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The 10 Most Inspiring Quotes from Michelle Obama's Final Speech as First Lady

"Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I've made you proud."<p>This morning, Michelle Obama delivered her final public speech as First Lady of the United States.<p>Obama spoke at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year Event—which she organized in 2015 as a part of her …

Think of summer rolls as DIY packaged salads

A single game-changing ingredient can turn summer salads into festive finger food that is sure to elicit oohs and ahhs at a beach or backyard gathering: rice paper rounds, also called spring roll wrappers.<p>They are widely available on the international aisle of larger grocery stores and in Asian …

Spices

Lose Weight and Feel Great With the Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The anti-inflammatory diet can make you feel great! "How," you ask. By cutting out or significantly reducing your consumption of pro-inflammatory …

22 Recipes for Sweet, Juicy Summer Corn

Growing up in central Indiana, I was surrounded by endless cornfields. You could measure the seasons and the climate by how high the plants were growing, and getting lost in corn mazes each fall was a time-honored tradition.<p>But, weirdly, we didn't actually eat much fresh corn. The fields that …

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23 Hacks From Instagram That’ll Make You Say “That’s Genius”

Save some time so you can EAT FASTER.

Wal-Mart, America's Largest Grocer, Is Now Selling Ugly Fruit And Vegetables

Over the past few years, so-called ugly fruit and vegetables have been gaining a host of admirers.<p>Now, Wal-Mart has officially joined the bandwagon. Starting this week, America's largest grocer says it is piloting sales of weather-dented apples at a discount in 300 of its stores in Florida. If this …

Agriculture

Homemade Salves for Every Household - Health and Wellness

One of the most beneficial and healthful additions I’ve ever made to my home medicine cabinet was integrating homemade herbal salves into my natural …

Alternative Medicine

How To Adultify Your Space In 8 Easy Steps

RIP futon life<p><i>The time has come to accept the inevitable: you’re growing up. Embrace it! Becoming an adult can be daunting, but not when you have guides as easy (and, let’s face it, as cool) as the ones in our new Adultify series. Now, you won’t ever have to utter that cringe-worthy term “adulting”</i> …

What Happened When One Man Ate 40 Teaspoons of Sugar a Day for 60 Days

It wasn't pretty.<p>Sugar is everywhere and it's in so much of the food that makes up a Western diet, but for the past six years, Australian filmmaker Damon Gameau has managed to steer relatively clear of added sugars. He then voluntarily decided to consume 40 teaspoons of sugar a day (or the amount …

Diabetes

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

Agriculture

Tolkien fans dress up and do battle in a Czech forest

It started about 20 years ago with just a few dozen fans of the of the JRR Tolkien book The Hobbit meeting in a forest in the Czech Republic and acting out some of the famous battle scenes from the fantasy novel.<p>Now, two decades later it draws hundreds of would-be Orcs, Elves, Rangers and Dwarves …

A Beef & Cheese Empanada Recipe: Baked or Fried

When Sarah and I were kids, my dad would occasionally whip out one of the rarer of gems in his arsenal of recipes for delicious fried foods: the …

23 Skinny Summer Snacks For Your Afternoon Slump

Fresh ideas for the hottest days.<p>We're all about eating between meals, which every nutritionist and study assures us is a good thing. The key, come 4 p.m., is choosing something that's both healthy and satisfying. These fresh ideas will do just that.

This Honey Lemon Chicken Will be Your Go-To on Busy Nights

<i>The following post was originally featured on RecipeTin Eats and written by Nagi Maehashi.</i><p>This rarely happens, and it usually only lasts 24 hours, but I can officially say: I'm cooked out. Between cooking for Easter both in real life and for RecipeTin Eats, ploughing full steam ahead on my <b>Stir Fry</b> …

Six diet foods your diet doesn’t need

If you're a snacker who's keeping tabs on the bathroom scale, calorie-controlled snack packs and light and fat-free foods might seem like a dieter's boon. After all, nixing a few extra calories here and there can make the difference between reaching your goal weight or holding steady. Or worse, …

Nutrition

Make Your Own Doritos With This Seasoning Blend

Nacho Cheese Doritos are a perfect junk food and, until now, my only way of getting more Dorito flavor in my life was putting them in a pepper …

5 Superfoods You're Probably Not Eating, But Should Be

By some estimates, the state of American health looks pretty grim. And much of it is directly tied to poor diets.<p>Based on current trends, one in …

Ultimate Summer Cake Bucket List

It's never too hot to eat cake. Bake your way through the season with these 11 summer favorites.<p>If I had may way, I would always have a cake stashed …

Dessert

5 High-Protein Tacos Ready in 20 Minutes or Less

You don't have to skimp on nutrition or flavor if you're short on time. Make these quick, easy, and healthy tacos for fast food you'll feel good about.

Cooking

Make These Healthy Homemade Sports Drinks

These DIY beverage recipes will energize your runs while saving you hard-earned cash.<p>Somewhere in the past few decades, maybe after we put a man on the moon, it seemed we started to believe that the more engineered something was, the better. Sports drinks got so techy they were barely recognizable …

Golden State Warriors

40 Pasta Salad Recipes You Need to Try This Summer

You'll want to whip these up every chance you get.<p>A summer picnic, potluck, or barbecue — these easy pasta salads will be your go-tos. And watch it be the first bowl to go empty. They're packed with a colorful mix of veggies, homemade dressings, and cold pastas.

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6 Crucial Foods for a Healthier Vagina

You are what you eat, and apparently, so is your vagina. Given that your diet affects pretty much everything from your menstrual cycle to your mood, it's no surprise that it can affect how things are going in your nether regions.<p>Here are a few tips from experts to keep everything down there working …

Wellness

Why Our Food Keeps Making Us Sick

<b>By Beth Kowitt</b><p>Photograph by Henry Hargreaves for Fortune; Styling by Caitlin Levin<p>May 6, 2016, 12:00 PM EDT<p>May 06, 2016<p><i>America’s food industry has a</i> …

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3648-1.jpg<p>Minty Quinoa Cucumber Salad Recipe<p>Are you a quinoa neophyte, or the queen of quinoa? Whether you’re unsure how to pronounce it (<i>keen-wah</i>) …

A butcher's 6 secrets for saving money on meat

When I think about thrift and meat — specifically in the U.S., but increasingly in areas like Europe — the first thing that comes to mind is the devotion folks have to tenderness. This tends to be the Holy Grail quality people look for in meat.<p>To me, this is a backwards approach to quantifying the …

BBQ

10 One-Minute Dinner Hacks That Save Tons of Time

The same scenario happens every night: You finally get home from a long day of working and commuting, and the last thing you want to do is cook …

Hacking

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science | Women's Health

<i>Trying to get flat abs? If you've got a dumbbell on hand, you can do some of these moves:</i><p>Visceral fat is not only a pain in the butt, it’s also extra unhealthy, since it’s located in the abdominal cavity and surrounds several important organs. So, researchers looked into how certain types of …

You don’t know if that’s beef: The animals mixed into your meat might shock — and disgust — you

Meat substitution scandals are becoming more common: When researchers test meats, they often find unexpected things<p>Species substitution is rampant in the seafood industry, but how often do our furry and feathered protein sources get swapped? Was Horsegate the exception or the rule?<p>In 1995, …

Sausages

Prince autopsy planned for today

<b>(CNN) —</b> As stunned fans mourned legendary singer Prince, questions remained on what killed him days after he performed in Atlanta to rave reviews.<p>Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. An autopsy will be conducted Friday, starting at 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET).<p>Prince …

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