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The Next Big Short

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Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager featured in the movie The Big Short, anticipated the housing crash by reading loan documents. Similarly, those in the food and agriculture arena predict a massive shift in farming practices by studying the inimical effects of the widely used weedkiller, RoundUp®.Glyphosate (the main ingredient in RoundUp®) has b

The Case for Calling the Dietary Guidelines What They Really Are

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Call me crazy. Or Ishmael, for that matter. I think "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" should be something vaguely like, well, oh I don't know, maybe: guidelines for Americans. About how to eat well. What does "dietary guidelines" make you think? Doesn't it sound an awful lot like: guidelines for people's diets? Doesn't that, in turn, sound quite a

Trending: 'Food Heroes' in 2016

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We talk a lot these days about what's trending in pop culture. Of course, health will always be trending. And, as we move into 2016, we are going to continue to focus on improving our diets, and to seek out nutritional wellness in almost everything we eat.Okay, so we're not always totally successful, and I'm a firm believer in the "everything in mo

Coconut Oil Sucks: Nutritionists Name the Most Overrated "Healthy" Foods

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By: Erin Kelly Credit: Shutterstock (edited)If you haven't been bombarded by the media or somebody on Facebook raving about the miraculous, all-healing powers of coconut oil, you've either been living under a rock or you're really, really good at blocking people from college (and your mom) on social media.But not everyone buys into the idea that co

In Defense of Food: Michael Pollan on Eating Out

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Michael Pollan's documentary film In Defense of Food premieres on PBS on Wednesday, Dec. 30. In the film, based on the book of the same name, the best-selling author repeats his now famous dietary advice: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. If you cook for yourself, this advice is fairly easy to follow. Unfortunately, professional chefs have ve

Fast Eater? 7 Tips on How to Slow Down These Holidays

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There's really no reason to rush through something as pleasurable as eating. They say it takes 20 minutes for our brain to register satiety. Competitive eaters race to beat the clock and their body's warnings of satiety, but for the rest of us, the you've-had-enough signal is a caring friend, trying to save us from ourselves.Current trends are movi

Does Rinsing Fruit Before You Eat It Actually Do Anything?

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Or can we rub that apple on our shirt and call it a day? By Amanda Schupak, SELF Romulo A YanesOf course we all know that we're supposed to wash fruits and vegetables before we eat them. But how much can just rinsing under the tap really do?A lot, it turns out.Here are seven things you should know about washing raw fruits and veggies:1. Rinsing pro

Climate Change This Week: Breaking Clean Energy Barriers, A Hot Year, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Forests Store Both Carbon and Biodiversity like this Asian cup moth caterpillar. Source flickriver.com When we harm forests, we harm ourselves.OO US Forests Will Store Less Carbon As Growth Is Cancelled By Losses due to pests, wildfires and dro

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Way Cool! Nematocampa Forest Caterpillar Shoots Out Tentacles when disturbed by sound - this one recently discovered in the Peruvian Amazon, but this type of caterpillar also occurs in North America. When we threaten forests, we threaten ourselves.OO Deforestation Threatens Ov

Should You Avoid Saturated Fats This Thanksgiving?

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Several months ago, colleagues and I published a journal article on nutrition myths and dietary advice. The journal recently received a letter to the editor regarding our article; its author questioned our handling of saturated fats. We have already submitted a formal response to the journal. But given the glacial pace of academic publishing, it wi

Junk Food: From Confusion to Clear and Simple Truth

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I was somewhat startled, and quite concerned, to learn directly from the source while sipping coffee together, that my wife was confused by the latest study on junk food, generating headlines such as: "Junk Food Not to Blame for America's Obesity Epidemic." I was startled because my wife, an expert cook and mother of 5, has become very knowledgeabl

Climate Change This Week: The Chocolate Connection, Faltering Forests, a Solar Alliance, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon What We Lose when the forests of Asia burn include the jeweled flower mantis... say, are those happy faces on its wings? Source pinterest When we harm forests, we harm ourselves.OO Indonesia: Forest Fires Take Toll On Wildlife, Agriculture, Eco

Who Is WHO kidding? An Analysis of the Silliness in the Press Over the Recent Warnings About Eating Meat

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"Food anxiety will probably kill you faster than anything you can eat." MeatheadOn October 26, 2015 the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that processed meat was to be classified as Group 1, "carcinogenic to humans", and red meat was classified as Group 2A, "probably carcinogenic to humans".The report is problematic and extensive mainstream

