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National Cheesecake Day: Celebrate with tips and recipes to make your own

It’s National Cheesecake Day, so we asked local experts to share their tips on how to bake the dessert known for its smooth or fluffy filling. Making a cheesecake at home can seem a labor-intensive the first time around. Even our local experts admit they have tried and sometimes tweaked a recipe multiple times before they were satisfied with the results.

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Rubber band gun business on target for KC man

Bob Coulston of Kansas City, North, is the founder of Bandit Guns, which makes multiple-action rubber band guns. Since it opened as a business in 2012, Bandit Guns has sold more than 10,000 of its rubber band shotguns in 36 countries, with more models on the way.

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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That’s better than a high-five, which still passes along less than half the amount as a handshake. So fist bumps seem to be the wisest greeting, especially during cold and flu season, said researcher David Whitworth of Aberystwyth University in Wales.

Plant of the Week: Rose of Sharon

From Dennis Patton: Driving around older neighborhoods in small town Kansas on a hot summer day, you will start to notice a common plant in the landscape. This plant goes by several names, depending on your age and place of origin. To some it is known as old-fashioned Althaea, while to most people it is known as Rose of Sharon. Read on....

Plant of the Week: Rose of Sharon

From Dennis Patton: Driving around older neighborhoods in small town Kansas on a hot summer day, you will start to notice a common plant in the landscape. This plant goes by several names, depending on your age and place of origin. To some it is known as old-fashioned Althaea, while to most people it is known as Rose of Sharon. Read on....
 

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National Cheesecake Day: Celebrate with tips and recipes to make your own

It’s National Cheesecake Day, so we asked local experts to share their tips on how to bake the dessert known for its smooth or fluffy filling. Making a cheesecake at home can seem a labor-intensive the first time around. Even our local experts admit they have tried and sometimes tweaked a recipe multiple times before they were satisfied with the results.

National Cheesecake Day: Celebrate with tips and recipes to make your own

It’s National Cheesecake Day, so we asked local experts to share their tips on how to bake the dessert known for its smooth or fluffy filling. Making a cheesecake at home can seem a labor-intensive the first time around. Even our local experts admit they have tried and sometimes tweaked a recipe multiple times before they were satisfied with the results.

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Rabbi brings warnings of climate change to Kansas churches

A new religious theme involving the changing climate — halting in some places, gathering speed elsewhere — is to shift the ecological discussion from its hot-button political and scientific moorings to one based on theological morality and the right thing to do.

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Rabbi brings warnings of climate change to Kansas churches

A new religious theme involving the changing climate — halting in some places, gathering speed elsewhere — is to shift the ecological discussion from its hot-button political and scientific moorings to one based on theological morality and the right thing to do.

Summer is for fun, not homework

What exactly is the balance between learning and taking a break? Are there actually fun ways to keep kids focused on education? Is there such a thing as academic burnout? Are people too obsessed with their kids being perfect?

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