China DeSpain

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China DeSpain is a San Antonio-based writer and blogger. She loves pop culture, animal rights, health and fitness, international travel, books and wigs. Follow China on Twitter: @ChinaDeSpain


Tis the Season for Solstice Celebrations

in Events, Featured, News, Pop Culture

Canada’s Winter Solstice Lantern Festival features lantern labyrinths, lantern-lit drumming parades, fires, music and more.

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Mozambique’s ‘Super’ Breast Cancer Awareness Ads

in Causes, News, People, Top News

A nonprofit organization created posters depicting Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, She Hulk and Storm performing breast self-exams.

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Ian Somerhalder Still Fighting for Species Conservation

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Somerhalder says that passing the conservation bill will not only help protect threatened animals, but could also help protect the country as well.

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2011 Compassionate Gift Guide Roundup!

in Featured, Lifestyle, News, Top News

There’s no need to brave traffic, crowds and long lines to wrap up your shopping. Our compassionate gift guide roundup has something for everyone on your list.

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Leona Lewis and Ricky Gervais Pledge Humane Holiday

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

British stars Leona Lewis, Ricky Gervais and Joanna Lumley have teamed up with Humane Society International to promote an animal-friendly holiday season.

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Drew Barrymore Ditches Vegetarian Diet

Once a vegan and PETA spokesperson, Drew Barrymore has given up her vegetarian ways. Get to the meat of the matter inside.

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Vegetarian Restaurant Mineral is a Feast for the Senses

Tucked into the Sierra Nevada Foothills in the cozy town of Murphys, California, Mineral is a vegetarian gem. Featuring inventive dishes such as “Land Scallops” and Beet, Avocado and Honey Blistered

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