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SUMMER TO FALL: Is Your Skin Ready?

There are plenty of cruelty-free and vegan cleansers, moisturizers, and serums on the market ready and waiting for you to fall in love with. As the weather gets chillier, here are five cruelty-free and vegan skincare products to add to your beauty routine—and help your skin transition from summer to fall.
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The IMPOSSIBLE BURGER Goes GLOBAL

This is LIVEKINDLY’s roundup of the best entertainment, food, and beauty news in the plant-based world. Filmmaker Kevin Smith and Harley Quinn Smith have a vegan podcast.Jamba launched a Pumpkin Smash spiced smoothie. Starbucks is launching vegan whipped cream with its vegan pumpkin spice latte. Impossible Foods is making a splash in Canada and Hong Kong. And so much more!
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10 Reasons NOT To Go VEGAN

It’s not easy for everyone to switch instantly to buying plant-based foods over their normal shop. So what exactly makes someone decide to go plant-based? And why do others choose to stick with meals they are used to eating? Watch to find out the top 10 reasons you might decide not to embrace a plant-based diet.
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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.
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JADEN SMITH Has A New VEGAN Sneaker

Good news, couch potatoes, you can now get Beyond Meat delivered straight to your door. Stockholm Fashion Week has banned fur and exotic leather from its runways. Actor, musician, and entrepreneur Jaden Smith has expanded his vegan leather sneaker collection. Black-owned vegan ice cream brand kubé makes decadent frozen treats from raw coconut cream and believes social justice is food justice. According to a new study, the global vegan cheese market could reach $2.5 billion by the end of 2020. The UK just proposed legislation that aims to cut down on the sale of commodities that are linked to deforestation in rainforests like the Amazon.
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10 VEGETARIAN TV Characters Who Made DITCHING MEAT Mainstream

Welcome to LIVEKINDLY’s new Top 10 Friday. From eco-warrior Lisa Simpson in “The Simpsons” to the bubbly Phoebe Buffay from “Friends,” there have been a LOT of meat-free characters portrayed on the small screen. Here are TEN vegetarian TV characters who have helped make living a plant-based lifestyle feel a little more familiar to a mass audience.
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THIS Is How MEAT Is Destroying The AMAZON

At 2.124 million square miles, the Amazon is the world’s biggest rainforest. Despite the Amazon’s significance, it is suffering from deforestation. Since 1978, over 289,000 square miles of Amazon rainforest have been destroyed. Before the arrival of Europeans, the Amazon’s indigenous people used the basin for small scale cultivation. Today, cattle ranching is the biggest driver of land destruction in every Amazon country, accounting for 80% of deforestation rates. Let's take a closer look into why the Amazon is being destroyed and what the beef industry has to do with its rapid deforestation.
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BELLA HADID Loves VEGAN NUGGETS

Supermodel Bella Hadid is “freaking the F-out” over vegan chicken nuggets. Amsterdam-based chain Vegan Junk Food Bar is expanding worldwide—and it’s looking for franchisees. Vegan social media star Tiny Chef is getting a brand new series on Nickelodeon. Elephant poaching in Kenya has fallen by 91 percent due to effective wildlife conservation and anti-poaching efforts. Ghana is set to open its first university dedicated to teaching students about climate change and protecting the environment. Beyond Meat tripled its U.S. supermarket sales in the second quarter of 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Abaca, a relative of the banana tree, could replace plastic in millions of single-use gowns and masks around the world. Oat milk addicts are getting a new fix: Dunkin’ has finally launched vegan oat milk lattes nationwide.
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Why These 10 SCHOOLS Are DITCHING MEAT

Here are 10 schools that are ditching meat, to provide students with healthier and more sustainable plant-based options, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the pandemic has been traced back to a wild animal market, many schools believe that the upcoming school year is the perfect time to introduce more plant-based meals to students. As schools offer these new food options they are also supporting the end of animal agriculture, which is a huge contributor to climate change. Let’s take a look at these 10 schools and their sustainable efforts.
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SELENA GOMEZ Launches VEGAN Beauty Brand

Selena Gomez's beauty and skincare brand, Rare Beauty, has announced its line of makeup and skin essentials will be completely vegan and cruelty-free. BMW 5-Series cars sold in the U.S. will now feature a vegan leather interior. The Mexican state of Oaxaca just became the first in the nation to ban the sale of junk food and soda to children. The Black-owned soul food restaurant, Souley Vegan, is expanding to three new locations and two new cities in California. Sporting goods retailer Paragon Sports has announced it will no longer sell Canada Goose parkas and other items that feature animal fur. Singapore destroyed nine tonnes of elephant ivory seized from the illegal wildlife trade. In Namibia, Rhino poaching has fallen 63 percent. Animal welfare charity, Animals Lebanon, is reuniting animals and their owners following the explosion in Beirut.
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10 MORE Vegan Celebs BEFORE and AFTER Going VEGAN

