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Not All Lentils Are Created Equal—Which Variety Is Right for You?

Lentils are one of the most nutritious and versatile plant-based proteins. The pulse is a cousin to peas and beans, and originated in Asia and North …

Healthy eating guidelines from food pyramids around the world

In 2011, the U.S. food pyramid received its first-ever makeover since its creation in 1992. The triangular diagram, which was originally built on a …

7 Apple Cider Vinegar Facts To Know Before You Drink It

Losing weight the healthy way usually comes down to eating a healthy and balanced diet and incorporating calorie- and fat-burning workouts into your …

Weight Loss

The 350 million people who don’t officially exist

<b>Whenever any report has a "global" subject matter it's never long before there's a massive, global-size statistic, counting people by the millions and billions.</b><p>News reports on global problems like to gesture to devastation and deprivation on an epic scale, counting out the suffering in numbers so …

Geography

Iceland Town Paints Ingenious 3D Optical Illusion Pedestrian Crossing In Order To Slow Down Traffic

The town of Ísafjörður in northern Iceland has taken a creative step to slow down traffic by painting a pedestrian crossing with bright white lines …

Cool Stuff

You Could Save Lives By Packing an Extra Suitcase

The reason might surprise you.<p>Passengers who travel “carry-on only” may have a new, charitable reason to reconsider their preferences.<p>Travelers …

Nonprofits

You may be more 'Neanderthal' than you thought

A female Neanderthal who lived in what is now Croatia 52,000 years ago is revealing that our "caveman" relatives may have passed on genes that play roles in cholesterol levels, eating disorders, arthritis and other diseases today, the researchers who sequenced her genome say.<p>And some modern humans …

A gluten scientist explains why gluten-free diets are terrible for you

Gluten-free diets are probably doing more harm than good to your body. Peter Green, the director of Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, explains the myth surrounding gluten-free diets. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Peter Green:</b> I'm Peter Green. I'm the director of the Celiac …

Holistic Medicine

You Should Put Miso in Your Scones | MyRecipes

If you’ve tasted salty, funky, miso paste in a dish or by itself, you might assume it’s an ingredient best saved for savory dishes. And you’re not …

Dutch Startup Wants to Train Crows to Clean Streets of Cigarette Butts

Alarmed by how many cigarette butts littered the parks of Amsterdam, two Dutch designers came up with an unusual plan to train crows to pick up the …

Scientific Reasons Why Sleeping Naked Is Really Good For You

For as long as I can remember, I've forgone traditional pajamas for the pajamas the Good Lord gave me -- my skin. Much to the horror of my roommates, …

Ditching

The science behind the 15 most common smart drugs

<i>More photos from this reportage are featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from</i> …

The Brain

What to Eat to Feel (and Stay) Full

How to Eat for Satiety<p><i>Shift to simpler, more wholesome foods and become more conscious about how you eat, and you're well on your way to mastering</i> …

Nutrition

24 Things You Should Never Order When You Eat Out

From sneaky sodium traps to dicey dishes that put you at risk for food poisoning, these are the menu items you’re better off skipping.

Diet Soda

This Researcher Reveals How Lucky People Differ From Unlucky People | Inc.com

Conventional wisdom states that luck is a matter of chance, similar to rolling a pair of dice. Maybe someone you know seems to snatch up the best job opportunities, your friend stumbled upon a great idea, or an acquaintance manages maintain a happy relationship.<p>But what is it that makes some people …

Happiness

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …

Consciousness

Your routines might be screwing with your body. Here's how to fix it.

When to eat, drink, sleep, and think deep thoughts.<p>You might think you’re in control of your schedule, but your body evolved to follow a natural rhythm. Sticking closer to that routine can help keep you in tiptop shape.<p>Drink coffee<p>Sipping caffeine is best done early in the day. Imbibed later, it …

Sleep

This Newly Discovered Ant Has a Metal Spike on Its Head And Was Probably a Vampire

We're glad that thing is trapped in amber.<p>Scientists have discovered a new type of 'hell ant' - a species with terrifying spiky mouthparts reinforced …

Insects

Are Superfoods Really That Good for You?

Over the past several years, superfoods have become a hot topic. It seems like every few months, a new one crops up that not only improves your …

What You Need to Know About Nutritional Yeast

<i>This article originally appeared on Cooking Light.</i><p><b>It’s simply deactivated yeast—similar to the kind in your bread or beer.</b> To make the seasoning, …

Food

The Quartz guide to artificial intelligence: What is it, why is it important, and should we be afraid?

What is artificial intelligence? Why is it important? Why is everyone talking about it all of a sudden? If you skim online headlines, you’ll likely read about how AI is powering Amazon and Google’s virtual assistants, or how it’s taking all the jobs (debatable), but not a good explanation of what …

Artificial Intelligence

50 Quick Writing Prompts for Journals, Blogs, and Essays

Are you stuck for something to write about? Maybe you're scratching your head trying to come up with a fresh idea for a personal essay—a narrative or …

Creative Writing

This 3-Letter Word Will Make You Live Longer and Happier, According to Science | Inc.com

Ever encountered something so vast, so beautiful, so intense, that your mind struggled to comprehend it? There's a word for that, and multiple studies have concluded that it's very good for your health. It's the experience of <i>awe</i>.<p>Psychologists describe awe as those feelings we get when we're touched …

Psychology

If everyone became vegetarian, would the planet actually be better off?

Cutting back on red meat is probably the best place to start, but eating the right types of veggies is important, too.<p>People forego eating meat for a variety of reasons. Some do it in an attempt to eat healthier meals while others make the shift because they think cows and pigs are simply cuter …

University of Michigan

5 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight on a Vegan Diet

These common mistakes could keep you from slimming down after going veg.<p>Most people tend to associate a vegan diet with being lean. And science backs …

Nutrition

A Big List of Things You Could Be Putting on Toast, Crackers, or Rice Cakes

No need to get stuck in an almond butter & banana rut. Here are some nutritious, flavor-packed spreads, slathers, and toppings for anything flat and …

Are These 'Healthy' Foods Really Good for You?

TIME asked nutrition experts to give us the skinny on the health world’s latest food fads. Here’s what they said.<p>Hydrogen water<p>So-called hydrogen …

Nutrition

What Is Imitation Crab? | MyRecipes

Whether you’re munching a California roll or slicing into a crab eggs Benedict, if you’re not 100 percent sure where that crab came from there’s a …

Food

Street Artist Paints Playful Fake Shadows Throughout California City

Be sure to look down the next time you’re in Redwood City.<p>Everything is just a little bit more whimsical in this Northern California town. Flowers …

California

It Turns Out Eating Pizza is a Lot Like Doing Drugs

via pixabay<p>If you eat pizza pretty often, you’re probably familiar with the rush of happiness that comes from devouring a big, floppy slice of …

Food