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6 Reasons I Love That My Kids Watch My Little Pony

Melissa Kaye | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents
Melissa Kaye

Each episode seeks to leave their little viewers a bit wiser and empowered than they were a half hour earlier. These feisty little phillies focus on big ideas and they hammer home their messages in a way that resonates with kids.

How To Make Decisions You Won't Regret

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Think about a current situation in your life in which you're contemplating a big decision. Here is how to avoid second-guessing or regrets to feel best about your decision, as well as to master the decision-making process itself.

Simple Truth to Love, Security and Recognition

Jeff Cannon | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

The simple truth is that happiness is not found in having all the love, security and recognition you can possibly have. It is found by balancing those three ideals based on who you are, based on your own needs.

You Choose Which Good Choice Wins Cash!

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 11.12.2012 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

After growing up the Minister's son, musician and pastor Randy Phillips is now leading his own church -- and a new movement.

Best and Worst Fast Food Muffins

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

My assumption, in ordering a wholesome-looking, berry-studded muffin virtually every day, was that I was making a healthy choice. It turns out, however, that that's not necessarily the case.

Which Is Better For The Environment: Washing Dishes By Hand Or The Dishwasher?

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Anyone who's ever watched a teenager (grudgingly) wash one fork at a time when it's their turn to do the dinner dishes has thought "I wonder if that's really the most efficient use of our resources."

How To Buy The Healthiest Salmon

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

There are so many different types of salmon, which is loaded with heart-healthy, brain-boosting omega-3 fats, and ways to serve them that it would be hard for me to get bored with this fish.

6 Of The Healthiest Fish To Eat ... And 6 Fish To Avoid

EatingWell | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Here are six fish that are healthy for you and the planet -- that Seafood Watch says you should be eating -- plus six to avoid.

4 Foods To Help You Focus Better

EatingWell | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living

A new study from the British Medical Journal showed that cognitive decline -- a decrease in memory and reasoning capacity -- can start to affect our brains as early as 45! Give yourself a mental boost now with these four foods.

Which Is Healthier: Hot Chocolate Or Eggnong?

EatingWell | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living

The past few weeks have seen the return of two seasonal drinks -- hot chocolate and eggnog. Both taste sinfully delicious, but one of them trumps the other in terms of healthfulness.

How Water Affects 7 Parts Of Your Body

EatingWell | Posted 10.20.2011 | Healthy Living

I typically choose to hydrate with water over other beverages like soda or sports drinks, which can pack a hefty calorie and sugar punch. Still, I was surprised to learn just how essential water is for so many body processes.

How To Get All Your Fruits And Vegetables For $2.25 A Day

EatingWell | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, Associate Nutrition Editor for EatingWell Magazine How often have you heard or read, “Healthy food is expensive”? I hear t...

How To Buy The Right Shrimp

EatingWell | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home

By Matthew Thompson, Associate Food Editor for EatingWell Magazine It really pays to read the label when it comes to buying seafood, especially shrim...

How To Make Your Plate Match The New "MyPlate"

EatingWell | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living

The USDA has launched the new food icon, My Plate, to accompany the 2010 Dietary Guidelines), at an event that I attended in Washington, D.C.

6 Foods To Eat If You're Skipping Meat

EatingWell | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Editor, Nutrition for EatingWell Magazine I was a vegetarian for most of my college years, but I was no...

Does Actress's Program Teach Good Manners Or Scientology?

Posted 01.17.2013 | Chicago

While her animated counterpart could use a lesson or two in good manners, the actress who has for years lent her voice to Bart Simpson is pushing Illi...

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? 5 Really Good Reasons to Pay Attention

EatingWell | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home

Having sufficient levels of D is important for everyone, me included. The vitamin practically deserves super-nutrient status.

Eat This With That To Make It Healthier

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Some foods just go together -- peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers, peas and carrots. But some foods that taste great together are also more nutritious when eaten in combination.

The 3 Colors You Should Be Eating More Of

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Remember ROYGBIV? I do. The mnemonic is how I learned the seven colors of a rainbow—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Nowadays I use the acronym to represent the colors of food I should be eating.

5 Health Reasons To Not Quit Coffee

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As a registered dietitian and a nutrition editor for EatingWell Magazine, I know that coffee is fine in moderation. It has lots of antioxidants and is low in calories if you don't load it up with cream and sugar.

Oatmeal Smackdown: The Best Fast-Food Oatmeals, & Critiquing Bittman's Analysis

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., EatingWell Nutrition Editor Yes, Mark Bittman’s smackdown on McDonald’s oatmeal in his recent New York Times Opin...