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Easiest Summer Ever: Squash Salad With Goat Cheese and Dill

More<p>Dinner in 20<p>The best quick and easy recipes to help you get dinner on the table fast.<p>I follow a lot of chefs on social media, but most of the food they post pictures of, while fun to ogle, doesn't translate well for the home cook. Every once in a while, though, I see something that manages to …

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3 tips for creating a meditation space in your home that you will actually use

Similar to how cute activewear can inspire you to work out more, having an inviting meditation space can lead to more time spent meditating. Your …

Meditation

Cauliflower Margherita Pizza Recipe

Serves 4<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 pounds (1 head) cauliflower, florets removed and stems discarded<p>1 large egg, lightly beaten<p>1 large egg white, lightly beaten<p>1/3 …

The real cause of the opioid epidemic: the government

<b>The patient</b>The patient is a forty-two-year-old male who works in the auto manufacturing arena. He takes one step to his left, he turns and lifts a …

Online Life

When I Knew More About My Illness Than My Doctors

Just because your general practitioner (GP) has a medical degree does not mean they know more about your illness or your body than you do.<p>This is …

33 of the Worst Things Medical Professionals Have Said to People With Chronic Illness

When you or a loved one get sick, injured or just don’t feel right, the medical profession is supposed to be there to listen and help in whatever way …

How Simply Acknowledging Another Person’s Pain Can Help Them More Than Telling Them to Cheer Up

<i>You can’t heal somebody’s pain by trying to take it away from them.</i><p>Megan Devine of Refuge in Grief has created a truly insightful animation that …

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Everything you never wanted to know about artificial sweeteners

Your diet soda might just be worse than a regular one.<p>There are a lot of myths about artificial sweeteners. The main one is that they’re actually better for you than regular sugar. Low-calorie sweeteners have been around for decades now, and we’re finally at a point where we’ve studied them enough …

Diabetes

The Benefits Of Dry Body Brushing And Why You Should Start Doing It This Summer

Supermodel-esque limbs are within touching distance - and no, you don't have to go on a diet of carrot sticks or glue yourself to a spin bike to get them...<p>Let's get one thing straight: detox diets and body lotions aimed at banishing cellulite almost definitely won't actually banish cellulite. And …

Skin Care

29 Foods the World’s Healthiest People Eat Every Day

Want to keep running until you’re 90? These longevity-boosting foods can help.<p>1 of 29<p>Almonds<p>Rich in healthy fats, fiber, and protein, these nuts are made for more than snacking. Use slivered almonds as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt, add them to muffin recipes, or use almond flour in place of …

Nutrition

23andMe Is Getting Lots of Money From Big Pharma and Sharing Your Genetic Data

23andMe customers might just play a role in helping create one of Big Pharma’s next blockbuster drugs. On Wednesday, the genetic testing company …

Molecular Biology

Please Stop Merchandising Mental Illness

I was seeing a guy from London, and he told me Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were his favorite couple. He was charming, exciting and “got” me. His choice sounded so romantic, so like him.<p>Obviously I knew who they were, but I wasn’t familiar with the details of their relationship. I lay in bed and …

Mental Disorders

Calcium Supplements: Should You Take Them?

When you were a child, your mom may have encouraged you to drink milk to build strong bones. But as an adult, you’re much more likely to take a …

Wellness

A psychologist’s toolkit for coping with holiday conflict and anxiety

Every holiday season, families and friends convene to share affection, kindness and experience. In the ideal holiday atmosphere, one often depicted in commercials and media, such get-togethers are places of warmth, appreciation and general happiness.<p>If you find yourself in such a family, count …

Post-holiday blues can teach you to celebrate reality

The holiday season is an emotional time for everyone, whether you love family gatherings or hate them, follow tradition slavishly or jettison it altogether. It’s difficult to stay cool in the midst of a shopping, eating, drinking, and gifting frenzy, and to avoid the blues when regular life resumes …

Rubber Bands

Winter foot-care tips that’ll lead to a next-level spring pedicure

Summer is the time when people typically turn their attention to their feet (likely because it’s sandal season, and they’re on full display). But …

100 of the Best Ways to Get Organized

These simple solutions will get your life in order ASAP.<p>The meals, the kids, the housework, the job…the only way to stay sane is to get organized. …

These are the 6 germiest places in your home—here’s how to deal

Your germaphobic heart undoubtedly skips a beat at the thought of subway poles, port-a-potties at 5K races, and airplane blankets. Some of the …

Cleaning

How Laughter Can Help People with Multiple Sclerosis

A new clinical trial is under way to study how laughter can help ease depression and anxiety for people with neurological disorders.<p>Laughing may be a …

30 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier On A Budget

Because it really shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.<p><i>Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

How to Make the Grain Bowl of Your Lunchtime Dreams

Still searching for the tricks needed to get your grain bowl to taste as great as the one at your favorite little luncheonette? Search no more.<p>These days, it seems like <b>Instagram-ready grain bowls</b> are popping up everywhere at spots like Egg Shop in NYC and Baker Miller in Chicago. Still searching …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

A whole week’s worth of good-for-your-gut dinners from Candice Kumai

<i>This year, famed plant-based and classically trained chef Candice Kumai is kicking off Well+Good’s (Re)New Year program with five weeks of</i> …

A five-minute mindfulness exercise that’s ideal for skeptics and grumps

The world really wants us to count our blessings. News articles and blog posts tout the many benefits of gratitude, from improved health to better sleep and happier moods. Entrepreneurs and business behemoths like Oprah Winfrey swear by gratitude journals as a solution to stress and the secret to …

Why It's Time to Replace "Letting Go" with "Letting Be"—& How to Start

When I was growing up, my father was not an easy person to be around. He was the guy who’d drive 100 miles per hour on Main Street, cutting people …

THIS mysterious condition affects millions more than MS - but you probably don't know it

UNREST/ GETTYChronic fatigue syndrome: Unrest explores a very misunderstood condition<p>Chronic fatigue syndrome - or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, and …

Where we've failed to live up to the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act

<b>(CNN) —</b> Twenty-seven years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities. I still remember standing in the Rose Garden watching President George H.W. Bush sign the bill into law.<p>Today, as a result, people with …

Disability

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Self care: Are chronic illness warriors good at looking after themselves?

Are you a chronic illness warrior?<p>By that, I mean, are you the kind of person who:<p>If you answered yes to some of these then read on:<p>We certainly need …