The 10 Unhealthiest Halloween Candies

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Halloween candies contain a variety of artificial, processed, unnatural ingredients. This is our list of the 10 worst offenders. Photo Credit: amazon.com From hydrogenated oils to corn syrup to artificial coloring, many candies contain more processed ingredients than not. Beating out Easter and Valentine's Day, Halloween is the biggest candy-selli

Why You Should Be Saving Your Apple Peels And Cores

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There are a number of time-consuming kitchen tasks that are not fun (or at least I do not think they are fun)--washing dishes, cleaning gritty greens, planning meals.Related: Over 30 Recipes to Reduce Kitchen WastePeeling apples, on the other hand, is time-consuming yet enjoyable. It's meditative, almost.I like taking each apple and slowing twi

Do Carbs Make You Sad?

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We all know that a diet full of white bread and pasta is bad for our waistline. It's the reason grown men and women cry out, "No thank you!" and shake their heads like whirling dervishes whenever an innocent waiter approaches with a breadbasket. This may sound like an overreaction but a new study shows that white bread could be even worse than we t

Food Day at Yale

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Saturday, October 24th is Food Day, and we will be celebrating it at the very heart of the Yale University campus, on the beautiful expanse in front of Sterling Library. Much as we need rain in this part of the country, please join me in hoping it doesn't come that day. We have a canopy, just in case.Food Day is an annual event, established several

The Miracle in Bolivia: A Model for Sustainable Development

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With the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals last week, we have a clear outline for the global political ambitions for the next 15 years. Before we start the discussion about setting national strategies for how to work towards the 17 goals, ranging from hunger and poverty, to climate change and gender inequality, I would like to turn y

Confessions of a Former Overweight Professional Athlete

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The most recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show that obesity rates around the country continue to remain high. What's worse is that since the 1990s, the numbers have continued to rise and more than a third of U.S. adults are obese and around 17 percent of children are obese. Yet despite the dangers of obesity that we're all aware

Salt Gets an Unfair Shake, Public Health Feels the Pinch

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******************************************************* CO-AUTHORED BY: James J. DiNicolantonio, PharmD BRIEF BIO: Dr. DiNicolantonio is a research scientist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri LONGER BIO AND PHOTO: http://www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org/dinicolantonio ************************************************

An Awesome Place to Practice Mindfulness

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Publix, Whole Foods, Aldi's, Piggly Wiggly. Any chain, any name... the grocery store is one of the most outstanding places to train your mindfulness brain. And, if you're like me, shopping for hummus, string cheese and toilet paper is unquestionably not on my bucket list. So, this perpetual, weekly event also gives me fabu moments to work on the pa

Stunning Health Benefits of Cotton Candy Proposed

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No, not really.The controversy and clamor attached to the report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee would seem to suggest that something that radical had been proposed. But that's not quite the case.The group did not announce that spinach, heretofore considered nutritious, actually causes human eyeballs to burst into flame (how the h

Milking Dietary Discord: Who Holds the Bucket?

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There is a famous, precautionary canard about surrendering oneself to the tender mercies of lawyers. I am using it here as an illustration- no offense intended to any lawyers who happen by! As two people lay hold to either end of a cow, contending she is theirs, and pull in opposing directions- the lawyer milks the cow, and leaves the on-going stru

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Sadly Coming of Age

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I dare you to walk into the restroom of most medical facilities and turn around the handsoap to look at the ingredients. More often than not tricolosan, an antibacterial, is listed as the active ingredient. Is this trivial? Does the fact that triclosan is often listed as a endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) really matter? Or can we ignore these

Can't Stop Thinking About Those Cupcakes? Here's What to Do

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I LOVE cupcakes.Especially the kind that comes with heaps of vanilla buttercream frosting. And I have to be honest... if you put one in front of me, I'd have a hard time saying "no, thank you."Don't get me wrong, I don't see cupcakes as "bad." In fact, I don't put the foods I eat into "good" or "bad" categories. Instead, what I do is label them as

Short Film, Big Issues -- Up Close With a Social Impact Filmmaker

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The world is increasingly noisy with important information. In the wake of the new Sustainable Development Goals and as the world looks to new ways to tackle major collective challenges, I examine the role of film in engaging and inspiring populations. In this post, I interview Kim Nguyen - an Australian film maker and social worker about his lates

What Are The Three Main Eating Disorders?

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Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a disease many of us have experience with, even if it is rarely diagnosed. We were so grateful to have Dr. Allegra Broft, a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia, on the show to educate us on the various

At What Age Are You Prone To An Eating Disorder?

