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  1. GiGi (which is the brand most salons use, I think) has a hemp wax which sounds promising, but I can't find a list of ingredients on their site or anywhere else. Actually, I can't find ingredients listed for any of their waxes, aside from the mention of Honey in the description for the one called "All Purpose Honee" Moomis offered at veganessentials. This other stuff is at Pangea I really don't advise trying to wax oneself, though, unless you're really hardcore. (Yet another lesson learned the hard way...) Get a friend to help, although an enemy might enjoy it more.
  2. Woohoo! Caffeine is such a huge battle. I never did like coffee, but I spent several years requiring my morning (and afternoon) diet coke just to function, so I think I know exactly where you're coming from. Congrats!
  3. I've been trying to figure out if the wax used for hair removal is vegan, or if there is some that's vegan. Does anyone know?
  4. Is that Barbie and her little friend about to get run over by a train?
  5. I like the idea of Asheville, but for VV '08.
  6. August works for me, only if it's very early August. Otherwise, mid-July to late-July is much better.
  7. Can you make other milks with it, like rice, almond, coconut, etc? Or is it a soy-only deal?
  8. It works for keeping the skin nice and moist, which helps counteract the drying effects of tanning. It's oil, so it should work pretty much immediately. Just be sure to moisturize at least once or twice a day if you're gonna cook your skin. Virgin coconut oil. I like Nutiva brand - but anything that's "virgin" should be ok. It's most definitely the best moisturizer I've found. I use it for everything... facial moisturizer, all-over body moisturizer, lip gloss, cooking, massage oil, and some other things. In very small quantities, it's also a great hair conditioner. Put it on right after you get out of the shower, before you've completely dried off so the coconut oil can seal in the moisture. Regular lotions have junk in them to make them absorb quicker (and ironically, some of that junk ultimately dries out the skin) so unlike most lotions, you can expect to stand around for a few minutes after application and before getting dressed. Towel off any excess... and you're set.
  9. I did 36 hours of raw this week too, but not on purpose. (FYI: I did wear deodorant.) All of the raw discussion on here has inspired me to incorporate more raw stuff into my diet. I've been consciously choosing raw snacks as well as experimenting a bit with raw recipes and enjoying it. A very good friend gave me a copy of "Raw Food Real World" for Christmas, and I've also been searching the web for raw recipes. Oh, as well as wrapping big yummy kale leaves around bananas and munching while searching. At some point late in the day yesterday I thought "Gee, I've eaten raw all day today" then I realized I'd done it all day the day before too! Right now, my goal isn't to be 100% raw, but... I noticed that the more raw stuff I eat, the less appealing cooked food is and the more appealing the raw stuff is. Does anyone else notice this?
  10. My vote is for Portland, since I intend to be road-tripping in that part of the country this summer. I missed out last summer because of a schedule conflict, so my vote is also for early planning.
  11. I think the "powered by tofu" is my favorite out of all those. Another awesome vegan tee: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b14/purplekoala/vbb/boobybuilding.jpg
  12. This is exactly how I feel on the matter. A private forum would be fun and expressive, without changing the focus of the community.
  13. This is one of the reasons why I prefer Portland, as well. All of my other reasons have to do with the awesomeness of Portland.
  14. I made something really cool with tofu tonight, it had chinese five-spice, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and a bit of cayenne pepper... no recipe, I just sort of made it up as I went along. While it was cooking, I thought "gee, wasn't there a thread about things to do with tofu?" So, here's the thread... revived. Wow, I guess I've really learned a lot in the past year and a half. Like, for instance, that "silken" tofu and the tofu sold in tubs full of water are not necessarily interchangeable in recipes. (Like many other things, I learned this the hard way.)
  15. I just finished reading Thrive this morning. I've come to the conclusion that I need to read this one AND the one that comes out in three months. In fact, I'll probably end up reading this one a couple more times. (There are few books I read a 2nd time, so that's a pretty huge thumbs-up from me.) Impressive.
  16. This is yet another example of why medical students should get so much more training in nutrition than most of them currently do.
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