15 Ethically Made Workwear Brands For The Modern Working Woman

Sustainable Women’s Workwear
For The Boardroom & Beyond

Most of us struggle to find clothing that is tailored yet affordable for the business casual environment, especially when it comes to ethically made pieces that we can feel proud wearing. But look no further. We’ve found 15 ethically made workwear brands for the professional woman, that range from durable denim workwear to business casual and formal. Whether you’re dressing for function, durability and comfort, attending your nonprofit’s annual gala, or heading to meet a corporate client, these styles will leave a lasting impression.


Evogummy, your best ally for Intra and Post-Competition in CyclingEvogummy, your best ally for Intra and Post-Competition in Cycling

Would you like to have plenty of energy during long Cycling races? Do you need to recharge your glycogen deposits after the most demanding competitions? In HSN, we want to introduce you to our new carbohydrate bar, which is perfect for your cycling workouts: Evogummy by HSNsports specially designed for Cycling. Do you want to find out more? Then, keep reading!

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What are the needs of a Cyclist?

The experts agree that a cyclist needs around 400-800kcal per hour during a demanding cycling session. That is, it has to be of a high intensity as well as long.

Moreover, let’s not forget that the best thing is to use fast absorption carbohydrates, as long as the workout does not last more than 90 minutes. Therefore, it is extremely important to carry products with these features during the competition or workout. You never know when you will need them to avoid running out of energy!

That is why, the R+D+i department from HSN has come up with a product that will not only provide the necessary carbohydrates to keep your energy deposits full…

In fact, Evogummy is a gummy bar that has been enriched with vitamins, minerals, L-glutamine and L-carnitine L-tartrate.

Do you need anything else to give your best performance while cycling? It is the perfect product to take with you, either for MTB, BTT or Road Cycling!

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What is Evogummy by HSNsports?

But that is just scratching the surface, now, we are going to talk about the composition of this product and all its benefits for you!

Let’s start by talking about the amount of carbohydrates per serving: this bar will provide 20.6g per bar. That is right! All those carbs in just 30g!

The first advantage is that it comes in a gummy format, which makes it much easier to consume. In fact, you will not have to chew it as much as other bars and it will not be hard to swallow at all! We know how difficult it is to chew when the rivals are getting closer…

Moreover, it is a product that is made from natural fruit, which means that it is a fat-free bar. Forget about bars that take a lot of space and that make you feel heavy in the middle of the race.

HSN Cycling Team

What is its main objective?

Evogummy has been specially designed for the intra-workout or post-competition. Therefore, its main objective will be to recharge your glycogen deposits from your muscles.

Not running out of muscle glycogen is probably the most important thing for a cyclist. Either if we are talking about long and intense workouts or competitions, we need to do our best without knowing how much our energy will last. Otherwise, our body will not function properly and the onset of fatigue will come sooner than what we expected.

For all this, it is of upmost importance to take an Evogummy bar during a high intensity workout or for the post-workout recovery. Moreover, we can combine this energy bar with other recovery products such as Evorecovery. This product will also provide hydrolyzed whey protein in order to meet the nutrient requirements of cyclists so that they will make the most of their workouts.

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It does not matter if you are a professional or amateur who wants to stay in shape and control their exercise and nutrition!

Moreover, its strawberry flavor is 100% appetizing, which is easy to open no matter at which point of the route you find yourself in: sun, rain or at the fastest speed because you are in the best group!

Evogummy by HSN in Competitions

In HSN, we always like to go with the best athletes, offering our products so that they will reach their goals.

That is why we have sponsored the 4th Cronoescalada Castell-Conjuro of road cycling to classify for the Road Cycling  Province Circuit from Granada. More than 250 male and female cyclists will participate in categories that go from Beginner to Master 60.

All the participants will be given an Evogummy apart from complete information about the product that all cyclists were expecting.

What better way to test the best gummy energy bar than with a timed race that goes through a 12 km mountain port with slopes of up to a 16%?

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You will always reach success with HSN!

What other supplements should a cyclist take?

