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13 Salty Snacks That Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

It may seem counterproductive to nosh on your favorite salty snacks (read: fries) when you're trying to shed some pounds, but salty goodness doesn't have to be the enemy, says Nora Minno, RD.<p>"If you're trying to lose weight and get a craving for a salty snack, it's totally fine to indulge," says …

Heirloom Carrot Varieties

Learn all there is to know about planting, harvesting and saving heirloom carrot seeds as well as the cool history behind some of the rarest and …

How To Use Crystals For Better Sleep + 4 To Get Started With

It's no secret that sleep is an important part of a happy, healthy life. And hey, if it means longer dreams of Zac Efron, well, we want more of …

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Will Target's In-Store Farms Be Sustainable?

Target is looking to shorten the distance from farm to plate with a planned test of vertical farms, an agricultural technique that involves growing plants and vegetables indoors in climatized conditions.<p>The initiative, to take place within select U.S. stores, is part of ongoing research and …

6 Top Tips for Growing Garlic

Winter is coming, so it’s time to get busy growing garlic. Easy to grow and simple to store, garlic produces best when you make the most of its …

Gardening

2-INGREDIENT COLON CLEANSING MIXTURE TO FLUSH OUT FECAL WASTE FROM YOUR GUT

Due to many years of faulty eating—poor choices of food, poor eating habits and wrong food combination—the small intestines have become somewhat …

Foolproof Tips For Gardening Once It’s No Longer Hot Outside

Let it grow<p>Gardening is magic. Put a seed in the ground, let it soak up some sun and some rain, and watch it slowly grow into something beautiful that you can very often put in your mouth and eat; just <i>try</i> to tell me the whole endeavor isn’t intuitive witchcraft at its finest.<p>This summer, I grew my …

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Want to Live Up to 2 Years Longer? Science Says Do This Simple Thing Regularly

Choosing the right kind of beach read could be beneficial to your health.<p>Most of us want to live long, healthy lives, full of purpose and vitality. While there is no fountain of youth, there are certain practices everyone knows help extend your time on earth: wearing your seatbelt, eating fruits …

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3 Homemade Foot Scrubs for Soft & Silky Heels

<b>These feet were made for walking but did you know that the skin on our feet is a very delicate part on our body? Today guest blogger, Farheen Salman,</b> …

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Here's What's Really in Your Sushi and 13 Other Foods You Eat Every Day

Is nothing sacred?<p>With all of the organic and natural options at the grocery store these days, you probably assume you know what's going in your cart. But guess what? It's pretty much a guarantee that something you're buying isn't what you think it is, according to the new book <i>Real Food/Fake Food:</i> …

4 Keys to Fat Loss More Helpful Than "Eat Less and Move More"

Diet and exercise get all of the attention when it comes to fat loss. While they both do play a major role in the process, it's not quite as simple as "eat less and move more." So many people repeat this mantra with full conviction--after all, it can work for a while. However, in general, it's …

6 innovative ways to harvest and harness rainwater

From perennially parched California to unseasonably dry Massachusetts, from sea to salty sea, rainwater is a precious resource. As drought rages in …

How Ayurveda Can Help Boost Your Digestion & Your Health

Simple Ayurveda Tips For Great Digestion<p>In ayurveda, diet and digestion are given equal importance in maintaining good health. Just as choosing wrong …

8 natural & homemade insecticides: Save your garden without killing the Earth

<b>These natural and DIY pesticides are effective at helping to rid your crops of harmful critters, but safe enough to keep from poisoning you and your</b> …

Gardening

21 Easy Ways to Create a Calm Mind (Without Meditating)

<b>“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.” ~Remez Sasson</b><p>While juggling a full-time job and my writing, I …

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

Agriculture

6 Medicinal Herbs to Grow at Home - Quiet Corner

1. Echinacea<p>(<i>Echinacea purpurea</i>)<p>This native perennial, also known as Purple Coneflower, is a glorious garden plant that grows 24 to 36 inches tall, …

10 Carbs You Don't Have to Cut During Your Quest for a Six Pack

Turns out, there are some you're going to want to keep around.<p>For <i>years</i> we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when you're trying to lose weight—but not so fast.

3 Easy Ways to Detox Your Liver

Detoxing Your Liver May The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself<p>Did you know your liver is among your most critical organs and it plays a critical role …

Wellness

19 Plants Beneficial Insects Love - Organic Gardening

<i>The following plants will make your garden a boon to beneficial insects that will in turn provide you with free, all-natural pest control.</i><p><i>By Vicki</i> …

Gardening

A Guy Who's Been Living Off the Grid for 20 Years Explains How to Live Sustainably

I asked the guy living in Sydney's greenest house whether I'm too poor to live off the grid.<p>From the street, Michael Mobbs's inner Sydney terrace house looks like any other. But 20 years ago, Michael and his wife transformed their Chippendale home into an experiment in sustainable living: solar …

Garlic - Health Benefits - Quiet Corner

With garlic, you get an excellent supply of manganese – 23 percent of the daily value – containing essential enzymes and antioxidants that perform …

7 Foods You Didn't Know Could Heal Your Gut

Your gut’s duties involve so much more than digesting breakfast, lunch, and dinner.<p>In fact, your gut—comprised of trillions of microorganisms like …

Organic Pest Control: Dealing with Aphids

Adult ladybugs and their larvae love to eat aphids.<p>Aphids are one of the most common pest problems because they attack everything from peppers to …

Make One Batch Of This Chili, and Feast On It All Week

Our chili recipe delivers a huge protein payload. Cook it once, and eat for a week<p>Preparing all your meals for the upcoming week is smart: You eliminate stress, eat healthier stuff, and spend way less energy agonizing over what’s for dinner.<p>Plus, you lessen your chances of swerving into the …

Tomatoes could hold the key to old-age prostate problems, scientists say

The familiar problem suffered by older men of having to relieve themselves several times a night could be treated by eating more tomatoes, scientists believe.<p>Researchers found that a nutrient called lycopene, which gives tomatoes their red colour, could potentially ease the affliction suffered by …

A New Food Label Supports Farmers As They Transition To Organic

Consumer support could help reduce the barriers to organic farming.<p>If farmers want to go organic, they face a major challenge: It takes three years of meeting strict standards before crops can be certified organic. In the meantime, farmers have to deal with steep learning curves and costs without …