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The Changes One Trainer Made to Lose Weight After Years of Diet and Exercise

Dell Farrell finally found something that WORKED.<p><b>Before:</b> 152 pounds <b><br>After:</b> 119 pounds<p>When I left home for college, I went from a stick-thin schoolgirl to being <b></b>more than 20 pounds overweight. To try to get back to my high school size, I tried cleanses, becoming a vegan, eating more meat than you …

Fitness

The Seeds That Love Your Gut

“ Fruits doesn’t fall far from the tree but their seeds can go places and wherever they go by their virtues they leave their traces.” Indira …

Wellness

Lose Weight -26 Most Overlooked Ways

About 750 years ago, a British philosopher and scholar named William of Ockham came up with a theory that can best be summarized like this: Keep it …

How greens and sceptics read the Biblical creation story

JAMES INHOFE, the chairman of the American Senate's environment committee, pays close attention to the Book of Genesis. For example, he insists that …

The dangers of our protein diet obsession

We’re hooked on chicken, Greek yogourt, hummus. But is our addiction to protein actually making us sick?<p>Garth Davis, a weight-loss surgeon who runs a …

Nutrition

If You Think Chicken Tenders are Kids' Food, You Haven't Seen Them Like This

<i>We're republishing this article, originally posted in October 2015, because chicken tenders sound like a pretty good Labor Day Dinner. To you, too?</i><p>There are dinners made to push my kids’ little evolving taste buds—ones where I encourage ruffled greens and spices that originate from far-off lands. …

Why You Shouldn't Pair Cheese with Wine (Plus 10 Tips for Building a Better Cheese Plate)

<i>Because the best thing to pair with cheese is more cheese.</i><p>Portland, Oregon is full of surprises: Turn a corner and you're in the middle of the largest wild park in the country, ask for directions and you'll leave the conversation with a recommendation for the best local cider, and order "omakase" …

The Guide to the 9 Styles of Wine (with Infographics)

<i>The idiot’s guide to wine with Madeline Puckette of the blog and book Wine Folly (colorful graphics included).</i><p>I can recall the single moment when I became fascinated with wine. Believe me, it wasn't classy.<p>I was slouching in this $5 Goodwill velveteen swivel chair (that I'd rolled home on a …

Why All Girls Going to College Should Get a Vibrator

Teenage boys know what feels good to them. Vibrators help girls figure it out.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>I've never been able to make myself orgasm.<p>Any attempts to get rid of blue balls, with my hand at least, inevitably results in more blue balls.<p>I remember hearing about the …

The scientific guide to napping

In many corners of our productivity-obsessed society, naps are associated with laziness. Everyone should sleep eight hours at night, the thinking goes, and work all through the day.<p>But that's backward. After all, the solid eight-hour block of sleep is a relatively recentinvention. Until the …

A Modern Guide to Downtown Napa

No longer just the early-morning meeting place for Wine Country excursions, Downtown Napa is becoming a glamorous destination with new restaurants, …

8 Weight-Loss Mistakes Runners Make

Don't let your favorite workout screw with the number on the scale.<p><i>This article was written by Kit Fox and provided by our partners at</i> Runner's World<i>.</i><p>You just went for a run. How many calories did you blast? Chances are, your guess outpaces reality—to the tune of, say, a Frappuccino. Overestimating …

Nutrition

17 Things That Happen When You Have An Anxious Mind But A Laid Back Personality

There’s really no such thing as having an “anxious mind.” There is only having your anxiety fueled by your thoughts (which is something that everyone …

How to Make Protein Shakes for Weight Loss

Need a healthy meal in a hurry? Forget Burger King and Chipotle. Protein shakes may be the fastest food of all.<p>There’s little to no prep work, no …

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

Daylight Savings Time

Seeds That Defied Romans, Pirates, and Nazis

Our story starts quietly in a museum. In a cabinet. There, in the dark, sits a small batch of seeds: Persian silk tree seeds. They come from China. They were taken, probably secretly, from Beijing to London by a British diplomat in 1793. The British wanted to grow silk.<p>Flash forward to 1940. German …

