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Required Reading: The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden

When the original version of <i>The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden</i> was published in 1975, supermarket cauliflower cost 98 cents a head (the nerve!), and …

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants<p>With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining in popularity. But …

The Simplest Self Watering Container Garden for Vegetables or Even Trees

Introduction: The Simplest Self Watering Container Garden for Vegetables or Even Trees<p>No piping required. No electric components or complicated …

Choosing the Right Grind

In order to make a delicious coffee beverage whole bean coffee must be ground into smaller particles to unlock flavor potential. Choosing the proper …

Better than Before: A Psychological Field Guide to Harnessing the Transformative Power of Habit

How to lay a steadfast foundation for “the invisible architecture of daily life.”<p><i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil… Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar,”</i> William James wrote in his seminal 1887 treatise on habit, the bundle of behavior he called the …

Fiber-Famished Gut Microbes Linked to Poor Health

KEYSTONE, Colo.—Your gut is the site of constant turf wars. Hundreds of bacterial species—along with fungi, archaea and viruses—do battle daily, …

7 Super Healthy Foods and Superfoods You May Not Know About

<b>1. Homemade Bone Broth</b><p>Homemade bone broth is as "staple" as it gets if you want to eat healthier. It's also a really cost effective way to improve …

The truth about breakfast: you don’t need it

Much has been made about the importance of a good breakfast to a healthy lifestyle. It gives you energy to start your day, according to conventional wisdom, and scientific studies conducted a decade ago had proclaimed that eating breakfast was the key to maintaining a healthy weight.<p>Breakfast …

12 Vegetarian Proteins

10 Best Healing Herbs

Science shows these herbal power-healers can help ease pain, prevent Alzheimer's, and ward off cancer and heart disease<p>Your arsenal of home remedies is about to get a lot spicier with these best healing herbs. Though herbs have been used for hundreds of years to heal, scientists are finally …

9 More Superfoods Every Man Needs

We polled 40 of the country's most respected food experts—registered dietitians, college nutrition professors and authors—asking each of them: What …

Nutrition

New MIND Diet Lowers Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Over 50% - PsyBlog

Even following the MIND diet ‘moderately’ reduced Alzheimer’s disease risk by 35%.<p>A new diet could lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease …

Dementia

The myth of the high-protein diet: How to prevent disease, prolong life and reduce body fat

Many people have been making the case that Americans have grown fat because they eat too much starch and sugar, and not enough meat, fat and …

Nutrition

5 habits of vegetarians you should steal

More and more of my clients consider themselves to be “part-time” vegetarians. While they may not want to give up meat altogether, they enjoy plenty of meatless meals or take part in ongoing movements, like Meatless Mondays. Today is another formal campaign focused on leaving meat off your plate: …

The Top Foods People Who've Lost More Than 10 Pounds Eat for Breakfast

Add them to your a.m. meal to start your own slimdown.<p>Trying to drop a few pounds? Before you totally overhaul your eating habits, take a cue from people who've already successfully slimmed down: We tapped into the data from MyFitnessPal's more than 65 million users (the app lets people track their …

India Strikes Down Controversial Law Banning 'Offensive' Online Content

In a landmark ruling, India’s apex court struck down a law that allowed the government to jail citizens for up to three years for posting “offensive” …