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22 Vegetarian Meals That Have More Protein Than A McDonald's Burger

There are countless, delicious ways to fit protein into a vegetarian diet -- ways that go beyond downing a chalky shake made from an unidentifiable powder. Beans, tofu, eggs and veggies are just a couple of items on the long list of whole foods that pack a meat-free protein punch.<p>Carnivores may …

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …

Kitchens

Obesity causes early puberty (Opinion) - CNN.com

Parents coach their kids to make healthier food choices, but it can be hard even for adults to find kids' meals that aren't hiding sodium, sugar and fat. The report "Kids' Meals: Obesity on the Menu" by the Center for Science in the Public Interest found that 97% of the 3,500 kids' meal analyzed …

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

Nutty Grain and Oat Bars

makes about 16 Servings<p>We can’t stress it enough: Pack the mixture as tightly as possible into the loaf pan. This is essential for the slices to hold together when cut.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>6 large Medjool dates, pitted, chopped<p>1 cup pure maple syrup<p>2 tablespoons …

13 Ways to Improve Digestion Naturally

Tips for re-booting your broken digestive system and achieving overall better health.<p>The most common problem I see preventing people from achieving optimal health is a broken digestive system. This occurs for a variety of reasons—from overuse of antibiotics, to stress, excess alcohol and infection. …

10 Beaches That Will Make You Want To Plan A Trip To The Great Lakes Immediately

Here's a problem we love to have: too many stunning beaches to choose from.<p>That's the constant conundrum with the Great Lakes, where you could spend an entire summer adventuring, swimming and sunning at a new spot each day and still not see most of the shoreline.<p>Though there are many reasons the …

Veggie Burger

4 Servings<p>Refrigerated resting is key to these burgers’ success. Air-chilling helps dry the burgers out slightly so they stick together in the skillet.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup wheat berries<p>Kosher salt<p>½ ounce dried porcini mushrooms<p>4 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 shallot, finely chopped<p>8 ounces …

Cold Busters: Spa-Inspired Ways To Kill A Cold Fast

Nothing can make you feel oh-so-right quite like a spa visit, but what about one that also cures what ails you? Allison Tray at Tres Belle Petite …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Accidental poisonings from e-cig liquid becoming more common

The case may still be out on the health risks of smoking e-cigarettes, but news is barreling in about the potential dangers of the liquids that these devices turn into vapor. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, the number of calls to poison control centers because someone imbibed or was otherwise …

13 surprising home remedies for acid reflux

Before you reach for heavy-duty, prescription-strength drugs, try these suggestions.<p>Acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is a …

Wellness

Find Better Fruits and Vegetables by Weight, Not Looks

When shopping for fruits and veggies, it's natural to pick the ones that look the best and the freshest, but there might be a better way to judge …

10 Skin Fixes From the Fridge

By Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, <i>SELF</i><p>Forget the beauty aisle -- the secret ingredients for glowing, gorgeous skin live right in your kitchen. Simplify your skincare regimen with these 10 delicious "recipes."<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Follow SELF on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SELFmagazine

Skin Care

A Former Social Worker Discusses The Important Differences Between Empathy and Sympathy.

The Facial Mask Recipe You Need to Try Now

<i>Photo: laflor</i><p>Beauty routines can vary depending on culture and have likely been passed down from generation to generation. I’ve always loved learning …

I Was a Food-Bubble Baby (And I Turned Out OK)

Why growing up in a food bubble can eventually turn out okay.<p>Oh, how times have changed. These days, sending a kid to school with a lunch of almond butter on multigrain bread and a side of organic carrot sticks won’t generally result in an afternoon of relentless teasing from uncomprehending …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …