Alex Litzsinger

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Free-range eggs: Chefs are starting to choose animal welfare and taste over price

The average Canadian eats about 250 eggs annually, yet this ubiquitous ingredient has never generated the buzz that surrounds pork (remember the Berkshire craze?) or beef (Angus, grass-fed, Kobe). The typical diner is more concerned with the runniness of the yolk than the provenance of the egg. In …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

5 ways to eat healthier this year

<b>( —</b> Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of produce for U.S. adults is 1.1 …


Conquering El Capitan: climbers make history in California’s Yosemite national park – in pictures

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are the first people to free-climb the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite national park, California, using only ropes to catch them if they fell<p>Yosemite duo celebrate reaching summit of El Capitan, world’s toughest climb


The Rise and Fall of Nail Art

Remember when having a miniature Rauschenberg installed on your nail beds was cool?<p>You know how you look back at your old yearbook photos, and you're like, "Um, who is this grubby little person?" That's kind of how people seem to be feeling about nail art right now.<p>But, as we shall demonstrate …

Nail Art

The quest to see China’s extraordinary frozen fog

Exquisite, delicate rime forms only when conditions are just right – and its appearance can be fleeting.<p>I was on a mission – one that required me to wear four layers of warm clothes and a fleece balaclava. I was going to be braving temperatures below -20C for hours. My friend Cherry Li, who grew up …


Free Climbing El Capitan: In Pictures