Houbigant Petales de Magnolia ~ new fragrance :: Now Smell This

Houbigant Petales de Magnolia ~ new fragrance :: Now Smell This

Houbigant Paris has launched* Pétales de Magnolia, a new floral fragrance for women. Pétales de Magnolia is reminiscent of a sunny spring: every leaf and every flower exudes pure happiness and is an ode to the gentle caress of the wind on a body numbed by winter. The magnolia is a symbol of loyalty and a reminder of the strength and purity of feeling, heralding the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The fragrance begins with sweet, fresh and fruity notes. Magnolia blossoms form a…

Thursday scent of the day 2/8 :: Now Smell This

Thursday scent of the day 2/8 :: Now Smell This

Happy Almost-Friday, even if it is still February! There are 40 days of (astronomical) winter left. Birthdays: Jules Verne, Kate Chopin, Neal Cassady, James Dean (and happy 19th to Now Smell This). What fragrance are you wearing? I’m taking points and keeping warm in Donna Karan Black Cashmere. Reminder: 2/9 is Lunar New Year’s Eve…wear an auspicious fragrance to ring in the Year of the (Wood) Dragon, or burn or wear incense to honor your ancestors. And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the…

Preparing Students for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sustainability

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Preparing Students for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sustainability by Aminah Taariq-Sidibe |February 8, 2024 While green innovations and eco-friendly practices dominate headlines about sustainability, there is an equally vital yet often understated component to this rapidly evolving field: diversity. The sustainability industry, tasked with steering the world toward a more environmentally responsible future, finds its strength not only in technological breakthroughs but also in the diverse perspectives and talents that drive ingenuity and change. I sat down with John E. Williams, Columbia Climate School director of student affairs and…

The Environmental Cost of Getting Sick

The Environmental Cost of Getting Sick

Following COVID, we’ve all paid a lot more attention to avoiding illness the past couple of years, we’ve also had to think about some new kinds of waste. We’re figuring out how to recycle disposable masks and properly dispose of cloth masks to avoid PPE pollution. We worry whether all those little plastic bottles of hand sanitizer will end up polluting the ocean and if cloth masks expose us to toxins. It’s almost enough to make you want to take your chances against infection. But even if there’s an environmental…

Colostrum and Gut Health—More Powerful Than a Probiotic?

Edie Horstman

In the realm of superfoods, few hold the title as fervently as colostrum. Yes, colostrum. If you’re a breastfeeding mom, IBCLC, pediatrician, or work with newborns in any capacity, I’m speaking your language. It’s liquid gold. But guess what? It’s not just for infants. This supplement’s recent surge in popularity—among adults!—is no coincidence. The wellness community is catching on. With that in mind, we’re sharing the 411 on colostrum. Simultaneously, we’re honing in on one of our favorite subjects: digestion. The connection between colostrum and gut health runs deep. Time…

Buying a Disaster-Resilient Home – Earth911

Buying a Disaster-Resilient Home - Earth911

When you’re buying a house it’s hard to ignore highly visible elements like paint and appliances, but easy to overlook factors that could affect your own safety. That’s why we have home inspections to check the plumbing and wiring before we buy. But there’s one thing even many inspectors usually overlook – disaster resilience. With climate change making disasters of all kinds more common, considering disaster preparedness before you buy a home is not just a good idea – it could be lifesaving. FLASH is the Federal Alliance for Safe…