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The worst foods to eat when you're sick, and the best ones

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you're under the weather the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you're craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what's wrong with you, experts say. Here are common symptoms …

Alternative Medicine

Smashed Potato Recipes Are Spuds At Their Best

There are endless ways to make potatoes delicious. Mashed. Fried. Totted. Pretty much any recipe featuring our favorite spud is a winner. But if you haven't smashed your potatoes -- think Benny and Joon, minus the tennis racket -- you haven't tasted a truly phenomenal potato. And everyone deserves …

Cooking

Gwyneth Paltrow Spent A Week Living On Food Stamps — And the Results Are Baffling

<b>Gwyneth Paltrow</b> has made a pact to limit her family's food budget to $31 per week as part of Mario Batali's "Food Bank Challenge", a project which intends to shed light on the trying circumstances faced daily by families on food stamps.<p>Most families faced with a $29 a week budget would aim for …

Gwyneth Paltrow

Daag curry base: the most useful curry recipe you'll ever read

Simple curry base daag is one of Britain’s most-searched-for recipes according to Google - make a big batch to freeze and use later for a huge array of dishes<p>Just reading an <b>Indian cookery book</b> makes me want to go and have a lie-down. The yard-long list of ingredients, most of which need a special …

For a Better Pesto Pasta, Add Ricotta Cheese

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Pesto? Good. Cheese? Good. Pesto plus two cheeses</i> plus <i>pasta? Very, very good.</i><p>The pasta aisle is a wonderful place to be. You can …

6 Choices That Will Help You Stay Strong, Flexible & Happy As You Age

So many of us associate aging with cognitive decline, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, adult onset diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue … Shall …

A Wildly Colorful New York Apartment by Designer Miles Redd

Tour a bold New York apartment by Miles Redd.<p>Mixing lime green, golden yellow, and violet, designer Miles Redd's colorful decorating ideas give a New York apartment its high-style madness.

21 Snacks for Flat Abs

These guilt-free nibbles will leave you satisfied and bloat-free.<p>There's no reason to cut snacking out of your life just because you're trying to shed belly flat—but you <i>do</i> have to be smart about it. The saying "abs are made in the kitchen" exists for a reason. Enhance your efforts at the gym with …

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13 Must-Know Habits of Highly Fashionable People

Today, we’re dispelling the notion that "a habit” is something you need to break, and giving the concept a much-deserved makeover. We took to the …

What's for Dinner? 10 Budget Meals

Yes, for less than the price of a large pie from the local pizza place, you can put a fresh, satisfying dinner for four on the table. The secret is to rely on affordable proteins -- chicken legs, ground chuck, sausage, canned beans or tuna -- then update some favorites from the weeknight …

It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These Mistakes

<b>Before (1999)</b> <b><br>I Always Skipped Breakfast</b><br>I knew I needed to eat less, so I would hold off on eating until I was absolutely famished, which meant nothing until lunchtime. Not only did this slow down my metabolism, but I also ended up feeling so hungry that I ate a much bigger lunch than I normally …

This Is What Happens When You Undergo Gay Conversion Therapy

I went undercover in the UK to expose therapists who try to “cure” gay people. My experiences reveal why Obama is right to call for a ban.<p>There was a single, terrible moment, while investigating conversion therapy, that changed me. I did not know that it would alter also the course of the …

Here’s why you should care about ocean acidification: It’s behind Earth’s worst-ever mass extinction

Rapid carbon emissions 252 million years ago wiped out the majority of the planet’s species<p>Ocean acidification is like global warming's sad, ignored twin. It results, like climate change, from human emissions of greenhouse gases, much of which, we know, are absorbed into the sea, lowering the …

Climate Change

A Lifesaving Medicine That My Patient Didn't Get In Time

Every doctor and nurse in our hospital's emergency room knew Jerome. He was one of our regulars.<p>In his 20s, he had back problems that led him to become addicted to prescription painkillers. That habit proved too expensive, and he switched to heroin.<p>Jerome used to come to the ER nearly every week. …

Medicine

8tracks indie music library is a hipster's dream

If your musical tastes are too obscure for Spotify and Pandora, 8tracks' got you covered. The radio-style app averages eight million active members and about 30 million hours of streaming every month. Today, the company is rolling out a library feature that allows members (or DJs) to access 6.5 …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

We polled some of those insiders—people who know the business and work daily to evict pesticides, genetically modified organisms, animal cruelty, social injustice, and unhealthy foods from the food supply—to find out what they know about the dark side of "convenience" foods. Take note so you can …

Nutrition

‘The Good Wife’ Defends Gay Marriage Against ‘Religious Freedom’

In a very well-timed episode of The Good Wife, the fabulous Diane argues against a business owner’s right to deny service to a gay couple for their …

People Watch on Bourbon Street

Buskers on Royal Street (Photo: Joshua Brasted)<p>Who needs reality TV when there’s New Orleans? The city’s diverse feast of humanity is spellbinding. …

Why Loneliness Makes You Date Jerks and How to Stop The Cycle

Most of us have at least one relationship from our past that we look back upon incredulously and wonder, "What was I thinking?"<p>In my late twenties, I dated a man for eight months who was narcissistic, verbally and physically abusive.<p>The first time he physically hurt me, we were on a road trip with …

Relationships

27 Insanely Smart Ways To Save Money At Whole Foods

The ultimate guide to avoid spending your whole paycheck.

What to Do if you Graduate Without a Job

<i>This blog post was written by Intern Queen Alumni Ambassador Briana Luca, a 2014 graduate of Iona College.</i><p>Graduation season is around the corner which means that there will be a new batch of post grads on the job hunt. Graduating college can seem scary; you're now leaving the place that you have …

Employment

The Best Salmon You've Ever Had Is Slow-Baked in Just 22 Minutes

What's not to love about salmon? It's healthy, delicious, and easy to find at any grocery store. This fish is quick-cooking enough for a weeknight, …

A Modern Guide to Eating and Drinking in London

Nowhere else do 200-year-old restaurants feel so buzzy, or avant-garde newcomers so classic. American expat Lauren Collins dines her way through the city, savoring the best of both worlds.<p><i>Nowhere else do 200-year-old restaurants feel so buzzy, or avant-garde newcomers so classic. American expat</i> …

England

Rich People Are Great at Spending Money to Make Their Kids Rich, Too

The poor spend relatively more on what will keep them alive, because they must, and the rich spend more on what will keep them rich, because they can.<p>Each year, the U.S. government tells Americans how much money the country spends on stuff, like houses, cars, and alcohol. Organizing this …

Income Inequality

40 Smart Tricks To Keep Your Kids Organized

No promises your kids will oblige, though.

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce To Be Sold In Stores, Hopefully

If you haven't heard of Marcella Hazan's simple, yet brilliant tomato sauce, this here is going to change your life for the better. Hazan, the famed cookbook author who changed the way America thought about Italian food, is best known for how she cooked her tomato sauce with nothing more than …

Italian Food

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Time Management

Bone broth: magical elixir or just a posh name for stock?

We have been making liquid from leftover bones for centuries, but suddenly broth has become the must-have health food<p>I’ve grown quite tired of the term "superfood". Yes, food can have excellent antioxidant and health properties, but the name was invented entirely as a marketing ploy. Blueberries …