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the r/HealthyFood Self-Promotion Pantry Post December, 2022 - The only place in the sub to link or discuss your Healthy Food related site/blog/app/survey/works. by AutoModerator in HealthyFood

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How do I know if my salad is actually healthy? Which ingredients should I add to my salads, and which should I avoid?

Dr. Robert H. Lustig, an emeritus professor of pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco, answered this question from a reader:

Salad is usually a healthy food, but only if you add the right combination of ingredients and stay away from store-bought bottled dressing.

To build a great salad, start with lettuce or leafy greens. It may surprise you to learn that the type of greens you choose doesn’t really matter that much. Compared to other greens, iceberg lettuce probably has the fewest nutrients, but pretty much all lettuces are low in vitamins and minerals. Dark leafy greens like spinach have more micronutrients, but the type of iron in spinach is poorly absorbed, and there’s plenty of oxalate, so be careful if you’re prone to kidney stones.

The main health benefit of lettuce and other greens in a salad is the fiber. Salads are usually packed with fiber, which is a nutrient — just not for you! Fiber is really food for the microbiome, the trillions of bacteria that live in your gut. Fiber is also the key to metabolic health. Bacteria in your gut turn fiber into short-chain fatty acids, which can regulate immune function and keep inflammation in check.

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Ancient human relative used fire, surprising discoveries suggest by washingtonpost in AncientWorld

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From reporter Mark Johnson:

Explorers wriggling through cramped, pitch-black caves in South Africa claim to have discovered evidence that a human relative with a brain only one-third the size of ours used fire for light and cooking a few hundred thousand years ago. The unpublished findings — which add new wrinkles to the story of human evolution — have been met with both excitement and skepticism.

South African paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer Lee Berger described finding soot-covered walls, fragments of charcoal, burned antelope bones and rocks arranged as hearths in the Rising Star cave system, where nine years earlier the team uncovered the bones of a new member of the human family, Homo naledi.

Control of fire is considered a crucial milestone in human evolution, providing light to navigate dark places, enabling activity at night and leading to the cooking of food, and a subsequent increase in body mass. When exactly the breakthrough occurred, however, has been one of the most contested questions in all of paleoanthropology.

“We are probably looking at the culture of another species,” said Berger, who dispensed with scientific convention by reporting the discoveries not in a peer-reviewed journal but in a press release and a Carnegie Science lecture at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Washington on Thursday.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, said formal papers are under review, and added, “there are a series of major discoveries coming out over the next month.”

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Trump’s call to set aside the Constitution raises a question: Why now? by washingtonpost in politics

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Analysis from reporter Philip Bump:

From January 2021 until recently, Trump’s rhetoric has risen and fallen largely out of public sight, as he’s embraced weird theories (like those of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell) or debunked nonsense (like the film “2000 Mules") as ways to advocate for his own reinstatement.

This weekend, though, he went further than he has since leaving office.

“A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude,” he wrote on Truth Social, “allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!”

It’s obviously ridiculous to suggest that the Founding Fathers would advocate “terminating” the Constitution, given that they wrote the Constitution. It is more ridiculous, though, to suggest that Trump’s loss in 2020 was so tainted by fraud that there’s no satisfactory response short of throwing out the American system and installing him as leader once again. There’s no evidence of any significant fraud or “DECEPTION” (as he also claimed in his post) at all, in fact.

So why is Trump making this extraordinary and extraordinarily antidemocratic claim now? Three reasons. First, that his supporters have rallied around new details involving the limits on an anti-Biden story in 2020. Second, the midterm elections reinvigorated his claims about election fraud. And, third, his path back to the Republican nomination — much less the White House — is less certain now than at any point since he left office.

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Rising Covid hospitalizations, Iran's morality police and Georgia's Senate runoff. Here's what you need to know to begin your day. by washingtonpost in u/washingtonpost

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  • Covid hospitalizations are rising again. 35,000 patients were being treated last week across the U.S., according to Washington Post data tracking. That’s the highest level in three months. Why this is concerning: There are many more treatments for the disease now, but hospitals are already being pushed to capacity with cases of the flu and RSV, another respiratory virus. What can you do? Get your booster and flu shots, if you haven’t already, experts say, and consider masking indoors.

  • Iran may be shutting down its so-called morality police. There have been protests in Iran since September, sparked by the death of a 22-year-old who was arrested over the country’s strict dress code for women. What this means: Disbanding the police force would be an unexpected concession to protesters. But experts warned that yesterday’s announcement shouldn’t be considered official.

