NYC Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses

New York City, the largest city in the U.S., has passed a bill banning the use of wild animals in circuses. The bill passed 43 to 6 after 11 years of pressure from animal-rights activists.

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8 Yoga Poses for Abs that Anyone Can Do

The core is your body’s powerhouse, so strong abs are so much more than something to strive for in the summer. Powerful abdominal muscles support your everyday movements, improve your posture, and stabilize your lower back.

These poses may not be suitable for everyone depending on your your past injuries. Please listen to your body and back off when it tells you to.
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What the Health is Now on Netflix

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Netflix has just added “the health film that health organizations don’t want you to see,” as described by the filmmakers, Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn. What the Health gives an eye opening account of the relationship between diet and health.

“What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy,” according to the film’s website. “The film follows intrepid filmmaker Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases – and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it.”
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Dairy Drops Suppliers After Years of Surplus

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A Pennsylvania dairy has cut ties with 11 out of 85 of it’s milk suppliers. Galliker’s Dairy had been running on a surplus for years, incurring significant financial losses after being unable to sell all the milk produced by its suppliers.

By eliminating 13 percent of its suppliers, Galliker’s Dairy will now produce 2 million fewer gallons of milk this year. It currently produces 14.5 million gallons.
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Vitamins and Minerals Vegans Need

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Vitamins and minerals are essential for proper body function and development. While there is a lot of focus in the vegan world on macro-nutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins), these micro-nutrients deserve just as much attention.

I’ve compiled a list of some of the vitamins and minerals that vegans need to keep an eye on. It’s important to note that some of the items on this list should be addressed by all people no matter your diet.
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Vegan Preschool Opening in Ohio

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Heärt Montessori, a vegan preschool and kindergarten, is opening next year in Cincinnati, Ohio. The private school will promote self-care, empathy, compassion, and sustainability, while simultaneously focusing on core academics.
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Lady Gaga and Starbucks Unveil Vegan Drinks for a Cause

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Lady Gaga has teamed up with Starbucks to spread a message of kindness with four colorful, vegan drinks. Now through June 19, Starbucks will donate a portion of every purchase from the Cups of Kindness collection to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

“We’re healthier and happier when we live our lives with compassion and our communities are stronger when we treat one another with generosity and respect,” said Lady Gaga. “Born This Way Foundation and I are so excited to partner with Starbucks to help inspire positivity and love through the Cups of Kindness collection.”
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