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The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t always pay attention to what it can …

Italian Food

The Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Weight Loss, According To A Nutritionist

Inflammation in the body leads to hormonal imbalances that increase abdominal fat and make weight loss extra challenging. Urgh! But it’s possible to …

This Challenging, No-Equipment Move Is Exactly What You Need to Tighten Your Waistline

The oblique V-crunch, sometimes called a "mermaid crunch," strengthens and tones your waistline by targeting the obliques — the abdominal muscles on either side of your rectus abdominis (that six-pack zone in the middle!). Here's how it's done:<p>Lie on your right side with your left hand behind your …

How To Make Peanut Butter Protein Balls With Only 5 Ingredients

With this fast recipe, you'll never have to miss out on the most important meal of the day.<p>January 07, 2018<p>You are running late for class, and have …

Breakfast

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 …

Nutrition

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

Nutrition

15 things a divorce lawyer wants you to know

Like the most common cause and the varying cost.<p>In 2014, the Office for National Statistics released data that suggested 42% of modern day couples get divorced - and in 2017, it was confirmed that divorce rates had risen for the first time in a decade - which isn't the hugely encouraging figure you …

8 Foods You Should Stop Buying At The Grocery Store in 2018, According To Experts

We made a list and we’re checking it twice. It’s a shopping list for the supermarket and in 2018 we’re eliminating foods that have been making us …

34 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That Actually Live Up To The Hype

You can buy a lot of weird AF stuff on the Internet. From socks that make your skin peel off to fun shower heads, there's no shortage of wacky things …

How to treat low mood with pharmacy-bought products

Our pharmacist looks at supplements to help with low mood and anxiety<p>Whether it's work stress, a break-up or something else entirely, it is common to …

9 Healthy Snacks That Prevent Overeating

If you just can’t make it until your next meal, there are some science-backed appetite appeasers that, even in small doses, should tide you over.<p>Some …

Nutrition

5 Unreliable Health-Food Trends You Probably Believe

5 Unreliable Health Food Trends<p>Wait, there's something even better than coconut oil?<p>September 13, 2017<p>I always say, all things in moderation: through …

Nutrition
University College London

8 Small Summer Diet Swaps that Add Up to Huge Health Payoffs

A new study found that adding micro-changes to your menu significantly reduces the risk of early death.<p>I’m drawn to the idea of micro-changes — taking small, doable steps that can make a dramatic impact in the long run. Breaking a large goal — say, losing 40 pounds or eating more healthfully — into …

Nutrition

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

We All Know Peas Are Nutritious, But Here's Exactly Why

There’s a reason your mom made you eat your peas when you were a kid.<p>This vegetable (which is actually a seed of a fruit, botanically speaking) might be small, but it turns out to be a nutritional powerhouse. Ever wonder how, exactly?<p>First off, they’re a good source of fiber.<p>Just a half cup of peas …

Healthy Eating

4 things you may not know about protein

Americans are obsessed with protein. How to get it, where to get it, what are the best (and worst) sources, and are we getting enough?<p>Protein preserves muscle mass and plays a role in many beneficial health outcomes, such as weight management and reducing diabetes risk. It provides amino acids …

Nutrition

The 10 Most Filling Foods for Weight Loss

If you were to describe The Perfect Food, it might go something like this: healthful, delicious, bigger than a morsel and filling enough to fight …

This Jeopardy! Contestant Had A Spectacularly Wrong Answer To A Question About Assassins

I love pretty much everything about <i>Jeopardy!</i> From the occasional opportunity to feel very smart to actually learning something by watching television to Alex Trebek’s condescension at a wrong answer, the show is wonderful — aside from that excruciatingly awkward “get to know the contestants” …

Dutch kids aren’t stressed out: What Americans can learn from how the Netherlands raises children

UNICEF rated Dutch children the happiest in the world, and American kids aren’t even in the top 25. Here’s why<p>Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a jungle gym while their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. A gang of older children in tracksuits comes racing …

High School

How Treaties Between States Could Keep Obamacare Alive

Interstate compacts could preserve programs initiated by the Affordable Care Act, or create new health-care systems from scratch.<p>Across the country, Democrats have vowed to fight efforts from congressional Republicans and the White House to repeal the Affordable Care Act—a task that grows more …

Health Care
Education

Exercising Twice a Week Is Plenty, Says Best Study Ever

We're bombarded every day with messages about hitting the gym and working out on our social channels (I think I've memorized some of my friends' workout regimens because of their photo stream, TBH). Many people seem to find joy in documenting their gym affairs. More power to them! But looking …

Medical Journals

5 Numbers That Explain Education in 2016

From record-high graduation rates to the percentage of students who attend charters, here are some figures that help tell the story of U.S. schools over the last year.<p>As a writer, I generally favor words over numbers. But sometimes a good number is worth a thousand words. Or something like that. In …

Education

This Mom Ranting About School Theme Days Is All Of Us

Mom’s hilarious video points out how awful school “theme days” are for parents<p>Mornings as a parent are hectic. Trying to get your kids out the door …

eBooks

A school's "no homework" policy led to kids getting better grades and it's a super inspiring story

In grade school, homework was the bane of our existence. It wasn’t uncommon to glance around to see a classmate working on assignments for other …

Education

Teacher Researcher or Research Rich?

Reading Time: 4 minutesCan every teacher become action research champions in their own schools and classrooms? The concept of teachers becoming …

Research

6 "Healthy" Foods a Nutritionist Never Eats

When you're constantly bombarded with the latest health fads and wellness trends, trying to separate the ones that are <i>actually</i> healthy from the ones …