Macronutrients, to count or not to count?

From baby food to juice cleanses, diet trends rise and fall with time and scientific advancement. But while many nutrition fads have been discredited or forgotten, others have withstood the test of time and nutrition science scrutiny. Counting macros (short for “macronutrients”) is a nutritional strategy long favored by bodybuilders that has recently gained mainstream popularity.

The Rise of Living and Working Abroad in a Post-Pandemic World

Until very recently, the idea of working remotely while traveling the world was the stuff of fantasies and Travel & Leisure articles. So-called younger digital nomads were out there, owning multiple passports, taking pilates classes on mountaintops, and posting laptop-by-the-ocean selfies—but they made up a small, enviable niche of the travel market. The novel coronavirus may have changed that. Along with how we shop, socialize, and attend happy hours, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way we work—possibly for the better, and probably forever. Now that so many of us are working remotely, employers and employees alike are realizing that a lot of our jobs can be done from anywhere. For a growing number of professionals, the digital lifestyle no longer seems so unattainable.

What to Do with 48 Hours in Porto, Portugal

After years of being outshined by the cosmopolitan glow of Lisbon, Porto—Portugal’s once scrappy but now sublime second city—has been stealing the spotlight these days. Cinematic landscapes, balmy weather, and a blossoming food and wine scene have all contributed to a boom in international visitors to Portugal. The winner of European Best Destination in 2012, 2014, and 2017, Porto now draws a record number of travelers with an average of 1.6 million visitors each year. Planning to visit this incredible city in the coming year? Here’s a guide to a perfect 48 hours in Porto.

The Beatles’ Epic Performance at Shea Stadium in 1965

When The Beatles got their start playing grueling seven-hour sets in the dark dancehalls of Hamburg before a sparse audience of night owls, could they have imagined they’d one day be playing to a stadium packed with more than 55,600 screaming fans? Probably not. In the music world, The Beatles at Shea Stadium show was unprecedented. Never before in history had a band played at a major outdoor stadium, and never before in history had a concert drawn an audience that size. 2,000 security guards were enlisted to control the enormous crowds.

The Meaning Behind Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’

In a 2015 interview with People magazine, the singer revealed the identity of one of the men to be Warren Beatty, an actor she’d been romantically involved with. To illustrate the kind of guy Warren Beatty was, Simon tells a story about Beatty her memoir, Boys in the Trees. After spending the night with Beatty, she discussed the encounter with her therapist the next day. The therapist told her, “All I’ll say is, you’re not the only patient of mine who spent the night last night with Warren Beatty.” Yikes.

8 of Our Favorite BIPOC Artists and Makers

It would be remiss to write a blog highlighting the work of BIPOC artists without taking a moment to reflect on the events and conversations of the year. Propelled by the momentum of protests following the horrific deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, and Dominique “Rem’mie” Fell, the world is protesting, watching, listening, trying, speaking out, making mistakes, and — hopefully — changing.

The Untold Truth of Fast Food Playgrounds

Once upon a time, way back in the '90s, the iPad hadn't been invented yet, Boy Meets World was still on the air, and interior playgrounds at fast food restaurants weren't regarded as foul dens of germs and discarded heroine needles. During this magical age, children frolicked in ball pits and slid down slides in the playscapes of restaurants like McDonald's and Burger King. Meanwhile, their parents chatted nearby, knowing their kids were fenced in and playing someplace "safe."

30+ Veteran-Owned Businesses to Shop and Support

As it turns out, the skills typically honed in military service can be a strong foundation for entrepreneurship. Maybe that’s why veterans start businesses at a higher rate than the rest of the population. The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that veterans are 45% more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans. Data shows that there is around one veteran-owned company for every 10 veterans and veteran-owned companies make up nearly 10% of all small businesses in the U.S. Today, you can find more than 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses (and businesses owned by military spouses) ranging from jewelry shops to coffee roasters to whiskey distilleries. Here are 30+ veteran-owned and military-family-owned businesses to support now and always:

The best cocktails to whip up for brunch

Although drinking booze in the morning was commonplace for much of history, today there are lamentably few situations where it's socially acceptable to drink before noon. There's layovers at the airport. There's tailgating events. But above all else, there's brunch — that magical weekend rite when conventional society is permitted — nay, encouraged — to guzzle as many bottomless mimosas as possible before the 3 p.m. cut off.
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