<![CDATA[816 North Diversions News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-diversions/ en-us Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:04:53 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:04:53 CDT 816 North Diversions 60 Susan Vollenweider: Helping child making decisions sometimes means sitting back http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-diversions/article24646738.html#storylink=rss “$108 cash or $150 store credit?”

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:36:29 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-diversions/article24646738.html
Susan Vollenweider: It’s the season of the field trip, but this time for grownups http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article20294145.html#storylink=rss It’s Go Time! We are mid-last month of school and the calendar is crammed with events. Parents are skilled at getting things done, but weddings, showers and graduation parties only add more ink to pages overflowing with kid activities.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 17:08:42 CDT By Susan Vollenweider

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Emily Parnell: A summer without school-issued iPads promises to be both dimmer and brighter http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article18539348.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

I guess the Pollyannas were right about the school-issued iPads. I got used to them. The school year is almost over now, and it will be time to say adieu to our rectangular little family members with their bright, shining faces.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:09:09 CDT

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Emily Parnell: Sometimes a little lack of clarity can be a blessing http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-diversions/article15071375.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Lately, I’ve been engaging in an activity that makes me feel quite naughty.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:27:06 CDT

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Wrap your tastebuds in this crunchy, tasty treat http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article15065606.html#storylink=rss The lettuce wrap began turning up in mainstream restaurants a few years ago, and it wasn’t long before home cooks were eager to integrate the fun food into their own menus.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:08:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article15065606.html
Snarky in the Suburbs: The cult of ‘elite’ competitive sports, where common sense is sidelined http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/article13219196.html#storylink=rss Am I the only one old enough to remember when “competing at the elite level” meant an athlete was training to make an Olympic team? Because now it also means a family is spending their weekend in scenic Omaha and probably dropping close to a $1,000 (at least $250 of that in entry fees) so their 11-year-old can play volleyball in a junior high gym with 750 other “elite” sixth-graders.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:27:05 CDT

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Beef and black bean enchiladas are a good source of protein, fiber http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article13217549.html#storylink=rss Fran Carlson is a registered dietitian/bean farmer with what would seem like a modest vision: “I’ve always had this dream of Americans eating more beans.”

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:06:37 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article13217549.html
Emily Parnell: In the silence of political correctness, we are leavingour kids on their own http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article12285545.html#storylink=rss My husband and I have not taught our kids tolerance. We’ve demonstrated it. We welcome those from other cultures and sexual orientations into our lives. We explore other cultures. But we don’t discuss it. We’ve fallen short by not discussing our differences.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:58:13 CST

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Roasted fennel pairs with red peppers in a beautiful, nutritious salad http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article12275369.html#storylink=rss Fennel is rich in vitamin A and offers fair amounts of calcium, phosphorous and potassium. Red peppers contain loads of beta carotene, fiber and vitamin B6.Add mixed salad greens and a drizzle of olive oil and you have an impressive start to any meal.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:08:17 CST

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Denise Snodell: Parenting journey continues where the sidewalk ends http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article11090012.html#storylink=rss As a parent, you gasp when your child hits any new milestone. Intellectually, you know it’s going to happen, but emotionally many of us trick ourselves into believing each phase is going to last forever.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:00:08 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article11090012.html
Snarky in the Suburbs: Sure, flowers are fine, but give me an emptied dishwasher any day http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article9681635.html#storylink=rss Practicality is the death of romance.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:27:56 CST

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Eating for life: Flavorful Hot and Sour Soup gets a sodium makeover for Chinese New Year http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article9677537.html#storylink=rss Even with reduced salt, there’s plenty of flavor, thanks to the seasonings: ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, rice vinegar and sesame oil.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:51:43 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article9677537.html
Matt Keenan: Blame the inclusiveness bug for birthday extravaganzas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article9105647.html#storylink=rss Leave one kid out and their mom turns into a grudge-holding, revenge-extracting lunatic. So we included everyone, and chaos followed.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:52:14 CST

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Eating for life: Citrus salad packs a wallop of vitamin C, phytonutrients http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article9104555.html#storylink=rss A single orange contains 170 phytonutrients, including zeaxanthin and lutein, which prevent macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness after age 65.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:48:42 CST

