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A Vegan Diet Is Not Only About Giving Up On Meat, It’s More Than That!

Then ask a vegan!
Veganism is a term that does not really refer to a diet, but rather a lifestyle as being a vegan does not only mean you are avoiding any animal-derived food, but it also means that you are completely avoiding the use of any products that are derived from animals.
Where vegetarians solely avoid eating meat, vegans completely remove any animal products and animal derived products from their daily lifestyle – this does not only extend to meat and food sources, but also to non-consumable products such as leather handbags.
In 1806 CE, the vegan lifestyle became more developed when the lifestyle was promoted to be free of dairy products and eggs.
A lot of people are used to consuming meat on an everyday basis, which often leads to the thought that protein and some other nutrients can only be obtained from meat.
SF Gate explains that the following nutrients are important in a vegan diet, and provide excellent examples of food sources where each of them can be obtained:5 • Protein – Protein is essential for the well-being of organs, bones and skin.
In a normal diet, most protein is consumed through meat and animal-derived products, such as dairy and eggs.
This mineral is vital for keeping bones and teeth healthy, and plays other important parts in the body as well.
Even though dairy products cannot be consumed in a vegan diet, it is still possible to obtain high amounts of calcium from spinach, broccoli, tofu, soy milk and kale.
Veganism is not only a diet plan but a lifestyle that promotes the removal of certain products Becoming a vegan can be a rather tough journey if you are used to eating meat, eggs and cheese.

How Being A Minimalist At Work Can Make You More Successful

How Being A Minimalist At Work Can Make You More Successful.
If you’re unfamiliar with minimalism, then think of it this way: Performing a task in as simple a way as possible.
Minimalism has an end goal of making your work easier… and more productive!
All it needed was some initial time and creativity to look for ways to make the task as simple as possible.
Each task that you simplify, can lead to significant time savings (especially when calculated over periods of weeks and months).
8 Ways Minimalism Can Boost Your Work Productivity So, what are the best ways to introduce a minimalistic approach to your work?
It only takes a few minutes to make a list of everything you would like to do in the day ahead.
Are there any tasks that you’ve listed that you don’t really need to do?
By looking at your to-do list with a minimalist mindset, you’ll be sure to find things that you can scratch off your list.
Identify these actions, focus on performing them, and your productivity will skyrocket.

5 Cheap Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers

Among the 10,000 acres dedicated to vineyards, some wineries (bodegas) offer free tours and tastings.
This means that you can walk from tasting to tasting without having to get behind the wheel.
You can usually visit three to four wineries in a five-hour half-day tour that would cost $395.
Another option is to rent a car in Kelowna, the main town in the region, for around $25 a day, and drive yourself out to the wineries.
Robertson, South Africa South Africa is already an inexpensive destination thanks to the strong U.S. dollar, and this also translates to big savings on bottles of wine and wine tours in the country.
Meanwhile, a couple of hours away, Robertson still offers (mostly) free wine tours and tastings, but you do have to organize your own transport to and from each winery.
On top of free wine experiences, bottles of excellent South African reds are extremely inexpensive when bought from the vineyard.
This handy little book lists all of the backpackers lodges throughout the country, as well as some tours and experiences that you can have while traveling in South Africa.
On top of that, the beautiful town of Plovdiv has some of the country’s best wineries right at its doorstep.
(See also: How to Get a Free Vacation in 9 Months with Credit Card Rewards) To save money on airfare to South Africa, check out Ethiopian Airlines (a return journey from New York’s JFK starts at $850).

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Sweet and Tart Mulligan

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations.
This weekend is going to a hot one—or at least moderately warm one—so I think a porch sipper is in order.
You have no doubt heard of the John Daly, an Arnold Palmer which has been spiked with vodka, designed to make the playing of golf mildly tolerable.
That’s all fine and good, but I think the sweet, citrusy beverage would do better with a darker spirit, and I have just the spirit in mind.
(On second thought, that may not be terrible.)
So instead of lemonade, I’ll be adding just a bit of straight up lemon juice, letting the tea dilute and sweeten.
To make this refreshing libation, you will need: 4 ounces of teeth-achingly sweet tea.
Seriously, get the sweetest tea you can find.
1 ounce of your whiskey of choice 1/2 ounce lemon juice Get a glass with some room in it.
If you don’t have dedicated iced tea glasses, a pint jar or mason jar will work.

Twitter Changed Their Privacy Policy, So Update Your Settings

Twitter Changed Their Privacy Policy, So Update Your Settings.
Twitter introduced an updated privacy policy on Wednesday that has users worried about how their private information is being tracked, stored and used.
In the policy, the micro-blogging platform announced its plans to discontinue a privacy preference it previously honored, store your cookies for a longer period of time, and change how Twitter shares your private data.
How has the privacy policy changed?
No More “Do Not Track”: The new privacy policy, effective June 18, eliminates the “Do Not Track” option—a privacy preference that allows you to opt out from being tracked by third-party services on the website.
Sharing your data: This part is a bit murky, but essentially, Twitter is changing how it shares your “non-personal, aggregated, and device-level” data.
With Twitter opting out of “Do Not Track” and changing how they share your data, the platform introduced new Personalization and Data settings that it says offers “even more granular control over how [they] use your data.” By “granular control” they mean you can pick and choose what information they can share and what they can’t.
This page seeks permission for personalized ads, personalization across all devices, access to your location, tracking to see where Twitter content is seen across web, and sharing data with select partners.
If you’re into receiving tailored ads then you don’t have to do anything to your settings—Twitter will soon be using your information to tailor ads directly to you.
If you want to share some information but not others, then you should go to the personalization and data page and choose which settings you want to enable and which you don’t.

Ode to the Graphing Calculator

The ridiculously expensive Texas Instruments graphing calculator is slowly but surely getting phased out.
You probably have an expensive Texas Instruments graphing calculator packed away somewhere.
For years, TI graphing calculators have been on the school supply list of almost every student that even sets foot in an upper-level math class.
My first graphing calculator, a TI-83 Plus, which was the standard at the time, cost my parents $100 over 15 years ago.
But recently, several school districts around the country dealt a worthy blow to the stranglehold Texas Instruments has long held on students and their families’ wallets.
You see, in high school, my friends and I ran an underground ring of calculator game sharing.
With a special cable you could install games you found within the darkest depths of the internet onto your device.
Anybody could play them in class and the teachers would be none the wiser.
“Yeah, I got the hookup,” I’d say, “But what you got for me?” I’d like to think that somewhere in the country a kid is playing a game I once passed down from my very own TI-83 Plus.
No, today I’m pouring one out for my TIs.

6 Tips On How To Prep Your CV For More Job Interviews

6 Tips On How To Prep Your CV For More Job Interviews.
6 Tips On Successful CV Emailing Process Address your email to a particular person Avoid using general opening phrases like “Dear Sirs” or “To Whom It May Concern.” They are impersonal and cannot impress the recipients.
Just think about it: If you are getting dozens of cover letters a day, you are more likely to pay attention to the applicant who knows you by name than an applicant who simply addresses the company in general.
Keep these keywords in mind as you craft your cover letter and resume.
This will not only help a potential employer see you as a perfect applicant but will also help your letter avoid getting screened out.
Find Connections You probably know the theory about seven handshakes.
If you can get a recommendation, then all the better as you can mention this when you write your cover letter.
Write a Bright Opening You do not have much time to make a good first impression.
You can also mention some experience that you had which makes you brilliant for the position.
See Also: 16 Worst Resume Mistakes Charles is a career mentor, motivational speaker & human resources consultant with over 10 years of experience in HR sector.

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