Whether it’s a warm piece of sourdough bread, grandma’s flavorful beef stew, or a fresh-out-of-the-oven pastry, some foods just give you a warm and fuzzy feeling.
These so-called comfort foods fill our stomachs and our souls — even if they’re not always the healthiest choices.
There’s no denying that comfort food makes us feel good. But is there a scientific reason for that satisfaction, or is it all in our heads?
And are there healthier ways to satisfy those comfort food cravings? Here’s wha...
The pandemic has brought lots of changes to our house and our family’s screen time. Perhaps at your house as well? Where tech time was once saved for weekends in our house, suddenly school was online. With the libraries closed, reading was online. With limited access to activities and social gatherings, seeing friends was online. Suddenly, it seems like my three kids were spending the WHOLE day on screens. With all this time on screens – and much of it without supervision since I was working ...
If you cringe a little bit when a Zoom invite pops up in your inbox, you’re not the only one. Around 40 percent of people in the U.S. are working from home right now, and that means we’re spending a lot of time on Zoom conference calls.
Add in Zoom birthday parties, Zoom workouts, Zoom happy hours, and Zoom weddings, and it’s no wonder many of us are experiencing “Zoom fatigue.”Zoom fatigue, or zoom exhaustion, is the physical and mental fatigue associated with attending virtual meetings.
Is there anything better than snacking on perfectly ripe, sweet, and juicy strawberries?
One catch: Much like the blink-and-it’s-rotten avocado, strawberries don’t last forever.
Those plump red berries you picked up at the farmers’ market today might lose some of their luster after a few days. So you may be wondering how to store fresh strawberries so you can enjoy every last one.
We asked the experts to share their best tips and tricks for how to store strawberries — so you can enjoy every l...
With the election just a few weeks away, politics is taking over more than just our conversations, news feeds, and social media posts—it’s taking over our sleep too.
According to a recent “Stress In America” report by the American Psychological Association, 62% of adults reported that the current political climate is causing them stress. And all that stress can lead to a pretty difficult time getting a good night’s sleep.
Back in 2016, therapist Steven Stosny even coined a term—election stres...
I’m too tired. I’m too overweight. I don’t have time. It’s easy to come up with a zillion reasons NOT to exercise. Here are tips to overcome the top 10 excuses for not working out.
Busy growing a new life? Don’t worry, you can still stay active! Pregnancy ball exercises can help engage your core and improve hip stability.
Moms-to-be have lots of options to choose from.
Love yoga? Try prenatal yoga designed to work with your growing belly.
Hooked on barre? Try a Pre & Post Natal Barre Blend class.
Whether you call it an exercise ball, stability ball, Swiss ball, balance ball, or birthing ball, there are plenty of pregnancy ball exercises you can do at home with this simple and inexpensive piece of equipment.
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Cauliflower doesn’t always get a lot of love. When you’re trying to “eat the rainbow,” this white cruciferous veggie — a cousin to broccoli and Brussels sprouts — might get overlooked in favor of more colorful options.
But don’t underestim...
It's easy for food to trigger a serious sense of nostalgia. Grandma's chocolate-chip cookies. Dad's famous barbecued ribs. Even snack foods can transport us to the past. From Pillsbury crescent rolls to Cracker Jacks, you may be tempted to indulge in the snacks of your youth without checking the ingredients list first.
While the kid in you could be blissfully unaware of added sugars and artificial additives, grown-up you needs to take a peek at the nutrition label of your favorite childhood s...
I'm a big fan of the chemical peel. They can soften fine lines, improve skin tone and clarity, and help to rebuild collagen. They can treat acne and soften past pock marks. Chemical peels can also help battle dull skin, dark circles, and melasma. They are a wonder tool in the dermatologist's bag of tricks! Plus, you can even do them at home. But there is one major downside to many chemical peels: you often have to look like a scaly lizard for 5-7 days.
Like a snake shedding her skin, these sk...
Weekends are for relaxing, escaping into a captivating book and spending time with loved ones. You can accomplish all that while still keeping on track with your weight-loss goals. And while the choices you make around food and exercise are as important on weekends as weekdays, none of them have to derail your leisure time.
"Ideally, you approach every day with an opportunity to nourish your body and soul at the same time," says Tallene Hacatoryan, RD, and founder of PCOS Weight Loss. Don't t...
This summer has been unusual to say the least. Our plans for a family trip to overseas were sidelined by COVID-19. Camps were canceled. Group getaways on hold. In the midst of it all, we still found a safe way to get out of the house, get active, and explore the outdoors. The ticket to our summer activities? Family mountain biking.
Many ski resorts in the Western U.S. reopened this July with limited summertime activities including downhill and cross-country mountain biking. The resorts we vis...
On the color wheel, hues on opposite sides are called complementary colors — although different, they go together beautifully. You can apply the same philosophy to your workouts for even greater results.
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Whether you're blissing out with yoga or setting new CrossFit personal bests, you may be missing methods to balance your body and improve your overall athletic performance by skimping on cross-training.
"Cross-training with different exercise modalities or sports trains other...
Brain-friendly foods? Got 'em.
But there is another key to staying mentally sharp: exercise.
Not surprisingly, exercise has been shown to be just as important for your brain as it is for your body.
"Activities — both cognitive and physical — are clearly protective for our brains," says Dr. Michael Harrington, Director of Neurosciences at Huntington Medical Research Institutes in Pasadena, California.
Being physically active increases the brain's blood supply, protects against mental decline a...
Know how to make an indoor cycling enthusiast jealous? Casually mention you got a Peloton bike. The Cadillac of home exercise equipment, Peloton's indoor bike may be the closest things to having a personalized indoor cycling class in the comfort of your own home.
Combining the company's state-of-the-art stationary bike with a built-in digital screen, the Peloton bike allows riders to live-stream daily classes from the Peloton NYC studio and access more than 5,000 on-demand workouts.
But the b...