Caroline Jaroslawski

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Greek Recipe: Homemade Puffy Pita Bread

Connect with Us<p>On Pinterest<p>Greek Recipe: Homemade Puffy Pita Bread<p>Pita bread is a Greek staple that is basically a gift from the gods. Light and …

Curried Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie with Portobello Mushroom Sauce

Pierce the potatoes and sweet potato with a fork and bake in a 425° oven for 45 minutes or until fork tender. Set aside to cool, remove the skins, …

12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

<b>Oil Pulling</b><br>If you haven't heard the buzz about oil pulling yet, it's time to get on the bandwagon. Swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day (preferably at the beginning of the day, before you brush your teeth) may help to detoxify your body, cure headaches, whiten teeth, and …

A Cheat-sheet for Life: 32 Tips

Seems like people with blogs fall into one of two categories. Those who love lists, and insist that every post is a list. And those who avoid lists like the plague. Other than one or two, so far there's been little list-love on this blog. But later this week my personal clock goes forward another …

Long-Life Secrets From The 115-Year-Old Woman

The secret to a longer life may be discovered in the body of one of the world’s oldest humans.<p>When Hendrikje Van Andel-Schipper donated her body to …

Genetics

5 Delicious, Healthy Greens You Should Be Eating That AREN'T Kale

<b>Mustard Greens</b><br>Mustard greens' frilly leaves pack a peppery, punchy flavor to add dimension to dishes. Plus, they come loaded with major body perks. <b><br>The good-for-you benefits:</b> Like all cruciferous veggies, mustard greens are loaded with glucosinolates, but these zesty leaves contain two unique forms …

World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in Japan

Misao Okawa is one of only five people alive – all women – born in the 19th century when Queen Victoria was on the throne<p>Plenty of sleep and a varied diet are the secrets to a long and healthy life, according to Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person, who celebrated her 116th birthday on …

WHO says limiting sugar to 5% of daily calories 'ideal'

If you drink a single can of pop a day, you're consuming too much sugar.<p>That is the message from the World Health Organization, which on Wednesday unveiled new draft guidelines that say reducing sugar consumption to just 5 per cent of calories is the best way to achieve "additional health …

Diabetes

Associated Press News

How To Love: 6 Ways Not to Love, 8 Ways to Love

Do you know how to love? If you didn't receive the love you needed as a child, then there is a good possibility that you don't know how to love. You might have a skewed idea about what love really is.<p><b>What Love Isn't:</b><p><b>1. Love is not needy</b><p>When you reject and abandon yourself with your self-judgments …

Relationships

Sure, The Mediterranean Diet Is Good For You. But Have You Tried The Nordic Diet?

<i>By Sheryl Wood</i><p>If a diet has a variety of interesting and delicious foods, it might be easier to make it a healthy habit. The New Nordic Diet may offer a tasty alternative to the Mediterranean and DASH diets.<p>Different cultures have foods that identify their regional cooking, and what is tasty for …

4 Things Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Love

Despite everything we know about human behavior and relationships, love remains a mystery to us. It causes us the greatest joy and the greatest pain, overwhelms us with inexplicable emotions, and makes us act in completely irrational ways. As if that weren't enough, we often feel we have little say …

Quitting Smoking Won't Just Save Your Life -- It Could Also Make You Happier

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 02/13/2014 07:41 PM EST on LiveScience<p>Quitting smoking is known to have benefits for physical health, including a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease, but a new study suggests that giving up the habit may improve mental health as well.<p>In the study, …

Men Dream of Mars, Women Dream of Venus: How Men and Women Dream Differently

<i>By Suzanne Bergmann</i> via DreamsCloud<p>Studies and surveys have found that men and women dream differently, although we are not worlds apart either. Is this surprising?<p>As we embark upon our quest to understand the opposite sex, we may have noticed that the opposite sex is not only biologically …

Psychology

CVS Shows That Responsibility for Health Sits on Many Shelves

CVS's recent decision to stop selling all cigarettes and tobacco products can be an important catalyst for critical changes needed to create the conditions for health for all of us. Significant influencers of public health, after all, sit on many retail shelves.<p>CVS's decision, which will take …