It seems like people have been increasingly embracing a vegan lifestyle recently, especially many celebrities who advocate for a plant-based diet. Lizzo is cooking up a vegan storm on TikTok. Jon Stewart now has a vegan farm animal sanctuary. Natalie Portman’s Instagram feed is a full-on plant-based cooking show. These individuals often notice significant changes since eating more plant-based foods. Watch to discover why these 11 celebrities went vegan and learn more about their experiences.
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VEGAN Wagyu BEEF Fools Master Chef

Refarm’d is helping former dairy farmers produce and deliver vegan oat milk. Popular Swiss chocolatier and confectionery company Lindt is launching its first-ever vegan milk chocolate bars. SeaWorld’s revenue is on the decline. Top Tier Foods’ new vegan Wagyu beef is so realistic, it fooled Japanese-Canadian master chef Hidekazu Tojo. Two in five Brits are reducing the amount of meat and fish they eat in order to help fight the climate crisis. Emmy-nominated vegan actor and comedian Rainn Wilson is hosting a new documentary series on climate change and the environment. San Antonio-based vegan bakery Southern Roots says its sales have doubled amid the Black Lives Matter movement. Veggie Pret is now on TikTok in celebration of its new vegan croissants.
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7 THINGS You May Not Know About ELEPHANTS

Elephants are incredibly fascinating creatures, and we still have so much to learn about them. Our understanding of these gentle giants is constantly evolving. From the way they move, to how they look, to how they interact with humans and other animals, everything about elephants intrigues us. Here are 7 facts about elephants that will make you love them even more than you already do. Watch the video to find out more about these powerful, gentle and intelligent creatures.
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IMPOSSIBLE BURGER Now At WALMART

Vegetarian Bollywood couple Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh are launching a new vegan brand in India called Imagine Meats. Trader Joe’s and Walmart now sell Impossible Burgers. Senator Cory Booker has introduced a bill that would protect factory farm workers “from unpredictable, high-speed catastrophes.” Jabari Brisport, a Democratic Socialist, social justice activist, and vegan, has declared victory in Brooklyn’s 25th Senate District Democratic primary. In an effort to help combat climate change, peri-peri chicken restaurant chain Nando’s says it will add more plant-based offerings to its menu. London’s Enfield Council banned meat as part of its 2020 climate action plan. UK startup Higher Steaks has produced the first-ever cultivated, lab-grown bacon.
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Top 10 DOCUMENTARIES To Make You RETHINK MEAT

Here are ten documentaries that will make you rethink your food choices. For those worried about the state of the planet, "Cowspiracy" may have you second-guessing the meat on your plate. If you’re a fitness or gym enthusiast, "The Game Changers" just might make you reconsider where you get your protein from. “Forks Over Knives” advocates that a low-fat, whole-food, vegan diet may help avoid or reverse chronic diseases. “Dominion” will have you questioning why you consider some animals as pets and others as dinner. "Invisible Vegan" shows how veganism isn’t just about food, but that it’s also an intersectional issue. Watch the video to learn more about these documentaries that will make you rethink eating meat.
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FINLAND Has Lost Its Taste for RED MEAT

Taiwan has banned intentional bycatch fishing of endangered sharks. Camp Lumba Lumba in Indonesia is now the world’s first permanent rehabilitation center for captive dolphins. Simon Cowell was recently reunited with a dog he helped rescue from a dog meat farm. Martha Stewart gives Snoop Dogg advice on growing his own plant-based food. Finns are ditching red meat, along with pork and dairy. Greta Thunberg wins an esteemed prize and announced that she would donate her prize money to climate charities. KFC is developing lab-grown chicken nuggets in Russia from animal cells. Dairy-free, vegan Mars oat milk chocolate milkshakes are now available at Asda.
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Can Your DIET Help You LIVE TO 100? (And What Are BLUE ZONES?)

