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Books are the perfect way to get away without actually going anywhere. If you're looking for an adventure without leaving your couch, here are five books you need to check out. 1. The Beach by Alex Garland A backpackers classic, The Beach encompasses the spirit of Thailand and, through it, illustrates the soul-searching and human connection that are fundamental to…

Socca with shaved fennel and aioli on a blue plate.

Though its origin is often disputed, you’ll find socca, or chickpea flour pancakes in abundance throughout France, Italy, Spain, and even as far as Argentina. Whether called socca, farinata, or panisse, you’ll be happy to know you can easily recreate this delicious street fare in your own kitchen. Chickpea flour, made from dried and ground chickpeas, is naturally gluten-free, low…

People walking through crowd with face masks.

The internet has brought about a rampant spread of misinformation about healthcare in the world. But when it comes to preventing the spread of illness, it’s important that we’re aware of the facts—especially if we find ourselves in enclosed spaces like planes, trains and buses. Here are some common myths about preventing illness and the facts to refute them.  MYTH…

Colcannon in white bowl on marble counter top.

This St. Patrick’s Day favorite is a delicious way to sneak some greens into your meal. Potatoes, an Irish dietary cornerstone, are rich in fiber, potassium, and vitamin B6. They also help to lower cholesterol naturally. Leaving the peel on the potatoes increases their nutritional content, and decreases your workload!  Kale, among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, boasts…

French white bean and mushroom cassoulet.

 This vegetarian version of the carnivorous French classic packs all the rich and comforting flavors of the original into a healthier, veggie-forward dish you’ll want to enjoy all winter long. Packed with plant-based protein, fiber, and B vitamins, mushrooms also offer the only vegetable source of Vitamin D, helping to boost immunity and bone health. Beans offer satiating protein to…

Neon lights that spell love

It’s mid-February, which means that winter is (finally, maybe) drawing to a close — for Americans, anyway. It’s also the time we set aside to celebrate romantic relationships, to the tune of pink roses, bounteous boxes of chocolates and saccharine candy hearts. Saint Valentine’s Day has actually been celebrated for centuries as a feast day in the Christian church before…

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