What Not to Ask Someone Suffering

People ask me all the time what to say and what to do for people who are grieving the death of someone they love. And I’m glad they ask. I’m glad they want to know what is really helpful and meaningful, and what is completely unhelpful and actually hurtful. And I wish I could tell…

22 Portable Meals and Snacks You Can Make in a Muffin Pan

All muffins, all the time. That’s our new rallying cry, especially now that we’ve discovered muffins can be healthy. But did you know that your muffin pan is secretly a multitasking tool? Yes really. Think beyond blueberry muffins and vanilla cupcakes, as this tin can make any number of single-serving meals and snacks, whether you’re feeling sweet…

Will 2015 Be the Most Historic Year for Women in History?

At every point in history women have always struggled for recognition, rights and equality. This year is no different. The journey for women in the UK, and globally, is far from over. Our incomes and ownership of resources still lag behind men’s. Our representation when important decisions are being made – whether in parliaments, boardrooms,…

Raspberry Pi Keeps Wowing Us Even Two Years After Launch

As computers grew smaller and more powerful over the last couple of decades, they also became sleek and pre-packaged, eroding the tinkering ethos that fueled many early computing innovations. As computer science became a more sought-after field of study for young people, those same young people knew less and less about what happened in the…

41 Paleo Breakfasts That Aren’t Eggs

Sneaking in a nutritious breakfast can be hard for just about anyone. And for those sticking to a Paleo diet, the morning meal might seem even more daunting. Eggs are always an option, but going through multiple cartons per week gets old fast. Besides, no one should have to give up the goodness of waffles,…

Embracing Unexpected Moments of Happiness in Grief

Soon after my wife was killed in November 2012 I decided to start a blog. Through it I would create a record of raw and live grief as it happened, as well as documenting my attempts at somehow rebuilding my life after the shock of becoming a widower at just 33. The words I published…

60 Must-Read Health, Fitness, and Happiness Blogs for 2015

Anyone—even a dog—can write a blog. Which perhaps explains why there are so many out there, all tempting us to procrastinate at work. But it’s hard to know which sites are truly trustworthy, entertaining, informative, and/or offer the best (healthy) food porn. We know your time is valuable, so we went ahead and scoured the blogosphere for you to…

The 22 Healthiest Pinterest Boards You Should Be Following

Once upon a time there were cookbooks. And then came the Internet, and with it recipe-laden sites like Epicurious and Allrecipes. Suddenly, the need to use books was pretty much gone.  Sites like Pinterest make it even easier. Browsing through a feed of carefully curated pins can evoke cravings you never knew you had (pepperoni…