Lifestyle

The way we choose to do things – the way we live, the way we act, the way we are! What you do, eat, dress, like, dislike, love, care…

So What is This "Factory Farming"?

The form of agriculture dominating today’s food market is Factory Farming. It distinguishes itself from any past forms of animal-agriculture by its sheer scale. With absolute disregard to sustainability, factory farming is rapidly depleting the world’s freshwater supply, food supply, rainforests, and the nutrients in our topsoil. Not to mention, it is poisoning the air …

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Gelatin Alert!

If candies are chewy, wobbly or elastic, it’s usually because of the presence of partially hydrolyzed protein called collagen. In simple English, gelatin. A friend of mine really loved to eat these colorful, wobbly, chewy and strange-looking candies. She called them different names, according to their shape and color. I was with her once when …

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Extending Compassion

“Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” – Albert Schweitzer What separates us humans from animals is our higher intelligence. And with that higher intelligence comes a higher responsibility of rational thinking and compassion. How a human being exercises that responsibility in relation to his …

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Tips for Buying Shoes

What’s the best walking shoe out there? The one that best fits your foot! Truly, there are many good shoes out there to choose from. But if you don’t fit your foot properly, any one of them could become your walking program’s worst enemy. So how do you fit yourself? Here are some tips:   Always shop …

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Power up with a pedometer

I’m not sure my pedometer is working correctly. My walking route is perfect – up and down lots of steep hills interspersed with areas of near-level terrain – but it is not a route where I can drive my car around to check against my pedometer readings. Although I walk the same route, I get …

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Interview With Monique N. Gilbert

Tell us a little bit about yourself and give our readers an introduction to your unique vegetarian lifestyle. I am a vegetarian, health advocate, animal rights advocate, environmentalist, artist, author, freelance writer, and recipe developer. I love to cook and create wonderful dishes that are healthy, tasty and free of any animal products. I was …

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