Sarah Czarnecki

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Neanderthals: Facts About Our Extinct Human Relatives

Neanderthals (or Neandertals) are our closest extinct human relatives. There is some debate as to whether they were a distinct species of the <i>Homo</i> …

Designing a Healthy Vegetarian Diet

A healthy vegetarian diet is much more than simply meatless. Vegetarians need to make up for key nutrients and possibly some of the calories that …

11 Vegetables Anyone Can Grow on Their Own

1. <b>Sprouts</b><p>Growing your own sprouts is quite easy, and you don't need a whole lot of space either; they can even be grown indoors. Sprouts may be …

Through This Chemical Loop, Dogs Win Our Hearts

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Wolves are wild, powerful, and fearsome predators, capable of bringing down even large prey. And yet, tens of thousands of years ago, some wolves started forming close associations with humans. They became more docile. Their bodies changed. They turned …

Duke University

Socca – the French pancake that’s gluten-free and vegan

One of my favorite ways to get “bread” on the table fast is to make <i>socca</i>, the chickpea pancake that’s a classic in France. It’s fast, easy, and – in …

Top 10 Things to Do in U.K. Parks

Travel<p>See the top ten picks for things to do in U.K. national parks in this travel article from National Geographic.<p><b>Go Fishing at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs</b> <br>Loch Lomond is the largest lake in Great Britain, and its namesake park includes dozens of other lochs and some 50 rivers. Much of that …

National Parks

A Real Brain Bender

Can you sift data from a small clue your opponent let slip? Singapore TV host Kenneth Kong <b>posted a puzzle at Facebook</b>. Apparently, he and his wife …

Virginia Woolf on Why the Best Mind Is the Androgynous Mind

“In each of us two powers preside, one male, one female… The androgynous mind is resonant and porous… naturally creative, incandescent and undivided.”<p>In addition to being one of the greatest writers and most expansive minds humanity ever produced, <b>Virginia Woolf</b> (January 25, 1882–March 28, 1941) was …

Literature

6 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Supermarkets

Your local grocery store is a psychological minefield, where even the bananas are ripe with mystery.<p>1. SOUTHPAWS HAVE AN INVISIBLE ADVANTAGE<p>You’ve …

Insider’s Guide to the White Mountains

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>A northern extension of the Appalachian range, the <b>White Mountains</b> of New Hampshire attract visitors with the highest and windiest peak in the American Northeast—Mount Washington—and the oldest network of high-altitude huts in the nation.<p><b>> What to Know:</b><p>The warmer summer …

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Good Short Story

When it came to giving advice to writers, Kurt Vonnegut was never dull. He once tried to warn people away from using semicolons by characterizing …

How to Lose Weight: Why Sleep Can Make You Fat

When I was in graduate school I used to receive daily emails from my mom telling me to sleep more. I won’t lie: the act became old really fast.<p>Each …

Sleep

How To Lose Weight

The question "How do I lose weight?" gets typed into Google 110,000 or so times per month. The so-called answers that pop up are usually ridiculous …

Best Foods to Eat Before Cardio & Workout to Prevent Muscle Loss

When working out, you should always try to eat enough food for you to get the most energy while you are doing your thing. However, be advised not to …

How to Pick the Best Produce

Pick fruits and vegetables with the biggest payoff<p>The best isn't always the prettiest. Imperfections can be attractive, hinting at surprising sweetness and depth of character.<p>We're talking about food, by the way. Too many supermarkets sell produce bred not just for taste but to withstand …

15 Workout Songs That Will Leave You Feeling Totally Relaxed and Recharged

Sweat + these tunes = the next best thing to a tropical vacation<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Strala Yoga shares one of the playlists used at one of its recent W Vieques FIT Retreats.</i><p>Finding the time (and …

Why Some Women Choose to Get Circumcised

An anthropologist discusses some common misconceptions about female genital cutting, including the idea that men force women to undergo the procedure.<p>I recently had a conversation that challenged what I thought I knew about the controversial ritual known as “female genital cutting,” or, more …

How to Freeze Vegetables For Maximum Freshness

Like pot roast and Justin Bieber, frozen vegetables need an image makeover. They’ve gotten a bad rap, but in reality, freezing your vegetables is an …

Actor Cumberbatch to read poem at Richard III reburial

<b>Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to read a specially written poem at the reburial service for King Richard III.</b><p>Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy composed the work for Thursday's ceremony at Leicester Cathedral.<p>Cumberbatch, who will play the king in a BBC Two drama, has been identified as a distant cousin, …

Go Meatless With 16 Hearty Vegetarian Meal Ideas

Whether you’re giving up meat every Friday during Lent or just trying to start a new Meatless Monday tradition, veggie-packed meals are good for your health and the environment. Best of all, they’re super tasty too. Whip up one of these 16 warm, hearty dishes during the waning days of winter or …

Vegetarian

8 Recipes Revitalizing Quinoa Dishes With Global Flavors

WebMD calls quinoa one of the best whole grains you can eat, with high protein and iron content as well as zinc, vitamin E, and selenium. By now, …

Do You Make These Seven Mistakes in Yoga?

Just because you did something one day, doesn't mean it's right for you body the next day. Just because you could do it, doesn't mean you should. Give yourself permission to experiment with what works best for you, day-to-day.<p>Yoga is all about respecting where your body is currently at and gently …

Yoga

Ten foods for a protein boost at breakfast

Eating the right amount of protein at breakfast can increase feelings of satiety; helping you to feel fuller for longer, aiding weight loss and …

ALORE

Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow Talk ‘Trainwreck,’ Sex, and Women in Hollywood

Most mainstream comedies are voyages of virility. There is the bromance, the man-child deathly scared of maturation, and the callow, …

Comedy

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Parfait [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Recipes

A Chef Explains How to Make Kale and Other Healthy Foods Not Taste Awful

And it doesn’t involve adding bacon bits.<p>Chef Jeremy Bringardner used to force down healthy eats regardless of how they tasted. But then he changed his entire food philosophy. "I don't believe in sacrificing taste for nutrition—ever," he says. "I believe it's equally important to enjoy your food as …