Marcia Kim Benta-Staples

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sustainable kit homes: everything you need to know

<b>They might have had a bad rap, but times have changed. This month, Shannon checks out the new generation of eco-aware pre-fab modular homes with</b> …

Plant proteins link to longer life

<b>People should aim get more protein from vegetable sources rather than meat, to boost life expectancy, a study has suggested.</b><p>US researchers writing in JAMA Internal Medicine looked at 30 years' of diet data for 130,000 people.<p>They found a reduced risk of early death in people who ate more …

Menopause Makes Your Body Age Faster

Menopause is a milestone of aging, marking the end of a woman’s reproductive years. But researchers have always wondered whether menopause can hasten …

5 Foods You Should Eat Before And After Exercise To Maximize Weight Loss

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Pain

Experts Say This Diet Could Help You Lose Weight And Get More Sleep

Because you're trying to lose weight -- not sleep.<p>You might already know that good shut-eye plays a key role in dropping unwanted pounds. Research has consistently connected a lack of sleep to weight gain and, conversely, research shows that good sleep typically helps weight loss.<p>But a new study …

Screw National Poultry Day! These 25 Badass Recipes Don't Need No Chickens in Them - One Green Planet

March 19th is National Poultry Day, a day when people celebrate their love of dishes made with chickens, turkeys, and their eggs. At One Green …

10 Simple Natural Hacks To Help You Lose Weight Fast

Losing weight is not actually a big deal. But many people find it a demanding task. With some dedication and practice you can easily achieve your …

Eat This for Dinner to Sleep Better Tonight

Four meals that contain the right mix of nutrients to bring on high-quality Zs.<p>You probably know from experience that getting a poor night's sleep …

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

<b>Tips You Won't Find Anywhere Else</b><p>Nothing is quite like a good night's sleep. For the past 30 years, I have been collecting strategies for dozing off into the abyss. First, please note that I do not take pills. The following tips work for me without pharmaceuticals or supplements.<p>1. <b>Go to sleep lying</b> …

How Sleeping Position Affects Your Health: A Complete Guide

Did you know that you can sleep your way to better health? It’s true. The way you sleep at night has a direct impact on the way you feel the …

How to Get Your Best Night's Sleep

You probably already know that sleep is one of the most important habits in our lives. Sleep has been shown to do all of the following:<p>Improve learning, creativity, and memory<br>• Boost alertness and mood<br>• Support a healthy body weight<br>• Reduce the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia<p>These are …

The joy of Finnish kindergartens will make you question how kids learn in the US

“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade — that’s …

Why It's Harder to Lose Weight Now Than 30 Years Ago

People are 10 percent heavier than they were in the 1980’s. What gives?<p>A recent study, highlighted in <i>The Atlantic</i>, compared diet and exercise …

How to become an ethical gardener

Ethical clothing, ethical food, what about ethical gardening? Do you think you could make it as an ethical gardener?<p>1. Put back more than you take out<p>It's important in any garden not to exploit the soil, and to do the best you can in order to replenish any nutrients taken out by crops you may have …

Gardening

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Interviews President Barack Obama

August 6th, 2015<p><b>FAREED ZAKARIA GPS</b> <b>Global Television Exclusive</b> <b>for Sunday, Aug. 09</b><p><b>President Barack Obama</b> presses his case for support of the nuclear deal negotiated between the U.S., its allies, and Iran, when he sits down with CNN’s <b>Fareed Zakaria</b> for a global exclusive interview in the Map Room at …

New research shows your vacation destination really does reflect your personality

Purplish grey or vibrant tangerine? Sandy cabana or hermit's cabin?<p>In the Internet age, it's the premise that launched a thousand, narcissistic quizzes.<p>Turns out, when it comes to geography, your preferences do connect with how extroverted or introverted you are, according to new work in the <i>Journal</i> …

5 things that are considered incredibly rude in Japan

With its baroque rituals and ancient traditions, Japanese etiquette strikes fear in the hearts of even seasoned travelers. But no need to worry: It's effort — not execution — that matters most to the Japanese.<p>"Everybody understands you're from a different culture," says Yuko Ehara, a Tokyo-based …

The Art of Growing Garden Plants in Containers

Like the chef who tells a story with the food he prepares, the container gardener sculpts interesting plantscapes that add personality to indoor and …

Landscaping

11 Garden Ideas to Steal from South Africa

South Africans love the outdoors and are as at home out as they they are in. Inspired by gardens from the suburbs and farmlands around Cape Town, …

South Africa

The Ultimate Guide to Protein Supplements

Flip through any exercise magazine and, judging by all the attention protein supplements get, it appears protein and fitness somehow go hand-in-hand. …

Podcast

Podcasting

Jason Mraz is serious about growing his own food

When we think of celebrity farmers, most TreeHugger readers are more likely to think of Joel Salatin than folk-pop star Jason Mraz. But Mraz is …

The Urban Farm Story

Welcome to the Urban Farming Revolution!<p>My name is Greg Peterson, and for the last 40 years I have been practicing urban farming.<p>It all started in …

20 Delicious High-Protein Foods

The recommended daily intake (RDI) is 46 grams for women, and 56 grams for men. However, many health and fitness experts believe that we need much …

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Herbs and cooking spices contain a wide variety of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, and help maximize the nutrient density of your …

9 Eating Habits That Are Derailing Your Weight-Loss Efforts

The worst part: You probably think they'll help you drop more pounds.<p>The occasional dietary splurge isn't what really thwarts most women's weight-loss efforts. It's the so-called "healthy" weight-loss strategies we use, convinced they'll help us cut calories, slim down, and get healthier—only to …

Nutrition

5 Myths About Going Gluten-Free

Time to set the record straight.<p>Gluten-free diets are all the rage right now, but how much do people really understand about what amounts to a major lifestyle change? Researchers at the University of Florida set out to get to the bottom of the public's misconceptions about the buzzy protein that's …

Weight Loss

Counting Calories May Not Be The Most Effective Way To Manage Weight

Be specific in choosing the types of proteins and carbohydrates you eat, because these little things might make a big difference in your weight loss …

Why I Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The on-trend diet isn't a fad and it's way more sustainable than it sounds. Here's how I started eating more veggies and grains and loved every healthy second of it.<p>I started eating a whole foods plant-based diet nine months ago. I had gained 20-something pounds from a hormone-related health issue …

Plant-Based Diet