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A Beginners Guide to Reiki

Patients and practitioners reveal the benefits of Reiki, the ancient healing form of touch therapy.

Do you feel sick, tired, stressed out, or just plain off? Are you looking to shake up your self-care routine, or simply want to get in better touch with yourself? If so, you may want to consider booking a Reiki session. Sign up to receive inspiring, expert advice on living your best life from Books […]

Send Love with a Cruelty-Free Subscription Box

Your holiday gift guide to the best cruelty-free beauty subscriptions to give and get.

One of the best ways to explore cruelty-free beauty is through a cruelty-free subscription box. Not only are they a fun surprise in the mail once a month, but they’re an awesome way to discover new products or try things you might be hesitant about. Cruelty-free beauty subscriptions also make great holiday gifts. They’re ethical […]

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?
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