Could a plant-based diet help you grow old in good health? Around the world, there are communities where people live long lives without high rates of chronic illnesses typical of the west. Many of these people exercise frequently, maintain close social bonds, and eat a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet. In Okinawa, Japan, for example, women live longer than any other women on the planet. For every 100,000 inhabitants, the string of islands has 65 centenarians, which has earned it the nickname “the land of immortals.” Only two percent of the Okinawan diet is made up of meat. There is a similar relation between plant-based foods and longevity across Dan Buettner's Blue Zones, as well as other regions shrouded in legend. Let's take a closer look at plant-based diets and longevity.
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OPRAH Invests In VEGAN COMPANY

This week’s news: Oprah, Natalie Portman, and former CEO of Starbucks invests in vegan oat milk company Oatly. KFC is testing out plant-based fried chicken in Southern California. Colin Kaepernick teams up with Impossible Foods to feed those experiencing food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.Hugh Laurie says how we treat animals will be condemned in 100 years. A new vegan documentary, “They’re Trying to Kill Us,” examines food insecurity in Black communities, as “told through the lens of Hip Hop and urban culture.” A Cambodian tourist town has banned the sale of dog meat. Uniqlo has banned alpaca wool from all of its 2,200 stores. And in South Korea, people are eating less meat.
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7 Things SHARK WEEK Gets Right And Terribly WRONG

Here are 7 things Shark Week gets right and wrong about sharks. Shark Week is an iconic series that has been running on the Discovery Channel for over 30 years. Originally meant as an educational platform, shark experts have openly criticized the series for becoming too sensationalized. Great White Sharks thrash in the waters, camera crews entice them to approach with bait, and a large focus of the series is on shark attacks - an event that is actually pretty uncommon. On the other hand, Shark Week has put sharks in the spotlight, has amplified the need for shark conservation, and has inspired generations of viewers. Let's take a deeper dive into what Shark Week gets right and wrong about sharks.
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ZAC EFRON Tackles The CLIMATE CRISIS

This week's news: Zac Efron tackles the climate crisis in the new Netflix series "Down to Earth." A new environmental documentary “Endgame 2050” reveals how the world will look in three decades if humans don’t change their behavior. New Jersey just became the first state to make climate change education mandatory in school. Denmark passed an ambitious law that makes it illegal to not act on climate change. Sydney, Australia is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Doctors in India are urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recommend a vegan diet amid the coronavirus pandemic. This doctor has saved over a thousand dogs. Roger Federer launched a new, tennis-inspired sneaker with the brand On —and it’s vegan. Los Angeles-based Support + Feed launched a summer campaign to support hungry families.
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PALM OIL is DEVASTATING the RAINFOREST

Why is this plant-based oil devastating the rainforest? You may not know it, but many products you encounter every day can contain palm oil. Packaged snacks like chips and cookies contain palm oil, and household products like lipstick and toothpaste do, too. There is an increased demand on this cheap and versatile oil, and companies cut corners on sustainability to make a profit. There are environmental impacts related to palm oil due to deforestation, as land is cleared for palm plantations. There are also impacts on wildlife - the Bornean orangutan, Sumatran tigers, rhinos, and elephants are some of the species at risk. There are impacts on indigenous communities and activists who try to protect the land. How can we move forward from palm oil? Several countries have implemented bans, though experts warn that another land-intensive oil will simply take its place. Dr. Jane Goodall supports the sustainable production of palm oil, but it has to be done right. Governing bodies such as the RSPO provide sustainability regulations for palm oil production. There are also lab-grown palm oil alternatives that may soon take palm oil's place. What are your thoughts on palm oil?
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JOE ROGAN to JON STEWART: FACTORY FARMING is the WORST

This week: Joe Rogan and Jon Stewart examine factory farming on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Vinnie Jones sported an oat milk mustache as part of a new vegan milk ad. Pope Francis and the Vatican are encouraging Catholics to divest from fossil fuels. KFC restaurants in Hong Kong just got a vegan makeover. Starbucks Singapore launched a vegetarian Rendang Pie, made with Impossible Foods’ vegan meat. Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will race in an all-black car in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. An antenna on the International Space Station is transmitting data that could help protect wild animals. Sephora has banned all fur eyelashes, including mink, in favor of cruelty-free alternatives. Colorado has just become the sixth in the nation to ban cage confinement for egg-laying hens.
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7 WAYS To Help SAVE THE BEES

As summer is in full swing, you may have noticed an increased number of bees around. While bees are crucial for pollination, including the pollination of the crops that we eat, the mighty insects are under threat. Colony Collapse Disorder has become more common. The rampant use of pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides, particularly neonicotinoids, are thought to cause this disorder. Climate change is changing flowering patterns, greatly affecting bee populations. Animal agriculture is a large driver for global warming, affecting bee populations by shifting flowering seasons.
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$100 MILLION For VEGAN Food?!

