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The Story of Stuff's new film explains how polyester yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are responsible for rampant plastic pollution.
Earlier this month, the Story of Stuff released its newest video on the problem of microfibers. The three-minute film offers a short yet powerful explanation of how the miniscule bits of synthetic fibers washing off our clothes are creating an environmental catastrophe in the oceans.
The microfiber pieces are smaller than a grain of rice, measuring less than 5 millimeters in length, which mean they cannot be filtered out by washing machines or even waste water treatment plants. They get flushed out into waterways and oceans, where they act like little sponges, attracting and absorbing other toxic chemicals around them, like motor oil and pesticides. Eventually they climb their way up the food chain, until they reach human bellies at mealtime.
The seasons are in flux, and chances are your skin is acting up. When it’s T-shirt weather one day and snowing the next, your body gets confused, and your skin starts to freak out.
Satisfying incessant cravings for processed sweets can make this seasonal transition a recipe for high blood sugar, sickness, and a pH level that’s all out of whack. Or you can treat yourself to something decadent and sure to please.
We teamed up with nutritionist and wellness coach Dorit Jaffe of Whole Healthy Glow to bring you a solution. It’s chocolate mousse that’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup, and nobody would ever guess that it’s made from avocado. The best part about this droolworthy dessert is that it’s actually good for you. Seriously, your skin will thank you for eating this.
Avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation in your body and provide moisture and elasticity to your skin. They are als...
It's Me Time Again Pamper Yourself FIRST! When life throws you lemons, it’s time to squeeze some time in for more self-care. Whether you are stressed from work or just need in a physical reboot, you owe it to yourself to sit down, get still, and blow off some steam — in the most delightful way possible. Yes, an elaborate day at the spa sounds like a no-brainer cure-all fix, but that also can cost a pretty penny.
On the bright side, there are more ways than one to treat yourself all in the comfort of your own home. The best day of the week? Probably, Sunday. From feel-good beauty rituals to any overdue upkeep, ahead, we’ve listed seven solutions to help you throughly enjoy.
Embrace wash day
Raise your hand if by Thursday, your hair is filled with 90 percent dry shampoo? If this is you, don’t take that extra little bit of time you have on Sunday to snooze the entire day away. Whip out your favorite shampoo and try a deep treatment masque, such as Kérastase Aura...
The Pacific Island of Papua New Guinea is on infusionofstyles bucket list to explore other than Fiji.
We as African people did travel a long distanced from our native continent.
Photo courtesy of www.traveltoourxp.com
Way out there in the Pacific Ocean, in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea, there is an island called Kitava. It is one of the four main Trobriand Islands, an archipelago with a total population of 12,000 indigenous inhabitants. Rich with culture, surrounded on all sides by clear blue water and lush rainforest, Kitava is as stunning as it is remote. But it's got more to offer than good views.
As Byrdie reports, Kitava is also home to a people whose diet and nutritional habits remain engineered for well-being, untouched by Western influence. A lifetime of not knowing the sweet, sweet sensation of the salt from a potato chip hitting the roof of your mouth has done more than just spare Kitavans from chronic ailments like dia...
There's a real movement happening right now in the natural beauty community -
A R M P I T S D E T O X. Think about it: this is an actual pit on your body that collects sweat and bacteria. And unless you're fist pumping in a SoulCycle class or dancing, the pit remains closed. Add in deodorants, which have often been criticized for containing aluminum and parabens, and you've got one gritty gulf. Because sleeveless weather is approaching and earth month is upon us, we consulted the experts to find out how you can detoxify your underarms ASAP.
Try Skin Brushing
While deodorant helps to block those foul scents, the aluminum and parabens found in it can clog the pores. "Using it without detoxing under your arms can suppress your natural immune system," noted Sharla Martin, the spa director at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans.
Don't worry, because according to Margo Marrone, the founder of The Organic Pharmacy, "the armpit contains an army of lymp...
Well look at here, we have day spas, jungle spas and now this! I simple say to each it's own!
Dope, weed, reefer, ganja — judging by monikers alone, one could easily declare that marijuana has about as much sex appeal as a stoner in a classic comedy. (Apologies if Cheech really does it for you.) And yet, as we write this, cannabis-infused soaps, lotions, shampoos, perfumes, and other assorted beautifying potions are piled high all around us.
Some of their packaging proudly flaunts the familiar leaves. Others discreetly display the magic ingredient on the back of the bottle. But these aren’t all obscure, made-in-my-kitchen companies — we’re talking major beauty brands here.
Pro-pot day spas are also helping to advance marijuana’s makeover. The LoDo Massage Studio in Denver and Renu Day Spa in Deerfield, IL, both incorporate cannabis-spiked creams into their most popular body treatments. LoDo’s Mile High Massage elevates a basic Swedish rubd...
We all know that's it's impossible to live without drama. But here's a few tips to try: PEACE
The Peace and Joy of No Drama
I’m going to suggest a simple practice for whenever you feel stress, frustration, worry, and all the other detrimental mindsets that bring drama into your life.
Focus, carefully, on what you’re feeling. Don’t numb it with distractions, but instead bring it further into your awareness.
Turn to it, and welcome it. Smile, and give what you feel your full, thoughtful attention.
Notice the feeling in your body. Where is the feeling situated, and what unique qualities does it have?
Notice the tension in your body, and also in your mind, that arises from this feeling.
Try relaxing the tense parts of your body. Then relax the tense parts of your mind. Do so by focusing on your breath: Close your eyes, breathe in and feel it, breathe out and feel it, again and again, until you feel more relaxed.
In this more relaxed state, find some quiet space within yourself...
INFUSIONOFSTYLES has home sprays for usage in a room within your lovely home, the linens on the bed, and even your car. Smell the tropical/exotic scents everywhere.
It doesn't matter what your income is, type of career you have , your age, current relationship status, you can absolutely design the life of your dreams. Everything you think you want in life is only because you actually want the happiness and joy you will feel when you get it. The key to creating a life that you love is creating experiences that will bring you happiness. Happiness attracts more happiness and leads to an abundant life so in order to design your dream life and attract everything you want, you have to implement habits and rituals that will bring you to a state of bliss. That way you can be one of those people who is . . .choosing happiness. The perfect place to start creating your happiness is right in your very own home. Here are 11 ways you can i...
The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.
The Importance of the Main Chakras
in the Body
These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a bl...