Fattoush

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WHO: Rivka is a healthcare consultant and food blogger living in Washington, DC — and an all-star Food52er.

WHAT: A classic Middle Eastern salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and pita — all dressed up for the peak of tomato season.

HOW: Whisk together a bright, herby dressing, toss with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs, and pita. Let marinate for a half hour, then serve.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Rivka’s dressing, tart with pomegranate molasses and spiced with mint and sumac, is the perfect outfit for gorgeous greenmarket tomatoes and cucumbers. We’ll be making this salad until summer becomes fall. Note: If you want the pita to stay crunchy, add them in as a garnish just before serving.

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Fattoush

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The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

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Is barefoot running just a fad, or is the trend toward minimalism worth trying?

It’s important to do the research before deciding whether or not barefoot running is right for you.

The two sides of this debate each have research to support their claims.

First, let’s look at some of the research supporting minimalist running.

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The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

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Fertility

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Getting pregnant can be an exciting time. For some, getting pregnant seems to happen simply by talking about it.

For others, getting pregnant takes plenty of patience and perhaps a bit of luck.

Read on to see advice from the Mayo Clinic.

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Fertility

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Exercise: 7 Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

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You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life.

Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability.

Need more convincing to exercise? Check out these seven ways exercise can improve your life.

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 Exercise: 7 Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

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Hard Squash Hummus

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When farmers markets close and vegetable choices dwindle, every restaurant menu seems to feature butternut squash — in soup, in pasta, or in salad.

But after a few months, even squash superfans will admit to butternut malaise.

Enter: delicata. This heirloom squash is experiencing a dramatic revival thanks to the richer flavor and softer skin of a productive variety that first hit seed markets about a decade ago.

Also known as “sweet potato squash” for its brown sugar flavor, delicata tastes like a cross between fresh corn and pumpkin pie.

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Hard Squash Hummus

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