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7 Tips For An Eco Friendly Interior Design Makeover

It’s easy to give your home an eco friendly interior design makeover with these quick tips! By Jody McCutcheon They say it’s what’s inside that counts. In terms of your home, when said interior consists of sustainable options, all…

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The 10+ Best Environmental Films Of All Time

These 10+ best environmental films of all time are not only entertaining, but educational, too By Jody McCutcheon We watch movies in part to escape life’s myriad problems. But sometimes, a film can focus on the serious issues we…

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Why Celebrate Earth Day? (a brief history)

Why do we celebrate Earth Day? We share its origins here By Jody McCutcheon This and every April 22, many of us will wish each other a ‘Happy Earth Day‘ without really understanding the reason why. Sure, there are…

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10 Energy Saving Gadgets for Your Home

Spending too much time, money and energy at home these days? These energy saving gadgets and apps may be just what you need! By Jody McCutcheon There’s no doubt we’ve all been staying in more these days, and most…

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What the Heck is Vegan Leather?

It’s increasingly popular for ethically made bags and shoes. But what the heck IS vegan leather? By Jody McCutcheon After hearing from my sister that the Falabella bag by Stella McCartney was constructed from a leather substitute, and that…

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What’s The Most Ethical Kind Of Christmas Tree?

What’s the most ethical kind of Christmas tree? Reusable plastic? Evergreen? We investigate By Jody McCutcheon It’s the most iconic marker of the holiday season: a proud, sparkling Christmas tree. But what’s the most ethical kind of Christmas tree?…

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Is Aquaculture A Solution To The Oceans Crisis?

There can be no doubt overfishing is killing our seas. So, is aquaculture a solution to the oceans crisis? By Jody McCutcheon Still think that fish is the last ‘wild food’, harvested by ‘salty dogs’ in enormous ships? You…

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Posing A Risk? The Dangers of Yoga Postures

It’s thought of as being ultra-healthy. But can some of the dangers of yoga postures be putting your health at risk? By Jody McCutcheon Yoga is different  things to different people. For some, it’s a stress reliever; for others…

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How to Be A Better, More Eco Friendly Pet Owner

Pets cause some terrible destruction of nature. Here’s how to be a more eco friendly pet owner By Jody McCutcheon We here at Eluxe adore animals, both wild and domestic. There has undoubtedly been a strong connection between humans…

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Dental Danger: Why You Need a Holistic Dentist

What’s a holistic dentist, and why may you need one? We investigate By Jody McCutcheon From  X-rays and mercury-based amalgam fillings to fluoride treatments and tooth bleaching, the dental industry is rife with serious potential health hazards, yet few…

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10 Natural Ways to Prevent Hair Loss

Feeling a little thin on top? These 10 natural ways to prevent hair loss may help! By Jody McCutcheon We are as attached to our head’s hair as it (initially) is to us. When we start losing it, we…

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6 Toxic Beauty Treatments You Should Avoid

By Jody McCutcheon Going to extremes for beauty is nothing new: the ancient Greeks valued blonde hair, so women would lighten theirs with plant extracts…and arsenic! During the rein of Elizabeth I and beyond, pale complexions were considered so…

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Three Sustainable Minimalist Buildings You’ll Want To Live In

By Jody McCutcheon The term ‘clean living’ has recently entered the modern lexicon, and generally refers to eating pure, healthy food, and avoiding alcohol, cigarettes, and toxins in grooming products. It’s good for human health, and the health of…

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Is This The Most Eco Friendly Car Ever?

By Jody McCutcheon What would you look for in an eco friendly car? Electric battery? Recycled interiors? Vegan-friendly materials? The Audi E-Tron GT Concept has it all. It’s a sleek sedan that gets its electric power from the same drivetrain…

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3 Eco Friendly Hawaiian Homes We Love

These eco friendly Hawaiian homes will make you want to run out of the city and live your best life By Jody McCutcheon Living in a lush, Hawaiian paradise would be good enough for most people. But considering that…

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The Ethics of Lab Grown Meat: A New Vegan Option?

By Jody McCutcheon There can be no doubt that factory farming is a scourge on human and environmental health, not to mention animal welfare, and a black mark on the moral ledger of mankind. Of course, the best way…

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Nothing to Sneeze At: 2 Allergen-Filtering Luxury Homes

By Jody McCutcheon Here at Eluxe, we’ve written at length about luxury homes and sustainability. After all, it’s our ethos, our raison d’être. Yet we also regularly discuss health and wellness. Unfortunately, these various elements don’t always meet up…