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8 Foods You Need in Your Kitchen For a Healthier New Year

8 Foods You Need in Your Kitchen For a Healthier New Year

Health
Despite popular opinion, there’s no reason to give up carbs entirely if you’re trying to lose weight or improve your health this year. In fact, whole grains (like brown rice, quinoa, farro, oats, and barley) have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and certain types of cancer. Eating more whole grains may even add years to your life. Whole grains provide filling fiber plus beneficial antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Strive to get about three servings of whole grains per day. How to use them: Enjoy oats or other whole-grain cereals for a hearty breakfast. Add couscous, farro, quinoa, or other cooked whole grai...
Booking vacation to Bermuda vs. a new kitchen: Here's how some people misuse their home equity loan

Booking vacation to Bermuda vs. a new kitchen: Here's how some people misuse their home equity loan

Finance
You shouldn't use your house to help pay your monthly bills, but nearly 1 in 6 American homeowners thinks that's just fine. Those were the findings from a recent survey by Bankrate.com. Earlier this month, the personal finance website took an online poll of 719 homeowners, asking them about using their home equity — the market value of your abode minus the outstanding loan you have on your dwelling. Though nearly 75 percent of participants said that improvements and repairs were "good uses" of home equity loans and lines of credit, many felt that they could tap value of their house for a range of other uses. ...
9 Smart Ways to Use Up Your Leftovers (and Save Lots of Time in the Kitchen)

9 Smart Ways to Use Up Your Leftovers (and Save Lots of Time in the Kitchen)

Health
Leftovers: super-hot right now. It’s a silly sentiment, but an accurate one. Re-using scraps, bits, and bobs of food just keeps cropping up in news. Three years ago, Chef Dan Barber helped launch the wastED movement, encouraging cooks to recycle every stem, leaf, and knob of produce, and every part of animals and fish. Today, a number of new books exhort reusing scraps. Julia Turshen includes recipes for leftover ingredients in her cookbook Now & Again. Author Tamar Adler (An Everlasting Meal; Something Old, Something New) is working on a forthcoming book that will be an A-to-Z encyclopedia about re-using leftovers. Even the cocktail community has gotten in on the game, with Maggie Hoffman’s The One Bottle Cocktail featuring a ...
9 Healthy Kitchen Staples That Cost Under $1 Per Serving

9 Healthy Kitchen Staples That Cost Under $1 Per Serving

Health
Great news for anyone who wants to save money and eat healthier—in other words, pretty much all of us. A new study suggests that it really is possible to do both at once. The secret? Cook more at home. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health found that families who had this one thing in common tended to eat better without spending more on food than families who cooked less. For the study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers interviewed 437 adults living in and around Seattle, asking them what they ate in the last week and where. They also gathered information about participants’ income, employment, family size, and other demographics. Overall, they found that people who cooked more often met more of the federal guideli...