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According to The Vegetarian Times, about 7.3 million Americans are vegetarians. Why so many? There are a ton of reasons to go vegetarian, and not all of them are purely ethical. Here are a few hard facts about how vegetarianism can be good for our bodies – and for Mother Earth!

  • 75 percent of our topsoil has been depleted primarily due to growing animals to feed people.
  • It takes over 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef versus the 49 gallons it takes to produce a pound of apples.

Food for thought? (Source: Huffington Post/Catskill Animal Sanctuary)

Details: tammystokeslifestyle.com 

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Bubble tea may have been created in Taiwan, but has become an international sensation. London-based Bubbleology is bringing its popular authentic bubble tea across the pond. Flagship cafés are set to open at Lenox Square and the Mall of Georgia later this month.  The cafés will offer 12 milks teas and 10 fruit teas that can be combined to create your own one of a kind concoction crafted by specially trained “bubbleologist.”

Details: bubbleologusa.com 

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A new way to remove hair? Tell us more, Judy van Heiningen, owner of Facelogic Spa. Nufree, a treatment developed over 25 years ago to help plastic surgeons remove hair from a patient prior to surgery. Here are just a few reasons why Nufree is a different and effective hair removal treatment:

• Nufree is NOT A WAX and never sticks to the skin.

• Nufree is self-preserving antibacterial/ antimicrobial so its safe, clean and germ free.

• Nufree is completely BOTANICAL and safe for the entire body.

• Nufree is scientifically tested and uses no animal products

Details: Facelogic Spa.com 

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dtox black magicWhat can a little black magic do for you? The healing benefits of The Black Magic Juice can range from beautiful, clear skin to better digestion. D-tox owner Shannon Slinger advises, “If you don’t have time for a D-tox Box or a 7 day Liver Cleanse and need a serious detox, Black Magic is your juice.”

The Black Magic juice at Dtox includes activated charcoal, bentonite clay, alkaline water, lemon and maple syrup. The clay also has a magnetic pull to toxins like heavy metals, impurities and chemicals and helps move them out of the body.

Details: Dtoxjuice.com. Available at 3 locations: Dtox Buckhead: 3210 Roswell Rd, Dtox Flywheel: 102 West Paces Ferry Rd, Dtox Piedmont Park: 1531 Piedmont Ave

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Travel-inspired, elegantly patterned (and named after a children’s tale starring a magical rabbit) the Roberta Roller Rabbit brand carries textiles of all kinds. Everything from duvet covers, to tunics, gifts, and accessories all with whimsical patterns and bright colors. Owner Roberta Freymann handpicks and works with designers all over the world to create the brand’s custom pieces. The brand will soon open an Atlanta flagship store (with a unique theme that reflects the store’s architecture) in the Westside Provisions District location.

Details: 1198 Howell Mill Road, Building B, Suite 400, robertarollerrabbit.com

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There’s a new yoga studio on the scene. Westside Yoga offers classes that will leave everyone from experienced yogis to total beginners feeling empowered, energized, strong and balanced. On Wednesday nights, they feature a Community Yoga class, where every donation received goes towards the studio’s mission to build a well to provide clean drinking water to a community in need, through their partner Charity Water. 

Details: 1891 Howell Mill Road, Ste. Atlanta, GA, westsideyoga.net

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The perks of the living in a big city are endless, especially when it comes to the latest launches. Transportation company and rideshare app Uber, which redefined taxi service in the 21st century, is now redefining the meaning of food delivery with UberEATS. UberEATS is simple. Open the app, enter the location delivery, browse featured dishes from the best local restaurants nearby, then follow the meal on its way to you, all with the apps signature quick cash-free system.

Details: ubereats.com

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Fitness expert Madison James shares her healthy lifestyle on the go pick of the month.

Hey ladies! Who’s a fan of burning calories, while going about your everyday life? I know I’m a fan! My go to secret is…my weight vest.  I often get emails and inquires about my what I’m wearing on social media. I love to put on my weight vest to while training, walking the dogs, even running errands on the weekend. Adding the weight vest allows me to add resistance training to regular everyday task.  I stumble on the sleek weight vest while shopping in Walmart a few years back. Unlike other weight vest on the market, this one is very sleek and not bulking while still packing 12-15lbs. This is great for the moderate to advance fitness levels. The Tone Fitness Vest is just under 40 bucks and you can find it at Walmart.

Details: www.walmart.com

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Amp your skin’s essence! Atlanta-based Bebe & Bella’s Facial Essence Stick is the perfect pick-me-up for the woman on the go.  Just pop it in your purse and apply to the area around your eyes, mouth and frown lines for an instant lift.  Packed full of skin-nourishing probiotics, it immediately absorbs into your skin (even over makeup!) without smudging or leaving a greasy residue.

The Facial Essence Stick also hydrates, exfoliates, and evens out skin tone – letting you keep the laughter without the lines!

Details: Mybebella.com Essence Stick $65

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Get up bright and early this Thanksgiving with thousands of other runners at Turner Field for the Atlanta Track Club’s turkey trot. Whether you’re a first time runner or an experienced racer this race features something for you, including a 50m dash, a one-miler, a 5K and a half marathon. Bring the whole family and give thanks for your health and fitness this year before the big dinner. Make the holidays warmer for the less fortunate by bring along a few extra clothes for the Atlanta Mission clothes drive.

Details: 755 Hank Aaron Dr SE, Atlanta, GA, atlantatrackclub.org

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