Susan Ruppert

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Haystacks Are The Easiest Two-Ingredient Confection You'll Make All Season

If there was ever an ever-present Christmas confection during my youth, it was the haystack. Neither candy nor cookie, this unassuming, almost too …

Slow Cooker Fruit and Dessert Recipes

The slow cooker can be used to make a number of desserts and fruit dishes. Cheesecakes are amazing and crack free, and fruit crisps and compotes cook …

Queso & Beef Dip

While technically not a supper, this dip is hearty enough to serve for a One Pot Wednesday meal. You can replace the black beans with canned pintos or refried beans, and the mozzarella cheese with Monterey jack or pepper jack. If you’d like, scatter a handful of sliced black olives along with the …

Recipes

Easy Balsamic Glazed Grilled Veggie Kebabs

Place the vinegar, mustard, garlic, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer, …

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Line a 8-inch-by-8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, and set aside.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar and …

Slow Cooker French Toast Is the Laid Back Way to Feed Your Friends a Fancy Brunch

Just as wide leg pants and hair parted down the middle have made a comeback in the last few years, so has another 1970s gem: the slow cooker. In the …

30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

Puppy Chow: The Snack Mix So Good, It Shouldn't Be Legal

We've got a recipe for puppy chow that showcases the snack mix in all its glory.<p><i>Sometimes you need a break from the craziness of this modern age, which is why we're celebrating nostalgic foods this week at BonAppetit.com.</i><p>This is not a dog food recipe, so if you came for homemade kibble, we're …

The No Shampoo Experiment, 2.0

<b>I've decided to "no 'poo" to the next level, with water-only hair washing!</b><p>Three years ago, I ditched shampoo for baking soda and apple cider vinegar. …

19 Easy Single-Person Cooking Ideas That Won't Waste Food Or Get Boring

The best part? There's no one to argue with you about eating dessert.

Easy Dog Treats You Can Make For Your Furry Friend

Dogs are a <i>very important</i> part of life, and they deserve treats. Sure, there are a ton of store-bought options out there, but recent recalls have made …

15 healthy recipes from nutritionists on Pinterest that you can make right now

With that in mind, I sought out some of Pinterest's healthier fare. As it turns out, numerous registered dietitians (RDs) maintain a Pinterest page dedicated to many of their recipes. They feature everything from breakfast (cornbread waffles with spicy chicken, anyone?) to lunch, dinner, and snacks.<p>…

Food

Dr. Mark Hyman: 4 Food Myths That Drive Me Nuts

Since the release of my book <i>Eat Fat, Get Thin</i>, I've noticed fierce debates on social media and other news sources about things like calorie counting, …

Nutrition

9 mental health memoirs that have helped me through my own mental illness

Like millions of other women, I struggle with mental illness. To cope when I go through a rough patch, I often read memoirs written by other women …

York Minster brings in Zen Buddhism, quietly

In a history stretching back 1,400 years, York Minster has witnessed wars, plague, revolution, siege and fires - but perhaps nothing quite like this.<p>Arguably England’s most venerable church, it is renowned around the world for its daily cycle of prayer and choral worship.<p>But, in what will be seen …

4 Little Ways to Help Your Body Detox

What do the healthiest people have in common? For starters, they limit the junk that enters their body. This means cutting back on irritants to the …

The Best and Worst Things to Eat at a BBQ

It’s spring, which pretty much means three things. 1. <i>Allllll</i> the fro yo, 2. All the outdoor music festivals we can handle and 3. Barbecue season is on the horizon! But healthy eating can be especially hard at social functions. Especially when you’re loading up a plate with countless goodies and …

'Unbroken Brain' Offers New Insights On Addiction

From the start of Maia Szalavitz's englightening, insightful and informative new book on addiction titled <i>Unbroken Brain,</i> I had the feeling that I was being reminded of truths that I'd once known but that I and others, as if through a kind of collective amnesia, had somehow forgotten.<p>Thinking about …

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

Mental Health

Keep Attracting Emotionally Unavailable Partners? Read This

For two years, I was hung up on an emotionally unavailable man. A former nationally-ranked athlete, Bruce was #22 on my list of suitors post-divorce. …

Relationships

How Getting More Alone Time Will Significantly Improve Your Life

We live in a social age. Here's why and how you should carve out more time for solo thinking.<p>Thanks to your ever present smartphone, these days you don't have to be alone even when there's no one else around. When we have a moment to ourselves, our first instinct is often to log on to Facebook, …

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Wired to Read Minds: Resonance, Empathy, and Gut Feelings

Just by looking at someone, you experience them. Ever fallen in love at first sight or had a “gut feeling” about someone? You internally resonated …

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

How to be resilient: 10 life hacks to help you beat stress

Modern women are, we’re often told, stressed. We’re engaged in a juggling act: still shouldering the majority of the domestic responsibilities, while trying to hold down careers.<p>Even when it comes to our mental health, we can’t escape the gender gap. Studies – such as that done by Oxford University …

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work.<p>The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, …

Mental Disorders

5 Tips For Creating An At-Home Yoga Practice

<i>To celebrate Mindful Movement Week here at mindbodygreen, we’re sharing the many ways that fitness enthusiasts practice mind-body exercise.</i><p><i>Lauren</i> …

Yoga

The 15 most inspiring yoga Instagram accounts to follow

WE’VE ROUNDED UP SOME OF Instagram’s most agile and inspirational yogis from around the world. Follow these Zen-focused accounts and in no time, …

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5 Simple Yoga Stretches For An Open Heart - The Chalkboard

5 Yoga Stretches For An Open Heart:<p><i>Note: Begin and end your session with a few minutes of meditation.</i><p><b>CAT + COW</b> | Begin on all fours. While taking …

14 Adult Coloring Books That Will De-Stress Your Life Without Meditation

Just add crayons (and wine!)<p>Need some new workout motivation? Been dying to get your hands on some adult coloring books? Look no further than the …