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Your story and the media - every day is April Fool's Day

Jess Parsons | March 31, 14 at 05:14 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: activist, athletic performance vegan, disease prevention, exercise, health, media, vegan

You are a committed person with a serious cause that could change the world. You have a strong worldwide group supporting you. You're in a small minority compared to the mainstream, but you're OK with that, because you have...

The Moneyless (Vegan) Man - Review

Jess Parsons | March 4, 14 at 11:25 AM | Green

Read More: activism, compost, consumer, free, garden, health, home, money, recycling, reusing, vegan, waste, water

You may already have heard of vegan Mark Boyle, the former businessman who vowed publicly to live totally without money for an entire year. With my interests, this was a book I had to grab from the Librarian Recommended...

Why we plant grass, kill dandelions and buy kale

Jess Parsons | January 22, 14 at 05:11 PM | Green

Read More: dandelion greens, edible, gardening, grass, greens, health, Home, kale, nutrition, organic greens, weed vegetables, weeds

I return from our summer travels to a garden invaded by tough shoots of invasive grass as the surrounding lawn tries to take over. I walk down a street with sweeping square metres of berms planted with grass. Many animals...

GMOs - what's the difference?

Jess Parsons | October 11, 13 at 02:51 AM | Food

Read More: GMOs, labelling, marketing, media, money, public, safety, science, testing

Who you are changes what you hear....  Enjoy this simple cartoon on the two faces of the GMO message.   GMO Myths and Truths (120 page evidence-based report)  10 Myths that GMO companies want you to believe 5 GMO Myths...

Chicken - it's the new veal

Jess Parsons | September 25, 13 at 01:14 AM | Animals

Read More: Animal suffering, antibiotics, chickens, egg laying hens, growth hormone, media, natural, veal

Thanks to animal activists, most of us know about the extreme industrial cruelty involved in turning calves into veal, or force-feeding geese and ducks to give them fatty livers for foie gras. Also recently highlighted - the cruelty of...

In a vegan tomorrow, would vegans be happy?

Jess Parsons | August 30, 13 at 03:07 AM | Animals

Read More: activist, Animal suffering, burnout, carnivores, companion animals, cow's milk, fur, junk food, vegan

(Hmmm. Fireworks aren't vegan.) Imagine it! Tomorrow - no animal farms torturing animals for profit. No enslaved mother cows and orphaned baby calves. No more animals being skinned alive for their fur. No more male chicks being ground up...

10 Skills to Avoid Going Crazy as an Internet Admin...I mean Parent. Whatever.

Jess Parsons | July 30, 13 at 05:42 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: children, debate, facebook, internet, peace, power

The legal age for a Facebook account is 13, but some days you wouldn't know it. Some days, anonymity, distance, and free access to a keyboard make a few people forget the manners their parents taught them. Sometimes, even reposting...

Fit Quickies - who wants to get fit fast?

Jess Parsons | June 27, 13 at 12:20 PM | Health

Read More: Dr Campbell, exercise, Fit Quickies, Lani Muelrath, nutrition education, vegan

Lani Muelrath, I was so pleased to get my copy of Fit Quickies! (Lani and I both did Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate of Plant-Based Nutrition... Introducing Lani and the Fit Quickies  The first two chapters cover the book's promises...

Vegan Chocolate Crumb Brownies and 3 more frugal bread crust recipes

Jess Parsons | June 23, 13 at 02:14 PM | Food

Read More: bread, frugal, holiday, kids, vegan, vegan Christmas, vegan recipe

 I love to transform leftover food so it is appealing and doesn't go to waste.  My family eats lots of bread, but not the ends. (Good luck with this trick to get rid of them. Let me know whether...

Good vs Evil: Join the Activist Fan Club

Jess Parsons | June 14, 13 at 04:17 PM | Celebrities

Read More: activist, animal abuse, chickens, factory farms, legislation, media, police, politicians, public

As my children get older, I have the perfect excuse to enjoy epic children's adventures - again, for Narnia or The Lord of the Rings or Star Wars - for the first time, with Harry Potter. In real life,...

