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Everything you need to know to get a good night's sleep

Sleep is the one part of life we might hope could remain blissfully free from trends. So when Gwyneth Paltrow wrote recently that she practises “clean sleeping”, and credits it as an even more powerful determinant of her appetite and energy levels than her diet, you may have been tempted to roll …

5:2 diet recipe: mushroom and green bean korma

A deliciously creamy vegetarian korma for only 173 calories? Perfect for a 5:2 Fast Day<p>I love all kinds of curry, but have a very soft spot for korma. The richness of the sauce seemed to make it a no-no for Fast Days, until I decided to try using almond milk in place of cream and full-fat yogurt. …

Deliciously Ella's pea and cauliflower bowl

Pea and cauliflower bowl This feels so nourishing and comforting but it’s nice and light at the same time. It also contains four portions of veggies, which is awesome, especially if you feel you’ve been lacking goodness in your other meals.<p>SERVES<p>1<p>INGREDIENTS<p>⅓ head of cauliflower<br>• ⅓ tsp ground …

Easy fish pie

Although this doesn’t have a dairy-based white sauce like a traditional fish pie, it retains many of the same comforting qualities and is a lot easier to make. If you are not allergic, add a little grated cheese to the mixture and on top before grilling.<p>SERVES<p>a family of 4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>¼ small onion, …

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Think You’re Overtraining? Check Your Pulse

<i>No fancy equipment needed — just your finger, a notebook and one minute a day.</i><p>Even though I prefer not to train and coach by heart rate, I have found …

Raw Zucchini Hummus (Bean-free)

Hummus has to be one of my very favorite dips.<p>While traditional recipes call for chickpeas to thicken it up, my version uses fresh zucchini to keep …

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

IBM’s AI computer has come up with some pretty incredible food pairings

There’s a theory that given an infinite amount of time, a monkey could eventually type out the complete works of Shakespeare. But could that monkey come up with a new way to pair saffron and fennel? IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence computer—famous for its win on <i>Jeopardy!</i>—is trying to do just …

Artificial Intelligence

Methylation: What it is and how it affects you

Methylation is crucial to happiness and well-being. <br>Making too much or not enough methyl impairs our ability to think clearly, have meaningful …

Depression

The Promise of Paleo-Epigenetics

Thanks to new research in the field of ancient DNA, we are now a step closer to understanding how ancient environments and cultural practices may have affected the health of people living in past societies. This new research applies the field of epigenetics, the study of heritable chemical …

Why I switched from Google to DuckDuckGo; it’s all about the bangs

Google is fun to say, but DuckDuckGo — at least for me — is a lot more fun to <i>use</i>. While I can’t repeat the name as a verb (I can ‘Google it’ on Google; I don’t know what I’d say for a DuckDuckGo search), the upstart search engine has quickly become my go-to on a day to day basis.<p>So, why is …

My New Roots' Life

<b>Author Notes:</b> The whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess, life-changing loaf of bread. Psyllium seed husks are available at natural food stores or online. Other than the husks, which you can use in powder or intact form but are otherwise non-negotiable, this bread is adaptable to your mood and …

Sensational Strawberry Sorbet Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Sensational Strawberry Sorbet is child’s play. It takes fewer minutes (not counting freezing time) than it would take you to go out and buy it. This is a perfect recipe for party leftovers, or for berries that are still really delicious but less-than-perfect looking. Sweetening the …

Put That Cucumber Down—Pickle This Instead

Last summer I was lucky enough to be the recipient of a friend’s backyard vegetable bounty.<p>Nearly every week I could count on opening my front door to find a basket teeming with beefsteak tomatoes, cucumbers, snap peas, chard, kale, and tubs of Sun Gold cherry tomatoes. I could also count on …