Ice Age

The World Is Running 'Critically Low' on Spanish Olive Oil

Spanish olive oil prices surged to near an all-time high on slumping output and after disease hit trees in top consumer Italy.<p>Stockpiles in Spain, …

Anya Hindmarch’s Luxury Sticker Success

How Anya Hindmarch created a line of luxury leather stickers that has generated over $18 million in only two seasons.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> The …

Better Homes & Gardens

Seafood is usually a win-win in our book. It's both delicious and nutritious, as fish are a source of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids that …

The psychology of emojis

I have a confession to make: I’m a grown woman who peppers pretty much every text and social media post I send with smileys, hearts, stars and various other decorations.<p>Emojis have taken over my communication—and I’m far from alone. According to Swyft Media, 74 percent of people in the U.S. …

Ramadan in the shadows: Fasting while poor | Islam

"I fast to empathise with the poor," is a common refrain among Muslim Americans during Ramadan. However, nearly half of the 8 million Muslims living in the United States are poor, or dangerously close it.<p>The Pew Research Group holds that 45 percent of Muslim Americans have a household income of …

​Smiling Faces, Terrible Racists: The Dangerous Culture of White Possession in the Carolinas

The horrific murders are tragic, but they're not surprising. You could even say they're just the latest in South Carolina's long history of violence and hate.<p>Just about every time I'm in the Carolinas, something racist happens to me.<p>A couple years ago, while I was visiting my sister in Chapel Hill, …

Why Touring Israel Independently Was the Best Decision of My Life

CREDIT: Joan Erakit<p>I made my way onto a bus early one morning at Jerusalem's Davidka Square to participate in a tour that would include the historic Masada, En Gedi and the Dead Sea.<p>Lets double back a few weeks and explain.<p>I had originally arrived in Israel by way of Jordan for an extended …

Sears' Collapse Is Now 'Inevitable'

The parent company of Sears and K-Mart announced Thursday that it is accelerating store closings to 235 this year, 100 more than previously planned.<p>Sears' total net loss for the quarter was $296 million.<p>Sears' and K-Mart's collapse is "inevitable" and could happen by the year 2016, retail analyst …

Greeks Angry Over British Loan of Elgin Marbles to Russia

Work From Collection Removed From Parthenon Being Exhibited at Hermitage Museum in Russia<p>By<p>Jenny Gross in London and<p>Jenny Gross<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jgginlondon<p>Stelios Bouras in Athens<p>The British Museum on Friday said it lent one of a collection of Greek sculptures to Russia, reigniting …

Museums

Unraveling Anthropologie's Intoxicating Store Experience

In an age where many companies are closing brick-and-mortar stores, Anthropologie is focused on retail settings that attract legions of shoppers.<p>Shopping at Anthropologie is an undeniably unique retail experience. The mood lighting, dreamy music, and handcrafted art pieces give the space an …

The $5 Billion Battle For The American Dinner Plate

Investors in startups like Blue Apron, HelloFresh, and Plated are wagering hundreds of millions of dollars on the idea that dinnertime is just too hard to manage. As meal-kit startups spring up like so many mushrooms, Fast Company investigates the boxed-meal phenomenon and how it will change the …

Dudes Are Falling In Love With Lululemon: Meet The Lululemen

More than one in seven dollars spent at Lululemon is for men's items. And the company's rise as a brand for guys is just getting started.<p>Since Lululemon's early days, the pricey yogawear brand has taken its cues from a fictional muse named Ocean.<p>Ocean is a fashionable, professional 32-year-old …

Clothing

These 25 Examples of Male Privilege from a Trans Guy's Perspective Really Prove the Point

173.1K Shares<p>Click here to read the second part, “25 (More) Examples of Male Privilege as Experienced By a Trans Man.”<p>Quite a bit changed for me over …

OPEC may condemn the world to an oil glut for years as big meeting looms

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries could flood the market with oil for years if it opts to do nothing to alter its output ceiling …