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9 'health' terms you hear all of the time and what they actually mean

Attention-grabbing buzzwords and phrases are stamped all over food and beverage products but sometimes it can be difficult to understand what they actually mean. Things labeled as "superfoods" or as being "made with real fruit" aren't automatically healthy for you. From a health perspective, "artisanal" doesn't actually mean much.

9 mistakes you're making when using your air fryer

A newly popular kitchen appliance, air fryers are able to fryfood without using oil. To get the best results, it's important to know how to properly use an air fryer and how to avoid making mistakes that can easily ruin your food. Overcrowding the fryer basket, not flipping your proteins, and forgetting to properly clean your appliance are some of the most common air-fryer mistakes people make.

How applying to college in the US has changed over the years

Applying to college today is an intensive and drawn-out process that requires plenty of preparation and time. However, when the first American colleges were established in the 17th century, the requirements were few. For several centuries, college entrance requirements involved no more than taking designated courses in school.

11 signs it's time to go to the dentist

Though not everyone likes going to the dentist, you do it for the health of your teeth. But some people only go at the first bout of severe pain, and even then it's like pulling teeth. Your body might be telling you to go to the dentist sooner without you even realizing it. If you are experiencing any sort of pain in your mouth, get frequent headaches, or have a bad taste in your mouth, these could all be signs you need to go to the dentist as soon as possible.

Here's what a chef at a top-rated restaurant eats in a typical day

Although they prepare gourmet meals at work, not all high-end chefs cook upscale meals for themselves at home. For Kevin Dubel, chef de cuisine at Becca Restaurant, what he decides to eat in a day comes down to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. He told INSIDER that in a typical day he usually sticks to quick and simple meals that have a few gourmet touches.

13 ways to help the Earth that sound hard but aren't

Though some sustainable practices can be quite time-consuming and costly, there are also many easy and inexpensive actions you can take that can help the Earth. Composting, sealing your windows, and even buying more houseplants are some things you can do to better the planet. It's easier than you might think to pack your own lunches and reuse water bottles.

9 lipstick tricks that can help your teeth look whiter

There are certain ways you can use lipstick to help your teeth appear to be whiter. Wearing darker lipsticks that have cool tones may help your teeth to appear whiter. Red lipsticks with blue undertones can be a great choice if you want your smile to look a bit brighter. Not all lipsticks are created equally and the shades and finishes you choose to wear could impact how white your teeth appear to be.

10 ways to use wine when cooking, according to chefs

Wine is great on its own, but it also pairs well with many different dishes. Beyond wine and food pairing, there is a myriad of cooking techniques that involve wine, which can enhance the flavors of and transform many of your favorite recipes. INSIDER spoke to several chefs to find out how to put your wine to good use in the kitchen.

These recipes will help you start a plant-based diet

People are increasingly making the switch to a plant-based diet because of the health and environmental benefits. Research has shown that a plant-based way of eating can help you maintain a healthy weight, as well as reduce your risk of certain heart diseases. Unlike many fad diets, this approach to food and nutrition is unique in that it comes in many variations.

I lived in Los Angeles for years — here are the 10 places where you should actually eat

Los Angeles is home to an overwhelming amount of restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops, and beyond. Sometimes, it takes living in a big city to discover some of the best places that aren't listed as a top tourist attraction. This is a list of places I highly recommend having tried a wide variety of eateries during my time in LA.

12 of the best Costco-brand foods you can buy

Finding high-quality food that fits within your budget can be a challenge. From their almond butter and vanilla ice cream to their bacon and frozen lasagna, may have scored top slots in consumer blind taste tests, beating out the leading name brands. Buying the store brand is often an economical choice, but it sometimes comes at the cost of taste.

The differences between 10 types of nut butter

Alternative nut butter has drawn the attention away from the classic and much-loved peanut butter in recent years. With varieties such as almond, macadamia, walnut, and cashew, there are many nut spreads to choose from at the grocery store. But how do you know which to choose? Is one healthier than the other? And what are the main differences?



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