<![CDATA[Jeneé Osterheldt: Food & Restaurant Blog | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:15:00 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:15:00 CST Jeneé Osterheldt 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Jeneé Osterheldt: Make 2016 better with acts of kindness, starting with KC’s Acts of Good Journal http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article57721253.html#storylink=rss One small act of kindness can have a big impact

Pay it forward when you experience generosity

Acts of Good Journal, by Adam Benton in Kansas City, inspires kindness

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:31:31 CST

Barbie gets real with new body shapes, but it’s just a start in teaching diversity, inclusion http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article57131188.html#storylink=rss Barbie broke the Internet, because diversity

Mattel introduced petite, curvy and tall dolls to the iconic collection

Barbie also will come in seven skin tones with 22 eye colors and will rock 24 hairstyles this year

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:04:00 CST

Jeneé Osterheldt: This year, give yourself the gift of presence http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article56515858.html#storylink=rss Multitasking doesn’t always allow us to truly connect

Being present is easier said than done

Don’t let the past haunt you

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:34:32 CST

There’s no one right way to protest Oscars’ lack of diversity http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article56105940.html#storylink=rss #OscarsSoWhite? No acting nominees for actors of color for the second year in a row

Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and others are taking a stand by boycotting the show

Others, like Mark Ruffalo and Chris Rock, are taking a stand by being at the show

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:04:00 CST

No place like ‘om’: Yoga is stretching out all over KC http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article55282580.html#storylink=rss Four yoga studios have opened around town in the past four months

This spiritual and physical workout is expanding with trendy fusion studios

Their classes can combine yoga, barre, weights, cardio and Pilates

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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 02:00:00 CST

You won’t believe the wait for Columbus Park Ramen Shop, but it’s worth it http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article54317945.html#storylink=rss This tiny soup place is all about hot-and-fast dining — once you’re finally seated

People line up outside for the noodles and broth and sometimes wait for more than an hour

If you know what to expect and follow some advice, it’s frantic but fantastic

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 08:00:00 CST

From Finn in ‘Star Wars’ to Jaden Smith: Why can’t we let black men be human? http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article53760985.html#storylink=rss Finn is a “Star Wars” hero, but he’s criticized for showing fear

Black men are unfairly held to a strict standard of masculinity

But there’s strength and freedom in being a whole person

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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:35:53 CST

Actress Holly Robinson Peete’s biggest role: Autism advocate http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article53000715.html#storylink=rss “My Brother Charlie” helps kids learn about autism

The book, by actress Holly Robinson Peete, is inspired by her son

She and Kansas City illustrator Shane Evans will speak at the Plaza Library on Tuesday

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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:57:11 CST

KC clothing designer sets her sights on big ideals http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article52074495.html#storylink=rss Nicole Leth, a Kansas City fashion designer, is expanding her brand in 2016

Her new focus: empowering women by building a community beyond clothes

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 03:00:00 CST

Coloring books are no longer just for kids http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article50140120.html#storylink=rss With intricately drawn pages, these best-sellers unlock creativity and relieve stress

Break out the crayons and markers and get happy

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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 03:00:00 CST

Where to get the best drinks to toast KC’s holiday lights http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article49847410.html#storylink=rss KC lights up the cold months with holiday displays

Enjoy a warm drink while you take in the sights

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 05:00:00 CST

The 12 strays of Christmas: These shelter pets no one seems to want need homes http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article49693945.html#storylink=rss We call them the Charlie Brown dogs and cats, the ones no one seems to want at shelters

Older pets, sick pets and certain breeds get overlooked

Open your heart to the possibilities of giving these dozen pets (plus a couple extra) a forever family

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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:00:00 CST

‘Star Wars’ was never just a boys club, but merchandisers are just now realizing it http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article49077310.html#storylink=rss “The Force Awakens” is strong with girl power

But there have always been ladies in the empire

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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 03:00:00 CST

Sorry, Taylor Swift, but Kendrick Lamar deserves to rule the Grammys http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article48514415.html#storylink=rss Kendrick Lamar leads the Grammy pack with 11 nominations

He got snubbed for Grammy rap album of the year in 2014

“To Pimp a Butterfly” deserves album of the year; Taylor Swift knows it

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Mon, 07 Dec 2015 17:20:35 CST

Here’s what makes ‘The Wiz Live’ so good and so important http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article48010335.html#storylink=rss “The Wiz Live!” dominated Thursday night television

A tribute to the 1975 Broadway musical, it was a fun, family adventure

Hard to hate on a message about self-confidence and friendship

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Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:53:04 CST

Bypass the Black Friday drama and find local love on Small Business Saturday http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article46735380.html#storylink=rss Small Business Saturday is the Black Friday alternative

