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Meeting Men is Easier Than You Think

Interested in meeting guys (who don’t suck) this holiday season? Matthew Hussey has your strategy.

Being single during the holidays can be a total drag. Canoodling couples, cheesy commercials—it’s enough to make even the strongest among us want to fall into a Netflix-induced coma till spring. But if you’re really interested in meeting men, relationship coach Matthew Hussey doesn’t want you relying on fate, writing Santa, or hibernating on the […]

Why Things Are What You Make of Them

You don’t have to be a creative professional or hobbyist to benefit from the "take control of your life" advice in Adam J. Kurtz’s new book.

In his latest book of down-to-earth professional wisdom, author and designer Adam Kurtz deals out some sage, and often funny, life advice for creatives. I gobbled up the pocket-sized book, not only because it gave my creative self-esteem a much-needed boost, but because much of his advice felt applicable to life in general.

Ghoulishly-Good Halloween Hair & Makeup

Whether your costume is scary or sexy, here’s how to make sure it’s cruelty-free.

We've outlined some great cruelty-free Halloween makeup brands grouped by budget, as well as options for hair color and clean-up come November 1.

3 All-Natural DIY Spa Treatments

Say “ahhh” to these easy, cruelty-free beauty recipes you can make at home.

There’s nothing better than a little home spa indulgence to help you when you are feeling stressed out. Instead of buying something pre-made, why not try making a few easy, limited-ingredient, and chemical-free products of your own?

Pregnant With Ambivalence

Millennial women share their thoughts, fears, and desires about—maybe—having children.

There’s plenty of think-pieces for women on either end of the pregnancy spectrum, but surprisingly few for the ambivalent. When I sent out the “bat signal” for interviews, a staggering number of women came forward. It turns out, there are a lot of us who feel pressure from both sides about our indecision.

Cruelty-Free Back-to-School Basics

Your guide to kicking off the new school year with a clear conscience.

With summer winding down, we’re not just ushering in autumn, but the back-to-school season as well. For years, I’ve thought of September as a clean slate—even after I was done with school. So whether you or your kids are heading back, or you’re into that clean slate feeling yourself, why not make a new school year resolution to go cruelty-free?

Break a Sweat on Date Night

Strengthen your body—and your relationship—while you exercise.

Studies show that couples who work out together have stronger, happier relationships. It makes sense because many sports require communication and team work—whether you’re out mountain biking or spotting each other at the gym. Sharing a passion adds depth to your relationship, and learning a new skill builds confidence. You may even make new friends together.

A Guide to Cruelty-Free Laundry

Fight stains—and animal testing—with these planet-friendly products.

If you’re new to cruelty-free shopping, you may be a little hesitant to give up your tried-and-true laundry detergents. After all, can something all-natural or nearly 100 percent plant-based really stand up to kids, pets, and red wine stains?

Your Guide to Cruelty-Free Summer Beauty

Look and feel your best with these summer beauty staples.

Summer is in full-swing, and if you’ve already embarked on your cruelty-free journey, you may be looking for ethical replacements for some of your summer beauty favorites. Whether it’s sunscreen, a great nail polish for your vacation-inspired mani-pedi, or safe, effective insect repellant, there is a cruelty-free option to fit your needs and your budget.

Pole Dancing Fitness Class

Here's why you should try it.

For many, the phrase “pole dancing” immediately calls to mind seedy clubs and leering men—not body positivity or a butt-kicking workout. But, that’s exactly what you get—and truly, anybody can do it. You don’t have to be a hardcore athlete or look a certain way; the range of ages and body types in my first class was a testament to that.
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