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Autism: Maybe It's Not What We've Been Told

I felt a tear beginning to well up. As we sat on the floor, my 3-year-old little boy with autism was looking directly into my eyes, something he hadn't done in almost a year. What's more, he was smiling and calm. He seemed to be enjoying the moment. He wasn't in his usual fog. There was a clarity …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>This week we wanted sweet treats, and the food blog world delivered. Big time. From goat cheese ice cream and carrot cake cookies to lavender popsicles …

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The Sioux Chef is 'helping bring a Native American food culture into the modern world'

Chef Sean Sherman grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. His business, The Sioux Chef, specializes in Native American food -- …

How Dolcezza Gelato Keeps Growing Without Losing Its Personal Touch

Dolcezza started out in 2004 as a humble crack-in-the-wall store in Georgetown manned by a couple who freely admitted they had no idea what they doing. Now it's a wildly popular gelato empire that's spreading across the mid-Atlantic.<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the</i> …

Austria's Wine Future Looks Brightest in Burgenland

Of all the regions of Austria that grow wine grapes--Wachau, Kremstal, Kamptal, Donauland, and others--the most exciting innovations are coming out of Burgenland for wines at the Qualitätswein level as set by the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, created in 1986. On a recent visit I was amazed at the …

33 Life Lessons in 33 Years

Sometimes it's important to stop, take a moment, and reflect on the lessons life has taught you over the years. I'd like to share some of the things I've learned about dreams, fear, work, marriage, children, health, travel, and giving.<p>Here are my 33 life lessons in 33 years:<p><b>On Dreams</b><p><b>1. Someday is</b> …

Food-And-Wine Pairing Rules Every Beginner Should Know, According To The Experts

Wine is a notoriously intimidating subject, but it doesn't have to be that way. Spend five minutes talking to master sommelier and co-founder of Corkbuzz Wine Studio Laura Maniec, and you'll feel instantly at ease. Chatting with one of the world's youngest women master sommeliers -- or any wine …

5 No-Kill House Plants for Any Home

<i>Whether you can never remember to water your plants or you have a tendency to smother them with love, Tara Heibel from Sprout Home has the house plant you need to get your (indoor) garden growing.</i><p>A recurring request that we hear at Sprout Home is: "Can you give me a plant that I can’t kill?" While …

A Sheriff And A Doctor Team Up To Map Childhood Trauma

The University of Florida's Dr. Nancy Hardt has an unusual double specialty: She's both a pathologist and an OB-GYN. For the first half of her career, she brought babies into the world. Then she switched — to doing autopsies on people after they die.<p>"I want to prevent what I'm seeing on the autopsy …

Ask a Somm: What's the Ideal Temperature to Serve Wine?

<b>Nate Hoffa</b> is the beverage director at Trentina, Cleveland's acclaimed Northern Italian restaurant which launched last summer thanks in part to a boost from Kickstarter. While chef Jonathon Sawyer (The Greenhouse Tavern) helms eats like edible beef candles and porchetta, Hoffa finds appropriate …

How to Improve Your Wine Memory

Charles Antin shares his best tips on how you can improve your wine memory.<p><i>You’re at dinner. You’re not concentrating too hard. You have a wine you</i> …

How to Talk Wine Like a Master Sommelier

Shayn Bjornholm, examination director for the Court of Master Sommeliers, recounts his blind-tasting triumphs and tells how anyone can sound like a …

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Can't Afford to Move? Learn to Love the City You're In

Some cities have a certain 'cool' factor — New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin. Drawn by the lure of interesting food and …

Why Vermouth Deserves Better

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Marta, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: Why vermouth should be more than a supporting act.</i><p>Being one of the enlightened cognoscenti who regularly visits …

10 Easy Pieces: Best Succulents

Are you sick of hearing that succulents are “easy” when the only thing yours do reliably is die? The solution is to get the right succulent for the …

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9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

This secret ingredient can help you score smoother skin, brighter teeth, and healthier-looking nails.<p>Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as sea water, so it’s no wonder that sea salt is a natural ally to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin.<p>One of the …

Culturally-Inclusive and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Addiction and Recovery

<i>This is an interview with Dena Samuels, who I met through the social justice work she has been doing as an educator and activist for about 15 years. Her new book on the topic is called The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World (Columbia University's Teachers College</i> …

28 Years to Figure Out Life

It only took me 28 years to stop making life all about me. It was a road plagued by various addictions at varying levels of intensity, lies, betrayal -- and, since I'm being honest, an unbelievable amount of <i>fun</i>. What I've realized is that <b>experience is the pavement of our sidewalk to personal</b> …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

The Coming of the Light: Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Medicine and Health in 2014

In 2006, I began publishing, on or near the winter solstice, an annual <i>Integrator</i> Top 10 list for the emerging field of integrative health and medicine. Together these chronicle nine years of policy and action in this popular movement. Links to past Top 10 lists are at the bottom of this posting. …

Dream Boldly: 10 Questions to Rouse Your Inner Child-Wisdom

What dreams lay forgotten within you, unvoiced and unnoticed? We grow up, go to school, learn about the world and gather information. Then we graduate, get a job, chose a partner -- become an adult! This is what is expected of us. Growing older we make choices and take on new responsibilities. What …

Driving one of the world's most remote highways

Originally a northern segment of the Silk Road trading route, the Pamir Highway has been in use for almost 2,000 years. But few travellers make it there today.

What a difference a decade makes

I’m driving back to Des Moines International Airport—well, being driven actually. I performed at a college the night before and the gal driving me …

This Doctor Believes Your Back Pain Is All In Your Head

What if a bad back or unexplained nerve pain aren’t really bodily malfunctions, but instead manifestations of painful emotions, stress and unmet ambition?<p>“The subject is pain,” says John Sarno, M.D., the subject of an upcoming film about chronic pain and the mind-body connection. “But we’re not …

5 Gin Cocktails to Try Right This Second

Gin is a master of disguise. The clean, botanical tones of the clear spirit appear to take a backseat to more dominant flavors--but without gin, a cocktail's overall luster would be lost.<p>To truly appreciate the magic of gin's undercover effect, try five cocktails that pair the spirit with …

20 Dark Walls We’re Loving

It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with brights and whites for our interior design inspiration. When it comes to decorating, our motto is: The more color, the better. But lately, we’ve been reconsidering our stance. After all, we have no trouble slipping on our little black dresses, so why not put …

The Ultimate Fall Baked Good: Pumpkin Maple Coffee Cake

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: Give in to fall. Buy that can of pumpkin. Make this cake.</i><p>I love themed …

The Picture of Health: My Secret Struggle to Convince Western Medicine I Was Sick

"You need to call me."<p>It's amazing how you can read into your mother's text messages. It wasn't necessarily the curt nature of it, that's fairly standard in texts from my parents -- it's a generational thing. It was the period at the end. The word "need." The directive -- you.<p>As I walked back over …

Why Haters Hate: Kierkegaard Explains the Psychology of Bullying and Online Trolling in 1847

Celebrated as the first true existentialist philosopher, Danish writer and thinker <b>Søren Kierkegaard</b> (May 5, 1813–November 11, 1855) may have only lived a short life, but it was a deep one and its impact radiated widely outward, far across the centuries and disciplines and schools of thought. He was …

Stoicism: 7 Life-Lessons From the Ancient School of Success

Image Credit: Pixabay.<p>Some of the greatest leaders in history were Stoics -- Cicero, Epictetus, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius. It's no surprise considering Stoicism's emphasis on self-mastery. Success and leadership has to start with looking in the mirror.<p>The key is found in responding -- not reacting to …

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