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Are Superfoods Actually Bad for Us?

Are Superfoods Actually Bad for Us?

Acai berries! Kale! Spirulina! Quinoa!

Oh the world of superfoods, where some foods just get a better reputation than others. But when it comes to healthy eating, are superfoods actually doing us more harm than good?

The first problem with superfoods is that there is actually no definition of what a superfood is. In fact, if anything, the term “superfood” is used more for marketing purposes than health. Be honest: if you see “superfood” on the label of something at the market, you consider buying it now don’t you?

Don’t …

The Stephen Colbert Highlight Reel that Says it All [Video]

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We can’t believe he’s gone. Stephen Colbert’s final episode ran last night and now all that’s left is every second of the last nine years recorded and free to watch on the internet. So, here’s to another nine years of clip watching. We kick things off with these fantastic food clips that demonstrate why the man is was is King.

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Can a Loaf of Bread Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Can a Loaf of Bread Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

While much of conventional farming is doing more harm than good to the climate, wheat may be an important crop for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

So, would wheat still be such a dietary pariah if it could help to curb climate change?

According to a new paper published in the recent journal Nature Communications, we may want to give wheat another chance. “The study found that a combination of a few basic farming practices boosted wheat production and put heaps of carbon back into the …

5 Dead Etiquette Rules That Will Give You a Good Laugh


Etiquette rules used to be the guiding light for hosting. Today they’re just outdated.

A knife should go to the right of your plate, and a fork should go the the left. You should set a table with wine and water glasses. That’s all well and good, but when it comes to etiquette rules, there are plenty of them that we could certainly live without.

Outdated etiquette rules are often sexist in nature – this was after all the time when the hostess did all the work, and the man of the house would …

Mood Board 2015: What’s Going to be Hot in the New Year


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Don’t look now but 2015 is almost here. Are you ready? We present your 2015 mood board for the new year. Complete with trends in beauty, fashion, food, and wellness.

Must Have Hue // Pantone has announced that Marsala is the hue to have for 2015. A deep, rich mahogany red, this must-have shade is mellow yet adds zesty color. InStyle magazine suggests pairing a Marsala-hued accessory with navy, black or mustard. Yum!

New Beauty // The good news? Super natural looking skin is in. This means taking good care of …

12 Christmas Cocktails Guaranteed to Get You Under the Mistletoe with Santa

12 Christmas Cocktails Guaranteed to Get You Under the Mistletoe with Santa

In the lead up to Christmas, sit back, relax and sip on these 12 deliciously festive Christmas cocktails. Cheers to that!

Christmas is just around the corner. As much as the holiday centers on gift giving and receiving, comforting seasonal flavors and colorful decorations, Christmas is also about the booze. But I’m not talking about just any ol’ alcoholic beverage – I’m talking about cocktails catered to the holiday itself, incorporating cheer into every spiked sip. These Christmas cocktails ought to do …

Is Doing a Detox Diet Pointless? Foodie Underground

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ColumnIs that detox diet you’re considering for after the holidays all it’s cracked up to be?

I gauge people’s interest in food based upon what articles the Internet shares. Ok, kidding, but there are times when I see the same article shared again and again and again.

Earlier this month The Guardian published an article that made the internet rounds. It wasn’t so surprising that people clicked and shared, it was titled You Can’t Detox Your Body. It’s a Myth. I saw one person make a funny comment about how with …

Throwback Recipe: A Classic Bubbling Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce

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For something extra special this holiday season, make this indulgent baked brie and cranberry sauce appetizer. Brie is a cheese platter staple. Its amazingly creamy texture makes it a perfect spreading cheese that also goes well with slices of fruit. While usually served at room temperature, I like to serve my brie hot and almost completely melted. Kick things up a notch by baking your brie until it’s molten and absolutely delicious.

Instead of a plain old cheese platter, greet your guests with a gooey, sweet and cheesy treat. Serve this baked …