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How Intuitive Eating Helped Me Recover From Orthorexia

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 5:49 PM

Before I begin my preaching session on intuitive eating, I have a question: Was your last year of high school everything you wanted it to be and more? I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say, no.

Unfortunately, life has a way of crushing expectations. The parties...

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What I Learned From Working as a Social Media Manager for a Dessert Shop

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 5:44 PM

In March, I interviewed for a position as a team member at a brand-new dessert franchise that was not yet open. The owners wanted to hire me on the spot, but almost two months went by before I heard from them after that initial meeting.

When I finally was asked...

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The 10 Most Sustainable Restaurants in America

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 6:06 PM

While taste is obviously huge when it comes to food, we are approaching an age where making food more sustainable is taking a front seat. If you were one of the millions of people that were sobbing hysterically when Leonardo DiCaprio won his well-deserved Academy Award, you got to...

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The 8 Bad Eating Habits You Need to Break in Your 20s

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 12:01 PM

We all know how it goes. You're away from home for the first time. You're completely in charge of your own meals. Mom and Dad always said you couldn't have cake and Cocoa Puffs for dinner? Well now you can have the whole cake and no one is...

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The 19 Most Millennial-Friendly Cities for College Grads

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 2:49 PM


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One of life's greatest mysteries is "Where am I going to live after college?" For some of you the answer is "Wherever I get a job." or "Near my family." If you're more of the adventurous type...

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The Good and Bad That Comes With Losing 10 Pounds After Giving Up Sugar for 6 Weeks

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 2:01 PM

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Do you ever feel like your brain is so cloudy and you can't stop blanking out in the middle of class? It's possible that this is happening because you are ODing on sugar. Americans are consuming at least...

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9 Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Freshman Year of College

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 4:53 PM

Graduating high school is one of the most exciting times in your life. As you begin your journey into adulthood, there are a lot of unknowns. How do you dress for a business casual dinner? How do you shotgun a beer?

No matter how big or how small, you will...

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The Good and the Bad That Comes With Losing 50 Pounds in College

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 4:40 PM

Over one year ago today, I looked pretty different. After finishing my freshman year of college I'd managed to actually beat the freshman 15 and had maintained the weight I'd been on my high school graduation day. Great, right? I conquered the fear of so many budding college freshman. It...

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19 Healthy Portable Lunches Anyone Can Make

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2016 | 8:03 PM

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When you're rushing all day, it can be hard to have a healthy lunch. Americans spend around $1,000 on lunch every year, so save yourself some dough and try out these delicious, portable lunches you can throw in...

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13 Recipes That Prove Kale Doesn't Have To Suck

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2016 | 8:02 PM

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Kale: it's healthy, delicious, versatile, and punny on a sweatshirt. Rich in calcium, protein, and folate, kale is truly super.

We've rounded up 13 delicious ways to eat kale so you can satisfy the...

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21 High-Protein Breakfasts To Start Your Day

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2016 | 8:00 PM

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We're constantly told about the importance of eating breakfast as it's known to boost metabolism, decrease our risk of certain diseases, and provide us with our energy needs for the day. However, those benefits may not...

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21 Vegetarian Meals Anyone Can Make

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2016 | 7:46 PM

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Before you know it, the weekend is over and it's the dreaded Monday again. However, Monday can also be a reset button where you recommit to healthy behaviors, including diet and exercise. Enter Meatless Monday.

It takes 47...

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6 Ways You Should Be Eating Avocado for Breakfast

(4) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 12:16 PM

Photo by Caitlin Schnack

Avocado is one of those foods that has gotten randomly trendy over the past couple years. The very fact that foods become trendy is still a strange concept to me, but regardless, this avocado obsession is...

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19 Healthy Dinner Recipes Anyone Can Make

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 9:48 AM

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Eating healthy is hard enough, but if you're not a great cook or if you don't have a ton of kitchen supplies, it's even more of a challenge. Luckily for you, Spoon University has you covered with these healthy...

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27 Next-Level Recipes That Shame Slutty Brownies

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 9:15 AM


Brownies are timeless, always in season, and never go out of style, so these recipes are applicable anytime, anywhere. Make some for your little brother, your great aunt, and your Grandma Judy.

You can add peanut butter, make it into a cheesecake, or...

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15 Quick Vegan Meals For When You Have No Time

(2) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 12:47 PM


Some days I walk around the kitchen like I'm Gordon Ramsey, and other days I want instant food gratification. For those (frequent) lazy days when you want a satisfying vegan meal that will be ready in minutes, I've got you covered. From breakfast...

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21 Quinoa Recipes Literally Anyone Can Make

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 11:35 AM


The food world is full of trends. I'm sure you've heard mention of kale, green juice, avocado toast, acai bowls, and quinoa all at least once. Some people (a lot of people) embrace these trends wholeheartedly, wearing Kale shirts and juice cleansing to...

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The 8 Worst Things You Can Do At Starbucks, According To A Barista

(34) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 11:16 AM

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I've been working as a Starbucks barista on my campus for over a year now. Don't get me wrong -- I love my job. There are few things that make me happier when someone asks for a suggestion...

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17 Foods To Make Someone The Morning After

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 11:14 AM


The ideal morning after breakfast shouldn't feel planned. The message is, "This is just what I had around and I can whip a delicious breakfast up out of thin air. Because I'm professionally awesome. All the time."

Chances are one (or both) of...

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13 Culinary Terms That'll Make You Sound Like a Professional

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2016 | 5:26 PM

Do you ever wonder what people are talking about during wine tastings, on late night Food Network, or in your favorite food blogger's Instagram post? We gotchu covered in this list --keep reading, my friend.

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