Healthy Living

3 Things You Need to Understand About Eating Canned Soup When You’re Sick

  Shake up the Lysol and restock your desk stash of hand sanitizer; ’tis the season of germ swapping, flu-inspired staycations, and debilitating 24- to 48-hour viral bugs circulating your place of work. I am the absolute worst at being sick. I tend to look for every other feasible explanation as to why my body seems to be aggressively rejecting […]

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Single Serving: How to Buy, Cook, and Store Food for One

Living alone, for the most part, is pretty awesome. I’ve been living alone since college, and I’m also an only child. Maybe it’s my introvert nature, but my personal serenity is coming home to silence. No people, no talking…just me, myself, and I. Pure bliss. Seriously, the perks of living alone as a single woman know no bounds. For starters, […]

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3 Key Tips for Scoring Healthy Dorm Room Snacks from the Dining Hall

A few things come to mind when I think about my freshman college experience. One, late-night studying and partying. Two, the stress of midterms and finals. Three, and by far the most important, access to an all-you-can-eat buffet-style dining hall. Without my mom there to insist I eat my fruits and veggies, coupled with the temptation to go back for […]

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7 Simple Ways to Ready Your Kitchen (and Yourself) for Fall and Winter

Ah, fall. There’s no time quite as thrilling as that period between the end of summer and the beginning of winter. The leaves are changing colors, the kids are back in school, football season is well underway, and I can finally wear layers and boots. Yes, if I could pick one season to live in year-round, it’d be autumn—and not just […]

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Do You Typically Dine Al Desko at the Office? Here’s a Reminder to Sanitize the 3 Dirtiest Items Currently at Your Desk

  When we think of office germs, we most often hear that the dirtiest spots are located in public places like the break room (refrigerator handles, microwave handles, and the kitchen sink) and bathroom (toilet seats and bathroom door handles). But what if I told you that you could be harboring just as much (if not more) bacteria at your own desk… where plenty of us […]

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5 Ways to Eat Clean for Breakfast That Actually Taste Good

  October is here (I mean, as of tomorrow), which is currently blowing my mind. It feels like the months continue to get shorter and shorter every year–and as we all know, they’re about to start flying even faster. Hello, holiday season. Now, we all know that there we’ve got some guaranteed splurge moments in the very near future, even before Halloween. Fall […]

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8 Foods You Shouldn’t Reheat (Because They Could Poison You)

  You’ve never met a problem the microwave couldn’t solve, right? Wrong. So wrong. Before you heat up those leftover potatoes, you might want to read this first. I live alone, which means I usually cook things I can eat in one sitting. But occasionally, I have leftovers. As convenient as it is to pan-fry one juicy chicken breast on a […]

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For Your Best Health (Ever), Eat the Rainbow

There are no officially sanctioned parameters that define “clean eating,” but the the gist of  this buzz term is essentially: ditching the processed foods (i.e. anything with additives or chemical ingredients) and sticking primarily with natural foods that have been minimally tampered with. This may sound like a daunting undertaking of a way to eat, but gradually making small healthy swaps as you’re grocery […]

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10 Reasons to Love Avocados Even More Than You Already Do

Clearly, it’s really, really easy to love avocados. Adding avocado takes countless other foods from mundane to mmmm in minutes. Sliced, diced, whipped, smashed, or eaten straight out of the “shell,” avocados aren’t just a fad food, they’re a fab food (sorry, I had to). They’re easy to fall for, but maintaining a strong and unconditional love for avocados–like anything–requires […]

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Winner, Winner, Never Ending Pasta Dinner

By: Matthew Moore Ever get butterflies? You know, that feeling of nervousness issuing from the bowels of your soul as you prepare to embark upon the unknown? Well that’s me, folks. I have butterflies. Not because I’ve got a hot date, or I’m nervous about a big work presentation. No, this is much, much more significant.       I […]

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