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Coffee Lovers: How To Make Your Coffee Shop Visits More Eco-Friendly

Coffee Lovers: How To Make Your Coffee Shop Visits More Eco-Friendly

PHOTO: Peonie's Cafe in Paris via Les Petits Frenchies For most of us, coffee is an integral part of the day. Whether it’s a double espresso or a decaf latté that gets you going, it’s hard to imagine a day without coffee. But coffee really is so much more than just a drink. It’s a powerful global industry that influences millions of people and their environments every day throughout the supply chain. From harvesting and packaging, to the sale of coffee at your neighborhood café, there are so many opportunities to reflect and improve upon some of our less than...

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4 Cool Apps Making Conscious Living More Fun

4 Cool Apps Making Conscious Living More Fun

PHOTO: Source unknown Leading a sustainable lifestyle is far from easy. Every day we are faced with a plethora of decisions about what to eat, what to wear, and how to shop. These choices can often leave us feeling confused, helpless, and definitely overwhelmed. Luckily, the internet can make this process a little easier for us! There are so many apps available these days that make tracking, choosing and learning about sustainable products much more enjoyable. Below are some of our top picks for making the conscious lifestyle a little less daunting.   PHOTO: The GoodGuide The GoodGuide GoodGuide.Com is...

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The Vegan Trend We Can’t Get Enough Of: Coconut Yogurt

The Vegan Trend We Can’t Get Enough Of: Coconut Yogurt

PHOTO: FoodBev Media We all know that healthy living starts with healthy eating. But, with new health food trends popping up so frequently, it can be hard to tell which ones are actually good for you. Here’s one you should definitely know about: Coconut yogurt.   What is coconut yogurt? Coconut yogurt is – surprise!! – yogurt made from coconuts. Instead of dairy milk, these yogurts use coconut derivatives to achieve that yogurty-texture and flavor we love. Coconut yogurts can be made from various coconut products (like coconut meat, cream or water), but most store-bought brands simply use coconut milk....

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Moodboard: Sailor Stripes

Moodboard: Sailor Stripes

We are endlessly inspired by the wardrobe of French girls - and French girls at heart! Those effortless styles that can be worn every day, and everywhere. Peak into any French woman's closet and you'll be sure to find at least one marinière (that's French girl speak for the classic Breton stripe top). Ever since Coco Chanel dared to wear these famous sailor stripes on the glamorous beaches of Deauville, the marinière has been the epitome of casual, effortless, French elegance. In fact, we dare you to find a French girl's closet without one. After all, la marinière is an...

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Organic Tampons: Everything You Need To Know

Organic Tampons: Everything You Need To Know

PHOTO: Lola Ladies, it’s time to talk about periods. Despite the growing demand for natural and eco-friendly products, the topic of organic feminine hygiene products hasn’t quite hit the mainstream market. But the truth is, conventional pads and tampons pose a real threat to our health and environment, and its time we start talking about it.   Environmental Impact The average woman will have around 450 periods in her lifetime. As a result, close to 20 billion sanitary napkins, tampons and applicators are dumped into landfills every year. And that’s just in North America! When wrapped in plastic, feminine hygiene...

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4 Easy Tips For Glowing Winter Skin

4 Easy Tips For Glowing Winter Skin

PHOTO: Lucy Williams Now knee-deep in winter, it's time to re-think our cold weather skincare routines. If you live somewhere with four seasons like me, it's starting to get really cold, windy and wet out. That's why I incorporate a few extra steps into my beauty ritual. All in hopes of helping my skin survive the winter. Next time you find your skin leaning towards the drier and sensitive side, give these simple tips a try.   Firstly, don't skip the SPF! Even though we aren't feeling the warmth of the sun, the harmful rays are just as strong as...

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