The No-Diet Diet Plan: Foodie Underground

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ColumnWhat does my diet plan consist of? Nothing, it’s not really a plan at all.

We’ve discussed diets before on Foodie Underground, but we’re going to do it again. Because it’s a conversation that’s worth having more than once.

A while back, a friend asked me, “Are you ‘gluten-free’ or just ‘good bread only’?”

I loved that question. I am for the most part gluten-free, but as my friend assumed correctly, if there’s good bread, made with good ingredients, I’ll eat a little of it. Call it the “no crappy flour” diet if you …

Arugula Salad Vegan Pizza Recipe

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Here’s how you rethink your plate: a fresh green salad and whole grain pizza all in one meal that you can whip up in 45 minutes. Now that’s quick and delicious eating for even the busiest night of your week! This vegan pizza recipe delivers health and flavor.

 Arugula Salad Pizza Recipe

Makes 8 servings (1 slice each)

Active preparation time: 13 minutes total preparation time: 45 minutes

 Ingredients

Whole grain pizza dough (see Notes), or one 16-ounce (454 g) package

Full Moon Freakout: Study Finds Lunar Phases Matters

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Lunar phases matters, a full moon means an unmistakable restless energy.

I’m proof positive that full moon freak outs are real. It was a gorgeous Friday night at the beach. I should have been relaxed, enjoying myself. But a nervous energy was weighing me down, making me question myself and others. It didn’t take me long to look up at the sky and figure out the culprit.

A recent study on lunar phases proves what I’ve long known to be true. A team of researchers in Sweden concluded that more people are …

8 Creatively Chic Storage Ideas for Your Home

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Simple storage ideas can make a big difference.

“Everything in its place” is a phrase that hasn’t applied to my apartment in quite some time. I’m attempting to crack the minimalist code by selling and giving away all of the items I once thought I needed (and you know, never used). Ironically, I now have nowhere to put what little I did decide to keep. If you’re like me and you’re on the hunt for new storage ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

Here are 8 adorably creative storage ideas you won’t be …

The Humane Cosmetics Act Now Has Support from 138 Cruelty-Free U.S. Companies [Complete List]

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At one point in the not-so-distant future, it’s bound to happen that all cosmetic companies see the light and support the Humane Cosmetics Act. Because, let’s face it, rabbits don’t ever need to wear lipstick (Jessica Rabbit aside).

The Humane Cosmetics Act is moving us closer to a cruelty-free America. Introduced by Representative Jim Moran (D-VA), the bill would ban all animal testing in the U.S. for cosmetic products. Similar acts exist throughout the EU, Norway, India and Israel.

More than 130 companies have signed on in support of the bill, with five

Cool Your House Naturally with Bio Air Conditioning Inspired Cold Pot

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Air conditioners and central air systems are energy wasting mechanisms that come with a high price tag each month during the summer season. Thankfully, there is an interesting alternative to cool your house naturally: the Cold Pot, a low-tech device that takes the simple occurrence of evaporation and makes it that much more significant.

Clay, a natural substance so menial to most, probably never thought of much, actually has some cool tricks up its sleeve. It’s been around long before the dinosaurs were roaming freely about and …

The Sex Spreadsheet, Untangled: Can You ‘Owe’ Someone Sex? Sexual Healing

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ColumnA petulant husband recently emailed his wife a sex spreadsheet, detailing all the moments she’d rejected his sexual advances during the previous month. She posted it on Reddit, where her sexcuses quickly went viral. The Internet had a solid laugh.

Aside from the much-needed LOL we got from the sex spreadsheet story during a week of grueling, awful news, it brings up an important question – is it possible to owe your partner sexual satisfaction in the same way you owe payments on your student loan? In short, no. But it’s …

You Have to Hear How Amber Valletta Keeps Her Addiction in Check [Video]

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In this heartfelt video, fashion icon Amber Valletta opens up about her addiction struggles for the first time. It’s moving and inspiring.

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