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Eating for Life: Sloppy Joes score big on Super Bowl party menus http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article8406378.html#storylink=rss If a Super Bowl party is just another reason to let your New Year’s diet resolutions go, here’s a recipe to cheer about.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:05:53 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article8406378.html
Emily Parnell: Be careful what you wish for, and appreciate what you already have http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article8404227.html#storylink=rss Growing up, my parents knew I was a sensitive kid. I was shielded from childhood terror movies such as “Bambi” and “Dumbo” that depicted horrible things happening to the parents of the young and innocent. I begged to see “Bambi,” but was never allowed. Alas, I have never seen it to this day, nor do I plan to.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:03:32 CST

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Tangy Sesame-Coated Pork Chops recipe offers a tasty way to get more sesame into your diet http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article7770060.html#storylink=rss Look for sesame seeds in the American diet and you’re most likely to find them as an edible decoration sprinkled on a hamburger bun. But the tiny ivory-colored seed may actually be one of the oldest condiments and one of the most nutritious seeds known to man.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:18:25 CST http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article7770060.html
Emily Parnell: Son’s mistake leads to moral dilemma http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article7754919.html#storylink=rss Life’s biggest lessons always seem to come out of the biggest mistakes, and the riskiest decisions. They’re the type of lesson that can pack a wallop — in growing pains, but also in richness of what we learn about ourselves and others.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:15:41 CST

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Boogie Ball is Feb. 14 at TWA Hangar Museum http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-diversions/article7752900.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:02:43 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-diversions/article7752900.html
Eating for Life: Weather may be cold, but you can still enjoy the texture, crunch of a chopped salad. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article6282975.html#storylink=rss When it comes to cabbage, think pink.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:12:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article6282975.html
Emily Parnell: In the grudge match against illness, washing hands is a powerful weapon http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article6282486.html#storylink=rss “I want you to be a total freak about it,” I said. “Do it over and over again — until everyone makes fun of you. In fact, do it again right now. Twice in a row. Use plenty of soap.”

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Eating for life: Steel-cut oatmeal offers nutty flavor and more fiber http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article5507724.html#storylink=rss Think of oatmeal as your wakeup call to good nutrition: A cup of cooked steel-cut oats has 8 grams of total fiber. Two of those grams are soluble.

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:03:57 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article5507724.html
Eating for Life recipe: Italian Vegetable Stuffed Mushrooms make a perfect New Year’s appetizer http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-diversions/article5170518.html#storylink=rss One-bite stuffed mushrooms are a perfect idea for a New Year’s party appetizer.

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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:52:16 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-diversions/article5170518.html
Emily Parnell: The joy of humble gifts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article4608265.html#storylink=rss “I love your reindeer, Grandma,” I remember saying. I was young, maybe 9 or 10.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:45:22 CST

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Stuff it! Acorn squash is an ideal way to show off the flavors of the holidays http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article4526299.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

“There’s all different ways of carrying your stuff.”

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:49:58 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article4526299.html
Emily Parnell: Whether you’re faced with darkness or blessed with sunlight, it’s always a good time to ask ‘Why me?’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article4525491.html#storylink=rss In a world that seems so bent on attaining more, more, more, my weakness seems to be in the fear of losing what I have — what I love.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:36:41 CST

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Emily Parnell: When did that cute kiddie-monitor turn into a sneaky holiday snitch? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article4397609.html#storylink=rss He’s an elf, sent by Santa to stalk our children, playing Big Brother, tattling if the kids are leaning toward the naughty. But this year, he has thrown us under the bus. Not the kids, but my husband and me.

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:04:00 CST

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Eating for life: Don’t limit sweet potatoes to holidays; they’re a healthful, delicious side dish http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article4397431.html#storylink=rss Sweet potatoes are like the Great Houdini of the holiday table. They make a grand, showy appearance, then vanish from sight for the rest of the year.

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:49:05 CST

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Emily Parnell: Finding — and sharing — the true meaning of the season will make you rich indeed http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-diversions/article4251113.html#storylink=rss When we peer deeper into Christmas, we find not limitations, but endless power and possibility.

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:21:09 CST

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Eating for Life recipe: The pumpkin’s not just about pie; you can feast on it throughout the winter http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-diversions/article4248974.html#storylink=rss Chances are you’ve already bid a fond farewell to the leftover Thanksgiving pumpkin pie in your fridge.

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