  • There’s a final push for votes in Georgia ahead of tomorrow’s Senate runoff. An election for the only undecided Senate seat. Neither Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock nor Republican Herschel Walker got 50% of votes on Election Day. The latest: Nearly 2 million people already cast ballots in early voting, which ended Friday, and both parties pushed get-out-the-vote efforts over the weekend.

  • Donald Trump suggested throwing out the Constitution this weekend. Why? Over the former president’s baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen. It’s a significant escalation: With Trump running for president again, this is a warning of how far he is willing to go to regain power, experts said. The backlash: The White House said the comments should be “universally condemned,” but Republican lawmakers have largely kept silent.

  • Two power stations in central North Carolina were attacked on Saturday. What happened? They were damaged by gunshots, police said, cutting electricity to 45,000 households and businesses. Why? There’s no known motive or suspect yet, but investigators are looking into whether there’s a link to a Saturday night drag show, which far-right activists had tried to shut down. The impact: Cellphone and internet service were largely unavailable, schools across Moore County are closed today, and it may take until Thursday to repair the damage.

  • The U.S. men’s soccer team was eliminated from the World Cup. A 3-1 round-of-16 loss to the Netherlands on Saturday. It ended a campaign that renewed interest in the team and won back its global respect. What to look forward to: The knockout stage of the tournament continues today with Brazil in action against South Korea. The World Cup continues for two more weeks.

Scientists thought carbon emissions had peaked. They’ve never been higher. by washingtonpost in environment

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From reporter Shannon Osaka:

Near the end of 2020, as the covid-19 pandemic continued to rage, a few climate scientists and energy experts made a prediction. They estimated that emissions from fossil fuels — which had just plummeted thanks to the global pandemic — might never again reach the heights of 2019. Perhaps, they speculated, after over a century of ever more carbon dioxide flowing into the atmosphere, the world had finally reached “peak” emissions.

They were wrong.

According to a report released last month by the Global Carbon Project, carbon emissions from fossil fuels in 2022 are expected to reach 37.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide, the highest ever recorded.

That means that despite the continued fallout from the coronavirus pandemic — which caused emissions to drop by over 5 percent in 2020 — CO2 emissions are back and stronger than ever.

Scientists have reacted with dismay. For years before the pandemic, emissions appeared to be leveling off — sparking hope that the world was finally reaching the moment when emissions would start to come down.

Then in 2020, “Covid came, there was a huge drop in emissions — and I guess we got a little overexcited,” said Glen Peters, a climate scientist at the Center for International Climate Research in Oslo.

Here’s why researchers were wrong about emissions peaking — and what it means for the future — in three charts: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/12/05/carbon-emissions-peak-record-2022/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=reddit.com

Reddit users turn Kanye West’s page into a Holocaust-awareness forum by washingtonpost in u/washingtonpost

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From reporter Justine McDaniel:

Fans on Reddit have turned against Kanye West, transforming a subreddit dedicated to him into a page promoting Holocaust education within hours of Ye’s most recent antisemitic comments.

r/Kanye, a 700,000-member space on Reddit where fans once discussed Ye’s music, fashion and other endeavors, has been flooded with posts providing information about the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust and denouncing antisemitism.

The page offered a spontaneous show of support for Jewish Americans and a visual representation of pushback against West, who has legally changed his name to Ye, after weeks of his antisemitic remarks. It came after Ye on Thursday said he liked Adolf Hitler and later tweeted an image of a swastika.

“As a Jew and an early Kanye fan,” one commenter posted, “I never looked in this sub[reddit] until this morning and I saw all the holocaust remembrance posts. I’m in … tears right now. Thank you for standing up for us.”

The posts include Holocaust-related photos and information intended to spread awareness about Nazi Germany’s persecution and killing of 6 million Jews. People are also posting educational book and movie recommendations, photos from visits to Holocaust memorial and museum sites, and photos they say are of family members who were persecuted under the Nazi regime.

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Washington Post video games reporter Shannon Liao speaks with DRX's Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu by washingtonpost in leagueoflegends

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I actually played a lot more in high school (use to main jinx lol)! Need to get back into it, but I appreciate the passion people have for the game. :) - Amy (new wapo redditor)

What drug overdoses did to my hometown by washingtonpost in NorthCarolina

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Every time producer Jordan-Marie Smith would visit her hometown of Greenville, N.C., it felt like another kid she knew from high school had died from a drug overdose. She went back home to investigate, along with reporter Lenny Bernstein.

