Mandy Bevan

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The 4 Best Summer Fruit and Veggie Recipes

Make the most of farm-stand freshness before the season’s over. Get the recipes<p>With these four summer beauties—tomatoes, peaches, corn, and cherries—the wait for the warmth is worth it. When they're brought in from afar off-season, quality suffers.<p>Corn, for example, can quickly lose sweetness as it …

Food

Hearst Magazines

Food Network<br>Magazine<p>SAVE 73%<p>O, The Oprah<br>Magazine<p>SAVE 72%<p>The Pioneer<br>Woman Magazine<p>NEW<p>Good Housekeeping<p>SAVE 82%<p>Popular Mechanics<p>SAVE 80%

Good Stress: There Is Such a Thing

How to handle stress so it works FOR you.<p>Here's a statement you never hear: "I'm so stressed out—it's awesome!" But the fact is, certain pressure-filled situations—say, the occasional public-speaking gig or cramming for an exam—can be good for your health. It's called "good stress."<p>"There are good …

Immune System

Purse Bacteria

Part of the problem is that people often forget to clean their handbags—both the exterior and interior, says Donna Duberg, assistant professor of clinical laboratory science at Saint Louis University. And that gorgeous leather bag that you lusted after and splurged on? Thanks to its texture, it’s …

5 Ways to Get Fit With Facebook, Pinterest, and More

I have to admit, I was reluctant to join Pinterest, I'm still a newbie on Instagram and I barely understand how to use my Google+ account.<p>Each time a …

How To Meditate Without Meditating At All

Your meditation doesn't have to emulate the Buddha's 49-day retreat. Whether you think there's no time for a mindfulness meditation practice, or the concept of sitting in stillness is more daunting than restful, there are still ways to reap the benefits of the ancient art.<p>That's right -- you can …

Yoga for Improving Your Posture

<i>by guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher</i><p>"I just went to for my annual checkup and I was a half-inch taller than last year, before I started to practice yoga!"<p>Yoga teachers near and far often hear this exclamation by surprised students. It speaks of one of those moments …

How to Instantly Cut 8 Seconds Off Your Mile Pace

Sounds small, but it can make a big difference for setting a new PR.<p><i>This article was written by Christa Sgobba and provided by our partners at</i> Men’s Health<p>If you’re looking for an easy way to slash your time, just make it a competition with that person who always finishes a hair in front of you. …

New York University

The Best Post-Workout Snacks

Eat soy and dairy together to make your workout even more effective<p>Want to reap better results from your workout—without trying any harder? Add some soy and dairy to your post-workout snack: The combo appears to be more effective at repairing and building muscle than pure dairy protein alone, …

Nutrition

4 Easy Ways to Control Cravings

Make these simple food swaps to banish hunger without giving in to it<p>When a certain texture calls your name more than your waistband would like, use these swaps to help you stop food cravings without adding inches.<p><b>When you crave:</b> Crunchy (chips, caramel popcorn, biscotti) <b>Chew this:</b> Baby carrots, …

Weight Loss

How Cancer Impacts Your Body and Self Image

On Wednesday, March 24th, 2010, my life changed and it will never be the same again. On this day, I learned of my stalker; something that would truly follow me around like a shadow for the rest of my days.<p>My stalker's name was Non-Hodgkins Follicular Lymphoma Cancer. We found out later it was stage …

Cancer Survival: Not So Black and White

I am standing in a sea of dedication bibs. If you've ever attended or participated in a Run for the Cure, you'll know what I mean. Provided by the race organizers, the bib is blank, with a sentence at the top that participants are invited to complete: "I'm running/walking for..." Some participants …

10 Easy & DIY Methods to Tame Frizzy Hair

Few things are more frustrating than watching your coiffed hair gradually blur out into a frizzy, poofy mess. Frizz can be brought on by damage …

Why Our Thoughts Are Not Real

Did you ever realize that everything going on in your mind -- every thought, feeling, sensation, everything you are aware of -- is in fact happening only in your private internal world? Your thoughts appear only to you, and are not being heard by anyone else whatsoever. There is one physical world …

The Surprising Thing That Makes Your Food Taste Better (Do You Do This?)

