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58 Dishes to Bring to an Outdoor Party

Not all food is ready to withstand hungry hordes and sit outside in the hot, hot heat. That's why these 58 dishes exist.<p><b>When we're heading to picnics</b>, cooking out in the backyard, and gearing up for days at the beach, we want our food to be as ready for the summer sun as we are. But not all food …

Healthy Eating

11 Easy Ways to Go Organic

Eat well and feel great beyond the supermarket<p>During the past two decades, "healthy eating" and "organic foods" have become nearly synonymous—and the American appetite for them has grown increasingly voracious (between 1990 and 2009 alone, sales in organic foods and beverages jumped from $1 billion …

Gardening

66 life-changing things you can do with a lemon

When life gives you lemons, it's time to read this list.<p>We researched all of the miraculous things you can do with lemons, from the juice to the peel. Uses include making you healthier, more beautiful, cleaner, and a better cook (obviously), plus so much more.<p><b>Here are 66 things you can do with a</b> …

Lemon Juice

Confessions of a Non-Gluten Eater

Why I went for it, why I stuck with it…<p>In the summer of 2013 I opted to stop eating gluten. I'm married to a hedge fund VP who became a holistic nutritionist and while I wasn't fully on board with embracing a new lifestyle in the beginning, I thought it was worth a try. I'd never had any food …

10 of the most gorgeous national parks you've likely never heard about

If someone asked the average American to name a few national parks, chances are they'd mention the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and maybe Yosemite or …

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

<b>Processed and/or Canned Meat or Cheese</b><br>"I particularly avoid those that are made with additional thickeners, preservatives, sugar, or a high content of preservatives. Animal products (and food products in general) that have to sit on a shelf inherently require a decent amount of processing to …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and …

Motivation

12 Low-Carb Snacks to Beat the Afternoon Slump

This collection of 12 tasty, low-carb snacks practically defines staying power. Each one will not only keep you full for longer than a handful of sweets from the office candy jar, but can also be easily tossed in your lunch bag for your next road trip or day at work. So, what are you waiting for? …

Healthy Eating

10 basic rules for a happier life — and most may surprise you

Happy International Day of Happiness!<p>For the last two years, the United Nations has set aside March 20 as a time to recognize “the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings.”<p>Celebrating yet? Or do the stresses of everyday life mean little …

Happiness

5 ways for busy women to boost their spiritual life. (Strictly no meditation)

Spirituality is experiencing a surge like never before - think yoga, mindfulness and reiki. But it's not always easy to feel 'zen' when life is so frantic. Here, Jemima Thackray explains how you can make room for a little spiritual satisfaction in your busy day<p>Organised religion may be on its last …

11 superfoods that work better together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food duos do more than just excite your taste buds—they could even boost your health. It's a concept called "food synergy." While eating a variety of …

Nutrition

15 Tiny Outdoor Garden Ideas for the Urban Dweller

Whether you’re desperately trying to keep a basil plant alive or you want to try your hand at creating a salad garden, living small can cramp your green dreams. Few things are more satisfying than growing your own food, but that can be hard to accomplish with a teeny yard or patio. What to do? Here …

Landscaping

Kale, Apple and Pancetta Salad

5 stars based on 23 votes<p>Made with shredded kale, radicchio, crisp pancetta, tart apples, pecans and a zingy maple vinaigrette, this beautiful fall …

Brain-to-brain interfaces: the science of telepathy

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk a mile (or 1.6 kilometres) in somebody else’s shoes? Or have you ever tried to send a telepathic …

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Is It Ever OK to Skip a Meal Before a Workout?

That said, if you're not eating because you barely have time to brush your teeth, let alone toast bread, or because eating anything before exercise makes you feel sick, it doesn't mean your workout is doomed. It’s OK to exercise on an empty stomach if your workout takes place immediately after …

Nutrition

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

Cooking

How to Cure Salmon in 30 Minutes

Chef Tom Douglas of Seattle’s Hot Stove Society uses an almost­ instant take on gravlax to show off the amazing local salmon. Here, a step-by-step …

Seafood