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Concerned about the Ebola Outbreak?

Concerned About the Ebola Outbreak? What You Need to Know About the Ebola Virus & How to Prevent It – Infographic

EBOLA EPIDEMIC! You’ve seen the headlines, devoured the news stories and watched hours of deeply disturbing television news coverage! In March 2014, an outbreak of the Ebola virus occurred in the Western African nation of Guinea. This was the first Ebola virus outbreak registered in that region. As of 10 April, 157 suspected and confirmed cases and 101 […]

Announcing the Winner of the Nutribullet High Speed Blender Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of the Nutribullet Hi-Speed Blender Giveaway

I am delighted to announce that the lucky winner of Urban Naturale’s Nutribullet Hi-Speed Blender Giveaway has been randomly selected. And the winner is… A. Cash The winner has been contacted and will receive her prize. Note: I paid for this prize myself. And it’s my pleasure. Free giveaways are my way of saying thank […]

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10 Anti-Tempataion Affirmations to Help You Make Healthy Diet & Lifestyle Choices

Fight Temptation with 10 Affirmations to Help You Make Healthy Diet & Lifestyle Choices

Let’s face it. When we are trying to watch what we eat and drink, temptation is absolutely everywhere. When everyone around us at the office is indulging in pizza, burgers, fries, and sugary drinks, it’s awfully tempting to join in, isn’t it? When we have “convenience” food bombarding us from every direction, it can be […]

Love & pizza: Vegan pizza recipes that satisfy my soul

Love & Pizza: Vegan Pizza Recipes That Satisfy My Soul

We all have those days when we feel kind of blue. Out of sorts. Worried. Or just plain stressed! I know I do. When I’m down and feeling needy, my favorite, soul-satisfying food is pizza. Let’s face it, there is really nothing quite like it. Now, I don’t want to be the one to advocate […]

Nourish

Meatless Monday: Grilled Fennel

Meatless Monday: Grilled Fennel

Summertime and the grillin’ is easy! When the weather is hot, who wants to cook indoors in a hot kitchen when you can be outside in the fresh air and sunshine whipping up delicious dishes on the grill. What to grill besides burgers and other cookout faves? That’s never a problem. There are so many […]

Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Kale Quinoa Salad with Creamy Coconut Curry Dressing

Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Kale Quinoa Salad with Creamy Coconut Curry Dressing

When I’m hungry for something satisfying, hearty, healthy yet quick and easy to make, I raid my kitchen for interesting leftovers and fresh ingredients and “voila!” magic usually happens in the form of a taste-bud-tingling-super-salad! Today my refrigerator search turned up a few promising flavors to create with: *leftover roasted sweet potatoes–yum! *leftover cooked quinoa *leftover cooked chickpeas *organic kale, cucumbers […]

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Fit & Fab

The Importance of Hydration for the Skin When Working Out

Drink Up! The Importance of Hydration for the Skin When Working Out

Guest post by Dr. Aviva Hill. If you go to the gym, then you surely saw those treadmill runners who actually look like moving refrigerators. Holding their drinks in their hands or having them in a special carrying pouch so that they can drink when getting thirsty is certainly useful, but also a strange sight nonetheless. […]

Picture This: Enjoying Art, Nature and Getting "Summer Fit"!

Picture This: Enjoying Art, Nature and Getting “Summer Fit”!

This summer, I was invited to participate in Raise.com’s “Summer Fit” campaign. I love to stay active during the summer so I was delighted to get involved with their “Summer Fit” campaign. I live in an urban environment, so finding a patch of green is especially satisfying for me. Sure I belong to a great health club, but […]

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Living Green

The Green 18: Quick and Easy Tips for Living Green Every Day

The Green 18: Quick and Easy Tips for Living Green Every Day

Living green doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s the little things we do each day that add up to make a significant green impact over time. Many people just want to know what they can do to live green. And when it comes down to it, what people do every day is what makes a […]

Top Tips for Eco-Friendly Gardening

Top Tips for Eco-Friendly Gardening

For savvy garden enthusiasts with an environmental conscience, an eco-friendly garden can be both economical and elegant. With a few easy tips, even the most sophisticated and formal gardens can be environmentally friendly. Be Resourceful When Using Resources Using solar garden lights are a great way to give gardens a sophisticated evening look. Solar lights […]

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Ecostyle

Are You a Fashion Victim? 10 Healthy Reasons to Avoid the Toxic Side of Fashion & Wear Organic Clothing

Are You a Fashion Victim? 10 Healthy Reasons to Avoid Toxic Fashion & Wear Organic

Have you ever heard the term “There’s more to that, than meets the eye”? There are valid reasons why that statement often holds true. From what we eat, to what we wear, looks can be deceiving. Today, more and more people are realizing the benefits of choosing to their reduce toxic exposure by eating organic […]

How to be a green beach babe this summer: 15 fabulous, ecofriendly swimsuits

How to Be a Green Beach Babe: 20 Fabulous EcoFriendly Swimsuits

Would you like to make a splash at the beach this summer? Then it’s probably time to invest in a hot, new bathing suit. If you looking for the perfect, ecofriendly swimwear to meet your needs, then you’ve come to the right place. Beyond color, style and fit, there are other key factors to keep […]

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Doing Good

Doing Good: A Seed Grows in Columbus - An Organic, Urban Garden Feeds a Community's Growth

Doing Good: A Seed Grows in Columbus – An Organic, Urban Garden Feeds a Community’s Growth

There is nothing more powerful than a woman on a mission. Paula Penn-Nabrit is a woman with a vision. But she most importantly, she’s a dynamic woman who knows how to get things done. Paula saw a critical, unmet need in her Columbus community–which was virtually an urban food desert. An avid gardener, the seed of an […]

Vegan Friendly Summer Fashions

10 Ways to Be a Compassionate Fashionista with Vegan Friendly Summer Fashions

With the fourth of July almost here and more than sixty days of summer fun ahead, “what should I wear” as well as “what not to wear” is top of mind. It’s much too hot to be tempted by the latest animal-based designs made from fur, leather, animal skins, wool or silk. Light, airy vegan-friendly […]

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Culture

Picture This: Enjoying Art, Nature and Getting "Summer Fit"!

Picture This: Enjoying Art, Nature and Getting “Summer Fit”!

This summer, I was invited to participate in Raise.com’s “Summer Fit” campaign. I love to stay active during the summer so I was delighted to get involved with their “Summer Fit” campaign. I live in an urban environment, so finding a patch of green is especially satisfying for me. Sure I belong to a great health club, but […]

Experience Salvador, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro , Iguacu, Paraguay and Buenos Aires - August 2014!

Experience Salvador, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Iguacu and Buenos Aires – August 2014!

I love to travel and I have a soft spot in my heart for Brazil, especially Salvador, Bahia. The Northeastern region of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Bahia) has been described as “Africa in the Americas” due to the heavy concentration of Brazilians of African descent and heritage. Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, established […]

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