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Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Bestie (Lady Edition)

Sometimes your best friend is the easiest person to buy for, and sometimes they are the hardest. Being the one person you know better than almost anyone else can be a blessing and a curse.

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Persephone Magazine Gift Guides 2012: Unicorns! Unicorns Everywhere!

We like our beloved one-horned beauties around these parts because they are awesome. What better way to show a special someone in your life how magical you think they are than with some unicorn-y goodness?

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Ethical Fashion Shopping Guide: Dog Days Edition!

I live in Kansas, and at this point I figure it’s reasonable to assume that it’s going to be really, really hot here for the rest of my life. If you’re in a similar place, it might be a good time to add something new to your hellish-weather wardrobe. Here are some ways to do […]

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Opals: The Wet Rock

Opals are not your grandmother’s stones. OK, maybe they are, but they are freaks, freaks of geology, I tell you! I mean did you know that they’re not even really minerals ““ they’re mineraloids. And that’s not everything. To put it simply, John Waters described his work as speaking to “minorities who can’t even fit […]

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Peridot: The Story Behind August’s Birthstone

Peridots are shockingly cool. It’s August’s birthstone (which makes it sort of timely) and the traditional 16th wedding anniversary present, but that in itself is not cool. Anything can be a birthstone. No, it’s cool because it’s a lime green, almost glowing gem, sometimes from outer space, sometimes direct from the earth’s magma belly. Peridot […]