Stephanie Miranda

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Here's How Americans Ended Up Eating Too Much Sugar

A new book argues that sugar, not dietary fat, is making us overweight and sick.<p>Sugar is the tobacco of the new century, according to investigative science journalist and author Gary Taubes.<p>With a powerful lobby and a huge consumer base, there are obvious parallels to tobacco, which for decades we …

Diabetes

There’s a revolution happening in electricity. Utilities need to keep up.

A conversation on the future of the power sector.<p>Electric utilities increasingly find themselves at war with their own customers. Homeowners and commercial building owners have all sorts of new choices for how to generate, store, and manage their own electricity — solar panels, home batteries, …

Sea levels could rise by six to nine metres over time, new study warns

Evidence that continental ice sheets are sensitive to slight increases in ocean temperature suggests ocean levels will continue to rise for centuries<p>Sea surface temperatures today are strikingly similar to those during the last interglacial period, when sea levels were six to nine metres above …

Global Warming

Facebook just took away the last reason to watch TV

She opened the Facebook app on her phone and broadcast the aftermath of the shooting using the new Facebook Live feature. (<i>Warning: content is graphic</i>.) Anybody who tuned in was able to watch the graphic image of Castile bleeding.<p>The next day, protests against police violence erupted around the …

Facebook

Time to curb your ready-made sauce consumption, warns food giant

Most of us have a pretty good idea which foods should only be eaten in moderation, but in an unusual move, a food giant has issued a warning to …

Is processed food really healthy?

<b>health</b><p>This week You! takes a look at the disadvantages of<p>consuming processed foods...<p>Resisting the urge to drink that soda or eat those chips can be …

Nutrition

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

Agriculture

Eco-Friendly Botanical Wall Art Brings the Self-Sustaining Beauty of Nature Indoors

Designer Erin Kinsey is something of a moss boss. Her handcrafted botanical artwork transforms one's living space by bringing the beauty of the outdoors, inside. Combining a dual passion for design and nature, she has established a company named Artisan Moss which offers one-of-a-kind plant wall …

Wall Art

Gardening for beginners: the cheat’s guide to herbaceous borders

Daunted at the prospect of planning a new border? Help is at hand…<p>The herbaceous border is the ultimate demonstration of gardening skill: a masterpiece of juxtaposed shapes, colours and textures, all reaching a climax in the summer months. It has humble origins in cottage gardens, where flowers for …

Gardening

How to Get Booty Benefits from ANY Workout | Women's Health

As a result, it takes some serious work to really strengthen and shape them the way you want to, says Pat Gilles, C.S.C.S., owner of Pat’s Gym in Wisconsin. Integrating glute work into your favorite exercises is the perfect way to do just that.<p>RUNNING <br>Crank up the incline. Doing so will shift the …

12 Foods Your Vagina Wants You to Eat | Women's Health

Shutterstock<p>For cramping…<p>If your period tends to come with a side of abdominal pain, eat more fish. Cramping during that time of the month is caused by the release of inflammatory compounds called prostaglandins, which help your uterus muscles contract and shed tissue. But the omega-3 fatty acids …

How I Reversed My PCOS Symptoms With Holistic Practices In 4 Months

It's understandable that as you get older, your body is going to endure changes. But at the age of 22, I was increasingly suffering from unexplained …

Wellness

Kansas food pantry helps low-income families with allergies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City area is home to a new food pantry that aims to help lower-income people with food allergies deal with the costs of specialty foods they can safely eat.<p>The ReNewed Health Food Pantry opened in Overland Park, Kansas, about a year ago, the brainchild of Emily …

Foods Birds Should Avoid - Quiet Corner

There are some foods that should be enjoyed in moderation and others your birds should avoid altogether.<p>In captivity, birds’ diets and energy …

Nutrition

Five Natural Detox Drink Recipes - Quiet Corner

If you are looking to revive yourself from within while increasing your energy level and your overall well-being, a body detox may be in order. …

People are obsessed with this traditional Indian spice with huge health benefits

This year's report looked at the food queries by volume from 2014 to 2016 and compiled a list of the trends. These were put into categories of sustained and seasonal risers and decliners as well as rising and falling stars.<p>You may be surprised to find out the top rising star under "foods with …

What is a CSA, Really?

Imagine you get an email that reads, "With the click of a button, the freshest local veggies and fruits arrive to your door complete with recipes and exciting ideas" and that goes on to make the point that while "most CSA's are not customizable," this company—Farmbox Direct—allows you to make five …

Urban Agriculture

Digging This: Minimalist Design for Smart Gardeners

Digging in the dirt is one of the simplest pleasures, so don't clutter it up with a lot of stuff. The thoughtful design Barebones uses in their …

Maintenance Mode

Freebie: Urban Gardening Icons (AI, PDF, SVG, PNG)

A free icon set with an "urban gardening" theme. The icon set contains 10 icons coming in AI, PDF, SVG and optimized PNG format.Freebie: Urban …

Freebies

13 Salvaged Wood Decorating Ideas | Homesteading

In search of salvaged wood decorating ideas? If you have some wood lying around, put it to good use with these DIY ideas that will improve your …

Woodworking

The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Incorporating these healthy, slimming foods into your diet can help your body burn more calories, feel full for longer, and avoid weight gain.

If you think Mexican food is unhealthy, then you need to read this cookbook

Living in Los Angeles means having to keep up with all the diets: Atkins diet, the Whole 30, the Paleo diet. There's no shortage of advice on what you should be eating.<p>Now there's finally a cookbook for the politically aware Chicano activist. "Decolonize Your Diet" serves up Mexican food recipes …

9 Superfoods You Should be Eating With Hypothyroidism

<b>Super-foods</b> are considered to be nutrient-rich powerhouses that are beneficial for overall health and well-being. Eating these super-foods may reduce the risk of chronic disease and lengthen your life. Along with essential nutrients, super-foods feed our body the necessary nutrients that our …

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.

A Pregnant Woman Eating Organic Vs. Eating Conventional: It’s Time To Think About Your Baby

I'm in!<p>It seems as if it was yesterday when the masses were completely unaware of the concerns being raised by a number of internationally recognized …

Hackers say they’ll release the names of 1,000 KKK members

Anonymous, a self-proclaimed investigative news organization and well-known hacking group, has announced they may reveal the names of 1,000 members …

9 Houseplants That Clean The Air And Are Nearly Impossible To Kill

Shares 208<p>What’s green, enjoys the sunshine, drinks water and can improve the quality of air in your house? If you guessed a houseplant, then you are …

Plants

The Planet-Saving, Capitalism-Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore

The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.<p>“When i left the White House in 2001, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life,” Al Gore told me this summer, at his office in the Green Hills …