Poem of the week: The Unconquered Dead by John McCraeThis first world war poem remains loyal to the patriotic ethos of its time, but the human cost of combat is never denied British troops in the Somme, France on the western front of the first world war. Photograph: Alamy
Glimmers of hope: the mood at Luton airport as England restarts foreign travelKevin Rushby tackles an escalator for first time in 15 months as overseas holidays restart for green list countries Kevin Rushby on the plane as foreign travel restarts on Monday. Photograph: Kevin Rusby
Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe by Niall Ferguson review – information overloadThis dizzying history tour of disasters takes its lead from Covid, and China’s role in ‘cold war II’, but offers little clarity or relief from Ferguson’s flawed certainties ‘Pandemics are notoriously difficult to call’: a pedestrian in a face mask in New York, February 2021. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images
Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo: ‘People sneer at the things women and girls love’The author of the hit YA fantasy talks about Netflix stardom, making her novels more diverse and why she had to give up a close relationship with her fans Ben Barnes and Jessie Mei Li in the Netflix adaptation Photograph: Courtesy Of Netflix
Paint Your Town Red by Matthew Brown and Rhian E Jones review – how Preston took back control. This account of the ‘Preston model’, the Lancashire city’s bold wealth-building scheme whose champions include Labour’s John McDonnell, fails to address to what degree it works
‘Raising a child without a village is doable – but lonely’: readers on the highs and lows of having a lockdown baby. Bringing a baby into the world can be tough at the best of times, and the pandemic has been far from that. Readers reflect on the pain and joy of new parenthood
Want to try Jane Austen’s favourite cheese toastie? Now you can. The ‘household book’ of Martha Lloyd, who lived with the Austens, contains recipes giving an authentic flavour of the writer’s life
Back with a bang: UK theatre bets on bold reopening. Theatregoers want to ‘get underneath the skin’ of societal issues, says National Theatre’s Clint Dyer
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ICYW, it has nothing to do with Steve's infamous mistake in 2015.
New ways of making our own food can be exciting, especially for anyone who wants to maximize their food's health benefits while also possibly saving a little money. If you've been curious about a cooking trend that's growing—literally—then an important tip that's come out of a new study might help ensure the fruits of your dedication are actually plenty safe for you to eat.Food Safety News published their report this weekend about a study led by a food safety specialist at Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences. Joy Waite-Cusic, Ph.D., conducted the study to examine a way to cut down Salmonella risk due to an increasingly popular practice: "Activating" some grains, sprouts, nuts, seeds, and legumes to create the conditions for them to become a plant. According to Mind Body Green, activation is said to release these foods' most nutritional properties, causing them to deliver their greatest possible benefit to the consumer.To achieve activation in the process known as "sprouting," an important step takes place: Soaking the food in water, often overnight and in waters at room temperature. However, this step that's necessary for sprouting can also create the very kind of moisture that becomes a hospitable habitat for harmful microorganisms to grow, causing contamination to these foods.Fortunately, Waite-Cusic's study led to three valuable discoveries. She and her research team inoculated 15 grains, nuts, and seeds (among the 15 were reportedly almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, brown rice, flax, and hemp) with six different strains of Salmonella bacteria and soaked them in a variety of conditions. Of their findings, Food Safety News reports that refrigeration and salt during soaking significantly decreased the risk of Salmonella growth, as did using cold water to soak the sprouts.Waite-Cusic said that "including salt in the soaking process and refrigeration were determined to be the most cost-effective and easily implementable options for modifying current procedures."Nothing like kitchen solutions that are simple, since it's so important to keep food safe. Read what happened when cashew contamination turned major in At Least 7 People in 3 States Are Sick After Eating This Recalled Food.Keep reading:Doing This With Pasta May Actually Make It Deadly, Science Says9 Side Effects of Giving Up CerealThe One Homemade Treat Everyone Is Trying for Their PetsWhat Walking for Just 20 Minutes Does To Your Body
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Demi Moore and Bruce Willis's youngest daughter gets candid about body dysmorphic disorder in a new post.
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The show hosted some of the most well-known designers in the world and boasted guests like Grace Kelly, Jane Birkin, and Josephine Baker. Here's the story of what went down when the fashion industry elite took over Versailles for a night.
You know some cooking oils—like olive oil and avocado oil, which a dietitian recently told us she loves—are healthier to cook with than others, especially given the impact some have been shown to have on heart health. A new study just delivered a conclusion about one common but oft-misunderstood cooking oil. They say that while this one oil has confused scientists and consumers for ages, it actually promotes cardiovascular health and lowers cholesterol.A group of nutritional science researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Texas Tech University led a study that's just been published in the journal Nutrition. The research team noted that while soybean oil is the most widely consumed oil in the U.S. as well as the world, its dangers versus its benefits is a debate that's confused consumers and medical professionals for years. They stated: "Despite the ubiquity of soybean oil in the U.S. food supply and its established cardioprotective effect, U.S. consumers are much less likely to rate soybean oil as healthful in comparison to many other oils such as olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil and avocado oil."RELATED: The One Vitamin Doctors Are Urging Everyone To TakeThis is problematic, they say. That's because while saturated fat is commonly thought of as a major culprit for heart disease and death, a 2010 study revealed that in 80% of countries, twice the number of coronary heart disease cases were caused by inadequate omega-6 polyunsaturated fat levels (such as those from soybean oil) compared to coronary heart disease rates caused by high levels of saturated fat.To shed light on what they regard as these prevalent misperceptions, the researchers conducted an analysis of past studies which all examined the effects of soybean oil on health, including aspects related to cardiovascular disease prevention, blood lipid (cholesterol) levels, inflammation, and oxidative stress. Their findings indicate that as a polyunsaturated fat, not only does soybean oil "not affect inflammatory biomarkers, nor does it increase oxidative stress," but when soybean oil replaced saturated fat, blood cholesterol levels lowered.The researchers conclude:[…C]ollectively, evidence suggests soybean oil has favorable effects on [cardiovascular disease] risk. In addition, dietary recommendations support soybean oil consumption as part of a healthy diet for general health and [cardiovascular disease] prevention and management.It's pretty science-y, but it seems soybean oil definitely delivers some benefit. Information like this could help you make a good choice next time you're in the oil aisle. Check out One Major Effect Drinking Coffee Has on Your Liver, and keep reading:Eating Habits To Avoid If You Don't Want High CholesterolThese Are the Worst Types of Coffee for Your Heart Health, Science SaysThis Toxic Fat Is More Harmful To Your Body Than Cholesterol, According To Experts
Now that mask mandates are lifting, and life is beginning to return to normal, a solution for the carnival of sensations waiting just outside our doors: Look, marvel, swoon.
This bride's behavior looked like a clear red flag to many. The post Groom-to-be reconsiders wedding after discovering fiancée’s ‘awful’ plan: ‘So many red flags’ appeared first on In The Know.
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"We do this thing called whatever the f*** we want!" the Oscar winner captioned her PDA post.