Weekend reads: The least fattening beers, Chicago school kids grow food they can’t eat and more
It's harvest time in Chicago Public School gardens full of chubby tomatoes, heavy squash and fragrant basil.These urban oases, carefully tended by teachers, students and volunteers, range from several square feet to several acres of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, and some schools even grow plants year-round in school greenhouses.
To ensure a happy hotel guest, offer excellent service, provide a comfortable bed and never, ever underestimate the power of a free bagel: After a good night's sleep, many travelers these days are expecting -- and receiving -- a good breakfast.
As study after study has proven, drinking in moderation has proven health benefits. One drink a day for women or two for men can prevent diabetes, arthritis, arteriosclerosis and certain types of cancer. The hops, barley and yeast used to make beer also contains soluble fiber, probiotics and antioxidants.
Paying with cash instead of plastic at the grocery store leads to more careful spending and healthier food choices, a study in the Journal of Consumer Research finds.The idea is that shelling out actual money is psychologically more difficult than swiping a credit card, which takes away from the joy of spending.
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