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9 Effective Uses for Oatmeal that Go Beyond the Cereal Bowl

July 30th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

We all (hopefully!) know by now that oatmeal is good food. It’s loaded with heart healthy fiber and beta glucan, the polysaccharide that has a multitude of benefits to our body. Oats are also a source of omega fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and avenanthramides, antioxidants that promote circulation.But guess what? Oatmeal can do lots of other things. Intrigued? Here are 9 uses for oatmeal that go beyond breakfast


Thoughts on Vegan Masculinity

July 29th, 2014 | by Justin Van Kleeck

I have been a vegan for over 15 years. I have been a man for over 35 years. When I went vegan, I never felt particularly troubled as a man by the decision to stop eating meat and other animal products. I was aware of the caricature of vegetarians in popular culture, which attaches femininity (which is “bad”) to any and all things “veg,” but my process of going vegan was very simple: Could I continue living in a way that did, or even could, cause harm and suffering to other beings


Homemade Salsa with Artichokes and Olives for Meatless Monday

July 28th, 2014 | by The Green Divas

Artichoke hearts and olives produce a delicious briny flavor which comes to life when mixed with the sweet Italian pairing of roma tomatoes and fresh basil. Try this contemporary homemade salsa with baked pita chips or cut up veggies


Strawesome Glass Straws: BPA-Free Sipping with Style

July 25th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Several years ago a Little Shop of Horrors-variety dentist turned what was supposed to be a routine teeth cleaning into a painful years-long affair in which my teeth were incredibly sensitive to cold. Having a glass of ice water or cold green smoothie brought lots of discomfort with it. Rather than living a life of warm smoothies (I believe they call that soup), I started looking into ways around my pain. Enter glass straws


Shucking Corn Without Making a Hairy Mess

July 23rd, 2014 | by Mary Gerush

Ah, corn. Sweet, juicy, fresh, and an utter mess to prep. But shucking corn doesn't have to leave you standing in an explosion of silks. Here's how



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