July 23, 2014
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If yoga is about controlling the mind and body, there is no greater test than practicing with a dog or cat on the loose. As Danielle Cuccio, a yoga instructor and owner of two pugs tells us, “They think it’s playtime or that it’s some kind of game. They think, ‘Mommy is on our level … Lets get her!’ They actually challenge me to stay balanced in a pose so I think it makes me stronger.” Watch our compilation above and see why every yogi should own a pet for the ultimate yoga challenge.
July 22, 2014
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Sustainable eating isn’t always easy. Picking up whatever’s cheap and convenient is definitely simpler than making sure that our food came from responsible, cruelty-free sources. We all know the effort is worth it, and sometimes all we need is an extra push. We’ve put together a list that puts a face on who you could help by being a conscious consumer. Click through for five unexpected victims of your favorite foods.
July 18, 2014
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Pigs may not fly yet, but it seems dogs have conquered the skies. Whisper has earned the distinction of the world’s first BASE jumping dog. Rock climber Dean Potter strapped his pooch onto his back while before jumping from a 13,000-foot mountain peak called The Eiger in Switzerland. Potter captured his pup’s less-than-enthusiastic reaction with a GoPro.
July 17, 2014
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From Cheerios to Hormel, even the most time-tested American brands have been bulking up their offerings with protein in response to carb-avoidant consumers—and it looks like science backs up the weight-loss trend that has fed a profitable grocery store frenzy in recent years. Nutritional ecologist David Raubenheimer has been studying the eating habits of apes and monkeys and concludes that a high-protein diet could aid weight loss after all.
July 16, 2014
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Like your jeans broken-in and a little tattered? Then you’ll probably love the latest in designer denim from Japan: blue jeans ripped and distressed by the lions, tigers, and bears of Hitachi City’s Kamine Zoo.The Mineko Club, an organization of zoo supporters, is auctioning three pairs of “the only jeans on Earth designed by dangerous animals” to benefit the zoo and the World Wildlife Fund.
July 15, 2014
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File this one under up close and personal. While recently on assignment in Botswana, wildlife photographer Chris McLennan mounted a camera onto a remote control car and drove it into a pride of wild lions. Not much happens at first, with the four-wheeled intruder only piquing the interest of two inquiring lionesses. But as the car inches nearer the napping pride, each big cat quickly perks up and strides over to it. The result is a succession of gorgeous close-ups: stoic faces, piercing yellow eyes, terrifying canine teeth, and prodding paws.