Articles written by Stacy Blondin

Less Sleep, More Mood Swings
The battle between night owls and early birds rages on. While people who prefer to stay up late may be more focused later in the day, recent evidence suggests...
Puppy Mill Mayhem
More than 400 dogs were rescued on Wednesday from horrifying conditions at a Washington-based puppy mill. Benton County Sheriff, Larry Taylor, led the raid...
Eco-chic Cameron Diaz
Last week she chatted with Jay Leno about her green household habits, and all month long she’ll be wearing vegan shoes and a recycled fire-hose belt on the cover of...
E. coli Prompts Beef Recall
Before you bite into your next burger, you may want to inspect its brand, packaging date, and bacteria count—unless diarrhea, dehydration, or kidney failure sounds appetizing...
Fuel Efficiency on the Rise
Buckle up! Your next vehicle is about to get a whole lot—more efficient? That’s right, by the year 2016, the average American-made car will get 36 miles to the gallon!
Chains to Post Nutrition Info
Are you one of the average Americans who consumes a third of their daily calories outside your home? If so, you’re most likely taking in excess...
Bisphenol Ban
Following in the footsteps of Minnesota and Suffolk County, NY, Chicago became the first city to ban the sale of Bisphenol A (BPA)-ridden baby bottles and sippy cups.
Constructive Daydreaming
Next time your boss finds you daydreaming the day away, you can rest assure him or her that you were actively engaged in a mindful problem-solving technique...
Celebs' Organic Gardens
From DC to LA, organic gardens are cropping up everywhere! Most recently, Nicole Richie was caught with shovel in hand at Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood.
Veggie Pride Parade
You won’t want to miss this one! At 11am tomorrow morning, New York’s finest vegetarians—environmentalists, animal-rights advocates, health nuts...
Ghent Goes Green
We don’t know about you, but here at the VNHQ, we’ve been imagining, dreaming of, and drooling over a hypothetical vegetarian world for quite some time.
Exercise's Mixed Messages
Physical activity has long been touted as a disease-fighting force against everything from osteoporosis, chronic pain, and cancer to macular degeneration, heart disease...
Control Your Cravings
When it comes to food, do you find it challenging to choose health over flavor? If so, you may want to enlist your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex next time you open the fridge.
PBS Takes on Toxic Water
Think your triple-carbon-filtering, reverse osmosis-ing, super-distilling water purifier is doing the job? We hate to break it to you, but, quite frankly, it isn’t.
Amazon's Improved Kindle
Ever wish you could bring all of your favorite veg reads with you wherever you go and get your hands on the most recent releases at the touch of a button? Well, now you can.
Starbucks' Gluten-free Goods
With most of its menu items infamously far from free, Starbucks’ latest baked good is certainly free of one thing: gluten. For about two dollars, customers can now purchase...
EU Bans Seal Products from Trade
Today marks victory for Canadian seals and the ProtectSeals campaign, as The European Union (EU) has finally declared an official ban on trading products...
Veg Diet Dominates Diabetes
Meet diabetes’ newest nemesis—your vegan diet! With more than one in 10 American adults already dealing with the disease, discovering an antidote for diabetes...
Silverstone's New Veg Book
Of all the words we typically use to describe American diets, “kind” is just not one you hear all too often. But that’s about to change, thanks to Alicia Silverstone’s...
US Air Quality Still Low
According to the American Lung Association, most Americans will want to keep their deep yoga breathing to a minimum. In its 10th annual State of the Air report...
Recycling on the Rise
Have you already put aside plastic in favor of glass food containers and reusable shopping bags? Regardless of your personal plastic policy, you’ll be happy to know...
Swine Flu Spreads
So, by now, you’ve probably heard word—and hopefully steered clear—of the swine flu virus that’s infected hundreds and swept the world with fear.
Flea Collars' Hazards
Protecting your family and animal companions from fleas and ticks sounds like a great idea. Upping their risk for cancer and neurological damage, on the other hand...
VegFund Feeds the World
A new organization feeds—and educates—the world with free, vegetarian food.
Sleep Patterns Affect Focus
Are you up with the sun, or do prefer to burn the midnight oil? While most people naturally fall into one of these two general camps, recent research reveals that your sleep cycle...
