Fall great time to break out slow cooker for meals | Feature Story

The weather is already showing signs of fall and there’s no better time to break out the crockpot and whip up some delicious and healthy family meals.You’ve probably been seeing all types of new cooking tools on the market such as the air fryer, instant pot, new wave cooker, sous vide oven and more, but the crockpot is still a viable tool. This slow-cooking process makes food tender and flavorful while also helping to destroy bacteria, making the benefits of using a slow cooker significant and quite diverse.There are a few reasons why you may choose to use a slow…
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What’s The Deal With The Coffee Shop In The New Matrix Movie?

What’s old is neo again. The Matrix, a blockbuster trilogy by the Wachowskis that wowed moviegoers with then-unseen special effects (and not-so-subtle religious undertones), is back with a fourth installment. Titled The Matrix: Resurrections, the first official trailer is being released today that will hopefully provide some glimmer of information about the plot that was seemingly already resolved. But that hasn’t stopped folks from trying to find out as much about the new film as possible, scouring the internet for any clues as to what is in store. And there has been no greater titillator than WhatIsTheMatrix.com, the franchise’s official…
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Food science meets cell science in bid to explain inner workings of membrane-free cell compartments — ScienceDaily

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that food science principles have helped them determine how unusual droplets within cells stay organized and avoid dissolving into the rest of the cell's gelatinous interior. The researchers say their work could advance scientific understanding of cell evolution and help scientists in the food and chemical industry develop better ways to keep liquid mixtures from separating. The cells of all living organisms hold a collection of mini biological machines called organelles. These structures run the cell's powerhouse mitochondria, brainy nucleus and other operations, all with a defined border and encased in a membrane. However, there…
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A Brew-ti-ful Day in the Neighborhood: Exploring Six New Coffee Shops

PHOTOS BY OLLIE GRATZINGER One may think that once you have so many coffee shops in a city, opening a new one becomes a little bit like reinventing the wheel. But all around the region, from the bustling Strip District to the North Hills, these newer additions are already carving legacies for themselves in the city’s landscape — and proving invaluable to patrons searching for a sip of normalcy. Some of the coffee shops had grand openings planned at the end of 2019 or early 2020, but when the pandemic hit, they were postponed. Others were the product of opportunity…
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Multitude of diets offer endless choices

Ask Dr. Scott: Dr. Scott T. AndersonResearchers in Thailand recently studied a low-calorie diet that purports to lower glucose levels in adults with obesity and diabetes. Participants, according to findings published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation, limited caloric intake for either two days or four days per week. Reportedly, up to 30% of participants achieved “diabetes remission without the need for diabetes medication,” after 20 weeks in the trial. Participants in this study followed a “very-low-calorie diet” consisting of only 600 kcal per day for 10 days as a “run-in period” before being randomized to continue the same restrictions…
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Customers crying over loss of North Florida coffee shop

A place for friends and good coffee is closing down in Jacksonville after the pandemic steals its foot traffic. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (The video above is from an unrelated reported) "Oh, we were really sad, really sad, we love them," says a customer at Bold Bean coffee shop in San Marco.   The sign out front announces the popular spot will close Sept. 12. and it seems as if everyone is bummed out.  Anastasia Charles, a barista for Bold Bean for three years, says, "I know. I know. Some customers were crying this morning." Charles says, "We're going to miss…
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21 Delicious Fall Dessert Recipes for Every Dietary Need

As the weather starts to shift, what’s in season does, too. The stone fruit and tomatoes we’ve been enjoying all summer give way to fall favorites like apples, pumpkins, grapes, figs, cranberries, and more. There’s nothing quite like a trip to the local farmer’s market to usher in a new season. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite fall dessert recipes to explore this cornucopia of new produce. Apple pies are well and good (and you’ll certainly be seeing apple-based desserts on this list), but there’s a whole world of fall dessert recipes out there to be savored. It’s…
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