Harvard’s Inner Life of the Cell

Your body is made of about 100 trillion cells.  Ever wonder what happens inside one of them?  BioVisions, a beautiful series from Harvard University and XVIVO sets out to visualize the inner life of the cell.  This science fiction-esque video, “Powering the Cell:  Mitochondrion” is an accurate animated depiction of what happens in your body’s cellular…

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Kale, Carrot, Coconut & Ginger Salad

Sterling Healthy Recipe: Kale, Carrot, Coconut & Ginger Salad Slice 1 bunch of black kale into 1″ strips and toss with 1 cup green beans cut to 1″, 4 fresh grated carrots, grated fresh hunk of ginger, seeds from 1 pomegranate, 1 cup unsweetened coconut, 1/2 cup dried currants, 1 container blueberries, fresh squeezed juice…

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These are your legs on exercise.

“It’s what’s on the inside that counts” Good news for all of us who hope to live long, healthy lives:  a new study illustrates a striking revelation on long-term muscle integrity.  Turns out your muscles do not necessarily atrophy with age as long as they are regularly strenuously exercised. “This study contradicts the common observation that muscle mass…

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Healthy Huntsville 2012

Being healthy is not easy.  It takes work.  Eating well, exercising, managing stress  and remaining curious are learned habits that are easier when you have a community encouraging you.   With this in mind, we are proud to introduce Healthy Huntsville, the gamified, crowd-sourced, community health initiative brought you as a collaboration between HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and Sterling…

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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day

In 2010 Jamie Oliver received the TEDPrize for his wish to create a food revolution.  Now, two years later we are excited to share the next chapter.  You’ve seen the show and heard about his aggressive public campaign to change the way kids experience food.  His wish has grown into a global community of people…

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Bean Salad, Crowd-Sourced Recipe

Bean Salad by Challice Freeman of Huntsville, AL   1 can garbanzo beans 1 can cannellini beans 1 can kidney beans ½ red onion, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley 1 cup fresh cilantro   1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup sugar ¼ cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste   Mix vinegar, oil,…

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Brainpickings

Maria Popova: a tour de force on the web whose mind you deserve to explore.   It comes in various formats, from Brainpickings to Curiosity Counts.  This fresh nimble Brooklynite soars the digital universe and compiles its most insightful content in a monster Twitter feed and remarkable weekly newsletter.  I suggest you subscribe immediately. Which brings me…

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Big Data on Flavor

A new study by theoretical physicist and molecular gastronomist Sebastian Ahnert brings us closer to a scientific understanding of the delicious human accomplishment known as cooking.  Ahnert: “The cultural diversity of culinary practice, as illustrated by the variety of regional cuisines, raises the question of whether there are any general patterns that determine the ingredient combinations…

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