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Editorial Practice
Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ exists to shine a light on the ideas, people, products, businesses and organizations that have really knocked our socks off. We handpick all subject matter featured in our articles because we think they've earned a shout-out, and we want you to know about them; we are never paid to do so. We also select our advertisers and affiliate programs because we think they are super cool and are contributing in some way to a greater good, beyond just their own economic good. We make every effort to be absolutely crystal clear about any relationship/association, including compensation methods that we may have with those featured on our site. For more information about our affiliate and earnings relationships, please see our Earnings Disclaimer.

The views and opinions expressed by Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ are entirely our own. Any product claim, quote, statistic or other representation about any service or product should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Disclaimer is an informational website provided as a service by Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ While the information contained within the site is periodically updated and every effort is made to impart accurate information, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, and/or up to date. We strive to keep all information, credits, sources and links as accurate and current as possible, so please contact Mavenjoy here if you come across any inaccuracies, errors or broken links.

The materials contained on this website are provided for general information and entertainment purposes only and do not constitute legal, medical, professional, financial, investment or other advice on any subject matter and are not intended to replace a one on one relationship with a qualified professional. Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site.

Some links within this website may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ includes these links as a convenience to you, and the presence of such a link does not imply a responsibility for the linked site or an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents (for additional information about affiliate links, please read Affiliate & Monetization Disclosure below). Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ has no liability to any entity for the content or use of the content available through links to and/or from this site and contained herein.

This website and its contents are provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

Permission is given for the downloading and temporary storage of one or more of these pages for the purpose of viewing on a personal computer. The contents of this site are protected by copyright under international conventions and, apart from the permission stated, the reproduction, permanent storage, or retransmission of the contents of this site is prohibited without the prior written consent of Mavenjoy Media, LLC/

Reproduction, distribution, republication, and/or retransmission of material contained within this website are prohibited unless the prior written permission of Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ has been obtained.

Updates and Effective Date
Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ reserves the right to change these terms at any time by posting new terms on this site.

Agreeing to Terms
If you do not agree to the Mavenjoy Media, LLC/'s Terms & Conditions as posted on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site. Your use of this site indicates acceptance of these Terms & Conditions.

Contact Information
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Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ recognizes and values that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ receives and collects when you use Mavenjoy Media, LLC/, as well as some of the steps Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ takes to safeguard information. Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ hopes this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us and provide you peace of mind while visiting our website.

Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ is dedicated to protecting our clients', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.

All privacy information provided on this page applies to the website and any communications, electronic or otherwise and including RSS Feed, made by or from and/or its publisher and operator Mavenjoy Media, LLC.

Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ herein will be referred to as

*** Updated May 2018 ***

At we are dedicated to protecting your data and privacy.

We recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us. strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.

About Our Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that stores on your computer, which your browser provides to each time you return to the site. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their use of our website, and their website access preferences.

Google Analytics Cookies uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means of cookies. These cookies are kept on your computer. We share this information with Google, which will store and use this information on its servers. Google's privacy policy is available at: uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow us to update the site and improve your usage of it.

If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension or add-on...

Advertising Cookies

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our website. These companies use cookies and web beacons in their ads to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. We share this information with these companies, but do not provide them with any personally identifiable information for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from our website.

You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks. Click here to do that.

Some third-party advertisements are served by Google. Google's cookie enables it to serve ads to our visitors based on their visits to other sites on the Web. You may opt out of personalized ads by visiting the Google ad opt-out page.

This link from Google provides more information about how Google manages data in its ad products.

Refusing Cookies

You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of our site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.

If you choose to refuse's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

Personally Identifiable Information may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our site.
  • To display content on the site correctly.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize your user experience.
  • To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
  • To improve our site.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
  • To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
  • To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
  • To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests. may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other ctivities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.

Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address.

If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.

If you submit content to us, we will ask for your name and email address. Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission, may personally identify you.

If you request to be notified about comments on any content you submit to us, or request to be notified when others submit content, we will require your first name and your email address.

This site lets you share content with your friends and followers on various social media platforms. Following are links to the privacy policies of: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, Google, Redditt, AddThis may offer RSS as a way to easily follow content updates. We may use FeedBurner/FeedBlitz to let you subscribe to these updates via your email address. We also provide links for easy access to My Yahoo! and/or FeedBlitz. Before you choose to use either as your RSS reader, review its privacy policy.

You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.

If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.

