BY LocalRoasts What are the six coffee brands to watch in 2016? We’ve compiled a short list of some of the best coffee roasters in America who will be making waves this year. La Colombe Philadelphia-based coffee roaster La Colombe Torrefaction is flying high with a 2014 venture capital infusion of $28.5 Million and plans […]
By Mary-Milam Granberry It’s no secret that as a society, overachieving and overworking are highly valued “strengths” in the workforce. The air of competition, perfection and success infiltrates nearly every industry. Overworking has become a norm in this culture, but the associated risks are seldom considered until it’s too late. This unreasonably antagonistic and […]
By Alexandra Gandolfo and Jessica Colarossi All living beings require nutrients to survive, and humans have created an endless variety of diets based on location, culture and health. But what happens when the food we produce starts to damage the health of our planet, the provider of our nourishment? Many scientists and experts argue that this is […]
I have a reputation with my friends for having great skin, but I always tell them, I have to work at it. I’m constantly looking up new skincare routines and products from all over the world that I can use in my daily routine.
BY JESSICA COLAROSSI Wine has fans around the world, with Italy, France, Switzerland, Portugal and Austria taking the top spots in per capita wine consumption, according to data published by the Wall Street Journal. Americans consume a significant amount, too, and the rate is climbing in China. Perhaps its popularity should be no surprise, especially […]
BY ANTHONY MARTINEZ In 2013, a report from the United Nations urged people to consider one prospect: eating insects. The reasons are myriad. For one, the world’s nutritional demands are increasing as the earth’s population swells. Compared to raising livestock, raising insects takes substantially fewer resources and has a lighter toll on the environment. Insects […]
By Colin Daniels As a child, I was always told time is more valuable than money. I would hear that and think “You’re crazy! Five dollars is so much money!” As an adult, I can finally see what my elders were telling me. People seem always on the go, and it can feel as if […]
I was horrified when I discovered that my facial exfoliator contained microbeads—tiny plastic balls that are small enough to slip through sewage plant filters and ultimately pollute waterways. As microbead awareness has increased, many people have been seeking out eco-friendly facial exfoliants. Fortunately, there are plenty of great alternatives.
I started using crystals as a tool for my anxiety a few months ago. I was attending an AA meeting in a new city and a friend gave me a small gift to hold. It was a black rock with smooth edges that fit squarely in my palm. It had a name: tourmaline. I sat through the whole meeting rubbing the little guy in my hand, breathing deeply and not feeling nearly as anxious as I usually do when trying new things.