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How to check a bag for free

Ever since American introduced checked-bag fees in 2008, nearly every major U.S. airline (and plenty of international airlines) have followed suit.<p>Checked-bag fees are now the industry norm. Even industry darling JetBlue broke our hearts and added the dreaded surcharge.<p>But not all hope is lost!<p>Here …

Flying

20 Low-Sugar Protein Shake Recipes To Fuel Your Mornings

Breakfast smoothies are terrifically tasty, but when you're not in control of the ingredients, they can also be packed with sugar. A saccharine blast first thing in the morning is not the smartest way to start the day: Your body may crash, and you may experience a headache and crave even more sugar …

Breakfast

I ate 40 teaspoons of sugar a day. This is what happened

For three years, Damon Gameau cut out sugar from his diet - then, for a documentary, he reintroduced the white stuff. The results were shocking<p>In the warm Australian summer of 2008, I was pretending to enjoy life as an early 30s single male. My love of self had certainly been applied well to …

8 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

<b>Prevent Sweat Stains and Body Odor</b><br>Mix baking soda with a little bit of water to turn it into a moist paste, then apply it under your arms for an all-natural deodorant.<p><b>Clarify Your Hair</b><br>Every now and then, hair needs some relief from product buildup. Add a small amount of baking soda to your shampoo, …

13 Fresh Herbs to Use More Often

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: These herbs want to get fresh with you -- let them.</i><p>Basil<br>This herb can elevate even the simplest summer dish; just remember to keep it out of the refrigerator, or else it’ll turn …

Vegan Mango Sorbet Bars (with Raw Option)

Summer is coming, summer is coming! <i>-happy dance-</i><p>The weather is finally getting warmer, the sun has been making appearances every other day, I’ve been …

strawberry rhubarb crisp bars

Look, I have no business giving dating advice. Or marital advice. I didn’t, like, scope the scene or learn the rules or think big thoughts about what …

Roast Vegetable, Feta & Yoghurt Moussaka

INGREDIENTS<p><b>Serves 6</b> <br>250g FAGE Total 0% <br>2 yellow peppers, sliced & roasted <br>2 red onions, cut & roasted into wedges <br>2 medium courgettes, sliced & …

Welcome to wonderland

7 Not-So-Sweet Lessons About Sugar

Think you know how to live a healthy life? <i>Fed Up</i>, a comprehensive, 98-minute investigation into how sugar became so prevalent in everything we eat …

Diabetes

SPRING ONION FALAFEL WITH MILLET & SOME ACCOMPANIMENTS - The First Mess // Plant-Based Recipes + Photography by Laura Wright

pin it!pin it!pin it!<br>There are plenty of things keeping me up at night lately and while I’ve already cut my caffeine consumption down to one coffee a …

dark chocolate coconut macaroons

2014 has been mostly about the chocolate thus far, which is the kind of thing that happens when you outsource what-to-cook-next decisions to my …

Tropical Beach Granola

Less than 1 hour<p>Makes 5 cups<p>10 Ingredients<p>2 1/4 cups rolled oats<br>• 1/4 cup ground flaxseed<br>• 1/2 cup roughly chopped or slivered unsalted almonds<br>• 2 …

Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl — Oh She Glows

My skin is not a happy camper lately.<p>I don’t know what’s up, but I know it’s ticked off. Angry. Inflamed. What’s the problem? That, my friends, is …

Easy Fat Free Brownies - #TryTotal Challenge

When the guys from Total got in touch with me about the #TryTotal challenge, hand on heart I was eating a tub of Total greek yoghurt. The challenge …

Healthier Vegetable Enchiladas

Less than 1 hour<p>4<p>12 Ingredients<p>4 1/2 cups diced mixed vegetables (we used Brussels sprouts, crimini mushrooms, bell peppers and yellow onion)<br>• 2 cloves …

Meet the Coolest Mayor in the World

Meet Jon Gnarr, mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland’s largest (and coolest) city.<p>He never went to university, used to be a taxi driver and played in a local …

The Science of Addictive Food

8 trips you must do once

Looking for something besides yet another trip to the beach for your next vacation? From cooking lessons in the hills of Tuscany to snorkeling the waters off Belize, these eight trips should be on everyone's list.<p>The phrase "adventure travel" has a bit of an image problem. For many, it conjures …

Sugar Intake and Cardiovascular Disease

That could be why researchers strangely found a link between people who reported a healthy diet and an elevated risk for dying from cardiovascular disease. “Recall memory is generally very poor—and people like to think they maintain a healthier diet than they actually do,” Aragon says.<p>It’s not …

Raw Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

I have been a little obsessed with raw desserts lately. I love desserts(so much more than I should) and the amount that I probably consume has become …

Ban TV junk food ads until 21:00, say campaigners

<b>Children are being exposed to TV adverts promoting unhealthy food which should be banned during primetime family viewing, says a campaign group.</b><p>Action on Junk Food Marketing analysed 750 adverts shown during the X Factor on ITV and the Simpsons and Hollyoaks on Channel 4 over 20 hours.<p>It found one …

Public Health England

Chocoholic: No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Two things which I think intimidate most people about making a cheesecake are knowing when the cheesecake is done, and the wait. A baked cheesecake normally takes about an hour to bake, and then another 6 hours to …

Photography Tips from the Best Travel Photographers in the World

Ever since I received my first camera, the Canon AE1, when I was 13, I have been drawn to photography. There was something special about being able …

Landscape Photography

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5 ways South America has changed how I travel

South America is a complicated continent. Filled to the brim with mountains, markets, roast guinea pigs and shoddy internet connections, a lot of …

5 things to do in Iceland

When you think about the size of Iceland (roughly the same as the state of Kentucky), it’s hard to believe that there are so many different kinds of …

CAULIFLOWER + BROWN RICE GRATIN

I've said for years now that I hate moving and after the past few weeks I can confidently say I still stand by that sentiment. I know there are …

Figure-Friendly Baked Falafel

Less than 1 hour<p>Makes about 20 falafel<p>11 Ingredients<p>1 cup dried chickpeas<br>• 1 cup chopped onion<br>• Handful parsley, finely chopped<br>• 3 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 3 …