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Plant-based diets benefit athletes’ heart health, endurance, recovery – ScienceBlog.com

Meat-free athletes–from tennis champion Venus Williams to Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton to Derrick Morgan of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans–have already proven the performance-boosting power of a plant-based diet. Now, “Plant-Based Diets for Cardiovascular Safety and Performance in Endurance Sports,” a … Continue reading

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My journey to thank all the people responsible for my morning coffee

Author AJ Jacobs embarked on a quest with a deceptively simple idea at its heart: to personally thank every person who helped make his morning cup of coffee. More than one thousand “thank yous” later, Jacobs reflects on the globe-trotting … Continue reading

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Can we eat to starve cancer? – William Li

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-we-eat-… William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut … Continue reading

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How to Make a Cup of Tea – The Victorian Way

Join Mrs Crocombe as she takes a break from her busy day of cooking to make a pot of tea in the kitchens of Audley End House.

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Cheese Tea Is China’s Latest Drink Sensation

Cheese tea is exactly what it sounds like: tea topped with cheese. The good folks at Beijing’s HEYTEA invented the simple, yet revolutionary, beverage to please younger consumers who take their tea with milk and additional flavorings. By the looks … Continue reading

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Disney•Pixar Short Film “Bao”

In “Bao,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her … Continue reading

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A Murder Over a Monsanto Chemical – The New Republic

How a new herbicide pitted farmer against farmer in Arkansas By BOYCE UPHOLT December 10, 2018 ILLUSTRATIONS BY DAVID DE LAS HERAS Mike Wallace sat in his pickup truck on a dusty back road near his farm outside Leachville, Arkansas, typing … Continue reading

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The history of tea – Shunan Teng

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-history… Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water –– and from sugary Turkish Rize tea to salty Tibetan butter tea, there are almost as many ways of preparing the beverage as there … Continue reading

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History through the eyes of a chicken – Chris A. Kniesly

The Ancient Egyptian king Thutmose III described the chicken as a marvelous foreign bird that “gives birth daily.” Romans brought them on their military campaigns to foretell the success of future battles. Today, this bird occupies a much less honorable … Continue reading

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Part 16: Food: What Did Rich Nobles Eat in Medieval Times?

A knight would often be expected to attend at a feast given by those of even higher standing than himself, perhaps a high ranking bishop or even the King. Food historian Chris Carr demonstrates the type of food the very … Continue reading

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