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20 Different (and So Delicious) Ways to Make Deviled Eggs

Forget everything you know about everyone's favorite hors d'oeuvre.<p>These are not your grandma's deviled eggs. We made an irresistible basic even better — times 20!

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood with these cheap & easy landscaping ideas that look professional.<p>Plus, get more …

Inside Pesticide-Free Certification Program for Pot Grows

Maxfield, the founder and CEO of a sustainable agriculture business in Colorado, started the OCA in 2014 after seeing the word "organic" thrown …

The Gardening Trend That Everyone's Talking About

Biodynamic isn't exactly new, but the self-sustaining methods have a lot of advantages over more typical low-impact techniques.<p>You know that <b>Organic</b> …

18 Nutrient-Rich Power Foods

Flaxseeds<p>1 of 19<p>Flaxseeds contain plenty of protein and fiber and are a great source of the essential omega-3 fat, alpha linolenic acid.<p>ALA protects …

Nutrition

US sailor arrested in Okinawa on suspicion of rape

Case is likely to increase anger towards US military on the Japanese island, which is at the centre of a bitter battle over the relocation of a US airbase<p>Japan has issued a strong protest to the US after the arrest of an American serviceman on suspicion of raping a woman in Okinawa, in a case that …

High-potency pot smokers show brain-fiber damage

People who use especially potent pot show signs of damage in a key part of their brain. The results, reported online November 27 in <i>Psychological</i> …

5 Foods That Can Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Here's a very good reason to treat yourself to a bowl of cherries.<p>It seems we're a nation of insomniacs. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least occasional sleeplessness, and 22 percent experience it every (or almost every) night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But what if …

Nutrition

A Harvard nutrition expert tells us why we should eat more fat

We've been told for decades that we shouldn't eat too much fat. Remember how it was on the top of that food guide pyramid you probably saw in elementary school?<p>For "bad" fats, like trans fats, this is true.<p>But scientific evidence has been growing that this advice was misguided, and that low-carb, …

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What If Your Anxiety or Depression Is Actually "DDD"?

An increasingly common psychological disorder called depersonalization may be going undiagnosed.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the April 2007 issue of ELLE.</b><p>There are many analogies Sandy Gale uses to describe her affliction: It's as if she is separated from others by an invisible barrier, as …

Gene Variant Tied to Psychosis, Cognitive Impairment in Bipolar

Researchers have identified a gene variant linked to psychotic symptoms and cognitive impairment in people with bipolar disorder, according to a new …

Neuroscience

If you pick one vitamin, make it this one

A pharmacy wall stocked with vitamins can be overwhelming to scan. So if you could incorporate only one into your routine, which should it be?<p>We put this question to Dr. Arielle Levitan and Dr. Romy Block, who penned "The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear the Confusion About Vitamins and Your …

16 things travelers should know before planning their 2016 adventures

For travelers, 2015 and 2016 look like identical twins born in separate years, only more so. Much of what was true in 2015 will be truer in the coming year. What was hot this year will be hotter next; what was cheap in 2015 will be cheaper in 2016 (except when it's not; see hotel rooms). Here's a …

Hospitality

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, he stood at 5′10′′ and weighed a trim 135 pounds. Today the licensed massage therapist tips the scales at …

16 Holiday Roasts with the Most

The gifts are bought, the holiday cheer is in the air, and now: It's time for dinner. There's nothing that shouts "special occasion" more than a beautiful roast in the center of the holiday table. Here, then, are 9 succulent roasts—beef, pork, lamb, and one handsome turkey—to fit the occasion. Your …

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11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel

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Why Low-Fat Diets Make You Fat (And Unhealthy)

You are not necessarily what you eat. You would think that ingesting something would raise its levels in your body and for most nutrients this is true. Ingesting vitamins raises your vitamin levels. Indulging in sweets ups your blood sugar, but unless you are diabetic, only to a point. Then the …

9 Fascinating Facts About The Microbiome, The Trillions Of Microbes Hidden Inside Us

The still-mysterious ecosystem of bacteria living inside you determines an incredible amount about your health–and your personality.<p>“Bacteria are living things. They are not trying to hurt you. They are not trying to help you. They are just trying to stay alive, like the rest of us.”<p>So begins the …

Biology

4 Mistakes That Are Built into Your Brain

<b>“Cognitive bias is the biggest self-imposed obstacle to progress, not only for oneself but in the end, for all mankind.” ~Unknown</b><p>On a beautiful …

Critical Thinking

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

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Tangled Up in Entanglement

No area of physics causes more confusion, not just among the general public but also among physicists, than quantum mechanics. On the one hand, it’s the source of New Age mythology, and has enabled hucksters to peddle new self-help cures; on the other, for the philosophically inclined, it has …

Top 10 High Protein Breakfast Foods | The Zone

Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day- for us gym goers we may consider the most important meal of the day to be pre and …

Nutrition

Top 10 memorable meals in literature

Ten classic tales served by literary masters ranging from Marcel Proust to Virginia Woolf, Günter Grass to Nora Ephron and TC Boyle<p>Alexandre Dumas, in his Grand Dictionary of Cuisine<i>,</i> defined dinner as “a major daily activity, which can be accomplished in worthy fashion only by intelligent people. …

London Vintage Shopping Guide

I love vintage clothing and whatever city I visit or move to – it is always on top of my to-do things to find out about the best local vintage stores.<p>…

23 Of The World's Greatest Cookies

Every country bakes an incredible cookie.

Make science and public health the focus of dietary guidelines

The vested nutrition industry establishment and media pundits are fervently trying to paint a partisan and big-business picture of the House and …

Obesity and Food Insecurity: A Public Health Paradox

By Susan Blumenthal M.D., M.P.A and Sarah Colon<p>In September, the USDA issued a report with the finding that 14 percent of American households -- 17.4 million families -- were food insecure in 2014. "Food insecurity" means that these households had limited access to adequate food at some point …

The 5 Things Successful Cyclists Do Each Day

Here's what a few awesome pro cyclists do each day to stay on top in the sport<p>Whether crushing the competition on a brutal Belgian cyclocross course, or overcoming all odds to launch a spectacular comeback following catastrophic injury, cycling’s crème de la crème pull off some truly impressive …

The best thing to eat in every country around the world

In Argentina, you must try the grilled meats.Shutterstock<p>What is the single dish visitors should not miss when visiting a foreign country?<p>Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. …

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