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Six-ingredient easy microwave peanut brittle recipe for the holidays | Jennifer Geer

Nobody will ever guess this foolproof peanut brittle recipe was made in the microwave, and it takes mere minutes. The holidays are busy enough without having to deal with fussy, complicated, overinvolved recipes. So when I discover something that is both tasty, and easy to make, I like to stick with it. There are many iterations of this recipe online, like this one from Allrecipes, but I got my version from my mom years ago. If I could make this recipe turn out perfectly when I was a college

Brain Health: Can the Keto Diet Help With Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can you eat your way to brain health? Exciting news is afoot when it comes to your eating habits and cognitive (brain or mental) functions. Researchers are looking into how the keto diet supports brain health and eases and slows down Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. So far, the results are promising. • What the keto diet is • How it might help with Alzheimer’s disease • What keto foods are good for brain health What Is the Keto Diet? The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carbohy

Dream-Flavored Coca-Cola & 20 More Weird Novelty Soda Flavors

Have you ever wondered what your dreams taste like? Well, the Coca-Cola Company sure has — and the inventive folks over there have even bottled the flavor. Dreamworld, the newest in Coke’s limited edition Creations series, “bottles up the technicolor tastes and surrealism of the subconscious”, according to the soda maker. To coincide with Coca-Cola’s dreamy new beverage, we’ve rounded up some weird novelty soda flavors — some of which we’d never want to try. If you’ve ever wished you could drin

The Great Depression Gave Us Some Interesting Recipes: Have You Tried Water Pie?

I’ll admit, it’s a strange recipe. I became obsessed with watching people on TikTok make and then eat a Great Depression water pie. It is so simple to make that I knew I had to give it a try. Before I embarked on baking my water pie, one thing seemed clear. The success of the recipe depends on the waiting. You must wait for it to cool. Then you have to wait longer for it to chill in the refrigerator. TikTok that ate the pie straight out of the oven found themselves eating gloopy-looking mush i

10 Surprising Uses Scientists Have Found for Plastic Waste

Plastic waste is a never-ending world problem. Everyone knows the world is drowning in plastic. Literally. Researchers predict that if we keep going the way we are, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. However, scientists have been hard at work developing clever and inventive things to do with all of those plastic bags, bottles, and straws. More than merely recycling, these innovators have come up with surprising ways to transform plastic waste into something else entirely

Buy a hot, toasty Potbelly sandwich Friday and get one free as the company celebrates 45 years | Jennifer Geer

The sandwich shop that began as an antique store in Chicago's Lincoln Park is celebrating over four decades of sandwich making (CHICAGO) Potbelly has a bit of an unusual origin story as far as sandwich shops go. In the 1970s, Peter Hastings was the owner of an antique shop in Lincoln Park that refurbished potbelly stoves. One day, Hastings had the idea to sell sandwiches to his customers. The hot, toasted sandwiches became a favorite in the neighborhood, and soon people were lining up outside

Head to Smashburger for a new Mexican-inspired creation dreamed up by Chef Rick Bayless | Jennifer Geer

When you stop in for your Chorizo Cheeseburger, you can do a good deed and donate to the Frontera Farmer Foundation. Your donation will be matched by Smashburger. According to a press release, the Chorizo Cheeseburger will be available at all Smashburger locations, including in and around Chicago, for a limited time only. You have until February 15, 2022, to try the Mexican-style collaboration between celebrity chef Rick Bayless and Smashburger. Rick Bayless is a celebrity chef with many award

How to Optimize Your Blog Posts and Articles for Smartphones

Long paragraphs turn into big walls of text on a smartphone. In school, most of us were taught that you begin a new paragraph with a new line of thought. However, these old rules for paragraphs no longer work when everyone is reading on small devices. Long paragraphs can cause users to grow distracted and click away. Paragraphs can now be as short as one line. See how that works? A single sentence creates a pause and a little bit of white space for the eye. Use this technique sparingly to emph

5 Myths About Running That You Shouldn’t Believe and 5 Absolutely True Facts

Let’s separate the fact from the fiction. It’s no surprise that a sport that’s been around for centuries would have developed a lot of myths about it. In 776 B.C., the first event at the first Olympics Games was the footrace. Then came the running boom of the 1970s, when jogging for fitness exploded onto the scene. Fast forward to the 90s, the decade when I began running, and the running world was full of advice. Lots of it included carbo-loading and stretching. That and bad knees, I spent two

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You can find my work on Listverse.com, NewsBreak, Ask.com, The Healthfeed, and Medium. I am a frequent blogger on Medium, where I have enjoyed connecting with readers and growing my following. On the Newsbreak platform, I cover lifestyle topics and other news for the Chicago area.

Throughout my career, whether as a lighting designer or professional writer, I have maintained my strong work ethic and adherence to professional values. And most importantly, I love what I do.

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