Favorite Quinoa Salad

The best quinoa salad recipe, made with chickpeas, red bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, parsley and lemon! This healthy quinoa salad is sure to be a hit. (gluten free, vegetarian, vegan)

Introducing my favorite quinoa salad! I’ve published more than a few quinoa salads over the years and I genuinely love all of them, but this recipe is officially my favorite.

This quinoa salad is refreshing, crisp and delicious. It’s made … Read the rest

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Vegan Rigatoni Alla Norma

Vegan Rigatoni Alla Norma | The Full Helping

Last week, I mentioned that I sometimes struggle with the recipes or kitchen processes that are most intuitive. I guess the exception to this would be pasta, which I nearly always make without a firm agenda in mind. Even the pasta recipes that I end up blogging about are … Read the rest

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Companies are turning ocean trash into running shoes and sunglasses

This story was originally published by Oceans Deeply. For important news about plastic pollution, you can sign up to the Oceans Deeply email list.

When oil prices drop, as they have in recent years, recycling profits plummet. In most countries, it’s cheaper to simply make new petroleum-based … Read the rest

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Meet July, the hottest month yet

Our planet has never been warmer than it was last month, according to data released by NASA on Tuesday.

Yes, you’ve heard some version of that story before, and you’re sure to hear it again and again in the coming years, but this time, it’s a bit freaky.

The news … Read the rest

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Death Valley had the hottest month ever measured on Earth

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Weather historian Christopher Burt had been closely tracking the blazing temperatures in Death Valley, California, this summer. The days were hot, but what was especially notable to him was that … Read the rest

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Rock Bottom? How to Start Digging Your Way Out

“I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Not too long ago, I had the worst week of my life.

Let me give you some background. Just over … Read the rest

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Pain Relieving Massage Oil for Menstrual Cramps

Essential Oils for Menstrual Cramps

For many women, including myself, painful menstrual cramps are a monthly reality.

Sometimes the pain just won’t go away no matter what I try. I’ve tried drinking more water, over-the-counter medications, changing my diet, exercising, and still no relief.

Before having children, I could take it easy on the worst

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Mango-Rita Green Smoothie

This refreshing green smoothie recipe features frozen mango and pineapple and fresh orange and lime. You can't taste the spinach, but it's good for you! cookieandkate.com

I’m still giggling about the time I shared a green smoothie on Snapchat and one of my good guy friends told me it completely disgusting. That’s what good friends are for, right? I laughed because I was nine-percent confident that he would have loved it if he had actually tried … Read the rest

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Overcoming Defensive Thinking: If You Try to Avoid Criticism, Read On

“We are used to thinking of thinking as a good thing, as that which makes us human. It can be quite a revelation to discover that so much of our thinking appears to be boring, repetitive, and pointless while keeping us isolated and cut off from the feelings of connection Read the rest

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“This landmark ban will spare generations of animals from cruelty” 🐬💦

Two bottlenose dolphins will soon be free from their concrete tank in the Six Flags Mexico amusement park — never again forced to give “kisses” or perform tricks for shouting crowds.

On Tuesday, the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City passed a transformative bill outlawing dolphins in captivity for purposes of … Read the rest

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