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A Vitamin-Rich Soup That’s Delicious Too

“If a soup could do push-ups, this one would,” writes wellness author Rebecca Katz of the “Power Green Soup” found in her cookbook <i>Clean Soups</i>. Though …

65 Insanely Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes to Keep You Busy Through the Holidays

Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit quite like making a mess in the kitchen with sugar, flour, and *all* the sprinkles. That’s right; holiday cookie season is officially underway and we couldn’t be more excited. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a trained pastry chef to create the perfect milk …

Dessert

22 Pumpkin Pie Alternatives So Tasty, You Won’t Miss a Thing

Since everyone’s in PSL mode, it’s only natural to turn your thoughts to upcoming holiday baking, with visions of the ultimate pumpkin pie dancing in your head. But if the classic custard, cream and crust combo doesn’t do it for you anymore — maybe you’ve gone grain-free or dairy-free, or maybe you …

Dessert

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Sweet Potato Frosting

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p><b>To make the cake:</b> Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325°F. Coat a 9-by-13-by2-inch cake pan or dish with …

Crockpot Moroccan Chicken | Goop

This braised chicken dish is stupid easy to make but thanks to the mix of spices tastes incredibly complex. We love this spooned over cauliflower, …

77 Things To See And Do In New York City

To help weed through the the tourist traps and last-season spots, we've compiled a guide of the essential things to do, see, eat, and buy while you're visiting the Big Apple.<p>New York City may not actually be that large in scale, but with thousands of stores, restaurants, museums and attractions …

Taipei has a Parallel Universe. Find it at Yuemeikang Waterfall

When looking for things to do in Taipei, consider getting outside the city to explore a parallel universe like the Yuemeikang waterfall.(Photos: Sean …

Why obesity damages your mind as well as your body

It’s not just your waistline that suffers as you put on weight, with researchers finding puzzling new links between obesity, memory loss and dementia.<p>Lucy Cheke and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge recently invited a few participants into her lab for a kind of ‘treasure hunt’.<p>The …

The Brain

The do's and don'ts of the prostate cancer diet

Overall, the best diet for prostate cancer chemoprevention most closely resembles the traditional diets of the southern Mediterranean and Japan. These diets are high in vegetables and healthful herbs. fish and soy foods take the place of red meats, and dairy products are kept to a minimum. When …

Philly's Best Candy and Candy Shops

At one time, Philadelphia dominated the candy industry, thanks to being a port on the sugar trade route. That legacy lives on today in candy shops and manufacturers throughout the city and suburbs.<p>Asher’s claims the status of the oldest continuously family-owned and operated candy manufacturer in …

Related Maps

Whether you call them doughnuts, fritters, churros or beignets, fried sugary dough crosses cultural lines. Ever heard of Buñuelos? Fasnachts? Get familiar. Most cultures have a version of the doughnut, and Philadelphia's lucky to have lots of examples from around the world - plus plenty of the …

Flavors

Trump’s bigotry has doomed his campaign. But his stance on Russia should’ve disqualified him months ago

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has built his candidacy on flouting the rules of the political establishment and, increasingly, measures of basic human decency. He has called for preposterous domestic policies, flagrantly lied to voters, and insulted women and minorities. Yet one of …

In last debate, Trump refuses to say he will accept election results

WASHINGTON/DELAWARE, Ohio (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Thursday he would accept the result of the Nov. 8 election - “if I win” - fueling Republican concerns his stance would make it harder for his party to maintain control of Congress.<p>His refusal to commit …

Journalists face rise in anti-Semitic tweets, fueled by Trump supporters, ADL says

Nearly 20,000 anti-Semitic tweets have been directed at more than 800 journalists since the 2016 presidential campaign began, often because those journalists voiced critical opinions about Donald Trump, the Anti-Defamation League said Wednesday.<p>The anti-Semitic Twitter attacks, which have increased …

All You Need To Know About GAPS Diet

Did you hear about the GAPS Diet? Well, nowadays many professionals are recommending this diet for treating certain health ailments.<p>The <b>GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet</b> is an inclusive healing protocol settled by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a nutritionist and neurologist who specializes in …

RIP for the dreaded colonoscopy drink?

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to undergoing a colonoscopy, a screening test for colon cancer, many patients agree that the preparation is the worst part.<p>To clear the colon and rectum for doctors to examine them for early signs of cancer, patients must guzzle a gargantuan amount of a salty, …

Food-poisoning bacteria may be behind Crohn's disease

People who retain a particular bacterium in their gut after a bout of food poisoning may be at an increased risk of developing Crohn's disease later …

A bad diet is worse than drugs, alcohol and tobacco combined

<b>(CNN) —</b><p>When you next visit the supermarket, tread carefully, because your food choices could be cutting years off your life.<p>Whether it's too much junk food or a lack of nutritious food, malnutrition caused by bad eating habits is on the rise, a new report shows.<p>Globally, poor diets pose a greater …

Diets

Exclusive: Pat's Cheesesteaks Responds to Donald Trump's Lunch Snub

Of course Trump chose Geno's. I mean, look at the sign.<p>Donald Trump is in Philadelphia today, so he decided to get himself a cheesesteak. He chose the South Philly establishment known as Geno's Steaks. To say this is perfect scarcely does it justice.<p>Geno's sprung up literally across the street from …

An elderly Chinese immigrant melted Canada’s heart by cooking for her sick neighbor

A personal essay published in a Canadian newspaper this week is going viral thanks to its simple message about human nature—and complicated political context.<p>The piece, which appeared in the Globe and Mail, was written by Angie Morris, an 81-year-old woman who grew up in wartime Britain and now …

How Processed Food Is Destroying Your Gut and Upping Your Odds for Disease

Here’s another reason to back away from food born and raised in factories: Emulsifiers, the ingredients added to processed foods like ice cream and …

Processed Food

This Could Be the Most Awesome Perfume Ad Ever Made

Nothing livens up a boring formal dinner quite like dancing maniacally, firing lasers from your fingertips, and leaping through a giant floral …

What I Tell My Patients To Eat For Liver Health

The liver is the largest internal organ we've got — but few of us pay it any mind until we've got a serious health problem. While we're busy ignoring …

Wellness

JACKFRUIT IS THE MOST POWERFUL CANCER KILLER ACCORDING TO SCIENTIST

Jackfruit is one of its own kind of tropical fruits, recognized for its unique shape, size, and fruity flavor of its bulbs that can be appreciated …

Cancer

37 Popular Local Foods That Ship Nationwide

Take that road trip from your couch.

Restaurant Etiquette 101

We’ve written about table manners and how to pour wine, but what about etiquette at a restaurant? Here are a few things we’ve learned over the years …

25 New York hacks to make your life easier

<i>By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris</i><p>Anyone who's moved to New York from somewhere else will attest to the fact that for a newbie, this …

Free Wi-Fi in NYC

You need to work, you need to email, you need to watch your favorite vlogger—whatever the reason, you need Wi-Fi. Here’s the good news: There are so …

Telecoms

A Chef’s Guide to Philadelphia

Photo by Steve Legato<p>Celebrated Philly chef Mike Solomonov leads the way to his favorite hometown eats.<p>Even if you’re not among the 50,000 people …