Amanda Lynn

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Almond milk bad for environment? Tom Philpott and Mother Jones are wrong.

When deciding what to put in their stomachs, well-meaning people regularly conflate “healthy for me” with “healthy for the environment.” It’s an …

3 exercises that are far more effective than trendy 'waist-cinchers'

If you’ve been intrigued lately by the waist cinching girdles making the news, listen up. For one thing, having a super skinny waist is not an indicator of excellent fitness. In fact, those waist “trainers” can make it impossible to train (let alone breathe and eat).<p>Here's a better approach: Work …

Anthony Bourdain Calls Guy Fieri a ''Douche'' But His Quotes on Ina Garten Are Even Better

Hey, <b>Anthony Bourdain</b>, tell us how you <i>really</i> feel…<p>The famous chef has never been shy about sharing his thoughts on fellow foodies in the press, but …

How to make the Italian version of mac and cheese, which Anthony Bourdain calls the world's greatest pasta dish

One of the earliest known recipes for macaroni and cheese comes from the 13th-century tome "Liber de Coquina," an Italian cookbook. In it, a recipe called "de lasanis" calls for cut-up sheets of pasta to be tossed with parmesan cheese, which sounds a lot like cacio e pepe to me.<p>If you've never …

What Drinking Does to Your Body Over Time

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7 Ways Not to Get Mosquito Bites

Things in life that aren’t fair: the American prison system, Taylor Swift's love life and the fact that in a backyard full of people, you seem to be …

Laundry Rooms

Skin Cancer Myths, Busted: Part 1

Did you know 10,000 people in the U.S. will die from a preventable cancer this year alone?<p>That preventable cancer is skin cancer. And yes, we know you're tired of being told to wear sunscreen, put on a hat, and hang out in the shade, but these practices can be life-saving.<p>About 3.5 million cases of …

Yale psychiatrist has one explanation for why students these days are so anxious

And some of her anxiety and worry was compounded by social media usage. She and a close friend would scroll through Instagram, looking at the photos of other students and say, "This is what college is supposed to be like; this is what we want our life to be like," ESPN reported.<p>Holleran killed …

Move Over, Whole Foods: Costco Is the New King of Organic Groceries

Organic produce and $1.50 hot dogs: That’s what Costco does.<p>According to an analysis released Wednesday by financial firm BMO Capital Markets, the …

It Was Hard To Snack Healthy Until I Learned These 22 Delicious Metabolism-Boosting Ideas - Complete Health and Happiness

Snacking can be a huge downfall of a healthy lifestyle. Thankfully, you don’t have to go hungry between meals. Here are some great ways to keep your …

Thoughts Can Fuel Some Deadly Brain Cancers

The simple act of thinking can accelerate the growth of many brain tumors.<p>That's the conclusion of a paper in <i>Cell</i> published Thursday that showed how activity in the cerebral cortex affected high-grade gliomas, which represent about 80 percent of all malignant brain tumors in people.<p>"This tumor is …

​CEO to employees: $70,000 is our new minimum wage

Dan Price, CEO of Seattle-based credit card processing company Gravity Payments, made a stunning announcement during his company's quarterly …

Employment

The Diet We Need for a Sustainable Planet

Forty-four years ago my mother, Frances Moore Lappé, published “Diet for a Small Planet,” a book that dared to suggest human beings could survive, even thrive, on a plant-centered diet and that doing so would be good for our bodies and the planet. Part meatless cookbook, part treatise on the roots …

13 Gourmet Slow Cooker Recipes You Won’t Believe Came Out of a Crock Pot

<i>Pictured: Slow Cooker Pork Enchilada recipe from CHOW</i>I'm not gonna lie. I'm kind of a snob about slow cookers. For me, cooking is a meditative, …

How Good Parents Miss Child Sex Abuse | Stop Child Sex Abuse

This blog post was originally published on WeSurviveAbuse.com and republished on Jewish Community Watch.<p>How do good parents miss child sexual abuse? …

From Skid Row To Rome: The Story Of An Unusual Running Club

Craig Mitchell is a judge in Los Angeles' criminal court, but he has an unusual sideline gig. He's one of the last people anyone would expect to find hanging out in Skid Row, known as a hub for LA's homeless community. But about four years ago, a man he once sent to state prison called him up and …