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Last Update: Friday, Feb. 2, 2013.

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Recent Additions to This Section
(This section features sites added to the page in the last few weeks.
Each link is cross-referenced on the page in its proper category.)
From the Sandals Resort for the beach traveling lifestyle.
New way owners living along the beach are listing their properties for sale.

SauteWednesday: Links to Newspaper Food Sections
A great collection of links to newspaper food sections.
From the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.


Food Network
The site that accompanies the TV network.

SauteWednesday: Links to Newspaper Food Sections
A great collection of links to newspaper food sections.
Recipes for any occasion.
Recipes, nutrition information and cooking techniques.
From the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Food technologies and stories by farmers and food researchers.

Journal of the Agriculture Department
Lists 117 nutrient categories for more than 6,000 foods.

Cooperative Extension: Food Reflections
From the University of Nebraska, this site, rated among the best on the Web, offers cooking tips, archives, links, food safety sites and more.
Recipes for anything. Search Restaurant Reviews

Canning and Freezing Summer Fruits and Vegetables
Tips galore.
Conversion tables for cooking measurements.

The Food Reference
Cooking tips galore!
Cooking and lifestyles portal.
Another cooking and lifestyles portal.
Wine and lifestyles portal.
This government site offers tips and all sorts of nutritional facts, including dieting.
A site for restaurant owners, it features a searchable database of restaurant listings.

Gallery of Regrettable Food True Food Guide

Dinner Unplugged
An easy-to-use recipe site.

Recipe Box

A Pinch of ...
Online magazine full of recipes and tips from the world of food and drink.

Global Gourmet

Cooking Light

Delicious Decisions

Online Tour: Hershey Chocolate Factory

Web MD Health


All Chocolate Recipes

U.S. Census: Stats on Turkeys
A more detailed collection of statistics on consumption, etc.

USDA Meat and Poultry: Holiday Food Safety
Look under featured topics menu and pull down to Holiday Food Safety.

National Turkey Federation
Two dozen recipes from various chefs, including prep tips and video.

Reynolds Turkey Tips Line

Butterball Turkey Tips

Perdue Farms Food Safety
From the National Restaurant Association.

American Pie Council
An organization that promotes "pie as part of our American heritage." Celebrates National Pie Day on Jan. 23 of each year. Includes a press resources page.

Gateway to Holiday Cooking
Recipes for all kinds of holiday dinners and brunches.

World Wide Sushi Restaurant Reference
Glossary of sushi terms and a global restaurant locator.

Epicrious: Super Bowl Food
Check out for some cool Super Bowl tailgate and party recipes.


The Journalist's Toolbox Medical/Health Section.

Washington Post Health Page
Stories on trends in the industry.

Men's Health Magazine

Men's Health Network
An informational and educational organization "recognizing men's health as a specific social concern."

Yahoo! Men's Health Directory
Dozens of relevant links.

BBC Men's Health
A British site full of interesting stats and studies.

National Women's Health Information Center
Many studies and stats; good for sourcing.

Women's Health Interactive
Health tips, studies and more.

Journal of the American Medical Association: Women's Health Center
Studies, research and key statistics.
A women's health and fitness site.
Information on women's health topics, including news, discussion and health services.

Fitness Headlines

Fitness Guide The Lifestyle Optimizer

Alliance for Health

Athletic Trainers' Association

Exercise Council

National Gym Association

International Health

Fit Org: Fitness Education

Cardiovascular Institute

All About Fitness

Health on the Net Foundation

iHealth Coalition

Microsoft Network Health
Helps you create a healthy, sensible meal plan.
Helps you create a health profile based on your height, weight, etc.

Dr. Weil
Many alternative health tips, including the Vitamin Advisor.
Eating and dieting tips.

Alternative Health News Online
Links to news on many topics, including diet and nutrition.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
A government site that investigates alternative healthcare practitioners.

Tools for Wellness
A product site for alternative medicine, but it does have some background helpful to the media.


The National Marriage Project
Located at Rutgers, this research is led by family experts Dr. David Popenoe and Dr. Barbara Dafoe Whitehead.

All Family Resources

Dateline NBC What You Need to Know Family News

411 Family Directory

Educated Family

Family Web Guide

Families on the Web

Family Help Center

A Family Affair

Dad's Mag

Dads & Daughters

Ask Jeeves for Kids


Home&Garden Television
TV network's accompanying site features "villages" on decorating, gardening, remodeling, crafts, and entertainment. Access video from programming.

Trading Spaces
The TLC home decorating show. Home&Garden
Home decorating tips and product reviews.

Washington Post Home&Garden Page
Tips and how-to stories.
A collection of sites from "experts" from national home and garden television shows.
Guidelines to help you maintain and enhance your home.

University of Maryland: Home&Garden Information Center
Free tip sheets, ask an expert and more.

A water conservation site for gardening with many resources, including book lists, articles, video, etc.

Better Homes & Gardens

National Gardening

Gardening Launch Pad

Taunton Press: Gardening Online

Green Home

National Gardening

Federal Home Improvement Tips

The Bright Wings of Support
This site posts stories about life experiences and coping with difficult situations.

Time Out New York

Old Farmer's Almanac: Gardening

The Garden Helper

Better Homes & Gardens
A home fixer-upper site.

Tips 4 Trees


Tree Help's Home&Garden Page

The Old House Web
Home improvement tips.

The Old House Journal

Lifestyle news from executive portal.
Read about holiday histories and traditions.

DIY: Do It Yourself Network
The site that accompanies the TV network offers step-by-step instructions on anything from cooking, sewing and landscaping to photography.
Here's an adventure: tips for figuring out your household appliances.
A resource site for stay-at-home dads.

Holiday Trends
Links to shopping trends, dangerous toy sites, New Year's resolutions and year-enders.

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