If you have reached this part, you probably are interested in knowing more about supplements for cycling. We do not want to miss this opportunity to suggest some of the basic products that you not be missing from your supplementation. Grab some pen a paper and head over to our online store by clicking on this link.

1. Evorecovery

We have already mentioned this product briefly and it should be the first one on your shopping list.

What is it and what is Evorecovery used for? It is the best post-workout product for endurance sports. In fact, it will provide all the necessary nutrients to recover from the most demanding efforts.

Above all, it is a combination of carbohydrates (30g per serving) from different sources, such as Cluster Dextrin. It also includes hydrolyzed whey protein with the raw ingredient Lacprodan Hydro.90 INS, apart from amino acids and minerals that will shorten the process.

2. Evodrink 2.0

A product to make an intra-workout drink adjusted to the needs of a high intensity sport such as cycling. To do this, it provides new generation carbohydrates and pre-digested proteins. Moreover, it also contains BCAA’s, which is why it will also support the post-workout recovery.

3. Evoenergy

New generation carbohydrate gels with vitamin C. This product will delay the fatigue thanks to its fast absorption. Do not forget to always carry one of these gels in your maillot! Use it both for your competitions and workouts. Choose between the gel with caffeine or without caffeine. It is up to you! 

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4. Evohydro 2.0

The most recommended Whey Protein for cyclists. It will provide 27g of protein per serving of the highest quality and the fastest absorption. Improve your muscle recovery!

5. Special Pack for Cyclists

Are you a demanding cyclist? We have made a pack of special supplements specially for you.

What comes in this Pack for Cyclists?

  • Evokalyn
  • Beta-Alanine
  • Citrulline Malate
  • Amylopectin 2.0
  • Evocarbs 2.0
  • Glutamine Peptides
  • Evolate 2.0


  • Are you a beginner in the world of cycling? Click to find out more about a proper nutrition.
  • Proteins and cycling, read more

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The Most Common Protein MythsThe Most Common Protein Myths

In this article, we are going to review some of the most common protein myths, which ones are true?

Sooner or later – everyone follows some kind of diet at some point, either to lose or gain weight. Some are strict and hard, others follow the moon cycles or even worse: following one advised by a family member or friend.

The amount of weight loss diets is practically infinite. Moreover, you can find some on the internet or through a specialist or nutritionist. But what all these diets do is to make us review the quality and quantity of what we eat.

Woman measuring the hips of a man

Evidently, if you want to truly benefit from this, we suggest asking a professional who will create a diet according to your needs.

Above all, it is important to know what we eat, its properties and negative effects in the body. Specially if we have set ourselves to eat healthily. A nutritionist will give you a basic scheme of what you should or should not eat. For example, they always advise eliminating saturated fats, sugar, etc.

When it comes to protein, the specialist will encourage you to keep on eating them. After all, they are very valuable due to their role in the formation of bodily tissues and other functions.

That is why you should make sure that you meet your protein requirements every day. This nutrient provides energy to our body, apart from being a fundamental elements of the cells, muscles, bones, skin and blood.

In addition, protein also strengthens the immune system, supporting the proper functioning of the defense cells.

Avocado, tomatoes, basil, meat, seeds, orange, salmon

This component is available in vegetables and animals. Therefore, meat and egg provide a valuable protein content that the body cannot produce on its own.

Truths and lies about protein

There are many myths surrounding this macronutrient

Some vegans and vegetarians claim that it is extremely harmful for the body. However, some people defend it because otherwise, our body would not be able to perform vital functions.

As always, our purpose is to keep you informed. So here you have the most common protein myths so that you can draw your own conclusions.

It is dangerous to take a lot of protein

This is false

Even the most strict diets include at least 1 gram of protein per kilo of body weight daily. In fact, taking more could be good for your healthy, specially if you do physical exercise.

There is no scientific evidence that proves how eating too much protein can cause some health problem. In fact, we need to discard the fact that it triggers hepatic problems, since it is completely false.

Protein increases the muscle mass

This is one of the most common false ideas in the world regarding protein

Social media is filled with sites that ensure how taking protein will help you gain muscle mass with time. However, a hyperprotein diet will provide many benefits, but it will not increase the size of your muscles. Although it will keep them healthy for sure.

