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Link Love: Stella McCartney Goes All Out for Animals + Yoga Dates + How to Shop Vintage Like a Pro

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This week’s edition of Link Love shares the latest from Stella McCartney and why it’s really good news for animals, getting your boyfriend to yoga, white foods that are good for you, streaming music’s future and how to shop vintage like a pro.

Stella McCartney commits to becoming “Wildlife Friendly” certified. [via Ecouterre]

Your boyfriend should come with you to yoga, seriously.  [via Well+Good]

There are white foods you really should be eating. [via Eat Drink Better]

This is what the future of streaming music will probably look (and …

3 Big Reasons for Eating Bentonite Clay (Seriously)

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Bentonite clay is food? Yup.

When Shailene Woodley recently revealed that she ingests clay for its supposed health benefits, it was like the whole world turned primal and sought out the ancient practice. But are these health benefits for real? The answer is yes, but of course, that doesn’t mean you should jump the gun and start gnawing on clay pots whenever the opportunity presents itself. Instead, ingest with caution and you may benefit greatly. Here are three major ways your body will thank you.

When you purchase dietary clay, go …

NYC’s Horse Drawn Carriage Cruelty Could be Replaced by ‘Vintage’ Electric Cars

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As Mayor Bill de Blasio works to ban Central Park’s horse drawn carriages, activists have unveiled a model of a vintage antique styled electric car to replace it. It’s called the Horseless ECarriage and it was commissioned by the animal rights group NY Class.

The cars were designed to present the “old world” character of horse drawn carriages sans animal cruelty. The mayor says that the horses are being treated inhumanely. According to NY Class, these 220 horses routinely work 9 hour days on hard pavement, pulling a vehicle that weighs hundreds …

5 National Parks You’ll Want to Visit if You Love Action Movies

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National parks are already vacation worthy, but now you have more reasons to go.

Spice up a vacation itinerary by visiting places you’ve already seen on the silver screen. The films on this list used national parks as backdrops to some unforgettable scenes. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create your own adventure once you get there.

1. “Star Wars: A New Hope” (1977) For some of us there are still only three “Star Wars” films. Part of the reason we cling so heartily to the original trilogy is …

Fashion Revolution Day: A Year After Rana Plaza, Turning Fast Fashion Inside Out

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April 24, 2013 was a horrifying day in fashion history. The catastrophic events of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh have sparked a momentous movement a year later. That day is now known as Fashion Revolution Day.

More than 1,100 garment workers—a third of those who entered the clothing factories that morning in Bangladesh—died in the collapse of the massive eight-story building. Ordered to come to work despite the warnings that cracks found in the building the day before could lead to an imminent collapse, the fashion industry demands flew in …

Earth Day 2014: Low-Impact Sensibility for Your Natural Beauty Routine

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Natural beauty products are better for our body. And on Earth Day 2014, we remember that they are better for our planet, too.

Earth Day, now in its 44th year, invites us to examine how our actions impact the planet. But it is just one day—so what about the other 364 days in the year?

April 22 1990 was the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, and my first. I had just moved to Minneapolis having accepted a position at Aveda a month prior. Little did I know it would be a move to …

Can We Really Trust E-Cigarettes? The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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Are e-cigarettes really as safe as they appear?

While a good chunk of my friends started smoking in high school, I was a late bloomer and didn’t pick up my first cigarette until my mid-twenties. It wasn’t so much the smoking itself I enjoyed, but the ritual of smoking: During this uber-stressful period of my life, there was nothing better than “going out for a smoke” and enjoying five minutes of stillness I wouldn’t have taken for myself otherwise.

After trying to quit what felt like 4,532 times, I finally succeeded …

5 Inspirational Books for 2014

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It’s already close to the middle of 2014 and you’re in need of some mid-year inspiration. Here are 5 inspirational books that will give you the extra nudge you need to boost your mood and your outlook. Enjoy!