For those with gluten intolerance, going entirely G-free can be life-changing, but there are some of us who'd rather eat glue than give up the occasional bowl of bucatini. Thankfully Dr. Arthur Agatston, the creator of the South Beach Diet and author of the just-out South Beach Diet Gluten Solution has positive news for us - we can have our cake and eat it, too. (Albeit sparingly.) By Meghann Foye, REDBOOK.
What are the biggest misconceptions people have about the protein gluten, and what would you like them to know?
1) Gluten problems are just a fad that will give way to another hot diet topic very soon. In actuality, medical conditions due to gluten are one of the most under-recognized and under-diagnosed issues of our time, and they're not going to go away. Because gluten intolerance masquerades as so many other ailments from stomach cramping and migraines, to depression and insomnia, doctors often fail to diagnose it.
2) Most people with a gluten problem need to be
For those with gluten intolerance, going entirely G-free can be life-changing, but there are some of us who'd rather eat glue than give up the occasional bowl of bucatini. Thankfully Dr. Arthur Agatston, the creator of the South Beach Diet and author of the just-out South Beach Diet Gluten Solution has positive news for us - we can have our cake and eat it, too. (Albeit sparingly.) By Meghann Foye, REDBOOK.Read More »from Is There a Gluten "Happy Medium?"
Imagine surviving school without your best friend. Read More »from Are Best Friends Actually Bad For You?
For the students of Thomas’s Private Day School in Battersea, London, having a bestie is an idea that should become extinct, according to the Ben Thomas, the school's headmaster.
After parents recently complained that their children were "no longer allowed to have best friends," Thomas told the London Telegraph, “There is sound judgment behind it. You can get very possessive friendships, and it is much easier if they share friendships and have a wide range of good friends rather than obsessing too much about who their best friend is. I would certainly endorse a policy which says we should have lots of good friends, not a best friend."
Thomas added that girls in particular were more likely to form cliques and exclude others.
Sound familiar? Films and television shows such as "Heathers," "Mean Girls," "Clueless," "The Craft," "Beverly Hills 90210," and "Gossip Girl" (and the list goes on) are satires of the perils of best friendship, but
- Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! blogger | Healthy Living – Fri, May 3, 2013 4:10 PM EDT
Jennifer Wayland, 15, who attends Parkway Central High in Chesterfield, Missouri, quietly existed in a lonely well of low-self-esteem, shame about her body, and as she puts it, the feeling that she "took up too much space." Then she found the courage to tell her mom and so began the tough road back to regaining control of her health and self-confidence.
The ninth grader earned a prestigious award for the compelling essay she wrote on her struggle with body image and disordered eating. On May 1, Sharon Robinson, the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, presented Wayland with the grand prize in the 'Jackie Robinson Breaking Barriers' essay contest, sponsored by Major League Baseball and Scholastic. The other grand prize-winner was Luke Lunday, a fifth grader who has cerebral palsy and shared his determination to ride a bicycle on his own. The contest received more than 18,000 submissions.Read More »from Young Essay Winner Shares Her Battle with Body Image
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Healthy Living – Fri, May 3, 2013 2:47 PM EDT
high ethical standards. So it really shouldn't come as a surprise that they'd set up a "news" story about Lindsay Lohan by calling her a bimbo. This is, after all, a publication that spent the better part of a decade calling Monica Lewinsky a "Portly Pepperpot." (What does that even mean?)The New York Post isn't exactly known for hard-hitting journalism or
The latest article (written by three male staffers) was headlined "Loopy Lohan on the Lam" and also describes the troubled actress as whiny and dramatic. But it's the first sentence -- "Be on the lookout for this bimbo" -- crosses the line.
Granted, Lohan has made a spectacular, spiraling descent from child star to tabloid fodder, but still… 'Bimbo?' What is this, junior high school...circa 1950? The term is a relic of 20th century slut-shaming, when a young women's hair color was enough to brand her as nothing more than a sex object. The term propagated the myth (or fetish) that aRead More »from New York Post Calls Lindsay Lohan a 'Bimbo." We're still using that word?
