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August 06, 2012

Shark Myths Quiz: Cold-Blooded Killers?

Shark week sharkIt's shark season, which means Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week is almost here. Before the week of razor teeth and ominous fins begins, take our quiz to see if you know your shark facts from fiction. (Hint: Don't believe everything you saw in Jaws.)  

Shark Myths Quiz:

1.) All sharks are cold-blooded. True or False? 

Answer:

 

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August 02, 2012

DIY: 10 Summer Shorts You Can Make at Home

DIY summer shorts

Need to summerize your wardrobe? Our friends at EcoSalon shared these ten great DIY printed summer shorts you can easily make at home.

Summer time is shorts time. Hot days and warm nights means you won’t have to wear pants for at least another few months. Cute print shorts are all the rage this season, and you can channel that trend without breaking the bank. Just get out some basic tools and make a few of these great summer shorts.

Scarf Print Shorts

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Vegan Smoothies: Sangria

Cool off with sangriaSeasonal fruit practically pours out of each grocery store and farmers' market. Temperatures teeter between pleasantly warm and hideously oppressive. It's summer and there's no better time to embrace smoothies as cooling, nourishing snacks or even as meals. Blend yourself up some vitamins, minerals, and much-needed glucose with these recipes. Feel free to add chlorella, spirulina, or vegan protein powder as desired.

Recipe #4: Sangria

Treat yourself to this fresh fruity cocktail, packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and memory-strengthening polyphenol compounds. Enough with the nutrition talk, you had us at "sangria."

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb red grapes
  • 2 cups fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 cups strawberries

Optional:

To make a more traditional version of this drink, add eco-friendly wine and spirits.

Directions:

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August 01, 2012

Vegan Smoothies: Mango Lassi

Mango LassiSeasonal fruit practically pours out of each grocery store and farmers' market. Temperatures teeter between pleasantly warm and hideously oppressive. It's summer and there's no better time to embrace smoothies as cooling, nourishing snacks or even as meals. Blend yourself up some vitamins, minerals, and much-needed glucose with these recipes. Feel free to add chlorella, spirulina, or vegan protein powder as desired.

Recipe #3: Mango Lassi

Though you'll see this on the menu at Indian and Nepalese restaurants, it's rare to find it in vegan form. Get your mango on with this dairy-free recipe. The spices really set this recipe apart from the rest, so don't skip out on these!

Ingredients:

  • 3 champagne mangos
  • 1 cup coconut yogurt (or flesh from 1 young coconut)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or cardamom
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

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