Cathy C.

312 Flips | 7 Magazines | 16 Likes | @catcast | Bibliophile, lover of animals, babies, and all things science. I am trying to create a (evidence based) healthy lifestyle for myself and my family.

25 Easy Family Meals That Cost Just $5 to Prep

When it comes to planning out dinner options for your family, the task can sometimes be a bit daunting — and expensive. If you want to make sure you have a variety of meals in rotation that are healthy and easy to make, kid-approved, and budget-friendly, we've got you covered. These 25 easy recipes …

Cooking

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

40 Things You Need to Know Before Your First Trip To Europe

So you’re ready to take your first trip to Europe. Rad! Flights across the pond are ludicrously cheap right now. But first, you surely have one …

Olive Garden

The Simple but Effective Way to Stop Worrying So Much (It Sounds Ridiculous, But It Actually Works)

Science shows you can contain your worries to 30 minutes each day.<p>"I just can't shut off my brain. I worry so much I can't pay attention to what I'm doing." I hear comments like this in my therapy office on a daily basis. Whether you're constantly worried about money or you just can't stop …

Self-help

This Is the Most Popular Whole30 Recipe on Pinterest

The whole idea behind the Whole30 program is that a person can reset their eating habits by eliminating potential "trigger foods" for 30 days, then …

Cooking

Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

<i>A version of this piece ran in February 2018.</i><p>Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.<p>One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.<p>But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So …

Parenting

'Never Before in History': Fox News' Shep Smith Assails Trump for 'Unprecedented' Attacks on NATO Allies

Click here for reuse options! "The president could turn back the global clock centuries."Fox News' Shep Smith sounded the alarm Wednesday about …

Geopolitics

This Is The Psychological Reason Why Some People Are So Hard On Themselves

In her book <i>Edge States,</i> Joan Halifax explains that human beings are transformed when pushed to the boundaries of their understanding, comfort and capability. She attributes this in part to Kazimierz Dabrowski’s theory of positive disintegration, which is the idea that crises and stress are not just …

Psychology

The "Big Bang" of Alzheimer’s: Breakthrough study uncovers genesis of the disease

Impressive new research led by scientists at UT Southwestern, has discovered the earliest point in a neurodegenerative process that is thought to …

Dementia

Here's How Much Money You Save By Cooking At Home

Intuitively, we all know there are benefits to cooking at home. You can use healthier ingredients, set portions to a reasonable size, avoid food allergies, and of course you can save money compared to ordering restaurant delivery or using a meal kit service.<p>But just how much money do you save by …

Cooking

Hurry! 10 Family Trips You Should Take When Your Kids Are Still Young

It's easy to get stuck in a vacation rut when your kids are young. Once you find a spot that has kid-friendly accommodations and activities, a host of childcare help, and a won't-break-the-bank price tag, it's tempting to return again and again. But the best time to broaden your family vacation …

Kids

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

How to Teach a Kid to Float

Floating is the first skill every kid should master in the water. Here's how.<p>Floating can be scary for kids. It means letting go of the ladder, the …

Kids

The Deep-Sea Adventures of Lydia the Great White Shark

On a July morning in 2013, a great white shark named Lydia was swimming across the North Atlantic Ocean. As the sun rose over the waves, she made an …

White Shark

A white woman called police on a black 12-year-old — for mowing grass

It’s a business that has existed for as long as there have been summer vacations and borrowed lawn mowers: A pint-size entrepreneur offers to endure the rage of a summer sun on a neighbor’s behalf, pushing a lawn mower across high grass for a small fee.<p>Last week, in Maple Heights, Ohio, that …

Lawn Mowing

10 Cauliflower Bites We Can't Get Enough Of — Recipe Roundup

I think it's pretty clear that we're obsessed with cauliflower here at Kitchn. We've turned it into rice, mashed "potatoes," pizza crust, soup, mac …

Cooking

Not All Feta Is Created Equal—Here's What You Need to Know

When a recipe calls for feta cheese, you may need to shop more carefully than you think to get the perfect cheese for your dish.<p>When a recipe calls …

Healthy Eating

10 Ways to Decorate with Books

Reading Rainbow<p>Organizing books according to hue isn't the newest trick in the book (pun intended), but there's a reason the trend has stuck around. …

Home Decorating

8 Super Simple Ideas for People Who Hate Yard Work

Look at those smug neighbors, lounging around on their stylish teak patio furniture, sipping cocktails, and loving life.<p>Yes, you should. It’s just a …

Landscaping

The Tofu I Make Is Insanely Good, Thanks to This Secret Ingredient

I love tofu, but I know not everyone does. Which is why when I head to the kitchen to create a new tofu recipe, I have to consider how to get the …

Recipes

16 Impressive (but Not Impossible) Birthday Cake Recipes for Your Kid’s Party

The invites are out, the presents are wrapped and the bouncy house has been reserved. Now, on to the most important part of your kid’s birthday …

Dessert

50 Quick Summer Dinner Ideas For Lazy People

It’s 7 p.m., the sun’s still out and it’s 85 degrees. Do you <i>really</i> want to spend the night in front of the stove? (We didn’t think so.) These 50 …

Cooking

New Research Finds the Humble Lentil Lowers Blood Sugar an Astounding Amount

Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, explains why everyone should be stocking their pantries with pulses.<p>A new study suggests that swapping potatoes, rice, or …

Nutrition

Compost Makes an Internet Community Grow, Thanks to an App

With summer upon us, you're no doubt tending your garden. Which hopefully means you're composting too.<p>Using food waste to enrich your soil benefits …

Costa Rica

Eat More Lentils To Help Stop Diabetes By Bringing Glucose Levels Down By 35 Percent, New Study Finds

Canadian scientists have found that eating more lentils can have surprising and important health benefits by helping the body keep blood sugar levels …

Diabetes

Kids Whose Parents Limit Screen Time Do Worse in College, New Study Shows

You think strict tech rules are helping your kids do better in school but you may be wrong.<p>Pediatricians tell parents young kids shouldn't have more than an hour a day of screen time. Meanwhile tech titans like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were even stricter with their own kids' tech use. Both sets of …

Laissez-Faire

Why the old way of parenting no longer works

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control.<p>"Command. Don't ask. Don't negotiate," instructs Leonard Sax in his 2016 book "The …

Parenting

39 Foods That Contain Almost Zero Calories

Calories provide the energy that your body uses during rest, physical activity and digestion.<p>While there is no evidence to support that …

Nutrition

How much screen time is too much? Here are the limits 10 tech executives set for their kids

Before having kids, tech entrepreneur Nirav Tolia spent hours online each day catching up on his favorite sports teams, doing research, or scrolling through social media.<p>Now the father of three young sons, Tolia, the co-founder and chief executive of neighborhood-based social network Nextdoor, goes …