Jenni Bourque

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I Tried It: Goodbye Gross Disposables, Hello Silicone Sponge — Green Your Clean

Have you ever picked up your kitchen sponge to do the dishes only to find that it smells totally musty? And not only that, but you have no more …

Existentialism

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

7 Coffee Smoothies That Will Change Your Morning

Raise your hand if at least once a week your morning looks like this: Alarm goes off. Three snoozes go by before you’re out of bed, and suddenly …

Breakfast

Mark Salling ex girlfriend and Glee co-star Naya Rivera said his child abuse images arrest wasn’t a shock as the actor’s controversial dating history is laid bare

Mark Salling’s ex girlfriend and former Glee co-star Naya Rivera admitted she wasn’t ‘totally shocked’ when she found out about his child abuse …

3 Sauces Every Home Cook Should Know How to Make

Forget store-bought. These essential seafood sauces are not only whipped up with everyday pantry staples, they enhance the flavor of some of our …

This Liquid Lipstick Will Last Through Anything — & It's Natural

Liquid lipsticks are a no-fail option for almost any occasion that doesn't involve sitting on the couch in your underwear. The intense color is like …

Beauty

7 of the Best Vegan Bacon Swaps

If you’re missing bacon on a plant-based or meat-free diet, you’re in luck. You can make bacon from just about every chewy, savory ingredient you can imagine, from mushrooms and eggplant to tofu and coconut. Make these must-try vegan bacon swaps the next time you have a BLT craving or whip up a …

Vegan

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that shows promise in epilepsy and pain therapy, so the DEA wants to class it with heroin

The World Health Organization's new report on cannabidiol (CBD) found that the compound (which does not produce any kind of high -- and may actually …

Five health issues that should be on your radar in 2018

As always, it was a good-news, bad-news year in nutrition, this one marked by controversial study findings, sombre obesity statistics, updated food regulations and encouraging news stories.<p>Many of the stories that made headlines (and the ones that didn't) offered takeaways that can help us improve …

Nutrition

48 Easy Winter Vegan Meals

Brrrrr! It's freezing out there. Every morning for the last week I've looked outside to a world coating white with a layer of frost and boy is it …

Vegan

This Extremely Common Drug Given to Alcoholics Also Kills Cancer Cells, and We Finally Know Why

Disulfiram (Antabuse) is a drug given to alcoholics to prevent them from drinking, but for decades doctors have noticed the medication appears to …

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is …

North Carolina State University

The Most Promising Cancer Treatments In a Century Have Arrived—But Not For Everyone

In 1891, a New York doctor named William B. Coley injected a mixture of beef broth and <i>Streptococcus</i> bacteria into the arm of a 40-year-old Italian …

Immune System

17 Trash-Reducing Products You'll Feel Good About Buying

Be less of a garbage person.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Sugar industry suppressed health effects study 50 years ago – where do we go from here?

A trip to the grocery store these days can be a daunting task. Knowing whether an item is actually healthy or whether it’s just a sugar-packed …

18 Super Doable Recipes For The Inevitable Holiday Potluck You're About To Be Roped Into

Slow cookers at the ready.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

A Cheat Sheet to Using Adaptogens to Lower Stress, Increase Energy, and Improve Digestion

Ease anxiety, boost libido, reduce bloat, enhance your skin's natural glow — do any of these benefits sound too good to be true? Well, they're not. These are all very real benefits of some magic little plants and herbs called adaptogens.<p>Dr. Will Cole, DC, a functional medicine practitioner from …

Wellness

A Spot-On Gift Guide Of STEM Toys For Kids

“STEM learning” may be a widely discussed topic within education and children’s media, but the discussion doesn’t necessarily make it easier to determine which products help teach STEM concepts. Therefore, instead of attempting to tackle the entire world of STEM education, Purdue University …

Kids

Relax, You Don’t Need to ‘Eat Clean’

We talk about food in the negative: What we shouldn’t eat, what we’ll regret later, what’s evil, dangerously tempting, unhealthy.<p>The effects are more insidious than any overindulgent amount of “bad food” can ever be. By fretting about food, we turn occasions for comfort and joy into sources of fear …

FDA

The Endocannabinoid System: A Beginner’s Guide – Leaf Science

Learn more about the endocannabinoid system and how it affects your health.<p>The endocannabinoid system is a biological system which plays many …

How to save your baby or child in a choking incident - in five simple steps

St John of Ambulance, the volunteer organisation that teaches and provides First Aid, has two useful videos that can help save your child's life in …

10 Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes That Will Have Meat Eaters Wanting Seconds

When recipes go meat-free, there's a tendency for them to be bulked up on the carbs—be it pasta, bread, or sweet potatoes. But just because you're …

Clogged arteries may be down to bacteria, not diet

The fat molecules in the plaques that clog up our arteries and raise risk of heart attack and stroke may come from bacteria that live in our mouths …

How to help girls navigate tough social situations

Not long ago, I asked a group of 20 school-age girls to write down the one thing they wished their parents would do more of when helping them navigate tricky social situations. None of them struggled to answer the question.<p>At the end of the session the girls asked to share their answers. They each …

Parenting

21 Hearty Nourishing Bowls With No Meat Or Dairy

One bowl wonders.

Step aside, cranberries. Try these Thanksgiving chutneys

If you don't like cranberries, Thanksgiving is probably your worst nightmare. It's basically the only time of the year that they make an appearance, and if you don't eat cranberry sauce, well, why even bother? After all, the undisputed best part of Thanksgiving is assembling the perfect bite of …

Food

This Superfood Cheatsheet is Your Guide to Health

This Superfood Glossary is the Ultimate Cheatsheet to Health<p>Save this link on your phone and you'll never be confused at a juice bar again.<p>October …

The human microbiome, explained: How bad science and junky diets gave rise to serious disease

We’re just as much bacteria as we are human. Some studies even suggest that our body contains more microbes than it does actual cells. In fact, when …

Microbiome

Dairy-Free Dessert Hummus Wins in Shark Tank; McDonald’s Test Markets the McVegan; Gonutss Launches a Vegan Translator App

This week in our dairy-free Friday Bites, investors see potential in the dairy-free industry with dessert hummus. Plus, McDonald’s dabbles in the …

Food