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13 Desk Stretches That Help Relieve Stress, Aches, and Pains

It’s no secret that sitting at a desk for eight hours a day takes a toll on your body. Numerous studies—including a…

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How to Make Vegetable Broth

When it comes to flavor, homemade broth wins out every time over store-bought and costs about a quarter of what you’d pay…

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1-Week Vegan Meal Plan: How to Eat Plant-Based for Just $7 a Day

A whole-food, plant-based diet is not expensive. In fact, plant-based staples such as brown rice, potatoes, and beans are some of the…

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What Is Tahini? How to Use the Savory Sesame Seed Paste

Tahini is best known for its starring role in hummus, to which it adds deliciously nutty flavor. But hummus isn’t all that…

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5 Blue Zones Hacks to Promote a Longer, Healthier Life

Editor’s Note: For more than 15 years, journalist and National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner has studied what he dubbed the world’s blue…

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Healthy Sleep Habits: What You Need to Know

When 1 in 3 Americans aren’t getting sufficient sleep on a regular basis, the obvious question is: Why aren’t we sleeping better?…

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Miso: the Flavor-Boosting Staple That Should Always Be in Your Fridge

Miso, the flavorful fermented soybean paste that gives miso soup its name, has a multitude of uses in a whole-food, plant-based kitchen….

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What Is Wild Rice, and How Do You Cook It?

Wild rice comes from the seed of an aquatic grass plant, the grains of which are harvested as wild rice. It is…

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All About Grapes: Varieties, Tips, and Recipes

Bite-size and super-sweet with edible skins and minimal seeds (or none at all), grapes are as close to fruit perfection as it…

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12 Types of Mushrooms and How to Use Them

With their meaty texture and mouthwatering flavor, mushrooms are a plant-based cook’s best friend—and we have the recipes to prove it!  Here’s…

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What Are Beets, and How Do You Cook Them?

Beets, aka beetroots, are a highly nutritious root vegetable related to Swiss chard. Grown for both the edible leaves and root, they…

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What Is Jackfruit, and How Should You Eat It?

Native to southern India, jackfruit is traditionally used in spicy curries, hearty kormas, and a toffeelike pudding called halwa. In recent years,…

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