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Health and Fitness News

Welcome to the Stars Hollow Gazette‘s Health and Fitness News weekly diary. It will publish on Saturday afternoon and be open for discussion about health related issues including diet, exercise, health and health care issues, as well as, tips on what you can do when there is a medical emergency. Also an opportunity to share and exchange your favorite healthy recipes.

Questions are encouraged and I will answer to the best of my ability. If I can’t, I will try to steer you in the right direction. Naturally, I cannot give individual medical advice for personal health issues. I can give you information about medical conditions and the current treatments available.

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What To Cook This Weekend

It’s Summer, time to keep time in the kitchen light and easy and take advantage of the bounty of Summer produce. Here are some great recipes that do just that.

Any-Fruit Cobbler

This is a batter cobbler that takes advantage of whatever fruit is available. When poured into a hot cast-iron skillet, the batter immediately crisps and swells. Serve warm with whipped cream, creme fraiche or ice cream.

No Food Processor Hummus

Don’t have a food processor available, here’s the low-tech, more-textured version of Speedy Homemade Hummus: You start by crushing the chickpeas in a large (gallon-size) zip-top bag. To double the recipe, make a second batch in the same bag. Top with a splash of olive oil, paprika or more finely chopped garlic.

A simple chopped salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and parsley is another appealing option, especially in summer when those things are all over the farmers market or even in your garden.

Ginger-Garlic Chicken With Green Beans

This stir-fry is a pantry-friendly way to go. Its classic ginger-garlic combination gives the dish enough flavor on its own; as soon as the green beans are warmed through, you can serve a portion as is.

Fusilli With Fresh Tomato and Zucchini Sauce

For a change of pace from summer grilling, create a quick sauce with whatever produce looks best at your local farm stand.

In this case, a sweet onion, a couple of tomatoes and some summer squash come together to make a quick and delicious sauce for pasta.

Zucchini Oat Muffins

These tender, fragrant muffins are sweetened primarily with dates, which, besides sweetness, provide deep flavor and valuable nutrients.

Steamed Corn on the Grill

This technique for cooking corn on the grill is forgiving. It produces sweet, plump ears even when you happen to forget about them while attending to other foods. Just as important to busy cooks: There’s no need to soak the ears for 30 minutes before throwing them on the grill.

Health and Fitness News

Vaping Medical Pot May Not Ease COPD Symptoms

ADHD Meds No Help For Healthy Students’ Grades

Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Cancer: CDC

Study: Healthier Eating Helps Psoriasis Symptoms

Spiking Insulin Costs Put Patients in Brutal Bind

Dizziness Could Be A Sign of Dementia Risk

Sleeping Pills May Be Risky for Dementia Patients

Study: You’re Probably Not Using Enough Sunscreen

Treating Depression May Stop Repeat Heart Attack

Study: Even Healthy People Get Blood Sugar Spikes

Puppy to the Rescue: Dogs Sense Need, Run to Help

Whey Powder, Likely Source of Salmonella, Recalled

Food Additives a Toxic Mix for Kids

The Breakfast Club (How Good It Is)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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This Day in History

Outbreak of World War One; Troops disperse ‘Bonus Army’ marchers; A U.S. Army bomber crashes into the Empire State Building; Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and author Beatrix Potter born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.

Jackie Kennedy

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15 Hours

Of Calming Music For Dogs

Of course I’m not kidding.

Dangerously Socialist Thought

Not Your Hippie Grandpa

Reality laughs

From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered
By David E. Sanger and Matthew Rosenberg, The New York Times
July 18, 2018

Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had personally ordered complex cyberattacks to sway the 2016 American election.

The evidence included texts and emails from Russian military officers and information gleaned from a top-secret source close to Mr. Putin, who had described to the C.I.A. how the Kremlin decided to execute its campaign of hacking and disinformation.

Mr. Trump sounded grudgingly convinced, according to several people who attended the intelligence briefing. But ever since, Mr. Trump has tried to cloud the very clear findings that he received on Jan. 6, 2017, which his own intelligence leaders have unanimously endorsed.

The Trump Tower meeting increasingly looks as bad for Trump as it initially seemed
by Philip Bump, Washington Post
July 27, 2018

The natural first reaction is: Of course.

Of course Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who attended the meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and others at Trump Tower in June 2016 had closer ties with Russian officials than she let on.

And of course there would now be allegations — secondhand, but credible — that President Trump himself knew that the meeting was scheduled and what it was about before it took place.

After all, denial after denial from those involved in the meeting, statement after statement, has crumbled away or been perforated with holes. The scenario that seemed at the outset to be worst for Trump politically is increasingly the one in which we seem to be headed.

It’s long been the case that giving Trump the benefit of the doubt on having not known about the meeting in advance means setting aside mounting evidence and Trump’s habit of denying things that are later proved true.

Trump said explicitly last July that he didn’t know about the meeting before it happened. But, then, that’s what his campaign said about an alleged payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal when that news broke in October 2016. A conversation between Trump and his longtime attorney and problem-solver Michael Cohen discussing that payment the prior month emerged this week.

On Thursday night, both NBC and CNN reported that Cohen, per a source close to him, was prepared to tell investigators that he was present when Trump Jr. told his father about the possibility of meeting with the Russian lawyer to get dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting stemmed from an email sent by a music publicist to Trump Jr. in which the Trump campaign was promised “some official documents and information” that constituted “very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

Trump Jr. famously replied: “If it’s what you say I love it.”

The Breakfast Club (Summer Winds)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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This Day in History

An armistice ends the Korean War; A House panel votes to impeach President Richard Nixon; A pipe bomb explodes at the Atlanta Olympics; The deposed Shah of Iran and comedian Bob Hope die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Life is about having a good time, and it was a good time. We did some things well and some things poorly, but that was always the case.

Norman Lear

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Facebook Sucks

Facebook just had the worst day in stock market history
by David Goldman, CNN
July 26, 2018

Shares plunged 19% on Thursday after executives warned that revenue growth would slow as the company focuses on user privacy.

The sell-off vaporized about $119 billion in market value — the biggest single-day loss for any public company in history, according to Thomson Reuters.

For founder Mark Zuckerberg, the loss came to almost $16 billion, according to Forbes, which tracks billionaire wealth in real time. That dropped him from fourth to sixth on the list of richest people in the world.

Facebook (FB) Chief Financial Officer David Wehner said on a conference call with investors that Facebook is “putting privacy first” after the Cambridge Analytica scandal triggered a wave of horrible press, customer angst and regulatory scrutiny around the world.

Complicated Art Thoughts

I consider myself a writer and writing an art but in a certain sense I’m indulging in compulsive behavior and excusing the awkwardness of interacting in uncontrolled environments as an expression of beauty or truth and expecting your approval.

I’m an acquired taste. I think everything is representational but everything representational is an illusion (the meaning of ‘representational’ shifts). Does Art exist in a forest if no tree is there to see it? Is Object Impermanence real?

Peek-A-Boo!

Somehow this stance, which is simply a mental crutch designed to affirm my existence has independent value so stop picking on me, when linked with my firm belief that the Artist has no claim of control over how their work is interpreted for good or ill, nor are they compelled to explain it, seems to lead others to conclude I’m either a nihilist or a libertarian but the truth is I like a Turner just as well as a Seurat.

More Stupid Watergate

Hail Hydra

Cartnoon

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The Breakfast Club (Secrets)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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This Day in History

President Harry Truman orders desegregation of U.S. Military; Cuba’s Fidel Castro attacks Moncada barracks; Argentina’s Eva Peron dies; Playwright George Bernard Shaw and rock star Mick Jagger born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.

Mick Jagger

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