Link Love: Diane von Furstenberg’s Morning Routine + Vegan Cinnabon + Snails are Basically the Cutest Ever

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This week’s Link Love edition is here! Goodies from the anti-fast fashion front, the vegan world of Cinnaholic, and the totally awesome world of snails.

Big ups to Livia Firth for slamming fast fashion. [via Xpose Entertainment]

Another attempt to socially network books has bitten the dust. Maybe readers just want to be alone. [via Salon]

This is how fashionista Diane von Furstenberg starts her day. How about you? [via Well+Good NYC]

Could the future of Cinnabon be vegan? [via Eat Drink Better]

You probably never gave snails that …

17 Reasons We Should All be Riding Bicycles

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Riding bicycles: A life on two-wheels is a life well lived, not only for personal health reasons, but for your community and the environment.

With longer and warmer days, you have no excuse not to get on a bike. Need some inspiration? Here are 17 reasons riding bicycles is oh so good for you.

1. You don’t need a bicycle

Ok, so this one isn’t true for everyone, but if you live in a city with a bike share program than it is.

2. If you do need a bicycle, you get

‘Dead’ Shopping Malls Shuttering Across America

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The 1980s are long gone, and the decade’s most iconic hangouts are disappearing now too: shopping malls.

Turn on practically any teen-infused movie from the 1980s and at least one scene is likely to take place at a bustling shopping mall. The shopping mall was the Facebook of its day: after school or on the weekends, suburban teens flocked to malls to connect with each other. They would play arcade games, eat greasy mall food and browse sale racks, too. Adults flocked to malls too, for shopping, movies and to sit in those …

Elegant Easter Decorations for Your Easter Celebration

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Are you hosting an Easter brunch or dinner this year and want to decorate your home and table, but aren’t really into cutesy bunnies and plastic Easter eggs? Never fear, we have some more grown-up Easter decorations to rescue you.

Easter, while definitely a favorite holiday for kids, is for adults too. And  it is possible to add a bit of luxury, sophistication and class to your Easter table and we are here to help with some ideas and inspiration.

Here are 10 luxe Easter decorations to add a bit of style to …

Paul McCartney Beatle Star Power Not Enough to Save Captive Elephant ‘Writhing in Pain’

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As it turns out, Paul McCartney learned that even being a Beatle doesn’t necessarily mean your fame can help end suffering.

It was only two years ago when Paul McCartney made headlines for taking initiative to defend an animal rights case which seemed to have a happy ending.

When former Beatles member, Sir Paul McCartney, went to India in 2012 he encountered Sunder; a 14-year old performance elephant. Sunder showed definite signs of abuse including physical ailments such as, facial injuries of the ear and eyes, and scars covering it’s massive …

Spring Pea Salad Recipe with Feta and Pistachio

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This apring, all focus is on lighter foods, even around a holiday table. Green peas are a great way to get your vegan protein without loading up on hard-to-digest meat, or even tofu. This pea salad recipe combines peas with a light but delicious vinaigrette as well as some spices, herbs, and cheese. Enjoy!

Now, when it comes to salads, you can go in any direction by substituting in other ingredients that fit your taste preferences. For example, instead of feta cheese, why not use soft goat cheese or cheddar …

11 Ways to Stay Focused and Get Things Done

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How to stay focused, no matter how restless you are, is an important and helpful skill.

When it comes to distractions, I’m like Dug from the movie “Up!”– “Squirrel!” – and thanks to today’s “always on” lifestyle, more often than not my professional and personal lives collide like a train wreck. Mindfulness has become a crucial skill: It helps you stay focused throughout the craziest of days, but it’s like a muscle that needs to be worked out. The more you practice, the better you get.

Here are 11 mind-over-matter …

Giveaway! $240 Worth of Vision Biosperically Correct Skin Care Products to Rejuvenate Your Skin

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One lucky EcoSalon reader will win $240 worth of incredible skin care products from Vision Biospherically Correct products. Want to enter for your chance to win? Read on.

Who doesn’t want to give their skin a healthy, glowing springtime boost? Vision Biosperically Correct Skin Care Products can help, and you could get to try these outstanding, revolutionary products for free. We’re giving away a skin care system from Vision that includes all natural, organic and wild harvested ingredients.

Vision’s skin care system relies on superfoods such as acai, camu …