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Being Thinner Was Easier in the 80s

A new study finds that the same calories and exercise today result in higher BMI than 30 years ago. Obesity is such a mounting health issue in the western world, and itís easy to point our fingers …


20 Unexpected Ways to Use Apples

Apparently we've forgiven the once-forbidden apple for its tempting ways and have learned to fully embrace the sweet pomaceous fruit. Apples are the second most popular fruit (after†bananas) in the c…


7 Fantastic Salad Dressings You Should Make Today

Having salad dressing on hand can turn an ordinary meal into something extraordinary. Dressings are very easy to mix up at home and can be made in advance. Store in clean, glass Mason jars in the frid…


25 Things You Should Start Adding to Your Compost Pile

If youíve already†started composting, youíve probably got the basic idea of what goes onto the pile. Youíre already dumping your peels, cores, leaves, clippings and coffee grounds. Youíre already th…


8 Quick and Healthy Breakfasts

It's that time of year when kids have headed back to school. It's also time for families to get back into routines that were probably set aside for a fun, structure-free summer. As we get back into …


3 Tips for Taking Better Breaks from Work

Research sheds light on how to be effective at taking breaks throughout the work day. Itís a good habit to take breaks from work, especially if our jobs involve sitting at a desk or staring at a sc…


13 Most Bizarre Mushrooms

These 13 crazy mushrooms will blow your mind. You probably won't find them on your dinner plate, but you will find them entertaining. Travis S/CC BY-NC 3.0 Lion's Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinace…


10 Tips For Using Less Plastic

It's impossible to avoid plastic entirely, but there are effective ways to limit your exposure. Plastic is so commonplace in our world today that itís nearly impossible to imagine a life without it…


Black Tea Smoothies For a Hot Summer Morning

If you canít decide between a smoothie or an iced tea, this is the drink for you. This summer, Iíve been experimenting with black tea smoothies and Iím pretty smitten with the concept. Itís fruit and …


The Adorable Science Behind the “Sea Bunny”

Meet the cutest sea slug ever? Itís round, and fluffy and has wiggly little ears! Sort of. These little sea creatures, affectionately dubbed ďsea bunniesĒ have recently become social media celebritie…


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