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A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links: Turns out, wrinkly dried plums are good for more than just staying regular. New research finds that eating prunes helps you lose weight (by making you feel full).

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A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.

Turns out, wrinkly dried plums are good for more than just staying regular. New research finds that eating prunes helps you lose weight (by making you feel full). [EurekAlert]

After starting a textile-recycling program, H&M collected over 5,000 tons of old clothes and recently launched a new denim line made from 20% recycled cotton. [TreeHugger]

Philadelphia’s school district announces a new Lean & Green Days program, which means more meat-free menu options such as bean burritos and veggie calzones (the city is already part of the Meatless Monday movement). [University City Review]

Aw, there’s a new photo series of “hunks” posing sweetly with rescue animals[Huffington Post]