Kym Martin

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Garlic Lime Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Lettuce wraps are a fave around here (and a nice change from taco night). This has become a favorite weeknight meal. Ginger and garlic tempeh rice, …

Healthy Eating

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Not Your Mama's All Butter Pie Crust

In large bowl, combine flour and salt.<p>Add entire cube of chilled butter. Use a pastry blender to cut in butter until mixture resembles course pea …

Baking

Probiotic use is a link between brain fogginess, severe bloating

Probiotic use can result in a significant accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine that can result in disorienting brain fogginess as well as …

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Choosing A Good Probiotic

Many patients arrive in my office with gut imbalances that manifest in all sorts of ways, including weight gain, chronic inflammatory diseases, …

Wellness

Probiotics during pregnancy - are they really worth the hype?

While we know probiotics play a role in gastro-intestinal health, their use in pregnancy is a novel area of research. Since they are safe, doctors, …

Graphic novels are novels. Five any literate person should read

Following the announcement that Nick Drnaso’s <i>Sabrina</i> is the first graphic novel ever to be longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Joanne Harris (the author of Chocolat) tweeted #TenThingsAboutGraphicNovels and stated simply: “graphic novels are novels.”<p>Once upon a time, graphic novels may have been …

Graphic Novels

To Keep Women From Dying In Childbirth, Look To California

When Cayti Kane delivered a baby boy via cesarean section last year, her team of doctors was prepared.<p>Kane had been diagnosed with placenta accreta, a condition that increased the likelihood of a dangerous hemorrhage during delivery. When that happened, she had an emergency hysterectomy. Kane and …

Pregnancy

lettuce, Oak Leaf | Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:<p><b>What are the pros?</b> fast and easy, tasty<p><b>What are the cons?</b> none<p><b>Review:</b><p>I love this oak leaf …

Gardening

Replacing Vacant Lots With Green Spaces Can Ease Depression In Urban Communities

Growing up in Washington, D.C.'s Columbia Heights neighborhood, Rebecca Lemos-Otero says her first experience with nature came in her late teens when her mother started a community garden.<p>"I was really surprised and quickly fell in love," she recalls. The garden was peaceful, and a "respite" from …

Mental Health

Science & Sensibility : Blogs : Dueling Statistics: Is Out-of-Hospital Birth Safe?

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Statistics

A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealand firm that let its employees work four days a week while being paid for five says the experiment was so successful that it hoped to make the change permanent.<p>The firm, Perpetual Guardian, which manages trusts, wills and estates, found the change actually …

Employment

Unwanted Chemical Pool Gets Permaculture Makeover - The Permaculture Research Institute

Six months into our pool to pond conversion and the problem really has become the solution. For some time, we had been flirting with the idea of …

Swimming Pools

A Nevada Park That, at 77,000 Acres, Sneaks in Under the Tourist Radar

Somewhere on the long, lonely, blissfully open road between Salt Lake City, and Baker, Nev. — a tiny town that is the entry point for Great Basin National Park — I texted the one friend I have who had been there.<p>Lisa’s mother hailed from the small town of Delta, 100 miles east, where we stopped for …

National Parks

An ode to a schizophrenic sibling: Louis Quail’s moving portraits of his brother

My brother, Justin, is not a straightforward person,” says photographer Louis Quail, “His otherness is very apparent. I have seen people recoil from him on the bus.” Justin was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he was 20. Now 57, his adult life has been defined to a great degree by his …

Citrus-Marinated Chicken Thighs

An aggressively seasoned marinade delivers big flavor.

Authentic Carne Asada

<b>Marinated flank steak is grilled to perfection for the best Authentic Carne Asada recipe. This tender, grilled meat is full of authentic Mexican</b> …

BBQ

What Happens When You Really Listen: Practicing Empathy for Leaders • Center for Courage & Renewal

<i>“Listening is the oldest and perhaps the most powerful tool of healing. It is often through the quality of our listening and not the wisdom of our</i> …

Phoenix Tries To Reverse Its 'Silent Storm' Of Heat Deaths

There is a moment as heatstroke sets in when the body, no longer able to cool itself, stops sweating. Joey Azuela remembers it well.<p>"My body felt hot, like, in a different way," he says. "It was like a 'I'm cooking' hot."<p>Three summers ago, Azuela, then 14, and his fatherwere hiking a trail in one …

Extreme Weather

Arabian Feast

<i>An Arabian Feast – 7 dishes prepared in just 1 hour. Stress free, crowd pleasing, exotic, super cost efficient and make ahead. Oh, and incidentally</i> …

These Cold, Spicy Noodles Will Soothe Your Sweaty Soul

Summertime is, to me, synonymous with spicy peanut noodles, which I’ve been making every summer since I was allowed to cook pasta by myself. I love …

How to Make an Indoor Self-Watering Herb Garden

No green thumb required.<p>Start an herb garden indoors with a planter that will keep your herbs hydrated and blooming all year long.<p><b>What you'll …

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

Avocado<p>Hold onto the pit the next time you make guacamole if you want to grow a new one. All you have to do is use toothpicks to hang hang your pot …

Gardening at the end of the world

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How Desert Advocates Are Trying to Protect the Landscape They Love

The number of visitors to Joshua Tree National Park has doubled in the past four years, an increase that spells trouble for local flora and fauna. …

Tandoori-Rubbed Portobellos with Cool Cilantro Sauce

This main looks deceptively meaty on the plate, and it satisfies on the same level. I buy a tandoori spice mixture from a local company, and the …

How Long Can We Live? The Limit Hasn’t Been Reached, Study Finds

Since 1900, average life expectancy around the globe has more than doubled, thanks to better public health, sanitation and food supplies. But a new study of long-lived Italians indicates that we have yet to reach the upper bound of human longevity.<p>“If there’s a fixed biological limit, we are not …

Research

When to splurge on real vanilla, and when to use the imitation stuff—yes, it has a place

We’re in the midst of a vanilla bubble. Cyclones in Madagascar, which produces about 75% of the world’s supply, have driven the price to record highs. And as prices continue to rise it’s worth thinking about swapping your vanilla extract for imitation vanilla flavor for some dishes. Yes, seriously, …

Risks to Lake Mead, Colorado River intensifying greatly, federal officials say

Depending on what assumptions are made in its computer models, the risks of catastrophically low levels at Mead by 2026 have jumped three to six …