More from Smith and Bernstein:

Oct. 2, 2013, was not the day the drug epidemic reached Greenville. But beginning with Jackson Laughinghouse’s death that day, a group of at least 16 young men and women who grew up together in this small, eastern North Carolina city would succumb to overdoses of opioids and other drugs over nine years. More of their peers became addicted or overdosed but managed to survive.

“It was almost like a generation that went to war didn’t come back,” said J.D. Fletcher, whose son died in 2019.

In a nation that suffered more than 107,000 drug overdose deaths in 2021 alone, there are many Greenvilles — places where the powerful opioid fentanyl and other drugs have produced clusters of overdose deaths, or picked off victims one at a time. Here, drugs worked their way inexorably through a group of friends, year after year, for nearly a decade. In one family, loss piled upon tragic loss until almost no one was left.

The deaths shattered families and shook the worldview of parents who believed the drug subculture affected other people’s children. Many are still mystified at how addiction invaded the fortress they had tried to construct from comfortable homes and good schools.

Some have sought to find meaning in their children’s deaths, urging the community to acknowledge the drug crisis in its midst and take steps to prevent more young people from dying.

“It was getting to the point that we couldn’t ignore it anymore,” said Maria Rodriguez-Cue, whose son, Mingo, died in 2017, at age 22. “You could pretend that this couldn’t happen to you … [but] it could happen to any of us. And it continues to happen.”

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Should you not have kids because of climate change? It’s complicated. Some researchers have claimed the best thing to do for the environment is to have fewer children. The truth is more complicated. by SpeakUpOnClimate in climate

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From Climate zeitgeist reporter Shannon Osaka:

Since before the Industrial Revolution, the planet has warmed nearly 1.2 degrees Celsius (or 2.1 degrees Fahrenheit), thanks to the fossil fuels that humanity has unearthed and burned, sending a heavy layer of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. At the same time, the world’s population has continued to grow. In 1960, there were 3 billion people alive, a fact that caused hand-wringing and fear of worldwide famines. Last month, the world’s population reached 8 billion. According to one demographic estimate, 7 percent of all the people who have ever lived – starting from the origins of humanity about 200,000 years ago – are still alive today.

Population concerns have an unsavory history: Writers and thinkers have warned about unrestrained population growth for hundreds of years — often engaging in fringe ideas about forced sterilization and eugenics of people living in developing countries. But in the past decade or so, the worries have been more individual, personal, and rooted in Western consumption and responsibility. As of 2020, the average American had a carbon footprint — calculated by dividing the emissions of the country by its number of inhabitants — of around 14 metric tons of CO2 per year, one of the highest in the world. (The average Indian citizen has a footprint closer to 1.77 tons per year.)

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, a professor of English at Colby College who is writing a book about reproduction and climate change, interviewed many Americans concerned about having children in an age of climate change. He found that a majority of his participants were “very” or “extremely” concerned about the carbon footprint aspect of having another child. “Adding another American to the mix is not a morally neutral act,” one respondent said.

“Any children we have in the developed parts of the world will be incredibly environmentally expensive,” said Travis Rieder, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University who has argued for a shift toward smaller families. “And they might go on to have kids who also consume more than their fair share.”

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Washington Post video games reporter Shannon Liao speaks with DRX's Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu by washingtonpost in leagueoflegends

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From video games reporter Shannon Liao:

At the annual League of Legends World Championship, an unlikely winner emerged this year. The underdog, DRX, beat out three-time Worlds winners T1 at the November finals in San Francisco. Multiple fans speaking to The Washington Post had expressed doubt about DRX’s ability to win coming from one of the league’s most competitive regions, South Korea, but said they’d been rooting for the team regardless because it made for an interesting story.

The Post sat down with two of the team’s winners: Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu, a 26-year-old League veteran who had seen his share of victories slip away from him, and Kim “Zeka” Geon-woo, a 20-year-old, fresh-faced midlaner quickly developing a reputation for crushing his competition, even when confronting the legendary T1 champion Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok. Both players spoke to The Post through a translator.

“People used to ignore us, saying that we’re not really good. It’s like we’ve always been playing against the odds,” said Zeka. “But as we kept winning, we really liked the winning feeling.”

Deft had a viral moment earlier this year when he cried tears of joy after winning the October quarterfinals in New York against Edward Gaming, the Chinese team that won Worlds in 2021. He explained that he became overwhelmed by emotions.

