• My new spring shoes are these killer, plaid, vegan oxfords from John Fluevog! How cool are these? They're perfect with khaki shorts, jeans, or black trousers. From a punk rock club to wall street, you can mismatch them with other patters, or let these kicks stand alone as the centerpiece of your outfit. The best thing of all is that help you tread more light since they're free of leather, one of the nastiest sources of pollution and global warming.  $179 CBC (Evergreen Plaid)

• I was recently interviewed on the podcast "Our Hen House, Episode 9" where I discussed The Cave Man Diet, Mainstream Manliness, and other interesting tidbits with fabulous hosts and activists Jasmin and Mariann. If you aren't subscribed to this podcast that discusses all kinds of ideas on how individuals can make change for animals, you should SUBCRIBE.

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• American Idol's Ruben Studdard, went vegan and has lost over 100 lbs already! One of his favorite restaurants is Soul Veg in Atlanta. Ruben explained his weight-loss on 'The Wendy Williams Show', saying, ”I went to vegetarianism about a year-and-a-half ago, and then about 6 months ago I started being completely vegan.” Read the full article on Ecorazzi and his interview with Peta.

http://patrickhiller.com/images/blog/bob-harper-3.jpg• According to VegetarianStar.com, Biggest Loser host and trainer, Bob Harper is almost 100% vegan, and has challenged his twitter followers to go vegan, too!

When his cholesterol dropped 100 points after going veg, he couldn't help but send out tweets like this: "Your Challenge today is to go the next 24 hours, starting now eliminating ALL animal products. Good for your heart AND the environment!!"

"I'm a HUGE fan of Gardein!!"

"I love this day..getting together with a couple of close friends and I'm preparing a VEGAN FEAST..hope they like it!!"

Follow Bob on Twitter, too.