Reducing Food Waste: Tips Toward a Zero Waste Kitchen

zero waste kitchen aAccording to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, almost 40% of the food produced and distributed in the United States never gets eaten. That works out to an estimated $160 billion in food a year. Waste disposal is also expensive and costs billions and billions annually. There are also  environmental and social consequences, such as increased greenhouse gas emissions and hunger among the less fortunate.  Add non-edible waste that is associated with food, like plastic products and food packaging, and we have a big problem.

This is why starting at home and working toward a zero waste kitchen is important. Achieving a zero waste kitchen may seem daunting Continue reading “Reducing Food Waste: Tips Toward a Zero Waste Kitchen”

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Gynecomastia, or Man Boobs – Why Does This Happen?

gynecomastiaAfter a recent workout, I entered the gym’s sauna which was more crowded than usual. It was one of the only times I had been in the sauna without hearing the whining of music coming through earbuds. People were actually talking to… each other!

The banter was initially over sports and exercise routines. But then, it turned to guys talking about their experience getting older and gaining weight. The men were different races, and ranged in age from the mid 20s to the late 50s. Continue reading “Gynecomastia, or Man Boobs – Why Does This Happen?”

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