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Child obesity has grown unabated since 1999, study finds

A handful of preliminary studies in recent years has raised hopes the epidemic of U.S. child obesity has stabilized or reversed. But new research finds continued growth in our kids' girth, suggesting that self-congratulation would be premature.<p>Among children from infancy through age 18, rates of …

Diabetes

How to Transform Your Website Into a Marketing Powerhouse for a Mobile World

In today's digital age billions of dollars in spending decisions are influenced by websites, but... most business websites are not ready for a mobile world yet, nor have been designed with ROI in mind. To make things worse, websites are still seen by a large group of companies as "must-have" cost …

Why do people put on differing amounts of weight?

<b>Foods that make some of us put on weight can have little effect on others, according to research being carried out in Israel. It might be time to rethink the way we diet, writes Dr Saleyha Ahsan.</b><p>Like most of the population, I must admit that I am on an eternal quest to lose weight. For me it's more …

Diabetes

5 Social-Media Opportunities Businesses Mostly Overlook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In January 2015, <i>MediaPost</i> reported that CMOs are turning more of their attention toward social media. What was once believed to be a passing fad has turned into one of the most popular ways for brands to cultivate and engage an audience …

5 Foolproof Muffins to Kick Off Baking Season

Break out the apron (and the jeggings): baking season is upon us! You don't even need to be a "baker" to whip up these easy fall muffins. The recipes have all been fine tuned in my kitchen, so they come out perfect for you every time.<p><b>1. Oat Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping</b><p>These muffins are …

Blogs | Food & Wine

It beat Trader Joe's and Aldi yet again, according to a Temkin Customer Experience survey.<p>In case you missed it, the grocery store has its own …

How a Texan toddler's life was turned around after she became the youngest person ever diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

The girl, from a Hispanic family, was diagnosed in Houston, Texas, by Dr Michael Yafi, a paediatric endocrinologist with the University of Texas.<p>In a written presentation to the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference in Stockholm, Yafi said she had been brought to his clinic …

Back to Basics: Food Photography Lighting & Styling

In today’s foodie/cellphoneography/Instagram world, everyone is a food photographer. It’s almost customary to take a photo of your food before …

Food Photography Tips for Food Bloggers

While I’m not a professional food photographer, my photos have improved with practice (lots and lots of it). Here are the best tips and tricks I can …

FOODOGRAPHY: A Food Photography Workshop by Carmel Winery

Put an appetizing plate of food in front of someone and there’s a good chance even before reaching for their fork, spoon, or chopsticks, they’ll pull …

How to Use a Flash for Food Photography

That beautiful natural light effect that everyone loves in their food photography can be created at any time of day or night–and you don’t need to …

Shutter Speed

Learn the Basics of Food Photography with this Video

A bad photograph of a delicious dish can make it seem terrible. Food photography can be tricky business particularly when everyone with a phone and …

Photography

The hidden influence of social networks

We're all embedded in vast social networks of friends, family, co-workers and more. Nicholas Christakis tracks how a wide variety of traits -- from …

10 Things That Changed in Advertising During the Last Decade

In honor of Pandora's 10th anniversary, the senior vice president of ad product and strategy shares the top 10 major changes in advertising that have …

Top 10

Zucchini Noodle Recipes That'll Make You Forget All About Pasta

It's time to get out the spiralizer.<p>Move over spaghetti squash, there’s a whole new pasta-shaped veggie on the market. Actually, there’s an array of new options thanks to a small, affordable kitchen appliance called the spiralizer.<p>The spiralizer can take just about any vegetable ― our favorite …

Healthy Eating

You Should Know How to Hasselback—Start With These Showstopping Carrots

All you need to perfectly hasselback vegetables are a sharp knife, a steady hand, and this technique.<p>Whether you’re slicing apples for a galette or potatoes for a gratin, perfectly thin, uniform slices make any dish a showstopper. Inspired by Hot 10 honoree Semilla in Brooklyn, we tried it on …

Carrots

How Laurent Tourondel Makes the Sexiest Onion Ever

In celebration of the opening of Laurent Tourondel's newest NYC restaurant, L'Amico, we've asked him to share his secret to the sexiest onion ever.<p>In …

World Health Organization study shows need to regulate fast food industry

The convenience of fast food might not make up for the greater risk of obesity, according to a new study.<p>Fast food might be convenient, but it’s …

Public Health

7 products the food industry has convinced you are healthy

Your trusty vitamin water is actually loaded with sugar, but what else would you expect from a Coca-Cola product?<p>Science has come a long way toward identifying what kills us, but we are still a longer way from knowing what keeps us going. It is in the murky gray areas that charlatans lurk, peddling …

4 Amazing Ways to Eat Way More Fruits and Vegetables Right Now

In creating the menus for Plated, I love the opportunity to add the season's finest vegetables, herbs, and fruits to any and all dishes I create -- giving our subscribers the chance to eat better-tasting, fresher food that's also better for you.<p>Here are four suggestions for what to do with all that …

7 Techniques That'll Improve Your Organic Reach On Facebook

Facebook has been looking a lot less promising recently. Organic reach is down, way down, and marketers are worried.<p>In 2012, Facebook started culling brand reach on Facebook to only 16% of its former level. About a year later, they adjusted their algorithm to further suppress organic reach. In …

Marketing

15 Lightened-Up Pasta Recipes for Summer That Aren’t Pasta Salad

Summer is in full swing. And when the temperature rises and your clothes get lighter, your meals should lighten up too. The last thing you want to do when lounging by the pool is devour a meal that’s going to leave you feeling bloated and tired. We scoured the depths of the Internet and found 15 …

This Week in Inbound Marketing: Google Adwords Introduces Dynamic Search

Welcome to our weekly edition of SmartBug Media's inbound marketing round up. In order to help you stay as up to date as possible on inbound …

Marketing

Emotions triggered by social media sharing 'is marketing utopia' new research claims

Dr Peter Steidl<p>Marketers should be targeting consumers the moment they share social content as that is when they are at their most receptive to …

Public Relations

Light and easy roasts for summer

Love a Sunday roast but want something fresh, simple and summery? We've got the perfect recipes, from lamb with lavender to lemon potatoes<p>We British love our Sunday roasts, but sometimes, when the weather is hot, the traditional dinner can seem stodgy and overwhelming.<p>Thankfully, there are plenty …

Cooking

Genius Recipes' Greatest Hits of 2014 (+ a Thank You)

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The ten Genius Recipes you liked best in 2014. (We liked them too.)</i><p>This whole thing is very win-win. You all send in the best recipes you stumble across -- …

Recipes

Healthy One-Pot Meals We Can't Live Without

Mild, firm-fleshed cod is cooked with a colorful mix of fingerling potatoes, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes in this delicate stove-top dinner.

Food

17 Ways to Cook With Sumac, Your Next New Pantry Obsession

Sumac is the best seasoning you're not using. It's lemony, astringent, and tangy—and we love adding it to these 17 recipes.<p><b>Sumac isn't a pantry staple across America—yet</b>. But with its bright, astringent flavor and use-it-with-everything versatility, this deep red Middle Eastern spice is ready for …

Cooking