I love this YouTuber, Earthling Ed . The way he approach people about veganism makes people questioning the way they were thought and their believes by asking following questions. It's very interesting to see the way people think and view things.. What are your thoughts?


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In addition to leather’s unethical side, its environmental effects are less-than stylish.

Originally, animal skin was air- or salt-dried and tanned with vegetable tannins or oil. Today, the tannins used come from a who's-who list of environmental toxins: formaldehyde, cold-tar derivatives, and cyanide-based oils and dyes. Most leather produced in the US is chrome tanned, producing waste that's been linked to cancer. A New York State Department of Health study found that more than half of all testicular cancer victims work in tanneries. Every year in the US, 37.5 million cows raised for meat but also used for their skins are stunned, hung upside down, bled to death and skinned in slaughterhouses. Although the federal Humane Slaughter Act stipulates that cows should be killed "humanely," first being stunned by a mechanical blow to the head to render them unconscious before they're strung up, assembly lines often process 400 cows per hour, resulting in improper stunning.


Unfortunately, the scenario gets worse outside the US, where most of the world's leather comes from. With nonexistent animal-protection laws or laws that go unenforced, India and China conduct heinous practices left unchecked, except by animal-welfare organizations that conduct random investigations. A startling fact is that India, a country known for worshipping its cows, employs brutal practices in its leather industry. On their journey to the slaughterhouse, cows are transported illegally in crammed trucks. Arriving sick and injured, they're often dragged into filthy factories where they're butchered using inhumane practices and often while conscious. It doesn't get any better in China-the world's leading leather exporter. Along with cattle and sheep, an estimated two million cats and dogs in China are killed for their skins each year. Many products made from these skins are sold unlabelled to unwitting American and European consumers.


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I'd like to dedicate this blogpost to a girl that I went to the same University with. We graduated the same time in 2015 (has time passed by that quickly already?!). Her name is Laurea and she lives in Malmö. She writes about, not only about personal every day life but also she started her own pod cast. It's about an issue which is very important in today's society. It's about rape. Sexual offenses - what is classified and what's not. Talking about this matter has been and still is a taboo in our society. But, this is so important and it needs to be talked about without any shaming around it.


Here are three outfits she made from her final collection "Break out" in May 2015.

I like the layout of her blog. Maybe it's because I know her, but the way she lay out her posts and imagery, you can tell this is a graduate fashion designer. She is so talented!

You can find her blog here: http://nouw.com/laurea

I will highlight other bloggers who I find interesting and what I think deserves to be known.
If you have any tips about any bloggers you follow you are more than welcome to make a comment in this post bellow.

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The harmony of being is when we feel the suffering of every creature in our own hearts. Are we not all, Earthlings?

An amazing documentary, narrated by 100 celebrity voices,.UNITY is the newest film by writer/director Shaun Monson (EARTHLINGS) that focuses on why humanity can't get along with each other, the animals, or their environment. This is so important, more than ever in this corrupted world we are living in. This is a documentary worth watching and spread the word to others. Already 5 minutes in, tears were falling down from my eyes.


You can stream the documentary for free here: UNITY DOCUMENTARY

Namaste xx

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A small little nice goodie bag I got for myself the other day - Oils of Life Serum and Oils of Life Day Cream. These oils contains 3 different kinds of seed oils around the world: Black Cumin seed oil from Egypt, Camellia seed oil from China and Rosehip seed oil from Chile. This oil is created to intensely revitalise skin, revive radiance and visibly reduce signs of ageing.


BLACK CUMIN SEED: When ancient Egyptian kings, European queens, religious prophets and modern scientist come together on an issue, it’s probably worth hearing out. Although today we have more access to information than ever before, we still have a lot to learn from history. From Hippocrates and Cleopatra, to King Tut and the civilizations that followed, a strange commonality they shared was the value they placed on a certain herb.

These ingredients of black seed oil (black cumin is one of them) enable it to act as a multipurpose natural remedy for just about anything and everything. Take a look at some of it’s properties: anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, anti-viral, anti-histamine etc. Black seeds come from the Nigella Sativa flower, and are grown worldwide today. It’s origins are from North Africa, Mediterranean/Europe, and Asia, and have since spread far throughout the globe and is regarded as one of the most effective natural remedies

CAMELLIA SEED: The winter-blooming flower was harvested for centuries by women famed for their glowing skin and long, lustrous hair. The geisha adopted their secret, using the oil to remove their iconic stage makeup and nourish their skin.

