Is Wine Good For You?

You’ve had a stressful day. After finishing chores around the house, getting the kids to bed, or putting those finishing touches on your report for work tomorrow, you FINALLY get a chance to sit down and relax. You pour yourself a glass of wine and close your eyes as that smooth, robust taste hits your tongue. It seems as though [...] Read More

Benefits of Writing Down Your Goals

In 1979, a bunch of Harvard grad students were asked by researchers whether they had set clear goals for themselves and written them down. A full 84 percent had no goals at all. 13 percent had goals, oh yes, but they hadn't written them down. Only 3 percent of the students responded that they had clear goals that were [...] Read More

Most Ergonomic Way to Set Up Your Office

Ergonomics is, in a nutshell, the science of designing a workspace to fit the worker, as opposed to forcing the worker to submit to the given parameters of a workspace. Whether you spend your days wielding a jackhammer or a butcher knife, and whether you while away the hours in a kitchen or a cubicle, using tools and techniques [...] Read More

The Lowdown on Quinoa (Plus 2 Bonus Recipes)

Quinoa, pronounced "keen-WAH" (if you have trouble remembering that, just remember it's the exact opposite of "Joaquin," which is pronounced "wah-KEEN,") is a whole grain that's gluten-free, and packed to the gills with iron, Vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium. It's a primo source of fiber, and it's rich in lysine, an amino acid that promotes healthy tissues. Quinoa is a [...] Read More

8 Ways to Ramp Up Your Motivation to Lose Weight

If you generally have all of the motivation of a cat licking its paws in a puddle of sunshine, sticking with a weight loss plan for the long haul can be a serious personal challenge - maybe the biggest one ever. Heck, it can be hard even if you're the most motivated person on earth and can talk yourself [...] Read More

Natural Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

If your teeth look like the keys of that old piano you saw in the junk shop last week, it's to your advantage to whiten those babies ASAP. Recent research from the universities of Central Lancashire and Leeds found that having white teeth makes you more attractive. The researchers liken our teeth to the tail of a peacock, signifying [...] Read More

Top 4 Benefits of Being An Early Riser

It's the same every morning: Your alarm goes off at 6:30, and you hit the snooze button. Fifteen minutes later, you hit it again, and then again, and again, and again, and at 7:45, you leap out of bed like a bat out of hell with just 30 minutes to go before you have to walk out the door [...] Read More

How to Make Stretchmarks Disappear

Ugh stretch marks. Whether the result of pregnancy, a growth spurt, or even "putting on a few pounds", stretch marks are commonly seen after rapid growth or weight gain. As much as we hate stretch marks and find them quite unsightly, the good news is that there are smart things you can do in order to diminish the appearance [...] Read More

The Best Feng Shui Colors for the Bedroom

Your bedroom is supposed to be a haven, but the treadmill over in the corner, piled with clothes, only serves to remind you that you haven't stepped on said treadmill for at least three months. The deep red walls were supposed to make you feel like you were back in the womb, where life was much simpler, but they [...] Read More

Throw Some Shrimp on the Bar-B: Barbecuing on the HCG Diet

When the weather starts warming up and you’re planning that pre-bikini round of HCG, remember that the outdoor grill can add so much flavor to your HCG meals. You can literally grill almost everything on the VLCD.Here are a few tips to get the most out of your grill on the HCG Diet:Marinate your 3.5 [...] Read More