PEOPLE: Bacon by Oprah? All the Details on Her Delicious New Business Venture
"Oprah Winfrey has been in America’s living rooms for decades, and now she appears to be making a major move — into our kitchens. In mid-May, the media mogul quietly filed documents to trademark a line of food products called Oprah’s Kitchen, the New York Daily News reports. The trademark would cover everything from dairy to baked goods to energy drinks, and also expresses her interest in products like bacon, sorbet and caviar." Read full story.
NY TIMES: How Exercise May Help the Brain Grow Stronger
"Physical activity is good for our brains. A wealth of science supports that idea. But precisely how exercise alters and improves the brain remains somewhat mysterious. A new study with mice fills in one piece of that puzzle. It shows that, in rodents at least, strenuous exercise seems to beneficially change how certain genes work inside the brain. Though the study was in mice, and not people, there are encouraging hints that similar things may be going on inside our own skulls." Read full story.
The Guardian: Avocado Shortage Fuels Crime Wave in New Zealand
"Surging local and international demand for avocados is fuelling a crime wave in New Zealand. Since January there have been close to 40 large-scale thefts from avocado orchards in the north island of New Zealand, with as many as 350 fruit stolen at a time." Read full story.
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