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Flow: Honey From the Hive
Honey has historically been used to treat burns, cuts, allergies, stomach ailments and was even thought to improve general life expectancy by the ancient Greeks. Eating honey made locally is said to have the greatest immune and allergen benefits...
TECH
Sense Sleep Tracker
A good night of sleep is an integral part of living a healthy lifestyle. While the old standby guideline of getting eight hours hasn't changed much, research shows that the quality of sleep is just as important as the quantity. Ambient light, noise...
DESIGN
Three Ergonomic Desk Additions
It's no secret that prolonged periods of sitting isn't good for one's health. Hammering away at a keyboard for hours on end is a new phenomenon in the scope of human evolution, and research shows our bodies aren't made for the sedentary life. Heightened...
TECH
Temporary Tattoo-Based Glucose Monitoring
Living with diabetes comes with a plethora of difficulties, and drawing blood to test glucose levels every day is certainly not the least of them. Fortunately, nanoengineers at UC San Diego are paving the way toward the painful technique's obsolescence...
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More Than Just Raw Juice: Tiny Empire
In the hubbub of Williamsburg, Tiny Empire's small, pristine space is where people who like juice stop in for a healthy drink in a creative environment. The shop's artistic ambiance stems from owner Anthony Spadaro's alternative youth. "I was part...
DESIGN
Reaching Optimal Body Composition with S10 Training
A block below the downtown Canal Street subway stop in Manhattan is a space lacking any signage on Walker Street. Passersby—unable to see clearly through the blue-tinted windows—walk in, and are greeted by a large-scale photograph by artist Jim Mangan...
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A Natural Hangover Remedy from Province Apothecary
Aromatherapist and holistic health practitioner Julie Clark of Toronto-based Province Apothecary has a knack for experimenting with different natural ingredients (many of which are organic or picked in the wild from Canadian provinces) to create...
TECH
Ralph Lauren's Polo Tech Shirt
The wearable tech field just got a little bit more elegant, thanks to Ralph Lauren. The American luxury giant debuts the Polo Tech shirt at the 2014 US Open, where several ball boys will wear the shirt on-court. Partnering with Montreal-based wellness...
STYLE
Kypris, Holistic Skincare in a Bottle
The latest holistic skincare line to cross our path is Kypris, coming by way of Scottsdale, Arizona. With six plant- and mineral-based products in the line (three serums and three elixirs, or face oils) it's not difficult to become enamored with...
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Chimpanzee Bars
In the world of energy bars, the use of all-natural ingredients has become commonplace. While it's a largely positive shift for a host of reasons, the use of those ingredients doesn't necessarily result in a healthy product and can umbrella some...
CULTURE
Beyond Exercise: The Technogym Approach
Gym equipment might not be the first thing to evoke philosophical ideas of happiness, community wellness or indeed overall life satisfaction. However, Technogym isn't your average fitness company and their mission statement extends well beyond the...
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Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing and Living Well
Hayden Slater, Carly de Castro and Hedi Gores are the founders of Pressed Juicery, an idea they had in 2010 that was grounded in a simple belief: in order to live well and feel healthy, people need to be armed with a set of tools that are simple...
TECH
Kick the Habit with Quitbit
In an age when even cigarettes are electronic, nicotine gum, patches and hypnosis are pretty outdated ways to approach the challenging—for some, impossible—act of quitting smoking. The Quitbit is a new device in the form of a lighter that aims to...
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Strong & KIND
Snacking on traditional cereal bars often means opting for syrupy sweet flavors, which just isn't for everyone. Enter a new line of healthy, gluten-free, soy-free bars from renowned New York-based KIND that offers a 10-gram serving of protein in...
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LithaFlora Tea
Selling out their stock of herbal teas and cleansing bars shortly after launching a few weeks back at Design Indaba 2014, Cape Town-based LithaFlora is a new company using medicinal African herbs, sustainably sourced from four small farm holders...
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Healthy Skoop
It's almost impossible to ingest all the superfoods we've been instructed to eat on a daily basis. There aren't enough meals in the day—and even if there were, not all of the listed produce are readily available. Skoop is changing that and they're...
DESIGN
Surf Sauna
To score the best waves in the Northeast it takes three things: dedication, luck and a thick skin. Though the water warms up to a comfortable trunks-only temperature in the summer, the best waves pound the shores of New England, New York and New...
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Bearded Brothers
Beards are (or, at least, were) often associated with wisdom. While the scientific jury may be out on this one, the facial hair-donning fraternal partnership at Austin's Bearded Brothers might lend a little weight to the adage. The duo creates natural...
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WTRMLN WTR
In the depths of winter, any hint of warm weather to come is a welcomed one—even if it comes in a 12 oz bottle. Recently launched WTRMLN WTR is exactly what its name (with a few vowels added) implies: Pure and simple cold-pressed, GMO-free watermelon...
TECH
Basis Band and App
The wearable activity monitor market has exploded; we saw more than 30 players at this year's CES. Basis—an easy-to-use watch with a mobile and web app offers data more advanced than most of the competition through monitoring and leveraging heart...
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Enduro Bites
Whether it's skiing, running, or pushing the pedals on the road or single track, your body needs fuel to keep moving. As much as we'd like to nosh on a burrito during a long ride, it doesn't exactly travel well. There's no shortage of portable energy...
STYLE
May Lindstrom Skin
Launching her line just over a year ago (after giving birth to her daughter), May Lindstrom has already reached global cult status with her nonconformist, handmade skincare products—in particular her eyebrow-raising "Clean Dirt" cleanser. Los Angeles...
CULTURE
Greenroom Magazine
Yet another reminder that print isn't dead: Minneapolis' recently launched Greenroom Magazine. Given the Twin Cities' long history of underground hip-hop, electronic and house music, Greenroom is shedding light on both the history of the local...
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Tosi SuperBites
The numerous options available in the protein bar aisle of the grocery store can be overwhelming—and oftentimes taste disappointingly stale and synthetic. While in need of a pick-me-up when transferring at LAX, we discovered Tosi SuperBites: organic...
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