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Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a disease many of us have experience with, even if it is rarely diagnosed. We were so grateful to have Dr. Allegra Broft, a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia, on the show to educate us on the various

Tips To Help Start Recovering From An Eating Disorder

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Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a disease many of us have experience with, even if it is rarely diagnosed. We were so grateful to have Dr. Allegra Broft, a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia, on the show to educate us on the various

How To Help A Loved One With An Eating Disorder

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Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a disease many of us have experience with, even if it is rarely diagnosed. We were so grateful to have Dr. Allegra Broft, a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia, on the show to educate us on the various

Tips And Resources For Overcoming Eating Disorders

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Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a disease many of us have experience with. We were so grateful to have Dr. Allegra Broft, a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia, on the show to educate us on the various types of eating disorders, and

Summertime Blues: 11 Tips for Getting Back On the Health Wagon

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It's all been going so well. Lunch is dutifully packed every day. Dinner is a well-planned event and exercise has been slotted in at some point most days. *polishes halo*Then IT happens. The summer holidays. All healthy pursuits go out the window, replaced by other pursuits -- frozen margaritas, pizza, pasta, ice cream, beer and sun lounging (w

Climate Change This Week: Drought Refugees, Solar Keeps Surging, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful Tropical Gem - toucans live in tropical forests, and will disappear with them. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Earth To Lose An India-Sized Chunk Of Its Tropical Forests By 2050 - new research suggests that tropical forests may be disappearing even faster than we

Dietary Fat and the Human Brain: Redefining Food for Thought

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The Labor Day weekend brings into sharp juxtaposition two irrepressible, seasonal forces: one is the culturally-sanctioned indulgence in an end-of-summer barbecue blitzkrieg, and the other is the return of our kids to the daily disciplines of a school day. We might add a return to more generally frenetic demands on ourselves as well, as the relativ

Fishermen First: Protecting the People Behind What We Eat

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Co-authored by Dalberg Design Impact Group Principal Robert FabricantThe Taste of SummerWith only a week of summer left, many of us will load up our beach chairs and don our flip flops for a final excursion to the beaches. Our final taste of summer would be incomplete without a stop at a local seafood shack to savor the delicacies of the sea docksi

Creating Community One Vegetable at a Time: Farmer's Markets Are Becoming a Way of Life All Over New York

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Farmers market's are creating outlets for the organic farms that are fueling the "farm to table" movement of the past decade. Local residents anywhere from the upper West Side, to Brooklyn to Upstate New York, can be seen at these pop-up markets, strolling around with their families, collecting the local bounty that is part of a creative movement n

Climate Change This Week: Choking Trees, Clean Energy Jaggernaut, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Flying frogs glide through dark Asian rainforests. Source www.factzoo.com The clouded leopard is an inhabitant of Cambodian forests, which are being destroyed for timber, at an alarming rate. Source www.animalspot.netForests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Alarm Over 'Timber Grab'

Climate Change This Week: Hillary's Climate Action Plan, A Wind Power Sheet, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Disappear, So Do Beautiful Insects. Pinterest.comForests: the cheapest way to store carbon* * In June, Earth smashed warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year. OO First Half Of 2015 Was Hottest Ever Recorded - feel the heat yet? * * OO

Decode and Outsmart Your Food Cravings

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Yes, it is that time of the day when all of a sudden, the impending threat presents itself! Is it a stinky diaper (not this time), is it the whining kids (possibly), or is it those ravenous food cravings that seem to keep you wallowing in your dieting stupor (yes!)? We all have them, and you know what, it is nothing to feel bad about. However, I

Delicious Green Tea Desserts

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Matcha powder is a vibrant ingredient to use. You can prepare it the traditional way with a bamboo whisk and a tea bowl to brew a strong cup of green tea (to reap the health benefits). Or, you could make desserts to fix your sweet tooth!Green tea panna cotta This dessert screams 'creamy' and light with a good flavor of green tea. The texture is sli

You Are What You Eat

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Don't Cancel Your Dinner Plans: A Science-Backed Reason to Be Social

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What does it take to age well? Most people I ask say some version of the following: a healthy diet, taking vitamins, staying in shape, and seeing a doctor for annual check-ups. The emphasis is always on physical health.Nobody ever mentions the importance of an active social life. According to research, spending most of your time alone and feeling l