Black Friday might have big sales, but it comes with bigger headaches

#ShopSmall is the motto this holiday season

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:20:59 CST

Three fun places around Kansas City to escape Black Friday — together http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article45762850.html#storylink=rss Black Friday sales hijack Thanksgiving

Get out of the house and have fun together this holiday weekend

We visited a trampoline extravaganza, a craft haven and a mystery room

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 CST

Listen to ‘Mockingjay’ and ‘Spotlight’ and keep fighting for justice http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article45636570.html#storylink=rss “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” and “Spotlight” arrive in KC this weekend

Both movies send a message about raging against the machine

We’re living in a time where it’s essential to speak truth to power

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:52:02 CST

The other F-word: Like Gloria Steinem, we should use it proudly http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article44779704.html#storylink=rss The face of the feminist movement, Gloria Steinem, is coming to Kansas City for a sold-out talk

She’s promoting her new book, showing how travel destroys stereotypes and builds connections

At 81, she embodies sisterhood and is still fighting for freedom

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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:58:08 CST

Racism at University of Missouri is real, whether you believe it or not http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article44548956.html#storylink=rss As students protest inequality at University of Missouri, we must stand with them

Naysayers claim the ousting of Tim Wolfe and protests are an overreaction

Standing up for equality, justice and respect is something we all should do

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:55:16 CST

Good grief, Royals and ‘Peanuts’ are my heroes http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article42271524.html#storylink=rss In many ways, the Kansas City Royals are Charlie Brown: Resilient

“The Peanuts Movie” opens on Friday as “Peanuts” celebrates its 65th anniversary

Charles Schulz created an ageless crew of kids

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 15:06:02 CST

We have no respect for children in America http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article41943531.html#storylink=rss North West is stalked to and from her ballet classes by paparazzi and we think it’s cute

A South Carolina high school student was body-slammed out of her desk by a cop

People say 5-year-old Julianna Snow should be forced to suffer from an incurable disease

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:13:35 CDT

Former Chiefs cheerleader has a spirited team to help her fight breast cancer http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article41457768.html#storylink=rss Brandy Reed was the definition of team spirit as a Chiefs cheerleader

Earlier this year, the new mom was diagnosed with breast cancer

Her relatives, as well as her cheer sisters, have been rooting for her all along

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Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:18:00 CDT

KC’s Matt Baldwin and kids, Jason Sudeikis, Kendall Jenner get the Vogue treatment http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article41468121.html#storylink=rss KC designer Matt Baldwin is a Council of Fashion Designers of America finalist

He appears alongside his children and celebrities in Vogue’s November issue

The winner of the $400,000 fashion award will be announced Nov. 2

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Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:41:59 CDT

D’oh! How dare ‘The Simpsons’ kill off Bart http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article41037054.html#storylink=rss This Sunday, Sideshow Bob will finally kill Bart Simpson

“The Simpsons,” in its 27th season, has been losing ratings and may be getting desperate

Is this good TV or a bad sign of the “Simpsons” times?

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 05:21:00 CDT

Because of Bill Cosby, the Huxtables aren’t perfect http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article40313118.html#storylink=rss Ebony magazine puts the Huxtables on its November cover

The image, a shattered family picture, created social media uproar

Has Bill Cosby ruined the legacy of American father figure Heathcliff Huxtable?

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 17:41:37 CDT

Manicurist to celebs is now polishing her vision in KC http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article39408894.html#storylink=rss Roxanne Nguyen just opened her own Northland nail salon

Katy Perry and Ariana Grande have had their nails done by her

This Vietnamese-American is living her dream and refusing to be reduced to a stereotype

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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:21:47 CDT

Ruby Jean’s Juicery serves up drinks to your health; it’s a mission http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article38827110.html#storylink=rss Chris Goode created Ruby Jean’s Juicery to bring healthy living to KC’s urban core

He named the shop after his grandmother, who died too young

Check out some of the ingredients: pumpkin, ginger, carrot, kale, strawberry, almond milk

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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:43:13 CDT

Rising out of the brambles: Art show shines light on Domestic Violence Awareness Month http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article38388147.html#storylink=rss Kelly Porter’s art show celebrates the beauty of perseverance

“Blankets and Brambles” commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by a partner

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Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:53:33 CDT

KC illustrator’s new children’s book sends the right ‘Mixed’ messages http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article37336884.html#storylink=rss “Mixed Me!” is a new kids’ book that explores bullying and multicultural identity

Actor/author Taye Diggs wrote it for his son, and KC’s own Shane Evans illustrated it

Those of us who are mixed see it as a warm embrace for who we are and what we’ve overcome

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:28:10 CDT