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From Our Friends: August 30, 2013

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Welcome to this week's installment of From Our Friends, a weekly roundup where we highlight some of our favorite posts from the past week and more from our friends and partners around the web. This week's edition includes the heartiest vegetarian dishes to sway hard-headed meat eaters, an easy new way to fundraise for your local schools, a collection of cute animals, how to invite abundance into your life, tips for fitting fitness into a hectic travel schedule, and a look behind the label of a popular greek yogurt brand. Enjoy!

1. Devoted vegetarians know that going veg doesn't mean a meal plan made up of only delicate salads and mundane cuisine. But for those who still need some convincing, Experience Life shared thirteen delicious plant-based dishes and snacks that pack a nutritional punch and make meatless protein taste great.

2. MightyNest purchases will now help feather the great ideas hatching at your local schools! Fifteen percent of every order you place at MightyNest can be donated to an elementary or pre-school of your choosing: your child's school, a family member's school, or one in your community. 

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3. Somtimes we just need to relax and share a smile for a moment. Take a break and cuddle up withBlisstree's cute suggestions of unabashedly adorable animals that would make animal therapy even more amazing.

4. If you want to learn how to tap into and use your inherent personal power to manifest and create abundance, then start by considering what it means for you to have total abundance in every area of your life. The Yogi Times can guide us on how to begin our journey of passion and purpose.

5. Don't let wanderlust distract from your workouts! Finding the time for fitness when you're traveling isn't always easy, but The Organic Whey shared's ten tips for getting a workout on vacation. 

6. With the food labelling debate in full force, nothing could be more timely than a spoonful of truth from EcoSalon. Chobani, the best-selling Greek yogurt in the U.S., has tapped into a market for healthy food, but is it all it claims? ES went behind the label to find out.

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