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Good Nutrition Advice We All Know and Often Ignore

It’s no surprise that optimistic diet and nutrition advice is magnetic. Who wouldn’t be attracted to promises of longevity, beauty, health, or a svelte body, often touted by the hundreds of competing programs out there? While there are many different paths to healthy eating and weight loss, the best diet advice …

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Foods to Avoid Before a Workout

Getty Images If you exercise on an empty stomach, the body won’t have enough energy to perform at its best. But it’s equally bad to eat too much—or the wrong kinds of food—before a workout because all of your energy will go toward digesting the meal. Here are some foods …

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5 Healthy Quinoa Recipes From Around the Web

Go against the grain with quinoa, the tiny seed that packs a big nutritional punch. Beloved by vegans, vegetarians, and bodybuilders alike, quinoa is easy to add to almost any recipe. This couscous-shaped seed of goodness is one of the only grains and seeds that contain the nine essential amino …

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4 Reasons You're Gaining Weight This Winter

Getty Images When the weather cools, the pounds have a tendency to pack on. If you’re tired of falling victim to winter weight gain, then it might be time to lose these seasonal habits, which may be affecting your weight more than you realize. Skipping workouts. Hibernating seems like the …

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What Are the Ethical and Environmental Costs of Healthy Food?

Getty Images Whole-wheat, organic, free-range—it seems every time we turn around, there’s a new, healthier food option available. Fretting over calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates in the grocery store leaves little room to think about the ethical consequences of our food choices. What’s best for one person’s diet doesn’t always …

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Firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr takes shock lead in Iraq election

A firebrand cleric who led a militia which fought British and American troops in Iraq is on course to win the country’s elections, in a surprise upset for Western-backed incumbent Haider al-Abadi. Moqtada al-Sadr’s Marching Towards Reform alliance of reformed Shia militants and communists came first in four of the 10 …

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