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5 Ways a Once Good Marriage Slips Away or Falls Apart - Ron Edmondson

5 Ways a Once Good Marriage Slips Away or Falls Apart - Ron Edmondson | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
How does a once good marriage slip away? I get asked that question when it becomes public that a marriage everyone thought was rock solid falls apart. As the song goes — It’s a slow fade. A good marriage doesn’t deteriorate overnight.How does a once good marriage slip away?I get asked that question when it becomes public that a marriage everyone thought was rock solid falls apart.As the song goes — It’s a slow fade. A good marriage doesn’t deteriorate overnight. It diminishes gradually.There are probably lots of reasons. There are usually a few common causes in my experience.
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The Main Way Family Structure Shapes Kids’ Educational Attainment | Family Studies

Kids living with their married biological parents are more likely to finish high school and graduate college than kids from other kinds of families—and that’s not only, or even primarily, because their families are wealthier. New research from Canada suggests that gaps in college enrollment and completion between young people from different family types stem less from their parents’ socioeconomic status and involvement than from their own academic performance, engagement at school, and aspirations
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Domestic Violence and Abuse | Children and Teens Information and Articles

Domestic Violence and Abuse | Children and Teens Information and Articles | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
If you think domestic violence is limited to adults, you’d be incorrect. In a recent survey, approximately 1.5 million U.S. high schoolers—both boys and girls—admitted to being victims of physical violence from a romantic partner within the last year. Unfortunately, research also shows that only about a third of those teens will confess the abuse to someone else.If you’re a parent, finding out your child is a victim of dating violence can be one of the toughest scenarios imaginable. Janice Miller, director of client services at House of Ruth, an intimate partner violence center in Maryland, says her center’s 24-hour hotline gets a lot of calls from parents wondering how to respond to this. She offered up the following advice.
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Madonna Clears Up Those Old 2Pac Dating Rumors: “I Was Feeling Very Gangsta” | For The Best In Hip-Hop/Urban News - SOHH.com

Madonna Clears Up Those Old 2Pac Dating Rumors: “I Was Feeling Very Gangsta” | For The Best In Hip-Hop/Urban News - SOHH.com | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
You know you wanna know! Why is it, after so much time in the spotlight, that The Material Girl is still so captivating?Pop diva Madonna has put an end to longtime rumors about having a fling with late music icon Tupac Shakur over two decades ago. Appearing on Sirius Satellite
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Savory Seasoned Rice

Savory Seasoned Rice | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I made spicy pork chops for dinner, and we needed a side with great flavor that wouldn’t overpower the chops. This rice turned out perfectly, so I’m sharing it with you today!Normally, we prefer a low-carb side, like the savory riced cauliflower that I shared a couple of months ago. But since we we’ve been eating down the pantry, the pickings were slim. We always have white rice on hand, though, because I use it frequently for the kiddo’s sensory bins.This combination of seasonings will also work well for brown rice, jasmine rice or even cauliflower with some adjustments.
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DIY: Homemade Oat Flour

DIY: Homemade Oat Flour | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
Save 50% with homemade oat flour instead of store-bought plus improves texture & flavor! Tips for using in recipes and simple tutorial for making your own.
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14 Facts the Organic Industry Doesn't Want You to Know - Don't Waste the Crumbs

14 Facts the Organic Industry Doesn't Want You to Know - Don't Waste the Crumbs | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
Before you spend another dollar on organic food, read these 14 facts the organic industry doesn't want you to know. You'll be shocked to learn the truth!
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Ridiculous Body Standards For Women Just Got Worse

