Why I Went Vegan

Why Every Vegan Needs to Make an Ethical Connection

Why Every Vegan Needs to Make an Ethical Connection

Going vegan, for whatever reason, is a life-changing decision that you should be very proud of. But for those of us (myself included) who went vegan for our health or because it's trendy, we still have work to do in order to get the most out this lifestyle. It is absolutely imperative to make the … Continue reading Why Every Vegan Needs to Make an Ethical Connection

How to Beat the Struggle of Bloating as a New Vegan

Bloating is one of those things that unexpectedly pops up out of nowhere for many new vegans. But why? Isn't the vegan diet supposed to be healthier and better for your body and digestion? Yet so many of us are surprised when we look down and see our ballooned up stomachs after we eat. Bloating … Continue reading How to Beat the Struggle of Bloating as a New Vegan

DIY Vegan Lip Scrub

2-Ingredient DIY Vegan Lip Scrub

The cold winter months bring lots of wonderful things like snow, scarves and hot chocolate. But they also bring dry, chapped lips. I usually find myself applying copious amounts of chapstick, which only temporarily alleviates the burning. This year I thought I'd try something new. This super easy vegan lip scrub not only moisturizes my … Continue reading 2-Ingredient DIY Vegan Lip Scrub

Stay Healthy During the Holidays

6 Foolproof Ways to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Everyone’s definition of health is different. But if there’s one thing almost everyone can agree on it's that the holiday season is usually a time of splurging and eating foods we normally wouldn’t...and in surprising quantities. For many it can also be a stressful time with endless shopping lists, cooking huge feasts, and keeping track … Continue reading 6 Foolproof Ways to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Research on Chimps

Biomedical Research on Chimpanzees Comes to an End in the U.S.

The New York Times recently ran a story documenting the end of “the era of biomedical research on chimpanzees in the United States.” The story follows Bo, the dominant male chimp, and five others as they left New Iberia Research Center in Lafayette, La., where they had been used for research, and arrived at Project Chimps, … Continue reading Biomedical Research on Chimpanzees Comes to an End in the U.S.

Vegan Gift Ideas

15 Vegan Gift Ideas Your Friends Will Actually Love

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.  It's gift giving season! This is such a happy time of year when we get to share joy with other people. To get someone the perfect gift takes a lot … Continue reading 15 Vegan Gift Ideas Your Friends Will Actually Love

Plant-Based Alternatives Edging Out Dairy Milk

Plant-Based Alternatives Edging Out Dairy Milk

Plant-based milk consumption has increased by triple digits from 2000 to 2016, according to a new report by market research firm Packaged Facts. The same time period saw overall consumption of dairy and non-dairy milk beverages decrease by about 22%. With 40% of the market share, plant-based milk is the top profit driver within the … Continue reading Plant-Based Alternatives Edging Out Dairy Milk

7 Tips for Vegans to be the Perfect Holiday Dinner Guest

7 Tips for Vegans to be the Perfect Holiday Dinner Guest

Holiday meals can be a tricky time for vegans. You're gathered with family who has only known you as a meat eater and now you have this whole new lifestyle that they may not understand. Or you may be dining with a group of new faces who you know nothing about, and who know nothing … Continue reading 7 Tips for Vegans to be the Perfect Holiday Dinner Guest

What to Expect When You Go Vegan

What to Expect When You Go Vegan: Part 2

Welcome back for the second half of this series where you'll learn all about what you might expect as a new vegan. We covered a lot of ground last week from faster digestion to feeling emotionally uplifted. You can refresh your memory here! This week we're getting into the nitty gritty of knowing that other … Continue reading What to Expect When You Go Vegan: Part 2