Cheryl Krause

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Memory & Loss in Arthurian Times: Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant

For many readers, the prospect of a new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is cause for celebration. Ten long years after the publication of <i>Never Let Me Go</i>, his …

Literature

16 Things I've Learned From 16 Years of Dealing With Depression

Depression came crashing into my life like a wrecking ball at the tender age of 14. It brought some ugly sidekicks: eating disorders, body dysmorphia, anxiety, issues with alcohol. Loneliness, worthlessness, despair. All were my miserable companions for more than a decade.<p>The good news is, I didn't …

The Healthy Food That's Giving You Belly Fat

What you need to know about the Wheat Belly diet<p>Last month, searches for "wheat belly diet" spiked 580 percent, according to information released by Yahoo Search. Wondering what the diet's all about? It's built around the fact that modern wheat—even the stuff found in whole-wheat bread—causes your …

Sexy, scary, suspenseful: 11 books to put on your summer reading list

No need to scour the bookshelves for your next summer read: Kate White and Brad Thor, both <i>New York Times</i> bestselling authors with books due out this summer, shared their must-have list of warm-weather books with TODAY. Thor's pulse-pounding "Act of War" is set to be published July 8, while White's …

Casting Update for Movie Adaptation of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The movie adaptation of <i>The 5th Wave</i> is taking shape! The latest in casting is that Nick Robinson and Alex Roe will join Chloe Grace Moretz in the …

The best books of 2014

The must-read novels, memoirs and history books of the year: if you're looking for a new book to read, this is a good place to start<p>Looking for something new to read? From the best children's and poetry books to failsafe gift and cookery books, you will find exactly what you are looking for.<p>There …

Books

The Best Exercise for Better Posture

Learn this crucial move plus three muscle-sculpting variations that target your arms, back, and core.<p>Pulling exercises are the key to a well-rounded strength routine—in fact, people who sit a lot (which, ahem, is most people) should actually do <i>twice</i> as many pull moves (to work those back muscles) …

Is Your Yogurt Full of Nano Metals?

How and why these particles may be showing up in your food<p>You'd never know it, but foods you eat on the regular may contain tiny metals mixed up in their formulas.<p>Wait: Huh? You see, nanotechnology is the process by which nature is deconstructed at the most microscopic level, making metals …

What Is Yacon Syrup, and Can It Help You Lose Weight?

Dr. Oz is touting it as a potential weight-loss wonder. Could it help you shed pounds?<p>A November episode of <i>The</i> <i>Dr. Oz Show</i> featuring the potential weight-loss benefits of yacon syrup re-aired this week; since then, searches for the stuff on Yahoo! have spiked. Users' searches about general things …

'5 Ways That Quitting Sugar Changed My Life'

Sarah Wilson, author of the new book I Quit Sugar, explains what happened when she stopped eating the sweet stuff.<p>I first quit sugar back in January 2011 because of my autoimmune (AI) disease. I have Hashimoto's, and a big part of why I've stuck to the sugar-free program is that it's made such a …

A Simple Shrimp Dish You'll Absolutely Love

But don't take our word for it...<p>Women’s Health<i>’s food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser is taking the #31Mealsin31Days challenge—she’ll cook at least one homemade meal every day for the entire month of May. See her latest recipe here, and join in by sharing your own homemade meals on Instagram</i> …

6 Scents That Have the Power to Heal

Research on essential oils is pouring in: Some 20 recent studies show sniffing the stuff could benefit your health—but only if done right. Here, a crash course in aromatherapy<p>No longer just the domain of new-age spas and hippie enclaves, essential oils have become a $1.2 billion business. The …

15 Teen Feminist Books Everyone Should Read

One of the best things about having nieces is the chance to buy books for them, be it something like <i>Anne of Green Gables</i> or the collected works of E. …

Books

6 Facts About Saturated Fat That Will Astound You

Back in 2000, the journalist Nina Teicholz got a gig reviewing restaurants in New York City for a small paper. It didn’t pay much, but it did come …

Excessive Exercise Could Put Heart Disease Patients at Risk

If you have a heart disease or condition, high-intensity exercise for long stretches could actually increase your chance of a massive heart attack or …