Always Complaining

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I have been searching around the internet for a while for a vegan anti-chafing solution. I do longer runs (20+ miles in some cases) and it gets very uncomfortable, especially in warm weather situations.

Do any of you have any suggestions?
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"Is it too early to call 2014 'The Year of the Vegan'?"

We think not! New York Magazine gives us a quick recap of the last 7 decades here, and One Green Planet is also promoting Year of the Vegan.

Even the Independent in England is running an article on this; it's certainly exciting to see, and since I've been watching the movement grow—at a glacial pace, I once complained to Rynn Berry—since the late 90s.

I finally went vegan in 2001, and quit dairy first. What stories do other people have to share?

R.I.P., Rynn Berry

Today I went to Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn to visit Rynn Berry again; unfortunately he had already passed away. Apparently his family—maybe just his half-brother—had already been there and given authorization to pull the plug.

He will be sorely missed; I had fully expected him to pull through, and have been pretty bummed today at the thought I wouldn't see him ever again.

(I'd like to see a "role models" tag, if that's possible.)

Rynn Berry in Methodist Hospital

Rynn Berry, the author of The Vegan Guide to New York City, is in the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, and has been there for over a week. He was running in Prospect Park, and had some sort of attack; he apparently hit his head and lost consciousness. Because he wasn't carrying ID, he was only identified a couple of days ago.

A link to the incident can be found here. I visited him in the hospital tonight; anyone in the NYC area who's interested in either meeting me at the hospital or visiting him there can message me. Because he's in Intensive Care, visiting hours are 24 hours.
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50,000 Pigs

...from the people who brought you, The Witness and Peaceable Kingdom:

The purpose of the 50,000 Pigs campaign is to stand up for the 50,000 individuals bred into existence, confined, controlled, and sold into slaughter by Joe Maxwell, Vice President of Outreach and Engagement at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and his business partners. These animals, and countless others being used and killed by HSUS’s collaborative partners in the meat industry, have been abandoned to their fate by many activists and organizations under the influence of HSUS.
With nobody else to advocate for them, will YOU be their voice?
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verdict on soy milk? other lactose-free milk?

Hi all,

I hear mixed things about soy milk, and I'm not sure if I should have this as a dairy substitute or not. I'm still new to the diet / transition part of veganism, but being vegetarian all my life, the main things that I've had to work on are dairy. And sometimes it's strange to find for example, ice cream or yogurt containing egg or gelatin - so weird to me! Anyway, I'd like to hear your thoughts on soy - IF I am not allergic of course, how many servings of soy milk is 'safe' or are the dangers of soy not true? It seems that for women it can be a danger, because it mimics the estrogen hormone, but I don't think I'm in any danger of that, or having excess estrogen...

Does the same go for other soy products, like soy beans, tofu? The only thing that's frustrating is the fact that, if I'm out, at say a café with friends, I have to pay extra for the soy milk in my coffee or tea, and I never understood that...

Anyway, I am allergic to tree nuts but I can handle coconut milk. I just wanted to incorporate soy milk more, but only if it was safe and healthy to do so. Thanks everyone!