Don't you love it when foods you thought were guilty pleasures turn out to be good for you? Recently, scientists have called out two unlikely treats—chocolate and popcorn—for their health benefits. A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that people who consume chocolate frequently have lower BMIs (body mass indexes). And the American Chemical Society just announced that popcorn has more healthful antioxidants than fruits and vegetables. (Antioxidants help neutralize damage-causing free radicals in your body.)
That said, your new diet shouldn't be popcorn with a side of chocolate followed by chocolate-covered popcorn for dessert. Chocolate is best eaten in moderation—a piece or two of dark chocolate daily is a good bet. And popcorn shouldn't replace vegetables in your diet. Instead, sub lightly salted (not buttered) popcorn for chips or crackers. Happy snacking!
Everyone loves the multitalented Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler. Everyone loves Olympic figure skater (and pop-culture icon) Adam Rippon. Everyone loves when dancers ice-skate, and vice versa. So what could possibly be more lovable than the latest episode of the YouTube show "Break the Ice with Adam Rippon," in which Rippon teaches the sisters Ziegler to skate? (Nothing. NOTHING is more lovable than this freakishly cute video.)
Three of our Insta faves (Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy, Robert Roldan, and Gaby Diaz) in one photo!
It's safe to say that we're obsessed with the "So You Think You Can Dance" All Stars. Over the past few seasons, we've loved seeing them up on that "SYT" stage, guiding each new batch of contestants. Unsurprisingly, many of the All Stars are as charismatic online as they are onscreen. While we wait to hear which All Stars will be involved in Season 16, here are six from years past that you should totally be following on Insta.
Sage Humphries rehearsing "White" (Brooke Trisolini, courtesy Boston Ballet)
It's been an eventful few months for Sage Humphries, to say the least. Last November, the Boston Ballet company member made her (very well-received) choreographic debut with a piece called YOU, part of the company's BB@home: ChoreograpHER program. Just one week later, Humphries sustained an injury that kept her offstage for a couple of months. But she didn't have much downtime: Artistic director Mikko Nissinen soon asked Humphries to make a piece for Boston Ballet's first-ever appearance at Boston Calling Music Festival. Now that Humphries is back in the studio, Dance Spirit caught up with her to talk about making ballet rock, working with her composer brother, and what it's like to see her name next to William Forsythe's.