Scribble Away Stress w/ Adult Coloring Books

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Stress seems to find all of us, in one manner or another. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (AADAA) , 40 million adults in the Unites States suffer from anxiety disorders. College aged young adults are particularly prone to anxiety, depression and stress; 80% of them having experienced an anxiety attack of some […]

3 Smart Baby Devices That Innovate

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As a new parent, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of baby and kid products out there. I remember finding it difficult to differentiate between the essentials and non-essentials (probably could have passed on that wipes warmer!).  If that wasn’t enough, as wearable technology continues to build momentum a new generation of smart […]

Kickstarter Kool- Meet Freya Estreller of Ludlows

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Getting together with friends this weekend? Instead of the standard bottle of wine, bring something completely unexpected – Ludlows pre-packaged, all natural, craft cocktail Jelly Shots.  Made with premium alcohol, Ludlows is available in five flavors: Fresh Lime Margarita, Moscow Mule, Planter’s Punch, Meyer Lemon Drop and Old Fashioned.  It’s the Jell-O shot from your college years completely […]

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While listening to NPR recently, I learned about an incredible project started by a caring and compassionate gondolier in Venice, Italy. Venice, with it’s 177 canals, is known for gondola  rides through it’s many waterways- a well-utilized mode of transportation for locals and tourists alike. There were up to ten thousand gondolas floating through Venice in the 17th […]

Natasha Case on Coolhaus

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Let’s talk about a revolution.   An ice cream revolution. Sometimes success comes out of an idea that’s totally novel and sometimes it’s about taking an existing product and just making it ten times better. In 2009 when Natasha Case and Freya Estreller chose Coachella to launch their gourmet, handcrafted ice cream sandwiches in a super-cool […]

Drink till you’re pretty

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I have a (sort of) secret addiction: oral beauty supplements, AKA nutricosmetics (A hybrid of cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals).  I take upwards of 20 supplements a day and I’m convinced that they have a significant impact on my skin, hair and nails.  I actually feel a mild panic when I miss a day, kind of like […]

Doing It Differently w/ EOS

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Lip balm. That waxy, highly satisfying and oh-so-moisturizing substance we all slather on our lips from time to time has been around FOREVER. Well, at least since the 1880’s. I’ve got more than my fair share of them sliding around my purse, makeup bag and car glove box. When you need it, you need it […]