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Non-Vegan-ish Vegans + other Weekly Discoveries


We are all part of a global community, and in that spirit we take each Friday to spread the love to others who’ve inspired us. In our Great Discoveries series, we feature the most interesting articles, a must-watch video and the most inspirational quote we discovered this week. Please spread the love and enjoy your day!

Non-Vegan-ish Vegans + other Weekly Discoveries

7 Things About Going Vegan That Have Really Surprised Me

An often hilarious and always very real look at what it’s like to be a non-veganish vegan.

Non-Vegan-ish Vegans + other Weekly Discoveries

Orthodox Jewish Oral Blood-Sucking Circumcision Gives Babies STDs

Babies getting their first BJ. Because sometimes life is way stranger than fiction.

Donald Trump, on Game of Thrones (Huw Parkinson, the creator of this video, is brilliant):
Non-Vegan-ish Vegans + other Weekly Discoveries

The Lego Hotel In Florida Has Finally Opened Its Doors

And it’s everything you could’ve imagined…

Non-Vegan-ish Vegans + other Weekly Discoveries

Here Is What Your Favorite Victoria’s Secret Models Look Like With No Makeup

A fun little dose of reality. Your welcome. 🙂

“Life is about making an impact, not making an income.”

– Kevin Kruse

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  1. Courtney Watson

    I totally agree with Kevin Kruse! Going vegan made me realize that I’m making a difference — physically, morally, environmentally and socially. With this, I know I’m making an impact!

  2. Hannah Mayers

    Great articles to end the week… You have shared all moods — light, medium and heavy…

    Love the video! Well-thought of and brilliantly edited 😉

    But the article on religious belief and practice pains my heart 🙁

  3. Gabby Williams

    Wonderful roundup! Now I’m excited to book a flight to FL and bring my kids to the Lego Hotel!

  4. Yeah, I don’t feel bloated anymore! I’m really glad I went vegan 😉

  5. Lindy Gardner

    Makeup does wonders and transformations! Victoria Secret models look so different without makeup! Yes, they are still beautiful but I barely recognize them…

  6. OMG!!! Soooo excited to try and experience the Lego Hotel 😉

    • Francis Woods

      I know right!!! The article got me excited too! Brought out the child in me… LOL

  7. Susanna Milton

    The Trump video is ridiculously funny! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Sabrina Wellington

    Those saying that preventing the cutting off parts of a baby boy violates the cutter’s freedom of religion, are way out there in irrational land. One’s religion ends where their knife touches another human’s body. The idea that another human’s ritual (rite) trumps ones right to ones OWN body parts is insane and creepy.

    The parts of the that are cut off are some of the most highly innervated parts of the human. A whole range of sensation and sexual and protective function are lost. The lips, fingertips and nipples have similar touch sense. To take this away from another person without their consent is heinous. To do this to a newborn baby is creepy, child abuse and a human rights VIOLATION.

  9. Ayla Pennington

    The more I learn about various religions, the more bizarre they seem to me. This is the 21st century…let’s get with the science and forget about these ridiculous, archaic rituals! Where are these Rabbis getting herpes to begin with?

  10. Sasha Rosswell

    Maybe it’s because I don’t watch that show, but I can’t tell if this was supposed to be pro-Trump or anti-Trump.

    • Amelia Beckons

      I notice that they have Trump saying “this country needs a dealmaker” immediately followed by “no deals, not with anybody, we don’t make deals”. This might be intended to make Trump look bad by exposing his inconsistency. But it really doesn’t come off as strongly pro- or anti-Trump even with that. Just a really funny video!

  11. Sabrina Grattidge

    I think anyone, medically qualified or not, performing this invasive, potentially disasterous, and quite frankly, disturbing procedure on an infant without urgent medical necesssity should be stopped. If your religion requires you to go out in the world and mutilate the genitals of children in the name of your god, have a little look at yourself, go on.

  12. Frances Seifert

    I am a vegan and I think the type of people who harass you for eating vegetables are usually overconfident/ empty shells of people. I don’t usually keep those types of friends but if I get harassed in public by someone who I don’t know or a mutual friend of someone’s, which happens time to time.

  13. Kimberly Thompson

    Meat eaters fear vegetarians in the same way pro-gun advocates fear gun grabbers. They fear you might take away the object of their addiction. They are as protective as dogs with bones.

