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Vegan Brunchin’ 3 Delicious Recipes For Vegans

Brunching is the new clubbing. We love our waffles and mimosas on a beautiful Sunday afternoon with the homies, but one thing we do not like is the ridiculous prices. Brunches in NYC can run for about 50 dollars or

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The Many Ways You Can Incoporate Coconut Oil Into Your Life

Our beloved coconut oil comes from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts. Due to its high saturated fat content coconut oil has a long shelf life, lasting up to six months without spoiling. Coconut oil can be found in

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Four Ways to Stay Positive During Graduation SZN

Graduation season is finally here! If you aren’t graduating, it’s pretty hard to miss the Instagram and Twitter photos of new graduates in their caps, gowns, and joyful smiles. For most of us, college wasn’t only an academic experience. In the

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Why You Should Be Adding Collagen Supplements To Your Life?

In this day and age, if your body is running low or void of something there is always a pill or treatment waiting in stand by to help you. In this case collagen pills are ready to come to your

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#MondayMotivation: At Home Productivity Practices For The Freelance Creative & The Self Employed

Working as a freelancer or being self-employed can sometimes get very complicated. It feels great to not have to clock in and out of work but it can get weird when you’re not feeling it and deadlines are quickly approaching.

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Which Smoothie is Best for You?

Warm weather is approaching, making it even more crucial for us to stay hydrated and physically prepared to spend all day in the sun. One classic way to get your daily dose of vitamins all in one drink is to

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#VeganVittles: Veggie Juices with Benefits

We often overlook a lot of things in life, specifically vegetables. Most of us grew up being forced to eat veggies, or have compromised with our parents to  not eat them but what if these veggies could truly improve ourselves

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What Happened When I Used A Natural Toothpaste?

Using natural toothpaste wasn’t on the top of my list of things to do but here I was buying a tube from the Duane Reade around the corner of my job. I am usually a Crest kind of person but

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FKA Twigs Opens Up; Here Are Natural Ways For Women To Prevent & Combat Fibroid Tumors

FKA Twigs recently opened up about her battle with fibroid tumors. The artist and dancer  spent the last 5 months recovering from a major laparoscopic surgery, where she got 6 fibroid tumors removed from her uterus. “The tumors were pretty

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#SelfcareSunday: Take a CureStigma Quiz for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It serves as a reminder to not only address any mental health concerns that you may have, but to also think about ways you may be able to assist someone in your life that

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FitnessFriday: Low Intensity Steady State Cardio

Often when it comes to working out or fitness we’ve been ingrained with the belief of “go hard or go home.” We force ourselves to push ourselves looking for ‘feeling the burn’ or the idea that the more we do

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Three Vegan Ice Cream Brands You Should Try

We are finally getting the spring weather we deserve and what better way to keep cool than with some ice cream. Vegan ice cream that is! Going to a vegan ice cream shop can either be out of the way

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Should McDonald’s Bring the “McVegan” Burger to America?

  When McDonald’s recently announced the introduction of a vegan burger in Sweden and Finland, Twitter responded with a mix of enthusiasm, a little disgust, and a touch of curiosity from those who swore they’d never even go near Mc Donald’s after

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#WellnessWednesday: The Importance Of Healthy Iron Levels & How To Get Them On Point

A couple of years ago, I was feeling super low and groggy. I didn’t understand what was going on with me but I knew that I wasn’t myself. I am usually a bubbly go-getter but every morning I woke up

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#WellnessWednesday: Natural Deodorant

Sometime last week a coworker of mine was raving about a natural deodorant that she’d been using. She had been using a natural deodorant trying to vet out a deodorant that would be able to withstand New York’s summer. According

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#Selfcaresunday: Raise your vibration with newly launched Flower Bodega

Blooming Spring flowers make me what to pick up a bouquet because flowers have the power to bring positive vibrations into your home. For example, roses bring healing and love. But in New York City, I struggle to find a

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#FitnessFriday: 5 Reasons Why You Should Try AcroYoga

We know you’ve seen people in the park on a beautiful Sunday practicing AcroYoga poses or came across an IG video or post. At first glance, the practice can seem intimidating especially for yogi beginners or people have not done yoga

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#DoinItWellWednesday: 4 School Districts In Brazil Plan To Go Vegan By 2019

For most of us, school lunches were not all that. If you were lucky you got to go off campus for lunch in high school and grab some fast food instead of eating the mystery meatloaf prepared by your favorite

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#SelfCareSunday: Visit a Sound Bath

In New York City, there are so many options for holistic healing and relaxation in 30 minutes or less. Yoga, Himalayan salt beds, reiki healing or aromatherapy are among the options one could choose to shed any accumulating anxiety, doubts

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#VeganVittles: Candle Cafe

Normally when I go out to eat I have to look at the menu for a while and decide on approximately two dishes I can actually eat, well that wasn’t the case with Candle Café. As a vegetarian dinning at

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Humm.ly Launches a Music Therapy App

Music has the power to change one’s mood. When someone listens to a song that he or she loves, dopamine is released in the brain. Streaming services like Spotify are completely aware of this. That’s why playlists are offered that

