Christopher Elchico

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Top 15 International Destinations for 2015

Every New Year's resolution involves three key ingredients -- the commitment to better one's self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one's comfort zone -- and no one act accomplishes those goals more than international travel.<p>With 2015 on the horizon, …

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Avengers,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: 15 must-see movies of 2015 | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Here's a look at 15 genre releases slated for 2015. (Handout)<p>Mila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones in "Jupiter Ascending." (Warner Bros.)<p>A poster for "Chappie." (Sony Pictures)<p>Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) in "The Divergent Series: Insurgent." (Andrew Cooper / Lionsgate)<p>Aaron …

Food Psychology: How To Trick Your Palate Into A Tastier Meal

What makes the perfect meal?<p>Most of us might envision a specific dish, or a certain ingredient — a fine steak cooked medium-rare, grandma's chicken curry or mom's hearty ratatouille.<p>Charles Spence thinks about the food, for sure. But he also thinks about everything else: the color and size of the …

The Chocolate Sandwich You've Been Waiting For

Autumn Martin of Hot Cakes in Seattle makes grilled chocolate sandwiches that are crisp, gooey and deliciously messy, especially when they’re dipped …

New Nordic diet: should you eat like a Viking to lose weight?

Traditional Scandinavian diet rich in berries, game and wholegrains heralded as the next big diet trend<p>If you thought the paleo or "caveman" diet was strange, then look away now. Because next year’s big food trend could be to eat like a Viking.<p>The “New Nordic diet”, which is rich in traditional …

Trends 2015: What You'll Be Eating Next Year

Anyone who spends much of the week in restaurants will notice that some items crop up on menus over and over and we’re not just talking about kale salad or artisan mix burgers. Food tastes and offerings do run in trends so the San Francisco-based restaurant and hospitality consultants AF & Co …

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

Squash your appetite before it gets out of control.<p><i>This article was adapted from</i> The HD Diet <i>and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>A food is considered hydrophilic if it fills up with water and, in turn, fills you up, satisfying your appetite. The term originated from the Greek words for water …