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A Vegan Guide For a Gluten-Free & Soy-Free Diet

Yesterday one of our Ordinary Vegan facebook community members reached out to me for help. She wants to embrace a vegan diet, but cannot eat soy or wheat. She needed help finding the right foods to eat. I believe it is extremely easy for a vegan diet to meet the recommendations for protein, vitamins and minerals even if you are gluten and soy free. Nearly all vegetables, beans, grains, nuts and seeds contain protein and the essential nutrients your body needs. I recommend including high protein grains, legumes, nuts, fruits and veggies to your diet everyday. There are many opinions on how much protein a person needs, but I suggest 50 grams a day for a woman and 60 for a man. You can always make adjustments to that. So here are some good rules to follow and a mix and match list of high protein foods to enjoy on a soy-free, gluten-free vegan diet.

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sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years

this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow

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So I have a question that I was hoping you could give me some leads on. My highschool accumulative GPA is at about 2.6 and I'm wanting to apply to universities for college next year. What are some things that colleges look at on applications that I can do in order to better my chances at getting accepted?

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I’m going to start out by saying that any advice I give on this subject is not guaranteed.  Some colleges are more pro-student than others, and some are definitely more easy on enrollment acceptance than others.

  1. Go look at their essay requirements and start doing the things if you’re not already doing the things.  Volunteering, experiencing cultural diversity, learning about your potential field of interest, gathering awareness about the school of choice so you can impress them with why you want to go there.  Think of your college essay as a very long cover letter to a very choice job you want to have.
  2. Assuming you weren’t involved in anything super extra curricular while attending high school, that doesn’t mean out-of-school extracurriculars are any less important.  If you ever participated in community sports or choir (church, community, whatevs) make sure to address it.
  3. Don’t knock community colleges.  Most, if not all, offer joint programs with major universities so you don’t even have to attend their huge campuses but still get degrees under the umbrella of their institution.  And if they don’t, there’s the secret weapon: The AA-DTA.  The AA-DTA acts in three ways — 1) it gives you the chance to learn stuff you maybe didn’t have time to address in high school, like college-level math or language [I had to do both]; 2) it gives you a weighty advantage if you fear your GPA isn’t up to par with your future university’s preferences; 3) you’re [almost] guaranteed acceptance.  It’ll also save you tons more money.
  4. Don’t apply to just one university.  Have at least three choices, that way if one says “no” you still have a chance with another one.
  5. Being a resident in the state of your university will save you money.  You gain residency by living there for at least a year.  I’m not sure about the logistics of future savings when you move to the state of your choosing once you’ve been attending for at least a year — that’s something you’ll want to discuss with a financial aid officer.

Best of luck to you!


Joe’s Truck House via Tiny House Swoon, photos taken by Ilan Nachum

Alternative living is such a neat thing!

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Interior of the Just Right Bus

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Don’t miss out on tonight’s lunar eclipse.

fuck yeah i get to stay up till 4 am to see it

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Turn on the app If you feel unsafe hold your finger on the screen. Once arrived to a safe location, enter your code. If your finger leaves the screen without entering the code law enforcement is notified and your location is tracked through your phone.

reblogging bc this seems really useful

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OMG OMG OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR POST ABOUT RENT AND GETTING AN APARTMENT! As a college senior about to move out, this is VASTLY helpful thank you thank you thANK YOU! (Also followed.)

You’re so welcome, doll! I’m happy to have been so helpful~










Better You

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Step by Step: A Great way of Painting your own Mural without Knowing how to Draw

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Kitestring Notifies Your Emergency Contacts If You Go Dark
Melanie Pinola

If you’re going on a solo trip or even for a walk alone at night, it’s a good idea to let a loved one know you’re safe (or possibly not). Kitestring is a simple webapp that checks up on you and sends a text message to your emergency contacts if you don’t respond by a designated time.

Enter your ETA and Kitestring will send you a text message to reply to. You can extend your check in time via SMS or check in early. If you don’t respond to Kitestring’s text message, your emergency contact(s) will get your customizable alert message.

The free and open source site offers peace of mind, especially for those adventurous types and their families and friends. Instead of having to check up on each other just to say “I made it safe,” Kitestring does the checking up for you.

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Even broken things can still be beautiful. [via]

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