Woman and battle rope

Physical exercise, a fitness routine, intense physical exercise and eating healthily quality carbohydrates and protein…

These are the things that will help you sculpt your physique and strengthen your muscle mass. In addition, a healthy diet will also enhance other benefits for your organism.

Satiate the appetite

It has been proven how protein has a stronger satiating effect than any other food.

Why? It is actually quite simple. When we eat any type of diet, it remains in the stomach for a longer period of time. Consequently, it produces a feeling of satiety, something that neither vegetables nor fruit can do.

Therefore, this myth is true: feeling full = less hunger, which leads to weight loss.

Alternate protein sources

There is the false belief that eating animal protein is more beneficial than vegetable protein.

The best thing for your health is to find the balance. You should eat animal protein, but do not forget that lentils or quinoa can also be interesting choices.

A table with fish, chicken, peanuts, peas and eggs

Tip: alternate the type of protein. The ideal thing would be to combine eggs, legumes, dairy, white and red meat, etc.

Taking it in the morning is better

There is no consensus regarding this issue

Some professional believe that our metabolism is more active in the morning, so it will absorb this nutrient faster.

However, other specialists disagree. They state that, if you do physical exercise in the evening, your body will ask for protein after the workout in order to recover.

After doing some research, we believe that the best thing is to distribute the protein throughout the day so that the body will use it whenever it needs to.

Tiredness = Lack of protein

Even though a lack of protein can trigger tiredness, this does not happen if you skip this nutrient every once in a while.

A man sweating and tired

That is why we need to say that it is false. Tiredness is not directly related to the protein intake.

It decalcifies the bones

Some people believe that animal protein produces certain effects on the body that involve using the calcium from the bones. This myth is absolutely false, since scientific studies associate the intake of protein with strong and healthy bones.

Myths about protein shakes

There is a difference between animal and vegetable protein, as we have already seen. However, another issue that is strongly related to protein myths are Protein Shakes:

They are a source of protein powder that comes from natural products that complete any diet

They are surrounded by both truths and lies that we are going to try and clarify. Click on the following article in order to learn more about protein shakes

The more the better

Even when we suggest distributing the protein intake in several servings, the best thing when it comes to shakes is to take them in the mornings.

  • However, you can drink your protein shake in the mid-morning or afternoon without any issue, for example.
  • You do not have to drink a shake immediately after the workout, you may not need it. This will depend on your meals, schedule, time remaining until the next meal, etc.

A woman drinking a protein shake

Protein drinks can replace the protein part of a meal: it is like eating chicken, turkey, tuna, etc

They are anabolic steroids

Absolutely false. Protein shakes do not create addiction and they do not contain steroids.

Their components come from natural sources such as egg, meat, milk, soy, pea, etc.

They fatten up and increase the cholesterol


Protein supplements are made up of amino acids that help to protect the muscles among other functions. Moreover, they do not make us gain weight.

After reviewing all this information, we hope that we solved many doubts. To sum up, we have to follow a balanced diet designed by a professional, specially when we have a specific objective in mind.


  1. “Medicina del ejercicio físico y el deporte para la atención a la salud” Ricardo Ortega Sánchez-Pinilla.
  2. “Actividad física y salud” Sara Márquez Rosa y Nuria Garatachea Vallejo.
  3. “Las proteínas de los alimentos” Rosina López Fandiño
  4. “La guía completa de la nutrición del deportista” Anita Bean
  5. “Tratado de nutrición. Composición y calidad nutritiva de los alimentos” M. D. Ruiz.

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What To Wear To An Interview: The Sustainable Edition

Outfit Ideas For Your Next Interview

Interview jitters are unavoidable—it’s an overwhelming experience. The impression we make on our interviewers makes the difference between getting to work and continuing to endure the job search.

While you’re practicing answers to questions about your strengths and weaknesses, it’s nice to feel like you can be in control of at least one thing. Enter: the interview outfit.

I remember the outfit I wore to my first full-time job interview—a thrifted plaid blazer and slacks that, if you looked close enough, did not match.

