Allison Aubrey

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A Cluttered Kitchen Can Nudge Us To Overeat, Study Finds

Monday, February 15, 2016

Earlier research found that people in a messy work area were less likely to choose healthy snacks. Now a study hints that a cluttered kitchen might make those who feel out of control eat more sweets.


Women Blast CDC's Advice To Use Birth Control If Drinking Alcohol

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is getting flamed for saying that sexually active women should be on birth control if they drink alcohol or should stop drinking before getting pregnant.


A Diet High In Fiber May Help Protect Against Breast Cancer

Monday, February 01, 2016

Eating fruits, vegetables, grains and beans high in fiber can help keep us healthy. A study finds yet another benefit: Women on a high-fiber diet had a lower risk of developing breast cancer.


The Curious Cookware Of A Williams-Sonoma Founder Lands In A Museum

Thursday, January 28, 2016

When Chuck Williams, the founder of Williams-Sonoma, died in December at the age of 100, he left behind a vast collection of culinary artifacts.

It included everything from a copper pig mold (for serving suckling pig), terrines adorned with rabbit heads and pastry equipment from the early 1900s.

Some ...


The Mystery Of The Listeria That Lurked In Bags Of Dole Salad

Monday, January 25, 2016

Last summer, cases of particular strain of Listeria started popping up in six states in the Northeast and Midwest U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says since July 2015, 12 people have been sickened and one person from Michigan has died in this outbreak. And the agency ...


Hillary Clinton's Elixir: Can A Hot Pepper A Day Boost Immunity?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The presidential candidate says a jalapeño a day helps keep her healthy on the campaign trail. She could be on to something: A large recent study linked a spicy-food habit to longevity.


Food Fight Fizzles As Senate Nears Compromise on School Nutrition Rules

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Senate Agriculture Committee has voted in support of a compromise plan that will preserve key school nutrition standards enacted after the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010.

Yep, that's the law that requires schools to serve up more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. It also ...


Place A Bet On Your Weight-Loss Goal, And You May Win Twice

Friday, January 15, 2016

New weight-loss programs have dieters put cash on the line in a wager that they'll reach their goal.


New Dietary Guidelines Call For Limits On Sugar, Red Meat

Thursday, January 07, 2016

There's new diet advice out Thursday from the federal government. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines, which are updated every five years, serve as the government's official advice on what we...


New Dietary Guidelines Crack Down On Sugar. But Red Meat Gets A Pass

Thursday, January 07, 2016

An advisory panel had recommended telling Americans to cut back on red and processed meats. But that controversial advice is missing from the update to the government's official nutrition guidelines.


Best Diets 2016: From Fastest Weight Loss To Conquering Cravings

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

When it comes to dieting, losing weight fast holds some appeal.

Perhaps that's why U.S. News & World Report has added a Fast Weight-Loss Diet category to its annual rankings of best diet plans. And one of the diets that comes out on top is the Health Management Resources ...


Want To Avoid A Hangover? Science Has Got You Covered

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Editor's note: This story was first published in December 2014.

The first time I ever got tipsy was during a champagne toast at a cousin's wedding reception.

All was good, until the room started spinning — and the sight of my cousin's bride dancing in her wedding dress was just ...


The Year In Food: Artificial Out, Innovation In (And 2 More Trends)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

From big food companies simplifying ingredients, to the U.S. government's new goal to reduce food waste, to a public image crisis for Chipotle, 2015 has been a big year for food.


Follow The Money: Congress Uses Budget Bill To Rewrite Food Policies

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

When lawmakers — and lobbyists — use the budget bill as a vehicle to slip in new policies or upend regulations, it reminds me of my kids at the grocery store.

They ask for Nutella. I say "No." But when I'm not looking, they slip it into the cart. And ...


From Tipsy To Regret: Your Tales From The Office Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Office soirees can be an opportunity for networking and workplace bonding. But drinking with the boss can also lead to embarrassment, injury and litigious outcomes, as the stories you shared bear out.


Boozing At The Office Holiday Party? Use Our Tips, Take Our Survey

Friday, December 11, 2015

Looking forward to sipping on spiked eggnog or rum punch while hobnobbing with the boss?

Dipping your cup into the punch bowl at the office holiday party may be festive, but too much alcohol can lead to behavior that might embarrass you later.

Not to fret: The Salt is here ...


New York City To Require Sodium Warnings On Restaurant Menus

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

New York City has implemented a new rule requiring chain restaurants to put sodium warnings on their menus. Menu items that contain lots of salt will be marked with an icon of a salt shaker.


High-Sodium Warnings Hit New York City Menus

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The city is the first in the nation to require a sodium warning on menu items containing 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more. The rule applies to chain restaurants with 15 or more locations.


Thanksgiving Buzz: What Would Pilgrims Say About The Plight Of Bees?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Got cranberries? How about squash and pumpkin pie? These favorites would not be as bountiful without bees and other wild pollinators.

Honey bees were first imported into the American colonies by early European settlers, who recognized their value in producing fruits and other crops.

"Some of the colonists who ...


As Beekeepers Lose More Hives, Time For New Rules On Pesticides?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

America's beekeepers are having a rough time. They lost an estimated 42 percent of their hives last year.

While some colony losses are normal, these numbers are high. "Such high colony losses in the summer and year-round remain very troubling," entomologist Jeff Pettis said in a statement. He's ...