So Long, Sniff Test: New Tech Tells You When the Milk's Gone Bad

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Scourge of cereal, corrupter of coffee, cause of more spit takes than a Donald Trump press conference: rotten milk has ruined many mornings. And yet our only defense against the potentially stomach-souring effect is the simple, unreliable sniff test.That may not be the case for much longer. Teams from University of California, Berkeley and National

Define Healthy Eating

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Healthy eating has had many definitions through the years. We've been told to eat no fat/low fat, or no carbohydrate/low carbohydrate. We've been sold shakes, bars, and packaged food as meals or meal replacements. What do you do, who do you believe?Speak to a qualified professional, and ask yourself, "Is this professional helping me or just selling

Researchers Discover A Protein-Packed Superfood That Tastes Just Like Bacon

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Now this is a superfood: Researchers from Oregon State University have reportedly created and patented a new strain of nutrient-rich seaweed that tastes like everyone's favorite fetishized breakfast meat.Researcher Chris Langdon cooked up the new savory strain of dulse, a red marine algae grows off the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines in OSU's Hat

Using Mindfulness to Revolutionize the Diet Industry

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Dieters, hear my call. The time is ripe for mindfulness.Provocative news... Fortune reports of a current "plight" in the diet industry as people are looking for more holistic ways to get healthy. Americans seem to be putting greater focus on eating well versus calorie counting. Does this mean no more tongue exercisers, sauna suits, or diet dinnerwa

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Macaws are just a few of the colorful unique birds found in Brazilian forests. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Brazil Announces Massive Reforestation and Renewable Energy Plan With U.S. - with both countries agreeing to obtain up to 20% of their electricity from renewable

Eating in Echo Chambers

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In Going to Extremes, Cass Sunstein explores and characterizes the process that can lead to religious fundamentalism, internecine hatreds, jihad, and suicide terrorism. The essential ingredient is an echo chamber, a place where the opinion to which you are natively inclined, for whatever reasons, is reflected back at you by others who share it.The

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source www.infohostels.comOO Netherlands: For First Time, A Court Orders A Government To Act On Global Warming * *Moore, OK, the day after a huge tornado demolished it. Credit Major Jon Quinlan/defenseimage

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blogspot.com Forests: the cheapest way to store carbonOO Peru: New Reserve Will Protect Nearly A Million Acres Of Pristine Forest * * A Preview of the Paris Talks? Credit Ed Stein, 2009.OO The World Is Of

Calorie Counting Revisited: Why Trying to Cut Food Calories Could Make Us Fat and Sick

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Within the last month, I agreed to become a member of the Scientific and Nutritional Advisory Board of Epicure, a Canadian food-product and cookware company dedicated to making convenient the consumption of healthy real food. Epicure's CEO invited me to speak at the company's national conference in Montreal this July to discuss, "How calorie-focuse

Nutrients, Nutritionism, and Historical Nuttiness

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The current issue of JAMA features a commentary by two colleagues, calling for an end to what they term the "ban" on total dietary fat. More specifically, the authors are endorsing the report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, of which I too am a fan, in which there is no specific reference to an upper limit for total dietary fat in

ICYMI: Tango As Medicine, What Stress Looks Like And Your Brain On 'Food Porn'

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ICYMI features what HuffPost editors are reading this week. This week, we teared up while re-reading this year's recipient of the Hillman Prize -- a long-form profile of an abortion doctor who treats women in Mississippi. We were also awed by our infographics editor's illustrations of stress and curious to learn more about why people hate Lilly Pul

A Botanical Tour of Boulder With Kids

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Mention the words "herb" and "Colorado" and the next thing that comes to mind probably isn't "with kids." But stay with us for a minute. That's all it'll take.A certain Colorado amendment brought a bunch of attention to one of the oldest traditions in the Rockies: using botanicals with medicinal qualities.But in a place like Boulder, the publicity

Entrepreneur Series: Growing Up and Doing Business With... Steve Schwartz From Art of Tea

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Steve Schwartz is a master tea blender and founder of Art of Tea. The 39-year old entrepreneur oversees a 25-employee business that sources and hand crafts the best organic and specialty teas for hotels, restaurants and cafés worldwide. His mission: to infuse origin with craft, and create a delicious experience. This year marks the 10th anniversar

Hong Kong's First Tea Sommelier (VIDEO)

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Ever since there has been wine, there have been experts that have paired it with food, creating a harmonious balance. Now, a similar art is taking place at the InterContinental Hong Kong, but instead of wine, Chinese tea is having its day.As Hong Kong's first tea sommelier, Kelvin Ng seeks out exclusive Chinese teas for the 2-Michelin starred rest

Foods to Help Improve Your Mood

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"I don't eat junk food; I don't have junk thoughts." -- Peace Pilgrim Do you think a diet is just for losing or gaining weight? Think again! The word diet literally means "a daily food allowance." We need food for growth, repair and energy for our daily activity.But did you ever think about how food can affect your mood? The foods you eat can affec

Are We Eating Our Veggies Yet?

