Is Fair Trade a Fair Deal?

I am a hippy, dippy, long skirt and Birkenstock wearing, soap making, farmer’s market shopping, non-profit working, dyed in the wool, bleeding heart liberal.

I also love to shop. And I love to eat. And I enjoy my cushy life. But, do I enjoy my cushy life to the detriment of others?

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Might As Well Face It: You’re Addicted to Lotion

A year or two ago, I recall seeing a spike in discussions about shampoo addiction around the blogosphere. Testimonials from people, mostly women, who broke the cycle made the rest of us wonder if we could do it, too: power through the few weeks of horrible, greasy hair to come out the other side with perfectly balanced locks. I’ve noticed there’s one beauty product addiction that doesn’t get as much attention: body lotion. And I’m pretty sure I’m an addict. Read More Might As Well Face It: You’re Addicted to Lotion

We Try It: Persa-Gel 10

This has probably been the most powerful weapon in my recent war against acne.  I would prefer to use prescription medication as that is what has helped me in the past.  But, I don’t have health insurance so I am stuck finding over the counter medications that will work.  I have read that a 5% concentration of Benzoyl-Peroxide works just as well as 10%, but is less drying. Read More We Try It: Persa-Gel 10