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Does Marijuana Make You Thin?

Smoking pot might make you eat more, but despite that, marijuana users are often thinner than folks who don't light up. I'm probably going to catch some flack for this article, because a lot of folks…


16 Gentle Yoga Poses for Cold and Flu Season

Now that fall is here, cold and flu season isn't far behind. Of course, rest is key when you're healing from illness, but some gentle yoga practice can give you a bit of temporary relief, as well. L…


There is a Vegetable Shortage in the U.S.

Walking through most U.S. grocery stores, you might not think there is a shortage of vegetables, but a closer look at the data tells a different story. According to new data from the USDA, we aren'…


New Prosthetic Hand Gives Patients Back Their Sense of Touch

A new prosthetic hand, developed by researchers at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), goes beyond offering patients control. It will allow them to regain some of their sense of tou…


Driscoll’s Organic Strawberries Make a Big Move Forward

Did you know that most organic strawberry plants don't start out organic? That's changing, starting with the country's biggest strawberry producer. There was some good news for organic standards th…


10 Yoga Poses to Boost Your Energy

Feeling a little run down? Try some yoga for energy to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. We think of yoga as being soothing and relaxing, but it can be incredibly energizing, too. Strenu…


Celebrate National Yoga Month with Free Yoga Classes!

Did you know that September is National Yoga Month? Unlike National Taco Day, this is an official holiday with lots of cool events happening in celebration (nothing against tacos, as they also des…


5 Delicious Vegan Sandwich Recipes

Sandwiches are such an easy on-the-go food, whether you're packing lunch for work or school, putting together a picnic basket, or just looking for a quick meal on a busy day. Because they're so often …


Vegan Chef Wins Omnivore Chili Cook-Off

Chef Mama T's vegan chili won a Honolulu chili cook-off against two meat-based chilis. Her secret? She didn't tell the judges that her chili was vegan until after the votes were in. I can tell you …


This 300 Pound Football Player Runs on a Vegan Diet

Eating vegan gets a lot of attention as a way to cleanse or lose weight, and I think that this method for promoting veganism isn't always helpful. It focuses on veganism as a crash diet, rather than a…


about Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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