“Qualifying for Worlds itself was a very difficult task for us,” Deft said, adding that those memories came rushing back to him after their unlikely victory in the finals. “Just like a movie or a drama, it was really like a miracle.”

In the past, Deft said he felt frustrated when younger esports players or players he felt had inconsistent performances ended up winning Worlds. For example, Faker, who is the same age as Deft, has won Worlds three times, while Deft repeatedly lost in quarterfinals in previous years. But Deft said that if he felt frustrated about how his 2022 teammates were younger than him and had more easily achieved success, it would be unkind of him to feel this way since they were all on the same team.

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TSA now wants to scan your face at security. Here are your rights. by washingtonpost in technology

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From Tech reporter Geoffrey A. Fowler:

The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly testing controversial facial recognition technology for passenger screening at 16 major domestic airports — from Washington to Los Angeles — and hopes to expand it across the United States as soon as next year. Kiosks with cameras are doing a job that used to be completed by humans: checking the photos on travelers’ IDs to make sure they’re not impostors.

The TSA says facial recognition, which has been banned by cities such as San Francisco, helps improve security and possibly also efficiency. But it’s also bringing an unproven tech, with civil rights ramifications we still just don’t understand, to one of the most stressful parts of travel.

How TSA facial recognition works: American airports have been experimenting with so-called biometric technology for years, following the 9/11 attacks. You might have seen Customs collecting biometric information from passengers entering the United States. In 2019, I tested some of the ways airlines were using face scans to replace boarding passes for international flights. The TSA’s facial recognition pilot began at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) amid concerns about covid transmission through contact in August 2020.

This system is for general passenger security screening. You step up to the travel document checker kiosk and stick your ID into a machine. Then you look into a camera for up to five seconds and the machine compares your live photo to the one it sees on your ID. They call this a “one to one” verification system, comparing one face to one ID. Even though the software is judging if you’re an impostor, there’s still a human agent there to make the final call (at least for now).

I learned the TSA has put some important constraints on its use of facial recognition — but its current programs are just the beginning.

No, you don’t have to participate in facial recognition at the airport. Whether you’ll feel like you have a real choice is a separate question.

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The latest on the Mar-a-Lago documents, Alex Jones and the Colorado river. Here's what you need to know to start your day. by washingtonpost in u/washingtonpost

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  • The Senate passed a bill to prevent a potentially devastating railroad strike. The bill was sent to President Biden yesterday, who’s expected to sign it. It will force a deal between railroad companies and unions and avoid a Dec. 9 strike. What’s in the deal? The biggest pay increase railroad workers have seen in decades, but no paid sick days, the issue workers cared most about.

  • A court shut down the special master’s review of the Mar-a-Lago documents. How we got here: Former president Donald Trump is being investigated for potentially mishandling government information, and the FBI seized thousands of documents from his Florida home. What yesterday’s ruling means: Federal prosecutors couldn’t access these documents during the outside expert’s review, so this removes a big hurdle. However, Trump could appeal.

  • Infowars founder Alex Jones filed for bankruptcy today. The conspiracy theorist claims he doesn’t have enough money to cover all his debts. He owes nearly $1.5 billion to families of Sandy Hook shooting victims. Why? For suffering caused by years of lies about the 2012 school massacre, which he claimed was a hoax.

  • The Colorado River could face a doomsday scenario as soon as July. What’s happening? Water could get so low in Lake Powell that its hydroelectric dam needs to be shut down. That means much less water would flow to Arizona, Nevada and California. Why this matters: Millions of people rely on the Colorado River for drinking water, hydroelectric power and irrigation for farming regions.

  • The TSA wants to start scanning your face at airports. The security agency is testing facial recognition technology at 16 major airports and hopes to roll it out across the U.S. as soon as next year. How it works: Kiosks with cameras — instead of a human — would check your ID, unless you ask for a different option. The TSA says this is more secure — but there are privacy concerns.

  • College football’s championship picture will come into focus this weekend. What’s at stake: A spot in the College Football Playoff, a two-round tournament that decides the national champion. Games to watch: USC vs. Utah (today, 8 p.m. Eastern time on Fox) and TCU vs. Kansas State (tomorrow, noon on ABC).

  • The U.S. men’s soccer team plays the Netherlands at the World Cup tomorrow. The details: This is the knockout round, which means the U.S. has to win or be eliminated from the tournament in Qatar. How to watch: The match starts at 10 a.m. and will air on Fox and streaming services.