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7 bad science and health ideas that should die with 2016

There’s no shortage of misinformation in the world — particularly around health and science topics.<p>Sometimes that’s just because the research can be a little contradictory (nutrition, for instance, is famously hard to study). Sometimes that’s because there are quacks or vested interests trying to …

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Research Casts Doubt on the Value of Acupuncture

In 1971 then <i>New York</i> <i>Times</i> columnist James Reston had his appendix removed at a hospital in China. The article he wrote about his experience still …

The West Coast's hottest sushi burrito chain is invading New York

Those betting on upcoming food trends in New York City don't need to look any further than the West Coast. From pitaya to poké, a number of …

How Your Gut Affects Your Mood

At any given moment, you have somewhere between 10 trillion and 100 trillion microorganisms inhabiting your gut — that’s more microbes in your bowels …

Stop wasting your money on dietary supplements

For years, public health experts have practically begged people to stop wasting money on dietary supplements.<p>For one, many of these pills don't work. Study after study has demonstrated that favorites like multivitamins don't actually improve outcomes on a number of health measures, from staving off …

People labelled fat based on BMI scores could actually be healthy

New research suggests relying on Body Mass Index (BMI) scores as a measure of dangerous weight is an 'oversimplification'<p>People are being wrongly classified as fat based on their Body Mass Index (BMI), new research suggests.<p>Calculated based on height and weight, BMI is used as a tool to measure if …

Weight Loss

Scientists Say They've Figured Out Why Exercise on Its Own Won't Make You Lose Weight

This is why diet is so important.<p>Anyone who's spent hours slaving away on the treadmill will know that more exercise doesn't always equal more weight …

Fitness fads that should fade in 2016

As we start the new year, it might be a good time to leave a few fitness trends, and even some staples, behind.<p>Some gadgets or workouts have been overtaken by trends that have emerged over the past few years, such as specialty studios and wearable tech. Others are just crazes whose time has …

Fitness

5 Healthy Ways To Cook Fish - Allrecipes Dish

Now you can save your butter for baking. We’ve got five healthier ideas for cooking fresh fish.<br>More delicate than meat, fish can dry out easily. To …

Cooking

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Stop Reverting to Childhood on Your Holiday Visit Home

You are an adult, a fully grown, perfectly competent human who has evolved beyond childhood silliness and adolescent surliness. So it’s really too …

6 Things You’ll Have to Give Up if You Want to Lose Weight FOR GOOD

<b>Banning a Food</b><br>Everyone has an all-time favorite junk food or an item that you can’t stop eating once you start. But crossing it off your grocery list forever will only heighten its appeal. “Try not to restrict any food from your diet because they will become more attractive when they are …

Weight Loss

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT IN 4 EASY STEPS

I’ve spent the past year losing 80 lbs and getting in shape. A lot of people have been asking me how I did it; specifics like what diet I was on, how …

Fitness

What the hell kind of workout is this?

Martha Stewart's One-Pan Pasta

<b>Author Notes:</b> This pasta cooks entirely in one pan (without boiling water first) and makes its own sauce, all in about 9 minutes. Adapted slightly from <b>Martha Stewart Living</b> (June 2013) —Genius Recipes<p><b>Serves 4</b><p>12 ounces linguine<br>• 12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large<br>• 1 onion, …

Recipes

Here's a simple way to find out what's in your food

There are lots of ways to find out what’s in the food you’re eating, including many apps like MyFitnessPal. Here’s another one and it’s really well executed:<p>Spe.lt is a Web app that instantly shows you nutritional information for whatever food stuff you type into the search box. It then allows you …

Food

Science: How to Slice Steak and Make Cheap Cuts Tender (with Your Knife)

A Simple Dip That's Perfect As A Breakfast, Snack Or Dessert

Struggling with an insatiable sweet tooth? Here's a dessert-like indulgence you can enjoy at just about any point in the day -- without an ounce of guilt. This sweet nut butter dip is just the right balance of creaminess and crunch, great to eat as a breakfast, mid-day snack or nighttime treat. …

Eating

Don’t believe the hype on gluten-free food

The switch to gluten-free foods is a booming trend, even among people without coeliac disease, but new research has found the hype is not all it’s …

How to Grill a Piece of Fish in 5 Minutes (and Nail it Every Time)

<i>We partnered with Alaska Seafood f</i><i>or tips on how to grill fish like halibut and salmon all year round.</i><p>There are two schools of thought regarding how to grill fish consistently well: Either pick the right gadget or pick the right fish.<p>You can employ a fish basket to grill a whole fish, use a cedar …

BBQ

Does Yoga Have Any Real Fitness Benefits?

Take one look at someone in Scorpion Pose and you’ll know: yoga can build strength and balance. But how does it stack up to traditional strength …

10 non-douchey rooftop bars

1<p>Aussie-born co-owner Jamie Toll couldn't take all those kangaroo attacks (we kid) so he brought a little bit of Down Under to Brooklyn. There's …

Food

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