Health and Lifestyle

5 Super Speedy Dinners That Are Good For You Too

Trying to figure out what to make for dinner can feel like solving a complex puzzle. Does it fit the budget? Will it taste good? Are the ingredients good for you and your family? If the answer to all three questions is ‘yes’, then you know you’re onto a winner. But dinner favourites can soon…

Going Plant-Based? 10 Spring-Inspired Vegan Recipes

Spring is here, kale yeah! It’s time to give your kitchen (and health) a spring clean and try these deliciously fresh plant-based recipes. But wait, you’re feeding a family? Don’t draw a line between vegan food and family favourites. Here are 10 easy, family-friendly and oh-so tasty vegan recipes the whole family (and environment) will…

Eight Health & Wellness Myths—BUSTED!

The myth: MMR vaccines cause autism The truth: Evidence-based studies show that symptoms of autism are already present in children when they’re in their mothers’ wombs, long before they get the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Still, the amount of fake news surrounding vaccines have caused vaccination rates to decline. And because parents refuse…

Keep Things Fresh: 8 Veggies You Can Grow At Home

Starting a garden at home is a great way to ensure you’re eating fresh, healthy meals. Learning how to grow your own food is a fantastic life skill and can serve you no matter where you live or what you earn. Everyone needs to start somewhere when they’re creating their garden. You can grow almost…

Is it Self-Care or Sabotage? How to Spot the Difference

The self-care movement seems like a trendy, newfangled notion popularised by Instagrammers and lifestyle bloggers. But actually, the concept of self-care has been around since the 80’s. World Health Organisation defined self-care as “the activities individuals, families, and communities undertake with the intention of enhancing health, preventing disease, limiting illness, and restoring health.” It should…

How to Beat the Afternoon Slump

It’s 2:15 in the afternoon. You check an email, but you feel like you need to read it three or four times to understand. A long, lion-like yawn takes you by surprise. You’ve still got half the day to go! You count down the minutes until it’s appropriate to grab another coffee, and then you…

Lady Gaga’s Mental Health Essay Will Leave You Shocked & Inspired

“By the time you finish reading this, at least six people will have killed themselves around the world.” That’s the opening line to Lady Gaga’s powerful speech on mental health. She may be the voice behind Poker Face, but Lady Gaga is urging people living with a mental health illness not to hide behind their…

Lacking Sleep? Here’s What Happens to Your Body, One Sleepless Night at a Time

Did you know: the Guinness book of world records no longer monitors the category sleep deprivation, in recognition of its severe threat to human health (they actually deem sending humans into space less perilous!). Unfortunately, sleep deprivation is a common occurrence in our daily lives – brought about by work, school, family obligations, and recreational…

13 Ways to Turn Bruised or Overripe Produce into Something Delicious

We all have those weeks where we don’t end up eating the fruit we bought a few days prior, and more often than not we end up throwing the bruised or overripe produce away. What a waste! Don’t give up on your old fruit and vegetables so easily. You can actually transform your less-than-appetising produce…

What Research Says About Standing Desks

Standing desks are relatively new, but with the many benefits they’re known for, some workers are already turning away from their seats. Others are wondering whether or not the switch is worth it. Sitting is often comfortable, after all, and the thought of standing all day is exhausting. Fortunately, you don’t have to. As long…

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