Experience and understand one of the most colorful annual summer events

June is a very colorful month and it’s not just because summer has arrived. One of the most colorful events this season is the annual Gay Pride Parade or Pride March that happens in many parts of the world. Here are some fast facts and other information about this colorful occasion:

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Get your dad the perfect gift to celebrate how awesome he really is

Before enjoying your ultimate summer escape this year, take some time out to find your dad the perfect gift for Fathers’ Day. As any smart and savvy Treetopia reader would know, finding the perfect gift doesn’t always equate to spending more money, rather, the perfect present is one that is well thought out. Here are some Fathers’ Day gifts you may want to consider:


“I’m for your father…”

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Just because you don’t have amazing abs doesn’t mean you’re not fit. It’s time to get a re-education about fitness so keep reading!

Many people equate being fat or overweight with being unhealthy and strive to bring down the numbers on the scale. Some are just hardwired to maintain a healthy lifestyle either by choice or because of pressure brought on by the media. Well, smart and sassy Treetopia reader, what does it take to be considered “in shape?” Forget the numbers for a few minutes to think about what goes on inside, above and beyond those measurements.

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Have your fill of delicious pizza without losing the battle of the bulge

It’s National Pizza Party Day on May 17th and what could be a better celebration of this popular, topping-filled dish than having your own pizza party! Don’t hold yourself back from enjoying a pizza party because Treetopia’s got your back: we’re sharing ways on how to enjoy pizza without jeopardizing your healthy diet.

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Get the most out of this summer’s hottest music festivities without fear

May hosts some of the hottest music festivals throughout the continent and, as it happens, May is also Emergency Medical Services Month (EMS). Music festivals draw bigger crowds each year and, with such a great number of people in one place, it can’t be helped that some people who require medical attention will not be immediately attended to by EMS. Rock out in some of May’s music festivals and keep yourself and others safe with some first-aid knowledge that would make your paramedics proud.

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Give your equally (or more) fantastic mom a gift she truly deserves

You’ve already proven how fabulous you are with the way you can juggle your tasks, solve tough problems, manage your time between work and play, and still have some solo relaxation time. Now it’s time to celebrate one amazing person whose love and guidance enabled you to become the person you are today: MOM. Just how can you show how much you love your mom this Mother’s Day? By telling her, of course, and through acts of love! A thoughtful gift wouldn’t hurt as well. Here are some gift ideas for your lovely mom:

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Give her the gift of added style for breezy days and brisk summer nights. A fashionable pashmina or Turkish 100% Cotton Fouta allows her the freedom to wear whatever she is comfortable in without the need to keep checking if it matches the whole outfit. Of course, not only are pashminas and Turkish Foutas a nice, snug protection from the cold, they’re also fashionable in their own right.


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April is National Poetry Month and that gives you and your friends another reason to get together and celebrate in style

Poetry may be a cause of headache for some, but for others who appreciate the wondrous way words work, it is a luxury, a foray into the unfathomable depths of the human mind and emotions.

While it may not be the most action-packed activity, holding a food- and fun-filled poetry night is one way to create a shared experience among friends and gain a higher level of awareness as a person. If you’re thinking of how to go about organizing one since it is National Poetry Month, here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Ask yourself what you would like to accomplish for your poetry night. Do you want to have a poetry reading? Do you want to analyze poems or focus on a particular poet? Maybe you prefer to watch movies inspired by poetry. Spice things up a bit by decorating your home with images of poets or your favorite poetic lines. A simple choice makes all the difference.

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Jumpstart your way to healthy living by having delicious & filling vegetable meals

Are you on your way to fit and fab yet? Treetopia’s two previous posts, Fabulously Slim & Trim and Soy Wonderful: Quick & Easy Tofu Recipes, shows two different but complementing ways to get in or back to the fitness wagon: exercise and food. Our Soy Wonderful entry focused on tofu, that wonderful soy product that has been used as meat substitute. Now, it’s time to enjoy the greens in season with these quick and easy recipes of spring vegetables:

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Whether you’re a beginner vegan or on a diet, or you just want to try out new food, we’ve got some tofu dishes that will tickle your palate

Quick and Easy Tofu Recipes

More and more people are becoming health-conscious nowadays, and we have witnessed the rise of various processed meat alternatives, the most popular of which is tofu. If you have just begun dieting and you want to make a switch, want to try out a new dish without stressing out on the preparations, or simply want to make a dish that you can make in a flash, try out these simple tofu recipes:

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Find the perfect workout to get your body in the best shape this summer

Now that spring has set its roots and the entire continent can sense the change in the weather patterns as summer prepares to take its turn, you and your friends are probably already planning a beach trip or two. If you want to get healthy and slim this summer without relying too much on gym equipment or eating up too much of your precious time, try out any of these great workouts:

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