Amy Ziems

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The Minimalist's Guide to Eating Well on a Budget

If you are on tight food budget but want to eat in a way that supports a healthy body composition, you’re in luck. <b>Having less to work with is</b> …

Weight Loss

17 Low Carb Recipes That Are Fresh, Light And Positively Delicious

Inspiralized, The Spiffy Cookie, The Creative Bite<p>Low carb doesn't necessarily mean healthy, but as today's snack aisles get stuffed with chips, cookies and sweetened drinks, it becomes all too easy to overdo it in the carbohydrate and sugar departments.<p>Because the body processes refined …

Revolutionary Green Wheel hydroponic garden grows food faster with NASA technology

1/9<p>NASA Inspired Green Wheel<p>DesignLibero's Green Wheel is a revolutionary hydroponic garden that utilizes NASA technology to quickly and efficiently …

Aquaponics

33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

These 33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings are balanced breakfasts containing plenty of vitamins, nutrients, healthy fats, and protein.

18 Foods You Don't Need to Buy Organic

<i>[Editor's note: The following list, which includes the produce on Environment Working Group's "Clean 15" list plus 3 additional, only considers</i> …

23 Underrated Vacation Spots Around The World To Visit Before You Die

♫ A whole new world, a dazzling place I never knew! ♫<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

European Travel

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

23 places you should visit in 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel this year.

5 Fat-Burning Workouts That Transform Your Body

World-class sprinters are some of the most shredded and explosive athletes on the planet. Want a body to look and perform like that? Then start …

Workouts

OREO Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes That Taste Divine! - Cretíque

Are you looking for a way to spice up those divine-tasting OREOS? We have just found a recipe from the OREO Play Up Dessert recipe booklet that will …

3 Chocolate Cake Recipes You Need in Your Life

Learn how to make chocolate cake, the easy, intermediate, and advance ways.<p><i>Welcome to Baking 1-2-3, by associate food editor Claire Saffitz. Each month, she’ll guide you through a three-step baking process. The first recipe is for the beginners out there, the second for intermediate-level bakers,</i> …

Dessert

Vital Apps and Sites That Will Make You a Better Spontaneous Traveler

Procrastinators, rejoice: a new crop of digital tools can help you book an entire trip in a matter of minutes, even mere hours before takeoff. So get …

34 Healthy Energy Bars You Can Make at Home

Everyone loves a great bar. In this case, we're talking about the kind you can pack as a perfectly portable meal or snack (though we love bars with …

Gluten Free Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

I know it is only April but the recent good weather has made me feel so summery and for me, summer=strawberries! Even better, Strawberries and cream! …

Romantic Sayings to Use at Your Wedding

Love is patient and love is kind, but if you want to deliver a message your guests haven't heard at every other wedding, you might want to look beyond 1 Corinthians. From quotes on love to what it takes to have a happy marriage — gathered from our favorite movies and the most eloquent poets, …

Feast on Our Favorite New Cookbooks for Spring

Our favorite titles this spring are mouthwatering, chic, and—oh, yeah—healthy.<p>As spring creeps in, so do new crops of delicious things like peas, ramps—and new cookbooks. These eight stunning tomes, which all debut this spring, are filled with mouth-watering recipes. And, oh yeah—they're kinda …

Genius

Recipe of the week: 'Simply Coffee, Vanilla & Walnut Cake' - Blog Post

My two favorite food groups are coffee and cake, so clearly baking Lorraine Pascal's Simply Coffee, Vanilla & Walnut Cake has jumped straight to the …

Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In the Caribbean, where the starch is often mixed with beans, it's a staple too. Even …

Nutrition

How We Achieved the Banana Bread of Our Dreams

Everybody has a recipe for banana bread, right? And most of them are actually pretty good. But for the Epicurious test kitchen team, good was not …

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

Roast Chicken Recipes For The Easiest Dinner Ever

How Sweet It Is, Cafe Johnsonia, Feasting at Home, Adventures in Cooking, Foodie Crush<p>Nigella Lawson said it best: "You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?"<p>If you don't wholeheartedly agree with Lawson's sentiment, we're …

Lets Talk Breakfast: Top Five Breakfast Bowl Recipes

Breakfast is fast becoming the nations favourite meal, or so word on the street tells us. Speaking for myself I know I am breakfast obsessed. With …

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being - and not just in the short-term. Whether you're traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building …

The Top Foods People Who've Lost More Than 10 Pounds Eat for Breakfast

Add them to your a.m. meal to start your own slimdown.<p>Trying to drop a few pounds? Before you totally overhaul your eating habits, take a cue from people who've already successfully slimmed down: We tapped into the data from MyFitnessPal's more than 65 million users (the app lets people track their …

Nutrition

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Retirement

Grandma Ptak's red velvet cake recipe

Claire Ptak shares this family favourite with a hint of chocolate and thick creamy frosting<p>Grandma Ptak used to make this for me on every visit, whether at her house in Illinois or ours in California. I have a great photograph of me baking it with her when I was seven or eight, and you can see the …

29 Ways To Eat Vegetables That Are Actually Delicious

Eat yer veggies, no salads necessary.

Healthy Eating