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We're advised again and again to eat more veggies -- at least 2.5 cups of them each day, preferably much more.A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds that American farmers are doing their bit, and have grown 5 percent more veggies in the past year, that, despite the drought, floods and all. But Americans aren't eating more

Big, Fat TRANSgression

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Trans fat is going, if not yet gone, and good riddance to it. The word on the street is that the FDA is acting to "ban" partially hydrogenated oils from the food supply. The slightly more banal reality is that the agency is finalizing an action, begun two years ago, to formalize the position that trans fat is no longer "generally recognized as safe

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. In a 192-page paper Pope Francis lays out the argument for a new partnership between science and religion. Source the Daily ClimateOO Encyclical Reveals Pope's Deep Dive Into Climate Science @@ Rick Santorum's "Pick N Choose" Faith: Argues With Pope on Climate Change - saying we shou

Decoding Delicious: Why Your Food Tastes So Good

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I was joyfully sitting at a beach-side restaurant on the Mayan Riviera enjoying my meal. I was with my 11-year-old nephew when I pointed out the pleasures one can have from delicious food."But what makes food delicious?" he asked naively. Interestingly enough, this was one of those rare instances that I had the answer in my back pocket.From years o

Food52: Homemade Vanilla Chai Syrup

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It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.Today: Lillie Auld of Butter Me Up Brooklyn is condensing all the flavors of your favorite chai into a spicy-sweet syrup you can use in your tea or coffee anytime.When we enter firmly

This Fast Food Take On Loose-Leaf Tea Will Destroy Tea Bags Forever

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Move over, Teavana’s $27 express tea-brewing tumblers, there’s a new on-the-go loose-leaf tea innovation that comes free with purchase. A photo set posted by a baffled tourist unsure of how to steep the tea bought in Germany without a bag has been buzzing over Imgur. The secret was in the revolutionary lid -- it has a pump and filter mimicking

Elsa Giannakoudaki: A Little Bite Of Paris

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There are macarons and then there are Ladurée macarons. A 150-year-old legacy from France, Ladurée produces those beautiful and colorful sweet puffs you picture the chicest of Parisians nibbling on with their coffee. It's what you would picture Marie Antoinette, or at least Sophia Coppola's version, snacking on in her palatial, gilded palace. Mai

Liza de Guia: Tea Lovers, You're Drinking Tea All Wrong

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Meet Timothy Hsu, the founder and tea connoisseur behind The Mandarin's Tea Room, an underground, semi-secret, tea-speakeasy lost in the heart of SoHo. The first time I met Timothy, he got me tea drunk. Sip after sip, I could sense my serious mood slowly vanish. I left giddy. My steps, lighter. My mind, brighter. Timothy was pleased.I never heard o

Kindness Blog: 40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

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"The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself." ― Steve MaraboliAs we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.Here we share forty point

Margaret Marshall: Consider Calories as You Do Dollars

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Do you count calories? Don't! Why all the emphasis on calories when all calories are not created equal? As I say this, I believe you must know about calories and how they affect your eating, weight, and health.For example you can eat a small ounce of chocolate for approximately 150 calories, or you can choose to eat one large apple for about 120 ca

Willow Jarosh, MS, RD: Super Hacks: How to Make Healthy Food Even Healthier

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Not that healthy foods need to be any better, but we couldn't resist sharing these hacks that increase their nutritional value. Hey, go big or go home, right? Actually, whether you use these nutrition-boosting hacks or not, these foods are all super nutritious, tasty choices.Eat the kiwi skin: Say what? That's right, it's not only possible but more

Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 16 2014How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide. Looking abov

David Katz, M.D.: Our Sodas, Stars and Selves: Where the Buck -- and Calories -- Stop

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To the inevitable backdrop of John Philip Souza marches and presidential photo-ops, Big Soda has announced that it will do some vague kind of something about the excesses they contribute to our intake of calories and sugars over something like ten years. (Unless, of course, they don't.) Cue the 21-gun salute! Release the confetti!Folks, that this i
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