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23 Delicious Ways To Carb-Load While You Watch The Olympics

All that athleticism really works up an appetite.<p>Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow us at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52. And check out our new kitchen and home shop, Provisions!

Recipes

40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less

Because you can't always take a vacation when you need to de-stress<p><i>By Shana Lebowitz for Greatist</i><p>There are 364 new emails in the inbox, those new pants are covered in scalding coffee, and the next conference call starts in exactly five minutes. In other words, it’s the perfect time to relax. When …

10 Mistakes That Lead to Overeating

Stop these destructive habits now to save your waistline<p>If you often feel uncomfortably full after a meal, it's time to make some changes. Tackle your overeating issues for good by getting honest and asking yourself if any of these habits are holding you back from having a healthy relationship with …

Fitness

Biggest Loser Winner Rachel Frederickson Says She Worked Out for Six Hours a Day

She admits she may have been “a little too enthusiastic”<p>The updates on <i>The</i> <i>Biggest Loser</i> winner Rachel Frederickson—and her shocking 150-pound weight loss—just keep coming. The latest is from Frederickson herself, who recently told People that she limited her diet to 1,600 calories a day and spent …

This Is What Would Happen If the Olympics and HBO's GIRLS Had a Baby

See Shoshanna Shapiro like you've never, ever, EVER seen her before<p>From Team USA's gold sweep of the snowboard slopestyle competition to Shaun White's fourth-place halfpipe finish, Sochi 2014 is can't-look-away craziness.<p>At this point we know to expect the unexpected—but nothing could prepare us …

Slopestyle Snowboarding

Hate Chia? Can't Stand Kombucha? You'll Live

Find out why it's perfectly acceptable to not fall in love with every single health food trend<p>Chia seeds in your pudding. Seaweed in your salad. Collard greens in your juice. To many health gurus, these sound like mouthwatering delicacies, while to others they can be overwhelming and downright …

Nutrition

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

17 Things You Shouldn't Ever Say to a Pregnant Lady

It's not nice to make an expectant mom cry

Pregnancy

4 Foods For Better Skin This Winter

Don't worry, you don't have to apply them directly to your face<p>So you're spending an extra 10 minutes moisturizing every morning and still dealing with dry, flaky skin—what gives? It's not just your beauty routine that needs adjusting this time of year, it's also your diet. Check out the best foods …

Skin Care

The Bubble List: 31 Things My Sons Should Be Able to Do Before They Move Out

Since we grownups have a bucket list of things we must do before we kick the bucket, our kids have a bubble list of things they must do before they leave the bubble of our home and our protection.<p>It was another harbinger of the inevitable. My oldest son informed us a few weeks ago that he wanted to …

Bucket Lists

Well-Child Doctor's Visits Linked with Increased Flu Risk

A new study has linked routine well-child visits--which are advised and recommended at least on an annual basis--with an increased risk that children will be exposed to flu or flu-like germs in the waiting or examination rooms. The study, published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital …

14 Sexy Tricks to Boost Your Libido

These tricks will boost your mojo even more than flowers and chocolate<p>Going through a desire dry spell? It's easier than you think to get revved back up again. Skip the so-called aphrodisiacs and <b>try these simple libido boosters</b>. They'll amp up your sex drive and leave you feeling sexier all day …

Probiotics Are Becoming More In Vogue

Fewer people are taking fish oil, vitamin C and calcium supplements, according to a recent survey of dietary supplement users.<p>The survey, conducted by Consumerlab.com, also showed that the number of people using probiotics has increased.<p>"The changes in supplement use seem to reflect research …

Foods to Break Up With

Many of my clients are moms. I'll sit down with them for initial sessions and hear "I have one soda a day" or "I have Splenda in my coffee." When I ask if they allow their children to have Sprite or sugar substitutes without fail they'll say, "Of course not, our house is totally organic," or …

Diet Soda

Are modern marriages stronger or suffocating?

Today Americans are looking to their marriages to fulfill different goals than in the past. But although the fulfillment of these goals requires …

Becoming a father linked to reduced testosterone in men – and less sex

Researchers have found evidence – if evidence were needed – that men have less sex after becoming a father for the first time.<p>A study of more than 400 young men in the Philippines found that their sex lives declined significantly when they had their first child. The fall in sexual activity was …

Baby boys and girls receive different nutrients in breast milk

Baby formula should be tailored for boys and girls to reflect the differences in milk that mothers produce depending on their baby's sex, researchers say.<p>Tests on mothers' milk in both monkeys and humans have showed that levels of fat, protein, vitamins, sugars, minerals and hormones vary …

Talking to babies boosts their brain power, studies show

Reading bedtime stories to babies and talking to them from birth boosts their brain power and sets them up for success at school, researchers say.<p>Studies on babies and toddlers found that striking differences emerged in their vocabularies and language processing skills as early as 18 months …