This week's news: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces a $100 million investment in plant-based protein. Lizzo confirms she is vegan on TikTok while cooking a vegan omelette made from JUST egg. Paul McCartney and his daughters, fashion designer Stella McCartney and photographer Mary McCartney, have signed a draft letter to encourage vegan food at UK schools. Doctors are also urging the US government to ditch dairy. In the U.S., Starbucks launches Impossible vegan sausage sandwiches. In the UK, Papa John's is rumored to be launching spicy vegan pizzas. Colombia’s capital, Bogota, is moving towards a ban on bullfighting. Dutch fur farms that shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak will not reopen, parliament has ruled. Amazon has announced a new $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund. Four major meat producers—Tyson Foods Inc., Cargill Inc., JBS SA, and National Beef Inc.—have been subpoenaed by the U.S Department of Justice on allegations of antitrust violations. Scientists just named a new spider species after teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg. The youth activist inspires kids to recycle.
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DOCTOR Answers GOOGLE QUESTIONS About A VEGAN DIET

Do vegans get enough protein? Is plant-based meat healthier than animal meat? Does a plant-based diet provide adequate nutrients - omega 3s, choline, and iron? Dr. Joel Kahn is here today to answer commonly googled questions about a vegan diet. Dr. Joel Kahn is a Professor of Cardiology, Summa cum Laude grad, Kahn Center for Longevity and GreenSpace & Go, author, “The Plant Based Solution.” www.drjoelkahn.com @drjkahn.
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The 2nd VEGAN MEAT Company to IPO!

This week's news: The Very Good Butchers are the second plant-based meat company to hit the stock market. Beyond Meat is bringing $1.60 vegan burgers to retailers nationwide just in time for cookout season. After developing a thriving plant-based meat brand, the founders of The Vegetarian Butcher are now working on a new business venture: vegan cheese. Scotland has banned the fishing industry from shooting seals. A number of major fashion brands⁠—including H&M Group, Gap Inc, and Esprit —have cut ties with a major alpaca wool producer. Norseland—the dairy giant behind the Applewood Cheese brand—is set to launch a vegan Holiday cheeseboard featuring four flavors. In a new ad for Beyond Meat, Snoop Dogg explained how he first got his family to try the company’s vegan burgers. The American Cancer Society unveiled new guidelines that promote ditching processed meat, and eating more whole, plant-based food. The LIVEKINDLY co. has acquired Swedish plant-based meat company Oumph! The animal rights community is mourning the loss of a beloved activist Regan Russell.
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TOP 10 VEGAN MILKS Better Than DAIRY

The global vegan milk market is expected to surpass $34 billion dollars. There are plenty of plant-based milk options available that are better than cow's milk. Where dairy is harmful to the environment, many types of vegan milk are more eco-friendly. Between almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, even hemp, hazelnut, and pecan - which vegan milk is the best for the planet? Watch the video to find out more!
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WATCH LIZZO Turn Her TIKTOK VEGAN

This week: The president of a labor union says the life of slaughterhouse workers is more valuable than ham sandwiches. A new study reveals a link between climate change and cancer risk. Studies show consuming saturated fat, which is found in a number of animal products like butter, meat, and cheese, is linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
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YOUR LIFE Or HAM Sandwiches?

This week: The president of a labor union says the life of slaughterhouse workers is more valuable than ham sandwiches. A new study reveals a link between climate change and cancer risk. Studies show consuming saturated fat, which is found in a number of animal products like butter, meat, and cheese, is linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
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Support These 13 BLACK VEGAN RESTAURANTS

From the Atlanta-based burger joint Slutty Vegan to Minneapolis’ Trio Plant-Based, there are many Black-owned, vegan restaurants in the U.S. that you can support right now. Boasting mouthwatering menu options like BBQ jackfruit nachos, chic’n and waffles, sweet and spicy cauliflower, and mushroom swiss burgers—you’re definitely going to want to try these delicious vegan eats.
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Vegan Celebs + Allies: BLACK LIVES MATTER

This week's news: Black lives matter. In 2020, this should go without saying. Vegan celebrities and allies are showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and in seeking justice against police brutality.
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Is MEAT POISONING Our Water?

Freshwater makes up a small fraction of the earth’s water. The UN estimates that by 2025, two-thirds of the global population will live in areas affected by water scarcity. Another issue is that it disproportionately affects People of Color, and the situation is expected to get even worse. Only 0.007% of water is available to a population of 6.8 billion people.