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Ditch meat to fight climate change?

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are a lot of good reasons why Americans should eat less red meat.<p>A more balanced diet saves money, lowers cholesterol and helps to avoid obesity . But soon, the federal government may officially add another, and altogether more controversial, reason to the list: Skip that steak to …

Climate

Healthy and Frosted (!) Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies

These paleo carrot cake cookies let you enjoy all the classic flavors of the cake minus the grains, dairy and sugar in one healthy bite! You even get that cream cheese frosting flavor too.<p>I feel like we all have that <i>one</i> food we absolutely can’t pass up if it’s in front of us on the table or on the …

Dessert

25 Moments That Changed America

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Ancient History

Maple Bacon Skillet Cornbread Recipe

Published:<p>Modified:<p>Author:<p>Kate Donahue<p>Source:<p>Adapted from: About.com<p>Cooking Method:<p>Baking<p>Cuisine:<p>Cast Iron Cooking<p>Category:<p>Bread<p>Tags:<p>Baking, Baked, …

The Magic of Reality

3 Metrics You Need to Know for Optimal Sleep

Sleep is quite a sexy topic these days. On the one hand, this is great. It's about time we pay attention to the 33 percent of our lives that supports our daytime functioning. On the other hand, the sheer volume of information can be a bit overwhelming: a quick Google search for "sleep" yields about …

Sleep

7 Surprising Ways Your Chronic Disease Benefits You

When diagnosed with a chronic disease your life isn't like that of the healthy people in your life.<p>Your body doesn't always cooperate -- no matter how much healthy food, loving intentions and self-care you give it. Life seems to pass you by as your body requires you to sit on the sidelines of …

Chronic Disease

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

What exactly does "processed food" mean? According to a new position paper from the American Society For Nutrition (ASN) processing means "the alteration of foods from the state in which they are harvested or raised to better preserve them and feed consumers." By this definition, processed foods …

Nutrition

Grilled Zucchini and Leeks with Walnuts and Herbs

4 Servings<p>We like the texture of the leeks and zucchini when left al dente—if grilled too long, they’ll both go floppy.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>⅓ cup walnuts<p>1 garlic clove, finely grated<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>5 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 large …

Grilling

You'll Be Disgusted and Amazed When You See What Happens When You Boil Soda

Warning: Don't watch this right before you eat.<p>Science lover-slash-YouTuber Crazy Russian Hacker recently decided to figure out exactly what's floating around in a bottle of soda. His method: Boiling the stuff.<p>And the result is... impressive! A black tar-looking mixture of what he claims to be …

A Simple Prescription for Lower Health Care Costs

The staggering cost of health care has been a significant economic challenge that has persisted for decades, especially in the United States. However, according to a growing group of physicians and medical practitioners, the solution is actually quite simple. When patients take responsibility for …

Digital Health

7 Cancers Linked to Body Fat

There is no place to hide. You have got to be svelte if you want to stay healthy and outsmart cancer. And if you have cancer or want to avoid getting cancer in the future, pay attention! You CAN save your own life!<p><b>Obesity is an epidemic</b>. Nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. [2] …

Diabetes

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

<b>Processed and/or Canned Meat or Cheese</b><br>"I particularly avoid those that are made with additional thickeners, preservatives, sugar, or a high content of preservatives. Animal products (and food products in general) that have to sit on a shelf inherently require a decent amount of processing to …

Nutrition

Running yoga: 3 poses to prevent injury - CNN.com

Forward lunge: Develops core stability and balance.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Yoga poses for runners<p>Yoga poses for runners<p>Yoga poses for runners<p>Yoga poses for runners<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p><i>Editor's note: Dana Santas is the creator of Radius Yoga Conditioning, a yoga style designed to help athletes move, breathe and focus better.</i> …

Is It Worse To Have A Bad Night's Sleep Or A Short Night's Sleep?

Parents of newborns -- and anyone else who faces multiple awakenings a night -- know this to be true: The brain fog and testy temper from waking up several times throughout the night is real. And now, research is backing this up.<p>A new study in the journal Sleep Medicine shows that cognitive …

Can meditation really slow aging? - CNN.com

Buddhist monks meditate at Borobudur temple in Indonesia.<p><i>Editor's note: CNN.com is showcasing the work of Mosaic, a new digital publication that explores the science of life. It's produced by the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation that supports research in biology, medicine and the</i> …

Combining aerobic, resistance exercise may be best for diabetes | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exercise programs that combine aerobic exercise and resistance training may be better at helping people with diabetes control their blood sugar than either type of exercise alone, a new analysis of past studies says.<p>“It has been well established that exercise training is …

Why the Food Industry Is Running Scared of Internet Activism

A new study by Dr. Brian Wansink, a professor of consumer behavior at Cornell University and director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, seeks to determine why people -- mothers in particular -- develop so-called "food fears" about certain ingredients (such as sodium, fat, sugar, high-fructose corn …

Agriculture

Want to Overcome Anxiety and Depression? Start by Asking a Different Question.

"What's wrong with me?" "Why can't I be normal?" "If only I can figure out why..." These common questions are asked repeatedly by those suffering from anxiety and depression.<p>Many people believe that answering these questions can bring about relief. So, what's wrong with getting to the root of it? …

Cognition

5 Ways to Eat Less Without Feeling Deprived

<b>Follow the "Half Now, Half Later" Rule</b><br>This is a very effective strategy that Batayneh uses with her clients. If you order a sandwich or pasta bowl for lunch and you see that the portion may be too large, enjoy half of it, and save the rest for later. Interestingly, a <i>Food Quality and Preference</i> …

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

<b>Baked Potato</b><br>Another stealth source of protein? Potatoes! A medium-sized one contains three grams. Need some fun topping ideas? Make these spinach- and goat cheese-stuffed baked potatoes.<p><b>Broccoli</b><br>Broccoli's not just filled with fiber (2.6 grams per half cup)—it's also a great source of protein, with …

Vessyl | Smart Cup

Designed by Yves Behar, Vessyl is a smart cup that magically knows what you’re drinking and gives you nutritional info with incredible specificity. …

Lighthouse 250 | Lantern + Usb Power Hub

The Lighthouse 250 Lantern by Goal Zero is an essential piece of equipment for any outdoorsman. Not only is it a powerful lantern but also a USB …

Lighthouses

Inside the Looming Food Crisis

Extreme weather, booming populations make building the food supply a challenge.<p>We don't worry much about food, especially when it is plentiful and cheap. Only when prices rise do we we pay much attention to any potential problems with the food supply. In the United States food has been relatively …

Hefty Price Hikes for Fresh Food Amid Drought, Disease

Drought in Western states, citrus disease in Florida, and a cold winter in the Midwest are driving up food prices.<p>Drought, disease, and growing demand are contributing to rising food prices, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture reporting this week that the cost of food is up 2.5 percent since …

U.S. agriculture faces shortage of trained scientists

Demand for food and fiber is booming as world population grows at an exponential rate. Ironically, the United States – the No. 1 exporter of …

Loop Portraits:Romain Laurent Reveals His Tricks

When we see a photo that just makes us say, “How in the world?!” we just have to stop talking out loud to our computer screen, hunt down the genius …