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20 Delicious Summer Salads

Whether you're looking for light and healthy summer meals or new ideas for your next barbecue, these 20 delicious summer salads have you covered. They're quick, require minimal or no cooking, and are a great way to enjoy all the colorful produce that's in season right now.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Summer Salads

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The Only Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need

When it comes to cookies, there's no question that chocolate chip is the only way to go. Even if peanut butter cookies have a claim to your heart or if you're more into the crumbly nature of shortbread, you can't refute the fact that chocolate chip cookies are basically America's favorite …

More Bourbon, Less Sugar: A Ketchup Worth Making

There are many reasons to make your own ketchup. The bottled stuff (even the most top-shelf variety) has an indeterminate amount of sugar and …

Awesome Workout Apps

Fitness apps aren't magic—they won't instantly shrink your waist. But they can help streamline the process. (And when they're free, even better!) Download these three winners now<p><b>Top fitness apps:</b><p><b>Lose It!</b>Weight loss sounds simple: Eat fewer calories than you burn. But in real life, it's easy to lose …

Here's What Happens If You Don't Sign Up For Obamacare

But the vast majority of uninsured Americans — the very people the Affordable Care Act is meant to help — still have no idea whether they'll need to enroll or not.<p>According to a recent survey, nearly two-thirds of uninsured Americans say they haven't decided whether or not they'll buy health …

Tastiest Healthy Drinks for a Hot Summer Day

Nothing beats a nice cold drink on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, sodas, sports drinks, juice drinks, energy drinks, smoothies, and even juice offer a ton of calories and sugar most of us don't need. Sugary drinks don't make us feel full like other foods. And they can increase feelings of hunger …

Health Do: Drink a Cup of Water With Lemon as Soon as You Wake Up

Last week, Miranda Kerr talked about how she starts every day with a cup of warm water with lemon. And she's not the only one: Lauren Conrad is a fan, as is chef Sarah Britton, and rumor has it Jennifer Aniston is too.<p>Here's why...<p>Experts say that the simple act of sleep can pull water from your …

5 Healthy Whole Grains To Add To Your Diet

<i>By Kristin Kirkpatrick, R.D. for YouBeauty</i><p>Whole grains took center stage a few years ago when the government recommended that Americans fill half of their plates with whole grain sources. It was an exciting win for dietitians who are constantly trying to dispel the fear that all carbohydrates are …

Gluten-Free Breakfast: My 'Quick-Trick-Snack Stack'

I came up with this fast, healthy, grain-free breakfast solution mostly out of desperation. In my rush to get out the door every morning, I kept missing "the most important meal of the day," and by midmorning, I'd be dragging.<p>On the days I <i>did</i> manage to throw together a healthy breakfast, I would …

Women With Heart Disease May Face Inflammation Risks From Bad Sleep -- But Not Men, Study Finds

Women who have heart disease may be more susceptible to the inflammation-raising effects of poor sleep than men, according to a new study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.<p>"Inflammation is a well-known predictor of cardiovascular health," study researcher Aric Prather, Ph.D., a clinical health …

Tired But Can't Fall Asleep? Good Sleep Hygiene Helps

People juggle many demands in their life that can cut into their sleep; work, family, and even leisure are often the culprits. As a result, people often experience the accumulation of lost sleep known as sleep debt. Yet many people experience a paradox: They carry a huge sleep debt, but when they …

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