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Jessica writes about health, beauty, food, and sustainable living.

These Vegan Business Owners Are All Kids

These Vegan Business Owners Are All Kids

Ready to feel very unimpressive? These 13 entrepreneurs are the brains behind vegan businesses — and they’re all under age 18. From nail polish and glitter to hot sauce and lollipops, these kid vegans...
The 10 Best Vegan Food Trucks In the U.S.

The 10 Best Vegan Food Trucks In the U.S.

Food trucks have grown extremely popular over the past two decades for their convenience, fast-casual dining, and, let’s be honest, great Instagram pics. You can pretty much find any cuisine you’d like to eat...

Upcycling Is Not Just a Fashion ‘Trend.’ 10 Brands to Know

Shopping sustainable fashion has a vocabulary all of its own. Upcycle fashion, or upcycling, may be one of the less familiar terms — and a little confusing, too. How is upcycling different from recycling?...

9 Zero-Waste Bathroom Ideas

When you’re trying to live in a sustainable home, no room is too small to have an impact — and with the right ideas, a zero-waste bathroom is possible. The term “zero-waste” is broadly defined,...

The Complete Guide to Cruelty-Free Beauty

When it comes to cruelty-free and vegan beauty and skincare brands, there’s a number of options out there. Vegan makeup alone has had a surge in popularity lately. But when shopping for a kinder...
Every Plant Milk on the Planet, Ranked

Every Plant Milk on the Planet, Ranked

There’s never been a better time to step away from dairy and embrace plant-based milk, aka “the future of milk.” The options for plant milk are abundant, with an option that caters to every...
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The BEST: CRUELTY-FREE Celebrity Beauty Brands

These days it seems that just about every pop star, actor, and influencer has their own beauty or skincare line. From Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez to Kesha Rose Beauty by Kesha, many of these new brands are either vegan, cruelty-free – or both! Here are our top vegan or cruelty-free celebrity beauty and skincare brands to try.
Everything You Need to Know About Sustainable Underwear

Everything You Need to Know About Sustainable Underwear

Looking to make more sustainable choices in your life? You might eat more plant-based foods, curtail travel that requires fossil fuels, and purchase clothing that is sustainably made. And one more area where you...

A Guide to Vegan, Cruelty-Free Celebrity Beauty and Skin Care Brands

Every day it can seem like another celebrity comes out with a beauty and skin care brand. But with so many vegan and cruelty-free products being introduced by your favorite pop stars, actors, and...
10 Restaurants Built by Women, Powered by Plants

These 10 Restaurants are Built by Women, Powered by Plants

The vegan restaurant world is filled with smart, strong entrepreneurial women. Some have been in the restaurant business all their lives; for others, a vegan eatery is a second or third career. Some came...
Is Paper Packaging More Sustainable Than Plastic?

Is Paper Packaging More Sustainable Than Plastic?

It's the Sophie's choice that has plagued shoppers for decades: “Paper or plastic?” You hear this question every time you check out at the grocery store (if you haven’t brought your own reusable or...
This Vegan Ice Cream Brand Shows Why Social Justice IS Food Justice

This Vegan Ice Cream Brand Shows Why Social Justice IS Food Justice

In December 2009, married couple Kai Nortey and Nee-Neuh Nortey went on a trip to Ghana that changed their lives: It inspired them to start kubé, a vegan, raw coconut cream-based ice cream business. “We...

Every Plant-Based Cookbook You Need

If you love to cook, there is nothing more satisfying than paging through a cookbook and dog-earing the recipes you want to make. And with so many plant-based cookbooks available today, there is no...

Where Do Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Stand on Sustainability?

Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence made headlines when talking about the meat industry. While speaking to a Trump campaign rally comprised of farmers and ranchers, Pence brought up past statements from Democratic...
10 Latinx Chefs You Need to Know

10 Latinx Chefs You Need to Know

Most people associate Latinx food with meat and dairy, like chicken tamales, pork posole, barbacoa, and fish tacos. But today, so many meat-based Latinx dishes can be made with jackfruit or alternative meats—and a...
No, a Plant-Based Diet Doesn't Lower Testosterone

No, a Plant-Based Diet Doesn’t Lower Testosterone

Men who eat a plant-based diet have similar testosterone levels as meat-eaters, according to a new study. The study, published this May in the World Journal of Urology, examined data about the serum testosterone (testosterone...