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#SelfcareSunday: Sephora Almond Foot Mask

Like most people I spend a lot of time on my feet. I spend a number of hours at work on my feet and I’m always walking somewhere, plus city blocks seem endless. The only time I think about my

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#SelfCareSunday: New season, new healers to try for the Spring Equinox

The Spring Equinox inspires a variety of celebrations around the world. In India, they celebrate Holi or the festival of colors. In Japan, Vernal Equinox Day is a national holiday. The commonalities in all of these is a celebration of

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#DoinItWellWednesday: 21-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl Opens a Vegan Restaurant

Let’s be real, while it’s important to maintain a nutritious diet, it isn’t always the easiest to purchase healthy foods, especially for those living in neighborhoods that fail to provide grocery stores and restaurants with fresh and whole foods. Well,

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#SelfCareSunday: Having A Healthy Gut Is Important: Here’s How You Can Get One

Growing up we were told to keep our heart, lungs, kidneys, and teeth healthy but were you ever told to keep your gut healthy? The only thing that most of us remember about a gut is the fact that people

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#DoingItWell: Red Wine Is Good For You: Here Is A List Of The Best Red Wine’s For A Healthy Lifestyle

National wine day has passed, and we were lit over here at Vashtie.com for a multiple of reasons. We love a great cocktail and a good time but we are even more obsessed with being healthy and treating our body

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Broccoli City’s 5k Race and Fitness Day is Key During BC Weekend

By now, you know that the Broccoli City team does more than just throw your favorite concerts. The non-profit organization is committed to educating and mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities. Through festivals, charity events, and educational movements, BC

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What A Vegetarian Lifestyle Is Like?

“Why don’t you just eat a salad?” “You going to eat rabbit food?” “When you going to eat real food again?” “You don’t miss meat?” “So you just eat soy and lots of beans?” These are just some of the

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5 Foods You Should Stop Eating, According to Nipsey Hussle Approved Dr. Sebi

There was once a man who had asthma, diabetes, impotency and obesity, which was causing him to be depressed. He decided to seek out an herbalist in Mexico to help relieve his pain. He learned that a plant-based diet could

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Fitness Friday: Can A Hot Bath Burn As Many Calories as a 30-Minute Walk?

Finding ways to burn calories in between your daily routines can be a bit demanding, but there may be a glimmer of hope! Researchers are saying that relaxing in a hot bath and doing absolutely nothing may be just as

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#WellnessWednesday: 5 Ways to Avoid Travel Sickness and Jet lag

With all of the traveling currently going on, whether it be to your favorite music festival or Miami Beach for Spring Break, it is important to remain healthy. Traveling can be loads of fun, but also exhausting and take a toll

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#SelfCareSunday: A Spring Energy Cleanse for Your Home

This winter has teased us with some days closely mimicking Spring. But it won’t be official until March 20th. In preparation, some start packing up cold weather clothes and hanging up spring outfits in their place or may do some

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#SelfCareSunday: Can’t Beat the Stress? Try A Mind Cleanse

In the age of technology and with so much going on in the world, it can be difficult to put your mind at complete ease. Setting aside time to meditate each day can be extremely beneficial, but what do you

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#SelfCareSunday: Kehlani’s Flora app is the key to going green

Kehlani is one girl who is very vocal about her spirituality, health, and wellness journey. She has mentioned wanting to create her own sustainable garden and has always been an advocate for clean eating, mental health awareness, and just having

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#FitnessFriday 7 Podcasts To Listen To For Your Wellness Journey

Keep your mind, body, and soul at ease with these 7 wellness podcasts. Podcasts are the ‘It thing’ right now and there are so many to choose from. Whether you are a sports fan, a music lover or just like

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#FITNESSFRIDAY: It’s Getting Hot (Yoga) In Here

When I hear the word fitness my mind immediately starts playing that part in “Fergalicious,” “ My body stay vicious, I be up in the gym working on my fitness, he’s my witness” but truth be told I’m never in

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#WomanCrushinItWednesday Meghan Markle: Royal Fitness Guru

As Meghan Markle prepares for her royal wedding to Prince Harry, we can imagine the pressure that she will endure for her big day. As the daughter of a yoga instructor, Markle lives by the routine of a working hard

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#SelfLoveSunday: How To Naturally Deal With Insomnia

How many of you are that late night tweeter up until 3, 4, sometimes 5 in the morning when you know damn well you have responsibilities to handle the next day or technically the same day? Does it seem as

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The Importance Of Nature’s Gift Vitamin D & How To Make Sure You’re Getting The Proper Amount During The Winter Season

Summer isn’t around the corner and if you haven’t been feeling like yourself due to lack of energy, anxiety, or even sudden sadness know that you aren’t alone. During the winter we spend most of our time indoors because the

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#SelfCareSunday: Stepping Away From Social Media To Detox

As we finish the second week of 2018, our goals are still in the forefront of our minds. We’ve mapped out ways to conquer these goals, but social media continues to be a distraction of choice.  The average person spends

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