Zahra Barnes is a freelance writer living in New York City. A former swimmer and water polo player, her new favorite form of exercise is hiking when she can find the right little patch of nature in her hectic city. She's completely food obsessed and is usually trying to figure out how to make healthy food taste as delicious as possible (but trying to give up gelato has been a lost cause).
Articles by Zahra Barnes
We all have times when we feel run down. But these six symptoms might mean you’re not just worn out — you’re exhausted. Here’s how to pull through.
What’s worse: Satisfying your caffeine fix with a venti mocha, or overdoing it on your favorite sweets? Here’s how the calories in coffee measure up to those in candy.
Embrace the season with these cocktail recipes that won’t ruin your diet. They’re so delicious, you won’t even be sad to say goodbye to summer.
Don’t give up your favorite happy hour concoctions just because you’re trying to cut back. Sip on these low-calorie cocktails instead.
Often called the “invisible deficiency,” a magnesium deficiency can be easy to miss. Learn the symptoms and how to prevent this dangerous condition.
Should you shun scotch or go off gin? We asked experts to weigh in on how different spirits affect your health — and whether beer before liquor really makes you sicker.
You always thought stress was your enemy, but what if it’s not? A new book argues that if you can embrace stress, you can make it work in your favor.
‘Tis the season for overindulging on booze. But what do you really know about the effect alcohol has on your body? Here are six science-backed facts that might surprise you.
With football season in full swing and the holidays around the corner, it’s time to have friends over and fill ‘em up with these easy-to-make party snacks.
This new cocktail trend makes it even easier to indulge without overdoing it. Plus, it’s easy enough to do at home. Your drinks just got a delicious upgrade.
Need a nap? Probably. Find out when, how and where to take the perfect nap so you can still sleep soundly at night — and yes, even if it means your head is on your desk.
Healthy fast food breakfast does exist — you just need to keep your eyes peeled for these five meals, plus a few smart tweaks to carry with you, too.
Relationships are a beautiful thing, right? Not when they affect your relationship with food. Here’s how to keep your diet in check — in good times and bad.
Struggling to squeeze in your workouts? Nix the excuses with these expert-approved organizational tips that will ensure you actually fit in your sweat session.