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Eco-Living

Summertime, and the livin’ should be easy. So, simplify your grooming routine, and get your (sun-damage-free) glow on 
with an assist from these healthful hacks and naturally sourced goods.

Here’s a surprising ally in clean living: activated charcoal, a natural ingredient turning up everywhere from bar soaps to toothbrushes. Here's why you should give the trend a try.

One of the greenest things you 
can do in your kitchen is to invest in good-quality cookware and tools 
and then maintain them with care 
so that they last a long time. Here’s 
how to keep your cooking equipment sparkling clean and in tip-top condition—without using harsh chemicals.

Even as more and more companies add botanical beauty-boosters to their products, some still rely on animal-sourced ingredients, as well as chemicals that could mess with your health while wrecking the environment. Here's how to scan labels for questionable ingredients.

Got rough, drab winter skin? When ground into a fine powder, grains such as rice, oats, quinoa, and millet make for gentle cleansers that leave skin supremely smooth. Here's why and where to find them (plus a recipe for a DIY scrub!).

Looking to update your ’do? We scoured the country for compassionate salons that not only work wonders on your coif, but also boast cruelty-free products and eco-friendly practices.

As if her plate isn't already full with an acting career and her nonprofit foundation, Izabella Miko is also seriously into cooking. On the last day of shooting Starving in Suburbia, the new Lifetime movie she co-stars in, she treated cast and crew to homemade vegan treats.

Documenting a road trip to scout out urban farms across America, Growing Cities visits rooftops, back yards, and reclaimed abandoned lots under cultivation in major urban centers including Seattle, Atlanta, and Detroit.

Known to arrive at Hollywood events on his bicycle, Ed Begley Jr. is an indefatigable advocate for green living. The actor lives in a solar-powered home near Los Angeles; construction of his new, Platinum LEED–certified residence is chronicled on the Web series On Begley Street.

I love perfumes but am not always a fan of the ingredients. Many perfumes are full of synthetic chemicals like acetone or phthalates (used to make plastics). Many studies have linked these substances to skin irritation, birth defects, cancer, migraines, and asthma—not so lovely!

I generally feel pretty eco-friendly in my day-to-day life. But the disposable plastic trash that has seemed unavoidable has been nagging at me lately—plastic wrap and sandwich bags are so useful and so wasteful at the same time!

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