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The Cat Walk Goes Green

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week just plowed through Manhattan and has left New Yorkers with long wish lists for their spring 2014 wardrobes. Among the glamorous fashion shows, a few designers and textile companies took the time to hit the catwalk and put sustainability in the...

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Cool off with Cucumber!

Sometimes it’s difficult to stay cool as a cucumber in this heat however that should not shy you away from enjoying this delicious vegetable. Cucumber has become a featured flavor in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks this summer and we can’t get enough of its...

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The Pool the People Built

During the dog days of summer it becomes a real challenge to find ways to cool off – especially in the Big Apple. Manhattan is a 13-mile long island sandwiched between 2 rivers, it should be one of the easiest places to take a dip...

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Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Shades

It’s the 4th of July and on top of all the Americana apparel, one of our personal favorite outdoor BBQ accessories are sunglasses. They keep you from squinting, protect your eyes and everyone looks cool when wearing them. If you’re in the market for a...

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How to Survive a Bear Encounter

If you’re planning on spending a lot of time in the woods this summer, it’s always good to brush up on a few safety tips. Even though bear attacks are rare in North America, you can never be too cautious. To keep you safe should...

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Zipping Through the Tree Tops

As Marcel Proust once said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Often times when one thinks of going out and exploring the natural world we think of foot patrolling through hiking trails and observing nature...

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What is One To Do With Plastic Bottle Caps?

At the Green Festival in New York City, artist George Sabra had the beautiful sculpture (pictured above) on display. The sculpture reached for the ceiling and was very colorful. As I got closer, I heard the woman representing Sabra say that his passion for using...

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The Top 5 Trails to See on Two Wheels

Over the past few years biking has become a very popular means of transportation. From the suburbs to the cities, many commuters have found biking to be a quick, healthy and eco-friendly way to go from place to place. Even though biking serves a great...

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Egg-cellent and All Natural!

It's time to hop to it and get all of the last minute details in place for Sunday's Easter celebration. Often times one of the last tasks to preparing for this holiday involves grabbing a box of dye and a dozen eggs. Dying Easter eggs...