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Why We Need To Stop Calling All Unhealthy Foods 'Processed'

Pop quiz. Which of the following is considered a processed food: Kellogg's Corn Flakes, homemade greek yogurt, bagged baby spinach? (Answer: All of them.)<p>The point here, is that "processed foods" includes a much wider variety of products than most consumers typically associate with the term. …

Here’s why people are so upset about the latest “Game of Thrones” rape: “So cheap, such an obvious choice, I felt offended as a fan”

Weiss and Benioff keep adding rape scenes that weren’t in the books — and fans and critics are calling “enough”<p>On last night’s episode of "Game of Thrones", Sansa Stark was raped by her new husband Ramsay Bolton, as Sansa’s childhood companion Theon (a.k.a. Reek) was forced to watch. The scene …

The biggest scene on Sunday's 'Game of Thrones' was toned down dramatically from the books

"Game of Thrones" fans will probably be waking up Monday morning hoping that the end of Sunday's episode was just a bad dream.<p>Unfortunately, the nightmare was real.<p>In the episode, Sansa (Sophie Turner) goes through with her wedding to Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon). While it goes off without a hitch — …

The Chilling Reason Game of Thrones Is Obsessed with Stannis’s Daughter Shireen

There are some <i>Game of Thrones</i> book knowledge-enhanced spoilers towards the end of this article, but before we get there let’s take a moment, in a spoiler-free way, to refresh viewers on greyscale, the fictional disease afflicting Stannis Baratheon’s cute daughter Shireen. Then we’ll look at the …

10 Conversations Every Couple Should Have in the New Year

There are many articles that enumerate the types of conversations every couple needs to have prior to getting married, such as discussing their plans for how to parent, and their perspectives on money and religion. But I believe that there are 10 conversations that every couple needs to have on a …

Why You Shouldn't Read a Tablet Before Bed

There’s nothing wrong with settling down with a good book at the end of day to melt away tension and help you to unwind. But if you’re picking up an …

The Abandoned Mining Town That's Colorful To This Day

If you thought this Turkish ghost town was a bit too spooky to visit, then you'll probably prefer this surprisingly colorful abandoned town in Chile.<p>This particular ghost town, called Sewell, sits in the Andes, beneath beautiful blue skies, south of Santiago.<p>Sewell has two nicknames -- <i>Ciudad de las</i> …

The 7 Best Exercises for Women Who Wear Heels

You'll love these feel-good moves if you wear pumps all day long.<p>There's nothing like a pair of killer heels to make you feel put-together, confident, and sexy as hell. But wearing heels day in and day out can do a number on your feet, ankles, and calves. Here's what we mean: When you wear heels, …

Muscle

Who Cares About the Price of Almond Milk?

As someone that works within the retail food sector, I am truly quite puzzled by the recent "news" pieces getting circulated regarding the price of almond milk. If you haven't heard, the gist is that some people seem to be outraged that almond milk is cheaper to make yourself, because almond milk …

Big Food Is Not the Enemy

Neither are hamburgers<p><i>Chef Linton Hopkins serves 24 handcrafted, locally sourced burgers each night at his pub Holeman & Finch in Atlanta. Last year, after partnering with Aramark and Turner Field, he started serving 1,200-2,000 burgers at every Braves home game. There are no additives. He uses the</i> …

Road-Tripping the Florida Keys

I set off from Miami without an agenda. I was headed south to Key West on the famous Overseas Highway and wanted to let serendipity lead the way. With only a short amount of time on my hands, I didn’t want to be saddled with an endless list of to-dos.<p><b>Here’s what I found on my road trip through this</b> …

7 Secrets for Making a Comeback

How to get moving again after being sidelined.<p>It happens to so many runners, and in all likelihood it’s happened to you: You start running. You push your body faster, farther, and start to dream about PRs, six-pack abs, and pairs of skinny jeans. Suddenly, you see possibilities that you never had …

Your 2018 Marathon and Half Marathon Calendar

From San Francisco to South Carolina to South Africa, these are the 172(ish) marathons, half-marathons, and other races to look forward to this year.<p>Let’s face it: There are so many races held every week, at every distance, in every city, everywhere around the world, that we couldn’t possibly list …

20% Is the New 15%: Tipping in the Age of Digital Payment

New digital payment services like Square and Starbucks's updated mobile app are fundamentally changing the ways we reward good service with tips<p></head>Your smartphone has staged a coup on your social life, invaded your mealtimes, and probably gobbles up more of your free time than your best friend …

Reader Race Bib Displays - Women's Running

Man Arrested For Running Illinois Meth Lab Wears A Los Pollos Hermanos T-Shirt In His Mug Shot

It’s not exactly another episode of our <i>Breaking Bad</i> In Real Life series, because it’s less “actual news story imitates the events from the critically acclaimed television show” than it is “dummy gets arrested for running a meth lab while wearing a t-shirt depicting the logo of the fictional …

How Best to Combine Strength Training and Running

Hard running workouts hampered the day after leg strength training.<p>Many runners now accept that they'll perform and feel better if they do more than just run. That's especially true for people who took up the sport as adults and whose non-running hours include a lot of sitting. Regular strength …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Strength Training: 30 Days Of Challenging Workouts

Stuck in a rut? You’re not alone! It’s easy for runners to get complacent—running the exact same 4-mile loop, at the exact same pace, every single …

Training And Racing With Whole Foods

<i>Even if we eat whole foods in our daily diets, consuming processed bars and gels on race day moves away from that practice.</i><p>Many runners and …

37 Pictures That Prove Cats Have Hearts Of Gold

This post will make you want to go hug your kitty.

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

South Florida Brewfest; Thanksgiving in The Keys

<b>BISCAYNE BAY -</b> Florida International University's School of Chaplin and Hospitality Management is putting together an event called the <b>South Florida Brewfest</b>. They've invited several local breweries including Wynwood Brewing, M.I.A. Brewing Co., Cigar City Brewing, Funky Brewery and multiple others …

Marathon Recovery: the First 24 hours

<i>Coach Jenny, I am running a marathon this weekend and then flying Sunday night to an early morning business meeting Monday. Do you have any magic post-marathon recovery tips that might help me avoid walking like John Wayne into that meeting? - Meg</i><p>Good luck in your marathon this weekend Meg! Yes, …

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

Running

Up and Running

How to get back on the roads after the ultimate endurance event--childbirth.<p>You just had a baby, and you're itching to hit the roads again. Which is great—exercise boosts mood, gives you some much-needed "me time," and gets you out of your pajamas. But even if you worked out through your pregnancy, …

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p>In my early days as a runner, I, like most, didn't give any thought to my breathing. I took up the sport in high school—back in the '70s—and as a senior on the cross-country team, I won the individual league championship, a …

How to Heal Relationships: What's Love and Communication Got to Do With It? Part One

Truly loving, nurturing and sustainable relationships are not happening for a great many of us. The reasons for this have to do with our ego getting in the way, with our unwillingness to be more thoughtful, tolerant and considerate, with our unwillingness to rise above the battlefield, to release …