Alysa Nair

25 Flips | 5 Magazines | 48 Likes | 8 Following | 7 Followers | @alysa_nair | Let's just say that my passion for food is what moves me and everything around me.

One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you've read about the latest wellness trends, you may have entertained the idea of a diet detox.<p>But whether you've considered juicing, fasting or cleansing in an effort to lose weight or improve your well-being, you're probably aware that drastically cutting out foods is not effective as …

Detox

These 7 companies control almost every single beauty product you buy

As consumers, we like to think that we're making a conscious decision when we buy from a certain brand, especially when it comes to something as personal as beauty products.<p>But it turns out that 182 beauty companies fall under the massive umbrellas of seven huge manufacturers.<p>Inspired by a similar …

How to Feel Better About Not Being as Good as You “Should” Be

Here’s the bitter truth: we will never be as good as we think we should be.None of us will.There will inevitably be times when we slip up and fail to …

These Urban Decay Photos Turn Abandoned Buildings Into Work of Art

<i>All images by Christian Richter. Used with permission.</i><p>Christian Richter is a 36 years old fine art architecture photographer based in the small town …

Why Drake and Rihanna's Maybe-Relationship Makes Me Feel Better About

I cried Lauren Conrad-mascara-tears as I watched Drake deliver Rihanna's Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs on Sunday. Full disclosure: I have been team AubRih since "What's My Name?" came out in 2010. But on Sunday, when Drake dropped the line, "She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22 …

Relationships

Do These 8 Things Every Day and Feel in Control of Your Life

Sunday evenings are best spent lying smack-dab in the middle of your queen-sized bed, flanked by glowing laptop screens and a smattering of takeout …

3 Insights That Will Immediately Increase Your Happiness Every Single Day

Stop setting yourself up for failure and start being happy now.<p>Most people make the same huge mistake when it comes to finding happiness. With the best intentions, individuals contribute to their own suffering and create a barrier between themselves and the happiness they seek.<p>The single biggest …

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How to fight sweet cravings when sugar is everywhere

By Jae Berman<p>Cravings are a real thing. They take over your mind and body. I have been at home, in my pajamas, exhausted from a long day, and I catch myself opening every cupboard and drawer in my kitchen searching for any morsel of sugar I can find, debating whether I should jump in the car and go …

Nutrition

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

10 Things You Need to Stop Doing for a Happier Life

Don't we all seem to be endlessly searching for happiness? Sometimes we blame circumstances or people for the things that make us feel otherwise, when in fact it all starts within ourselves. It all begins within our own minds.<p>Don't we all seem to be endlessly searching for happiness? Sometimes we …

Albert Einstein

Fixing Your Metabolism: 4 Steps to Permanent Weight Loss

See why puddle hopping from one diet plan to another isn't going to work? If your metabolism feels like it's running slow --it probably is. Going from one restrictive program to the next is only going to make it worse and lead to more weight gain. Here are four ways to make sure this doesn't happen …

Weight Loss

Want to lose weight in 2016? Experts say start right now

Do it. Now.<p>If you're like most of us, you want to lose weight in 2016. The experts we spoke to suggest that you start now.<p>As in, today.<p>"There's no need to wait for January 1st," said Jocelyn Shaw, a Weight Watchers personal coach and leader. "The very next decision you make can turn it around and …

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

Boudoir photographer shares a life-affirming letter from a client's husband

A boudoir photographer has inspired thousands thanks to a Facebook post that taps into the vulnerability associated with her line of work, and the …

9 Incredible Ways To Get A Cardio Workout That Aren't All Running

The cure for the common cardio.

Exercise

What does wine sound like? You’re about to find out

Bafta-award-winning musician Nick Ryan has created soundscapes to show the world what he hears when tasting wine<p>The sound of mung beans falling onto a plastic tray may not immediately trigger thoughts of sparkling wine.<p>But according to composer Nick Ryan the noise is the closest representation to …

From Porridge to Tomato Toast, Here Are 17 Ways to Eat a Savory Breakfast

No waffles allowed! These savory breakfast will keep you satisfied 'till lunchtime.<p><b>A pile of pancakes dripping with syrup is a beautiful thing</b>—but it's hard to avoid the urge for a post-breakfast nap after eating a short stack. So most days we go savory for breakfast. A mix of protein, veggies, and …

Recipes

Heck yes, we want a piece of @lallimusic's chocolate-cinnamon coffee cake. We bet you do, too. Recipe link's in our profile.

5 Ways Your Healthy Diet Is Making You Tired

Who doesn't wish for more energy at least a few dozen times a day? Of course, you know that a good night's sleep, regular exercise, and effective …

7 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

<i>By Melinda Johnson for U.S. News</i><p>Protein tends to be misunderstood. At times, it's flying high on a fad-diet craze, when it seems that half of our population is shunning carbs in favor of a high-protein diet. At other times, protein is forgotten completely, as people order salads with low-fat …

What Should I Look for on a Nutrition Label?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've always been told to look at nutrition labels, but I totally don't understand what I'm looking at. Is there something in …

5 Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes That Are Rich, Nutritious

When you harness the rich—and nutritious—powers of nuts, oats, buckwheat, and corn, you can make decadent, gluten-free sweets that white flour wishes it could be a part of<p>Do you like decadent, chocolaty cookies? How about fresh-from-the-fryer apple fritters? Then you’re already in on a little …