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The best foods for you, ranked

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The best foods for you, ranked

The best foods for you, ranked Diet trends and fads are everywhere and everyone's got opinions on what you should and shouldn't eat. But wouldn't it be great if there were just a simple to understand (but super complex to scientifically determine) ranking system for foods? Look no further.  The ANDI or Aggregate Nutrient Density Index does just that. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD developed the scale by using the idea that health = nutrients divided by calories.  Yeah ok, we know that's more math than you've seen since high school. The important thing is that all the work is done...

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Why gardening is bad a$$

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Why gardening is bad a$$

Why gardening is bad a$$ It's not just your grandma's hobby.  Gardening gets a bad rap, but when you think about it, it's a really cool concept. You can literally sustain yourself. Live off the land. Create sustenance from what was once nothing. But gardening also has a pretty cool history. During WW1, Europe's farmland and agricultural workforce all became products of the war. Crop fields turned into battlefields and workers were recruited to military service. People got hungry, fast. So the burden of feeding millions landed on the U.S. and it was up to citizens to step up.  People...

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Yes, laughing is actually good for you. Here's why.

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Yes, laughing is actually good for you. Here's why.

Yes, laughing is actually good for you. Here's why. You know the cliche, "Laughter is the best medicine". Yeah, it's hard to believe. But! It is rooted in truth. (Mayo Clinic even says so.) Here's what laughter truly does for your body. Decreases stress. A good laugh actually gets your stress response going and then slows it down, resulting in a relaxed feeling. Boosts immunity.  Laughing literally increases infection-fighting antibodies and immune cells. Soothes tense muscles. Circulation is improved by laughing, which aids in muscle relaxation that can last up to 45 minutes after a good laugh.  Releases endorphins. Yeah, you...

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World Malaria Day: What you need to know

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World Malaria Day: What you need to know

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A better way to do better: Why Marc Skid's charity model works

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A better way to do better: Why Marc Skid's charity model works

A better way to do better: Why Marc Skid's charity model works There are tons of buy-one-give-one business models out there. Marc Skid is different.  Though we support giving back in any way you can, there are a few things you should keep in mind to make sure you're making maximum impact when shopping around.  Marc Skid is different than many other charitable business models in that you know exactly how much money your purchase generates for charity. When companies throw around percentages and loose terminology like "profit" (umm, paging your Econ professor: Gross or net??) it's hard to be sure...

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