Eat & Drink

Juicing lets you drink the rainbow of fruits and vegetables

A few years back, juicing was associated with people on strict raw food diets. But it has spilled into the mainstream, thanks in part to documentaries such as “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,” kale-sipping celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek, and new books filled with recipes you can make at home.

Eat & Drink

In a jam? Think outside the Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich

Preserves provide tons of flavor in meat dishes, sandwich spreads and dips. The jam and jelly market has exploded with unusual flavors and combinations in recent years. Some of them — such as Bathtub Gin’s cocktail-inspired creations — are particularly suited for spooning into sauces for savory meats or over cheeses.

Jeneé Osterheldt

Mixed roots, common bonds

Being mixed is no longer an anomaly but not everyone is accepting. Enter Kansas City Mixed Roots, which aims to nurture multicultural conversations and provide a safe haven from prejudice.

Living

Want a Twitter following? Buy it

Hard work is one way to gain an impressive number of followers on Twitter. But there’s another way: Just buy them. Italian security researchers Andrea Stroppa and Carlo De Micheli, who spent months investigating the practice, estimate the market of fake Twitter followers to be up to $400 million a year.

Destination Omaha: City breathes new life into old neighborhoods

The riverfront remake of late is part of Omaha’s new confidence, but there’s something else: A refocus and rediscovery is taking place in some of Omaha’s downtown and close-in neighborhoods that’s not only good for the city but also turning into a bonanza for visitors.

Plant of the Week: Liatris

From Dennis Patton: Okay, time to write about another plant in my Plant of the Week spotlights. Over the past months I have shared some of great plants that everyone should be growing in their gardens. This week I would like to feature another Kansas and Missouri native. This plant is the prairie native Liatris. Or, by its common name Tall Gayfeather, Kansas Gayfeather, Blazing Star or Button Snake Root. No matter what you call it, you should be growing it in your garden. Read on...

Destination Omaha: City breathes new life into old neighborhoods

The riverfront remake of late is part of Omaha’s new confidence, but there’s something else: A refocus and rediscovery is taking place in some of Omaha’s downtown and close-in neighborhoods that’s not only good for the city but also turning into a bonanza for visitors.

Plant of the Week: Liatris

From Dennis Patton: Okay, time to write about another plant in my Plant of the Week spotlights. Over the past months I have shared some of great plants that everyone should be growing in their gardens. This week I would like to feature another Kansas and Missouri native. This plant is the prairie native Liatris. Or, by its common name Tall Gayfeather, Kansas Gayfeather, Blazing Star or Button Snake Root. No matter what you call it, you should be growing it in your garden. Read on...
 

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Juicing lets you drink the rainbow of fruits and vegetables

A few years back, juicing was associated with people on strict raw food diets. But it has spilled into the mainstream, thanks in part to documentaries such as “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,” kale-sipping celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek, and new books filled with recipes you can make at home.

Dear Abby: Victim, perpetrator both stand in need of counseling

DEAR ABBY: My granddaughter “Cindy,” age 2, was being watched by her mommy’s ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, “Bubby hurt me.” Bubby is what she calls her 10-year-old cousin. Her mother called the police. A policeman spoke to her and said there wasn’t enough evidence. Now my granddaughter is scared of men.

Juicing lets you drink the rainbow of fruits and vegetables

A few years back, juicing was associated with people on strict raw food diets. But it has spilled into the mainstream, thanks in part to documentaries such as “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,” kale-sipping celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek, and new books filled with recipes you can make at home.

Dear Abby: Victim, perpetrator both stand in need of counseling

DEAR ABBY: My granddaughter “Cindy,” age 2, was being watched by her mommy’s ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, “Bubby hurt me.” Bubby is what she calls her 10-year-old cousin. Her mother called the police. A policeman spoke to her and said there wasn’t enough evidence. Now my granddaughter is scared of men.

Videos

Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's "centuries-old heritage."

Don’t pull kids from the moments

On vacation, I saw a mom grab her kid away from a band that had him mesmerized. I think she may have missed that perhaps this child ought to be engaged in music. It might be his calling. The thing that keeps him out of trouble. The thing that helps him express himself, you know?

Iraqi PM condemns jihadis' targeting of Christians

Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's "centuries-old heritage."

Don’t pull kids from the moments

On vacation, I saw a mom grab her kid away from a band that had him mesmerized. I think she may have missed that perhaps this child ought to be engaged in music. It might be his calling. The thing that keeps him out of trouble. The thing that helps him express himself, you know?

Living

Health & Fitness

A new tool to fight obesity holds hope for weight loss

A stomach procedure, now in clinical trials, could permanently alter the “full feeling” for overweight patients, resulting in long-term weight loss of 30 to 50 pounds. Robin Donnelly, 46, had the POSE (Primary Obesity Surgery Endoluminol) procedure in March as part of a study at at St. Luke’s Hospital and so far has lost 16 pounds.