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From biodegradable packaging and recycling programs to maracuja and argan oils, spray-on clay and do-it-yourself sugar scrubs, beauty consumers are increasingly looking for greener options for skincare....

Maia Nolan-Partnow

From biodegradable packaging and recycling programs to maracuja and argan oils, spray-on clay and do-it-yourself sugar scrubs, beauty consumers are increasingly looking for greener options for skincare. The global market for organic personal care products is expected to pass $13 billion in 2018, according to a 2012 study conducted by Transparency Market Research, and organic skincare products will account for nearly a third of that revenue.

For the family behind Alaska's ArXotica skincare brand, though, natural skincare isn’t a trend -- it’s a business venture rooted in ancient indigenous practices...

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Alaska's largest city turns 100 in 2015, and the onetime tent city on Ship Creek is today a busy, thriving population center with as much to do and see as any visitor could hope for. The real challenge in visiting Anchorage is narrowing down your range of options. Do you stick to the historic downtown area, where shops, restaurants, parks and cultural attractions are all within easy walking distance? Or do you rent a car and venture out to get a taste of what else the city has to offer? From local coffee and beer to fine art to the great outdoors, Anchorage has it all–whether you hoof it downtown or cruise around town...

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Bigger, better, redder, whiter and bluer -- that's the promise of a second season of "Amazing America with Sarah Palin," premiering Jan. 15 on the Sportsman Channel...

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The Sportsman Channel's 12-episode run of "Amazing America with Sarah Palin" wrapped up Thursday night with a season finale that finally satisfied my desire for more Sarah.

A lot of times people will say to me: "Maia, between 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'Amazing America,' you've watched literally tens of hours of reality television featuring the Palin family. What do you really think about all of it?"...

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The Sportsman Channel’s 12-episode run of “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” wrapped up Thursday night with a season finale that finally satisfied my desire for more Sarah.

A lot of times people will say to me: “Maia, between ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska,’ ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ‘Amazing America,’ you’ve watched literally tens of hours of reality television featuring the Palin family. What do you really think about all of it?”...

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What do doomsday preppers and barbecue have to do with craft supplies?

Everything, as it turns out, if you're me and you're watching "Amazing America with Sarah Palin," which this week is all about taking your hobbies to the next level.

"This is a nation full of thinkers and tinkerers. And we all have our hobbies," Sarah says during the show's intro.

Indeed we do. I've got a family room full of decoupage glue that testifies to this reality. But, Sarah asks: "How do we take our ordinary pasttimes and make them extraordinary?"

The answer to this question is obvious: glitter. There's nothing in the world that can't be improved by glitter. That's why Martha Stewart makes more than six dozen different colors and varieties. Martha knows what's up...

Maia Nolan-Partnow

What do doomsday preppers and barbecue have to do with craft supplies?

Everything, as it turns out, if you’re me and you’re watching “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” which this week is all about taking your hobbies to the next level.

“This is a nation full of thinkers and tinkerers. And we all have our hobbies,” Sarah says during the show’s intro.

Indeed we do. I’ve got a family room full of decoupage glue that testifies to this reality. But, Sarah asks: “How do we take our ordinary pasttimes and make them extraordinary?”

The answer to this question is obvious: glitter. There’s nothing in the world that can’t be improved by glitter. That’s why Martha Stewart makes more than six dozen different colors and varieties. Martha knows what’s up...

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Legacy. We all want to leave one behind. And that's what this week's episode of "Amazing America with Sarah Palin" is all about.

"What better way to do so than master an old family tradition and craft, make it better, and pass that along to our children?" Sarah asks.

Amen. In my family, this tradition and craft is alcohol. We're getting pretty good at it. My grandparents and their friends in Fairbanks used to drink VO and water. My parents and their siblings put away two handles of Jameson the night before my wedding. And my brother and I came of age on craft beers. I assume when our kids get older they'll be doing cyber shots out of intergalactic space capsules...

Maia Nolan-Partnow

Legacy. We all want to leave one behind. And that’s what this week’s episode of “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” is all about.

“What better way to do so than master an old family tradition and craft, make it better, and pass that along to our children?” Sarah asks.

Amen. In my family, this tradition and craft is alcohol. We’re getting pretty good at it. My grandparents and their friends in Fairbanks used to drink VO and water. My parents and their siblings put away two handles of Jameson the night before my wedding. And my brother and I came of age on craft beers. I assume when our kids get older they’ll be doing cyber shots out of intergalactic space capsules...

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