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Guess which has fewer calories: Deviled eggs or bacon-wrapped dates?

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without our favorite foods — and smart indulgences are part of enjoyable holiday eating. And when it comes to holiday eating, there are no bad foods — just bad portions!   If you’re someone who wants the “real thing,” who’s not interested in “lightening up” a dish, you can be a mindful eater by downsizing your portions of indulgent foods and balancing them with more fruits and vegetables. It is definitely possible to enjoy all the treats of the season and still zip up…

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Gisele Bündchen’s Secret Weapon to Keep Her Kids Healthy (Hint: Tastes Just Like Ice Cream!)

Gisele Bündchen has a secret weapon to keeping her kids healthy — and she is convinced it tastes just like ice cream! The retired supermodel, who shares two children — Benjamin and Vivian — with Tom Brady and is stepmom to the NFL quarterback’s son, Jack, loves living an active lifestyle, a trait that she and her husband have instilled into their family of five. “Our oldest (Jack), is obsessed with soccer. Benny loves hockey, and the little one, she’s just only 3-and-a-half, so she’s into anything,” Gisele, who will appear…

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex

Sex not only feels good. It can also be good for you. Here’s what a healthy sex life can do for you 1. Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming “Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual health expert. People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of the a certain antibody compared…

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10 Fears That Keep Women from Having Amazing Sex

Having lots of sex isn’t just fun—it also has health benefits like soothing stress, boosting immunity, and maybe even extending your lifespan. But for some of us, doing the deed can be a source of guilt, fear, or anxiety. That’s why Superdrug Online Doctor, a London-based telemedicine company, conducted a survey of 2,000 Americans and Europeans to uncover their most serious worries about sex. Here’s what they found:         To learn more about where the top fears women face in the bedroom—and how to tackle them—we sought advice from Emily Morse, a…

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We asked a physicist: Why can’t we put metal in the microwave?

In Food Science, Dave McCowan from the University Of Chicago’s Department Of Physics answers our confounding questions about the mysterious world of food. At a young age, we learned the golden rule of America’s favorite convenience appliance: never put metal in the microwave. But why? What would happen? Will it really burn the whole house down like Mom says? Before we start breaking the rules, let’s look at how a microwave oven—at least one that isn’t filled with forks—cooks. It’s a two-step process. The oven first produces a type of…

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A COLD-BUSTIN SMOOTHIE

I have a head cold thing. My throat has been a tad swollen and sore for the past week, but I’ve been ignoring it and going dancing til 4am, getting tattoos and biking around instead of resting. Smart. So now the time has come where this sickness has morphed into something that can’t be ignored. I’m stuffed up. My head aches. My throat is dry. I’m finally doin’ what I maybe shoulda done a few days ago: cancelling my plans and staying home, drinking lots of fluids and trying to…

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RAW VEGAN DONUT HOLES {vanilla caramel coconut}

OMG. Magical sweet balls of glory. Glorious magic balls of sweetness. Sweet balls of magical gloriousness. Call them what you want: these are INCREDIBLE. The glaze is sexy, the donut holes are moist and flavourful, the whole package is a winner. The last couple days my brain has been positively itching to make donut holes and I finally did so after the gym this afternoon. They could not have turned out better. I will say: they aren’t really like conventional donut holes, but as I said in my interview on The…

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VANILLA COCONUT SHAKE with PEANUT BUTTER CARAMEL

WHAT IS EVEN HAPPENING. This recipe is too good to be true yet here it is. In all it’s luscious glory: the vegan shake. This is adapted slightly from the recipe in N’ice Cream by Virpi Mikkonen and Tuulia Talvio. It’s such a beautiful book. The recipes are simple and delicious and the photos are STUNNING. A must-have if you dig ice cream that happens to be dairy-free. Now lemme talk about this shake for a minute because I am absolutely head over heels. It’s only a handful of ingredients…

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PECAN PRALINE BARS with SALTED CHOCOLATE

PECAN PRALINE BARS with SALTED CHOCOLATE This recipe is inspired by an absolutely magnificent creation I have had twice from Chau Veggiexpress. It’s a vegetarian – almost entirely vegan – restaurant on Victoria Drive that has a menu with a Vietnamese lean. All their savory menu items are incredible: mainly nourishing, steamy rice noodle bowls packed with fresh herbs, vegetables, sauces and served with deliciously salty broths. I have never been disappointed. In fact I’ve always been delightfully surprised by the aromatics, textures, flavours and colours of my meals at…

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FIERCE SALTED CARAMEL CHEESECAKE

FIERCE SALTED CARAMEL CHEESECAKE FIRST OF ALL. I just discovered an artist named Blood Orange and omg I am flipping out. Please listen to all their music asap. I hope you love it as much as I do. Moving on. Salted. Caramel. Cheesecake. It’s vegan. It’s raw. It’s even more delicious than it sounds. But don’t trust me: make it yourself and experience the sensual seduction first hand. This recipe is adapted from one in Amy Lyons’ second cookbook, Just Vegan Cakes. All Amy’s creations are so luxurious and make transitioning into a…

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