Tracking Local Produce
There’s nothing quite like biting into a crispy, juicy, fresh-off-the-tree apple. If you live in Northern California, though, you’ll have to wait until early August...
Online Vegan Video Star Joanne Rose
Joanne Rose heaps on the humor in her soon-to-be-released online videos you won’t want to miss.
Zoe&Zac's Eco-chic Footwear
Longing to leave a smaller carbon footprint? Well now you can—literally! Thanks to Zoe&Zac’s innovative line of shoes fashioned rom organic cotton, hemp, and recycled rubber...
US Plans Light Rail
When someone suggests traveling by train, you might conjure images of freight cars, steam engines, and cute red cabooses—but all that’s about to change.
Photo Forecasting
It’s time to dig out the old photo albums—and check out the size of your smile. If you’d like to learn the likelihood you and your loved one will be living happily ever after, that is.
GMO-free Germany
While the US has recently approved Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMO) sugar beets, Europe seems to be exercising a bit more caution.German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner...
Sea Shepherd Saves Lives
If you thought pirates only patrolled the Caribbean, here’s news for you. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, with its unofficial pirate status...
Simpsons' Stamp
We all love getting letters in the mail. But wouldn’t it be even better if the next stamped envelope you received had the face of a famous vegetarian on it?
New York's Sugar Tax
If you’re on par with the rest of America, you probably pack in about a pound of refined sugar every week. While consuming such copious amounts of the sweetener...
Chocolate Boosts Brain Power
If you’re counting calories, chomping on some chocolate might help—boost your cognitive capacity, that is. Cocoa flavanols have already received praise for...
Maple Syrup Supply Low
One crucial condiment may soon be missing from your daily stack of good old-fashioned flapjacks. Industry trends suggest that America’s steady supply of maple syrup...
Expoé Sparks Egg Reform
Last week’s exposé at Quality Egg of Maine was met—for the most part—with surprise, anger, and disgust. But Radlo Foods has perhaps offered the best response yet.
People Look Like Pets
Most people would probably not be thrilled to learn that they look like a dog. But if they live with one, it may very well be true. In a recent study conducted at Bath Spa University...
Eco-friendly Obama
Obama has already taken bold environmental initiatives to protect endangered wilderness, prevent mountaintop mining, and raise the requirement for motor...
MFA Exposes Egg Cruelty
Just in time for Easter, Mercy for Animals (MFA) has uncovered a sad and startling situation behind the barn doors of New England’s biggest egg farm. Inside the factory...
GMO Beets Enter Market
President Obama dislikes beets so much that he vetoed them from the White House garden. But now he—and every other American—has even better reason to push...
Salmonella Strikes Pistachios
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. So far this year, the latter seems to be the case more often than not. Just when we thought we may be nearing the end...
2010 Prius Preview
They say good things come in threes. And the third generation of Prius proves to be no exception. Toyota plans to release the latest version of its man-made masterpiece...
Cardboard Furniture
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Three words one company has made a mainstay of its mission statement—along with its desks, tables, and stairs. Michael Jansen, founder of...
Meat Increases Early Death
If you thought consuming a diet consisting of red meat only upped your odds for clogged arteries, malignant cancers, and mad cow disease, here’s one more health malady...
Eco-Friendly Mansion
Google co-founder Larry Page is about to redefine the word “greenhouse” with plans to build a 6,000 square-foot eco-friendly home on his property in Palo Alto, Calif.
More Bird Species Endangered
Mister Bluebird may not be on your shoulder much longer—so sings The State of the Birds report issued by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, which indicates that one third...
New Food Regulations
Remember the infamous Farm Bill of 2008? Well, your memory may soon be refreshed—in the produce aisle, where you are likely to see a slew of new food labels...
BOCA Reduces Egg in Products
No matter which came first, the chicken or the egg, you can rest assured knowing that neither will make its way into your next bite of BOCA. By 2010 the brand expects...
Newsweek’s New Vegan
News just in! David Noonan, a Senior Editor at Newsweek, has been vegan for more than two months now—and counting! Inspired by Rip Esselstyn’s new book...

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