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New York City's Secret Gardens and Green Spaces

Sure, Central Park is a stunner, but New York City is home to a plethora of smaller gardens tucked between high rises and dotting unexpected avenues. …

New York City

Everyone's Obsessed With the Keto Diet—But Here's What You Should Know Before You Try It

Remember the low-fat diet craze? Back in the 1990s, we were told that swapping regular cookies and chips for those labeled "low fat" would be the ticket to easy weight loss and better health.<p>Today, we know the push toward fat-free actually made us fatter—and the diet pendulum has swung in the other …

Nutrition

30 Days of Vegetarian Recipes

Whether you already participate in #meatlessmonday or not, we have a whole new challenge for you: an entire month of vegetarian eating. We've …

Cooking

25 Healthy Foods to Eat at Night

Does this sound familiar? It's 9 p.m., dinner is a distant memory, and your stomach starts to grumble. You begrudgingly make your way to bed and go to sleep hungry because you've heard over and over that eating after dinner is a no-no.<p>Contrary to this outdated advice, certain foods can actually …

Nutrition

Here 15 Vegetables You Didn’t Know You Could Eat and Grow Again

Romaine Lettuce<p>Eating salad is about to feel way more satisfying after growing those healthy greens on your own. Just stick your unused root in soil, …

Onions

This Veggie Sheet Pan Meal Only Needs 15 Minutes of Prep — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every day as we post our favorites.</i>2018 …

Food

Psychedelic Bamboozle: Want To Learn 255 Ways To Get High Without Drugs?

<i>“My attorney has never been able to accept the notion – often espoused by reformed drug abusers and especially popular among those on probation – that you can get a lot higher without drugs than with them. And neither have I, for that matter.” –</i> <b>Hunter S. Thompson</b><p>It began as an offer I couldn’t …

Writing

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Mindfulness

Why Did the Young Woman’s Heartburn Keep Getting Worse?

<b>The 26-year-old woman lay in her bedroom with the curtains closed and tried not to move. Any shift at all seemed to worsen the nausea and the knifelike pain just below her rib cage. The woman’s mother was surprised to find her in bed. She put her hand on her daughter’s forehead. She was hot,</b> …

Medicine

The 13 Workouts That Burn the Most Calories, Ranked

We live in a world where fitness has never been so cool or so <i>fun</i>—which means that when it comes to getting our sweat on, there's a glorious array of …

Fitness

You'll Look Weird, But This Morning Ritual Will Boost Your Energy

Tapping (aka the emotional freedom technique) has been around in one way or another for thousands of years, but it's Roger Callaghan, MD, who is …

Yoga

I Tried The WSLF Vegan Diet For A Week And This Is What Happened

I Tried The WSLF Vegan Diet For A Week — Here's What Happened<p>Whole Starch Low Fat, aka rice, potatoes, veggies, potatoes, fruit, potatoes — did I say …

Healthy Eating

Juicy, Tender Salmon from the Slow Cooker

<b>Cut the salmon into pieces.</b> I usually cut the salmon into large pieces roughly the same size of my slow cooker, placing the smaller piece on top of …

Cooking

Tom Wolfe Made Everyone Talk About Him

In the summer after ninth grade, 1969, when I checked out a Tom Wolfe book from the Omaha Public Library, I had no real idea who he was, although he’d been a celebrity for a few years already. Not as famous as my favorite living writer at the time, Kurt Vonnegut, but famous enough that in Mr. …

Literature

5 Books That Will Change Your Life

When Warren Buffett was asked about the secret to his wealth and success, he revealed that he read every day—500 pages, to be precise. Unfortunately, …

Self-improvement

From hormonal to alcohol belly, what each stomach type looks like

What's your tummy type? Dietitian explains four common protruding bellies - and the best ways to whip them back into shape<p><b>Different things cause</b> …

Nutrition

Family Realizes Pet Dog Might Be a Bear After Animal Starts to Walk Around on Hind Legs

There is more canine confusion in China.<p>Just a few days after news broke that a woman found out her puppy bought from a Chinese pet store last year …

Pets

15 Stylish Houseplants That Actually Thrive In Low Light

Hard to kill, easy on the eyes.<p>(Be cautious if you have pets, though — some of these can be toxic.)

Plants

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Mindfulness

Whistler’s Mother review – a painting that’s not what it seems

A meticulous study of Anna Whistler, by Daniel E Sutherland and Georgia Toutziari, is a treasure trove of odd information<p>Over the last century and a half Whistler’s mother has been having a high old time. Perhaps 1934 was the giddiest year: Cole Porter name-checked her in “You’re the Top” while the …

Literature

We Picked the 11 Best Historical Novels to Read Now (Beyond Pride and Prejudice)

There's something particularly responsive about reading a romantic story versus watching one. Perhaps it has something to do with the depths of our …

Books

14 Gorgeous Shade-Tolerant Plants That Will Bring Your Shaded Garden Areas to Life

Do you have a shaded area in your yard that it seems like nothing will grow? I feel your pain…

Flowers

Why Do We Reward Bullies?

I despise bullies. This doesn’t stem from my playground years but rather from a career in my 20s performing with a professional symphony orchestra. Orchestra conductors are notorious tyrants, cruel and demanding, with near-total control over the artistic lives of the players. To consolidate power, …

Social Research

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations.<p>But being an introvert isn't really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some …

Behavioral Sciences

End-of-School Study Snacks

If you're raising some budding scholars or you're studying the day away yourself, you can bet all eyes are on the calendar these last few days before …

Samsung launches LED that 'boosts plant growth'

Samsung Electronics has launched the LH351B Red, an LED that emits red at 660nm wavelength and boosts photosynthesis of plants.<p>Samsung has launched …

Samsung

Steak and Scallops with Champagne-Butter Sauce

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Sprinkle steaks on both sides with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Sprinkle scallops on both sides with 1/8 teaspoon …

High-potassium foods to avoid with kidney disease

People with chronic kidney disease need to limit the amount of potassium they consume because their kidneys cannot process potassium properly, …

Nutrition

Saratoga Kayaking, Canoeing, Rafting, Tubing SUP Near Saratoga Springs NY

Canoeing

Everything You Can and Can’t Eat on a Keto Diet

Nutrition