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The Great Shake Up!
These nonalcoholic sparkling drinks offer a little something extra—like intriguing flavors or a caffeine boost—when your usual seltzer falls flat.

All the Alt Milks
Plant-based “milks” seem to be taking over the supermarket. We sampled 64 cartons! in 14 categories to find five truly delicious winners.

Campfire Coffee
After sleeping on the ground, nothing tastes better than a hot cup. Here’s what to pack to make your morning joe outdoors.


Up Lift
Whether you have seasonal frazzles or are managing an anxiety disorder with your doctor, here are strategies that can help you feel some peace on Earth.

Find Your Blood Sugar Balance
About a third of adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, and most don’t know it. The condition ups the risk of type 2 diabetes by 50%, but these 6 strategies can help get you to a healthier place.


Veggie Tales
The Truth Meter

Mediterranean Diet Chart
How the standard American diet stacks up to the original Mediterranean diet.


The Environmental Benefits of Going Solar
Why it makes (dollars and) sense to go solar.

How Your Food Choices Can Help Fight Climate Change
As scary as the global-warming stats may sound, there are simple things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and help lower greenhouse-gas emissions—protecting the planet and our future food supply.

Weight Loss

2,969 Pounds, 36 Lives
And for each of them, it all started with one ride.

6 Ways Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight