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8 foods that can boost your energy

We all have those days when we can't seem to keep our eyes open so we head straight for a cup of coffee . But it seems that energy jolt doesn't last as long as you need it to. It turns out, there are better options to fight fatigue. INSIDER spoke with Seana Forbes, training and nutrition expert at Freeletics , to find out what snacks you can grab for a lasting boost of energy.

Ear wax is actually really important — here's why you need to leave it alone

Most of us spend time trying to get rid of that sticky, yellow substance in our ears — earwax. But have you ever stopped to ask why you're cleaning your ears and if you even should? INSIDER spoke with several specialists to find out what exactly earwax does for the body and why you need it. It's shiny, sticky, and often yellow or orange — cerumen, commonly known as earwax.

Most people are shaving incorrectly — here are 6 tips for doing it right

Many of us shave, but for an act that is so common, there is a lot that we're pretty much all doing wrong. INSIDER spoke with board certified dermatologist and RealSelf contributor, Dr. Sejal Shah to find out the best method to shave without damaging your skin and looking healthy for a fresh summer glow.

6 surprising reasons frozen food is good for you

Frozen food has gotten a bad rap over the years for being highly processed, less nutritious, and more expensive . However, you may be surprised to learn that this is far from the truth. Frozen food can be just as healthy, if not healthier, than their fresh counterparts and come at a fraction of the price.

The 7 best vegan meat substitutes, according to nutritionists

Animal proteins tend to be the "star" of the average American plate, according to Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, CLC of Maya Feller Nutrition . But for vegans, plants take center stage, which means finding substitutes that have all of the nutrients you need and the flavors you love. INSIDER spoke with several nutritionists to find out which vegan meat substitutes contain the highest protein, the least unnecessary ingredients, and taste the best.

Sometimes frozen vegetables can be even healthier than fresh — here's why

With many myths out there claiming that frozen foods are bad for your health, you've surely wondered if frozen vegetables fall into that category too. INSIDER spoke with several nutritionists and found out that frozen veggies are pretty comparable to fresh. They can save you time and are usually frozen at peak freshness.

The 10 most popular dog breeds in the US

The most popular breeds in America today are either highly intelligent working dogs or are small and just plain adorable, according to Nicole Ellis, Certified Dog Trainer and Pet Expert with . But this hasn't always been the case. The Boston terrier was one of the most popular dog breeds for 30 years but now, doesn't even appear on the American Kennel Club's top ten list .

Waiting too long in-between meals could be affecting your health — here's how often you should actually be eating

There's a lot of conflicting advice out there telling you when you should eat next meal. You've likely heard that you should eat every two to three hours to boost your metabolism. Oppositely, you also may have heard that you can stick to the usual three meal a day regimen to maintain a healthy weight.

6 things Americans get wrong about Chinese food

When you want a break from cooking , you may treat yourself to Chinese takeout . You've got your fried rice, egg rolls, and of course, fortune cookies to end your feast. But the ' Chinese food ' that we know is far from what authentic Chinese food actually is. INSIDER spoke with several experts to find out what Americans get wrong about Chinese food.

10 sleeping habits that are sabotaging your chance at a good sleep

But even though they are getting on average 25 more minutes of sleep than most others, the quality of their sleep is suffering. Habits like staying up late, using electronics, and drinking before bed all can wreak havoc on your sleep cycle. INSIDER spoke with several sleep experts to find out what habits are most harmful to getting a good night's sleep .

8 things that happen at 5-star hotels that employees don't want you to know

Top hotels have a reputation to uphold in order to serve the elite and keep them coming back. But these hotels also have a few well-kept secrets to maintain the 5-star realm. These hotels have perks they don't advertise to guests, and you'll get a better stay if you have status, tip well, and stay at the hotel regularly.

8 common food pairings you'll be surprised to learn you should totally avoid

America loves its food combo classics: burger and fries, peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese, and hot apple pie with ice cream. But some delicious combinations are doing your body more harm than good when eaten together. INSIDER spoke with several health and food experts to find out which food pairings you should avoid for improved health and wellness.



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