans, the thought of biting into a nice, juicy cricket probably doesn’t hold much appeal. But many countries around the world consider insects to be a real treat. So how can we shift the perception from ‘yuk’ to ‘yum’? Sexyfood thinks they have the answer: by wrapping insects in gorgeous [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Tags:
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Read the rest of Vik Muniz Transforms Trash from Brazil’s Largest Landfill into Astonishing Works of Art Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: garbage art, landfill art, trash art, vik muniz, Vik Muniz art, Vik Muniz Brazil, Vik Muniz Catadores, Vik Muniz gallery, Vik Muniz garbage photographs, Vik Muniz landfill art, Vik [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Tags:
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Read the rest of Bosco Verticale: World’s First Vertical Forest is Finally Complete in Milan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture”, Biodiversity, Bosco Verticale, gray water recycling, high-rise, LEED gold, Milan, mixed-use, Solar Power, Stefano Boeri, stefano boeri architects, urban heat island effect, vertical forest, world’s first vertical forest

October 20th, 2014 | Tags:
How to Host a Halloween Costume Swap

Host a costume swap this Halloween to save some cash and reduce your impact. Here’s how to put one together. At some point, Halloween changed from a primarily kid-focused holiday to one in which adults get wildly hammered and challenge each other to out-sex-ify each other in creative costumery. Last year, I even saw a [...]

October 20th, 2014 | Tags:
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If you’re like me, and don’t want to spend more money than you should on anything, than I suggest you take a good look at your fridge/freezer. Does your unit have an automatic ice maker built into it? If so, it’s probably a good idea to turn it off. After all, there is nothing convenient [...]

October 20th, 2014 | Tags:

We live in the information age, where it seems that almost anything can be found by simply typing a few words into a Google search, but did you ever stop to think of how much that convenience might actually be costing you? The answer might surprise you. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) computers [...]

October 19th, 2014 | Tags:
salmon photo

GMO salmon have been a point of contention for a while now as the FDA sits on the issue. But California is taking major steps to keep so-called frankenfish out of their neck of the woods. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning the commercial production of GMO salmon in California waters in an effort [...]