Eating for Health

Kids are Pure Evil: They Throw Away Healthy School Lunches, Study Finds

Kids ARE Pure Evil: They Throw Away Healthy School Lunches, Study Finds

Published on August 27th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Okay, so as every parent knows, kids are pure evil. I’ve watched my daughter torture cherry tomatoes like they were on trial for war crimes. (Just mine? Really?) But here’s proof that it’s not just your kid (or mine) who's the devil incarnate: They’re throwing away perfectly good-for-them fruits and vegetables. Duh, you’re thinking, right? That’s not news. What kid doesn't scoff at Brussels sprouts? But mommies and daddies, now we have actual SCIENCE to back us up. Pass the wine... Read More


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Spanish Basques Share Leftovers With The 'Little Free Fridge'

Spanish Basques Share Leftovers With The ‘Little Free Fridge’

Published on August 20th, 2015 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Have you seen a Little Free Library? These simple boxes on posts contain a relatively radical idea: books aren’t just possessions, but objects meant to be shared. It’s caught on: according to the concept’s official website, there are now over 30,000 Little Free Libraries around the world... Read More


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Two studies shed new light on the healthy carbs debate.

On the Quest for Healthy Carbs, the Debate Continues: Should We or Shouldn’t We Eat Grains?

Published on August 20th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Comfort foods get their generalized nickname for obvious reasons; we reach for certain foods, namely those carb-heavy foods like sweets, fried foods, breads, and pasta, when we’re feeling stressed, depressed, or even under the weather. We may also reach for them when we’re feeling especially good, comforting ourselves through the jitteriness of a budding new romance, a new job, a long overdue vacation. But that word "carbs" often comes to mean only those unhealthy indulgences, not taking into account healthy carbs like fruit and whole grains... Read More


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