We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose. contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.

Non-personally Identifiable Information

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.

Children's Privacy Protection

This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.

Release of Information

If we sell, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

Data Storage

Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site  is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.

Some information is collected by third-party services. These include MailChimp; please see its privacy policy here.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through our website and would like to update that information or have it deleted from our records, click on this link.

You can also request to edit, download or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on this link.

Updates and Effective Date reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our cookie and privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that those practices have changed and provide a link to the updated privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to's privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information. Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety.

Legal Disclaimer
Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ makes every effort to preserve your privacy; however, personal information may be disclosed when required by law in which good-faith belief exists necessitating such action.

Last updated: May 30, 2018


Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ exists to shine a light on the ideas, people, products, businesses and organizations that have really knocked our socks off. We handpick all subject matter featured in our articles because we think they've earned a shout-out, and we want you to know about them; we are never paid to do so. We also select our advertisers and affiliate programs because we think they are super cool and are contributing in some way to a greater good, beyond just their own economic good. We make every effort to be absolutely crystal clear about any relationship/association, including compensation methods that we may have with those featured on our site:

Affiliate, Sponsored Content and/or Pay-Per-Click: Some text and/or image links to third-party merchants may provide Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ with a small commission should you decide to make a purchase or click on the link. Rest assured, we select our affiliate relationships from the companies and products that are our most tried and true favorites and are extra-special in what they do or how they do it. Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ currently participates in the following affiliate or pay-for-click programs:

