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Can Kundalini Yoga Transform Your Skin? This Instagram Beauty Star Says Yes

A few months ago, mired in depression, I was implored by one of the happiest people I know to check out an Instagram account called Benshen. It was a line of natural skin-care products she’d picked up after yoga at Sky Ting, this friend explained, but the captions had, she swore, changed her …

Skin Care

These Flower Portraits Will Leave You Breathless

Prepare yourself to be awestruck by Vicki Rawlins's flower portraits; using rose petals for lips and twigs for cheekbones, the Chicago-based artist collects pieces of mother nature in a bag and then painstakingly lays them out in her studio to create masterpieces. "Nothing taped, nothing glued, …

Framing

Tree Shaping is an Art of Turning Trees into Living Works of Art

Tree shaping uses living trees and other woody plants as the medium to create structures and art. There are a few different methods used by the …

Scientists Have Developed Solar Cells 100 Times Thinner Than a Human Hair

Solar will eat the world.<p>Solar power is totally peaking right now, smashing through cost barriers that previously held the technology back, to the …

Clean Energy

The Men of Africa who keep Hyena's for Peculiar Reasons

Hyenas as pets is restricted by law as well as some obvious reasons. They are wild. But traditions and cultures have defied wilderness on many a …

Pets

The SexTech CEO Inspiring Female Founders to Be Fearless

Cindy Gallop is all about telling it like it is – in business and in bed. The tech entrepreneur is on a mission to make it easier to talk about real sex openly and honestly so that “porn doesn’t become sex education by default,” she says. Her startup MakeLoveNotPorn, (launched with a legendary TED …

TED Talks

When Brigitte Bardot met Pablo Picasso, notorious ladies man

Bardot and Picasso<p>The ascendant actress and the seasoned artist<p>When Brigitte Bardot met Pablo Picasso in 1956, she was 21 and he was 74. Picasso had …

Art

Are All Psychics Fake? 'Medium' Leigh Catherine agrees to take the $1M Randi Challenge

YouTube

9 Talks That Are a Great Introduction to TED

Since I started My Year of TED in 2011, I've found myself explaining TED quite a lot. Last week I had to do this again, and I was reminded of a blog post I did in 2012. I thought I'd share it with you here -- noting that there have been hundreds of new talks since this time, but I think these still …

Homemade Food Coloring

So, I've written a fair bit here at Nourishing Joy about homemade food coloring and natural food dyes.<p>However, the first post I put up on the subject …

Why Marula Oil Needs to Become a Part of Your Beauty Routine ASAP

The new oil you've been hearing about is fast-absorbing, super-hydrating, and will not break you out.<p>Remember when argan oil came on the scene and blew your mind with its hydrating/anti-aging capabilities and then every beauty product you ever used contained it? Well, while argan oil isn't going …

Break Your Procrastination Habit in 9 Easy Steps

Everyone procrastinates. Sometimes it’s fun to procrastinate. Sometimes waiting until just before a deadline is very motivating. And sometimes …

Why Do We Still Believe in Astrology?

Every few months you have an explanation for everything amiss in your life, especially pertaining to technology. Mercury in retrograde has became the …

Is Marula Oil the Secret to Perfect Skin and Hair?

By now, you're probably well aware of our obsession with beauty oils (coconut, argan, jojoba, we're lookin' at you). They're great for moisturizing, anti-aging, cleansing, defrizzing—pretty much everything short of bringing peace to the Middle East. Now it's time to meet the new oil on the block: …

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A solo product sitting on the shelf of a store faces an uphill battle catching customers' attention. But a product line, with interrelated versions …

eCommerce

8 Natural & Organic Hair Product Lines

<i>By Fran of Heyfranhey.com</i><p>My desire to use chemical-free beauty products started when I changed my eating habits. I made the choice to invest in my …

Peppermint Oil for Hair Growth is FINALLY Backed by Research

<b>By Chinwe of Hair and Health</b><p>The use of peppermint oil for hair growth is not new at all to the natural hair community. Search the archives of hair …

26 Photos of the Epic Natural Hair at Brooklyn’s CurlFest

On Saturday hundreds of naturals traveled to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to revel in their curls, share positive vibes and soak up the sun at the second …

Fast Company | These Beautiful Objects Are Made Of Human Hair ...