CHICAGO — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate during the past decade, according to a government study.
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The following correspondence is from a ‘compost enthusiast.’ I print it as an encouragement to others who are not yet into the world of recycling:
When my middle son, then 17, joined the Army, he was shipped to boot camp in South Carolina. A few weeks later, I received his first letter. And in that letter was an anecdote for the ages.
Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites — microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin — is just plain gross, it’s something most people can handle without worry. After all, our bodies are inhabited by multitudes of bacteria, to which we seldom give a thought.
I was very intrigued by the August issue of Cooking Light regarding gluten-free foods. It states that although only 1 percent of the population suffers from celiac disease, more than 30 percent of Americans avoid gluten. This trend has created a $105 billion a year business.
QAA, Lebanon — Every day about sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack.
Long before the release of his debut CD “Me Ke Aloha,” Keaau-born Lito Arkangel was already a household name in Big Island music circles and beyond.
With many trees and limbs down, I imagine there is going to be lots of wood chips available. So, the following are a few reasons to use wood chip mulch.
As I ride the express elevator down the back nine of my life, I do what a lot of middle-age baby boomers do: I seek, treasure and cherish regular doses of nostalgia. Nostalgia is what finally takes me to see the film version of the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys,” a jukebox musical telling of the band the Four Seasons.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that aims to put many of the functions of a smartphone onto a smaller screen that’s never more than an arm’s length from the wearer’s eyes.
I f you’re lucky enough to get some fresh fish eggs, you can make some wonderful fresh caviar. I was lucky, as our friend Steve Yoshida brought back some fresh salmon eggs from his second home in Homer, Alaska.
Dukkah (pronounced “DOO-kah”) is a Middle Eastern blend of toasted nuts, sesame seeds and spices. The crunchy condiment served on olive oil-dipped flatbread is especially popular in Egypt, where nearly every family has developed its own version to suit its personal taste.
Most herbs defy easy description. Trying to discuss the flavor of thyme or oregano leads only to vague adjectives. Calling rosemary “woody” doesn’t quite cut it.
Not another flat-bread chip, this is a crispbread. The classic Italian 7-herb blend of Crispbreads by Primizie is delightfully crisp and crunchy with a good flavor. The brand uses minimal ingredients to make its products and is all natural, cholesterol free, MSG free, etc. So pretty much, this is a clean crisp with natural flavors that will make you feel good about snacking. This crispbread is good alone or pairs nicely with any dip.
When there’s a hot bowl of mac n’ cheese in front of you, it’s hard to remember to eat slowly. The makers of Hapifork, a new high-tech eating utensil, are hoping their fork will serve as a small reminder not to shovel the entire bowl into your mouth.