Not known as a bastion of treehuggers, the Pentagon earlier this year noted threats to national security from global climate change. Climate change has also been implicated in the recent ebola outbreak. So, the title Years of Living Dangerously isn’t all that much of an exaggeration for the nine-part Showtime series that won 2014’s Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. Now available on DVD, the series tracks such actors as Matt Damon and Jessica Alba and journalists as Mark Bittman as they take to the field to investigate flashpoints of our changing climate. After viewing Disc 1—which includes the episodes “Dry Season” and “End of the Woods,” featuring Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Don Cheadle—I asked Joel Bach, an executive producer on the series and an alum of 60 Minutes, a few questions.
These days, whether I'm at a shopping mall or a grocery store, I can't seem to leave the house without hearing familiar Christmas jingles that play on in my head even as I write this blog. After all, it's the most wonderful time of the year! But did you know that it's also the most POM Wonderful time of the year? If you haven't noticed the crimson beauties at your local market, look out: pomegranates are in peak season and bursting with flavor. That's why I asked POM Wonderful to share a festive ho, ho, ho holiday drink recipe.
Eating red hot chili peppers could lead to a longer life, according to a new study. That's one good reason to try these delicious "Sausage" and Pepper Heroes.
Tis the season to stuff loved ones' stockings with little somethings that make them smile. Often, we pick up their favorite candy or sweet treats that they don’t indulge in throughout the year, or some silly gag gift that ends up in a landfill. Why not stuff those stockings to show that Santa really knows his stuff this year? Below, I've put together my go-to stocking stuffers that any athletic enthusiast will dig! Some of these picks were critical in my preparation and success at the 2012 Olympic Games, where I took home a silver medal in track cycling.
Who says happy hour is only for bars and restaurants? A small gathering at your place with festive drinks and light nibbles is easy to pull together, and you can always let the party go later if everyone’s still having fun. Here are our favorite super-simple make-at-home noshes.
January is prime time for reinventing ourselves. New year, new me: sounds simple, right? This year, I resolved to eat cleaner—and less, exercise more, kick caffeine, read more books (OK, read more e-books), and floss every day. Piece of cake, right? Yet by mid-month (just about now) my willpower starts to flicker and I fear my New Year's resolutions are about to get kicked to curb like a dried out Christmas tree. Circa Valentine’s, I might be right back to inhaling Hershey Kisses to make it through an afternoon slump. Couldn't we all use a little help making our resolutions stick?
I loathe chopping garlic. I despise every part of the process, from peeling the cloves to mincing the sticky bits to having my hands smell like garlic for the rest of the day. I will chop garlic if I absolutely have to, but otherwise, I do my mincing in a garlic press.