Kate Travaille

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Your Grated Parmesan Could Actually Be Wood Pulp

The FDA is warning consumers and cracking down on cheese fillers.<p>First almond milk was outed as mostly water and virtually no nuts. Then we found out table salt contains tiny bits of plastic and most "extra virgin" olive oil is essentially a fraud. Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is …

Whole Foods

This test is changing the way depression is treated

Many Americans suffer from depression at some point in their lives. The seriousness of the disease (untreated, it’s a top cause of suicides) is a …

Depression

Like these books? Read these classics of black literature next.

Look out, Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut — there's a new generation of writers revolutionizing the book world.<p>Though many works of literature have made …

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What I Mean When I Say 'I Have Anxiety'

<i>Trigger warning</i><p>For most people I talk to, when I tell them I have an anxiety disorder, they nod their head and tell me it'll be okay. When I tell them, "I'm sorry, I'm having a bad anxiety day, can we reschedule?" They smile and tell me there's nothing to worry about and if I just get out of bed, …

Relationships

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

Mindfulness

What's A Skoliosexual?

Miley Cyrus made headlines over the summer when she came out as pansexual, thereby introducing many people to a term that they may have heard before but don't entirely understand.<p>But pansexual is just one of many sexual and romantic identities that exist beyond more commonly known and discussed …

Sexuality

The female tattooists turning self-harm scars into art

“The pain was incredibly satisfying. I truly believed that I deserved it.” Twenty-year-old Lucy has spent years taking her emotional anguish out on her own flesh. Now she no longer uses physical pain for a coping mechanism, but the scars remain a souvenir of her troubled past.<p>“Each scar represents …

The Weird Psychology of Returning Stuff to the Store

<i>(Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)</i><p>By Melissa Dahl<p>In 2013, a mountain climber named Chad Thomas told The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that he'd returned a backpack to the outdoor-clothing and -gear retailer REI earlier that year -- a backpack that he had, by the way, originally purchased in 2004. Nine years …

Psychology

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Meditation

This curvy teen model just dropped the mic on body image with her new Aerie campaign

There are a *lot* of reasons to love 19-year-old model Barbie Ferreira. She’s not only an incredibly talented and body-positive model (she’s modeled …

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in with yourself is a waste of a precious opportunity. Each morning is a new beginning, and each sunrise brings with it an opportunity for renewal and …

Meditation

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

<i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where Does It End?," by Mary Oliver<p>A growing number of Americans -- young …

Books

How to Eat (and Enjoy) Food in Recovery

<i>The content of this article may be sensitive to some readers.</i><p>I am not a world renowned food critic, nor am I what people would consider a foodie. I didn't go to culinary school or tour the globe, searching for the absolute best tastes the world has to offer. I'm neither a dietician nor a …

Nutrition

How to get your August garden back in shape

Do you feel like your summer colour has vacated the plot? Lucy Chamberlain, head gardener at East Donyland Hall in Essex, explains ten easy ways to entice it back.<p>Typical. No sooner do you have a bit more of an incentive to enjoy the garden than its star inhabitants up and leave you. Summertime …

Gardening

Why Are Dogs So Insanely Happy to See Us When We Get Home?

Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why …

Pets

7 Mind-Expanding Lessons From TED Talks on How to Hack Your Own Brain

You can make yourself more confident, more generous, and less likely to succumb to stress. Here's how.<p>Would you like to be smarter, more confident, kinder, more resilient under stress, and more successful? Of course you would, and you can. In a fascinating series of TED Talks, social psychologists …

TED Talks

Make Your Own Dog First Aid Kit

There are many pre-assembled first aid kits for dogs on the market today. These kits are super convenient, but they usually come at a higher price …

Pets

Picasso painting smashes auction record

Les femmes d’Alger sells for $179m to telephone buyer in eleven and a half tense minutes of bidding<p>A Pablo Picasso masterpiece smashed the world record for a painting sold at auction, fetching a fraction over $179 million (£116m) in New York on Monday night.<p>Les femmes d’Alger (Version O) had long …

Cleaning Your Fridge

The refrigerator is one of the hardest working appliances in your home -- and one that often takes a beating. It's subject to spills, varied odors, and overcrowding, and it's the one appliance that never gets a rest.

Raised Bed Gardens

Gardening in raised beds has been used for many years in places where the native soil is poor either due to a lack of nutrients or because of rocks …

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How society makes it worse for people who self-harm

Social attitudes are reinforcing the negative beliefs towards people who self harm, according to research.<p>The first ever study of the life stories of …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

When Does Eating Healthy Become Unhealthy?

For some cyclists, a commitment to a healthy diet can become an eating disorder<p>Filling your grocery cart with organic vegetables and whole grains is a smart way to stay fit and healthy. Yet for some cyclists, a dedication to eating right can cross a line into a disorder called orthorexia.
 …

Mental Health

Why We Should All Start Talking About Mental Illness

Want to save lives? Start a conversation about mental health with your friends and family. This is a topic that is close to home for me. I lost my …

After the Lawn: How to Remove Your Lawn

And so to removing lawn. The good news: Water savings and new design options await. The bad news: It's a lot easier to put in grass than to take it …

Gardening

Tree & Shrub Pruning Tips - Learn Trimming Techniques!

Pruning & Trimming<p>From snipping to trimming to taking down large branches, our experts can show you how to prune for healthy, attractive plants.