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Looking to mix things up in the kitchen? Try using coconut milk. The sweet liquid is way more versatile than you might think. [Food52] Sometimes, we all need a little inspiration to push through a brutal workout. Check out these motiv...
Looking to mix things up in the kitchen? Try using coconut milk. The sweet liquid is way more versatile than you might think. [Food52] Sometimes, we all need a little inspiration to push through a brutal workout. Check out these motivational tips. [POPSUGAR Fitness]
about 1 hour ago
Looks like Ciara sculpts her stomach with the help of trainer-to-the-stars Gunnar Peterson and the abdominal crunch machine! The fit singer just posted this pic on Insta. Fierce, right?
Looks like Ciara sculpts her stomach with the help of trainer-to-the-stars Gunnar Peterson and the abdominal crunch machine! The fit singer just posted this pic on Insta. Fierce, right?
about 1 hour ago
Ever heard of a Chinese gooseberry? Better known as kiwifruit, this fuzzy green fruit was discovered over 700 years ago in China (hence its original name). Today, people all over the world enjoy the loveable kiwifruit, but many aren't aw...
Ever heard of a Chinese gooseberry? Better known as kiwifruit, this fuzzy green fruit was discovered over 700 years ago in China (hence its original name). Today, people all over the world enjoy the loveable kiwifruit, but many aren't aware of its nutritional superpowers. One medium kiwifruit contains almost twice as much vitamin C as an orange, more potassium than a cup of sliced bananas, and about a quarter of your recommended daily fiber intake -- and all for just 50 calories!
about 2 hours ago
Working out at the gym is kinda like sleeping. When you add up all the time you spend doing it, it's a crazy-big chunk of your life. Despite that, most of us invest no time dealing with our hair when we're there. It's not only about ...
Working out at the gym is kinda like sleeping. When you add up all the time you spend doing it, it's a crazy-big chunk of your life. Despite that, most of us invest no time dealing with our hair when we're there. It's not only about looking adorbs -- bad gym hair can be outright annoying. Have you had to shore up your ponytail mid-sun-salutation? Sweep stray wisps off your face during your Cross Fit crunches? It's more maddening than the chick who spreads her stuff over the whole bench in the locker room.
about 3 hours ago
Don't even pretend that those berry eyes and banana grin aren't making you crack a smile right now. How cuuute (say it with two syllables) is this healthy breakfast that Gisele posted on Insta this morning?
Don't even pretend that those berry eyes and banana grin aren't making you crack a smile right now. How cuuute (say it with two syllables) is this healthy breakfast that Gisele posted on Insta this morning?
about 5 hours ago
Can you spare five minutes? Of course you can. This workout is just five basic exercises, 20 reps of each, done three times a day. Pick three times that work for you such as before getting in the shower in the morning, right before eatin...
Can you spare five minutes? Of course you can. This workout is just five basic exercises, 20 reps of each, done three times a day. Pick three times that work for you such as before getting in the shower in the morning, right before eating lunch at noon, and before hopping into bed at night. That's all, and you'll soon notice a difference in strength in your entire body.
about 5 hours ago
Looking for an adventure? Take a trip to one of these great towns for mountain biking. We'll see you soon, Bend, OR. [USA Today] A new study shows that chicken nuggets from two major fast-food chains contain only 40 to 50 percent meat...
Looking for an adventure? Take a trip to one of these great towns for mountain biking. We'll see you soon, Bend, OR. [USA Today] A new study shows that chicken nuggets from two major fast-food chains contain only 40 to 50 percent meat. Eek. [KSL.com]It's pumpkin season! Try one of these 13 totally doable decorating ideas. [Popsugar Living]
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about 6 hours ago
Guest post written by: Connor O’Higgins Turning vegetarian is the best thing you can do for the environment.” Heard that one before? I used to believe it too. That was when I was living in a city and had never grown a scrap of food...
