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France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food — and the world is taking notice

France is a culinary leader — both at the table and, more recently, in the trash can.<p>In February 2016, France became the first country in the world to prohibit supermarkets from throwing away unused food through unanimously passed legislation.<p>Now, supermarkets of a certain size must donate unused …

Agriculture

The Overlooked Flooring That Looks Great Absolutely Anywhere

We are used to seeing vinyl composite tile (VCT) in certain contexts — namely large commercial spaces, sterile hospitals, and functional school …

What's Killing the World? High Blood Pressure, Poor Diet, Tobacco, Huge New Study Says

A wide-ranging new global health study published in the medical journal <i>The</i> <i>Lancet</i> and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation identifies the key …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't need to add that much time or energy to your current morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>We found a bunch of those habits on the Quora threads, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make …

Time Management

Funny Pictures – October 18, 2015

Best excuse ever.<p>Airport Security.<p>Condition…<p>Canadian at the Kansas City ALCS game.<p>My Pug Marching as Slimer in the Spooky Pooch Parade.<p>As an American …

See 18 Gorgeous Public Health Posters From the 1930s

Poster showing a woman and two children in the rain: A lifelong job--the constant protection of their health--The Cook C<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Library of …

Obesity research confirms long-term weight loss almost impossible

There's a disturbing truth that is emerging from the science of obesity. After years of study, it's becoming apparent that it's nearly impossible to …

No wonder Oprah is buying into weight loss: corporations profit from our flesh | Liz Moore

It’s much easier to lecture individuals about their eating habits than it is to take on the food giants that work against our efforts toward health<p>How ironic to learn this week that the British government is resisting pressure to tax sugary foods just as Oprah Winfrey has announced she has …

Rethinking Breakfast: What We Eat May Trump When We Eat

We've all heard the advice about the importance of filling our bellies in the morning. It's a notion that's based on a blend of intuition, cultural tradition <i>and</i> science.<p>Some of the earliest evidence goes back to the 1960s when pioneering researchers in Alameda County, Calif., began documenting the …

The counterintuitive secret to weight loss Coca-Cola doesn’t want you to know

A new campaign urges us to focus on getting more exercise. Reams of data tell us that’s not enough<p>Dina Fine Maron<p>August 12, 2015 5:28pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Don’t stress too much about cutting calories if you want to shed pounds—focus on getting more …

How to Use Water with Lemon for Weight Loss

Some fad diets claim that you can lose a lot of weight and melt away fat simply by drinking lemon juice mixed with water. Some of these "detox" diets …

8 Weird Things That Happen When You Send a Text

<i>By Jordan Davidson, Prevention.com</i><p>(Main Photo By: Getty Images)<p>The little chime or buzz of an incoming text is almost impossible to ignore. Is it your friend with the killer one-liners? A kiss emoji from your partner? A colleague commending you on your performance? The possibilities are endlessly …

2013/2014 Comparison of HIE Providers Supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2 (Infographic)

Recently, the HIMSS HIE Committee conducted a follow-up survey to its 2013 Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 Survey research providing a year-over-year …

Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

"Imagine a football stadium filled to its brim. That's how much food goes wasted every single day in America."<p>Komal Ahmad, CEO of Feeding Forward

St. Michael’s Hospital health team offers prescription for poverty | The Star

Ten years ago, Dr. Gary Bloch examined dozens of the city’s poor on the lawn before Queen’s Park, and prescribed them money.<p>Amid the political …

Infographic: How Does Google Plan to Transform Healthcare?

Forget the “sky’s the limit.” Google is reaching for the moon when it comes to healthcare innovation.

New Editorial Argues You Can't Out-Exercise a Bad Diet

A new editorial published in the <i>British Medical Journal</i> argues the overemphasis on physical exercise while neglecting healthy eating becomes a convenient way for manufacturers to create "'health halo legitimisation of nutritionally deficient products."<p>Without naming names, you know the products …

Nutrition

Infographics: Should Your Nonprofit Hire A Designer or Do It Yourself

Visual content is an essential social media best practice. Infographics are now a standard part of nonprofits’ marketing tool kits.<p>Infographics can …

Here's What Sitting Too Long Does to Your Body

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b>Your body is designed for regular movement, but many Americans spend the bulk of their day sitting still instead. On average, a US …

15 Shocking Nutrition Facts From Your Favorite Fast Food Restaurants That Will Make You Second Guess Your Order

By Nicole Tarkoff,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1DBHmmN<p>1. Five Guys<p>There are more calories in Regular Sized Fries than in a Bacon Cheeseburger<p>2. …

Stories Are Everything

<i>The seventh installment of</i> <i>I Went to Adobe Creative Camp at SXSW 2015… And all I brought back is a series of blog posts, the firsthand account of a</i> …

Stress from Poverty Decreases Child Brain Sizes—Even at Birth — NOVA Next | PBS

The size of a child’s brain may be determined before he or she is even born.<p>Though the idea has been controversial, some scientists have long …

The Brain

Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children

Survey shows one in five teenagers in north-west England have bought or tried e-cigarettes and found a strong link to to binge drinking<p>Scientists have called for urgent controls on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes to children after finding high rates of usage among secondary school pupils in …

eCigarettes

Why The Fast Food Restaurant Ban In Los Angeles Has Utterly Failed

A new study looks at the effects of Los Angeles’s ban, which was hotly debated at the time, and concludes it has had no measurable effect in …

Los Angeles

Obama Is Smack In The Middle Of A Brewing Fight Over Workplace Wellness

If you work for a big company that offers you health insurance, chances are that your employer has asked you to take part in some kind of "workplace wellness" program. It might mean nothing more than answering a few questions about your diet and exercise habits. Or it could mean providing more …

Health Care