  14. Ashley Moore

    I love that quote and it just gets so inspiring every time I read it.

  15. Catherine White

    While I’ve got no problem with circumcisions performed by medical professionals, in a medical environment, what is there to negotiate here? Any other non-medical-professional performing this invasive, unsanitary and, quite frankly, disturbing procedure on an infant would be arrested for sexual abuse and assault if he were not a rabbi. This is not a matter of religious freedom. This is a matter of a religion getting special privileges they should in no way be receiving.

    • Lynn Hayes

      Not to mention that under any other circumstance, a middle aged man sucking on a little boy will almost certainly result in him spending the rest of his life in prison.

  16. Pearl Nguyen

    Veganism will always get a lot of criticsm from meat eaters. Different is scary to some people, they seem to take it on as a burden to themselves and then panick or get angry and offended. This is true for most people who are different in some way. Food choices seem especially susceptable to criticism.

  17. Elsie Spurlock

    This series is informative and interesting. That kind of circumcision is a huge mistake. They should stop this dangerous and unnecessary medical intervention. Some organizations are likely to publish a recommendation that “ALL” infant boys should undergo circumcision, i don’t know what they’re thinking but no child should be put through this whether it’s for religious purposes or not. Keep up the good work.

  18. Emily Wentz

    We NEED to go here for vacation in the next year or so. My almost 3-year-old would love love love it. But I think I would love it even more to be honest. My husband is very tolerant of our love of Legos so he’d like it as well. 🙂

  19. Delilah Peyton

    It’s saying “without makeup” but it should have said “with less makeup”. Some examples, mascara = makeup. Eyeshadow = makeup. No makeup means not even lip balm. That’s “without makeup” in my opinion.

  20. Helena Stevens

    Love, love, love Orlando. This place really has it all for kids. Disney World, Lego land, etc. Awesome! Wwe’re a family of four and we’ve been to Orlando three times, each trip has been an amazing experience! Orlando has something for everyone. Don’t get bogged down by the parks- take in the shops, fine dining and nature that Orlando has to offer. I can’t wait for our next trip to the Sunshine State!

  21. Andrea Mitchell

    Some of these Victoria’s Secret models had makeup even if it was subtle. None the less, it’s nice to see the models without make up.

  22. Shannon Bradley

    I love Legos!! This is another example of Florida version being better than the California themed parks such a Disneyland etc.

  23. Betty O'Leary

    No offense to Jews, but religious freedom should not extend to harming other people. Denying important medical care to a child can harm the child, and in this specific case also poses risks to other children and adults.

    Sorry, saving lives has to trump religion sometimes.

  24. Lana Urie

    Food is a really emotional thing. I find that people get nervous when I say I am a vegetarian. “Aw you’re not going to ruin the night out are you,” was one response I got from a family member as we planned where to go for dinner. I think people sometimes get offended because everyone has met of heard of the ‘militant’ vegan/vegetarian who has made a scene or a big deal out of a situation, or pushed their beliefs down someone else’s throat.

    • Celine Carter

      That’s completely true! I try really hard to make sure that I never preach. If someone wants to talk about why I am a vegan, I mention health etc and if the conversation goes from there I continue, if not, I drop it. I also make sure to let people know that no matter where we go or what we do, they never have to worry about what I’m going to eat. I have never found a problem finding something to eat – no matter what the restaurant was.

  25. Colleen Frasier

    That video of Donald Trump is hilarious! Wonder how he reacted to it, if he saw it!

  26. Louise Stone

    I would really appreciate the effort. This is simply an amazing post. I would like to thank you for always making my Friday a great one. I value other people’s beliefs and perspectives but the Jewish circumcision is horrendous and too much. I’m speechless at the VS models, the power of makeup is undoubtedly powerful! lol 😀

  27. Shirley Fuchs

    Wow, what a great set of ideas. Some I would not have thought of esp. 2nd and 4th articles. I’m always amazed at what you’re sharing to us. I also loved the ending quote by Kevin Kruse. I have really enjoyed reading your this week’s finds. Thanks!

  28. Merry Robinson

    I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Thanks for sharing all these cool finds 🙂

  29. Jae Medina

    Shouldn’t circumsation be a choice? Why do they do it to babies? That’s creepy in my opinion.

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