What your eye color says about you

Your eyes can be a window into your soul, and some say that your eyes — be them baby blue, sexy green or deep, mysterious brown — may reveal even more. Like how well you tolerate pain. Or your tendency toward alcohol dependence. Or just how generally agreeable you might be. Eye color and what […]

Mysterious humming sound detected in the dark reaches of the ocean

  The deep sea is a forbidding place, inhabited by strange, monstrous creatures that haunt its pitch-black waters. Now researchers have discovered an eerie new attribute of this little-known region: a subtle low humming sound that emanates from its depths every day around dawn and dusk. “It’s not that loud, it sounds like a buzzing […]

Friends don’t let friends eat faux Parmesan

If you want genuine grated Parmesan cheese, grate your own. I am never without a good wedge of Parmesan cheese in my fridge. I use it to top pasta, make my meatballs, sprinkle on my son’s favorite snack (bruschetta), and flavor my oven-roasted potatoes with it, just to name of a few of the many […]

9 ways that dogs tell you they love you

Dogs have lived alongside us for thousands of years, earning the reputation as “man’s best friend” for good reason. But while some people may be quick to dismiss a dog’s devotion as simply a relationship based on need, experts say that’s just not true. “Dogs have developed the strongest ability of all animals on Earth […]

Does the CDC want woman to stop drinking

Do the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention really want to butt their scientific noses into the business of women and drinking? Well yes … sort of … but it really depends. The CDC has been making headlines for a recent news release warning that 3.3 million women who drink and don’t use birth control […]

Lentil meatball with lemon-pecan pesto sauce

PREP TIME 20 minutes TOTAL TIME 40 minutes YIELD 4-6 servings (about 25 meatballs) EQUIPMENT Soup pot Cutting board Kitchen knife Mixing bowls Measuring cups and spoons Food processor or blender Baking sheet Parchment paper INGREDIENTS 1 cup red lentils 2 cups water 2 eggs 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3/4 cup light ricotta […]

Amazing benefits of Malaysion palm oil

Every few years we rediscover a new, healthier cooking oil. About 20 years ago, we abandoned vegetable for canola, and 10 years back we forsook canola for olive. Today many people tout coconut or avocado oil for their healthy cooking needs. Waiting in the wings? Malaysian palm fruit oil. Red palm oil, as it’s also […]

The importance of how much water you should drink a day

Everyone’s heard the old refrain — drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Turns out that’s not entirely accurate. The Mayo Clinic recommends about 13 cups a day for an average male and about nine cups a day for the average female. But the actual amount of water a person should drink in a […]

How olives changed the world

If grapes have a rival for a food with the most historical importance to Western civilization, surely it is the olive. Native to the Mediterranean basin, the olive tree and its fruit, which is technically a drupe, have held a special meaning for almost every culture and religion in the region. Ancient societies revered olives […]

8 probiotics that are not in yogurt.

When we think of probiotics, which work to restore the body’s microbial balance, we usually think about yogurt. Truth is, there plenty of other foods you can eat to stay healthy. “Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria that we all contain in our digestive tract, and prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that act as food for probiotics, helping […]