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Alden Wicker
Alden Wicker is a freelance journalist and blogger living in New York City. She blogs about sustainable fashion, food, events, news and beauty at EcoCult. Her work has appeared in Forbes, Refinery29, Business Insider, LearnVest, Elephant Journal and others.

Entries by Alden Wicker

Judging Thy Neighbor Isn't Helping the Environment, You Jerk

(31) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 5:18 PM

Hey, environmental advocates, we need to talk.

It's your attitude. It just needs a little... readjusting.

Take when Beyoncé and Jay Z went vegan for 22 days, for example. Everyone in the vegan community was so excited and laudatory. That is, until Beyoncé went to a vegan restaurant...

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9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

(8) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 12:24 PM


Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.

While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according...

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Creative Ways To Save On A Wedding: LearnVest

(3) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 4:03 PM


When we showed you how Abigail Dalton planned her picture-perfect wedding for under $4,000, nearly 100 of you jumped in to share your tips, and we were blown away by all the ways you'd saved.

From Ellen, who made her own dress and served a...

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Cheetah vs. Hyena: Mother Fights For Her Cubs (VIDEO)

(183) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 12:01 PM

Ever wondered who would win if you pitted the sleek, speedy cheetah versus the scrappy hyena?

In this video from Animal Planet, the mother cheetah tries to feed her cubs while fighting off the muscular hyena.

WATCH to find out the result:

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Christmas Gifts 2010: 12 Perfect Presents For Animal Lovers (PHOTOS)

(124) Comments | Posted December 11, 2010 | 9:01 AM

So you've got a picky friend who likes to leave the meat out of her diet, loves her puppy or kitty, and is always sending you petitions to save Siberian tigers? No problem! We have a long list of lovely gifts that will put you on the good list and...

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11 On-The-Go Essentials For Living A Green Life (PHOTOS)

(222) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 7:02 AM

While living the sustainable lifestyle can be rewarding, it isn't always easy. It takes planning, and a fashionable purse, of course, equipped with the green gear you need to navigate through a modern day of eco-challenges.

Check out our list of the purse essentials every eco-chick needs, and let us...

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Cute But Dangerous Animals (PHOTOS)

(191) Comments | Posted December 4, 2010 | 9:02 AM

As much as we would like to think the whole world is our playground, many animals simply do not agree. They are deceptively cuddly, furry, cute and wee, but these animals employ a variety of defense mechanisms that will - at the very least - make you think twice about...

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Google Earth Engine Debuted At COP 16 Climate Summit In Cancun, Mexico

(127) Comments | Posted December 2, 2010 | 3:13 PM, the philanthropic arm of Google, debuted its shiny new tool at the COP 16 climate conference in Cancun today. It's a database that will help scientists and conservationists track and analyze changes in Earth's environment, and hopefully slow deforestation.

The satellite imagery tool, called Google Earth...

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Otter Attack Caught On Film In Florida (VIDEO)

(85) Comments | Posted November 30, 2010 | 11:37 AM

Things are getting dicey in Palm Beach County, Florida, where otters have attacked people in three separate incidents, one of which was caught on tape as seen in this video from CNN.

Usually otters do not attack people unless it is a mother protecting her babies, or...

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Prince Chunk Dies: Famous 44-Pound Fat Cat Found Dead In Sleep (VIDEO)

(270) Comments | Posted November 29, 2010 | 11:58 AM

Prince Chunk, the cat who became famous when an animal shelter weighed him at 44 pounds, just shy of a world record, died in his sleep last Sunday.

Prince Chunk was found wandering a neighborhood in New Jersey in 2008 after his owner was foreclosed on. A new family took...

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COP 16: Ahead Of Climate Conference In Cancun, Countries Make Individual Efforts To Cut CO2 (PHOTOS)

(50) Comments | Posted November 29, 2010 | 7:01 AM

After last year's disappointing stalemate in Copenhagen, many feel that international climate change negotiations in Cancun have little chance of yielding a binding agreement. But we prefer to look on the bright side. Participants are hoping for progress on securing aid for developing countries, making technology available to...

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Invasive Rodent Offers Chance To Wear Fur And Feel Good About It

(71) Comments | Posted November 28, 2010 | 10:01 PM

What do you get when you combine fashion, New Orleans whimsy, and a semi-aquatic rodent of unusual size?

You get the Nutria-Palooza, an exceedingly strange but enlightening event, held Sunday, November 21 in Brooklyn, NY to raise awareness about the invasive species wrecking Louisiana wetlands.

"I think that this...

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Craziest Bear Stories Of 2010: Killer Attacks, Digging Up Graveyards, Guarding Marijuana And More (PHOTOS)

(57) Comments | Posted November 27, 2010 | 9:35 AM

Bears are heading into their well-concealed dens to hibernate, so we thought it would be a good time to look back on this crazy year of bears.

As record temperatures around the globe decimated berry crops, bears encroached on human territories, with deadly consequences. Wildlife officials had...

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Flying Snakes, Chrysopelea, Being Researched By Department Of Defense (VIDEO)

(307) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 11:55 AM

Watch your head!

The Washington Post reports that the Department of Defense is funding research into a special snake in Asia that can slither through the air. By letting itself drop from a tall tree to pick up speed, flattening its body into twice its normal...

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Thanksgiving 2010: The Greenest Holiday? 7 Tips To Make It Even More Eco-Friendly (PHOTOS)

(18) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 7:02 AM

Some of us at HuffPost Green have mixed feelings about holidays. The commercialization, worthless plastic trinkets and decorations, pressure to buy gifts that will get thrown away, along with the ripped-up wrapping paper has us cringing.

But Thanksgiving is different. With natural decorations, seasonal food, and an emphasis on...

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Rat vs. Cats: Rodent Attacks Felines In Crazy Role Reversal (VIDEO)

(281) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 2:45 PM

Let's hope subway rats in the U.S. don't get any ideas.

A feisty rat attacked a whole group of lazy alley cats in Moscow, squeaking and leaping like a little warrior and causing one cat to practically do a somersault.

WATCH the rat wreak havoc:

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Baby Animals Swimming (PHOTOS)

(31) Comments | Posted November 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Everybody should learn how to swim, even our furry friends in the animal kingdom!

While we've got some pictures you would expect like whales and dolphins, you'll also find some surprising pictures of baby animals who need to get some swimming skills before they get big.

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Invasive Species: Exotic Animals And Plants Wreaking Havoc Around The World (PHOTOS)

(206) Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 6:55 AM

The United States isn't the only country blessed with a phalanx of invasive species. World travel has both mistakenly and purposefully brought critters from continent to continent, until every country is dealing with overgrown weeds, roving rodents, and vicious bugs.

After highlighting just a few of the many

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Dog Saves Family From Toxic Fumes (VIDEO)

(16) Comments | Posted November 18, 2010 | 12:15 PM

Bandit, a pomeranian poodle, woke up the DeStefani family on Saturday night when toxic black smoke was filling the house, according to this story from MSNBC.

Jennifer DeStefani's husband had left a brush in a pot of boiling water to sterilize and forgot it there. When the...

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Leonid Meteor Shower 2010: Everything You Need To Know (PHOTOS)

(79) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 11:16 AM

Conditions are ripe tonight for a beautiful display of fireworks.

The annual Leonid meteor shower happens tonight, November 17th through the 18th. With 15 to 20 an hour, you'll be able to see a meteor streak across the sky every few minutes, though Discovery...

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