During the same week that a massive storm system threatened millions from Chicago to Boston, former Vice President Al Gore urged President Barack Obama to get serious on climate change.
In a Tuesday Google Hangout, Gore said “we need great actions now,” prodding Obama to “get moving” on the issue. His words came on the same day that he lauded Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) as the new face of 上海桑拿会所高端美女
In the past few years, quinoa has taken the health food world by storm. From sushi-style quinoa rolls to drinkable (yes, drinkable) quinoa the grain is everywhere, and it seems like everyone is eating it. But, why exactly is quinoa so popular?
HuffPost Taste Executive Editor Kristen Aiken sat down with HuffPost Live to break down the reason behind the recent quinoa craze.
According to Aiken, quinoa has three dietary trends to thank for its popularity boost. First, quinoa is a great gluten-free option that’s riding the recent gluten-free diet trend. Second, it is also considered a “superfood” from a marketing standpoint because it is nutritionally dense. And third, its status as a complete protein (because it has all nine of essential amino acids) caters to the ever-growing population of vegetarians and vegans, as well as those who are just trying to eat less meat. Since the grain shares the properties of all three of these health food trends at once, quinoa could be here to stay.
And food lovers rejoice, there are many more healthy foods that could be just as nutritious as quinoa. Other ancient grains that have been touted as “superfoods,” like teff, amaranth and fonio have also been shortlisted as the next grains to watch out for.
But Camilla Toulmin, director of International Institute for Environment Development, also cautioned that there could be a negative side to these food trends.
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In case you haven’t noticed, The Avengers are everywhere lately. In order to gear up for the upcoming Avengers: The Age of Ultron, we made our way to the Atlantic Center Target in Brooklyn, New York to play around with the latest slate of action figures, toys and gear. What happened next surprised even us.
First things first. To get in to the Avengers spirit, we hulked out at Barclays Center — decked out in a Hulk mask and Hulk gloves.
No one seemed to notice. I guess stranger things have happened in NYC.
Once we were fully hulked out, we infiltrated Target to meet up with our fellow Avengers.
After getting distracted in the electronics section, we eventually fled with our new action figure friends to Prospect Park, where they honed their skills on a treacherous mountain peak.
Oof. Looks like Iron Man needs to break out his Hulk Buster armor…
After an hour of messing around rigorous training, we decided to catch a view of the NYC skyline. As it turns out, Hulk Buster armor DOES makes an appearance during a surreptitious rooftop meeting with Thor.
What could they be discussing?? I mean, something top secret probably.
Batroc the Leaper watches from above while playing…an imaginary violin?
…until he’s inexplicably dangling upside down by giant Hulk hands.
After that we were all pretty tired. We decided to call it a day…
But it was a prett上海419 一样的y fantastic day overall.
What happens next? That’s up to you. And FYI: Avengers gear isn’t JUST for adults. Kids like The Avengers too. So pick up your Avengers gear at Target and go nuts.
Wildlife officials are in the process of translocating 15 “rogue” elephants between protected breeding grounds in Kenya this week.
The animals are being moved from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Meru National Park after “terrorizing residents,” damaging crops and destroying fences in the area, according to a report from The Star, a Kenyan newspaper. An official with the park said the relocation process is normal and carried out whenever populations surge to help control human-wildlife conflicts.
Unfortunately, elephants and their tusks are still prime targets for poachers, and more than 40,000 are killed every year, according to the Elephant Advocacy League. Fences and national park designations do little to deter heavily a千花网上海