Guest post written by: Connor O’Higgins Turning vegetarian is the best thing you can do for the environment.” Heard that one before? I used to believe it too. That was when I was living in a city and had never grown a scrap of food in my life. Since then, I’ve traveled the world, planted trees, started community gardens, and farmed fish. I learned something I’d like to share: it’s a myth that a vegetarian diet is more sustainable than an omnivorous one. The best thing for the environment is not a food system that grows only plants – it’s one that grows vegetables, fruit, fish and animals all together in symbiosis, with minimal grains and legumes. The vegetarian lobby argues that we use a lot of land, water and other resources to raise cattle. This is true – the way we raise cattle uses a lot of resources. But it’s wrong to conclude from that that we should stop raising animals altogether. It means we’re raising animals the wrong way. Factory farming – where cattle are churned out like Ford Model Ts and are not integrated into an ecosystem – is indeed environmentally harmful. Then again, so is factory-style production of soy, rice or other plant-foods. The environmental arguments against meat-eating are not against meat-eating at all; they are arguments against factory farming of livestock, which all paleo advocates should likewise oppose. In an ecological system of farming, animals are environmentally beneficial. Let’s look at why – Plants are designed by evolution to live in symbiosis with animals. Remove animals from your farming system, and plants suffer in at least three ways. First, they are vulnerable to slugs and other pests that animals would eat. Second, they miss out on manure. Third, they are deprived of the soil-conditioning services that animals provide by digging and scratching. Farming animals intelligently will complete the ecosystem and actually boost the yield of plant-foods – something that has been proven by permaculturists all over the world. One example of this is the ‘chicken tractor‘, where chickens prepare the soil for vegetables. Plant yields jump when animals are farmed alongside them. Of the systems of ecological farming, the most successful is permaculture. Permaculture is explicitly against vegetarianism*, rather wary of grains, and works best with a diet based on meat, fish, fruit and vegetables – more or less a paleo diet. Bill Mollison, the founder of permaculture has said, in his characteristically uncompromising style, that all city-dwellers should be forced to eat carnivorous diets. Why? Soil depletion. It is simple: when you grow a plant and remove it from a farm to feed city-dwellers, all the minerals that went into growing that plant are gone from the farm system. This rapidly depletes the soil. On the other hand, when a cow is raised in a field, the nutrients it consumes over its lifetime mostly stay in the field, so the system can sustain itself for a long time. Some of you have probably experimented with growing your own food. I bet you started with vegetables, right? You probably found it’s quite easy to meet a good proportion of your vegetable needs without much space or effort. It’s easy to be self-sufficient for vegetables. It’s only slightly harder to be self-sufficient for meat or fish, so when people push on to the next level of food-independence, they nearly always do it by adding small livestock like chickens, ducks or rabbits. But I have never heard of anyone on a quest for self-sufficiency decide to start growing grain. Why? The math is simple – Growing vegetables requires about 200 square feet per person. Raising a few rabbits or chickens requires about 100 square feet per person. Farming your own fish requires about 200 square feet per person. Growing your own wheat (half a pound a day), would require at least 6000 square feet per person As I said, this supposes you are using permaculture
about 9 hours ago
That's the theory behind the lighting system at Barre Bee Fit, a Chicago-based barre studio that, despite the cutesy name, specializes in calorie-crushing workouts. (Think hardcore kickboxing rounds followed by thigh-burning barre work, ...
That's the theory behind the lighting system at Barre Bee Fit, a Chicago-based barre studio that, despite the cutesy name, specializes in calorie-crushing workouts. (Think hardcore kickboxing rounds followed by thigh-burning barre work, and repeat, repeat, repeat.)
about 23 hours ago
New York Times best-selling cookbook author Jessica Seinfeld is helping the kitchen-fearing novice with her newest release: The Can't Cook Book. The supermom, wife of Jerry Seinfeld and a previous SELF Women Doing Good honoree breaks dow...
New York Times best-selling cookbook author Jessica Seinfeld is helping the kitchen-fearing novice with her newest release: The Can't Cook Book. The supermom, wife of Jerry Seinfeld and a previous SELF Women Doing Good honoree breaks down the techniques, tools and tips everyone can use to become a cook -- even if you're terrified!
about 24 hours ago