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Germany’s first waste-free supermarket about to open its doors

Everyone wants to contribute a smaller carbon footprint, but it’s quite difficult when 80% of stock sold in supermarkets is wrapped in toxic …

Ask A Bartender: Good Substitutes for Expensive Spirits

Are more expensive spirits <i>usually</i> better than the bottom-shelf stuff? Sure. But price doesn't always indicate true quality, and sometimes, we just don't have the budget for lots of fancy spirits. We asked bartenders around the country: Which bottles do you find great substitutes for more expensive …

18 of America's Most Innovative Kale Dishes

From pizza topped with crispy purple kale (photo), to fried black kale served with seared foie gras, here are the nation’s best kale dishes.<p>In recent …

What To Do With Books Besides Read Them

As evidenced at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Show House, interior designers are obsessed with using coffee table books as decorative objects (of course, that is, after they read them!).<p>Interior design by Mark Hampton LLC.<p>Interior design by Cullman & Kravis, Inc.<p>Interior design by Ingrao …

Interior Design

This Is the Bike Tech of the Future (And Soon It Could Be Yours)

A bike painted with a coating that glows at night! Wheels that charge your phone! Rims that turn your bike into a moving rave! Be prepared to have …

San Francisco

Homemade Baby Wipes

When I had Zander this past winter, a friend brought over some homemade baby wipes.<p>I loved them!<p>How did I NOT know about homemade baby wipes before …

33+ kids activities for summer fun

While not strictly home and garden, if the kids are out of the way (and having fun) you can end up doing more in the home AND garden, right?<p>So here …

Organic Bug Spray Recipe

Let’s talk about insects, shall we? About how much we hate them? And then, let’s talk about an organic bug spray recipe.<p>Some days I can take a sucker …

DIY Home Fragrance (like a Williams Sonoma Store)

I love William’s Sonoma!<p>I make a point to stop in every time I am at the mall just to stroll through the beautiful store and smell the wonderful …

19 Tiny Lifestyle Changes You Can Make To Get Healthier

The suggestions came pouring in. We've selected our favorite small lifestyle tweaks, which over time, should lead to larger personal changes.<p><b>1. Learn to drink your coffee black.</b><p>Coffee is good for you (in moderation). Eliminating milk, cream, sugar, or flavorings will cut calories and maximize …

7 Quick Tricks to Boost Your Happiness

In <i>The Secret</i>, Rhonda Byrne said that if there is one take away you have from the book, it is to "feel good now." The mind is a magnet and attracts more of what it is we are thinking about it. If we are focusing on feeling optimistic, we bring more good into our lives (and the same for the reverse). …

6 Tips to Stay Healthy & Fit on Vacation

No matter where you're going, vacation is a great time to relax, escape and indulge. But did you know the average person can gain 4-6 pounds in just …

Fitness

5 Healthy Reasons to Stay Hydrated

Summertime means sunbathing on the beach, picnicking with your family and enjoying the outdoors. Naturally, this means spending more time in the sun …

10 Complete Proteins Vegans Need to Know About

There are plenty of reasons to eat more meat-free meals: They’re nearly always cheaper, lower in calories, and better for the environment. It’s easy …

Nutrition

Everything You Need To Know To Begin An Elimination Diet

Do you struggle with unexplained symptoms such as bloating, brain fog, weight gain, headaches, or fatigue? Here’s a super simple way to determine if …

The 18 Most Nutritious Vegetables

We all know that vegetables are good for us. But each veggie has something special to offer. “The recommendation is to eat a variety, since they each …

Nutrition

Farm-to-School program boosts health of students and food economy

Students who line up for lunch at the 50 or so salad bars that have cropped up in British Columbia school cafeterias are in the midst of a big undertaking.<p>As they load up on local greens, root vegetables, eggs and cheese, these youngsters are fortifying themselves and the province's local food …

Empowering smallholder farmers to create sustainable change - live discussion

Do you ever look at where the products you buy come from or ponder over how they were made? Staple commodities such as coffee, tea and sugar all have a human story behind them, one involving hundreds of people across the world, that consumers are largely blinkered to.<p>However, the recent horsemeat …

Agriculture

New York success story: growing the Garden of Eden in Brooklyn

Community gardens are nothing new in the United States: there is a long tradition that began during the world wars and the Great Depression, when community gardening participation became almost universal. “Victory gardens” flourished during the second world war and provided a way for communities to …

How to Pack a Vegan Lunchbox

<i>Vegan lunches can -- and should -- be a lot more interesting than bare salads or carrot sticks and hummus. New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw will be sharing inspiration for midday meals that stave off both hunger and boredom.</i><p><i>Today: Gena shows us that packing lunch is all about …

Green Smoothies with Avocado

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Take the dairy out of your smoothie, and add in some green.</i><p>Smoothies are a no-brainer breakfast for vegans: many recipes are vegan as written, and if they aren’t, it’s …

Summer's Here -- Juice It Up!

A recent trip to my favorite farmers market on a Sunday morning left me clutching an overladen shoulder sack filled to bursting with all manner of glorious fruits and veggies that had seduced me with their siren songs. "JUICE," I muttered to myself to justify my lack of self-control, "I'll make …

How to Make Vegan Cheese at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: McKel Hill of Nutrition Stripped makes a cheesy, cheese-free spread that you can eat on anything from salads to potatoes to sandwiches.</i><p>Cashew …

Food

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

Final scene is cool, but the side-by-side with the greenscreen is awesome!

Eater's Summer 2014 Cookbook and Food Book Preview

Welcome to the <b>Eater Summer Cookbook and Food Book Preview</b>. Here you will find Summer releases (May 1 to August 31) that are about, written by, or could be useful to chefs/restaurants. As usual, Summer is a big season for ice cream books and grilling/barbecue books; but there's something for …