Miren Moragrega

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Healthy Christmas Baking

Whether sweet to savory, baking is synonymous with the holidays. From rosemary-asiago rolls to fresh gingerbread squares, our recipes will carry you …

Thermoelectric paint generates electricity from almost any heat source

Thermoelectric generators convert heat or cold to electricity (and vice-versa). Normally solid-state devices, they can be used in such things as …

Clean Energy

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

How Millennials Will Save The World, Part I

I’m not kidding, or being sarcastic. And I hope I’m right, because the world needs saving, and I’m positive the boomers won’t do it, and pretty sure the gen-Xers aren’t up to the challenge, either.<p>I know that many people over 35 still think of the folks on the younger side of that divide as lazy, …

Leadership

New Research on Plant Intelligence May Forever Change How You Think about Plants

The Intelligent Plant. That is the title of a recent article in The New Yorker — and new research is showing that plants have astounding abilities to …

This Time-Lapse Video Reveals What Humans Have Done to Earth Over the Last 3 Decades

Google Earth recently updated its popular time-lapse feature to include high-resolution images from two new satellites. According to the tech company, the latest video features Google's "most detailed view of Earth across space and time" and now chronicles 32 years worth of human impact on the …

Our 43 Best Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

One of our favorite things about Christmas morning is the feast that follows (or precedes) gift opening. If you're wondering what should fill your …

Breakfast

Sweet-potato waffles with blueberry syrup

Serves 6<p>To make the syrup, in a saucepan, combine the blueberries, water (if using), lemon juice and zest, honey, 1 tablespoon molasses, and cloves. …

Recipes

19 Winning Photos From Nat Geo's 2016 Nature Photographer Contest That Will Inspire Your Next Trip

If you ever need a reminder that the world is full of amazing places to visit and see, just take a look at the winning photos of National Geographic's nature photographer of the year contest. The winning photos will make you rethink your vacation plans in a heartbeat.<p>The contest, which ran from …

The Best Way to Make Every Kind of Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you’re going to treat yourself to homemade chocolate chip cookies, they’d better be damn good. But trying a new chocolate chip cookie recipe can …

Dessert

Two Healthy Holiday Desserts from a Yoga Retreat Chef

Jeremy Rock Smith is the executive chef at Kripalu.<p>By · 12/9/2016, 2:37 p.m.<p>As holiday invitations pile up, you’re going to need to branch out from …

Dessert

Homeopathic “Drugs” Will Have to Carry Disclaimers That They Are Bunk

Homeopathic “drugs” are a load of rubbish claims, but for a long time they have had a bit more leeway with labeling than dietary supplements. The …

Naturopathic Medicine

Not For You, Cindy Lou! These Tasty Holiday Treats Are For Grown-Ups

The sweet aroma of cookies baking wafts through the kitchen as the kids trample in and plead, "When are they gonna be <i>ready</i>?" Smile and reply softly, "Soon. But these are for the company, dear hearts."<p>And these cookies <i>will</i> still be there when your guests arrive, because the kids will taste them and …

Dessert

These are the most popular holiday cookie recipes on Pinterest and we've literally never heard of some of them

Now that we’re rounding out the first full week of December a lot of us will be spending each weekend baking our favorite holiday cookie recipes. …

4 comfort foods to boost your immune system

Donuts, spaghetti and meatballs, mac and cheese, fried chicken or hot chocolate are the things that comfort food dreams are made of. But these treats can sometimes lead to a lethargic evening on the couch — or possibly even a stomach ache.<p>It doesn’t have to be that way. Foods can be comforting yet …

Senate passes $6.3-billion medical research bill and sends to Obama

Sprawling legislation to increase federal support for medical research, mental healthcare and controlling the opioid epidemic cleared the<p>Senateeasily Wednesday and is headed toPresident Obama’s desk for his signature, delivering a rare bipartisan breakthrough in the waning days of his …

Health Care

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<i>photo credit: Sandi Gaertner ~ Fearless Dining</i><p>I met Sandi on Instagram and fell for her no-nonsense approach to eating gluten-free. She creates yummy …

Dessert

20 DIYs to Upgrade Your Plates, Bowls and Glasses Before the Holidays

Dinner parties are the best: You get to do things like experiment with new cocktail recipes, treat yourself to a slice of cinnamon bun pecan pie, create calligraphy place cards and DIY an epic balloon backdrop. After you’ve put in all that hard work, the last thing you want to do is put boring …

Chemicals

7 Christmas Cookies That Are Almost Too Cute To Eat

Could YOU eat an adorable reindeer?<p>Christmas is the season for many things, and one of them is definitely cute cookies. As much as we love the classic shortbread, thumbprints and crinkles that make the rounds this time of year, sometimes we just want to be awed with beautiful baked treats. It’s …

Science: Eating Nuts Decreases The Risk Of Heart Disease, Cancer, And Premature Death

According to the CDC, Heart disease and Cancer are the biggest killers in the US. Together they claim more than 1 million lives per year. Heart disease alone is the cause of 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States. And it’s the leading cause of death in both men and women. But now a new study from …

Holistic Medicine

Healthy snack upgrade: Why nutrition balls are the new energy bars

Bars have long been the go-to for grab-and-run snacks and handheld protein boosts (pre or apres workout). And the marketplace has definitely gotten …

Healthy Eating

Slow Cooker Bean Soup Recipe with Quinoa & Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Bean Soup Recipe with Quinoa & Sweet Potatoes<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>8 hours<p>Total time<p>8 hours 10 mins<p>This Slow Cooker Bean Soup with …

Recipes

True Freedom Comes With Basic Income

I attended a national economic conference in New York in 2015, and in one of the presentations, the speaker presented the following claim: human …

Hawaii Faces Down Nearly Three Feet of Snow

With its pristine beaches and warm, humid weather, Hawaii has a reputation as a sunny paradise for a reason. But although the average temperature of …

Mauna Kea

Researchers discover seaweed that tastes like bacon and is twice as healthy as kale

Researchers at Oregon State have patented a new strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon when it's cooked.<p>The seaweed, a form of red marine algae, …

13 Healthy High-Fat Foods You Should Eat More

Low fat is officially over! Here are more than a dozen high-fat superstars you can and should enjoy as part of your healthy diet.

Six unexpected sources of renewable energy

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When it comes to discussions about renewable energy, solar and wind power often take center stage. To a lesser degree, other forms like geothermal energy and hydropower also get some attention. But many people may not be aware that there are many other sources of renewable energy …