Of Note
This is what else we've been up to. This is what else is on our minds.
bare feet in the grass amidst flowers
Jun 2013

It’s a war of attrition. Debra tells you how to win.

Jun
2013
Jun 2013

Thank you to everyone who shopped the day before Mother’s Day, a benefit day for Vitamin Angels. We were able to send Vitamin Angels a check that allowed them to reach an additional 5,000 children with the essential nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy. Vitamin Angels recently visited beneficiaries in Honduras and found

Jun
2013
Feb 2013

Most of you are familiar with my article on dry eyes and castor oil. (If you’re not, talk to me!) You know I’m a castor oil fan and always have a bottle on hand at home. But last month, Susan Feist, LMT of Concord Sports and Therapeutic Massage was in our store and spoke about

Feb
2013
Dec 2012

The Boston Business Journal’s Top 100 Women-Led Business list has our name on it again this year. We are so pleased, and we know we couldn’t have gotten there if it weren’t for each and every one of you who come through our doors. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We wish you

Dec
2012
Dec 2012

The labeling of genetically engineered food. California voters rejected Proposition 37 by 53.1% to 46.9%. Chemical and food company giants outspent proponents 10 to 1 during the campaign. Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Yogurt, Chairman of Just Label It called the spending spree an “an unequal contest between the single voter and corporate money.” Don’t despair, polls

Dec
2012
Dec 2012

Debra Stark (published originally in 2002!) Don’t you wonder why everyone doesn’t get sick when the cold and flu is going around? It boils down to how healthy your immune system is and whether it has the strength to stop those invading bad bugs. I rarely get a cold and ‘tis true (for the record!)

Dec
2012
GMO Corn Field
Oct 2012

What are GMOs? Genetic Modification (GM) is when genes from one specie of bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans, are forced into the DNA of another species.

Oct
2012
Sep 2012

We loved the way The Wool Pack in Acton introduced their Point of Sale System (POS) to their customers.  Here’s what they said, “The tables have turned, figuratively speaking.  For years, we have been recognized by our customers for our levels of understanding and patience…But now it’s your turn.  We implemented a new POS with bar codes

Sep
2012
Aug 2012

What kind of salmon are you eating?  Thomas May, a writer we’ve met at trade shows, wrote an article entitled, Farmed Salmon Found Higher in Pollutants, which says don’t eat salmon raised in ocean net pens because their diet of concentrated fishmeal pellets contains high levels of toxic chemicals which may pose a health threat

Aug
2012
cold coffee
May 2012

Cold-brewed coffee is a a treat even for the snobbiest of coffee snobs — and it’s EASY — and it’s low acid, so it’s easy on the digestion, too.

May
2012
Sigg bottles
Sep 2009

In which we’re asked to retract and/or apologize for (truthful) things we’ve said about a misleading marketing campaign… and we don’t.

Sep
2009