  • "The online bookstore with a soul" that collects up used books and sells new and used books (even textbooks!) to fund literacy initiatives all over the world. All this and free shipping on US orders (and only $3.97 worldwide) -- with every order shipped carbon neutral!
  • Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics: Vital Choice delivers sustainably-harvested, wild seafood with all the nutritional, environmental and social benefits that entails. Known best for its amazing selections of fish and shellfish, they continue to up the ante with offerings of organic berries, nuts, teas, chocolates, soups and more -- all while maintaining a continued commitment to exceptional quality, service and environmental stewardship.
  • Thrive Market: Yea!  Finally an online shopping club for healthy and organic products at prices 25%-50% below retail prices!  AND with a sweet social mission to give away a free membership to a family in need for every membership sold. Super simple ways to shop by diet like gluten free, paleo, or vegan, by concern like non-GMO or organic, and more. Thrive has a real variety of products from truly great brands with fantastic deals and special offers. Join today!
  • Native Remedies/PetAlive: Native Remedies offers a complete range of herbal and homeopathic remedies manufactured in an FDA and GMP registered pharmaceutical facility under the supervision of an expert team of herbalists, naturopaths, homeopaths and responsible pharmacists. All remedies contain no animal products, gluten, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, are not tested on animals, and are backed by a one year unconditional money back guarantee. They bring this same quality, care and effectiveness to their line of pet products as well. Native Remedies also remains strongly committed to giving back to its own community and those of others through monetary and product donations, volunteering and event participation.
  • Site Build It! (SBI!) Web Business Building & Hosting: This site was created with SBI!. SBI! goes beyond site building and site hosting with an amazing suite of tools for creating a successful web business and/or online presence that includes market research, search engine optimization, form builders, newsletter management, blogging/RSS feeds and much, much more. What really differentiates this company is its continuous innovating and over-delivering service and commitment to its customers -- all with an authentically supportive and "pay it forward" spirit.
  • Only Natural Pet Store: Product selection reflects a commitment to holistic pet care and are made with only natural ingredients and of the highest quality. All products, including their own, undergo a screening and evaluation process in order to offer only the brands and choices "we would feel good about giving to our own pets". And a robust customer community provides extremely helpful product reviews and feedback on tons of items. The company is 100% powered by wind energy and its packaging aims to reduce waste, conserve resources and benefit the environment. They are currently working to become a Zero Waste company.
  • In providing powerful tools to personally discover, connect, preserve and share our family history, gives vital context and perspective to our place in the larger world and thus our responsibility to it and its future. Choose from the gamut of different tools and services including (our favorite) a subscription to the world's largest collection of historical records, and even the oldest and largest free online community dedicated to family history, and much more -- there's something for everybody...about everybody! You're apt to discover some truly mind-blowing information about your family. Incredibly interesting, particularly insightful and even a little addictive!
  • iTunes, App Store and Mac App Store: Straight and to the point, Apple wows us most with their ingenuity in bringing the arts into our everyday lives. For that we will continue to support them and eagerly await and be encouraged as their environmental and social contributions catch up to that tremendous gift of applying innovation for providing greater access to the arts for all.
  • FASHIONABLE: Love, love love this company'scommitment to providing opportunities for women by supporting and showcasing some of the most beautifully made jewelry, totes and bags, scarves and more. A true leader in sustainable fashion and dedication to making a positive impact...globally and locally (and located in my home state, now neighboring state of Tennessee, yes!)
  • The Logo Company: Budget-friendly custom logo work with free unlimited revisions until you get it just like you want it and a money back guarantee if you're not tee-totally thrilled. The Logo Company truly impressed us with super attentive customer service, high-end work that truly feels custom, quick turn-around times and willingness to get it right. A much needed, valuable and economically-friendly option for a full service graphic design studio -- especially for small non-profits and businesses. Logo Designs Just $149!
  • Warby Parker: According to Warby Parker, "(Jack) Kerouac inspired a generation to take a road less traveled and to see the world through a different lens", and that's what they are bringing to prescription eyewear. They offer a boutique gallery feel direct to the customer (online!) with (free!) home-try on's for just the right custom style, at just the right price. And for every pair sold, they provide a pair to someone in need. And they don't stop there, they provide entrepreneurial training and support for low income people in developing countries to start their own eyewear businesses. They are also a certified B corporation and carbon neutral. Eyewear with a purpose indeed!
  • Gaiam: Founded in 1988, Gaiam has consistently provided the products, services and information that support healthy lifestyles, our environment, personal development and wellness. They launched the world's first carbon-neutral product shipping program, offset their carbon footprint with tree purchases, source post-consumer waste from sustainable forests and use 100% recyclable and biodegradable eco-conscious packaging for all media. Gaiam has partnered with Fair Trade for vendors and artisans that provide livable wages, skills training and sustainable business development. Non-Gaiam branded products are sourced only from companies that verify their use of fair labor practices, which includes maintaining social responsibility in their factories.
  • Better World Club: America's only environmentally friendly auto club. Better World Club offers 24/7 nationwide assistance for cars and bikes with carbon offsets for travel. It also provides discounts to hybrid auto drivers, surcharges gas-guzzlers, and dedicates 1% of its gross revenues to environmental cleanup and advocacy. Better World Club also offers an option for bicycle roadside protection and gives family membership status to domestic partners as well as married couples.
  • Gazelle: Gazelle is a consumer electronics trade-in site with a win win service providing cash back on our used gadgets plus further reuse or recycling of those devices. They are headquartered in Boston with facilities in Texas and Kentucky.
  • PureFormulas: PureFormulas is a small (Florida based) business offering BIG on quality, savings and service for your health. It's your online source for vitamins, personal care and pet products of the highest quality including its own private label line. And with super quick, FREE shipping, no sales tax and no hassle returns on every single order (no minimums!), it's our ultra-dependable go-to source for keeping our vitamin and nutrition stash stocked.
  • TOMS Shoes: One of the first social enterprises we learned about, that epitomized seeing a need and addressing it. In fact, they built a beautiful company around it: matching every pair of (cool!) shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. As TOMS' product lines have expanded from shoes to eyewear, apparel and accessories (coffee too!) so has its mission to address clean water, safer births and the gift of sight.
  • HollyBeth Organics: An extra special line of organic luxury skincare products "made with ingredients that grow in the ground, not in a lab" and from just down the road in Atlanta, Georgia, to boot! Absolutely amazing ingredients! All certified organic, gluten free and cruelty-free too!
  • Dry Farm Wines: So excited to be promoting these all natural (organic or biodynamic) additive-free wines. Hand-crafted for the highest quality natural wines from small, organic family farms that adhere to strict standards for health including sugar-free, low alcohol, mycotoxin/mold-free and more. Nothing added, nothing removed! All delivered to your door, no obligation, cancel anytime!
  • Organic Basics: "Basically Better Made. Consciously created. Designed to last." Indeed, says it all!  Awesome, better made for better quality and longer lasting underwear, tees and socks -- our definite go-to for our intimate essentials!
  •  Mavenjoy Picks for CDB Products: Green Roads: Pure CBD Oil and CBD Products Manufacturer and Supplier. Pharmacist-formulated and 3rd-party lab tested for pure, quality, safe and effective CBD oil products! Hemp Derived CBD extracted from whole plant with non-detectable THC and made in USA. And our newest addition, Joy Organics, for pharmaceutical-grade hemp CBD products. Family-owned and operated with organically grown and made in the USA full spectrum CBD products with zero THC for fast absorption + products for pets too!
  • Our genuine tried and true favorite with a vast selection of natural pet foods, toys, beds + pharmacy at great prices. But what keeps us coming back and such happy customers is their excellent customer service that over delivers every time and speedy quick shipping. So when we can't shop our favorite local, independent pet store, Chewy is a our favorite pick! 
  • Vitacost: Vitacost has become one of our most frequented "go-to's" for vitamins, supplements and organic brands for food, household and personal care items. Vitacost's huge selection initially attracted us, its excellent customer service and recycling program won us over, and its outstanding prices and value keep us coming back.
  • Nisolo: Exceptional quality goods ethically made. Beautifully designed shoes, bags, jewelry, apparel and more, internationally designed, fairly priced.
  • The Classic T-Shirt Company: As  a total T-shirt kind of gal hailing from the cotton states of the South, I'm super happy to discover these 100% organic cotton, made in the USA garments. Providing fair treatment for all farmers and workers, they also give back, giving the customer his/her choice of charities to support. Sustainably made and packaged, this is sure to become your favorite for a classic wardrobe that never goes out of style and that you can feel really good about wearing literally and figuratively!
  • Boody Eco Wear:   THE most comfy AND durable underwear and daily essentials ever! Boody's basic essential are also hypoallergenic and super breathable made from organically grown bamboo and produced adhering to the highest standards for both the planet and their workers. You will never wear anything else.
  • BookShop: Buy books online WHILE supporting local, independent bookstores! Love it! As BIG readers and book lovers, we super appreciate the convenience and access of purchasing books online but still doing our part to shine a light on and support local bookstores. Buy more books, read more books, give more books!
  • Sheets & Giggles: Huzzah! The holy grail of bedding! Made of sustainable eucalyptus, bed linens are super silky soft and COOL! The best we've ever found! AND dogs are an important and integral part of its marketing, which is truly laugh out loud witty too! S&G has multiple certifications including OEKO-TEX, vegan and FKT - certified plus give 1% of profits to impactful, local nonprofits and is a BIG supporter of the World Wildlife Fund. 
  • Reel Paper: The game changer in eco-friendly toilet paper! Yes, really! 100% tree free bamboo toilet paper, no inks, no dyes, no BPA; just natural bamboo paper that is sourced sustainably with zero plastic packaging. Here's the kicker -- subscribe (and save!) to have it conveniently delivered right to your door. Never run out of TP again. All this while Reel partners with SOIL to provide access to clean toilets for those in need around the world and giving Americans households a way to to reduce our carbon footprints. And NOW paper towels too! Support Reel and other black-owned, sustainable businesses too. 