Camellia oil is one of the most treasured secrets of the geisha. The flower itself symbolizes feminine beauty, while oil from the seeds acts as a feather-light, deeply nourishing moisturizer. Camellia oil, or tsubaki oil, is rich in oleic acid and vitamins A, B, D and E as well as nourishing Omega 3, 6 and 9. The molecular weight of the oil is an almost identical match for skin, allowing it to absorb quickly and thoroughly.

ROSEHIP SEED OIL: Rosehip oil is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes predominately grown in Chile, and is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines. It also helps with eczema and acne scarring. The oil boosts the immune system with its great source of vitamin C and anti-aging. It quickly absorbs into the skin, replenishing moisture and creating a protective barrier on the skin to help prevent dehydration



Some interesting facts about the seeds, which I hope you enjoyed to read. There was a lot of facts that I didn't know myself, which I enjoyed to research about.

What do you think?
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Hygge, is a word which seems to be trending in year 2017!
So, what's Hygge? Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming or special. I LOVE hygge! I think it's a very Swedish thing to do as well (called "Mysa" in Swedish). We need a little bit extra hygge in our lives, so why not take part in this 7-day challenge?

7-day HYGGE Challange

MONDAY: Plan a night out without any screens (Switch those Phones off!) Get out the board games or curl up with a book. Add music and wine or hot chocolate.

TUESDAY: Treat yourself to some new candles, nothing like the low flicker of candles everywhere to create that warm cozy feeling.

WEDNESDAY: Create something. You could bake a cake, colour a picture, knit, write a letter, start a bullet journal.

THURSDAY: Buy yourself some flowers, bringing a bit of nature inside!

FRIDAY: Hold a film night with family or friends. Add blankets and popcorn.

SATURDAY: Take a long walk wrapped in scarves and gloves, find a park, a seafront or get out into the countryside to enjoy some nature. Add friends, family or some music in the headphones! :)

SUNDAY: Award yourself with a Pajama day, eat breakfast in bed, make no plans to do anything apart from cozy up and read, watch box sets, light those candles, enjoy your flowers and relax.


What do you think about this idea? Please, let me know! 😘
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There is no need to go through an animal to get the protein that you need, as all of it can be found in the plant kingdom!
I hear it far too often "You need to eat meat in order to get protein". As you can see from this chart, you are absolutely fine being vegan. Same thing goes with "You need to drink cow's milk to get calcium". nope :)


CALCIUM

FACTS: Almost all of the calcium in the body is in the bones. There is a tiny amount in the bloodstream, which is responsible for important functions such as muscle contraction, maintenance of the heartbeat, and transmission of nerve impulses. We regularly lose calcium from our bloodstream through urine, sweat, and feces. It is renewed with calcium from bone or from the diet.

why you should avoid drinking milk (from animals): because it contains saturated fat, cholesterol, allergenic proteins, lactose sugar, and frequent traces of contamination. Milk is also linked to type 1 (juvenile-onset) diabetes and other serious conditions. Happily, there are many other good sources of calcium that can be found in a plant-based diet.

Where you can find calcium from the plant kingdom: Broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, collards, kale, sweet potato, black turtle beans, chick peas, kidney beans, lentils, pinto beans, soybeans, soymilk, tofu, white beans, corn tortilla, rice milk, wheat bread, whole wheat flour, dried figs and raisins.

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There is so much beauty in this world. it's so easy to focus on the negative regarding everything you hear through media. But don't forget there is some beautiful things out there as well xx

#nouw30daychallenge, day 26

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THE OFFICE


  1. Refuse, and therefore help stop the madness of the free-pen / free-pencil give-aways.
  2. Use refillable pens, piston fountain pens, mechanical pencils, refillable white board markers.
  3. Start your personal junk mail war, cancel your phone directories, and sign up for electronic bills and statements.
  4. Reuse single-side printed paper for printing or making notepads held by a metal clip, reuse junk mail response envelopes and when buying new paper, choose recycled and packaged in paper.
  5. Ditch the trash can, strive to use your compost and recycling bins exclusively.
  6. Use, Reuse and Request recyclable paper packing material when shipping (incl. paper tape), print postage and addresses directly on your envelopes, use surface mail, use a return address stamp instead of stickers.
  7. Reuse paper clips (available in bulk) instead of staples, or a staple-free stapler.
  8. Use your library to read business magazines and books, sell your books or donate them to your library for other people to enjoy.
  9. Use memory sticks and external drives instead of CD’s.
  10. YOU CAN ALSO… use a power strip on your equipment, refill your printer cartridges, make paper with double-side printed paper, take packing material that you receive to your local shipping center for reuse…

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