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5 ways to eat healthier this year

<b>(Health.com) —</b> Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of produce for U.S. adults is 1.1 …

Nutrition

Four Power-Packed Soups

Speed your recovery after a cold winter ride with healthy—and delicious—easy soups<p>After a chilly ride, few meals are more satisfying than soup. Warm and comforting, "soup provides a big bang for your buck," says sports nutritionist Lisa Dorfman, R.D. "You can get lots of protein, fiber, and carbs …

Nutrition

10 Kitchen Items That Turn Home-Cooking Haters Into Passionate Chefs

Wondering what would entice you and your family to use the kitchen more in 2015? A diet rich in fresh, whole foods cooked at home is the basis of healthy living. But cooking at home can be a chore and a bore, especially if you're busy or just plain don't like to cook.<p>A healthy kitchen stocked with …

Slow Cookers

Why Complaining May Be Dangerous To Your Health

Need to get something off your chest? Choose your words wisely; complaining might not make you feel better.<p>Quit whining. The truth is nobody likes to hear it, and it’s bad for you.<p>A half hour of complaining every day physically damages a person’s brain, according to research from Stanford …

Self-help

Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for …

Cooking

15 Fabulous Make-Ahead Holiday Recipes

When it comes to holiday entertaining, there's nothing worse than being stressed out and stuck in the kitchen while your guests enjoy the party. The key is to plan a menu that can be made almost entirely ahead of time. All of these dishes can -- and often should -- be made in advance so you can …

Cooking

Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron …

Christmas Morning Casserole Everyone Will Love

Christmas Morning Casserole is perfect for long lazy mornings with family and friends. A super simple casserole made with refrigerated biscuits, eggs, cheese, and bacon.<p>Are you excited for the holidays? <i>I</i> am excited.<p>Christmas morning is obviously the peak of all the holiday excitement, and in our …

Breakfast

Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Gifts to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …

Dessert

Homemade Sauerkraut is the Best Fermented Gift

In this time of year filled with cookie exchanges and ubiquitous fruitcakes, why not rebel and give something that’s both tasty and healthy?<p>In this …

Balancing the deck | Wonkhe | People

From ‘personality’ vice chancellors, to faltering governance structures, senior leadership teams in universities have plenty of internal challenges. …

How to Cook Pot Roast, Without a Recipe

Pot roast (or pot au feu if you're being fancy) is one of the most satisfying winter dishes. Here's how to nail it, every time<p>A few weeks back, just after Thanksgiving, Hugh Acheson posted this pot roast photo on his Instagram account. Two thoughts popped in my head: 1) Damn, that looks good. 2) …

Cooking

50 Cheesy Parmesan Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything In-Between

We love Parmesan cheese on everything. Especially these recipes.<p><b>When it's nutty-salty-cheesy you're after</b>, only Parmesan will do. We'll eat just about anything with Parm, but these 50 recipes are particularly good.

Cooking

The World’s Most Expensive Mulled Wine, and 5 Ways to Make a Much Cheaper Version at Home

Mulled wine is a cold-weather classic. Warm, rich and spiced—it's perhaps the second coziest beverage in the world (behind hot cocoa). But is it …

Blueberry Muffin Bread

<i>This blueberry bread recipe is so soft and moist and just loaded with fresh blueberries! It is like the best blueberry muffins you'll ever try, but in bread form.</i><p>I love making easy blueberry muffins in the morning. I mean, it's like cake. For breakfast.<p>And errbody knows that blueberries are a …

Breakfast

Students need to demand more than mere 'value for money' | Wonkhe | Comment

When I buy a cinema ticket, a pair of jeans or a sandwich I have some basic expectations. I expect to be able to see the screen, that the jeans won’t …

25 sweet hot chocolate recipes to keep your holidays cozy

As the temperatures drop and cold weather misery takes over, optimal coziness is a top priority.<p>Sweaters, scarves, mittens fireplaces, are all winter …

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

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