November 19, 2014

1:00 PM | A Meal More Powerful Than The NFL
Biology concepts – genetic code, neurotransmittersA turkey dinner with all the fixins can lead to a satisfying nap. But the meal usually takes a little longer than this to have an effect. This fellow might be more affected by last night’s activities than today’s meal.Turkeydinner at Thanksgiving brings the family together, celebrates the bountiful harvest, and puts you to sleep just as the NFL games are ready to start. Many people think that if you eat less turkey and fill up […]

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1:57 AM | Tis The Season For A Plank Streak
The holiday season is upon us….no better time to go streaking, right? Yes! Then join the holiday #plankstreak !  No it’s not planking naked (unless you really want to!), it means planking once a day EVERYDAY between Thanksgiving and New ...

November 18, 2014

6:55 PM | Google Determines Best Travel Times For Thanksgiving Week
Thanksgiving Travel Google When we think of the Thanksgiving holiday, we all probably think of the T-word: traffic. (Wait, which one were you thinking of?) Anybody who's had to drive home for vacation has probably spent some time trying to read the tea leaves and figure out when's the best time to travel without getting stuck in miles-long traffic jams. Fortunately, the giant computing engine that is Google has crunched the numbers for us. The folks from Mountain View pulled […]

November 15, 2014

1:59 PM | FluView & Flu Watch Reports – Week 45
  # 9328   Although influenza activity sometimes get off to an early start, most years we don’t see a big uptick until after the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays.  Thus far the big seasonal influenza story hasn’t been about the numbers (which remain low), but focuses instead on the antigenic diversity of flu viruses in circulation this year.   Two weeks ago, in A `Drift’ In A Sea Of Influenza Viruses, I wrote about the emergence over the […]
12:31 PM | Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Caramelized Onion and Fennel Risotto
For vegetarians and other Thanksgiving guests who are tired of sweet potatoes and root vegetables, try this hearty risotto flavored with a taste of fall.

November 14, 2014

10:37 PM | Recipes for Health: Beans for Your Thanksgiving Table
If you haven’t started thinking about vegetarian main dishes for Thanksgiving, now is the time.
10:26 PM | Indian Summer For The End of November?
There are growing sign,s that after one more blast of even colder air next week, we will see some much warmer air over the Central and Eastern U.S. as we head into Thanksgiving. Indian summer may be on the way! The forecast below is based on an average of many long-range model runs of the Climate Forecast System. Research shows that an average of model runs provides a more accurate …
7:18 PM | This Week in EPA Science
“Official” winter may be more than a month away, but all I have to say is brrr! After spending the last four years at college in sunny South Carolina, I’m a little unprepared for the chilly weather in Washington DC. Especially this many days before Thanksgiving! Thankfully, there are plenty of indoor activities to get […]
6:27 PM | Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Really Big Beets
If you want to wow your Thanksgiving crowd, serve up a really big beet as a vegan main course that even the meat-eaters will want to share.
1:00 PM | Right Turn: “Changing the face of men’s health” (one moustache at a time)
. The month of November can mean different things to different people. For example, Canadians recognize Remembrance Day on November 11, Americans have Veterans Day and my Polish friends celebrate National Independence Day. There’s American Thanksgiving immediately followed by the countdown to how many shopping days are left until Christmas. Today, as it turns out,...Read more

November 13, 2014

5:30 PM | Does it even matter if gluten sensitivity is bogus?
This one goes out to all the Americans who are wondering if they really need to make gluten-free stuffing for Thanksgiving. Gluten-free eating is popular; according to one industry trend study, a third of American adults are trying to avoid … Continue reading »The post Does it even matter if gluten sensitivity is bogus? appeared first on Public Health.

November 12, 2014

6:37 PM | Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Bread Salad Inspired by Stuffing
A reader, Jessica Benoit, offers this fall version of panzanella, inspired by her first Thanksgiving abroad and thoughts of the traditional stuffing her family ate during holidays in New England.
2:11 PM | A Goat For Thanksgiving
Biology concepts – cornucopia, goat, nutrition, sustainability, browser/grazer, Cassandra hypothesisThe image on top is the traditional cornucopia, filled with foods or riches. The bottom image is the version form the Hunger Games movies, filled with survival gear and weaponry. Boy, did they go the other way with that idea. I prefer a different Horn of Plenty, the Dizzie Gillespie album from 1953.Thanksgiving is a traditional time to remember the work of planting and tending, and to be […]

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November 11, 2014

5:41 PM | Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Brussels Sprouts Sliders
Every year at Well, we take the turkey off the table and celebrate the delicious non-meat side dishes, appetizers and main courses that make Thanksgiving the best meal of the year.

November 06, 2014

10:31 PM | Jet Fuel Is Down, But Not Enough For A Thanksgiving Fare War
Airlines say they expect an uptick in Thanksgiving travel. This November, jet fuel prices are down, but carriers are using the saved money to upgrade equipment and software rather than cut fares.
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