Ridiculous Body Standards For Women Just Got Worse | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
This week, a Los Angeles-based lingerie model who has maintained her bikini-ready body throughout eight months of pregnancy is taking the Internet by storm. “Model who is almost 9 months pregnant is so fit she has abs,” proclaimed a local L.A. outlet. “No baggy maternity wear here!” the Daily Mail helpfully pointed out. The persistent media coverage of the phenomenon is highlighting a potentially damaging double standard that women face when they decide to become mothers.
Sarah Stage, 30, has been posting selfies of her pregnant body on her Instagram account and her website over the past month. Her followers are mostly impressed by her small baby bump and her toned stomach — commenting “Amazing!” and “I need to be like this when I’m pregnant” — although some people have expressed concern that she hasn’t put on a healthy amount of weight.
Stage makes her living from exercising and looking extremely fit in her underwear, so it’s not necessarily surprising that her pregnancy has displayed itself in this way. PEOPLE Magazine reports that the model is a “fitness fanatic” who often posts “gym selfies and motivational quotes to promote clean eating and a healthy body image.”
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What Japan Can Teach You About Living A Long, Healthy Life

What Japan Can Teach You About Living A Long, Healthy Life | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
Want to know where to look to live a long, prosperous, healthy life? It’s simple. Just look east.

Japan, the land that gave us such treasures as Hokusai, Mothra and the delicious snack-stick known as Pocky , offers what may be the world&rsqu...
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12 Fruits and Vegetables You Should Always Buy Organic (2015 Edition) - One Green Planet

12 Fruits and Vegetables You Should Always Buy Organic (2015 Edition) - One Green Planet | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

We know that organic fruits and vegetables are better for our bodies and the planet, along with the farmers that grow them and the overall food industry. The more foods are produced naturally in an organic manner without chemicals and pesticides, the more everyone benefits. Plus, there’s nothing like taking a taste of a delicious apple that has no waxy coating or slicing into a cucumber that doesn’t have that slimy, waxy finish. But organic isn’t always easy to buy on a budget, so that’s why choosing organic foods from “The Dirty Dozen” list each year is so important. Foods on this list are the most heavily sprayed crops of all foods, while foods on “The Clean Fifteen” List are normally a bit safer with less harmful sprays administered.

Every year the Environmental Working Group release a new “Dirty Dozen” list to us based on their evaluations of crops each year that rank highest in pesticides. They’ve recently just shared the 2015 version with the public, so we can head to the produce section with a bit more knowledge and ease. Organic produce has five digit code, which is determined by a 9 in front of the four numbers that make up the PLU, or they will be labeled organic if there is no code (such as on packaged greens).

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Regenerating Our Soils Is Key for Saving Mankind

Regenerating Our Soils Is Key for Saving Mankind | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

There’s no question your health is directly related to the quality of the food you eat, and that the quality of the food in turn is dependent on the health of the soil in which it is grown.

In her book, The Soil Will Save Us, Kristin Ohlson describes the complex relationship between the soil and the food we eat.

Kristin grew up in a small town in Sacramento Valley, California. Her grandparents were farmers, growing field crops and fruit trees, and raising cattle. Her parents were also avid gardeners, maintaining an olive orchard, a large garden, and sheep.


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Depression Isn't Always What You Think: The Subtle Signs

Depression Isn't Always What You Think: The Subtle Signs | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
Depression doesn’t always appear as prolonged sadness. There are subtler ways it can pop up.

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POPSUGAR Active

Your fitness life should be fun, fulfilling, and easy to create. Loaded with video workouts, challenges, photo tutorials, and treadmill workouts, POPSUGAR Active is designed to meet your exercise needs. Having the POPSUGAR Active app in your pocket means you can work out whenever and wherever. Beat the boredom of stale fitness routines by creating your own video playlists from our constantly updated catalog of workouts. The app also features preloaded workout routines to inspire you to get your sweat on, but you can always create and customize routines that are more-personalized just for you! And you will never feel like you are on your own when sweating alongside celebrity trainers and POPSUGAR Fitness experts in our Class FitSugar videos.With POPSUGAR Active, you can do all this:Skip the gym, and work out in the comfort of your home — talk about excuse-proofing your fitness life!Download and play our videos wherever you may roam, whether offline or online — if you’re in a jam because your hotel has no WiFi, work out with your previously downloaded video playlist.Schedule workouts, and we’ll send you a reminder so you don’t skip your sweat session. Yep, we’re here to help you fulfill your fitness goals.Join challenges and invite your friends to stay motivated!Create and customize your own fitness routines from all our workouts and videos: strength training, running, yoga, and more!
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The art of listening: how McDonald’s is cleaning up its image

