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Essential Tools for Your First Kitchen (& Every Kitchen Thereafter)

<i>As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens.</i><p><i>Today: Cal Peternell, the chef at Alice Waters’s</i> …

Stone Age

Albert Einstein archive reveals the genius, doubts and loves of scientist

Early note shows delight at birth of his daughter while later letters show fame was beginning to be a trial<p>The letter from the 22-year-old Albert Einstein revealed his delight at fathering a daughter, Lieserl, with his sweetheart, former classmate and future wife, Mileva Marić. How the new mother …

What Happens When You Drink 10 Sodas a Day

One man tried it. And while the results were visually shocking, they weren't that surprising.<p>We already know that drinking regular soda isn't that great for you. But one guy took this idea to a whole new level. George Prior drank 10 cans of Coke a day (that's 1,400 calories!) for 30 days straight …

Nutrition

How To Make Jamie Oliver's Vegan Christmas Feast

Mouthwatering vegan Christmas recipes, exclusively curated by Jamie Oliver for BuzzFeed Life.

Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

In an age when consumers have become increasingly suspicious of processed food, the Internet has become a powerful platform for activists who want to hold Big Food accountable.<p>One of the highest-profile of these new food crusaders is Vani Hari, better known by her online moniker, Food Babe. Among …

Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free

<b>(CNN) —</b> People the world over believe that stress comes from external sources.<p>One complains of a nagging wife or hysterical husband. Another finds fault with the demands of work or the exploitation of management. Someone else grumbles at summer being too hot or winter being too cold.<p>Everyone thus …

Some mornings we would wake up to the smell of burning hair and the roar of a blowtorch. Our Hungarian friends would be processing a pig—this meant a feast was coming.

There can be no substitutes.<p><b>During my childhood in the 1980s in rural Michigan,</b> margarine ruled the pantry of our house. My stepfather's doctor told him to watch his cholesterol by eliminating almost all fat, especially saturated, from his diet. Our refrigerator quickly filled with plastic buckets …

Processed Food

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>Getty Images<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Columbia University

5 Cardio Myths You Need to Stop Believing

<b>MYTH #2: If you don't have an hour to commit to the cardio gods, it's not worth it.</b> <b><br>FACT:</b> Flat-out not true. <i>All</i> body movement has benefits in terms of calorie burn. What you can change, though, is how efficiently you burn them. "You may be able to do steady-state cardio longer, and burn more …

Cognitive Function and Its Impact on Chronic Pain

We all know that pain can cause all kinds of issues with our brain function, including making it hard for us to think or behave as we used to behave prior to the onset of chronic pain. But some research now suggests that how we think and how our brain function is prior to a trauma/surgical event …

The Brain

You're Getting Dumber as You Age: Here's How to Slow the Decline

A healthy brain processes information as a wave (via electrical impulses) and as a particle (via the brain chemicals) at a fast pace along the neuronal highway. Think of "the wave" that goes around a sports stadium during a football game. Every person in the stadium represents a single cell in the …

Celtuce and What to Do with It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Stalk down your new favorite vegetable.</i><p>You need another ugly vegetable in your life. No really, you do. The days are grey and chilly, and you’re pulling yourself out of bed hours …

The 8 Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss

Food that helps you sleep like a baby...without making you bloated in the a.m.<p>Just so you know: While Women's Health editors independently select all products we feature, product links may be from affiliate partners. That means if you buy something, Women's Health gets a portion of the …

A Fitness Trainer Comes Clean About Exercise-Related Weight Gain

It's 1997. I'm 300 pounds. Every day I push my mom's coffee table out of the way, press Play on the VHS player, and sweat (buckets) to the oldies.<p>It would be years before feeling well or caring for myself even showed up on my goal-dar (it's like GAY-dar, but with aspirations!). I wasn't exercising …

Fitness

10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved This Month

October has arrived and fall is fully underway: The days are getting shorter, pumpkin lattes are back on the menu, and -- most importantly -- we’re finally ready to light up the stove and fire up the oven. This month you craved spice (both sweet and savory) and looked for hearty food to help you …

7 Ways to Snack for Weight Loss

Light grazing between meals is essential for a few things: It protects your blood sugar from spikes and crashes, keeps your mood stable, and helps you resist the famished state of mind that makes the office vending machine seem so enticing. "When you eat consistently, you're likely to make better …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

4 Amazing Stretches for Injury Prevention

In an FST session, you hop on a massage table with comfortable stabilizing straps, and a therapist gently pulls and moves your legs, arms, spine, and neck in different ways to stretch the fascia and lubricate your joints. "The therapist uses their body as leverage to create traction and gently …

The 5 Fruits with the Highest—and Lowest—Sugar Counts

No, they don't have added sugar—but you should still have a rough idea of how much of the sweet stuff you're taking in.<p>Let’s start with this: Naturally occurring sugar is definitely preferable to the added kind. Still, you should have a general idea of how much you’re taking in each time you chow …

@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Best Fall Trips

With the changing of the seasons comes a change in where we as travelers set our sights on going. Inspired by our l<b>atest list of best fall trips</b>, Nat Geo Travel staffers shared their own favorite autumn escapes.<p><b>Here’s a dozen to get you dreaming about your next adventure, near or far:</b><p>“Call me a …

10 Things A Startup Founder Learned About Money While Backpacking Around The World

"I realized I was living a childhood dream," he says of that moment, near the beginning of his year-long, 21-country travel adventure. "And I started wondering why I was the only one there. "<p>That epiphany became the first seed of his financial education website, Phroogal, which crowdsources …

Personal Finance

Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn't Care Less

The host of CNN’s Parts Unknown (starting again on Sunday) wants to make a great show–and challenge some cultural assumptions.<p>“Ready to eat well?” asks Anthony Bourdain.<p>The chef turned TV star is leading the way toward a pair of narrow seats at the New York outpost of a Michelin-rated Tokyo …

New Jersey

Exercise as a prescription for depression: Here's how it works

We all know that lacing up and breaking a sweat is good for our mood, and that exercise can feel like a lifeline when the stresses of life threaten to engulf us. But how a pounding workout helps lift us from the encroaching gloom was a mystery -- until now.<p>Using mice that were stressed to the point …

Obesity causes early puberty (Opinion) - CNN.com

Parents coach their kids to make healthier food choices, but it can be hard even for adults to find kids' meals that aren't hiding sodium, sugar and fat. The report "Kids' Meals: Obesity on the Menu" by the Center for Science in the Public Interest found that 97% of the 3,500 kids' meal analyzed …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

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