Can you guess the ingredient that may make your food taste even <i>more</i> delicious?<p>Well, OK...that's kind of a trick question, since this thing that you add isn't really an ingredient—it's something you do <i>before</i> eating. A new study from Minnesota University has found that the rituals you carry out …

Natural Remedies: Eat This, Cure That!

Your pantry is full of powerful healers. Try these food cures before popping a pill<p>Food is good natural medicine, and not just in the self-medicating-with-chocolate way. "Not only are whole foods rich in vitamins and minerals, but they're also loaded with phytonutrients that support the immune …

Wellness

Relax -- And Fast! 8 Quick Tricks For Stress Relief

<i>By Keri Glassman for US News</i><p>We all have a little (or maybe a whole lot of) stress in our lives. The way we deal with that stress is crucial to our well-being.<p>Put simply, high stress levels can lead to unwanted weight gain. Stress promotes the production of a hormone called cortisol, which increases …

You Won't Believe What The Human Body Can Do (PHOTOS)

The human body is a miraculous thing.<p>It carries us to work every day of the week. Maybe even more notably, it protects us from danger. It has the ability to bring new life into the world. And when trained, the body might be interpreted as a piece of art -- a masterpiece. Below, find proof, and …

The Weird Reason You Have Cravings

Food's texture—not just its taste—could be what's undermining your willpower. Learn how to tune into sensations to outsmart temptation.<p>Your poor sweet tooth: It's always the scapegoat for why you can't pass up those melt-in-your-mouth chocolate bars. And while it's not off the hook—taste (sweet …

Nutrition

Dr. Seuss' Prescription For A Bad Day (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross On Motivation, Determination And The Perfect Breakfast

Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross is having a big week.<p>She's on the August cover of Women's Running magazine -- her first solo magazine cover -- and her new reality TV show, "Glam and Gold," premieres on WeTV.<p>We caught up with the gold medalist and American record holder (in the women's 400 meter, with …

Top 10 Myths About Multiple Sclerosis

Most of us know or know of someone with multiple sclerosis (MS), but how much do we really know about this illness? MS is an autoimmune disease that …

Do You Know How to Love Yourself?

We hear over and over from self-help books and therapists, "Love yourself." Even on Twitter, there are thousands of tweets, such as:<p>U Gotta Love Yourself<br>• Love yourself or nobody will<br>• Love yourself. Love your day. Love your life.<br>• Don't forget to fall in love with yourself first.<br>• Fearlessly love …

3 Natural Menopause Solutions

Menopausal women may experience symptoms ranging from hot flashes and low sex drive to insomnia and night sweats. For decades, women have been prescribed long-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT) consisting of horse-derived hormones estrogen and progestin for the treatment of menopausal symptoms. …

The Facts About Fiber And Probiotics Are Murky, Health Experts Say (VIDEO)

Scientists are still largely uncertain about what benefits our bodies truly take from multivitamins, and there's often even more confusion among consumers.<p>One thing many food packages tout is fiber, which often means an extracted form of fiber has been manufactured and added to food as powder, …

How to Prevent an Arthritis Flare Up

Once you have experienced an arthritis flare up, you won't ever forget it. We have defined an arthritis flare and explained how to manage a flare up …

Cool-downs and Stretching: Three Yoga Poses Every Triathlete Should Be Doing Post-Workout

The importance of cooling down and stretching should be a ‘no-brainer’ for most athletes and fitness junkies. And yet, many people skip this vital …

Inside the Doctor’s Office: Your Kinetic Chain

Dr. Metzl tells you how to strengthen your kinetic chain—and how it's the key to faster running.<p>Your Kinetic Chain is the key to healthy running. In this video, Dr. Jordan D. Metzl, a New York City-based sports medicine physician, shows you what your Kinetic Chain is and how to strengthen it.<p>The …