The art of listening: how McDonald’s is cleaning up its image | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
McDonald’s Corp.’s recent announcement that it would change its U.S. menu by only serving chicken that are not raise with antibiotics is a sign that executives are practicing a treasured skill: the art to listening. The fast-food chain will also offer milk from cows not treated with an artificial growth hormone, an announcement that coincided with Steve Easterbrook’s first week as its chief executive. The move also comes as McDonald’s MCD -1.01% struggles with the perception that its food is unhealthful at a time when more consumers shift toward options they feel are made with natural ingredients.
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8 Hacks For Outsmarting an Impossible Kitchen

It's not the size of the kitchen that matters, it's how you use it.I've lived in small spaces before, specifically no-budget apartments in New York and Boston. The boat, however, was next level little. The average New York apartment is around 750 square feet; I was going to have to make do with about half of that. The kitchen was about 7 feet long and against one wall. There was a two-burner electric stove, a playset-sized counter, a sink, a freshman dorm-style half refrigerator, and a popup toaster. No oven, no microwave, and no space. If I was going to make French toast (or really anything other than one of those single-serving boxes of Applejacks), I was going to have to MacGyver my way to a usable space. Here's how I turned my kitchen from boat-size to yacht-size.
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16 Annoying Things People In Relationships Say To Their Single Friends

16 Annoying Things People In Relationships Say To Their Single Friends | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
People in relationships can be annoying. Unbelievably, obliviously, profoundly annoying. The worst part? They often have no idea. There are obviously plenty of awesome couples, but every single person knows what it is like to have a few friends who jumped into relationships and adopted obnoxious partner personalities. Where you once had a decent buddy, you now have a friend who might as well be sewn to her “other half” and thinks it’s totally adorbz that you’re “still” single.(Related: 13 Signs You’re That Couple Everyone Hates)Though I am currently seeing somebody, I have been single for the past year since a particularly awful breakup. I did a lot of healing, successfully binge dated, and kissed plenty of frogs (plus a few humans!), and overall came out with a healthier, happier attitude towards relationships. However, I also came out with a new appreciation for all the annoying crap couples say to single people. Here are but a few.Read more: http://www.thegloss.com/2015/03/17/sex-and-dating/annoying-things-people-in-relationships-couples-say-to-singles/#ixzz3UhAbXw2p
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25 Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes - The Idea Room

25 Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes - The Idea Room | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
I have been making an effort to prepare delicious meals for my busy family. We have been having the kids help make dinner for the past several months. They each have a certain night of the week that they are responsible for.
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Better Digestion for Better Yoga

Better Digestion for Better Yoga | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever tried to practice yoga right after a meal, then you know how uncomfortable your Downward-Facing Dogs and spinal twists can feel with a full or bloated belly. Even if you’ve finished eating several hours before stepping onto the mat, your body may still be working to digest your last meal, which means less available energy for your practice. To keep your body feeling light and vibrant, look within—to your digestive tract.The main reason we eat is to provide our bodies with the fuel we need to live—fuel for walking, thinking, making art, working, playing with our children, and doing yoga. But the very act of digestion also takes energy. You can assist your body’s digestion before you even take the first bite of food. If you think of the stomach as a blender that purees food into a molecular soup, then what you eat together at one time doesn’t matter because it all gets mixed up anyway, right? Wrong.
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Frugal Gift Idea: Homemade Instant Hot Chocolate

Frugal Gift Idea: Homemade Instant Hot Chocolate | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
This homemade instant hot cocoa is a great alternative to the prepackaged kind! It makes a fantastic, frugal gift. Make a single serving or a whole batch.
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The Changing Face of Organic

The Changing Face of Organic | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

http://appliedmythology.blogspot.in/2014/10/this-is-not-my-grandpas-organic_13.html

 


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Summery: This article follows a man who's understanding of "organic" has shifted over 50 years. Organic is now primarily defined as crops grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, no genetically engineered plants, etc. Organic is no longer something, its the lack of something ("fat free," "zero cholesterol," "gluten free,", etc.).   

