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"Mr. Enrique, 37, is a leader in a movement of loosely affiliated Puerto Rican cooks, farmers and activists who have arrived at the same realization over the last few years: There’s a juicy gastronomic paradise at their fingertips, and all they have to do is reach out and grab it."

Posted by +Marta S. Rivera Monclova (but you knew that already)
A movement of loosely affiliated cooks, farmers and activists is trying to reclaim the gastronomic paradise at their fingertips.
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Though, to be clear, if the mofongo they're eating is "leaden" then they're doing it wrong. Ditto dry tostones. But whatevs.
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"Mr Martin drew applause and laughter from the chamber when he explained his temporary absence.

'They had men's underwear on for half price and I bought a bunch that was clearly too small for me. I find it difficult to sit for any length of time.'"

So, um, does this mean he was going commando for some portion of the session...?

(Posted by +Rowan M)

#news   #canada   #politics  
A Canadian MP says he rushed out of parliament and nearly missed a vote because of his tight underpants.
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"If the federal Food and Drug Administration gives the go-ahead for the trial, Key Haven, with 444 houses built on a tiny peninsula, would become the focal point of the first American release of several million mosquitoes genetically altered by Oxitec, a British biotechnology company."

(Posted by +Rowan M)

#news   #florida   #science   #health  
A tiny community near Key West is balking at a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes to combat two viral diseases.
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"The class-action suit originated in late 2013, shortly after the preliminary N.F.L. settlement, when 10 former players sued the N.H.L. over concussions. Much like the N.F.L. suit, which began small and grew, it alleged that the league did little to address head injuries, profiting from in-game violence amid mounting evidence over the long-term ramifications of concussions. The former players asked for unspecified damages and a jury trial."

(Posted by +Rowan M)

#news   #health   #sports  
With the recent death of Steve Montador and the addition of 29 players to a class-action suit against the league, a suit over concussions is gaining momentum.
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"The snow in Boston is now so deep that the mayor has urged pranksters to stop jumping from windows into snow piles.

Mayor Martin Walsh said the stunts, which have been shared on social media sites, could be very dangerous."

(Posted by +Rowan M)

#news   #boston   #environment  
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Who tells women these days to "lighten up"?  Well, Elizabeth Gilbert for one.  In this HuffPo piece she points out that women she knows are doing interesting, engaged, productive, fulfilling things... and at the same time are running themselves and each other down for not doing more.

Gilbert isn't just talking about the women who are getting advanced degrees or making international impacts - she notes one of her friends who is working at home raising two great kids.

And when she says "Can we lighten up a little?" she's talking about each woman's ability to accept their own limitations and imperfections without letting that stop them.

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By Elizabeth Gilbert Nearly all the women I know are stressing themselves sick over the pathological fear that they simply aren't doing enough with their lives. Which is crazy -- absolutely flat-out bananas -- because the women I know do a lot...
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This is not a terrible synopsis of the Powerball debate, and actually quite a good synopsis of the last century+ of what Ayala & Bernabe called "The America Century". 

“It’s completely outrageous someone from Puerto Rico won the Powerball, thought this was America!”

“Puerto Rico won the Powerball? Thanks, Obama.”

“Since when could you win a Powerball jackpot in Puerto Rico? Don’t they use the Euro as currency?”

Posted by the usual Boricua correspondent +Marta S. Rivera Monclova 
When a Puerto Rican wins the Powerball, it's time to invoke the second amendment and load our guns. That is the message that went out when a $564 million Powerball lottery was h...
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"The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which meets every five years, said a diet high in vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds was 'more health promoting and is associated with less environmental impact'' than the current US diet, which is high in meat.

It is the first time the panel has made a recommendation on the environmental impact of a diet."

(Posted by +Rowan M)

#news   #unitedstates   #government   #food   #health   #environment  
Americans should eat a diet higher in plants, fruits and grains because it is healthier and has a lower environmental impact a US panel has said.
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"Black families have become one of the fastest-growing demographics in homeschooling, with black students making up an estimated 10 percent of the homeschooling population. (For comparison’s sake, they make up 16 percent of all public-school students nationwide, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.)"

(Posted by +Rowan M)

#news   #unitedstates   #education  
Institutional racism and stereotyping in traditional classrooms are to blame, parents say.
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"This technique uses gene therapy to introduce a new section of DNA inside healthy muscle cells.

That strip of DNA contains the instructions for manufacturing the tools to neutralise HIV, which are then constantly pumped out into the bloodstream."

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In a radical new approach to HIV vaccination, DNA in monkeys is transformed and seems to give total protection against the virus, US scientists say.
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"The Hello Barbie will be able to play interactive games and tell stories and jokes.

It will also listen to the child's conversation and adapt to it over time - so, for instance, if a child mentions that they like to dance, the doll may refer to this in a future chat.

The doll requires a wi-fi connection and can provide an hour's worth of playtime when fully charged."

No mention in the article of the creepy data-mining potential here...

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#news   #technology  
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Can't wait to hear the skeevey hacks!
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This made me grin stupid happy grins.

Posted by +DrWex 
SpaceX's billionaire founder and CEO Elon Musk announced that the company's spaceport drone ships will be called "Just Read the Instructions" and "Of Course I Still Love You," after spaceships in Iain M. Banks' Culture novels.
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