Gluten. Myths & Facts.

Recently I had an interesting conversation with the editor of one online publication about gluten. It was clear from the beginning that the editor had her own agenda on the topic, she was keen to show that the gluten-free diet is just a new trend. Over the past few months I have studied the question […]

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The Best 10 Cities to Live in

It’s official. Melbourne is on top of the world — again. The Australian city has topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s ranking of the most livable cities in the world for the seventh year in a row. Melbourne received a score of 97.5 out of 100 on the annual list, which assesses stability, healthcare, culture and […]

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Science backs up these pregnancy superstitions

Most of the folk wisdom that well-meaning older relatives offer up to expectant mothers can be easily ignored: Carrying the baby lower in the abdomen isn’t a sign that it’s a boy, or a girl, or anything other than an indication your abdominal muscles have loosened up a bit. Your cravings won’t manifest themselves as birthmarks on the kid’s […]

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More Evidence That Owning a Dog Is Really Good for You

Dogs are more than just cuddly companions — research continues to show that pets bring real health benefits to their owners. Having a dog around can lead to lower levels of stress for both adults and kids. They’ve been found to decrease the risk of asthma in children and have been linked to lower blood pressure.  And researchers have also shown that dog […]

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Leaders in Diversity & Inclusion

David is in charge of workplace diversity management at a global manufacturing company. He was recently assigned a seemingly basic task. “Focus on minorities,” the executive sponsor of the initiative told him. “I’d like to see our numbers climb from 25 to 45 percent,” he said. Minorities are largely underrepresented at the company, but David […]

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Gluiten Free Diet: Facts & Myths

Who should be on a gluten-free diet? Individuals who have celiac disease require a gluten-free diet for health reasons.  Ingestion of gluten in these individuals causes an adverse reaction which damages intestinal cells and can lead to serious health problems. People who experience an adverse reaction to gluten but who do not have celiac disease […]

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Masterchef creates haute cuisine from junk food

A new Instagram account is brilliantly skewering the small portions and elaborate plating of high dining by making junk food look like a five-star meal. RU PLANNING ON LISTENING TO PHIL COLLINS AND CRYING ALL NIGHT? Y NOT SIT AT THE BAR AND EAT THIS INSTEAD??? HOSTESS CUPCAKE W/ RAINBOW DUNK-A-ROOS, YOGURT RAISINS, SOME NIBZ […]

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World’s Most beautiful jewels

(CNN) This year, Beijing’s Palace Museum — a vast, architectural complex that 24 Chinese emperors called home over 500 years — will hosting a somewhat unexpected exhibition. Running until July 2 is a one-off show dedicated to Chaumet, the prestigious Paris jewelry house once patronized by Napoleon Bonaparte. Titled “Imperial Splendours: The Art of Jewellery […]

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Art Goes Pop

(CNN) When Columbia Records introduced the first LPs in 1948, they didn’t just change how we listen to music. They also changed how we see it by popularizing illustrated album covers. (Before WWII, most records typically came in generic sleeves.) In “Art Record Covers,” a new book from Taschen, art historian Francesco Spampinato shows just how […]

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25 Ultimate Things to Do in Barcelona

With its sun-soaked beaches, Mediterranean hospitality, and unparalleled architecture, it’s easy to fall for Barcelona. The city appeals to all the senses: There are wines to be swirled and tapas to be gobbled, passageways to be explored, and paintings to be pondered. The ancient and avant garde intermingle in the Catalan capital, where you can […]

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