LIFESTYLE

left handers day

International Left-Handers Day: Celebrating southpaws

If you are not left-handed yourself, you probably know a lot of people who are. What may surprise you, however, is that only about 10%-12% of the world’s population qualifies as being southpaws. And while most of us tend not to see any real difference between righties and lefties other than a preference for using one hand as opposed to …

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cellar

Cellar’s market: 200-year old wine found in New Jersey basement

There’s aged wine, and then there is AGED wine. Renovations at the Liberty Hall Museum in New Jersey revealed a rare treasure, including several cases of Madeira wine bottled in 1796, and imported by Robert Lenox Esq. Of Philadelphia to celebrate the inauguration of John Adams as the 2nd President of the United States in 1797. In addition to Adams, …

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lidl cremant de bourgogne

Supermarket bubbly named one of world’s best wines

Pound for pound (literally) Crémant de Bourgogne, a sparkling wine sold only at UK supermarket chain Lidl, has weighed in as the world’s finest vintages, earning the coveted IWSC’s Silver Outstanding award at the 2017 International Wines and Spirits Competition. In fact, the Business Insider reported that the bubbly, which sells for a mere £ 7.99 (a little over $10 …

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klep

A cry for kelp

Long Island not only resembles a fish, fishing has always been an integral part if its economy. And while recreational fishing still remains as popular as ever, over-fishing, pollution, and climate change have all contributed to the steady decline of commercial fishing for decades. Especially hard hit have been clammers and lobstermen, as well as those who fish for flounder …

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Gordon Ramsey Nascar

Gordon Ramsey fuels NASCAR team with crab omelets

Forget the over-boiled hotdogs and “grayish” hamburgers often served up at various venues on the NASCAR circuit. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay chose to fuel up the Stewart-Haas crew with a gourmet breakfast featuring crab omelets, hash with Old Bay seasoning and fruit smoothies with fresh vanilla during a recent filming of his TV show “The F Word”at Dover International Speedway …

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Not all halal Little Caesars: Pizza company sued for violating Islamic dietary claims

Not all halal Little Caesars: Pizza company sued for violating Islamic dietary claims

A Muslim man in Michigan has filed suit against a local Little Caesar’s restaurant for falsely claiming its pizza to be halal despite the fact that it was topped with pepperoni made from pork. According to the suit, Mohamad Bazzi stated that despite assurances that the pizza was “safe” to eat according to religious dietary laws, he was served the …

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Being transgender may be bad for your health

Being transgender may be bad for your health

According to a survey sponsored by the CDC, being transgender (people whose sexual identity does not match gender at birth) in America can be more hazardous to one’s health than many people realize. In fact, transgender adults reportedly are less likely to describe themselves as healthy as compared to their cisgender counterparts (people who’s sexual identity corresponds with the gender …

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Happy Doughnut Day

Happy Doughnut Day!

Today, June 2nd, is National Doughnut Day! Americans love their doughnuts — so much so that the doughnut business is yet booming at 173.65 million consumption as of 2011 and is expected to increase to nearly 200 million by 2020.1 In 1938, the Salvation Army created National Doughnut Day to celebrate our army forces during the First World War. In …

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buying best sunglasses

An eye to buying the best sunglasses

Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion statement While they do make you look cooler, they also serve to protect your eyes from overexposure to of ultra-violet A violet B and blue light which can weaken the layers of protective pigments found naturally in the retina. and macula and leading to cataracts and macular degeneration, as well as other retinal conditions due …

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blue whale suicide game

Blue whale challenge linked to teen deaths

A new social media game known as the “Blue Whale Challenge” has been linked to hundreds of teen deaths worldwide, including at least 130 possible suicides in Russia alone (still yet to be confirmed). In the meantime, the online Café Mom site reports that warnings have been cropping up on school websites and Facebook pages throughout the United States over …

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