Martha Echandy

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Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened

What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make.<p>For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only …

Sustainability

‘Chopped’ Champion Brian Riggenbach’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Has Taken 40 Years to Perfect

Chef <b>Brian Riggenbach</b> is perhaps best known for showcasing his skills on season 24 of the Food Network’s award-winning show <i>Chopped</i>, which he won, but …

Dessert

These 8 Vegetables Are the Actual Superfoods, According to Science

It seems as though every day a new superfood is brought into the spotlight for its numerous health benefits. While trendy foods like ghee, matcha, …

Nutrition

Are the health benefits of turmeric too good to be true?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alzheimer's disease. Diabetes. Arthritis. Unwanted hair growth. Baldness. Infertility. Erectile dysfunction. Hangovers. Glaucoma. Cancer.<p>If you have an ailment, there's a good chance that someone, somewhere, is studying whether turmeric can treat it. There are more than 15,000 manuscripts …

Food

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Saltwater

The $140 productivity app that’s managed my life for the past decade

I have a strange obsession with optimizing my life for peak productivity. Part of it is the dopamine hit that comes with a task well completed. But what brings me even more joy is the creation of the perfect Rube Goldberg machine to deflect, swat, and conquer everything the information economy has …

Productivity

10 Common Foods That Are Worse for Your Body Than Sugar

While we know everyone has a varying understanding of what's healthy and what's not—and it's clear all food affects each body differently—there a few …

Nutrition

Raising Brilliant Kids — With Research To Back You Up

<i>An earlier version of this piece ran in 2016.</i><p>"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to …

Pedagogy

How to Boost Math Skills in the Early Grades

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I Started Eating For My Gut Health & Here's How My Life Changed

Learning to eat for my gut health has been a long road, filled with welcome changes that were easy to institute, some that I was reluctant about, and …

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

Avoid these refrigerator food-storage mistakes to lengthen the life of your groceries

Cleaning out the refrigerator is one of the most painful things I have to do every week. Sadly, I end up tossing food I didn’t remember I had, fruits …

5 baking soda hacks to keep your laundry smelling super fresh

As the buzz around multi-tasking ingredients and pantry-staples hacks reaches an audible roar, happy news: Another ingredient is about to join the …

Cleaning

8 Pinterest-Worthy Gallery Wall Ideas for Family Photos and Art

1. Gallery Wall Around a TV<p>This gallery wall hits two birds with one stone by solving the tricky decorating conundrum of making a television look …

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Happiness

If you’re going to adopt a single healthy habit, make it one of these

Open up any of your social media apps, and you’re bound to be bombarded with intel about how to live your healthiest life. (Including, hopefully, …

18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

IPhone 8

Here's How to Make Your Roasted Veggies Mind-Blowing

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables. I love how you just toss everything on a baking sheet, walk away, and come back to …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.<p>As someone with very low tolerance for racist bullshit, I’ve managed to surround myself with white people who are cognizant of their privilege and strive to make the world a less terrifying and frustrating place for people of color. This means that I often deal …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

The spread of true and false news online

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

26 eco-friendly alternatives for things you use every day

As I'm writing this, it isn't possible for millions of humans to live on Mars. The closest we've gotten so far is watching Matt Damon try to grow …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

12 things successful people don't waste their money on

People have struck it rich by launching social media startups, inspiring wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns and writing wizard-themed best-selling books. But, most successful people have far more boring backstories of accumulating wealth through savvy spending and smart saving …

Personal Finance

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

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