Maximize Your Commute

If you are anything like me, you have career/life goals you need to build up skills for. However, you may also: work some variation of a 9 to 5 that is rarely ever such commute to work I have noticed that, the more exhausted I get, the more time I waste on social media and re-listening to the same old Spotify playlists. This is a vicious cycle because then I feel: less informed less accomplished more depressed more tired So, I have started maximizing my commute by crowding out inefficiencies. Podcasts: I download any missed podcasts from the previous week to my phone … Continue reading Maximize Your Commute

Documentaries Worth Your Netflix Fee

While I no longer subscribe to Netflix, if you have the streaming service, I wholeheartedly believe these movies should be at the top of your queue. Even if you only subscribe for a month, watching these powerful films will make it worth every penny. My top picks are all between 1-2 hours and you could probably muscle through them in a day. However, some of them are harder to watch and you might consider taking them in over time. Beyond the Myth Blackfish The Ghosts in Our Machine How to Change the World Living on One Dollar The True Cost … Continue reading Documentaries Worth Your Netflix Fee

Training Kickoff and the Countdown Begins

Today was my first Team ASPCA meeting! I’m excited to start the journey to the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Halloween Half in Los Angeles. I’m particularly excited about this race because it benefits ASPCA. It can get a bit overwhelming trying to weigh corporate sponsors and charity beneficiaries, in addition to price and travel logistics, when deciding on races. With this one, it was a no-brainer. When the meeting was over, I couldn’t resist looking around Jack Rabbit UWS. As I talked with the sales associate, Emily, about navigating the shoe wall while being vegan, she completely understood. She’s vegan … Continue reading Training Kickoff and the Countdown Begins

3000 Steps to the Rock ‘n Roll L.A. Half

My 4th half marathon is fast approaching. I’ve done all I can to prep and now I’m looking to the future. I’ve set my sights on the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in Los Angeles. This half is special because it benefits ASPCA and it’ll be especially fun because it’s Halloween weekend! Since I ran my first 5k in Prospect Park last July, I’ve run a couple more 5ks, a 10k, a couple of obstacle runs, and half marathons in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, and Brooklyn…steadily building up. When I’m running around, I love to represent the animals; sporting Farm Sanctuary, Mercy … Continue reading 3000 Steps to the Rock ‘n Roll L.A. Half

Sea Shepherd is Putting on a Show

Months of hard work will culminate this Thursday night in lower Manhattan. Sea Shepherd NYC is holding Waves of Change, an art show to benefit the organization’s efforts. Join on-shore crew members on June 27, 2013 at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, 537 West 24th Street in New York City. Artwork has been donated from Antarctic crew member Georgie Dicks, talented tattoo artist James Spooner, award-winning photographer and center of the new film The Ghosts In Our Machine Jo-Anne McArthur, and illustrator Sue Coe, among others. Click to preview some of the art from the show. (Personally, I love the work from Dun-Well Doughnuts co-owner … Continue reading Sea Shepherd is Putting on a Show

Giveaway: At the Edge of the World

The Sea Shepherd New York Crew has been doing really great work! Earlier this year, a pair of members went to Taiji, Japan to be Cove Guardians, documenting dolphin captures and killings. More recently, a few members participated as Dam Guardians to document the treatment of sea lions in Oregon and Washington. As well, another member recently returned from Sea Shepherd’s ninth Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign. To celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of ‘At the Edge of the World.’ Comment below by 6/8/2013 for your chance. Click the image below to comment on Facebook and find me @alifevegan on … Continue reading Giveaway: At the Edge of the World

What can you buy with $9?

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has started their ninth Antarctic campaign to defend whales in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary. They hope their latest campaign, Operation Zero Tolerance, will be their greatest success in challenging illegal whaling. The direct action marine conservation society cannot carry out their work alone. Beginning tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 19th, the organization is encouraging those who believe in their work to participate in a special fundraising challenge by pledging just $9. This year’s campaign, which lasts 3 months, is not yet fully funded. Help the Sea Shepherds stay between the whalers and their prey for as long as … Continue reading What can you buy with $9?

MFA takes on Butterball for Round 2

Mercy for Animals’ undercover investigators have again brought to light animal cruelty at Butterball turkey facilities in North Carolina. According to the nonprofit organization, abuses documented last month included: workers kicking and stomping on birds, dragging them by their wings and necks throwing turkeys onto the ground or on top of other birds serious untreated illnesses and injuries, including open sores, infections, and broken bones This new footage comes on the heels of a guilty plea, in August, for felony animal cruelty by a former Butterball employee. The latest footage echoes the cruelty of last year. Butterball is the world’s … Continue reading MFA takes on Butterball for Round 2