Freebies: Should Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ receive free items and/or services and decide to write about them, then we will tell you so in the relevant article.

Personal Stake and/or Interest: Should Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ have a non-affiliate, personal relationship or interest in a product, company or organization featured in content on or from Mavenjoy Media, LLC/, we will tell you so in the relevant article.

Fees for Services: Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ may receive compensation for consulting, speaking, research and/or project management services arranged under specific contracts for such services.

Compensation in whatever form does not influence the article content provided on What compensation does do is allow Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ to continue providing information to you free of charge; it in no way (never!) influences what we say about the source. When you choose to click and/or purchase from affiliated links or advertisers you are choosing to support us and those that we have thought enough of to want you to know about, and we absolutely and completely appreciate it.

Photography Credits:

  • Meyer Birnbaum Photography: super grateful to our resident photographer for sharing his keen eye and absolutely amazing images.
  •  Pixabay,, Albumarium: thanks to these kicking sites for featuring wonderfully talented photographers who graciously share their high quality images free of copyrights in the public domain.

Graphics Credits:

A big shoutout and thank you to the Noun Project, a lovely initiative where people from around the world share their beautiful designs, "creating, sharing and celebrating the world's visual language".

And finally, the views and opinions expressed by Mavenjoy Media, LLC/ are entirely our own. Any product claim, quote, statistic or other representation about any service or product should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

If you have questions about our site policies or affiliations, please don't hesitate to send an email by using our Contact form. We'll be happy to provide additional details.

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