It may look like a front porch, but it’s also my office and an extended living room. I feel at ease here, sitting on a loveseat made from willow tree branches, with my laptop computer resting on my legs as I write. Friends visit and we watch the fireflies light up against the trees come evening.
Although I love spending time here, and consider it much more than just a front porch, I am careful not to abuse this space — especially since I am on the main drag of my town. Sadly, some people fall into some etiquette black holes when it comes to their own porch behaviors.
Here are five basic rules everyone should really abide by.
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There is so much more than jalapeños and serranos out there, and while cooking with them is a great introduction to chile peppers, they’re just a gateway. It’s time to dive deeper. Whether fresh or dry, here are six chiles to try out.
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From Apartment Therapy → Quick Things You Can Do Today to be Happier at Home
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Critics slam McDonald’s suggesting that the company knows better that simply removing preservative ingredients does not change the fact that the nuggets may still not be a healthy option for children.
Critics slam McDonald’s for misleading the public
The criticism stems from the release of the recent television commercial of McDonalds where the narrator states “we all want what’s best for our kids,” despite the fact that these chicken nuggets are still processed food that contains unhealthy fat and sodium.
“That’s the defining line that sets up the whole ad,” says Emily Mardell, a registered dietitian in Edmonton, pointing out that the ad suggests they are serving food that is good for kids.
Center for Health Science and Law in Ottawa Bill Jeffery agrees with Mardell, saying that the fact that these McNuggets are still deep fried and laced with salt clearly makes it something that should not be consumed regularly, especially for children due to its adverse impacts on health.
Hear nothing of it
But despite the clamour from numerous influential groups and individuals in the industry, Adam Grachnik, McDonald’s spokesman said that their move to improve their Chicken McNuggets is just the start of something big.
He points out that the company is already pushing its way to develop more health-inclined substitutes as they embark on a journey to be better. This, according to Grachnik, becomes the first step in reshaping their public image.
The chicken nuggets were allegedly found to contain several unhealthy food additives including one used for vegetables oils containing a preservative called TBHQ.
Does not change much
Health experts, however, point out that by removing one object from each of the nuggets does not make any compelling evidence that their food becomes healthy to eat.
“These are still foods that are high in fat, high in sodium. They’re not the types of foods that you want in the everyday or even in routine intake for children,” says Mardell.
However, this does not include the dipping sauce that goes along with each order of the nuggets. Each small packet packs a lot of salt and other ingredients, equivalent to a serving order of the nuggets.
McDonalds has already started replacing their McNugget’s inventory as well as seeing it to full fruition. Almost all service fleet of McDonald’s in the greenery and in the United States and Canada.
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Roasting bell peppers is the home cook’s back-pocket trick to instantly improving the flavor of a readily available vegetable. Use one of these quick, reliable methods to make your own “fire-roasted peppers” and enjoy your efforts in everything from sandwiches to tomorrow’s scrambled eggs.
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This week the internet has become obsessed with the notion that eating pizza will make you more productive. In a study by Dan Ariely for his new book Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations, Ariely found that giving employees pizza was the best motivator for work. Pizza outperformed a small cash bonus ($30) and a compliment from a boss.
The real question I have for Ariely and anyone who is shocked to find out this information is: When was the last time you had a really, really good slice?
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One of our main goals as parents is not to simply take care of our children, but to teach them to take care of themselves. We teach them to get dressed on their own, brush their own teeth, and use the bathroom — and then we send them off to school.
While I’m still trying to master teaching a 5-year-old to tie her shoes, I’ve got my eye on the real prize of teaching kids to fend for themselves: packing their own school lunches. Here’s a five-point plan to getting kids to pack their own damn lunch.
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Today is the last day of August, and Labor Day weekend is this coming weekend, but fall doesn’t technically start until September 22. Put away your cardigans and fuzzy boots, because there’s still time to eat tomatoes and hit the beach.
Sean Bauer has feelings on this subject. For the last two years he has “protested” the fact that pumpkin spice drinks are released earlier and earlier every year. He’s dubbing his movement “Stop Premature Pumpkin Spicing,” or SPPS as I’ve seen it on Instagram. Bauer has been seen outside of both Wawa and Starbucks in Philadelphia holding the above sign.
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Summertime, in theory, means more time in general. More time for fun and leisure and enjoying ourselves away from the workplace or even our own homes. Sometimes all that extra time is a myth and we can’t venture too far. Sometimes we have only an hour or so to spare. If this is the case for you, then let me recommend the Book, Snack and Hammock Escape.
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Farm stands were once just quaint roadside attractions where we left our money in an honor box and helped ourselves to plump tomatoes and sweet summer corn. These days, many farm stands act as roadside attractions, offering up everything from entertainment to wine. Here are six reasons to brake for the next farm stand on your summer road trip.
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I have a pretty fast paced life. I'm fairly successful and travel a lot. Come from a really good family and love to spend the time I have with them and friends.