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


Ian Somerhalder to Congress: U.S. Must Take Lead in Conservation

in News, People

Ian Somerhalder, everyone’s favorite vampire (move over Rob Pattinson), has a busy day planned. Late last night he tweeted, “Just getting home from work. Nap, put suit on, mad dash

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Whole Foods Launches Charitable Organization

in Eats, News

Austin, Texas-based health food giant Whole Foods Market recently launched a charitable organization aimed at improving child nutrition and fighting childhood obesity. The Whole Kids Foundation will work with schools

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Ian Somerhalder to Testify Before Congress on Species Extinction

in News, People

He may play broody, unbalanced and occasionally murderous vampire Damon on The Vampire Diaries, but in real life Ian Somerhalder is an environmental hero. The actor and activist is testifying before

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McDonald’s to Offer Healthier Happy Meal, Wins Michelle Obama’s Praise

in Eats

In an effort to change its reputation as a bastion of bad health, fast-food giant McDonald’s is pairing french fries with apples — sans the caramel dipping sauce — as

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Trudie Styler Launches Healthy Living Yoga App

in Healthy Living, Lifestyle

Actress, environmentalist and UNICEF Ambassador Trudie Styler (AKA Mrs. Sting) has partnered with lifestyle company Gaiam to launch a new yoga mobile app, Trudie Styler’s Weight Loss Yoga. The app

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Georgia Aquarium Names Mascot After Betty White

in Animals

The Georgia Aquarium has named its new dolphin mascot “Betty” after actress and animal lover Betty White. White has been a supporter of the aquarium, which is the world’s largest,

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M. Night Shyamalan Teams Up with Charity

in Events

Academy Award-nominated director M. Night Shyamalan is partnering with charity organization Givology to improve education opportunities for children around the world. On Friday, July 29, the M. Night Shyamalan Foundation and

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