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Fri, May 3, 2013 1:59 PM EDT
coffee shopIf you're a freelancer like me, your local coffee shop might hate you. Because chances are, when laundry is beckoning and dishes are piling and you've got a deadline you simply cannot focus on, you jet to the caffeinated mecca down the road for a few hours of free Wi-Fi, fresh air and focused work time. And sure, you might think you're doing the fine establishment a favor - keeping their seats warm and their pastries fresh - but how do you know when you've overstayed your welcome? What's the etiquette code for your favorite office-away-from-office? Ever-the-curious one, I consulted my favorite local barista and, together, we came up with a list of rules for the Coffee Shop Squatter:
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Fri, May 3, 2013 1:54 PM EDT
Ah, traveling with kids. There is nothing quite like watching your little ones' faces light up when they see Mount Rushmore or the Grand Canyon for the first time. There is also nothing quite like living in fear that a man dressed as Cookie Monster will shove your toddler in the middle of Times Square. Visiting our country's thriving metropolises is a great way to have fun with your children, but it's no big secret that it can also be crazy stressful. So many people! So many places! And SO many things to do. To take some of the pressure off of your inner travel agent, check out these kid-friendly tourist destinations in 15 of America's coolest cities. From baseball games to wooden carousels to Robert Redford landmarks, there's definitely something here to please everyone. Away we go! -By Caitlin MortonRead More »from Globetotting: 7 Kid-Friendly Tourist Destinations Across the U.S
By Shannon Farrell, Daily MakeoverRead More »from How Your Sugar Addiction is Ruining Your Skin
Sugar You've heard the claims, you've read the studies - sugar does harm to the body, causing weight gain, diabetes and countless other side effects. But what does it do to the skin? We spoke with top skincare experts to find out what some of our favorite treats are doing to our complexion. You might want to put down the chocolate croissant while you read this one.
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What Sugar Does To Your Skin
Those breakouts may not be hormonal like you thought. Sugar can cause your skin to break out because it increases inflammation. "Most people don't realize that skin directly correlates to our digestive system," says Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection. "If we eat something we can't digest or have trouble digesting, there are consequences."
However, not everyone is affected the same way. "Some people claim their acne gets worse when they have chocolate
- Refinery29 | Healthy Living – Fri, May 3, 2013 12:04 PM EDT
By Leila Brillson, Refinery29Read More »from According to Twitter, This is the Saddest Day of the Year
.One of the often-overlooked benefits of the advent of social media is that we now have a public, archived, and searchable barometer for the way people are feeling at any given time. Sure, that might be the product of "over-sharing" or indicative of our modes of communication changing, but we can now see the mood of all Internet-using people, everywhere. And according to Hedonometer, a company that has been tracking the general feelings of people on Twitter, the saddest day the social-networking site suffered through occurred on April 15.
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By using words like "sad," "tragedy," "death," and "sick" (instead of December 25, 2008, Twitter's happiest day, which had words like "love," "family," and "gift"), April 15 easily took the cake for most depressing. Not only is it Tax Day, but the entire Boston Marathon bombing was experienced
- The Editors of EatingWell Magazine | Healthy Living – Fri, May 3, 2013 10:41 AM EDT
Breakfast is important-it fuels your morning and may help keep your hunger in check so you don't overdo it at lunch. Although making breakfast at home is ideal-you have more control over the ingredients and can make sure you have a healthy, balanced meal-there are times when you need or want to pick up breakfast on the go. Many popular fast-food restaurants now offer breakfast sandwiches, which spurred me to look into the healthiest (and least healthy) options.
Here's what I found out about some of the healthiest breakfast-sandwich choices and the worst, which you should skip.
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The Best: The Starbucks Spinach & Feta Breakfast Wrap (pictured, left) has 290 calories, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 6 grams of fiber, 19 grams of protein and 830 mg of sodium. It's Starbucks's lowest-calorie breakfast sandwich option, plus the 6 grams of fiber will help
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, May 2, 2013 5:56 PM EDT
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