I remember the outfit I wore to my first full-time job interview—a thrifted plaid blazer and slacks that, if you looked close enough, did not match. I felt polished, professional, and ready to make $12 an hour (in what turned out to be a highly toxic work environment 😬). Nevertheless, I still look back fondly at that interview and subsequent job, proud that I showed up in the best way I knew how.

If finding a new job is on your horizon this year, polish up your resume and start planning ahead on what garments you might need to purchase. Shop your own closet first, but when you have the time, you can usually find any additional pieces you might need by thrifting. After all, interviewers won’t know the difference between a brand new blazer and a freshly dry-cleaned one. Steamers and irons will freshen up any piece you’re not 100% confident about.

If you’re not sure what the workplace vibe is, do a Google search or scroll through the brand’s social media accounts to get a glimpse of how employees dress on a day-to-day basis. You can even check out existing employees on LinkedIn—are they decked out in suits in their profile pictures? Are they sporting brightly patterned dresses? That’ll give you a feel for what the company expects “formal” to look like. And when in doubt, lean towards being more formal than less (you can even rent clothing if you’re not sure you’ll wear it again).

If you’re at a loss, here are five outfit ideas to help you start planning for your next job interview!


Yo-yo Effect: Why does it happen?Yo-yo Effect: Why does it happen?

Today, we are going to explain what is the yo-yo effect and why does it happen.

Losing weight is not an easy task. In fact, millions of people wake up every day thinking about trying a new diet or which gym should they go to in order to lose that extra weight. But you know what?

Losing weight is relatively easy. Yes, I am not joking.

Actually, it is not that difficult to follow an acute calorie restriction using different factors. That is precisely where many books, Youtube channels or companies earn their money from. People will lose weight with just a little help.

What is the big issue then? It actually comes afterwards and we barely even notice it. In fact, we start gaining weight once again, this phase is popularly known as the yo-yo effect.

What is the yo-yo effect?

Wing and Hill stated in 2001 that succeeding in losing weight is a voluntary loss of at least a 10% of the starting weight. Then, we have to be able to maintain said weight for a year or more (1).

According to this statement, we could define the yo-yo effect as:

Not being able to maintain our weight after losing some of it. Consequently, we end up having either the same weight as we did at the beginning and sometimes even more.

Yo-yo effect

In other words, losing weight to gain it once again, sometimes even more.

What are the causes of the yo-yo effect?

There are many, some of them can be prevented, but others not so much.

Let’s see some of the most important ones.

Loss of muscle mass and associated metabolic changes (2)

There is something inherent to weight loss which is the total of lost kilos, a part of it is fat-free mass.

What is this? It is mainly muscle and bones.

If we want to quantify this loss approximately, a forth of the lost weight is fat-free mass.

But, what are the consequences of this? That your body spends energy.

What we spend in a day is known as the total daily energy expenditure or TDEE.

There are different tissues that contribute to this total daily energy expenditure, the muscle being one of those that use more energy.

Apart from this, more muscle means more functionality and more physical activity in general. That is why, you will realize that it is crucial to protect the muscle mass during fat loss processes.

Then, what can we do? Well, mainly two things:

  1. Increasing the protein intake during the weight loss period. The higher the calorie deficit, the higher the protein intake will be.
  2. Doing strength training, which is crucial if we want to avoid losing muscle tissue.

Hormone physiological changes that regulate the hunger-satiety processes

The body regulates these processes with signals from the arcuate nucleus, parts of the brain cortex and the limbic system.

Sometimes, physiology is perverse and it makes it difficult for us to lose weight. Why?

There are peptides known as anorectic, which are those that calm the appetite. Also, there are others known as orexigenic, which are those that increase the appetite.

  • Hypothalamus: for example, we have the neuropeptide Y, the Agouti protein (orexigenic) and Pro-opiomelanocortin and CART (anorectic).
  • Digestive system: we have GIP, ghrelin (orexigenic) and the GLP-1, YY peptide or cholecystokinin (anorectic).
  • Pancreas: where we can find the pancreatic polypeptide and amylin.
  • Leptin in the adipocytes.
  • And finally, in the CNS, we have dopaminergic, opioidergic and cannabinoid mechanisms that regulate the reward system.

