• If you thought black-eyed peas were only a Southern New Year’s staple, think again. This humble legume, known to many as “poor people food,” is rich in nutritional value. It’s so rich, we have a black-eyed pea recipe in my family called “Georgia Caviar.” The recipe is quick, tasty and packed with plant protein, dietary fiber, folate, Read more...

  • Many parents are in the midst of carefully plotting out their family’s summer schedules, and if you’re like me, coordinating the whole mess requires a spread sheet, a mapping app and an advanced degree in logistics management. It all comes down to timing. That, and having the proper forms filled out. And near the top of your to-do list Read more...

  • Being a parent is not an easy job. To me, it’s the toughest job in the world that requires no prior experience or four-year degree. And it’s certainly a test of a parent’s patience when a child is fussy, angry, defiant or just generally “difficult.” When I was a kid I got a spanking when I did something my parents told me not to do. Read more...

  • A 2013 study found that women who have migraines with aura are at a heightened risk for heart disease and stroke. These findings have serious implications, since an estimated 27 million women in the U.S. get migraines. Those who experience migraine with aura should take preventive measures to protect their heart health. What is migraine Read more...

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