Doctors are busy, we all know this. So when they’re trying to be efficient and only solve the problem at hand, can we really blame them for not discussing other potential problem areas we might want to look into? Whether or not you agree with this type of practice — here are 10 things your doctor should be telling you, but just hasn’t gotten around to.…
Ever wonder what's in a Hot Pocket? Here's your answer!
Can you believe how many ingredients are in this thing? And if you need a reminder the next time you get that hot pocket hankering, for $30 you can have it posted on your wall. Steep, yes I know. But if this doesn't keep you away from popping that "partially hydrogenated, artificially butter flavored, yellow 5… Continue
Portions, calories, servings...how do you know if the amount you're eating is right? Let the wheel of nutrition be your guide. The ceramic dining plate is a reminder of the fundamentals of healthy eating.
Created by industrial/interior designer Hafsteinn Juliusson, the plate is creatively enhanced with "explanatory graphics and distinctive colors"…
If you like the idea of growing your own veggies, but have been brushing it off because you don't have a backyard...brush off no more. Spring is here, and for urban dwellers with no access to soil, hydroponic window gardening is a way to grow fresh veggies indoors.
"Window farming," as it is called, is catching on in New York City and beyond. Window farmers use recycled 1.5 liter water bottles, clay pellets, plastic tubing and inexpensive fish tank air pumps… Continue
For months we've been listening to health care reform this and health care reform that - but what does it all mean? Nicole Maria Rincon, winner of GOOD's "best information" infographic project, provides a straight foward presentation of the facts… Continue
We all know eating organic is better for us. But buying organic can sometimes be a challenge. Whether farmers markets are scarce in the area or buying "clean" is putting a dent in your wallet, buying only the essentials - the "dirty dozen" - can help alleviate some of these concerns. Here's a great cheat sheet that will make navigating yourself through the organic section a whole lot easier.…
In his latest book, The Five Factor World Diet, fitness and nutrition author Harley Pasternak writes about countries with healthy traditional diets. He selected the countries based on which ones have the longest life expectancies and lowest obesity rates. His rankings aren't scientifically rigorous, but they… Continue
Le Whif is a revolutionary new way of eating chocolate - by breathing it! The innovative gadget is meant to curb appetite without adding calories.
Harvard professor David Edwards, lead inventor of Le Whif says:
"Over the centuries we've been eating smaller and… Continue
Spring is here! For many of us, this means whipping out the cleaners, mops, sponges and gloves, and finally tackling the heavy cleaning we've been avoiding all winter. But if you're like many and question the safety of chemical cleaners, here are some easy solutions by GOOD Instructions that… Continue
Today is UN World Water Day, an initiative to remind us of the efforts to provide safe, clean drinking water. Water Bobble is a 100% recyclable water bottle with a built in carbon filter good for 300 refills.
It's no wonder poverty and obesity have such a strong correlation in the U.S.
Federal subsidies are government grants that are meant to support an enterprise (in this case--agriculture) that's of public interest. They are offered either through direct payments or indirect means such as price cuts or favorable contracts.
Imagine if the government were to subsidize fruits and vegetables instead of meats and dairy? Our waistlines… Continue
Meatless Monday is a movement that encourages people to cut out meat one day a week. The non-profit initiative hopes to improve personal health and the health of our planet by reducing overall meat consumption by 15%.
Benefits of going meatless include reducing the risk of chronic preventable diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help reduce our carbon… Continue
The typical American child generates 67 pounds of lunch packaging waste each school year. After reading this statistic, Kimberly Castner, a Southern California mom, knew she had to make changes. She came up with the design for Go Green lunchbox, an insulated bento box.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, winner of the 2010 Ted Prize, is making his way out of the kitchen and into living rooms across America. In this revolutionary new show, Jamie travels to the “unhealthiest city in America” to show us that “just a little effort can make a massive difference.”
Jamie’s challenge is to see if he can get a whole community… Continue
Foodprint NYC is the first in a series of international conversations about food and the city. The free afternoon program will include designers, policy-makers, flavor scientists, culinary historians, food retailers, and others, for a wide-ranging discussion of New York’s food systems, past and present, as well as opportunities to transform its edible landscape through technology, architecture, legislation, and education.