Everyday Meals

Sour Punch Trees Are Coming to Stuff Your Stocking

Christmas may still be more than a month away, but don’t let anyone selling snacks and candy know. Treats like mystery candy canes and Elf on the Shelf snack cakes are already available to purchase, and they’re gonna keep snowballing until December, which is truthfully the opposite of a problem.  But if you’d prefer a […]

Everyday Meals

'Beercations' Are On the Rise

Anyone who’s ever had a job knows that there’s nothing like a post-work beer or happy hour to unwind after a long day. And when our jobs really get to be too much, a vacation is often the only recourse available for maintaining one’s sanity. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that many smart […]

Food Trends

What are Ground Cherries?

You may have never encountered a ground cherry before. You may think "ground cherry" is what happens when you drop your bag of groceries on your way to the door. Or you might think, "Ground cherry? I think you mean husk cherry, or cape goosberry, or strawberry tomato." But no matter what you think when […]

Food Trends

Yes, Ultra-Processed Foods Are Probably Killing You, Study Says

Ultra-processed foods have been under a health microscope for a while—especially after a recent study linked eating them to an increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. What’s sneaky is that ultra-processed foods don’t just include unhealthy things like fast food, soda, chips, and hot dogs. Seemingly healthy—or at least harmless—foods like flavored yogurt, energy […]

Food Trends

Are Brown Eggs Healthier Than White?

On a Whole Foods run last week, I was on a mission to buy a carton of eggs. Much to my dismay, there wasn’t a white egg to be found in the entire cooler—yet I had at least a dozen brands of brown eggs to choose from, all of them organic and from free-range hens. […]

Food Trends

Are Pickles Good for You?

Pickles have been linked to a wide variety of health claims. You’ve likely heard someone tout pickle juice as the best hangover cure or as a perfect workout recovery drink. But how true are these claims? And are pickles actually healthy? While pickles may be low in calories, most are very high in sodium—which can […]

Everyday Meals

Confetti Cupcake Pop-Tarts are Coming Back This Summer

Who says you can’t eat cupcakes for breakfast? Certainly not Pop-Tarts. The fan-favorite Confetti Cupcake flavor is finally coming back. It was last seen on shelves in 2017 and, according to a press release, it’s the second-most requested flavor to return to the Pop-Tart lineup. But that’s not all! The toaster pastry brand is also […]

Health & Diet

Americans Are Some of the Most Stressed-Out People in the World

Americans are some of the most stressed-out people in the world, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. For the report, Gallup polled about 1,000 adults in countries around the world last year about the emotions they’d experienced the day before the survey. Negative emotions and experiences — stress, anger, worry, sadness and physical pain […]