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Hemp: Why Is It So Good?

Hemp, unlike its controversial cousin, Marijuana, has been known and loved for its industrial and environmental uses for generations. And while it comes from the same cannabis species as marijuana, they are genetically distinct and can be distinguished by their use, chemical makeup and even the method by which they are cultivated. As far back […]

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5 of Our Favorite Made in the USA Brands for Women

The reality is that finding the words “Made in the USA.” on a clothing label is quite rare these days.Fashion has become so fast-paced that brands have turned to outsourcing everything from designing to manufacturing overseas in efforts to churn trends quicker and cheaper.  However, some brands have remained steadfast with their ethical approach to […]

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The History of Yoga in the US

Ever wonder how yoga made its way to America? Who were the Yoga pioneers in the US? Yoga was believed to have been first introduced to America in the 1800s. In 1893, Swami Vivekananda, a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the US, made a presentation in […]

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4 Flowers Loved for Their Medicinal Properties

There’s more to many flowers than beauty and fragrance. Researchers have discovered that some have powerful medicinal properties. Bonus: humans have utilized their healing powers for centuries.  Here are our top 4 flowers with amazing medicinal properties: Dandelion Root   Fresh or dried dandelion herb is used as a mild appetite stimulant; it also relieves […]

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5 of Our Favorite Green Yoga Mats

Yoga is much more than merely a workout to burn calories and tone muscles. Yoga is a lifestyle.  Part of that lifestyle is learning a profound sense of self and a connection to the natural elements surrounding you. It only seems right for yoga enthusiasts and practitioners to use mats made of sustainable  materials. That’s […]

Microfinance Organizations: Who Are They and How Do They Work

  What is Microfinance? Some consider Microfinance a movement with the objective of creating a world in which as many poor and near-poor households as possible have permanent access to an appropriate range of high quality financial services. (wikipedia)   Microfinance for many brings to mind a model of offering small loans to entrepreneurs in […]

Yoga: Origins and Why It’s Good For You

Many people today believe that Yoga is all about stretches, poses, twists, and complex turns that are accompanied with controlled breathing.But as humanitarian, spiritual leader and an ambassador of peace, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says, “Yoga is not just exercise and asanas. It is the emotional integration and spiritual elevation with a touch of mystic […]