Julie Chacra

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10 Lettuce-Free Salads You'll Make All Summer Long

Who says a good salad must have greens? These crowd-pleasing salads are packed with nutritious and tasty ingredients -- from fresh corn to quinoa to avocado -- and they're 100% lettuce-free. Get ready to discover your new summer staples!<p><b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey</b> …

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

The world's trash crisis, and why many Americans are oblivious

As nations around the globe observe Earth Day, one of the most daunting issues facing the world is the mounting waste problem, which impairs public health, pollutes the environment and threatens to drown some poor countries in toxicity.<p>More than half the world’s population does not have access to …

Pollution

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results | Inc.com

The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket." Working on your novel goes in the …

Here's How To Eat For Better Workout Results

Because housing a bag of cheese puffs after your run is apparently not the most productive strategy.

The Five-Minute Meditation That Will Stress-Proof Your Mind

<b>By Erin Magner for Well+Good</b><p>We've been conditioned to believe that stress is the ultimate 21st century evil, but Tiffany Cruikshank wants you to know that's not exactly true.<p>As the Yoga Medicine founder and meditation expert explains, our innate stress response is actually super useful; it's what …

8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a causethe outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a causethe outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from the …

10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

9 Excuses to Eat Tortillas at Breakfast

Fact: Tortillas make breakfast approximately one zillion times better.<p>We're convinced tortillas are their own essential food group. We try to get them in the mix at every meal, whether we're shoveling nachos or keeping it classy with queso fundido. But we mostly want to wake up next to these 9 …

Cooking

20 Weekend Baking Projects to Conquer This Winter (and Spring!)

Saturday afternoon baking can be a sacred ritual. <b>For the first time all week, you're cooking just for you</b>—not rushing to the store and throwing a meal together for a family that needs to be fed half an hour ago. Or, maybe, you're cooking <i>not</i> just for you for a change; you're hosting a dinner party …

Banana Fritters

In 2006, I spent a wonderful, lazy week under a palm-thatched cabana on an island beach in Thailand with my dear friend Cate. Every day was exactly …

17 Valentine’s Mug Cakes That Prove One Is NOT the Loneliest Number

Valentine’s Day might be marketed as THE couples’ holiday of the year, but maybe you’re an independent woman who’s truly happy being single (especially when there’s only one spoon to spare). You’re kinda loving rockin’ it on your own, and there’s nothing better than not having to share your dessert …

Dessert

Pressure Cooker Vegan Black Bean Chili Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>How to Freeze Beans<p>Cooked beans can easily be placed into pre-portioned freezer bags for easy storage. Be sure to date the plastic bags with a …

Custardy Apple Squares

I think of this as a "back-pocket recipe," one I can pull out when I need something quick and wonderful, something I can make on the spur of the …

5 Easy Steps for Perfect Homemade Dehydrated Backpacking Meals

by Austin Campbell February 06, 2016 2 Comments<p>Feed Your Hiker Hunger with a Homemade Dehydrated Meal<p>One of the joys of backpacking is a hearty meal …

‘Can I still eat this?’ From yogurt cups to frozen pork chops | The Star

<i>Just because something “tastes funny” doesn’t mean it’s going to kill you. There’s a big difference between food that has lost nutrients and food</i> …

Nutrition

Why You Should Ignore the "Use By" Date When Buying Tortillas

Your enchiladas are only as good as the tortillas you use to make 'em.<p>If you've picked up a copy of our February issue (or downloaded it!), you'll know the only thing on our mind this winter is enchiladas. And if there's one thing you should know about making enchiladas, it's that they're only as …

Mexico

6 Basic Wines Everyone Should Know

From the "cashmere of reds" to the "Marc Jacobs of whites," let a sommelier take the legwork out of finding tonight's perfect vintage.<p><b>Marissa A. Ross, Mindy Kaling's former Girl Friday and the creative nose behind the blog Wine-allthetime helps you broaden your palate.</b><p>Wine isn't the easiest …

Flavors

Blogger Gemma reveals how to cook a pizza in 20 seconds in a microwave and a CUP

Blogger reveals how to cook a pizza in just 20 seconds - using a microwave and a CUP<p><b>Irish-born chef Gemma Stafford makes the dish in a matter of</b> …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

What Happens to Your Body on a Juice Cleanse

Ah, the start of a new year! Gym memberships suddenly spike, bathroom scales get dusted off, and friends start discussing which juice cleanse to try. …

How I Took Back Control of My Happiness and My Life

In the last two years, I have been through many up moments, down moments, and moments in between. And the only time I look back is to see how far I've come. Having more faith than fear, choosing to be grateful, and taking responsibility for my own happiness were key to giving me the strength to …

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

15 Indulgent Desserts That Won't Kill Your Diet

It's often one of the first things to go when someone embarks on a diet, so it's no surprise that desserts have a bit of a bad rep when it comes to healthy eating.<p>But Cheat Day and dessert have become a bit synonymous, meaning it's only right to celebrate the best part of a meal. Even certified …

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

Things no one should ever do with their money

Start here.Thomas Lohnes / Stringer / Getty Images<p>Surely the list of things you should never do with your money is longer than these 12 recommendations. But you have to start somewhere.<p>To give you some guidance, we asked financial experts to share their take on how to protect your financial …