Have you ever eaten something because you thought it was healthy, but later found out that food wasn’t good for you at all? Don’t be embarrassed if the answer is “yes.” Advertising and misinformation surround what we eat and can make every food appear healthy—even if nothing could be farther from the truth. Here are five of the most dangerous foods // PROTEIN BARS Protein bars are basically vitamin and protein-infused candy bars. They seem like a healthy snack replacement, but they can contain more than twice the amount of...

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree — celebrities and their famous offspring are no exception. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has her dad’s pout down pat, Jaden Smith is Hollywood’s newest “Fresh Prince,” and no “Alias” could muddle the fact that Violet Affleck is her mother’s daughter. Here are five other celebrity off-spring look alikes. // Reese Witherspoon and daughter Ava Like mother, like daughter! Not only do Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Phillippe look near identical, they also have the same mannerisms!...

It’s a familiar story: You pledge to honor a daily elliptical routine and count every last calorie. But soon, you’re eating cupcakes at the office and grabbing happy hour mojitos, thinking, Oops, diet over.There is a better way: Swap the all-or-nothing approach for one or two healthy switch-ups in your daily routine. Doing this can lead to more weight loss than you ever imagined. // Break up workouts throughout the day Can’t carve out a full 30 minutes or an hour of exercise time in one go? Opt for shorter bouts of exercise...

Think there’s no such thing as a high-paying, low-stress job? Think again. Work doesn’t have to stress you out. There are dozens of low-stress jobs available across a wide variety of fields and the vast majority of those jobs have good growth potential and good wages as well. Reaction to stressors is idiosyncratic. Some find the pressure of exactitude debilitating, others thrive on it. Some can’t handle conflict, while others take arguments in stride. // Hate Time Pressure? Archivists, who plan and oversee the arrangement...

We’re all guilty of thinking colder is fresher, but some foods are better off far away from the refrigerator. Cold temperatures change the texture of bread – it becomes dry, chewy and tough. // Bread You can store sandwiches in the fridge, though. However, their taste will always differ from that typical of freshly-made ones. Both bread and sandwiches made with it will turn hard and stale very quickly if you keep them in the cooler. // // ...

What are some of the deadliest foods the world has ever seen? Poisonous or harmful by design, not accident, and something that has us questioning our sanity when we choose to take a bite? // Mushrooms We have all heard of toadstools – and know that they are poisonous, but what many people don’t know is that a toadstool is actually a mushroom, not a separate type of plant. Toadstool is slang for “poisonous mushroom”. While there are some useful signs that a mushroom is poisonous, they are not consistent and all mushrooms of...

While they are not as important to weight loss as the foods that one eats, beverages can play a pivotal role as well. This is because when it comes to beverages, there are some really unhealthy ones that people drink that do not even quench one’s thirst (such as soft drinks), and some really healthy ones that provide a lot of benefits to one’s health. Following is the list of 5 weight loss drinks and healthy ingredients for shakes and beverages: // Watermelon One cup of watermelon contains around 45 calories. It is one of the...

Good news! Aging does not have to equal weight gain. Women do tend to put on a pound a year in their 40s and 50s, but it’s more likely due to a drop in activity rather than hormones. Find out how to stay slim, reduce menopausal symptoms, and cut the health risks that can rise after menopause. // Get Sufficient Sleep A natural way of stimulating hGH (human growth hormone) production is getting enough shuteye. During sleep, the brain releases human growth hormone (hGH) into the bloodstream. This occurs during the first stage of sleep,...

Bridges provide safe passage for people and vehicles over bodies of water, valleys and roads, but even the safest and most solid-seeming bridge can seem a little scary. The structures on this list—some of the world’s most terrifying bridges—are bridges that few would probably cross without suffering a panic attack. In other words: you couldn’t pay us to cross them. // Aiguille du Midi Bridge, France Don’t look down. At this height, you’ll want to keep your eyes locked on the panorama of the craggy French Alps. Fortunately,...

Having a healthy complexion isn’t just about what you put on your skin — it’s about what you eat and drink as well. Vitamins and antioxidants from certain foods, like kale, avocado, and beets, help your body keep your skin hydrated and healthy from the inside out. Get started with these tempting drinks — they’re packed with nutrients for a brighter, smoother, younger-looking complexion — and raise a glass to your skin! // Soy Milk You know that drinking soy milk is great for bone health, but did you also know...

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