The Brown Food Myth

We think brown food is healthier, don't we?<p>I remember summer camp in the '80s when we would fight for the fluffy pieces of white bread to smear with peanut butter and raspberry jam. It was always the brown loaves that were left behind. Brown bread was the healthy bread.<p>In more recent years, shortly …

Breakfast

Don't just sit there! It could be harmful later in life

Sitting too much increases the risk of disability in people over 60, study finds.<p>Sitting too much, sometimes called sitting disease, may increase the risk of disability in people over age 60, a new study suggests.<p>Adults this age spend an average of two-thirds of their waking time being sedentary -- …

14 Beautiful Experiences That Make Your Cross-Cultural Relationship Truly Special

Cross-cultural relationships bring with them new experiences that may have been foreign to you before. While they are usually beautiful, exciting and eye-opening, they come with their share of hardships and misunderstandings as well. Making families mesh and understand one another when they come …

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Bean Dip Recipe

<b>Healthy 6-Layer Dip Recipe</b><br>Makes 10 servings<p>1 15-oz can of low-sodium refried black beans (look for a can with just two ingredients listed: black beans and salt)<br>Prepared taco seasoning with no artificial ingredients (recommended: Trader Joe's taco seasoning mix)<br>2 avocados<br>1 lime, halved<br>2 Tbsp chopped …

Easy Chicken Recipes

7 Beyond-Easy Chicken Recipes<p>Seriously—the longest one tops out at 30 minutes<p>People are eating more chicken than beef for the first time ever, reports Priceonomics. Why? It’s more affordable, easier to cook, and healthier—so it’s basically a no-brainer. Of course, you could always use an exciting …

Low-Cal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

<b>Low-Cal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe</b><br>Makes 60 cookies<p>1 1/2 cups whole-wheat or all-purpose flour<br>3/4 cup lentil flour (mixes best at room temperature, not cold)<br>1 tsp salt<br>1 tsp baking soda<br>1 cup butter, softened<br>3/4 cup granulated sugar<br>3/4 cup packed brown sugar<br>1 tsp vanilla extract<br>2 large eggs<br>2 Tbsp …

8 Lessons Learned While Traveling The World

I'm from Barranquilla, Colombia. I've lived in Buenos Aires, Auckland, Los Angeles and now currently, Vancouver. I like to travel and experience cultures and situations that are out of my comfort zone [but not too much]. I lived out of my luggage for seven months last year (2013). I've ticked 20 …

Buenos Aires

50 Super Bowl Dip Recipes, from Guacamole to Onion Dip

Whether it's with tortilla chips, pita, crudites, or your fingers (no judgment), here are 50 recipes to rock your Super Bowl party.<p>We hereby mandate that all Super Bowl parties must have a dip, whether it’s a cheesy, gooey concoction or a fresh veggie salsa. Double-dipping optional.

Cooking

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

Food

Skip Ordering Takeout and Make These Chicken Tacos Instead!

For an excuse-proof plan to avoid ordering takeout, make the mango salsa ahead of time, buy pre-shredded cabbage, and put the chicken in the fridge to marinate the night before. With a little bit of prep work, home-cooked dinner has never been quicker!<p>Charred Chicken Avocado Tacos<p>2 boneless, …

Seafood

15 Minute Abs Workout

Exercise 1 Plank with Glute Squeeze<p>Get on the floor, prop yourself up on your forearms, and flex your toes. Your body should form a straight line. Contract your abs and glutes—tightly. Hold this for 15 seconds, then rest by lowering your knees to the ground for five seconds. That's one rep. Do …

Workouts

Equipment-Free Workouts for Women

No Gear Here<p>Get a total-body workout, totally sans gear. Do these body-weight moves twice a week, completing the recommended sets and reps with perfect form.<p><b>Pushups are proof positive</b> that gravity makes your body one hell of a workout tool. Which is fan-freakin'-tastic, because getting to the …

The Up-Against-the-Wall Workout

Exercise 1 Shoulder Climbers<p>This one’s a real back blaster, from shoulders to glutes to hamstrings (with a little quad as well). <b>(A)</b> Squat down, back to the wall. <b>(B)</b> Roll your shoulders back and up, while you press slowly up with your legs—your aim is to “climb” the wall, with your upper body …