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Beauty to behold: a new generation of salons

Phthalates, Triclosan, parabens, musks, formaldehyde – perhaps you’ve been warned to keep an eye out for these allergens, carcinogens, and…

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Safer grooming for men

By Erin Covey-Smith The men’s grooming industry in the US has seen incredible growth over the past decade, and that…

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Healing with reflexology

By Claire Guy Our bodies naturally want to be healthy. We want to be in balance physically, mentally and emotionally,…

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Restorative yoga to change your day

By Erin Covey-Smith & Wes Covey Restorative yoga, (also sometimes called “Yin,” which is a particular school of restorative yoga)…

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Jewelry Makers: A legacy of artisans inspired by Maine

By Bob Keyes AS A CHILD, Nisa Smiley traveled once a year from her home in Vermont to Deer Isle…

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FARM TO FLEECE: Maine’s vibrant fiber scene starts with its farms

By Caitlin Gilmet There’s a good chance that your next blanket or sweater wasn’t just made in Maine—it was born…

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Crazy for Coconut Oil! A Personal Adventure with this Sustainable Food & Beauty Trend

I hadn’t given coconut oil much thought until last Memorial Day weekend when I was visiting family and was surprised…

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Naturally-inspired Luxury

Maine spas incorporate the beauty of the outside world By Cynthia Simonds In the steamy heat of Maine summer, imagine…

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Choosing Cloth

By Erika Blauch Rusley If the thought of cloth diapers conjures thoughts of giant diaper pins and leaky leg openings,…

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The truth about the cosmetics industry

By Lora Winslow, Guest Columnist While many consumers believe that all cosmetics on the market have been tested and deemed…

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