Send to KindleTweet The oil of the bitter orange appears a safe and nourishing natural essential oil that continues to creep into the cosmetics sector. According to the U.S. government unit National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, topical uses of neroli, the oil derived from the bitter orange flower, include fungal infections such as [...]
Exotic Design & Scents What:A unique collection of candles offer excellent design accents and exotic scents.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: Skeem Design is the brand behind some of the best candles around, a marked difference from the usual offerings with bland design and predictable scents. The company offers pillars, lanterns, votives, matches and perfumes. The design theme is a combination of a retro posters, abstract designs and romantic design elements. [...]
Charity ChocolateWhat: This fair trade organic chocolate company feeds the belly and the soul with its support of Indians in Mexico.
Send to KindleTweet In October, we learn that while many companies aims to raise money for charitable and nonprofit organizations, few donate a considerable percentage of profits. This is not the case with the most impressive Shaman Chocolates. The American company makes delicious chocolates without corn syrup, and donates all of its profits to support [...]
Send to KindleTweet California Months Away From Broke California State Controller John Chiang sent a letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Dec. 22 warning that the state of California is “no less than 70 days from running out of cash.” The controller’s office anticipates the state’s cash position will remain negative for the rest of [...]
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: Amid rumors about the health of Apple Founder and Chief Steve Jobs, Palm is working on a new operating system to compete with top firms Apple, Google and its G1 and BlackBerry-maker, Research in Motion. According to The Channel Wire, Palm is not only prepping a new operating system believed [...]
Send to KindleTweet With Christmas coming in days, we wish our Christian readers a healthy holiday and Merry Christmas. We hope our fellow Americans will spend wisely as we are a nation in need of rebuilding. We also wish our Jewish readers a Happy Chanukah. For those Jews with nothing to do on Christmas, click here [...]
Send to KindleTweet The bane of hemp’s existence is its roots with the Marijuana plant, which unlike hemp, does have a considerable THC content. Hemp on the other hand, or industrial hemp, as its referred to by the Canadian government, can be used as a base for making food (milk, flax seed-alternative), clothing (organic cotton [...]
Send to KindleTweet Whole Foods Donates To Hunger Relief Publicly traded healthy grocery store Whole Foods Market has donated almost $1 million worth of food to Feeding America, a charitable hunger relief organization. Feeding America, which has about 200 member food banks and food-rescue organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Whole Foods Market’s [...]
Send to KindleTweet Our news today is devoted exclusively to a major FDA approval. Calling all sugar whores-there is hope for you. On the heels of a recession in a nation stricken with obesity and debt, the FDA has shocked many by giving the food and beverage industry the OK to use a natural plant-based [...]
Revive Thyself TravelerWhat: Contributing Editor Bir Ganguly takes a look at one of California and America’s first certified green hotels, a San Francisco operation with a sister hotel (Orchard Hotel) and a great holiday getaway deal.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:On a recent trip to the west coast, I decided to check out San Francisco’s newest and ‘greenest’ hotel – the Orchard Garden Hotel. It is one of California’s first hotels built to the specifications of the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. I consider myself [...]