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Top 5 ways to battle belly bloat

Warmer weather brings sunny days, fresh breezes and plenty of flora and fauna to explore. But there’s another aspect to warm weather that some people dread: swimsuit season. Three out of four women (77 percent) have felt self-conscious while wearing a swimsuit due to body issues, according to …

A professional chef shares 7 kitchen essentials

From spices and oils to gadgets and gizmos, there are always new, trendy items to add to your kitchen. Trying to separate the handy from the hype, however, can be a time-consuming and expensive process. Professional chefs know not everything is worthy of space in their kitchens, but …

5 health ‘facts’ that are actually myths

Get eight hours of sleep at night, eat your vegetables, and an apple a day keeps the doctor away – these are all common health sayings you’ve heard and probably believe to be true. While commonly told health myths may have some truth to them, there are some …

Fiber: What it is and why you need more of it in your diet

Eat more fiber. If your doctor didn’t give you this advice at your last checkup, she probably should have: 97 percent of Americans don’t get the recommended daily amount of dietary fiber they need to stay healthy. But what is fiber, and why is it good for you? …

Feel good about satisfying your sweet tooth

With growing concerns about diabetes, obesity and dental health issues, many Americans are trying to limit their sugar intake and are turning to other types of sweeteners. But with so many alternatives out there, how do you know the choices you make to replace sugar are actually healthier …

Decoding food labels: Scary additives or gifts from nature?

Food-ingredient labels are getting shorter. Why? Because the people have spoken: We want fewer, better ingredients in our foods. We asked, and the companies that make our food responded by replacing artificial colors and flavors, removing what’s unessential, and using naturally derived ingredients. But even shorter “clean” labels …

From MIDO: Innovative Eyewear for Fall 2017

Business, social events, trends, innovation, technology, testing and investigation were the buzzwords at MIDO 2017, making it a not-to-be-missed appointment for all the trade and an invaluable moment to network and gain new insights into the profession and industry trends.

Is seaweed the next superfood?

There’s a new superfood in town. And it’s not kale. Seaweed may be a hot new food trend in the United States, but this leafy green from the sea has been used in Asian cuisine for thousands of years. Not only is seaweed low in calories and fat, …

Why skip breakfast? 5 warm comfort foods that cook in 3 minutes

In spite of the well-documented drawbacks of not eating breakfast, approximately 30 percent of Americans are still failing to fuel themselves in the morning, according to WebMD. And many of those moving through their days with empty stomachs blame a lack of convenience. Earlier this year, the Washington …

Mykita: Fabulous Femmes

MYKITA presents an alluring eyewear edit of bold, expressive shapes in confident colourways. Striking round models, modern graphic silhouettes or interstellar styles for a healthy dose of attitude.

Simple ideas to get in shape for summer

Getting in shape for summer is more than just feeling good in a swimsuit. It’s being healthy so you can participate in all the fun activities that come along with the warmer weather. From hiking to swimming, you don’t want to miss out on any of the summer …

Hot cooking trends: 5 flavorful ways to prepare pork

Tired of the same old casseroles and pasta dishes? As the seasons transition, you’re probably looking for fresh and flavorful ways to prepare satisfying foods for your family and friends. An increasing number of home and professional chefs are using pork to produce mouth-watering, palate-pleasing recipes. Pork is …