Lifestyle

THE SWEETENER EVERYONE IS BUZZING ABOUT

It takes 60,000 or so bees and nearly 2 million flowers to craft one pound of honey, the sticky and sweet substance we spoon into coffee and tea—but that’s not the only reason that raw honey deserves respect. Extracted straight from the honeycomb by beekeepers, in its pure state, the natural sweetener contains a plethora of health benefits. For starters, …

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY BASICS YOU NEED IN YOUR PANTRY

Sugar, flour, table salt, vegetable oil—all basics in the average American pantry. Nowadays, though, being called “basic” is a downright insult. The same goes for these kitchen staples—and that means it’s time for a culinary reboot.   Whole-grain brown rice Rice gets a bad rap since many people believe carbs are a one-way ticket to weight …

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7 SURPRISING FOODS THAT’LL KEEP YOU FEELING FULL FOR HOURS

Well, not exactly. It sounds obvious, but you’re way better off snacking on something that’ll keep you feeling full and satisfied. And when you’re really starving, chances are you’ll grab a not-so-healthy bite to quell hunger pangs. That not only kills your mood and energy—but also end ups wrecking your waistline over time. Don’t let that happen to you! We’ve rounded up seven surprisingly filling foods …

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THE USDA WILL NO LONGER REGULATE ‘GRASS-FED’ LABELS—HERE’S WHAT THAT MEANS FOR YOU

Around the halls and water coolers of the United States Department of Agriculture, the buzz these days is all about labels. On one hand, you have the labeling discussion we’ve all heard about: whether to label genetically engineered foods, and if so, how to do so in the most transparent way. That discussion, by all accounts, isn’t …

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CHANGE YOUR MOOD WITH THESE EASY-TO-MAKE ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS

Sure, a simple drop of lavender essential oil warmed between the palms can invoke an instant sense of calm. But harnessing the true power of essential oils is both an art and a science. Blending these intense oils can take their individual properties to the next level, interacting together to perform therapeutic miracles. For example, a whiff …

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