Hormone system

Complex, right? Well, if you want to find out how these hormones work, click here

In reality, the toughest part is that most of the levels of these anorectic hormones drop, while the orexigenic ones increase, like this study shows (2).

The nutritional approach

This is a controverted issue.

On the one hand, there is no solid evidence that a low carb diet is going to help us maintain our weight in the long term. However, there are some studies that show just the opposite.

Among the subjects from this study by JAMA (3), most of them lost between a 10 and 15% of their body weight. This happened after following a diet that was either low in fat or low in carbs for 4 weeks.

What is interesting is that the Total Energy Expenditure and the Energy Expenditure while Resting dropped more in the low-fat group than in the low-carb group. At first, this diet would provide more advantages in terms of preventing the yo-yo effect.

Nut butter

However, as we said before, this topic is not clear at all.

Going back to previous habits

Apart from the biological and physiological factors that we have previously described, there are also behavioral and environmental factors that are even more important.

Repeat with me: if we do not change our habits, we will not succeed in losing weight.

If you do not follow the following tips, it will not matter if you do a miracle diet based on meal replacements, or a successful intermittent fasting, or lose 20 kilos after going to the gym. All in all, everything you have done will be in vain. Make sure to…

  • Learn what are the healthiest and most satiating products
  • Know what to do when you feel hungry or cravings
  • Exercise even if you do not feel like it
  • Differentiate between emotional hunger and real hunger

According to all this information, it is easy to understand that we need to start following healthy habits from an early age. Read more….

Other factors (4)

If chronic stress or sleep deprivation made you gain weight in the first place, what makes you think it will not happen again after losing weight?

In fact, it will happen due to the physiological factors that we mentioned before. That is why many people do not only gain the weight they lost, but they even weigh more than when they started.

Physical exercise

That is the cruelty of physiology.


Finally, I would like to say changing your environment and habits is one of the most effective ways to avoid gaining weight once again.

If you lived in an obesogenic environment where:

  • Your family ate processed products on a daily basis.
  • You did not do any physical exercise at all.
  • You experienced a lot of stress in that environment (it could be family, friends, work…).

Obesogenic environment

The only thing you can do is running away from that toxic environment.

In the end, the environment is probably the most determining factor, since we live in a society where more than a 50% of the population is overweight or suffers obesity.

That is all for today. Perhaps you still want to know more about what you can do to avoid the yo-yo effect. There will be more details in the next article with very useful strategies. Here’s a clue: energy flow

See you in the next one!


  1. Wing RR, Hill JO. Successful weight loss maintenance. Annu Rev Nutr. 2001.
  2. MacLean PS, Bergouignan A, Cornier MA, Jackman MR. Biology’s response to dieting: The impetus for weight regain. American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 2011.
  3. Ebbeling CB, Swain JF, Feldman H a, Wong WW, Hachey DL, Garcia-Lago E, et al. Effects of dietary composition on energy expenditure during weight-loss maintenance. JAMA [Internet]. 2012;307(24):2627–34.
  4. Greenway FL. Physiological adaptations to weight loss and factors favouring weight regain. International Journal of Obesity. 2015.

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4 Vegan Mattresses For Sweeter Sleep

All Natural & Cruelty-Free Mattresses

Where we catch our zzz’s is where we spend a third of our lives—so we recommend investing in the best of the best when it comes to mattresses. Most mattresses include petroleum-based foams, toxic flame retardants, pesticides, and other gases/chemicals that can be dangerous to our health, especially night after night. Instead, we can opt for vegan, all-natural mattresses that will keep us sleeping soundly and healthy—without harming people, planet, or animals.

We’ve found four vegan mattresses that are sure to give you your best night’s sleep. None contain wool or animal by-products, and they’re all made in the USA. We also love these brands for their excellent customer service, financing options, and sustainable materials.