 

Insight: This article really sheds light on the new meaning of organic and made me think of all the foods I normally eat. While organic used to mean focusing on the importance of building soil health, it now includes the exclusion of things such as gluten, sugar, and fat. So, is it really "organic"?

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You ferment for me: pickling makes the most of seasonal produce

You ferment for me: pickling makes the most of seasonal produce | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
As I snoozed on the porch, I was startled by a loud, melodic mantra: “Empanada de piñaaaa!” It took a few seconds to translate the words in my doze-addled head … “Pineapple pasty!”
I leapt from my rocking chair and ran over to the pedlar. She was wearing a brilliant white dress – remarkable in this dusty place – and hauling an open wicker basket containing golden empanadas, each one the size of a slipper. They were perfectly flaky, oozing sticky pineapple jam and covered with crystals of sugar, which glistened in the midday sunlight. I bought two, ate them both and was immediately filled with guilt. Here in Aserradores, a fishing village in Nicaragua, I’d just spent a month eating nothing but whole fruits, a diet brought to a sudden end. Those few joyous mouthfuls saw my bloodstream surge with refined sugar and wheat, virtual strangers to my body after all those weeks of little more than bananas and avocados.
I’d been travelling in Central America for several months and, though I loved everything about its feral beauty and vibrant cultures, was troubled by the poverty. Eating luxuries – rich foods served in restaurants or expensive packaged products – felt inappropriate, and I realised that doing so wouldn’t enhance my travels. This was an opportunity to let my system recharge, to go back to nature.
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10 Herbs To Grow In A Natural Remedies Garden

10 Herbs To Grow In A Natural Remedies Garden | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it
Below are ten of my favorite plants to grow for crafting herbal remedies and homemade body care products. This is not an exhaustive list; there are so many other wonderful herbs and flowers out there to explore! However, if you’re just starting out and looking for some relatively easy-to-grow plants with a wide variety of uses, then this should be a great place to start.If you’re unable to garden where you live, check your local farmer’s market or grocery store produce section for fresh herbs in season. You can also buy high quality dried versions of all of these, with the exception of spilanthes, at Mountain Rose Herbs. (For spilanthes, check Jean’s Greens.)
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Regenerating Our Soils Is Key for Saving Mankind

Regenerating Our Soils Is Key for Saving Mankind | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

There’s no question your health is directly related to the quality of the food you eat, and that the quality of the food in turn is dependent on the health of the soil in which it is grown.

In her book, The Soil Will Save Us, Kristin Ohlson describes the complex relationship between the soil and the food we eat.

Kristin grew up in a small town in Sacramento Valley, California. Her grandparents were farmers, growing field crops and fruit trees, and raising cattle. Her parents were also avid gardeners, maintaining an olive orchard, a large garden, and sheep.


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21 Foods To Keep At Home If You're Trying To Eat Clean

21 Foods To Keep At Home If You're Trying To Eat Clean | Health & Fitness | Scoop.it

I say it over and over: preparation is the key to health living. Pick a day of the week and dedicate a few hours to stocking up your fridge and pantry. Actually, mark the task in your calendar if it will help. This is a very important part of your healthy living routine. You don’t need excessive amounts of food, either. Only buy what you'll need for the upcoming week. It's amazing how many meals you can make from a few simple ingredients. Here's what you'll usually find in my kitchen. 

 

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