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5 Books Making the Case for a Plant-Based Diet: The Essential Reading List for Vegans and Vegetarians

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If you are already vegan/vegetarian or simply interested in a plant-based diet, the following reading list is your fireside of truth. Together, these foundational books bolster your arguments for going veg and further your knowledge about why a plant-based diet is so important and effective, not only for your body but also for the world. Cozy up and get reading!

Reading List Fit for Vegans and Vegetarians

Some of these books on the following reading list are strictly diet and recipe based while others are more in tune with the environmental, …

Screw Tradition: Have a Sensible Wedding to Save Cash and Stay Sustainable

Have a sensible wedding and keep your mind... and money.

Ugh. Who says you need to follow specific traditions to have a baller wedding? Not I! And really, any bride with a bit of creativity (and respect for her wallet), will be willing to forgo certain “traditional” wedding aspects to save her peace of mind… and money.

Many modern brides-to-be aren’t buying new wedding dresses (or reception dresses… or honeymoon dresses) and some are even nixing the pre-wedding parties — they’re opting to have a sensible wedding.

If you think you may be on …

3 Fashion Tech Startups to Watch

3 Fashion Tech Startups to Watch

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the era of fashion tech.

It seems that there’s a dedicated startup community to every industry. With wearable technology rapidly permeating popular culture, it’s no surprise that fashion has become an active player in the world of small, emerging businesses. It wasn’t very long ago that the intersection of style and, say, mobile devices seemed revolutionary, like when Michael Kors handbags first appeared with a built-in iPad case: a feature that today seems no more than standard.

It seems fitting that a New York …

Acknowledging Eating Disorders: Ending Excessive Photoshop Jobs Helps, but Isn’t the Answer

Eating disorders are varied and dangerous.

Eating disorders aren’t funny, a fad, a phase, or motivation to lose weight – they are deadly and incredibly hard to treat.

Eating disorder awareness week happens every year from February 22-28; but similar to all “awareness” weeks, months, etc., this illnesses needs to be in the spotlight year-round.

Eating disorders run the gambit. You’re probably more familiar with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, but there is at least a handful (if not more) other types of eating disorders (Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia) affecting men and women, and …

The American Cannabis Industry is Growing

The cannabis industry is growing.

The American cannabis industry is growing… fast. And Ganjapreneur, a website dedicated to helping connect cannabis entrepreneurs, just added a new feature to help these budding business people connect.

Ganjapreneur launched in July 2014 and in the fall of the same year, the site launched its Marijuana Job Feed. The Job Feed was created to highlight the various gigs available in the cannabis industry. Just recently, however, the site added a search feature that allows entrepreneurs in the industry to easily connect with cannabis companies that are hiring.

This …

Helen Mirren Advocates Aging Gracefully in New L’Oreal Ad

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Models are getting older. As in the over 60 set. That’s right, if you have yet to see Helen Mirren in her latest role as the face of L’Oreal you truly are missing out.

While super models of the ’80s are now in their 40s and early 50s, there is a new set of model on the scene. And they are the over 60 set.

The gorgeous Helen Mirren is the new brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris. In a video for the brand, in which she proudly proclaims “our perfect age is …

What to Watch: 5 Reasons #TGIT Is More Than Great TV

What to Watch: 5 Reasons #TGIT Is More Than Great TV

If you don’t know what to watch tonight, you’re doing Thursdays all wrong.

Tonight’s the season finale of “How to Get Away With Murder,” the latest smash hit from ShondaLand, so you’d better have your crash cart handy. While we patiently wait for our night of wine and popcorn to get underway, let’s take a moment to reflect on what makes #TGIT so great—besides the OMG-worthy television shows:

1. The lineup is three hours long. Three hours.

Do you remember the last time you took …

5 Best Things to Happen at New York Fashion Week 2015

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New York Fashion Week has come and gone.

There was a push for more diversity on the runway by the Council of Fashion Designers of America but did it deliver?  Designers and celebrities worked to make the fashion’s takeover of the city mean more than pretty clothes. Tastemakers used their talents to bring awareness to causes that affected everyone on or off the runway.

New York Fashion Week has the reputation for being a shallow, exclusive affair. While it still attracts the elite, the definition of the insider crowd has evolved. …