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Gay Pride in Africa

TweetUgandans took part in the 3rd annual gay pride parade on August 9th, 2014 after the invalidation of anti-gay laws. [...]

Ugandans took part in the 3rd annual gay pride parade on August 9th, 2014 after the invalidation of anti-gay laws. I don’t normally get very political, but some times things happen around the world that require a mention. If you are an upwardly mobile chick living in the US, chances are you have at least one gay friend, if not a bunch of them (and probably one or two ex-boyfriends #amiright?). In the ... More...


By • Aug 15th, 2014 • Category: Cities, FOOD AND TRAVEL


8 Foods to Reduce Swelling and Edema

TweetGet rid of swelling by eating the foods listed below… There are many things that can cause swelling in the [...]

Get rid of swelling by eating the foods listed below… There are many things that can cause swelling in the body–or edemas, as doctors say. Most common in the ankles, edema can often be the result of a medical condition that causes one of your body parts to fail. If your liver, heart, or kidneys aren’t working properly, you may find your ankles and other body parts swell up. Thankfully, ther... More...


By • Aug 14th, 2014 • Category: Adult Health, Food, Mom Health



Top 10 Hikes Around the World

TweetIf you’re looking for an adventurous trip, consider trekking these top 10 hikes around the world: Torres del Paine, Chile This [...]

TweetIf you’re looking for an adventurous trip, consider trekking these top 10 hikes around the world: Torres del Paine, Chile This national park in Chile offers all sorts of eye candy: mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers. [via]


By • Aug 13th, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


Yum Alert: Gluten Free Blueberry Coffee Cake

TweetI don’t know which makes this coffee cake recipe more epic: the combination of blueberry and coffee or the fact [...]

I don’t know which makes this coffee cake recipe more epic: the combination of blueberry and coffee or the fact that it’s gluten free and uses only the healthiest ingredients…I’ll let you decide. Image and recipe via Simple Roots Wellness. Ingredients: Serves 8 Cake: ¼ cup honey ¼ cup butter or coconut oil (Paleo option), melted 4 eggs ½ cup almond milk ¾ cup almond flou... More...


By • Aug 13th, 2014 • Category: Food, Recipes


Hotel Week is Launching in Los Angeles

TweetHotel Week Los Angeles is launching following the success of their New York version. Hotel Week LA will offer week-long [...]

Hotel Week Los Angeles is launching following the success of their New York version. Hotel Week LA will offer week-long discounts at celebrated LA and NYC hotels, many of which charge usual rates upwards of $500 per night. Guests can book rooms to stay at participating hotels for $100, $200 or $300 per night. READ MORE: Most Disgusting Rivers in the World The incredible savings provides travelers Ange... More...


By • Aug 12th, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Hotels


Yum Alert: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito Bowls with Spicy Cumin Drizzle

TweetThese burrito bowls make for the ultimate comfort food — and only contain feel-good ingredients. They’re gluten free and vegan, [...]

These burrito bowls make for the ultimate comfort food — and only contain feel-good ingredients. They’re gluten free and vegan, too, if you’re into that. Image and recipe via The First Mess. Ingredients: Serves 4 spicy cumin garlic drizzle: 1 small jalapeño, seeded 1 clove of garlic, peeled 2 1/2 tsp ground cumin juice of 2 limes + a little bit of zest 1 tbsp agave nectar/other liqu... More...


By • Aug 12th, 2014 • Category: Food, Recipes


Yum Alert: Chocolate Cherry Cups

TweetThis 2-ingredient chocolate cherry cup recipe couldn’t be more simple or delicious! Image and recipe via Chocolate and Carrots. Ingredients: [...]

This 2-ingredient chocolate cherry cup recipe couldn’t be more simple or delicious! Image and recipe via Chocolate and Carrots. Ingredients: Makes 15 mini cherry cups 1 cup dried cherries (optional) warm water or cherry juice 10 ounce bag good quality dark chocolate For instructions, go here. Related PostsYum Alert: Apple Pie Cocktail with Cinnamon Meringue Yum Alert: White Chocolate Caramel Popc... More...


By • Aug 11th, 2014 • Category: Food, Recipes


Five of the World’s Most Disgusting Rivers

TweetThis short list of the world’s grossest rivers should help you decide when and where to take a swim. When [...]

This short list of the world’s grossest rivers should help you decide when and where to take a swim. When you live in New York and somebody mentions the world’s grossest rivers, chances are the Hudson River immediately springs to mind. The truth is, while the Hudson is no mountain-fed spring, it is also nowhere near as polluted as many of the rivers in other countries, who have less stringent guid... More...


By • Aug 10th, 2014 • Category: Cities, FOOD AND TRAVEL


Yum Alert: Kimchi Avocado Roll with Spicy Dipping Sauce

TweetThis kimchi avocado roll was love at first sight. Combining sweet and spicy flavors, this Korean-inspired, vegan sushi recipe is [...]

This kimchi avocado roll was love at first sight. Combining sweet and spicy flavors, this Korean-inspired, vegan sushi recipe is both, satisfying and beneficial to your health; kimchi, which is fermented cabbage, supports your gut and digestion! Image and recipe via Chow Divine. Ingredients: Serves 2 2 nori sheets/dried laver (“gim” in Korean) Gimbap Rice: 2 1/2 – 3 cups steamed rice 2 tsp ... More...


By • Aug 10th, 2014 • Category: Food, Recipes


Yum Alert: Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

TweetI love Saturday mornings — and Saturday morning breakfasts. This apple pie baked oatmeal feels all the decadent for a [...]

I love Saturday mornings — and Saturday morning breakfasts. This apple pie baked oatmeal feels all the decadent for a weekend indulgence, yet is made from healthy, wholesome ingredients and suitable for those following a gluten-free and/or vegan diet. Image and recipe via One Ingredient Chef. Ingredients: Makes 2 servings 1 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup non-dairy milk 1 cup water (approx.) 1/4 cup ... More...


By • Aug 9th, 2014 • Category: Food, Recipes