When Your Kindergarten Goes Vegan

The birthdays at Our Beginning are no longer celebrated with organic ice cream. The school’s kitchen makes dairy-free, fruit-based sorbets. This sorbet was the first hint of the change that the Seattle-based day care’s founder, Paula Jones, had long planned. “It’s been on my mind since Day 1,” she said: taking the school vegan. The…

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J. Crew Taps Chris Benz to Head Up Women’s Design

Slaven VlasicGetty Images After a year of experimental moves (the launch of J. Crew Mercantile) and shakeups within the company, J. Crew is looking to start the new year off on a good note, starting with hiring a very familiar face, Chris Benz, to join the «New Crew» as the Head of Women’s Design, Business…

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Travel Tips: How to Become a ‘Digital Nomad’

More than 4.8 million American independent workers describe themselves as digital nomads: extended travelers who work remotely with the help of digital tools like a laptop or smartphone, according to a report by MBO partners, a work force management company. “It was amazing to have the flexibility to build a temporary home anywhere in the…

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Medical News Today: Which foods to avoid when trying to lose weight

One way to lose weight is to eat a more healthful diet. Knowing which foods to avoid and which to eat can help a person reach or maintain their ideal weight. In general, when trying to lose weight, it is best to reduce or avoid foods that are calorie dense. However, the number of calories…

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When in Venice, Eat Like a Venetian

Each year, 20 million tourists visit Venice. The vast majority will pay too much for indifferent food eaten mostly in the company of other tourists. But there’s one way to eat great Venetian food that’s thrilling, filling and authentic. You’ll find it at a place where you’re almost certain to rub and bend elbows with…

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Eat: A Simple Citrus Salad to Brighten Up the Dead of Winter

For a while, my job was to make French fries at a restaurant in Fairfax County, Va. I did nothing else. I peeled big potatoes and dropped them in water, my hands slippery with starch. When I had enough potatoes, I carried them to the ancient fry-cutting machine, a cast-iron relic of the 1960s, and,…

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Phys Ed: The Best Type of Exercise to Burn Fat

A few minutes of brief, intense exercise may be as effective as much lengthier walks or other moderate workouts for incinerating body fat, according to a helpful new review of the effects of exercise on fat loss. The review finds that super-short intervals could even, in some cases, burn more fat than a long walk…

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Opioid use in the family may influence adolescents’ opioid risk after surgery

ANN ARBOR — Having a family member with persistent opioid use may be a risk factor for young adults continuing prescriptions long after their own surgeries, a new Michigan Medicine study suggests. The presence of one or more family members using long-term opioids before a procedure was associated with a higher likelihood that adolescents prescribed…

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Don’t panic: Lessons learned from Hawaii false alarm

When Hawaiian Island residents received a false alarm text message that said «Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,» in January 2018, the result was not panic, according to new research from the University of Georgia. A team of researchers analyzed the unprecedented event—a text that was announced…

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