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#VashtieVitals: Three supplements you should try

Did you get the right about of fiber in your breakfast this morning? What about a balanced portion of protein for lunch? Sometimes we don’t get all the nutrition we need from our daily routine and that’s okay. We don’t judge.

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#FitnessFriday: Your Workout Doesn’t Stop for Vacation and Travel Dates

The first thing that comes to mind about your workout routine while traveling and vacationing is “out the window.” The gym you walk to every morning isn’t there and if you find a gym, the machines you use may not

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#FitnessFriday: Outdoor Activities To Try This Summer

Summer Equinox is less than two weeks away but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the good weather we’re currently experiencing while working on your fitness. With warm weather you are no longer confined to your local gym, favorite yoga

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#FitnessFriday: Funky Jams For Your Workout

Don’t get stuck listening to your gym’s generic playlist this summer, and don’t fall back on shuffling your entire music library during a run. Instead, throw on this playlist full of funky bass riffs and groovy melodies. Inspired by neo-soul,

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#BeautyTipThursday: Lip Masks

Our lips are important and we should treat them with such respect. Our lips are responsible for framing our smiles, and for some people it can be their most coveted feature on their face. As beloved as our lips are

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Young M.A Talks Giving Up Meat With Fuse While Cooking Cabbage With Her Grandma

Many artists have been opting for healthy lifestyles this year. Being on the road 24/7 can cause a lot of damage to the body if it is not being taken care of properly. Young M.A is one of the latest

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#WellnessWednesday: Cleanse vs Detox: What’s the Difference?

There’s no doubt, you’ve heard of juice cleanses, sugar cleanses, and detox diets. If you’ve ever tried losing weight, beating the bloat, or getting back on track after a little too much mac and cheese, someone has probably suggested doing a body

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#VeganVitals: Top Protein Sources For The Vegan Who Doesn’t Want To Lose Weight

Let’s be real, we have all thought about going vegetarian, vegan, or pescatarian at least once or twice in our life. One of my best friends went vegan and she looks and feels better than ever. Her skin is glowing,

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#SelfcareSunday: The Many Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

For many people Apple Cider Vinegar is apart of their holy grail. Like products such as coconut oil, olive oil, coconut water, honey, and ginger there are many different ways to use apple cider vinegar. According to WebMD apple cider

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#FitnessFriday: Get Sweaty in the Sun this Summer

Courtesy of NYC Parks, New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation, you can take your workout outside this summer and get your tan and sweat on at the same time! All around the city, NYC Parks has organized free

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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 want 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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