Normal Vegans: Are You For Real?

Jess Parsons | May 20, 13 at 06:13 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: book, children, entertainment, healthy eating big picture, image, media, tradition, vegan dining

Voracious readers and voracious vegans, we have a real problem. Most books aren't written by vegans. So most stories will, without any warning, launch into lingering descriptions of animal-based meals. Food in Fiction Revisiting childhood favourites like the Narnia...

Ethics vs Health: Crossing the Great Vegan Divide

Jess Parsons | March 26, 13 at 03:16 PM | Animals, Health

Read More: activist, Animal suffering, ethics, healthy cooking, healthy eating big picture, unity, vegan, vegan recipes

Photo from Farm Sanctuary I just got my hands on a copy of The Vegan Sourcebook. It certainly earns its nickname of “The Vegan Bible” – it has a wealth of valuable information, recommendations, and history, and more than...

I'm still vegan - Cravings, Health, and Satisfaction

Jess Parsons | March 6, 13 at 02:34 PM | Health

Read More: animal abuse, Dr John Mcdougall, ethics, fast food, healthy eating big picture, juices, media, outreach, raw, vegan, weight control, weight gain

Oh dear. Another high-profile vegan goes public with her vegan failure.  Alex Jamieson is most famous as Morgan Spurlock's vegan girlfriend and inspiration in the iconic movie, Supersize Me. Ravings on Cravings I've heard plenty of much less famous...

Beauty is skin deep? 10 reasons for no makeup

Jess Parsons | February 28, 13 at 04:16 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: animal abuse, cosmetics, family, frugal, health, kids, Lani Muelrath, makeup, making money, media, vegan

This post is inspired by the popular Pinterest site, Don't Compare Yourself to Celebrities. "To sell beauty products, advertisers must constantly convince you to fix, update, or conceal something about your natural look. This sends the message that the...

Fat Vegans 101 - from the inside out

Jess Parsons | January 29, 13 at 12:18 PM | Health

Read More: Dr Campbell, Dr McDougall, Dr Popper, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Neal Barnard, fat vegans, plant based nutrition, weight-loss

Fat vegans - we know who we are. Dr Mcdougall has a whole chapter in his latest book, The Starch Solution, called simply, Fat Vegans. Ouch - not popular. I didn't like it either. I could debate his points,...

Life Hack - don't read the comments

Jess Parsons | January 24, 13 at 01:21 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: activist, computers, debate, internet, media, reading, research, time suck

You can find anything on the internet these days. You don't have enough time to read all the expertly researched articles in your favourite hot and controversial topic. You probably go short of sleep and family time in the...

Is soy milk weird? You decide...

Jess Parsons | January 19, 13 at 01:28 PM | Food

Read More: coffee, dairy, marketing, soy milk

A big barrier to veganism? People think really critically about new ideas, and not at all about their old habits.  ...

Gun nut goes nuts...

Jess Parsons | January 9, 13 at 01:49 AM | Lifestyle

Read More: activist, guns, media, violence

 So here's the video everyone loves to hate today... Piers Morgan interviews gun advocate and radio host Alex Jones. OK, so the guy lacks personal skills. (I mean the gun nut, not specifically Piers Morgan.) And I do not...

Holiday Togetherness Tips - with a difference

Jess Parsons | December 13, 12 at 03:27 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: activist, children, debate, family, holiday, peace, vegan, vegan Christmas

  It's the time of year for families to get together - like it or not. Usually I hang around with a bunch of people who share my interests and values. It's comfy. Family holiday gatherings are a lot more...

Weeding and Eating

Jess Parsons | November 22, 12 at 05:24 PM | Food

Read More: free, frugal, fruits, green smoothie, greens, mint, weeds

"You have some lovely dandelions," said my mother. "Yes," I thought, "the yard is full of them." "So, do you mind if I pick some for lunch?""Ummm, sure..." Have all the weeds you want. Weirdo. But Mom would be proud...