There's a lot В to love about cherries.В They're tasty, cute, and versatile, but they're also so much more than that. Beyond flavor and cooking choices, sweet cherries have a ton of potassium, which is crucial to healthyВ blood pressure, and they're alsoВ rich in vitamin C.В Tart cherries, on the other hand,В contain melatonin, which is a natural hormoneВ thatВ promotes sleep.
Vanni Bassetti /Getty What is the secret to happiness? This elusive emotion is something we consistently chase after, but is it a goal we should set in the first place? One person repeatedly asked the former question is psychologist Dan Gilbert, the Edgar Pierce professor of psychology at Harvard University.
Ideally, couples see some sort of counselor or spiritual advisor before getting married. However, some married couples wait until they are having great difficulties to seek professional help. That's when they might talk to Terry Eagan, an M.D., who counsels married couples in trouble, and serves as medical director of Moonview Sanctuary in Santa Monica, California, a treatment facility that incorporates Eastern and Western philosophies.
You've most likely heard of (and enjoyed) a staycation by now, but have you ever taken a "slowcation"? Since the slow movement hit the pause button on our fast-paced lifestyles, people now want to incorporate the chill trend into their travel experiences too. It's the antithesis of a whirlwind trip: Instead, you wind back the clock, clear your schedule, and relax.
Smoothies have become a breakfast and post-workout default, especially for those in need of a quick and healthy option on busy mornings. But these fruity drinks can also be packed with sugar and carbohydrates, sometimes making them a not-so-healthy choice after all. This is especially true if you have diabetes, and thus, need to monitor your blood sugar levels more carefully.
What do you love most about winter? Personally, we think it's hard to beat those cozy moments with nothing to do but sip on a warm, comforting cup of hot cocoa. Whether it's adding a dash of chocolate to our morning espresso, a creative take on the classic recipe for dessert, or even a simple, store-bought hot chocolate to enjoy on the go, we can't get enough of this childhood favorite.