6 fun ways to boost the flavor of plain cottage cheese

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Cottage cheese is one of my favorite foods because it’s loaded with nutrients like calcium, casein protein, and essential B vitamins, and quick to eat when you don’t feel like preparing an elaborate meal. But some of the healthiest brands of plain cottage cheese are sorely lacking in flavor, or have an unusual, unappealing taste.

The brand of cottage cheese I buy only has three ingredients: cultured skim milk, cream, and salt. If I plan on enjoying my cottage cheese, I’ll usually have to add an extra ingredient or two to boost its flavor and make it taste better. Many other cottage cheese brands — especially the flavored cottage cheese brands — are loaded with sugar, corn starch, “natural flavor,” and other toxic ingredients that cause oxidative stress, and that can lead to weakened immunity, inflammation, and cancer.Read More »


Infatuation and your brain chemistry: how to prevent this chemical “love” explosion from ruining your life

difference between infatuation and loveInfatuation is often confused with love. They say love makes you do crazy things, but what if infatuation is the real culprit?

In the world of science, infatuation is a term that describes the way your brain chemistry becomes altered when you’re strongly attracted to someone. Some people call it a crush, some call it obsession, and some unknowingly call it love.

If you’re not careful managing your emotions, infatuation can make you do insane, impulsive things that can devastate your overall livelihood and well-being. Some break off relationships and marriages under the impression they’re in love with someone new, while others exhaust their savings accounts or jeopardize their careers just to be closer to that special someone they hardly know.Read More »

3 awesome reasons to eat cottage cheese for bodybuilding and weight loss

Cottage cheeseDon’t let the “cheese” in cottage cheese deter you from this healthy superfood. If your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, and improve your metabolism, it’s time to stock your refrigerator with cottage cheese!

Cottage cheese offers an array of health benefits: it’s packed with nutrients, convenient to eat, and keeps you feeling full for long periods of time thanks to its high protein content. Even if you’re not trying to lose weight or build muscle, cottage cheese lends to a stronger immune system and improved overall bodily function.Read More »

Throwing a Frisbee “the right way”

playing-frisbeePlaying Frisbee is one of my favorite leisure activities. I’m always joking about how the man of my dreams will know how to properly throw a Frisbee and want to play with me regularly. Frisbee is fun, and puts me in a great mood.

My friend and I try to play at least once per week. In the beginning, our games were relatively mellow and we’d lazily toss the Frisbee back and forth between the 20 feet or so that separated us. Today, our games are played on baseball fields so we have enough room to run for and catch extreme Frisbee tosses.

My friend and I play with two different regulation Frisbees: a neon yellow one for daytime play, and this cool LED Frisbee by GoSports that lights up for nighttime play.Read More »

Why microwaved food is bad for your health

cartoon microwaveThe microwave was my mom’s favorite go-to appliance when we were growing up. She microwaved canned vegetables to complement steak or chicken, or heated up frozen burritos on the fly if we needed to be somewhere.

Leftovers were stored in plastic storage containers and heated up in the microwave for lunch and dinner. We even used the microwave to heat up candy bars stored in the freezer. My brother and I were always getting sick; if only we knew then what we knew today about the health hazards associated with microwave use.Read More »

Make homemade shampoo and get cleaner hair!

washing hairHow much money do you normally spend on shampoo every year? If you go organic or all-natural, shampoo can get costly, especially if you’re shopping at specialty health food stores like Whole Foods or Sprouts. Even Trader Joe’s offers limited options for shampoo, and the brands they sell tend to dry out hair (and to be honest, don’t clean it that great, either).

Lately I’ve become frustrated with shampoo brands because not only am I paying more for natural ingredients, but the shampoos are failing to clean my hair even after massaging it onto my scalp and allowing it to sit for several minutes. Read More »