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How to Achieve Silence at 35,000 feet

Noise-canceling headphones work wonders when on a noisy plane.


Greenbar Craft Distillery: A Love Story

Learn how romance played a part in this successful spirits company.


Good And Good-For-You Holiday Cookies From Christina Pirello

Delicious recipes for treats this season.


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The Charms of Chocolate

Chef Christina Pirello shares some of the benefits of chocolate.

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How to Achieve Silence at 35,000 feet

Traveling by a train, plane or bus can be unpleasant. There are crowds to beat, lines to stand in and seats to find. On top of all this, we have an entire world of people rushing us through even our peaceful moments. It seems like the noise never stops. Longing... Read more

The Charms of Chocolate

Chef and nutrition expert Christina Pirello is a regular contributor to Wellwellwell, where she shares her expertise on how readers can look and feel their best with natural, organic foods. Most of us may never know what nirvana is—maybe the Dalai Lama (I hear he loves chocolate, too)—but chocolate is about as close to... Read more

5 Reasons to Respect the Rosé

Whether at home in our own kitchens or perusing the wine list at the hotel bar, the question we tend to ask ourselves when it comes to wine is: Red or white? Why not split the difference with rosé? Typically a blend of many grapes, the rose color arises from the... Read more

4 Surprising Benefits of Ice Cream

Whether you’re taking a break from a long road trip or ordering up a room service treat, a refreshing scoop of ice cream hits the spot. And here’s the good news: Eaten in moderation, ice cream has some surprising health benefits. We’ve got the scoop on four reasons this frozen... Read more

Healthy Swaps for Summer Treats

Smart Swaps Keep Summer Treats on the Menu Summer can still stir up a “school’s out!” holiday mood, even for grown-ups. It can also be a time of bathing suit-busting overeating. Here’s some sunny news: You don’t have to munch on carrots at every barbeque, picnic or state fair to stay... Read more

Slim Down for Summer: Eat Chocolate!

The start of summer may cause some angst when you think about the sleeveless tops, shorts and bathing suits you’ll soon be wearing. But if you’d like to shed a few pounds before you “reach the beach” – there’s still time! How can you lose a few pounds, especially when it’s... Read more

Avoid the Fruit Illusion

Participants in a study were asked to estimate the calories in a dish of ice cream. Topping the sample scoop with fresh strawberries reduced participants’ estimates from 481 calories to 405. Don’t fall into this trap. To help counteract the false impression caused by fruit, decide ahead of time that... Read more

The Magic of Dark Chocolate

Confectioners all over the world take pleasure in concocting delicious treats for cocoa-craving travelers. Good thing too: Studies have found that cocoa offers important health benefits. To keep calories in check, limit yourself to 1 ounce of dark chocolate a day. Here’s good reason to indulge healthfully. It can boost your... Read more