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The Ultimate Guide to Kicking Off Your Most Fun (and Healthiest!) Summer

Your perfect season starts here.<p>In the summertime, it's easy to fall into a trap of relaxing outside, eating hamburgers, hotdogs, and ice cream cones #alldayeveryday, and never really doing much of anything else. Those activities are all awesome in moderation—but summer is also the perfect time to …

4 Exercises You Should Always Do Barefoot

Ditch the sneakers for greater success at the gym<p>Walk into any drug store, and you’ll find an aisle dedicated to foot problems: inserts, insoles, foam, orthotics, toe spacers, heel liners, arch relief, arthritis relief, blister protection.<p>They’re supposed to relieve and prevent pain so you can …

Healthy Food Blogs: Here Are The Ones You Should Be Following

We've rounded up the best healthy food blogs to follow whether you're vegan, vegetarian or just looking for some recipe inspiration...<p>We’ve picked …

Daily Meditation: Gloria

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a rendition of "Gloria" sung by music ensemble the Benedictine Monks of St. …

Meditation

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

25 Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

Learn the common culprits standing in between you and your weight-loss goals.<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurpsoed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Even if you've kicked off a fitness routine and you're choosing healthier food, you may not be seeing the weight come off the way …

3 Things You Should Know About Your Thyroid

To get your metabolism moving...<p>Most people are familiar with the relationship between the thyroid and body weight. The thyroid is the master gland in our neck that controls all metabolic processes in the body, i.e. your metabolism. If you are eating the right foods and getting adequate movement …

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

Nutrition

See What Happens To Your Body When You Quit Sugar

With the growth of technology that has greatly brought about change in lifestyle, man has adapted many new eating habits that have brought more harm …

10 Foods You're Probably Eating Wrong

Even if you eat plenty of fruits and veggies and already know about the latest and greatest superfoods on the market, that's only half the battle. …

7 Superfoods Every Woman Needs

You want to lose weight and improve your health so you’ve made a point to add nutritious foods like fruits, veggies and whole grains to your diet. …

Nutrition

What Happened After One Family Went Organic For Just Two Weeks

What would happen if you switched from conventionally grown food to organic-only? One family of five found out after participating in an experiment run by Swedish grocery chain, Coop, and the Swedish Environmental Research Institute.<p>It's not news that organic farming beats conventional practices …

Agriculture

18 Comfort Food Recipes, Gone Vegan

More by Kathy<p>Vegan buttery mashed potatoes. Get the recipe.<p>Dive into a dinner filled with comfort food flavors. From pasta and mashed potatoes to …

Shifting To a Vegan Lifestyle

Veganism is a philosophy or a way of life that actively seeks to avoid the consumption or use of food or products of animal origin. While it is clear …

10 Reasons to Embrace Tofu

Despite the long history and complicated past we've had with tofu, we've now come to know its virtues, appreciate its versatility, and even championed its legitimacy as a main ingredient. Now that we've fully embraced this coagulated bean curd, let's unabashedly celebrate it in a diversity of …

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The school year is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the need for fast and flavorful dinners stops. Drawing on inspiration from the season as well …

Gluten-Free

8 Great Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants Even Carnivores Love

Here are some of the best vegetarian and (gasp) vegan restaurants for meat eaters—places where almost anyone can find a satisfying, delicious, and …

Comfort Food

9 Great Dairy-Free Milkshake Recipes

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Whether you're lactose intolerant, vegan, or looking for alternatives to dairy, you're about to see just how many ways you won't …

Dairy

No Bake Mini Chocolate Orange Cheesecakes [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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The mind-bending effects of foreign accent syndrome

A little-known condition causes people to adopt a new accent – and lose a part of their identity in the process, finds David Robson.<p>Julie Matthias’s family have a game they sometimes like to play after she comes home, disappointed, from another doctor’s appointment. During dinner, they pick a …

This Natural Bug Repellent Works Better Than Deet

If mosquitoes love to slurp your blood—and yes, some people are more prone to a bite than others—you’ll likely stop at nothing to keep them away, …

You Asked: Are My Devices Messing With My Brain?

First it was radio. Then it was television. Now doomsayers are offering scary predictions about the consequences of smartphones and all the other …