Catalina Gonzalez

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Avocado mayo is about to become your bread's best friend

This ingenious hack tastes good AND keeps your avo fresh for longer...<p>Mayo is tasty and all, but is it really worth the nearly 100 calories per tablespoon? If you're ready to swap out the white stuff for something a little more heart-healthy, we have just the solution.<p>Don't let the green hue scare …

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Immune System

What Should I Make For Dinner Tonight? A Quiz, With Answers

Consider the dinner dilemma handled.<p>The daily dilemma of figuring out what to make for dinner is tiring, to say the least. Some days we just know, because a craving for something is strong -- but other days, <i>most</i> days, there's zero inspiration. We're here to help, with a quiz. Answer five questions …

Greens to Swap In and Out for Total Health

Salad greens are the exact opposite of Tinder dates: You can’t go totally wrong, no matter what you choose. As long as you’re adding greens to your …

30+ Gorgeous DIY Projects To Decorate Your Grown Up Apartment

Get ~inspired~. Alice Mongkongllite 1. Use fabric mediu […]

7 Mistakes Even Healthy Eaters Make

Want to lose weight? Here's what not to do.<p>You've taken the first step: vowing to eat well, starting now. Many dieters are so determined to finally lose that weight that the pounds will indeed start to whittle away. The problem, though, is that many haven't learned from their mistakes -- and within …

Why artists bypass America's musical epicenters to record in Armory Square

Sitting in a warm, wood-paneled room at SubCat Music Studios, Catalina Gonzalez hums lightly through the lyrics of a new song. She's perched behind …

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

There isn't a more exciting time to get away with your special someone than post nuptials. If your wedding is coming up, maybe you're dreaming about escaping to the flawless, white-sand beaches of the Caribbean, Thailand or even Greece. We understand; we love the idea of a sunny, tropical, relaxing …

L.A.'s 15 Coolest Tattoos — & The Man Behind Them All

In Los Angeles, the only thing harder than scoring a table at just-opened Jon & Vinny's Pizza on Fairfax is getting on the books with tattoo artist …

Los Angeles

The Ultimate Guide to Peppers

Chile peppers are thought to have originated in South America, but they have been cultivated all over the world for centuries, resulting in a wide …

10 Tips That Will Make You a Faster Runner

Slow and steady not cutting it for you anymore? If you want to run faster, here are 10 simple ways to increase your running speed.<p><b>Fuel up:</b> Eating the right prerun foods is important to prevent feeling sluggish during your run. Go for foods that won't cause cramps: choose a small snack of simple …

Marathons

The 5 first things an Italian learns when they move to the US

1. Our intensity of discussion needs to come down a few notches.<p>Us Italians are hot-blooded people. We are more inclined to speak what’s going …

Food & Dining

19 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting South Carolina

South Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful (and romantic) places in the U.S.<p>Lakes, beaches, mountains, forests -- South Carolina truly has everything you could want in a vacation destination. It <i>also</i> has the best barbecue in the South, better peaches than Georgia and more intense college …

Students Share What They Wish Their Teacher Knew

Third grade teacher Kyle Schwartz wanted to better understand her students' lives, so she asked them directly. In her Doull Elementary class in Denver, CO, she had students write down what they wish Schwartz knew, and they openly shared pieces of their home and school life.<p>"As a new teacher, I …

10 Best Spring Hikes in the U.S.

With the arrival of spring, the ground is thawing, flowers are blossoming, and nature is jumping back to life. Take advantage of the natural beauty by heading into the wilderness for a trek on one of the country's 10 best spring hiking trails. With routes that weave through multiple waterfalls, …

3 Easy, Delicious One-Pot Recipes To Make Tonight

We love a good shortcut — in life <i>and</i> in the kitchen. Recipes that require nothing more than tossing everything in a big bowl always get the most love …

The Health Benefits of Sweet vs. Regular Potatoes

<i>Why do sweet potatoes get "superfood" status while regular potatoes are vilified? Here's why both tubers deserve a place on your plate.</i><p>It's time to set the record straight on spuds.<p>In recent years, and in certain "healthy eating" circles, the sweet potato has been crowned a "superfood" while the …

Could Mothers’ Milk Nourish Mind-Manipulating Microbes?

Breast milk seems like a simple nutritious cocktail for feeding babies, but it is so much more than that. It also contains nutrients that feed the beneficial bacteria in a baby’s gut, and it contains substances that can change a baby’s behaviour. So, when a mother breastfeeds her child, she isn’t …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

5 Totally Amazing Europe Trips Under $500

The process of picking one place to visit in Europe, with its wealth of stunning travel destinations, isn't easy. But for budget travelers, we have a few excellent ideas for planning an unforgettable vacation that's both marvelous and within your means. These ultra-cheap vacation recommendations …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

5 Habits to Help You Succeed at Fitness Goals

Making goals to get in shape or lose weight is easy -- anyone can do it! However, the hardest part for many of us is seeing those goals through and turning exercise into a consistent habit.<p>There are many ways to stall out and lose motivation along the way, but certain strategies can actually help …

1. Getting Started

Do you have an iPhone, but for some reason you’re not using its camera to its full potential? Maybe you’re already taking snapshots with your iPhone …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

The 3 Best Yoga Poses For Stress Relief

Feel calm and relaxed in 15 minutes or less.<p>First, warm up with two to four sun salutations. Then do these poses, which were chosen by YogaWorks instructor Keisa Parrish to help anyone chill, de-stress, and breathe.

10 Easy Easter Sides You Can Make In Under an Hour

Brighten your Easter table with some flavorful fare you can whip up fast.<p><b>1. Sautéed Asparagus and Peas</b><p>In this simple and elegant side dish, sweet green peas and asparagus are quickly sautéed with butter, shallots, and a touch of honey. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Warm Couscous Salad with Apricot …

31 Low-Carb Breakfasts That Will Actually Fill You Up

Breakfast standards and brunch classics with all the deliciousness and a fraction of the carbs.

Are You Book-Worthy?

<i>By: Nicole Eva Fraser</i><p>Most people don't want to write -- they want to have written.<p>That's a wry writers' saying, reflecting the fact that the average person who declares "I want to write a book" really means "I want to be a world-famous bestselling author who rakes in the millions and is universally …

Sleep Well With This Bedtime Ritual

We're grownups. We don't need a bedtime story with Mom to help us fall asleep, right? Not so fast. There's a reason parents for generations have been creating nightly bedtime rituals. Sleep is essential for a healthy body, high functioning mind and the energy to take on the day. Here are some …