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4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

The average American adult consumes the equivalent of about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar is really the number one food additive: it is added to drinks, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, to bread, sauces, dressings, and to all kinds of processed foods including many low-fat …

Foodily Blog

Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer

A Dental Checkup May Have Saved This Girl's Life

<i>Journee Woodard (Image via YouCaring.com)</i><p><i>By Newser.com</i><p>Sometimes, that trip to the dentist pays off in unexpected ways. When 11-year-old Journee …

This Weighted Blanket With Hands Comforts The Grieving

When a loved one of American designer Mia Cinelli’s passed away last summer, she found herself grieving for months. “I was left with a void of where his large personality had been,” Cinelli writes on her website. “I carried my grief around with me.”<p>It was this grief that inspired Cinelli to design …

Offshore And Out There in California

San Francisco

Treatment Approaches for Pancreatic Cancer

Kale + Brussels Sprout Soba Noodles

Kale + Brussels Sprout Soba Noodles from Sprouted Kitchen• 1 bunch tuscan kale<br>• 5 tsp. toasted sesame oil<br>• 10 brussels sprouts<br>• 1 plump clove garlic<br>• 1 Tbsp. …

Food

App Lets You Create A Musical Score For Your Grief

Joy. Shock. Grief. They can be tough feelings for an adolescent to articulate, so this app lets them speak in music.<p>It’s difficult for any of us to articulate the nuanced pangs of the human emotional spectrum, which is why we rely on other media–art, photography, and music–to explore those feelings …

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In Grief: Responding to "How Are You?"

<i>Please see me through my tears.</i> ~ Fernando Alvarez<p><b>A reader writes:</b> <i>I work in a hospital and worked with hospice long ago but now I am on the other</i> …

6 Ayurvedic Techniques to Cultivate Your Body's Internal Energy

23<p>SHARES<p>Ayruveda offers these simple yet powerful tips for letting your inner radiance shine through and bolstering your <i>ojas</i>, or inner-energy …

Nutrition & Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Explanation Video

Hockey Fights Cancer PSA with New Jersey Devils' Andy Greene

6 Relaxing Yoga Poses To Help You Fall Asleep

Ease your way into a more restful night sleep with restorative yoga poses and deep, mindful breathing. Where Zen meets REM, here are six easy yoga …

Yoga

Advanced Racing Suspensions

Check out our Uncle taken too soon by #pancan. By far, the coolest guy we knew. @KimWhitt63: @D_hagen @ColeWhitt http://t.co/ecMWIsPQSO”

How Mindfulness Protects Your Heart

Self-aware people have better heart health, a new study suggests.<p>People who are mindful score higher on healthy heart indicators, according to recent …

One Pot, 3 Recipes — This Week's Meals Solved!

Photo: Courtesy of One Pot.<p>Let's face it — there are only so many times you can order Seamless for lunch before it leaves a hole in your wallet. And, …

Forever Horizon

Forever Horizon. Photo: Chuck Schmid/Surf-Shot.com<p><b>Soaring horizon</b><br>The shadows of cresting waves<br>Dead winter marching<br>Inherently signaling change<p>Tiny …

Beer

Derek Jeter's Final Home Game Was Pure Baseball Magic

It's been a rough few months in sports. Disturbing reports, video tapes, suspensions, and cover-ups have dominated the headlines, so much so that …

In Grief, Try Personal Rituals

The psychology of rituals in overcoming loss, restoring broken order<p>“Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it,” writes Joan Didion in <i>The Year of Magical Thinking</i>. “We might expect if the death is sudden to feel shock. We do not expect the shock to be obliterative, dislocating …

7 Things You Can Do When Someone You Love Has Cancer

A friend called me and told me her husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She asked me for advice. My mother lived with cancer for two years before she passed, and I was deeply involved in her care.<p>Here's the advice I shared with my friend:<p><b>1. Don't grieve for someone while they are still …

The 9-11 Effect

There is something I have noticed in relation to both 9-11 and Don's death. I refer to it as "the 9-11 Effect." Remember right after 9-11, how NYC …

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9 Essential Tools for Cooking Vegetables

While I've listed some of my favorite, most essential tools, I didn't mention my food mill, which I use only for two purposes (tomato sauce and applesauce) yet wouldn't be without, or my salad spinner. Nor did I mention hands, which are so very essential for feeling the food you're cooking; or …

The New Habit Challenge: Meditate For 20 Minutes A Day

In an always-on, distraction-saturated world, is it feasible to sit still and do nothing for 20 minutes every day? We’ll certainly try.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>Just 20 minutes a day. That’s all the time it took …