Are Girl Scout Cookies Damaging the Environment?

We’ve been told over and over again “If you can’t pronounce an ingredient, don’t eat the product.” One study, “If It’s Difficult to Pronounce, It Must Be Risky: Fluency, Familiarity, and Risk Perception” published in Psychological Science, even concluded that food ingredients with hard-to-pronounce names are perceived as scarier.

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Simple Ways to Cut 100 Calories a Day

Giving up 100 calories a day doesn’t mean depriving yourself of the foods you know and love. You can reach your goal weight or just get a little healthier by practicing a few sneaky tricks at mealtime. Nutritionist Elizabeth Somer suggests dressing up a sandwich with mustard over fatty mayonnaise or noshing on two poached […]

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Jenny Craig Wins the Weight Loss Battle

Fad diets are nothing new. Rumor has it Beyonce dropped 20 pounds by drinking a mixture of homemade lemonade, maple syrup, water and cayenne pepper. Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are said to have traded up to two meals a day for tiny jars of baby food to help keep their weight down. And while […]

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Five Retail Scams to Avoid

You know the saying, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is?” Well, CBS Money Watch contributor Farnoosh Torabi proves that adage true by blowing the lid off some of the most common retail scams. She explains why “specials” like “Buy One, Get One Free” or “5 Items for $5” are not quite […]

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Recipe: The Ron Swanson Turkey Burger

In last week’s episode of “Parks and Recreation,” when Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) tried to push his “pointless health crusade” on Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), the meat-loving head of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department, things didn’t go so well. Ron’s take on turkey burger anatomy wasn’t quite the lean alternative to a hamburger that […]

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