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  • Aug
  • 10

Animal Allies Need City Rankings, Too!

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USA Today recently published a list produced by the Milken Institute of the best cities in which to grow older. Although health care was a key component of the study, its authors failed to take into consideration one of the factors that can help keep you from requiring remedial health care in the first place—namely, a healthy vegetarian diet. To …

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  • Jul
  • 20

Louisville’s Edgy Veggie Bardstown Scene

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There’s much more to Louisville, Kentucky , than horseracing and bourbon.

I talked about NuLu in a piece earlier this year , but I hope to return to check out some of the area’s new attractions. Among them is a new Consuming Cultures exhibit at Proof on Main , which features Johnston Foster’s birds made of scavenged materials. Dana Ellyn , who has tackled heavy themes such as …

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  • Jun
  • 5

Saving Sardinia’s Strays

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Saving Sardinia's Strays

I was in Sardinia last week, and as I drove along the highway, I caught a glimpse of tan fur. I did a U-turn and discovered two dogs who were sitting in a pull-off area. They ran away the moment the car door opened. However, poking about in the bushes, I found a saucepan, a water bowl, …

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  • May
  • 10

Does Your Pooch Buckle Up?

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According to a one recent study, 60 percent of dog guardians have been distracted by their canine companions while driving, and only 17 percent use some sort of restraint system for their furry friends. Using a travel harness, carrier, or restraint for your companion animal protects you and your dog by minimizing distractions while driving and safeguarding …

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  • Mar
  • 9

Keep on Driving!

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If your family is already eagerly planning a road trip this summer, there is an easy way to save time and gas—and avoid bringing home awful memories. Simply drive on by decrepit roadside zoos and other cruel tourist traps that use animals. Unfortunately, these archaic exhibits are kept in business, in part, because tired parents and grandparents …

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  • Mar
  • 2

Touring Vegan Eats in Ann Arbor

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When it comes to ethical eats, Ann Arbor serves up a movable feast. During a recent visit, I toured by bicycle to taste-test sustainably, locally sourced vegan-friendly meals. This Michigan college town’s healthy fare powered my pedaling and demonstrated some flavor combinations that I plan to replicate back home.

Jazzy Veggie : Small portions but big, bright flavors draw diners …

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  • Dec
  • 12

Columbus, Ohio: Thankful for Humane Yet Decadent Food

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I found an intersection of eco-consciousness, compassion, and decadence. It’s just north of Ohio State University in Columbus , a city that I consider to be highly evolved on the food front.

I began my visit to Columbus with a stop at the new nature center in Scioto Audubon Metro Park , a serene, bird-filled redevelopment of “brownfield” (abandoned industrial land). Then …

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