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What is clean eating and why is everyone obsessed with it?

Click on the #cleaneating hashtag on Instagram and over 27 million images will appear on your screen, portraying everything from colourful salads to …

Nutrition

Can you be a "pro-life feminist"? The Women's March on Washington offered some insights.

WASHINGTON, DC — TheWomen’s March on Washington drew at least 500,000 people to Washington, DC, Saturday to affirm that “women’s rights are human rights,” and to protest the threat to those rights that they see in President Donald Trump’s new administration.<p>The march also took place the day before …

Zoolander No. 2, Batman v Superman Lead 2017 Razzies Nominations

One day before Hollywood honors the best films of 2016 by unveiling the Oscar nominations, the Razzies have revealed its contenders for the year’s …

The best back exercises to do at home without weights

In the video above, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London, Christina Howells, runs through a series of quick exercises aimed at working your back and strengthening the surrounding muscles.<p>Each exercise has a variation for beginners and a more advanced version, with this episode …

Health

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

Holistic Medicine

Six reasons to go vegan, according to science

January is the month of resolutions, good intentions, and the occasional fad diet. The time of year when indulgence is replaced with abstinence; joviality with sobriety.<p>You've probably already heard about Dry January (an attempt to mop up our excessive festive alcohol consumption) – but this year …

Dry January

4 Big Fat Food Lies That Make You Fat And Sick

Here are four prevalent misguided myths that drive me nuts.<p>Since the release of my book Eat Fat, Get Thin, I’ve noticed fierce debates on social media and other news sources about things like calorie counting, eating vs. avoiding fat and genetics.<p>When it comes to overall health and weight loss, …

The Fluffiest White Bread in the World

Whether you call it milk bread, pain de mie, or shokupan, this is the ultimate loaf<p>In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the …

The LGBT rights backlash under Trump has already begun: New laws in Texas are a shocking harbinger of things to come

If anti-LGBT bills slated for 2017 session in Texas are any measure, an avalanche of hate looms in state houses<p>The LGBT rights backlash under Donald Trump’s presidency got off to an early start this week.<p>Texas state lawmakers filed proposed bills ahead of the 2017 legislative session, which begins …

4 moves to build abs of steel

The coveted abdominal area<p>First, a word about ab workouts.<p>Sculpting a set of 6-pack of abs takes a lot of work and discipline. You need to eat …

Bodyweight Exercise

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

Time Management

Beware: Falling In Love Could Cause Stupidity

Falling in love is pretty darn amazing. It is a memorable time in a relationship when you feel like you are floating on a cloud and that nothing can stop this fast train heading to happily ever after.<p>People falling in love feel happy and smiley all the time, nothing really bothers them -- with the …

Relationships

What can a lemon tell you about your personality?

Do you find yourself salivating at the merest thought of eating a lemon? The answer may say more about your mind than your taste for sour flavours, as Christian Jarrett reveals in the first post of his new column Personology.<p>Do you think you’re an extravert or an introvert? To answer, you might …

Psychology

These 7 Foods Will Wake You Up Better than Coffee

Who needs caffeine?

Hubble Catches A Star Blowing A Bubble

A beautiful new image of the aptly named Bubble Nebula<p>The Hubble Space Telescope turns 26 years old this Sunday, April 24. That's ancient in space telescope years, but Hubble is still capturing some gorgeous images.<p>The latest image released by the Hubble team is a stunning picture of the Bubble …

How to use containers in your garden

One way to stamp your personality on the garden is with containers. But large, striking containers can be very expensive. Especially if, like me, you enjoy using bold runs of big pots to show off special plants. I enjoy seeing small pots in other peoples’ gardens, but they take a lot of work …

Gardening

These Infographics Show the Problems With Calorie Counting

You can meticulously count every single Jelly Bean or lick of peanut butter you’ve had, then calculate the number of calories you’ve burned to offset …

Fitness

11 Sandwich Cake Recipes That Will Be the Talk of ALL Your Parties

Everyone has a favorite cake recipe that’s their go-to for get-togethers. Maybe yours is an eye-catching vertical layer cake, or a unique ice cream cone cake. Whatever your specialty, it’s likely a sweet confection — until now. Enter the Swedish-born invention that is the sandwich cake. The “cake” …

Dessert

Forget the freezer, this is how you should be storing your coffee

Stop putting your coffee in the freezer. Storing coffee doesn't have to be complicated. Here are the best ways to keep your coffee fresh with no hassle.<p>When it comes to storing coffee, everyone has their own opinion about how to do it best. Some people keep the coffee in the can or bag and leave it …

Coffee

5 Mistakes You’re Making Cleaning Your Ears

Earwax is, well, pretty gross, so it’s no wonder most of us reach for cotton swabs on a regular basis. But here’s the rub: There’s a good chance …

This Is the Biggest Mistake You’re Making With ‘Clean’ Eating

Earlier this week ConAgra (CAG) joined a growing list of Big Food companies that have said they will label products made with genetically modified …

20 genius uses for salt: Clean your appliances, remove stains and more

Keep your stove clean<p>Clean pans<p>Freshen your cutting board<p>​Stop suds<p>Clear a drain<p>De-scum a vase<p>​Clean your coffee maker<p>​Polish metal<p>​Keep safe<p>​Test an egg<p>​Prevent splatter when frying<p>​Make natural fibers look new and last<p>Free your windows from frost<p>​Fix a grease stain<p>​Clean your iron<p>Soak up nail …

10 Simple Household Repairs Every Frugal Person Should Master

Whether you're a homeowner or a renter, sooner or later, something is going to break. And when that time comes, you'll have two options: fix it …

Home Improvement

11 muscle-building vegan recipes

Just because you are cutting out—or cutting down on—dairy, meat, and eggs from your diet does not mean you are banished to a life of eating bland …

Recipes

Exercise can take 10 years off your brain's age, new study shows

There’s more evidence that what’s good for your heart is good for your head. A new study shows that people who run, swim or do other moderate exercise have brains that look, on average, 10 years younger than the brains of couch potatoes.<p>"Our study showed that for older people, getting regular …

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

21 Weird (But Totally Legal) Ways to Make Extra Money if You’re a Guy

Do you find yourself short on cash for the weekend? Tapped out of things you can sell and odd jobs you can offer your neighbors?Have you tried …

Frugal Living

Having Sex Can Protect Your Brain from Aging

A new study brings good news for men.<p>286K<p>SHARES<p>If, after a particularly enjoyable roll in the hay, you've thought you yourself, "Ah, this keeps me …

The Brain

Meryl Streep’s Divisive Feminism: How White Feminists Silence People of Color

The acting legend has come under fire for comments she made at a film festival about diversity, but white feminists have long felt that their rights …

Feminism