Nicole Branca

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Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes

Mushrooms make these kicked-up sloppy Joes ultra-meaty. But there's no meat here, making this vegan sandwich one of the lightest sloppy Joes you'll …

Vegan Mushroom Pie

Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons + 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided (30 mL + 45 mL, divided)<p>2 onions, chopped<p>4 cups white mushrooms (700 g)<p>2 garlic cloves, …

Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Cranberries Pumpkin Seeds

4.86 from 7 votes<p>Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Cranberries & Pumpkin Seeds<p>This healthy Vegan Pumpkin Bread is made with wholewheat flour & is completely …

Cauliflower Is the New Cream: How to Make Rich, Savory Vegan Creamed Spinach

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Did you try making the vegan saag paneer recipe I just published? You did? And you liked it? Woohoo! I was so darned happy with the results, it struck me that adapting the technique to …

Sweet jacket potatoes with toasted walnuts

Brushing the skin of the potatoes with a little olive oil to help them crisp up. Proof that fast food doesn’t have to mean bad food<p>Serves …

Vegan Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Preheat oven to 350° and lightly oil the inside of a 9 inch springform pan.<p>Stir the blueberries and maple syrup together in a medium bowl.<p>In a medium …

Dessert

Is mental illness real? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Jay Watts

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>When people ask whether mental illness is real or not, my suspicion is that they really mean: does mental illness have a physical, material cause, in the …

Mental Health

Green Curry with Potatoes and Chickpeas

<i>Post sponsored by La Crema. See below for more details.</i>I’m rather amazed that for as many curry recipes that I post, I’ve never shared a green curry …

Why our brains may be 100 times more powerful than believed

A new study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that one part of the neurons in our brains is more active than …

Here's How a Simple 38-Minute Morning Routine Will Transform Your Whole Day

A happy and positive brain is a productive brain.<p>So much positive psychology research is coming out to help us tap into an unending stream of happiness, creativity, and productivity--both at home and work--that only a fool would ignore its benefits.<p>For example, there's the fascinating research on …

Brain Scans Show 4 Different Types of Depression

Scientists say they’ve found neurological evidence of four different subtypes of depression—a discovery that may someday help doctors select the best …

Depression

The 1 Secret to Ditching Bad Habits, and 5 Ways to Permanently Break Free

Bad habits rob us of time, money, energy, and the results we need to live our best lives. Here's how to finally release the bad and embrace the good.<p>We all hang onto a few bad habits like security blankets. They feel so good, especially when we are stressed out or bored. We all know we should be …

Associated Press News

6 brilliant mini-series you should watch on Netflix right now

<b>Netflix is the streaming site we all turn to when we’re after a binge-worthy series.</b><p>But sometimes, you just don’t have the time or the dedication to …

Entertainment

4 brain exercises elite athletes use to build mental strength

As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best come-from-behind victories of all time.<p>So what's the secret to Brady's success? Although he undoubtedly puts in countless hours of practice on the field, he also reports doing brain exercises to sharpen his …

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

Valentine’s Day 2017: 15 stunning and delicious vegan V Day recipes

<b>Is there a vegan in your life who you’re trying to wow?</b><p>Perhaps you fancy treating yourself on Valentine’s Day?<p>Or maybe you’re simply looking for a …

Dessert

5 Ways to Kick the Habits That Sap Your Mental Strength

No matter what goals you've set for yourself, you'll struggle to reach them if your brain is working against you. The way you think affects how you …

How Do You Remove Debt Collections From Your Credit Report?

Many creditors send your account to a debt collector if you've left it unpaid for several months. The debt collector will then have the job of …

Personal Finance

The Books, Podcasts and TED Talks You Need to Stay Committed to Your Goals

If you're feeling discouraged, these resources will help keep you going.<p>It’s 2017 and you’re probably staring a list of hefty resolutions. Good job. You’ve got some goals set up that you want to achieve. But here comes the hard part: maintaining those goals.<p>Just a few weeks in and you may be …

OMG: Doctors May Have Found a New Approach That Could Potentially Cure Cancer

It may be a shaky time for politics right now, with things changing in swift order, but the medical field is having a pretty good go of it. Case in point? Back in October, British doctors conducted what appears to be successful treatment of a 44-year-old HIV patient, suggesting they very well might …

Immunotherapy

General Tso’s Tofu [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Recipes

10 Money Habits That Will Help You Get Serious About Prosperity

Take your financial life to the next level through actions like seeking new income sources, making debts your priority and separating friendship from business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of habit can be quite interesting. Rather than create 2017 …

A 4-Step Regimen for Setting Goals That Always Moves You Forward

When you set lofty goals, even failure produces little wins.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you read certain self-help literature, you may get the impression that some people don’t have any goals in life. Even worse -- you may be one of those people.<p>In actuality, …

5 Practices to Help You Live a Happier, More Present Life

<b>“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that?” ~</b> …

What marijuana really does to your body and brain

On July 19, Canada's senate voted to legalize marijuana nationwide. That makes it the second nation, after Uruguay, to fully legalize cannabis. Marijuana has been legalized in a number of US states as well, with more likely to join soon.<p>Yet marijuana's official designation in the US as a Schedule 1 …