Kristin Ohlson

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Sleep It Off

New research shows that sleep significantly influences metabolism, appetite, and weight management. Could getting more shuteye help you ward off excess pounds?

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The Secret Flavor: Umami

Sweet, salt, sour and bitter. These are the four familiar tastes we’ve come to know best. And then there’s another flavor—umami. Until recently, we weren’t sure how to name this fifth flavor, much less describe it. But that hasn’t stopped us from craving it and creating it for most of culinary history.

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The New Veganism

No longer on the fringe of culinary culture, plant-centered diets are more popular than ever. Here’s why—and why you don’t have to be a vegan to benefit from putting more plants at the center of your plate.

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Poor Substitutes

Low-calorie food replacements have promised to make our weight-loss dreams come true, but research indicates that these pseudo-foods rarely deliver. In fact, they may set our weight-loss efforts back.