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The 28 Best Countries For Healthy Eating

The darker red a country is, the worse it scored on Oxfam's index. Click the map to see the best countries for healthy eating.Oxfam International/ Business InsiderA major sign of a nation's overall wellbeing is the diet of its population.<p>Oxfam— an international confederation of organizations that …

Are Our Eating Habits Getting Less Healthy?

Less than two-thirds of Americans said they ate healthily "yesterday" in 2013, according to a new Gallup-Healthways report -- a drop from recent years.<p>The percentage is the lowest it has been since 2008, with 63.8 percent of Americans saying they ate healthily "yesterday." However, the report also …

How “healthy” food and labels trick our brain into unhealthy eating

In 1998, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania published a study that might strike you as kind of mean.<p>They took two people with severe amnesia, who couldn’t remember events occurring more than a minute earlier, and fed them lunch. Then a few minutes later, they offered a second lunch. …

Eating your daily fruit intake is healthier than drinking it

What is juice? According to Canada's Food Guide, the country's official healthy-eating bible, a half-cup of 100-per-cent fruit juice is equivalent to a serving of fruit. But if you ask a nutritionist, obesity expert or public-health advocate, you will likely get a different answer.<p>As more evidence …

How to Give Your Kids the Skills to Eat Healthy for Life

I've always been fascinated by the relationship people have with food. For years, I was a professional dancer, and when we weren't on stage, my fellow artists and I were obsessed with dieting. Our lives revolved around what we ate, what we didn't eat and all those forbidden foods in between. This …

Can healthy eating be forced on children?

<b>First Lady Michelle Obama has been at the forefront of the campaign to change school meals in America and fight childhood obesity. But can you force children to eat healthily?</b><p>It's almost lunchtime in the school canteen at Friendship Woodridge Elementary School in Washington DC. Today's menu is …

To Those Who Believe in White Privilege, Just Remember There Is Only One Race: The Human Race

<b>ROBERT KOEHLER FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b><p>Let’s take a stroll along the third rail of American culture, shall we?<p>We can follow it straight into the …

Economic Racism

March on Washington, August 28, 1963, shows civil rights leaders and union leaders. More than 50 years later, African Americans face economic …

Income Inequality

The NYPD Has A Long History Of Killing Unarmed Black Men

Eric Garner was a 43-year-old father of six and grandfather of two. The tall, 400-pound man, who was known around his Staten Island neighborhood as a "gentle giant" nicknamed "Big E," was approached Thursday outside a New York City store by a group of NYPD officers who accused him of selling …

“Tomlinson Hill”: A white man from Texas unearths his family’s shockingly racist past

The story of two families, one black, one white — with a painful shared history<p>Laura Miller<p>July 20, 2014 9:30pm (UTC)<p>As a boy growing up in Dallas, Chris Tomlinson heard few stories of his family's one-time cotton plantation in the eastern part of the state, near a town called Marlin, on the Brazos …