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Lindsay Lohan: That Happened


ColumnWhy we really care whether or not Lindsay Lohan is sober.

It’s easy to say we care about Lindsay Lohan and her sobriety because we hate to see the cutie from “The Parent Trap” movie remake struggling. We say we care because she was so loveable in “Mean Girls.” A few of us may even admit to being drawn to the train wreck that appears to be her life.

Watching the Oprah reality show “Lindsay“(sorry, but it’s a reality show; respect to Lady O and its award-winning director for trying …

Because It’s the Best Song Ever: Why ‘Happy’ Makes Pharrell (and Probably You) Cry [Video]

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Okay, so he is on Oprah. And it’s basically her job to make people cry, but Pharrell Williams has another reason for gushing. His song “Happy” has changed the world in an unbelievably beautiful way. Just watch the clip already!

Can’t get enough “Happy”? Check out this infectious mashup featuring some of Fela Kuti’s Afro-beat horns. So, so good.

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


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


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


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 …

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 …

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 …

Gross: KFC Lures Fast Food-Crazed Teens with Fried Chicken Corsages for Prom



I just threw up a little at the news that KFC has released a drumstick corsage just in time for prom season.

Yeah, you read right: It’s a corsage with a hunk of dead, fried chicken in the middle of soft, fragrant flowers.

I’m assuming it’s a marketing ploy to get exactly this type of attention. Healthy food-loving writers like me will tell you how utterly offensive this is. So, of course, rebellious teens will find …