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Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

If you or your children are eating Cheerios right now, there’s a good chance that they’re accompanied by a potentially harmful weed killer called …

Glyphosate

Bad Blood Review: The Biggest Scam in Silicon Valley

Theranos said it would change the way blood testing worked—it raised over a billion dollars on that promise. But in his new book, John Carreyrou uncovers that Theranos’s greatest innovation was a technology as old as time: lying.<p>Titled after the eleventh best song on <i>1989</i>, John Carreyrou’s <i>Bad Blood</i> …

5 steps to the perfect home-grown tomatoes

Now that the weather has warmed and the threat of frost is no longer in the forecast, tomato season is upon us. Tomatoes are among ...

Gardening

There's a Secret to Making Saltines Even Better

In a time of cracker and flatbread abundance, the pedestrian saltine gets short shrift. The grocery aisle teems with boxes of whole grain …

#BPOTD: The youth-boosting skin essential—that you can drink

<i>Beauty editors have no shortage of skin-care and makeup goodies that come across our desks. So when we become obsessed with something, it says a lot.</i> …

I Tried 5 Natural Deodorants Training for a 10K—Here's the One I Recommend

Confession: Up until a month ago, I was still using an aluminum-laden antiperspirant. I know, I know, studies have drawn links between aluminum and …

These Collagen Supplements Deliver Plumper, Better-Looking Skin

Collagen has been a hot topic in the world of wellness and beauty for years now. Here's what we know about it. First off, it's a protein that occurs …

EU bans outdoor use of pesticides that harm bees

With several types of bees and bumblebees on the endangered-species list, some governments are starting to do their part to protect the lives of these essential pollinators.<p>The European Union voted Friday to ban outdoor use of pesticides that harms bees. Specifically, there's now a complete ban on …

5 easy tantra techniques for a serious sexual energy boost

The word “tantra” can conjure some strange associations. When I first heard the word from a yoga instructor with a knowing smile about a decade ago, …

Your Plant-Based Protein Powder Is Likely Full of Lead and Arsenic: Check This List

"Approximately 75 percent of protein powders had measurable levels of lead." Stunned? Us too. If you're a protein-powder junkie, it might be time to reassess — especially if you use a plant-based blend.<p>Clean Label Project, the national nonprofit focused on health and transparency in product …

5 Basic Fermented Food Recipes for Better Gut Health

If you find yourself in a veggie rut (because the day will come when you can’t possibly sauté another bunch of spinach), you may be tempted to …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

What’s Really In Fake Maple Syrup?

Many people prefer fake maple syrup, the stickier alternative to the concentrated sap from sugar maple trees. In a recent consumer survey, the</i> …

This is How Top Bloggers Get 90% of Their Traffic

Get your SEO strategy figured out, then go crazy creating content.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to driving traffic to your blog, one of the most common mistakes people make is spending too much effort on things that barely move the needle. The entire …

Marketing

32 books everyone should read in their lifetime

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the mystery novels, anthologies, or biographies you know and love. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to …

Books

This Is What Happened When I Tried Personalized Shampoo

On days when my closet is full of clothes I hate, or my eyeliner is off, or when there’s a zit the size of Mt. Vesuvius on my chin, the one thing I can always count on is my hair. I’m not trying to brag or anything but, I have pretty great hair. It’s thick but not unruly, grows at a pace that …

Even More Evidence Has Linked Parkinson's Disease to Our Gut Bacteria

Parkinson's isn't just in our brains<p>Researchers have found yet another reason to think the symptoms of Parkinson's disease could be a consequence of …

Is your liver too fat? Time to put it on a diet

Leslie Beck, a registered dietitian, is based at the Medisys clinic in Toronto.<p>You may not have heard of fatty liver disease, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to be specific. But chances are, you know someone who has it.<p>As a dietitian in private practice, it's becoming increasingly common for …

Is rice healthy?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rice (technically a seed) is a staple food for many, but is the carbohydrate-rich grain a healthy one?<p>It depends on the kind of rice you choose.<p>White rice is considered a nutritionally inferior "refined grain" because its bran and germ are removed during the milling process, which strips …

Eat These Foods Before Bed to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

How you eat affects so many of parts of your life, but did you ever wonder how it might influence your sleep quality and patterns? We know all about sleeping clean (thanks to health queen Gwyneth Paltrow) and how using screens at night can throw off our sleep patterns, but it turns out that what …

Who’s Behind the Flurry of Influencer-Backed Beauty Brands?

A handful of private label companies — with a focus on speed, agility and new marketing models — are making a lucrative business of birthing …

The Pantry Staples That Improve Your Gut, Liver, and Hormone Health

Raise your hand if your bathroom cupboard is brimming with creams, potions, elixirs, and tinctures that promise to deliver healthy, stress-free skin? …

The Only 3 Oatmeal Brands a Nutritionist Will Eat

Oatmeal is a breakfast go-to that is both filling and nutritious (that is, if you know what to look for). But like many foods lining our supermarket …

How much turmeric should you actually be taking?

By now you know: Inflammation is considered by many to be the root cause of some major health ailments (everything from bloating to autoimmune …

Scandinavian work culture is better than yours — here's why

Leading up to last year’s presidential election, Bernie Sanders frequently spoke about how the United States were lagging behind in many fields, compared to the socialist’s wet dream Scandinavia. Sanders was especially fond of Denmark, and pointed out that the small Scandinavian country …

Guide to Spice Mixtures

Just a pinch of one of these aromatic spice mixtures will add depth and complexity to your next meal.<p><b>Chili Powder</b><p>This mixture is often behind the …

How to make a Buddha bowl that won't give you a Buddha belly

Whether you’re finding your inner zen or just hankering for something healthy, the answer can be found within your Buddha bowl.<p>Buddha bowls, otherwise known as power bowls or grain bowls, are hearty, filling dishes that have recently gained popularity for being aesthetically pleasing. Bowls are …