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The Alkaline Diet: Miracle Cure or Just Another Fad?

The alkaline diet has gained popularity in recent years, most likely due to a combination of celebrity advocates, scientific language, and an increasing interest in healthy living. But is it all it’s cracked out to be? The alkaline diet is based on the premise that the body functions best in a slightly alkaline state, and…

56 Healthier Burger Recipes to Kick Off Grilling Season

56 Healthier Burger Recipes to Kick Off Grilling Season 05/23/2014 – 11:18pm by Nicole McDermott Summer time means grilling time, and we all know what that means: burger season. We love a good juicy burger just like the rest of ‘em, but we’ll be the first to admit that ladlefuls of mayo and barbecue aren’t…

9 Protein-Packed Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

Chia seeds—the same magical things that turn sculpture pets into overgrown, sprouted topiaries (ch-ch-ch-chia!)—have found themselves in the health limelight in recent years. Packed with fiber, omegas, potassium, and magnesium, the superfood seeds are great for boosting energy, improving endurance, and even helping regulate digestion. And while it’s simple to toss them in a glass of water and chug away,…

52 Surprising Things to Make in a Vitamix

If you’ve got any interest in cooking, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of a certain little gadget known as the Vitamix. Thanks to powerful, high-speed blades, this multitasking blender has cemented its status in the blogosphere as the ultimate kitchen tool,  becoming the stuff of culinary daydreams and dominating Amazon wish lists. But as with…

Religion Ain’t Sexy – But Why?

Religion in Britain is, generally speaking, undoubtedly in decline. According to the most recent round of the British Social Attitudes survey, a majority of Brits now consider themselves non-religious. As 18-24 year olds, only 25% believe in God at all. As religious people gradually move into minority status, the faithful remnant might find it harder…

25hours Hotel Zürich West by Alfredo Häberli Design Development

Alfredo Häberli Design Development have completed the interior design of the 25hours Hotel, located in Zürich West, Switzerland. From the designers In the past few decades, in this most important developing area of Zurich, many creative people, clubs and international companies have found their home. Zurich West’s character is influenced by a mixture of former industrial…

From Depraved to Disciple

On June 17, a twenty-one-year-old man entered Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He sat down with a small group of parishioners who were there for a Bible study. After about an hour of listening to teaching and discussion on Mark 4:16–20, he pulled out a pistol and fatally shot nine people. In the…

39 Crock-Pot Recipes That’ll Last You All Week

Cooking for one means dinner can easily become yet another turkeysandwich or bowl of cereal. Yawn. Instead of letting the single life rob you of delicious meals, dust off your slow cooker to whip up a batch of chili or curry. If you prep and cook on the weekend, you’ll have phenomenal leftovers that make…

Why Black Women In America Are Being Told To Find Love In Europe

“Swirl.” Illustration by Brittany Holloway-Brown for BuzzFeed At first glance, Black Girl Travel seems to be like any other American international travel club, just one that caters exclusively to black women. But buried toward the bottom of its About Us page is a fuzzy YouTube video that indicates a wider problem. The video is a…