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Mindfulness As A Cure For Insomnia: 8 Steps To Resting Easy

Are you enduring restless, sleepless nights? Well read on because research is uncovering mindfulness to be one of the most powerful sleep aids on the …

Research Reveals the True Causes of Happiness & Unhappiness

Can you remember a time when you were totally engaged in an activity? I mean utterly absorbed. You were not thinking about the bills or the kids or …

The Healing Power of Gratitude

"You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight."--Elizabeth Gilbert<p>Gratitude is perhaps the most important key to finding success and happiness in the modern day. Knowing what we appreciate in life …

Happiness

10 Natural Ways to Manage Chronic Pain

<b>Simple daily habits can help ease pain.</b><p>Berkeley Wellness / By Peter Jaret<p>Chronic pain can be tough to live with, but these 10 daily habits may help you ease your discomfort and enjoy your life.<p><b>1. Stay active</b><p>Exercising may be the last thing you want to do when your body hurts. But physical activity …

Chronic Pain

Too Busy? Try These 7 Tips To Kickstart Your Meditation Routine

Most of us have read about the benefits of starting a mindfulness meditation practice: less stress, more focus, decreased depression and anxiety... …

Meditation

What Exactly IS Rye Whiskey, Anyway?

Whether you love it or hate it, you can't deny that rye is having a moment.<p>The liquor that once flowed from the taps of many bars in New York City's early days (before becoming a "bastard whiskey" after prohibition, when tastes preferred lighter flavors of gin, rum, vodka and bourbon), rye is now …

Rye Whiskey

Have Restaurants Reached Peak Avocado?

From a side of avocado that costs a whopping $7 to avocado toasts that are architectural masterpieces, have we gone too far in our love for avocado?<p>A breakfast at Sadelle’s, Manhattan’s Major Food Group's newest restaurant, requires a taste for the dramatic. Your coffee is poured from a silver …

Food

What Mario Batali Cooks When It's Cold Out

In 1989, after cooking at restaurants in Santa Barbara and London, I set out to Emilia Romagna to learn how to cook real, authentic Italian food. <b>For me, the only way to do this was to move to Italy and really immerse myself in the feel, the aromatic scent, and the subtle nuances of fresh …

All Falls Down

We're on a winning streak: tons of candy tomorrow, one extra hour this Sunday and a whole heap of excellent recipes to add to our cooking itinerary. …

The Ultimate Solution To Keep From Tearing Up When Cutting Onions

My best friend Chloe hates chopping onions so much, she firmly believes that, if there's a God and He has a Dantean taste for customized punishments, she will be damned to an eternity of onion chopping in the afterlife. She also doesn't care for the taste of onions. So she never willingly chops …

Onions

A Smoked Side Dish for Thanksgiving: Creamed Corn

I grew up in a boiled-corn culture (at least it was hypersweet corn from Maryland's Eastern Shore). So my first taste of grilled corn, in Trinidad and Tobago, came as a revelation. Grilling corn caramelizes its natural sugars--especially when you expose the kernels directly to the fire by grilling …

BBQ

The Best Bites Abroad, Part 2 - Paris

I love reading about food, farmers' markets and wonderful restaurants almost as much as I enjoy going to them.<p>I keep a fantasy list of places to eat for unplanned future trips to places far away that I hope to get to. I tuck away my list of bakeries, food stands, restaurants and eateries, and as I …

France

Feeling a Little Shellfish

The 59-year-old Cervejaria Ramiro is one of the most famous seafood joints in Lisbon, but unlike just about every other restaurant in Portugal, you …

European Travel

Your Saturday Morning Farmers Market Inspiration

Here's what you found at your local farmers market last week using the hashtag #F52farmstand.<p><b>A quince and brandy cake and lots of apples in Venice, Italy:</b><p><b>Fall radishes in Nantucket:</b><p><b>Fresh cranberries at the Union Square Greenmarket:</b><p><b>Perfect pears from La Tavola Marche in Italy:</b><p><b>Kale ready to be cooked</b> …