The faster a person eats, the more likely he or she is to be overweight, a new study concludes. Japanese researchers studied 59,717 people who had been given diagnoses of Type 2 diabetes. At periodic checkups over six years, they collected data on obesity and waist circumference, eating and sleep habits, alcohol consumption, the medications […]

Post-lunch hunger happens to everyone. Whether you enjoyed a raw vegan burrito bowl and a cold-pressed green juice or you hurriedly ate a slice of pizza (or two) while your files were uploading to the Cloud, we’ve all been there — standing in front of the fridge just an hour after lunch. Maybe it happens […]

Last fall, students at two of the nation’s premier historically black colleges, Spelman and Morehouse, went on a hunger strike. They weren’t protesting policymakers in Washington. They were pressuring their schools to allow students to donate unused meal plan vouchers to those on campus who needed them. These students recognized a real problem, one that […]

Imagine that the taps switched off tomorrow, the rivers and streams ran dry, and the oceans turned into dry valleys. How would you react? And more importantly, how long would you survive? There’s no reliable predictor of how fast dehydration would kill a person. Many survival blogs suggest that an average person can survive for […]

Nuts and seeds are healthy snacks, but be sure to moderate portions if you’re watching your weight, since they contain a lot of calories. Most nuts are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats. Although good for you, these fats are high in calories (almost double the calories per gram as carbs and protein), so you’ll want […]