Veggies with Tzatziki SauceVeggies with Tzatziki Sauce

The healthiest way to dip! Try making this delicious recipe yourself: Veggies with Tzatziki Sauce

Veggies with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Recipe Tips

  • Preparation time: 12 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 minute
  • Portion size: 1 Bowl
  • Number of servings: 1
  • Cooking style: American


  • 4-5 Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 6-7 “Baby” carrots
  • A little bit of Broccoli, Cauliflower…
  • 1 Celery
  • 125g Natural Greek Yogurt
  • Chopped garlic
  • 1 spoonful of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of juniper
  • 1 lemon
Nutritional Information per serving
Calories: 331.4kcal
Fat: 27.4g
of which saturates: 10.4g
Carbohydrates: 15g
of which sugars: 11.2g
Fiber: 2.4g
Proteins: 6.2g
Salt: 3g


  1. Steam the carrots, broccoli, cauliflower… in the morning and let them cool until the afternoon snack.
  2. For the Tzatziki sauce, mix the following ingredients: Greek yogurt, sliced cucumber, oil, salt, pepper, juniper, lemon juice and garlic. Let it cool 1-2 hours in the fridge after you obtain a homogeneous mass.
  3. Put all the veggies in a dish with the sauce for dipping and enjoy!

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7 Natural and Organic Crib & Youth Mattress Brands For Your Little One

Organic Mattresses Matter

We spend more than 30 percent of our lives sleeping, and babies sleep upwards of 10 to 20 hours per day. This accumulation of time is significant, and the mattresses that our little ones are sleeping on matter.

Traditional mattresses are made with polyurethane foam made from petroleum and are often soaked or sprayed with toxic fire retardants, such as formaldehyde or benzene. Crib mattresses are often coated in vinyl, which is waterproof but contains chemical plasticizers that leach and can be inhaled.

Because babies under two years of age are particularly vulnerable to environmental toxins, it is essential to reduce chemical exposure and prioritize a mattress with natural ingredients. While there are a lot of products on the market—from niche brands to sustainable lines from larger manufacturers—here are seven sustainable brands making safe products for your little ones.

Organic Crib Mattress | The Good TradeOrganic Crib Mattress | The Good Trade


New Year, New Blazer: Our Top Sustainable Picks

Sustainable Blazers For Bosses Everywhere

When it comes to our wardrobes, nothing elevates our look quicker than a blazer. Whether we’re on our way to an interview, heading to a corporate happy hour, or even meeting the potential in-laws for the first time, throwing on a blazer simply helps us look and feel our best. With its tailored fit and flattering silhouette, every woman needs at least one beloved blazer in her closet.

We’ve found six brands who’ve crafted sustainably made blazers using eco-friendly materials like wool and viscose or reclaimed fabrics like upcycled textiles. Channel your inner boss and find the blazer that’s sure to be a staple in your professional (and personal) life for years to come.


10 Affordable Organic & Natural Mattresses For 2020

We reviewed dozens of organic, eco-friendly, and non-toxic mattress brands you can buy online. Here are our top picks.

Finding an affordable organic mattress can be daunting, but a good night’s sleep shouldn’t be elusive. We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, yet the average mattress contains a cocktail of chemicals and flame retardants. 

In 2020, consumers have more options. A new cohort of organic and natural mattress brands are shaking things up by giving consumers options that are better for their bodies and the environment. We’ve included brands that meet the following criteria:

  • ORGANIC & NATURAL | Each of these 10 organic mattress brands use a range of healthy and non-toxic materials, including natural latex, organic cotton, organic wool, and organic bamboo. None contain harsh flame retardants or toxic chemicals.

  • ECO-FRIENDLY & GIVE BACK | Each mattress brand employs ecofriendly production practices. Many are made in the USA, significantly reducing their environmental footprint by keeping production local. We also sought out brands that give back to their communities by donating high-quality natural mattresses to families in need or participating in other charity initiatives.

  • DIRECT TO CONSUMER | The direct to consumer model allows companies to offset costs by cutting out the middle person, keeping production in house, and selling directly to the consumer online. These companies are innovating ways to offer greener mattresses so you can have a healthy night’s sleep regardless of your budget.

And of course—comfort is key! Each of these brands receives top reviews for quality comfort and better sleep.

Wishing you good luck in your search—let us know your favorites in the comments!