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What is Fair Trade?

Fair trade is an incredible concept to help ensure countries and workers around the world are able to compete on a level economic playing field. Fair trade is a lot of things but, at its core, it’s a set of principles to fight against worker mistreatment and environmental damage. It’s not a government-enforced set of regulations…

44 Surprisingly Healthy Mexican Recipes

Mexican cuisine doesn’t exactly have a great reputation nutrition-wise (especially when it comes in an overstuffed burrito). But it doesn’t have to be super heavy and greasy. And it can still include all the cheese, avocado, and margaritas you love. These healthy versions of south-of-the-border favorites use whole-food ingredients and cut back on the grease…

9 High-Protein Smoothies That Taste Like a Milkshake

Every week, the Greatist Team scours the Web for tasty, trendy, and (mostly) healthy recipes to help open both minds and palates to the wonders of food. Tune in next Wednesday to see what else we have in store! When given the choice between a decadent milkshake or healthy smoothie, what would you choose? If…

Five Simple Ways to Lose Fat Fast

Many of us were brought up to believe the mantra ‘a second on your hips, a lifetime on your hips’ but this really is just an old wives tale, and, more than that, it has led many of us to have a distorted view of food and the unhealthy attitude that food is the enemy…

The Open Hands of the Gospel

He may have been a wee little man, but he was the kingpin of the Jericho tax cartel. He was a filthy rich little guy, this Zacchaeus. But when he met Jesus, everything changed — not only his heart, but his hands. The same fingers that once reached to extort filthy lucre, now extended with…

How to Scare a Woman Away in Five Easy Steps

Like most women, I have spent the majority of my dating life in a cycle that looks something like this-meet a man I’m interested in, go on a few more dates, get completely turned off by something he does, find myself alone again, eat a lot of ice cream. That pretty much sums it up….

The Only 30 Yoga Poses You Really Need to Know

Although it’s an ancient practice, yoga has become the exercise du jour in recent years. Everyone from A-list celebs to your co-workers are getting their om on these days—and for good reason. Practicing yoga has serious health benefits, from boosting your immunity​, helping you sleep better, fighting stress, and even improving your sex life 1234…

An Abandoned Bangkok Shopping Mall Hides a Fishy Secret

Photo © Jesse Rockwell Photo © Jesse Rockwell Photo © Jesse Rockwell Photo © Jesse Rockwell Photo © Jesse Rockwell Photo © Jesse Rockwell Photo © Jesse Rockwell In most post-apocalyptic films when the camera pans down the abandoned streets of New York or Tokyo, long after people have disappeared and the buildings have fallen…

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…