Amanda Fletcher

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Drink Like a Farmer: Why You Should Be Making Switchel

Learn how to make switchel—a.k.a. nature's Gatorade.<p>Put down the high-priced energy drink, the soda, the canned liquid sugar. We've got the boost you need, and it's one of the easiest DIY hacks you'll ever make. Enter <b><a href="">switchel</a></b>, a tart and pleasantly pungent mix of apple cider vinegar …

Adventures of a Wannabe Homesteader

My little family of three has lived in the country for over three years. We used to live in a big city on a main street, but when we had our …

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy

Get up, get moving, and kick ass every day.<p>As a yoga instructor, I know how big of an impact meditation and a few yoga poses first thing in the morning can have on your day. From clearing your mind to prepping your body for eight hours of sitting, kicking off your morning with a little time to …

10 marriage tips every wife needs to hear

<i>Editor's note: This article was originally published on Karen Lodato's blog, Eighth Rising. It has been republished here with permission.</i><p>There's a …

Relationships

“Stick person,” “Skinny bitch,” “Giraffe”: Stop bullying me for being thin

<b>(Abbitt Photography via Shutterstock)</b><p>I support women of all sizes, but the notion that “real women have curves” has made my life hell<p>Anna Oudra<p>October 12, 2015 10:00pm (UTC)<p>“You look like a stick person,” a girl said to me tonight “What do you eat?” I stared at her, hoping she might take back the …

Feminism

Your pregnancy at 14 weeks

During week 14 of your pregnancy, the fetal organ systems and bones continue to mature and develop.<p>You may also be experiencing the physical symptoms …

Broadway's Kelvin Moon Loh seeks compassion after child with autism disrupts show

Broadway actor Kelvin Moon Loh had barely left the stage after a performance of "The King and I" in New York City this week when he felt he had to speak out about a situation involving a boy with autism in the audience.<p>During Wednesday's matinee at Lincoln Center, Loh said a young boy with autism …

Empathy

There's a Woman in the United States Whose Religious Freedom Is Under Attack, But Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz are Silent

Calling all conservatives! There's a woman in the United States who says her religious freedom is under attack, and she needs your support.<p>No, I'm not talking about Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to serve marriage licenses to gay couples. I'm talking about Charee Stanley, a …

Vitamin C Cures Disease but Doctors and Pharmaceutical Companies Do Not Want You to Know This

<b>Health Impact News Editor Comments</b><p>Dr. Suzanne Humphries has given what is the most comprehensive and informative lecture on vitamin C that I have …

Whooping Cough

The Apple Recipes That You've Been Waiting For All Year

Twenty-six recipes that take advantage of fall's greatest gift.<p>One of our favorite things about fall is the fact that we can start cooking hearty dishes again. Between the mac and cheese, bowls and bowls of soup, and apples -- in all their varieties -- it's easy to say goodbye to the long days of …

Breakfast

10 Things Guys Don't Understand About the Female Orgasm

You have been blessed with the unfathomable, bordering-on-magic ability of back-to-back (to back) orgasms.<p><b>1. You have been blessed with the unfathomable, bordering-on-magic ability of back-to-back (to back) orgasms.</b> Zero. Refractory. Period. Even at our peak, we'd have to go into the bathroom after …

Lost in Motherhood

The biggest surprise when I became a new mom was not the immediate change to my life, it was the almost instant loss of the person I was.<p>I was changed. Not just physically scarred or emotionally worn out. I had become a mom, birthed a child into the world who was completely dependent on me. The …

How Free-Range Parenting Saved My Kid's Life

It was a beautiful Saturday morning. The sky was bluebird. It was one of those perfect days in the mountains where there is a just a little bite to the air that makes you wish for Fall and cuddling on the couch and making stew. My 8 yo son had a soccer game that morning. I won't ever forget that …

Parenting

How to Have a Super Sexy Marriage

What makes married sex life hot is totally subjective. What works for some may not work for others, so what matters is if you're happy with your circumstances.<p>With that being said, when you're in a long-term, forever relationship, you have to work to keep sex hot. It doesn't just happen on its own; …

Frozen Smoothies Are The Easiest Way To Eat A Healthy Breakfast Without Even Trying

And only wash your blender once.<p>Serves 1<p><i>Recipe by Natalie Brown</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup coconut milk<p>1 cup mixed kale and rainbow chard<p>1 banana<p>1 cup pineapple<p>1/4 cup frozen mango<p>1 tablespoon almond butter<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>Combine all ingredients in the blender, and blend until smooth.

Should a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Be Forced to Bear the Child?

On August 14th, an 11-year-old Paraguayan girl gave birth to a baby girl. She had been impregnated after being raped by her stepfather; the pregnancy …