Welcome to this week’s installment of From Our Friends, a weekly roundup where we highlight some of our favorite posts, published by our friends and partners around the web. This week’s edition includes a sit down with the new co-ed naked yoga studio founders, some insight into the declining consumption of diet soda, adorable and practical last-minute stocking stuffers, savory seasonal side dishes to complete your Christmas dinner menu, a feature about the benefits of functional medicine, an easy way to contribute to our planet with your online purchases, and a discussion about how Beyoncé’s unfortunate foray into veganism didn’t disinclude her fur collection. Enjoy!
1. Lotus pose without any clothes? WellandGoodNYC chatted with the former Le Male studio, newly known as Bold & Naked Yoga, who will now offer a full schedule of no-clothes classes in 2014, including men’s, women’s, and co-ed. It’s another good reason to never buy any Lululemon gear again, but how will yogis feel about downward facing dog with their bodies–and everyone else–unleashed?
6. Fashion is, more often than not, excessive and indulgent, just like food. Deliciously decadent diva Beyoncé may have had her heart in the right place when she decided to flirt with veganism, but her kindness didn’t include her wardrobe and the star was spotted repeatedly donning leather and fur fashions at vegan restaurants. Was her faux pas a minor misstep or a growing problem among self-proclaimed vegans? Ecosalon discusses.
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