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Top 10 Surprising Foods You Can Make in Your Waffle Iron

It’s time to dust off that neglected waffle maker and waffle all the things. Here are 10+ unusual foods that are perfect for cooking in the waffle …

Exercise Makes You Grow New Brain Cells–But Only The Right Kind Of Exercise

If you want to make yourself smarter, go for a run.<p>Which makes you smarter: running or lifting weights? Meathead jokes aside, there’s new evidence that moderate aerobic exercise helps increase new brain cells, while strength training may not be much healthier for the brain than sitting on the couch.<p>…

What to Eat to Keep Your Mind Sharp | Inc.com

How solid is the science behind the so-called "healthy brain" diet?<p>Researchers from around the world have served the scientific community with new data recently that help explain why a Mediterranean diet is good for brain health, <i>Scientific American</i> reports. While there is no single ingredient that …

Holistic Medicine

Restorative Yoga Is Like Adult Nap Time

Relaxation is just as important as exercise when it comes to your health.<p>The secret to a long, healthy life may have more to do with how much, how …

Sleep

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

Cooking

Baked Brie en Croûte with Honey, Dried Cherries, Rosemary & Pecans

I would like to think it’s my “engaging personality” that makes me popular at parties but, if I’m being honest, I know it’s really my baked Brie — a …

Brie

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

Breakfast

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes For Weight Loss

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight<p>You'll be counting down the minutes 'til you can make these healthy dinner recipes!<p>Levi Brown/Jeff Harris<p>When you get home after a long day at work, it can be so tempting to grab takeout or heat up a frozen meal instead of making dinner …

Super-crisp roasted potatoes and Peruvian-style roast chicken top October's recipes

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt's new cookbook, "The Food Lab," might well be one of the big books of the season, but a couple of recipes from it have already found a home in the hearts of Southern California cooks. His super-crisp roasted potatoes was by far the most-downloaded recipe from our California …

How to Lose Weight and Fight Off Cancer at the Same Time

Eat less food, eat better food, eat like a caveman.<p><i>Fun fact number one: Half of all men who die in this country this year will be killed by heart disease, stroke, or cancer. Fun fact number two: Half of all doctors seem to have different ideas about how to prevent the biggest killers of men. We</i> …

Holistic Medicine

Feed Your Head: 5 Foods to Fuel Your Brain

<i>Deciding what to eat is usually based on what foods you're feeling hungry for. But have you considered what foods might be best for your brain?</i><p>Did you know that your brain makes up about two percent of your body weight and that it uses about 20 percent of the oxygen in your blood and 25 percent of …

Nutrition

Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Recipes That Everyone Will Love

Here are three recipes for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone looking for something healthy to make for dinner tonight. These recipes feature tofu, tempeh, and seitan -- something for all different tastes and different diets. Even better, they are easy on the budget, good for you, and good for the …

Spices

The 20 best British recipes: part 2

Madhur Jaffrey’s chicken tikka masala<p>Probably created in Britain, chicken tikka masala – or CTM as it is often called – is easily the most popular Indian curry in the UK today. And yet nobody is quite clear about its origins. It is possible that a chef in Birmingham, with too many tandoor-roasted …

Northern Ireland

21 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Aren’t Eggs

Eggs taste delicious, look delicious and are super high in protein, so they keep a ravenous appetite at bay on any given morning (or evening, if you like breakfast for dinner.) But if you want to tone it down on the cholesterol, it’s probably not wise to eat an egg or two <i>every</i> single day. If you …

Breakfast

15 Fall Dinners from the Slow Cooker

With shorter days and crisper temperatures heading our way, having a warm, home-cooked dinner waiting for us when we walk in the door is such a …

Cooking

Fall Soup Recipes To Warm You Up On Those Chilly Nights

The end of summer is always met with bittersweet emotions. It's hard to say goodbye to the endless sun, but it's really nice to cuddle up in a blanket and eat heart-warming meals again. Fall promises the reintroduction of many great foods, and one of its humblest is possibly one of its best, too. …

Cooking

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

11 Easy Lunches You Can Make in 5 Minutes (or Less!)

Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but lunch is often the most neglected. Between picking the easiest option (fast food!) and finding the time in the midst of a busy schedule, it’s no wonder we need that afternoon cup of coffee so badly. Despite what you may think, eating a …

Healthy Eating

11 Recipes to Smash Your Bad Mood Away

These recipes will let you smash and mash that rage out of your system.<p><b>If you've just had a really, really bad day</b>, instead of taking it out on those around you or stewing by yourself, you might as well channel all that anger into making a delicious meal in the kitchen. Trust us ... there's nothing …

Cooking

Homemade Baked Beans

Baked beans are a wonderful addition to just about any barbecue or cookout. They pair well with everything from roast chicken to hot dogs – and …

12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating (and Drinking!)

Try these natural ways to combat inflammation.<p>Most of us have searched for the 'diet' that will help us age with grace, prevent disease, lose weight, and optimize our overall health and wellness. But there could be a hidden problem that we are not addressing. A problem that could be causing …

The best food for exercise

Everything you eat and drink has an affect on your body when you exercise. And it’s not just what you eat weeks leading up to the race — you need a …

Nutrition

Peganism: paleo plus vegan equals weight loss

The year's latest diet fad cherry-picks the best bits of the paleo diet and veganism<p>Veganism is, according to new reports, the best way to lose weight. But if the thought of giving up animal-based products forever makes you shudder, never fear - 'peganism' could be the regime for you.<p>The pegan diet …