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20 ‘zero-calorie’ foods to snack on guilt-free

It sounds almost too good to be true: tasty snacks that contain no calories.<p>But health experts have identified a variety of super-healthy treats that …

Nutrition

10 Simple Habits You Need to Adopt to Be Healthy

How are you feeling right now? Are you tired? Is your energy low? If you answered yes to these two questions, then it might be time to reconsider …

Wellness

9 delicious subscription box gifts for foodies and cooks

Know someone who loves cooking or eating? They'll love these subscription boxes.<p>Who doesn't love the gift of food? We've rounded up nine food-oriented subscription boxes that make awesome, delicious gifts for cooks, bakers, foodies, and regular snackers. There's a box for every taste, from sweet to …

Shopping

Amelia Freer: What to eat to boost your immune system for winter

As the weather turns colder and the nights draw in, the season of coughs and colds begins. Now is the perfect time to build up your body’s natural defences, by following my simple tips:<p>Are you eating enough food? Under-nutrition (often a result of juice fasts and crash diets) suppresses normal …

Food

8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

<b>Spinach</b><p>It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower, and you know from reading Eat This, Not That!. This noted muscle builder …

This is Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Eat a Ton of Sugar

The maximum amount of added sugar people should eat in a day is 150 calories (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons) for men and 100 calories (25 grams or 6 teaspoons) for women, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar<p>The body can handle, as …

Sopa de Lima (Yucatán-Style Lime Soup) Recipe

My wife, Adri, and I just got back from a week spent eating our way around Mérida and the rest of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Of all the things we ate, <i>sopa de lima</i>, the Mayan poultry and lime soup that's popular up and down the Yucatán, seemed most easily adaptable to cooking back home. It's also …

25 Awful Ingredients Everyone Still Uses

We’ll admit it: Making your own meals is a well-intentioned effort that many people don’t get enough credit for doing. Whether you have a crazy-busy …

Nutrition

15 Calcium Rich Vegan Food Combinations

Happy Tuesday, friends! As always, I enjoyed reading your insights into the weekend reading links.Last summer, I published a post called 15 Simple, …

Nutrition

Heirloom Tomato, Avocado and Goat Cheese Plate Recipe

RECIPES4-Ingredient Banana Pancakes RECIPESNo-Cook Vegan Dark Chocolate Pudding RECIPESHow to Make the Avocado Art That Instagram Is Obsessed With …

Ford just made cop-spotting a whole lot harder

The company's new slim-profile LED visor light bar makes it all but impossible to tell that the car behind you is about to ask for a mandatory "donation" to the Policeman's Ball.<p><b>Update, October 3:</b> <i>This story has been updated to include yet another light bar that makes its cop cars that much harder</i> …

Photons

I Thought Meditation Was a Waste of Time. I Was Wrong

If you're looking for a performance edge that also yields important health benefits -- and if you're not, why aren't you? -- look no farther.<p>I used to go to a yoga class that started with a few minutes of meditation designed to help us "find our center."<p>I never found my (gosh darn) center.<p>Instead I …

Exercise Makes Our Muscles Work Better With Age

To keep our muscles healthy deep into retirement, we may need to start working out more now, according to a new study of world-class octogenarian athletes. The study found substantial differences at a cellular level between the athletes’ muscles and those of less active people.<p>Muscular health is, …

Cooking With Olive Oil: Should You Fry and Sear in It or Not?

I've been told it's not safe to fry and sear with olive oil. Is that true?<p>Most of the time when I cook with high heat, such as searing meats or deep frying, I reach for neutral oils like canola or vegetable oil. I mostly do this out of habit, but if I were to give a reason, it'd be both because …

Interview: Artist Leah Flores Combines Her Love of Nature with Inspirational Quotes

With her work featured in the pages of British Vogue and sold in retail stores like Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom, there’s no questioning the fact that Leah Flores has turned her passion for photography and illustration into a successful career. Though not initially starting out in a creative …

7 Snacks to Make with Nature's Tiny Football: The Egg

Start hard-boiling!<p>This Super Bowl Sunday, you could spend forever shaping cheese balls and mini bread loaves into adorable footballs. Or you could …

