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Delicious Garden Vegetables Ripen Into Autumn

Here in temperate Los Angeles, sandwiched sexily between the Mediterranean-like Santa Monica Mountain ranges and the sea-green Pacific, I can still pluck end-of-summer cherry tomatoes off our vines in the little garden out back.

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Tony Vargas: The man behind Tilth Beauty

Let me be honest, as a sustainable beauty expert I receive a great deal of products labeled natural (which really means nothing ). Some products are made with good intentions, but only a few of them are made with a real understanding of what sustainable really is.

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Super Soul Sunday

Mindfulness and spirituality are the subjects that Oprah will be exploring on the new season of Super Soul Sunday, the Emmy Award-winning show airing on September 22 on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, at

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Study: America’s Largest Metro Areas Get Their Annual Physical

Minneapolis, St. Paul, tops the “2013 American Fitness Index” for the third straight year as one of the healthiest, fittest and community-active places to live in all of America. This is an interesting and

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Frankincense Essential Oil; Self-reflection and the Change of Season

The Frankincense tree can grow right out of a rock. Native to the middle east, in a most unforgiving terrain, its bulbous and twisted roots can just latch on to a rock’s scraggy surface

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Beauty Is Wellness: The Best Fruit for Fall Beauty

Just as blueberries and peaches are starting to disappear from local markets, we’re heading into the high season for one extremely powerful beauty fruit: apples.  What makes the apple a perfect fall fruit for

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Healthy Families Head Back to School and Work

The first cool breezes hit Los Angeles, Calif. after a perennial 100-degree summer, and it inspires my family and friends to get healthier and fitter, and to take advantage of the change of seasons.

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The Inner and Outer Beauty of Amel Larrieux

Being a green makeup artist that lives a sustainable lifestyle, my favorite beauties to work with are the ones who are like-minded. It’s a beautiful thing when I come across a like-minded spirit who

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Green Guy’s Perfect Day Ojai, CA

Between Los Angeles and San Francisco, you encounter town after town that qualify as either sleepy or dreamy. Ojai (O-hi) is definitely dreamy. It’s the perfect blend of casual and relaxing with artsy stores,

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Fibromyalgia Increases Fatigue in an Exhausted Population

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease, and affects up to 10 million American a year. My mother was finally diagnosed after years of frustrating and often mystifying misdiagnosis. Unlike a disease, which

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