I've read all about the crazy amazing health and diet benefits of green tea for years, but I've never been able to get myself to choke the stuff down. I'm just not a tea girl. Now coffee? That's my drink of choice! So when I recently learned coffee may promote weight loss, I just about lost my ever loving mind. Surely, this news is too good to be true, right?
If there is surefire way to lose weight that would be through "clean eating." The way to do this is to stop eating certain foods. This will help you live longer, look better and feel sharper. By knowing what to avoid, your grocery list will become cleaner, and your shopping cart will be more colorful. You will also be able to do most of your shopping in the produce section of your grocery store.
Another day, another breaking story about a teacher having sex with students. This time the sucio in question is Sean Shaynak, a math and physics teacher at Brooklyn's prestigious Brooklyn Technical High School. The 44-year-old divorced father of one was indicted Tuesday on thirty-six counts involving sex with six different students, some of whom he took to nude beaches and sex clubs, and even demanded they have sex with other girls for his viewing pleasure. Incredibly, that's just the tip of the iceberg.
A girlfriend of mine recently introduced me to the wonderful world of wine smoothies, and though I was skeptical to try them at first, I have to admit they're pretty amazing. Wine smoothies combine the rich decadence of wine with the creamy goodness of a smoothie. Oh, and have I mentioned that most of these concoctions are actually quite healthy? It's true.
Most wine smoothie recipes call for heaping helpings of antioxidant-rich berries, belly-friendly yogurt, and even a little heart-healthy dark chocolate. The fact that these recipes also happen to call for red or white wine is just icing on this already delicious cake.
There's nothing more refreshing than watching a young Latino kid run a wildly successful lemonade stand--that is, of course, unless you're a cranky old sourpuss who lives next door to said stand.
Doug Wilkey of Dunedin, Florida has been campaigning to have his 12-year-old T.J. Guerrero's lemonade stand shut down for the last two years, because, get this, it's too popular. Wilkey has contends that the middle schooler's "illegal" lemonade stand has caused excessive traffic, noise, trash, illegal parking and other problems that reduce his property values.
It's summer, it's hot, you need to stay hydrated. Water is always número uno as far as I'm concerned, but sometimes I like to add variety to my drinks. It is summer after all and just because I'm not technically on "vacation" doesn't mean that I can't make a beverage that cools me down and feels tastes like a vacation in a frosty glass.
I've got a set of four tea-rrific drinks that you are going to love with the flavors or tamarindo, pomegranate, strawberries and pineapple.
I've really been into coconut lately. I just find it delectable whether it be with chocolate or in ice cream, or sprinkled on top of just about anything. Now I mostly eat the fleshy part of the coconut, but as a child ever visit we made to Mexico included stopping for some fresh agua de coco. It was a refreshing treat that I couldn't find as readily in the U.S.Continue Reading >
Confession: I love Cinco de Mayo, always have, always will. However, there are those who will argue that it's not even a real holiday. I suppose there is a bit of truth to that. In Mexico, CInco de Mayo is celebrated regionally as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla. I think it is telling that we make a bigger deal of it in the U.S. than in Mexico, maybe it's because Mexicans on this side of the border need a way to help gringos embrace Mexican pride.
Whether you think it is a "real" holiday or not, if you are over 21-years-old, why not use it as an excuse to drink like a Mexican?
There's no denying that celebrating the new year changes in a big way once you become a parent--at least during the early years. Oftentimes it can be hard to find a sitter since everyone you know is probably off partying or out vacationing, but that doesn't mean you have to resolve yourself to a humdrum holiday. There are lots of things you can do with your children to ring in the new year in a special way. So call up your mommy pals, and tell them to pack up their families and come on over for a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration.Continue Reading >
Looking to boost your libido? Good news! Sometimes all it takes is adding certain ingredients to your diet to add to your sex drive. And the best part is you don't necessarily have to cook them into a meal. There are plenty of yummy drink options that actually increase your hormone levels and help heighten arousal.Continue Reading >