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6 Things You Learn About Food, After Cooking on a Farm

Spend a year as a farm cook and you'll learn a lot about eating local and cooking seasonally. BA associate web editor Rochelle Bilow shares her tips.<p>Before I joined the <i>Bon Appétit</i> team, I lived and worked on a small, full-diet farm in Central New York. "Full-diet" meant whole-hog—that is, we grew, …

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The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

Smile, don't slouch. And don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite.<p>But new research shows that your body language does much more than change the way other people see you -- it can change how you see yourself. Psychologists …

The Men's Fitness Food Pyramid

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The Best Breakfast For Weight Loss | Men's Health

<b>Answer:</b> One word: Protein. A slew of research shows that a high-protein breakfast, like eggs and bacon, trumps high-carb eats such as cereal.<p>In addition to helping you feel more full after your meal, the effects last all day long. A recent study in the <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i> found …

Drop One Belt Size

The workout eliminates all excuses, too. You just need two dumbbells, a few feet of floor space, and a half an hour a few times a week to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Want to give it shot? Combine this routine with a diet consisting of whole foods and lean proteins, and get ready to …

Weekend Challenge: Summer Body-Fat Sizzler

The Summer Body-Fat Sizzler<p>Make your metabolism soar like the temperatures outside with this three-move weekend challenge<p>If you want to fire up your fat burners in a short amount of time, then a jog around the block isn't going to cut it. You need to increase your heart rate and test your muscles …

The 4-Move Fat-Loss Workout That Will Destroy Your Gut

You can pick and choose what level you want to work at, too. For each movement, there are three progressions. The higher the level, the harder the move. Be smart, though: Choose a level that challenges you, but allows you to keep proper form throughout the entire movement.<p><b>Exercise 1</b><p><b>Pushup</b> …

How to Use a Whole Pumpkin

<i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Weight Watchers, who celebrate gathering together around the table to enjoy wholesome, beautiful food.</i><p>The Great Pumpkin may have no-showed, but pumpkin remains great, indeed. Once you get past its thick outer shell, cut away the flesh, and scoop out the …

Breakfast

A beginner's guide to drills and bits

<b>Steve Hoefer</b> returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.<p>There are a dizzying number of ways to put a hole in …

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It’s the last day school for us. Yay summer!<p>For me, school being out is equally exciting and daunting. I love the carefree, relaxed schedule and fun …

7 Outdoor Food Life Hacks

Why Being Idle Can Lead to Better Thinking

Studies show that people would rather do something—anything—than be alone with their thoughts. The idea that doing something trumps doing nothing is …

Detoxing Guidelines: 16 Cleansing Foods

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods<p>Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the …

Foraging mushrooms, finding happiness

Gardens: winter salads

If you took up my summer of salads challenge earlier this year, I hope you're enjoying a good harvest and didn't end up with more slugs than salads. Even if most of your lettuce got munched, don't give up: it's worth sowing some now, for harvesting this autumn and winter.<p>Salads that do well in cold …

Salt Cod and Crab Fritters

You can prepare the fritters ahead and then fry them when you're ready to eat. Save the potato skins for Potato Skin Curls with Fresh Herbs.<p>8 oz. …

20 Little Habits you Might Want Your Kids to Imitate

What will they imitate?<p>They imitate our words, our tone of voice, even our facial expressions. It can be frustrating when they copy the things we …

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Sharing the (self) love: the rise of the selfie and digital narcissism

Social media and the internet are making us more narcissistic, but can this trend be reversed?<p>What do Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Justin Bieber have in common? Grandiose exhibitionism, inflated self-views, superficial personalities and shameless self-promotion. In that sense, they are just like …

Kim Kardashian: why we love her and the psychology of celebrity worship

Kim Kardashian is a symptom of a narcissistic social media culture that fosters the growth of brands<p>Two things are particularly striking about Kim Kardashian. The first is how she has managed to catch the attention of the global media. The second is that there are so many reasons why she shouldn't …

How to Reduce Stress: Meditation, How to Meditate

As much as I've heard about the health benefits of meditation—it helps wipe away stress, improve happiness, and maybe even help manage symptoms of illnesses—I must confess that I've actually never really tried it.<p>But the experts at Grokker (a community-driven content network with more than 3,500 …

4 Easy, Proven Ways To Relieve Stress

<i>By Nancie George</i><p>Stressed out after a long day at work? You're not alone. More than 8 in 10 employed Americans are stressed out about their jobs, according to a 2013 survey. If you think stress is just a new societal norm, think again: Excessive stress can seriously derail your health. In fact, …

Unexpected Signs You're Totally Stressed Out

By Corrie Pikul<p><b>1. You've got a minor yet noticeable cut that just won't go away.</b><p>People keep asking you how you hurt yourself and you have to jog your memory to remember (Were you chopping carrots? Washing the vegetable peeler?). Studies have shown that psychological stress can affect the body's …

16 Sacred Spaces Where Stress Is Not Allowed

We all have that go-to happy place, whether it's our peaceful porch, our cozy couch or even our creative corners. It's the place where you can spend some uninterrupted "me time" free from devices, texts, emails and phone calls.<p>Research shows that spending some time away from it all can have a …

How to Manage Stress Based on Your Brain Type

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Stress is so common that many people think it’s normal for an entrepreneur to experience it on a daily basis, but constant stress is not sustainable. Working with a coach to create maintainable systems and proactively handle business …

Wanted: A stress-free, debt-free life

Mike and Morley are in their 40s with two children and a serious aversion to debt.<p>The mortgage they took out to buy their suburban Toronto home 14 years ago "was my first ever debt," Mike writes in an e-mail. When the children came along, they had to borrow on a line of credit to buy vehicles and …

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8 Ways to Drive Entrepreneurial Stress Out From Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the business world, there's a certain cache attached to being able to soak up all that stress.<p>But people can’t keep putting themselves under a lot of pressure for a long time without consequences. Eventually something’s going to give.<p>A …

Stress, the Brain and the Neuroscience of Success

In the last 10 years, a new field of neuroscience has mapped the mental zone that can literally change the brain to quiet an overly active stress response system and simultaneously pave the way for higher brain networks to perform at optimum. The more we function from this mental zone, the less we …

Back to School: Teens and Digital Stress

It's a sign of the times. Being a teenager today is not easy, but let's face it -- adolescence is <i>not</i> an easy stage of life.<p>As schools open throughout the country during August and September, teens are dealing with more than the normal stress that we dealt with <i>before</i> technology -- such as fashion, …

Study: Stress Linked to Dementia

Women who reported more stressors experienced more distress over the course of their lives and higher rates of dementia.<p><b>Problem:</b> Enormously stressful events, like seeing combat in the military, can continue to affect people for years, through post-traumatic stress disorder. But though regular life …