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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> …

Stanford University

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

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 into domestic dogs. Today, we share bonds with …

Socca - the French pancake that's gluten-free and vegan • Insteading

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 …

National Geographic Travel

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 …

Education Policy

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 …

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

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 months, when days are longest …

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 …

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 …

Fitness

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

Employ your senses. Look: Prime fruits and vegetables are often irregularly shaped and blemished. Touch: Heavy, sturdy fruits and vegetables with taut skin are freshest. Smell: Many fruits can be sniffed for ripeness. And shop seasonally; the foods are tastier and cheaper.<p>We asked Aliza Green, the …

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

Finding the time (and motivation) to be active while you're on vacation can be a struggle—which is why Tara Stiles, founder and owner of Strala Yoga, was so excited to partner with W Hotels last year to offer guests luxe stays that are all about health and wellness. "I met the global team in NYC …

Yoga

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 …

Human Rights

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 …

Collard Greens

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, …

Benedict Cumberbatch

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 …

Cooking

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, …

Blueberry Coconut Cake [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Do You Make These Seven Mistakes in Yoga?

Yoga is all about respecting where your body is currently at and gently pushing its comfort zone. It's certainly not about perfection or looking a certain way in your yoga gear or on your mat.<p>However, there are certain alignment principles that will keep you safe and will ensure that your time on …

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 …

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

The star and director of the hilarious upcoming comedy Trainwreck, which premiered at SXSW, open up about gender double standards in Tinseltown and …

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

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Gluten-Free

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

The prune-based sauce is great on chicken (Bringardner likes to make it with port, cloves, ginger, black pepper, and star anise if you have it). Here are some other helpful hints from the chef:<p>When roasting <b>beets</b>, line your baking sheet with parchment paper (so you don't stain it). Bake at 400ºF for …