Drink Your Veggies: 13 Delicious Vegetable Juice and Smoothie Recipes

It took me a long time to understand green juice. It always seemed like a silly health food fad to me, and I'm not interested in detox—I just want delicious food. But then I got a high-end blender and started making smoothies with a little spinach, a little kale, a bell pepper, just to experiment. …

7 New Hangover Cures to Help You Face 2016

From hair of the dog to chugging a bottle of water before bed to eating a greasy breakfast, everyone has their own tried-and-true way of trying to remedy a hangover. This year, researchers, entrepreneurs, and scientists have weighed in on hangover cures that claim to keep your head out of the …

It took an hour for this hot, $4.5 billion startup to boost its value by $1 billion

In case you haven't heard of Zenefits, it's one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley now. It provides free human-resources software that makes it easy for companies to sign up for insurance and other related services.<p>In fact, the company's been growing so fast that investors are almost lining …

Venture Capital

8 High-Protein Breakfasts That Aren’t All about Eggs

Mix up your morning meal with these alternatives<p>Every man needs protein at breakfast. In fact, studies show that consuming roughly 30 grams at your morning meal will optimize muscle growth, and also help keep you full until lunch.<p>But most guys aren’t even coming close to that number. For instance, …

Breakfast

53 Roasted Vegetable Recipes to Jazz Up Any Dinner

Dinner sides in a snap? Enter, roasted vegetables. Here are our 53 favorite recipes for dinnertime or anytime.<p><b>Sides in a snap?</b> It's practically what roasted vegetables were made for. Chop 'em up (or leave 'em whole) and get that oven roaring, because these 53 recipes are about to earn permanent …

Cooking

Salma Hayek's Advice For Women Is Basically All You'll Ever Need

You asked, Salma answered. Ladies, listen up.<p><i>She's an Academy Award-nominated actress, producer of</i> The Prophet<i>, and basically gives the best damn life advice to ever exist. We sat down with the woman who ~does it all~ and asked her to answer your burning questions.</i><p>Making mistakes. I think that they …

Relationships

How to Make Perfect Salsa Every Time

<i>Header image: Ersatz Papalote Salsa from CHOW</i>Spice things up this summer with homemade salsa. It’s the ideal dish for using up whatever produce you …

Salsa

7 Ways to Use Leftover Grilled Salmon

Next time you grill salmon, throw a few extra fillets on the grates so you can make one of these dishes the next day.<p>Next time you grill salmon, …

Buy a Cheap Bottle of Booze and Infuse Your Own Flavored Vodka Immediately

Homemade infused vodka: So much easier than you think!<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow may work on the internet, but when it comes to cooking, she prefers to keep it old-school. From making her own butter (seriously) to grinding her coffee beans by hand, Bilow’s all about doing things the slow</i> …

Spices

Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes are Total Carb Comfort

Crock pot cheesy potatoes are a classic dish for potlucks and holidays, made even easier by cooking them in the slow cooker. More room in the oven for more great food!<p>Crock pot cheesy potatoes. Where do I even begin? I swear these have a piece of my heart. You might think I’m exaggerating, but I’m …

13 Turkey Burgers That Will Make You Forget About Beef

<i>Header image: Guacamole Turkey Burger</i>We constantly find ourselves asking the question why no love for the Turkey Burger? It’s cheap, lean and far …

Burgers

58 Dishes to Bring to an Outdoor Party

Not all food is ready to withstand hungry hordes and sit outside in the hot, hot heat. That's why these 58 dishes exist.<p><b>When we're heading to picnics</b>, cooking out in the backyard, and gearing up for days at the beach, we want our food to be as ready for the summer sun as we are. But not all food …

Healthy Eating

'Photofucket' devs arrested for selling their pic-stealing app

Years before stolen pictures of celebs hit the internet in a massive bundle, news that Reddit posters were searching for private photos popped up under the term "fusking." As detailed by <i>Buzzfeed</i> in August of 2012, Reddit channels were dedicated to using a security flaw in Photobucket.com to search …