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Month: August 2018

Avoid these foods due to outbreaks and recalls

August 31, 2018

(CNN)At least six multistate foodborne illness outbreaks are going on now, according to federal health officials, prompting recalls aimed at preventing further problems. As a precaution, McDonald’s has stopped selling salads in 3,000 locations in 14 states to try to contain an outbreak of cyclospora illness. The states no longer selling these salads are Illinois, […]

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Meet The Cow Who Looks Like She Came From Outer Space

August 31, 2018

Meet Celeste, the cow that might have come from udder (or shall we say, cowter) space. Unfortunately, her owner does not know her specific breed as she was bought at an auction a few years ago. Pictures of Celeste (and her baby calf, Nebulla) were shared on Reddit and received more than 60,000 likes. 1 […]

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The Problem With School Lunch: How The Wealth Gap Is Shaming Our Students

August 31, 2018

“I definitely remember not liking the food,” said the now 26-year-old, who is in the University of Pennsylvania’s joint doctor of medicine-master of business administration program. The kids with lunchboxes packed from home had “way better stuff,” like Gushers and Fruit Roll-Ups, she remembers. From third grade, when Jordan moved with her family from Barbados […]

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Iris Apfel: My greatest achievement? Lasting this long

August 31, 2018

The fashion icon on flea markets, being the worlds oldest teenager and the scent she and her husband both wore Born in New York, Apfel, 96, went to art school before working on

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Missouri school district embraces gender-neutral bathrooms

August 31, 2018

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned homecoming queen in 2015 has installed gender-neutral restrooms at two new elementary schools and in some existing locations. The individual bathroom stalls at Rising Hill Elementary and Northview Elementary in the North Kansas City School […]

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Why I Just Can’t Quit Watching Reality Dating Shows

August 31, 2018

When Are You The One? returned to MTV this month for a seventh season, it did so with all the predictable tropes of the reality dating subgenre. There was Zak, the Toxic Relationship Addict. Kayla, the Guy-Crazy Romantic. Kwasi, the Muscled Egomaniac. Sam, the Independent Feminist. Tevin, the Too-Suave Pretty Boy. All were reductive archetypes; […]

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This Thai Photographer Captures Aquarium Fish Like No Other

August 31, 2018

A 48-year-old Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich captures a beautiful aquatic art portraying Siamese fighting fish (Betta Splendens) in a different way. Against stark contrasts of white and black backgrounds, he creates fantastic photos of these animals using crystalline aquariums, powerful lenses and spectacular lighting. The effect is truly magnificent transforming the fish into magical creatures as […]

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This Trendy Sugar Substitute Isn’t As Healthy As You Might Think

August 31, 2018

paleo diet, in particular, guilt-free natural sweetener, how much better are they really when compared to the regular refined stuff? We’re getting to the bottom of things. Well, you can, but it wouldn’t be a good idea. Used as both a staple and a celebratory food in the Middle East, , dates are nutrient- and calorie-dense. […]

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7 Companies Making Fashion More Inclusive For Kids With Disabilities

August 31, 2018

Zappos and Inspired By Their Family Braille Code Inc., Benedith-Cane’s company that sells Braille patches to help people with vision impairments differentiate between the parts of their clothes. She currently offers socks with patches that designate the back from the front, numbered adhesive patches to help kids match the buttons and buttonholes on their shirts, […]

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It’s Time to Stop Sending Money on Venmo

August 31, 2018

Venmo, the popular payment app owned by PayPal, has become the default way millions of Americans settle a check, pay a friend back for coffee, or buy a concert ticket off Craigslist. Writers have argued that Venmoing makes us petty, and that the app has nearly killed cash. Fewer have questioned whether it’s really the […]

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