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6 Exercises from Positive Psychology to Boost Your Happiness

<b>“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” ~William Penn</b><p>A friend recently asked me, “What’s the …

Happiness

6 Common Food Additives Used in the U.S. That Are Banned in Other Countries

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the use of food additives like preservatives, colors, sweeteners, fat replacers, emulsifiers …

European Union

The Secret Life of the Aluminum Can, a Feat of Engineering

<i>When was the last time you paused between sips of your favorite soda and wondered about that can in your hand? If you’re like most people, the answer</i> …

Cats

Nutrition by age: A guide to healthy eating and meeting daily needs

Advice for a healthy diet is the same for men and women: Eat more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Limit sodium, sugar and saturated fat. But when it comes to the dirty details – the individual nutrients – there are some notable differences between the sexes, largely due to …

High-fiber diet may help prevent allergies

From overly clean dishes to skyrocketing rates of cesarean-section births, scientists have proposed dozens of explanations for the sharp rise in food allergies in recent years.<p>Now, several new studies suggest another factor that could play a role in food allergies: dietary fiber.<p>This notion is …

More evidence a veg diet might lower cancer risk

Here’s another reason to go veg, if you haven’t already: Another study supports the idea that between vegetarian or near-vegetarian diets can prevent colon cancer.<p>While it’s still not clear whether it’s eating more fruits and vegetables or cutting out meat that makes the difference, the researchers …

Diets

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …