Bern McGirk

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Yes, bacon really is killing us

There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a local butcher, was midway between crispy and chewy. Ketchup and HP sauce were served in miniature jars with the sandwich, so you could dab on the exact …

Processed Meat

The One Anti-Inflammatory Drink You Should Have First Thing When You Wake Up In The Morning

The food and drink choices we make in the morning can set the stage for a day of great eating. Provided we’re selecting the right anti-inflammatory …

10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle and lose weight you need 10 super foods.<p>1. Whole Eggs - Eggs are one of the cheapest super foods offering you an excellent source of protein. The …

12 Speedy Keto Recipes You Can Make on One Sheet Pan

Vegetarian Protein Is Just As 'Complete' As Meat, Despite What We've Been Taught

We're hanging on to notions from a 1970s diet fad that's a "complete" waste of our time.<p>“If you eat a dish with black beans, you’re not getting complete protein. You have to add another kind of bean to get the same kind of protein you’d get from meat.”<p>This suggestion came from a generally …

Nutrition

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …

Diabetes

How to lose weight faster, but safely

No gimmicks, no lies — just 15 science-based nutrition strategies to jump-start your slim down.<p>Making small, specific goals is key to losing weight …

Nutrition

15 Ways Trader Joe's Will Save Your Keto Lifestyle

If you're one of the many people who've taken up the keto nutritional plan — a high-fat, medium-protein, low-carb approach to food — you know that it …

8 Easy Ways To Add More Vegetarian Protein To Your Day

Though most of us do just fine meeting our needs, sometimes it can be a challenge to work protein in consistently throughout the day. I find that …

Healthy Eating

Maryland recognizes an Indian tribe, but other Native Americans aren't happy about it

When he needed to clear his head as a boy, Clarence Lone Wolf Tyler would head to the western shore of Smith Island to look for Indian arrowheads.<p>Tyler, a Native American of the Accohannock tribe, learned the technique from his father: look in the clumps of roots of the marsh reeds after a high …

Native Americans

20 Keto-Friendly Recipes to Ensure a Happy Easter For All

With Easter coming up, it's likely time to plan your holiday meal. If you've been following the low-carb ketogenic diet, you need not worry — there are plenty of unique or traditional options that are satisfying and pack in flavor without compromising your fitness plan. Whether you're planning an …

First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed

Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet<p>(Click images for full caption information)<p>The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed …

Seafloor

15 Chinese Food Recipes That Taste Better Than Takeout

Ditch the kung pao with these easy recipes.<p>February 05, 2018<p>Sometimes I just want to sit in front of Netflix and eat boxes of takeout while I …

Food & Dining

23 Plant-Based Ways To Eat Protein If You're Cutting Back On Meat

No meat? NBD.

15 Keto Snacks That Take Care of Comfort Food Cravings

Is it just us, or is the ketogenic diet trending harder than berets and flare pants right now? High in fats, low in carbs, and 100-percent …

Nutrition

7 Crowd-Pleasing Breakfast Casseroles

1<p>French Toast Casserole<p>What’s the best thing since sliced bread? Sliced bread layered in a casserole dish, soaked in a sweet, eggy custard, and …

10 Vegetarian Lunches You’ll Never Get Tired of Eating

Bonus: They’re super easy to pack.<p>When I was a kid there was never much variety when it came to my lunches, especially since I was a vegetarian: My …

10 Delicious Lettuce Wrap Recipes—No More #SadDeskLunch

The only thing more soul-crushing than a sad desk lunch is spending a fortune on overpriced food at the chains around your office. Trendy salad spots …

The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

Fossil Fuels

God’s Plan for Mike Pence

Will the vice president—and the religious right—be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump?<p>No man can serve two masters, the Bible teaches, but Mike Pence is giving it his all. It’s a sweltering September afternoon in Anderson, Indiana, and the vice president has returned to his home state to …

Six Charts That Help Explain the Republican Tax Plan

The proposal lowers rates for individuals and corporations but leaves key elements up to Congress.

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American …

20 stunning photos of unreal landscapes, incredible animals, and mesmerizing underwater scenes

Judges chose winners and honorable mentions from 11,000 entries. The four different catagories included: aerials, landscapes, wildlife, and underwater — and a people's choice award was also announced within each.<p>The grand-prize winning photo of an orangutan crossing a river, taken by Jayaprakash …

Know the difference between good fat, bad fat and low-fat

The fortunes of dietary fat have not followed a straight line. As a nutrient, it has been vilified, forgiven and, in some cases, even glorified. What …

Here's Proof a Week on the Ketogenic Diet Isn't As Terrible As You Think

Use this guide to find a meal rotation that works for you<p>The resurgence of the ketogenic diet—one that consists of 60 to 80 percent fat and very few carbohydrates (like, less than 10 percent of your diet, few)—is just that, a resurgence.<p>“It’s not new at all,” says Chris Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. A low-carb …

Nutrition

10 Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is made in your liver and has many important functions. For example, it helps keep the walls of your cells flexible and is needed to make …

Nutrition

Shot by cops and forgotten

Police shoot far more people than anyone realized, a VICE News investigation reveals<p>An exclusive analysis of data from the 50 largest local police departments in the United States shows that police shoot Americans more than twice as often as previously known.<p>Police shootings aren’t just …

I Had No Idea You Could Make These 4 Things in an Instant Pot

Cornbread<p>Making cornbread in the Instant Pot ensures it doesn’t bake up dry—and we especially love the addition of cheddar cheese and …

Cooking

The teenager inventor who could change the way the world fights climate change

Greenwich, Connecticut<p>Ethan Novek speaks fast and insists on giving you every detail, even in response to simple questions. It can be overwhelming. But it’s worth sticking with him. Novek started winning science fairs in middle school and was awarded his first patent at 16. Now, at 18, he has his …

Carbon Dioxide