What’s this thing called ‘quinoa?’

Posted on Friday, April 5, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

The Conscious Cook There are lots of recipes out now which call for quinoa. What is quinoa, and how do you pronounce that word anyway? Quinoa – pronounced “keen-wa” – is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is not a true cereal, but is closely related to species such as beets, spinach and tumbleweeds. It originated in the Andean region of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia . . . more »

Dealing With a Pain in the Neck

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Robyn_Bookworm

Treat your Own Neck These days, neck and back pain are all-too-common ailments. Hours spent in front of computer screens, sitting at cubicles, and waiting in traffic, have created less than ideal conditions for healthy spines. But there is hope! Finding relief can be as simple as adding a few stretches and exercises to your day and paying closer attention to your posture. This list contains beautifully illustrated guides . . . more »