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We All Know Peas Are Nutritious, But Here's Exactly Why

That's a whole lot of protein.<p>There’s a reason your mom made you eat your peas when you were a kid.<p>This vegetable (which is actually a seed of a fruit, botanically speaking) might be small, but it turns out to be a nutritional powerhouse. Ever wonder how, exactly?<p>First off, they’re a good source of …

Egg Recipes That'll Make You Excited For Breakfast Again

Make breakfast great again.<p>Eggs are a versatile food that offer a good deal of options ― even the simple hard-boiled egg can be handled in a number of ways, and to varying degrees of doneness. You can opt to bake them instead of boil them, or even steam them for a more tender approach. And that’s …

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

6 Healthy Recipes For When You Barely Have Time to Cook

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The Best Zucchini Noodle Recipes You Could Ask For

Long live zoodles!<p>Zucchini is a versatile veggie. It can be turned into taco shells, you can use it as a healthy alternative to pizza crust, and perhaps best of all, you can easily spiralize this green summertime squash and turn it into a plate of zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles.<p>Zoodles are …

13 Minutes. 9 Stretching Exercises. One Routine That'll Make You Feel Like a New Person

We're all guilty of skipping out on the stretch at the end of a workout (sorry g2g!), but stretching can decrease recovery time, reduce your risk of …

16 non-boring salad recipes to whip up this spring

As warmer weather and fresher produce start sprouting up, so do salad cravings. Tempting greens and veggies at the farmers market may once again make …

10 Chemicals to Avoid in Your Everyday Products - One Green Planet

Up until recently, most of us thought that any personal care product was safe to use because everything was regulated by the Food and Drug …

Six things you should do immediately after a workout

In a good week, let's say you spend seven hours working out. That might sound like a lot of gym time, but it still leaves 161 hours during which you could either undermine all of that hard work, or speed-up results with some smart lifestyle tweaks.<p>How you eat and what you do in the hours following …

If You Do These Things Every Day, You’ll Become Smarter

<i>“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.</i><p>Getting smarter takes time and …

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

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This is the single best diet for your overall health, according to nutrition experts

We thinking less about diets as being for rapid weight loss and more about for creating lifestyle changes that stick.<p>To help people sift through the noise and find science-backed plans that work for years rather than weeks, US News & World Report ranked 38 eating plans.<p>The rankings considered …

5 Mindful Habits that Lead to a Minimalist Home

Creating a beautiful, minimalist home can be done in one fell swoop with the help of some major de-cluttering, but <i>maintaining</i> a minimalist home is a …

This Mental Trick Makes Your Workouts Easier

So convincing are the health benefits of exercise that it’s a wonder we don’t all run to work every day. That’s until you consider the downside of …

For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods

<b>(CNN) —</b> Shopping, cooking and throwing parties can make the holidays a stressful time of year. When times get stressful, many of us find solace in traditional "comfort foods," from savory macaroni and cheese to a big bowl of ice cream.<p>Though research suggests that certain foods can help reduce …

Video Calls Replace In-Person Visits In Some Jails

Since her son Tommy went to jail, Dawn Herbert has been trying to see him as much as she can. He's incarcerated less than a 10-minute drive from her house in Keene, N.H. But he might as well be a lot farther.<p>"He's in that building and I can't get to him," Herbert says.<p>Dawn's visits probably don't …

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Rhymefest Films Mistreatment by Police While Reporting Robbery

Chicago rapper Rhymefest tweeted about being robbed at gunpoint Saturday and later documented with cellphone video his mistreatment by police when …

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