Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beauty
NEW YORK — Kale has crept out of salads and juicers into beauty products from niche and mainstream sellers.
The leafy superfood that many love and others love to hate can now be had in face masks, skin-brightening serums, creams and nail polish, pushed along by the march to healthier living and the frenzy to fend off aging.
USDA: Puppy imports must be healthy, 6 months old
LOS ANGELES — Foreign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a regulation Friday that, starting in 90 days, will require all puppies imported to the United States to be at least 6 months old, healthy, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.”
Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the National Museum of American History. The collection includes original scripts, casting ideas, political memorabilia surrounding the show and the series finale. The network agreed to donate props, including a pill bottle and flask, a sign from “Grace Adler Interior Design” and Will Truman’s framed college diploma.
Age is not a cage: 90-year-old musicians going strong
NEW YORK — There’s an upcoming concert at Baruch College, but it has nothing to do with students. The performers are in their 90s, and one is even older than the Manhattan school founded in 1919.
Pianist and composer Irving Fields, who turned 99 last week, will perform a show Monday night dubbed “90 and Going Strong” at the college along with Emmy-winning entertainer Fyvush Finkel and clarinetist Sol Yaged, both 91. The concert celebrates their passion and commitment to music and live performance despite their age.
Oh the budgets you’ll make
This is not a financial column and I am not a financial advisor. However, I’ve been budgeting a lot lately. Not just cash either, though that’s been a big one. Time, resources, energy - all have to be budgeted these days.
Huge amounts of all my budgets go to my kids. Groceries, man. Not even counting the grocery shrink ray (where prices stay the same or go up while the actual amount of food per item shrinks – go and try to find a half gallon of ice cream, I dare you) and price hikes, you spend more when you more than double your household. And for such little people, they sure do eat a lot. Or at least look at and complain about a lot of food.
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