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Why you should never eat a bacon sandwich: what you can – and can't – eat

February, 2015, was the month when everything we thought we knew about eating and drinking healthily was turned on its head.<p>First, a damning study in the British Medical Journal showed that – after all we have been told to the contrary – saturated fat is good for you. Far from being the great risk …

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'Whiplash' Director Explains Why His Film Is Jazz For Your Eyes

It’s bold, it’s brilliant, and this week it was up close and personal. It’s nominated for multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Mixing. And it’s nominated for four Film Independent Spirit Awards, including …

Box Office Mojo

35 Empowering Feminist Quotes from Inspiring Women

Words of wisdom from the trailblazers who make us proud to be women.<p>To all the women and men continuing the fight for feminism in 2017, get inspired by the words of the trailblazing women who've said it best. From Hillary Clinton to Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Rihanna and all the unapologetic, …

Grenada, The Caribbean's Prettiest Place

It isn't warming up anytime soon, which means we’re still in need of a mid-winter Caribbean vacation to keep us sane. Barbados, Barbuda, the Bahamas -- there are too many beautiful places to choose from!<p>So why not pick a wild card and head to Grenada?<p>Grenada is an island country in the Caribbean …

Quick: Chicken Dinner Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

Chicken for dinner, and in no time at all. These are the fast, flavorful recipes to add to your repertoire.<p>Bone-in chicken thighs cook under the broiler in next to no time. A crunchy, sweet, and refreshing salad complements the juicy meat.<p>Watch how to make this recipe.

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National Geographic Travel

What Should I Eat Post-Workout?

<i>A Whole9 guest post by Steph Gaudreau, creator of Stupid Easy Paleo and author of</i> The Paleo Athlete<i> and</i> The Performance Paleo Cookbook.When asked to …

Nutrition

No Matter How Tired You Feel, You Have Time For This Fat-Blasting Workout

Don't think cheerleading is a sport? This workout will change your mind. Developed by Sean Bartram, the official trainer for the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders, it features essential HIIT (high-intensity interval training) moves that will burn fat and sculpt muscles fast — in fact, studies have …

HIIT

The Best Foods to Fuel Your Workout and Give You Energy

Chow down on these 8 power foods before and after your workouts, and you'll see results in no time.<p>1<p>Spinach<p><b>Good for:</b> Muscle recovery<br>It's true: …

This Is What Top Nutritionists Actually Eat at Home

Registered dietitians like me have nutrition training. We complete our schooling, 1200 supervised practice hours, and a national board examination to …

Healthy Eating

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

14 Facts About Life to Keep in Mind When Feeling Hopeless

Life can get rough every now and then, and it’s no wonder that we lose hope, get discouraged and can’t figure out why we do what we do.<p>In moments …

Motivation

Study: How much sleep is necessary for you?

Sleeping a very important activity in our life. We spend almost 1/3rd of our life in sleeping. But how much sleep is enough for a healthy individual …

Time Management

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food

Forget the so-called "miracle" diet pills that claim to rev up metabolism.<p>Slowly but surely, we're entering a new era of clinically tested drugs to combat obesity; most of the newest ones try to do that by suppressing appetite. And while no one's giving up on old-fashioned diet and exercise to help …

Nutrition

8 Places With Always-Perfect Weather

<i>By Kelsie Ozamiz for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Think of all the things you'd talk about if you went to a place where weather was never the topic of conversation.<p>San Diego<p><b>San Diego</b><p>Let's get this one out of the way. San Diego is the textbook example of beautiful year-round climate. It's never too hot and …

Five Things You Should Know Before Starting A Business

Starting my company Gloss and Glam was the best thing I ever did. But before I opened my business, I spent countless hours speaking to lawyers, accountants, and other entrepreneurs trying to figure out next steps. Save yourself countless hours — and the possible headache of making a huge …

Fatty Foods That Are Good for Weight Loss

You are NOT always what you eat. If we were what we ate, then people who ate lots of hot dogs and pork chops would be solid walls of muscle. People …

Nutrition

25 Best Snacks For Weight Loss

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p><b>1) Hard-boiled eggs with sriracha sauce</b> To improve thyroid function—the gland manages growth and metabolism—look no further than a low-calorie, …

Eating

Why You Should Write a Short Film Screenplay

I recently signed my first NDA for a feature-length writing assignment. I did it without an agent (although I’ve had one), without living in L.A. …

8 Things You Should Do Before Every Workout

Get the most out of your training efforts by incorporating these practices into your pre-workout regimen.<p>PRE-WORKOUT NECESSITIES<p>A solid pre-workout …

Keys to Creativity: Using anxiety to create.

Anxiety<p>Anxiety is a common emotion experienced by creative people and while some of the symptoms may be similar from one person to the next, how and …

Creativity

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<i>An easy recipe for the BEST light & fluffy classic buttermilk pancakes you’ll ever eat! They don’t taste lightened up or healthy at all!</i><p>Throughout my …

The Strength-Training Workout that Doubles as Cardio

Combine the two—and get out of the gym faster!<p>Swinging kettlebells doesn't just pump up your biceps. Kettlebell workouts can raise your heart rate enough to count as cardio, according to a small new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning</i> Research. <br>The researchers had exercisers complete …

6 Things You’ll Have to Give Up if You Want to Lose Weight FOR GOOD

Remember: It’s a marathon, not a sprint.<p>Juice fasting, low-carb, Paleo, the Master Cleanse—if you’re someone who struggles with her weight, you might always be looking for the hot new diet that will magically make it all easier. Sorry to break it to you, but staying slim and healthy is usually …

Blueberry Lemon Cake - Heather's Dish

Shares 0<p><b>Did I get your attention?</b> I hope so! I mean if <b>Blueberry Lemon Cake</b> doesn’t make your mouth automatically start salivating then I don’t know …

Dessert

Entrepreneurs: Balancing Your Work-Life And Personal Life

Launching a startup or fighting to grow a small company is a tough slog through any number of different challenges that require your full attention. Finding time to live the rest of your life can be a hardship unto itself.<p>At Dayton, Ohio-based entrepreneurship accelerator Aileron, Forbes conducted …

Entrepreneurship

Happening Now: 2015 Wine Trends And Predictions From Silicon Valley Bank

St Helena, California — Silicon Valley Bank (Nasdaq: SIVB) released its Annual State of the Wine Industry report in a live broadcast today, indicating accelerating sales growth in the fine wine category of 14 to 18% in 2015.<p>The growth will be driven by a strong US economy, said Silicon Valley …

Wine