Jessica Marshall

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Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

University of London

6 Ab-Toning Moves Better Than Crunches

According to a former ballerina turned Pilates pro.<p>A workout routine doesn’t get more tired than when you do the same five—we’ll call them …

Workouts

How to Pick a Watermelon at the Grocery Store That's Juicy & Ripe

How to Pick the Best Watermelon at the Grocery Store<p>The best way to improve your summer.<p>March 13, 2018<p>If you love watermelon, you're probably …

Top 10 Friendly Weight Loss Foods for this season | TODAY.com

<b>1. Cottage Cheese</b><p>Dairy products tend to be high in protein. One of the best ones is cottage cheese... calorie for calorie, it is mostly just protein with very little carbohydrate and fat. Eating plenty of cottage cheese is a great way to boost your protein intake. It is also very satiating, making …

4 Vegetables That Are Rich in Protein

For many people, proteins are almost a synonym for meat. It is true that it represents the most common source, but there are also plenty of other …

The Most Effective Core Moves to Do at the Gym

We're all for planking your way to a stronger core. And odds are you have a handful of go-to bodyweight abs exercises that you do on the mat when …

Workouts

16 Healthy Soups You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

Soup is pretty much all I want to eat during the winter, but some recipes just take too long to make. If you want your beans to be cooked perfectly, …

Cooking

The 10 Best Weekend Backpacking Trips in Tennessee

Surrounded by no fewer than three national forests to the south and east (plus the Great Smoky Mountains) Tennessee is a backpacker’s paradise, with …

What Are Essential Oils and Are They Legit?

Here's what the buzzy plant extracts are proven to do, plus how to use them for the best results.<p>Incorporating essential oils into your health and …

The 20 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

<b>Last Updated: April 16th</b><p>Amazon Prime is way more than just a way to get your electronics and books in two days or less. There’s a wide breadth of programming available to stream, and it’s not just recycled titles from Netflix or straight-to-DVD rejects. Although it’s not the easiest streaming …

Televisions

7 multi-purpose beauty products that you’ll actually use

We promise<p>There's a lot of hype around multi-purpose products in the beauty industry. These one-stop wonder products are supposed to save us time, money and space in our make-up bags, sorting everything from our eyebrows to dry skin in five seconds flat.<p>But when you cut through all the claims, …

17 healthier versions of your favorite junk foods that are actually worth buying

If you're trying to eat healthier, the grocery store can seem like a minefield. Should you indulge in the original junk food you're craving, or go for the healthier alternative brand?<p>While some swaps aren't worth the money — or the assault on your taste buds — others are smart choices that can …

Healthy Eating

Grafting Fruit Trees - Organic Gardening

<i>Fuse stems with rootstocks to form fast-growing, fruit-bearing plants.</i><p><b>June/July 2017</b><p><i>An old tree can be perpetuated by grafting one of its stems onto</i> …

Organic Gardening

Jerusalem, the Only City in the World Where Facts are Irrelevant

From atop the Mount of Olives I surveyed the Holy city of Jerusalem in all its glory. Directly below me, white marble caskets in the Jewish cemetery …

12 Boxing-Inspired Core Exercises for Rock-Solid Abs

You might find it surprising that boxing is one of the most complete, full-body workouts you can do. Your aerobic, anaerobic, and nervous system have …

What Science Says About Getting The Most Out of Your Tea

Hot tip: put it in the microwave.<p>Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect …

10 ways to make healthy eating more affordable

Determined to eat healthier, but the high cost is putting you off? Read this…<p>The perceived cost of buying healthy food can put many people off …

Personal Finance

2016 Books About Non-Human Minds

To the animals of Earth, homo sapiens have invaded their habitats like aliens in <i>Independence Day</i>, killing and destroying everything in sight. So far …

Artificial Intelligence

What Leads ‘Christians’ Away from Christ?

You probably know someone who once lived passionately for Christ but has now abandoned him altogether. Your heart sinks and twists even to hear his …

Real Estate

9 Core Exercises That Get You Closer to 6-Pack Abs

<i>Do standard crunches and planks have you seeing minimal progress? Shape has the nine moves you need to target the muscles that matter, and they'll get you that much closer to six-pack abs!</i><p>Everybody wants a six-pack—which is great. But FYI, there are actually <i>four</i> key muscle groups you need to tone …

23 Three-Ingredient Breakfast Recipes That Will Make Your Mornings Way Better

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Breakfast

3 Things to Help You Have a Tighter and More Toned Tummy

If you're constantly doing crunches to get a six-pack, you may be going about things the wrong way. Along with fat-burning cardio, the best way to lose belly fat is through these three diet changes.<p>Eat These<p>Proven to reduce abdominal fat, MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) should be a part of your …

Nutrition

Cat Expert Seeks To Rebrand Black Cats

That cat expert, Layla Morgan Wilde, happens to be my wife and we both feel that these cats have gotten a bad rap, associated as they are with the dark side; witch's familiars (as if there's anything wrong with that) and all that other stuff that feeds into primal fears and prejudices. Currently, …

Pets

Why "Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin" is Essential: A Response

A number of faith leaders argued for the end of the ideology "love sinner, hate the sin", in a previous post here, especially in relation to LGBT communities. These comments are important to voice. As a Christian, I too am outraged at the targeting of the LGBT community in the Orlando shooting. …

The Sinner