Healthy Kitchen Staples to Always Have in the Freezer

It’s no secret that while I love food and know a lot about cooking, convenience is the driving force behind most of my weekday meals. I’ve written about how my meal prep sometimes doesn’t involve any cooking at all, and I’ll proudly admit that salads, sandwiches, and bowls of oatmeal make up 90 percent of my weekday diet. Because[…]

Manage The Stress Of Social Media Social Comparison

Give Yourself A Break From Stressful Social Comparisons! A very telling study found that women report involvement with the social media site Pinterest as being stressful. The key stressor here is the social comparison that they find themselves engaging in. There are so many amazing projects to do, crafts to make, and ways to look at life,[…]

Fun Fact Friday | What Makes Petunias Red Also Makes Lemons Sour

Ronald Koes could never have guessed that his quest to understand what makes some petunias red—and others blue—would lead him to lemon groves in California. But as a result, this University of Amsterdam geneticist has now answered the long-standing question of why some lemons taste sweet and others, sour. The secret: a powerful molecular pump[…]

This Is the Best Time of Day to Work Out

… according to Science   Finding time to exercise can be challenging, and the most important thing is to squeeze in any amount of it whenever you can. But if you want to optimize your workouts to get the widest range of benefits, you might want to try exercising in the morning.   Here’s what the science says about[…]

One-dish Wonder: Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

This broccoli-studded comfort food covers every nutritional base by combining lean protein, whole grains, cheese, and a vegetable—a no-fail approach to eating well. For more veggie power, serve a simple green salad on the side.   It’s important to consume a variety of food from all of the food groups to stay healthy and get all of[…]

How to Tell You Have Reached the Point of Burnout

When stress is left unmanaged, it can lead to burnout. Here’s how to recognize if you’re starting to get burned out and what you can do about it.   If you are experiencing high amounts of stress in your lifestyle, it’s important to maintain an awareness that burnout could potentially be looming in the future if you don’t take steps[…]