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Drought Danger: 10 Easy Ways to Save Water

Haven’t heard? It’s drought season. Rather, the entire state of California is parched and we’re all screwed because there’s no water. While we did get a little much-needed rain in March, the U.S. Drought Monitor reports that the warm weather following those few storms has catapulted us back into dangerous dry territory. Category D3 drought […]

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Nominate a Friend and Both of You Win!

We all have that girlfriend that eats like it’s still the 80′s.  Doritos, doughnuts, cheesy squiggly things, diet soda – need we say more.  Well, you can give her a gentle nudge to snack healthier by nominating her for our giveaway.  Simply put her name in the box below (you can use a first name […]

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11 Vegan Twitter Feeds to Follow + Giveaway!

In the spirit of spring cleaning, we have something toxic to get off our chests: social media gives us panic attacks. There <sigh> we said it. It’s not because it’s always blowing up with cryptic tweets and Instagram shots from a friend’s birthday party we were mistakenly not invited to. It’s also not because we […]

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Roundup Herbicide Linked to Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance

As if we need another reason to believe that pesticides are nasty mofos, now we have a pretty good one. A recent study published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Toxicology found that the use of glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide is linked to celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and irritable bowel syndrome. “All of the known biological effects […]

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Chipotle Taps Into Growing Vegan Market

Vegans tired of ordering a bean and rice burrito at Chipotle can now expand their palates.  In a natural move to live up to its sustainable image, the beloved restaurant chain has officially rolled out a meatless protein option on its national menu—the first time it has added a new protein to its menu in […]

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Folk Up Your Skin

Turns out, smelling like Italian food all day is a small price to pay to get rid of that ugly mole that’s been the bane of your existence since the 3rd grade. I should probably warn you up front that this post is completely biased and nowhere near based on scientific evidence. All I know […]

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Pale Produce: Why You Shouldn’t Discriminate Based on Color

Think racial issues are strictly a human problem? Not so, my little homosapien. According to a report in Advances in Nutrition, it’s high time that we stop judging produce based on its color. While you may swoon over those dark leafy greens and vibrant red bell peppers, researchers say that Americans should consider getting more […]

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Nutrition Labels Go Under The Knife

Life is full of frustrations. Still there are few quite as frustrating as inhaling a protein bar and realizing the label lied to you. It said 140 calories. Of this you are almost entirely but maybe definitely sure. But in an act of what can only be described as complete disregard for your expanding waist, […]

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Probiotics and Weight Loss: Love Your Gut

You know them as the “friendly” germs. They live inside your gut and help balance out bacteria levels so you don’t die when you catch a cold. We’re talking about probiotics, of course, and new research suggests that they not only keep your tummy in tip-top shape, but they might also help you lose weight […]

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(Deep) Exfoliate Your Way to Radiant Skin!

Our skin is made up of three layers – the hypodermis, dermis and epidermis. Skin cells are completely regenerated every 28 days, which keeps skin clean and smooth, helps prevent pore clogging and reduces acne breakouts. As we age, the natural sloughing process slows and our skin becomes dull, rough and flaky. When is it […]

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