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Laura Beck

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Domestic Drama Sends Owners of Vegan Magazine to Court

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 11:27 AM

VegNews is an influential, award-winning vegan lifestyle magazine. It just won its 10th Maggie Award for Best Niche Lifestyle Magazine, and the New York Times refers to it as "a glossy magazine that is a mix of People and Real Simple for the meatless set." It was founded in...

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In South Korea: Blood Runs From Taps

(8) Comments | Posted January 20, 2011 | 1:24 PM

To date, four million animals have been buried alive in South Korea because humans are too lazy and too cheap to properly vaccinate them. Four million.

South Korea is faced with explosions of foot-and-mouth disease in pigs and cows and avian flu in chickens,...

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Facebook Allows Hate Speech Against Fat People

(241) Comments | Posted July 7, 2010 | 1:00 PM

Facebook protects many groups from hate speech. Here's one they don't offer protection to: Fat People. Check out these Facebook groups:

• beautiful girls, all over the world, except you. fat bitch.
• If sex is such good exercise, why are there fat sluts?
• You're not "thick",...

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A Plea to Kevin Smith: Fatty, Accept Thyself

(21) Comments | Posted March 10, 2010 | 2:04 PM

I'm really happy that Kevin Smith caused a stink about getting thrown off a Southwest flight. Their seats are ridiculously cramped (even for people who aren't "morbidly obese") and the absolute rudeness of that fat-phobic flight attendant who kicked him off deserved to be called the hell out....

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Howard Stern Can Shove It, Gabby's Hot!

(159) Comments | Posted March 10, 2010 | 9:25 AM

On his Monday show, Howard Stern hated pretty passionately on Gabourey Sidibe. No surprise there. He gets away with this behavior because he's a "shock jock" (would someone please murder that phrase) and because too many people secretly believe the same thing. They listen to him and think,...

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Wakeup Call to Kirstie Alley!

(17) Comments | Posted March 1, 2010 | 9:39 AM

You guys, I think we need to declare that Kirstie Alley is in an official state of emergency and it might take all of us to bring her back from the brink.

I just watched the preview for her new show, Kirstie Alley's Big Life (see video...

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More Meatless Evenings at Home: The Inside Scoop on Veggie Sausage

(31) Comments | Posted February 24, 2010 | 1:37 PM

So you've conquered Meatless Monday? Awesome! What's next? Well, why not add a few more animal-free days to your week?

I'm participating in the Huffington Post's Week of Eating In. This makes me happy because I'm vegan, and as such I'm...

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