@Ms_Terree The Frugal Foodie on the LA Cookie Con & the story behind the negative tweets

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LA Cookie Con 1.25.2015

“@Ms_Terree The Frugal Foodie talks about the LA Cookie Con” via Cooking Network Club on 1/30/2015 10am EST

Sunday January 25, 2015 was the Inaugural LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show in Pasadena, California. The Food Network’s famous “Sweet Genius,” Pastry Chef Ron Ben-Israel was the main attraction, along with chefs from Master ChefMaster Chef Junior, and Next Food Network Star. Unfortunately, some attendees started a twitter storm over hours-long lines, and not being able to get in despite having pre-paid for tickets. A run-down on how the event turned out and the REAL story behind what went wrong!


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Is being a “Foodie” becoming a badge of shame?

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I had been seriously considering the changing of my moniker from the “Frugal Foodie” to the “Gonzo Gourmand.”  For several years, there has been a lot of discussion online and in print about the term “foodies” becoming a slur.  The same goes for the term “celebrity chef.”  At first, I viewed it like Anthony Bourdain‘s “Kitchen Confidential” Les Halles crew calling the outer boroughs and NJ patrons the “bridge and tunnel crowd.”  Not so much being disdainful, but rather a time-tested categorization for a certain type of patron with a predictable set of preferences.

I assumed that the majority of people casting these aspersions were wealthy culinary elitist snobs. I could easily understand why some people in the industry were inwardly bristling at self-proclaimed “foodies” who thought they knew it all because they watched the Food Network, Bravo’sTop Chef, or bought all the best home kitchen equipment at Macy’s.  Heck…

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The Frugal Foodie’s #FoodieFind Feb 6, 2015: How to Save Money at Asian Markets

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Many of us would like to cook authentic Asian dishes at home, but sometimes the ingredients are hard to find. And if you haven’t learned by now, the mainstream grocery stores are overcharging you double, sometimes triple what you would pay at the Asian markets. So on this episode, I’ll be sharing some dishes for a simple, healthy menu that is inexpensive, flavorful, and fun for your guests. And I’ll talk in depth about the ingredients: what to look for, cooking tips, brands I recommend, and where to buy them to save money!

I’ll also be sharing the Rola Family Lumpia Recipe, also known as Filipino Spring Rolls, and walking you through step-by-step so you can make them at home. Over the years people have begged me for the recipe, and I’m sharing it with you on this show. Anyone who has tasted my family’s lumpia, is never satisfied with egg rolls or spring…

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Facebook boasts nearly 1.4 billion monthly users in newly released data

Love it or loathe it, Facebook is as integral to our day-to-day lives as checking email or texting that special someone. And in case there was any doubt, the social network unleashed new data on Wednesday to prove it.

Nearly 1.4 billion people around the world use Facebook every month. Some 890 million people visit it daily and now view more than 3 billion videos a day. Unsurprisingly, much of the growth is happening on the mobile side. Almost half of Facebook’s 1.89 billion mobile users now check the social network exclusively on their phones and tablets. In other words? While most people continue to use their desktop computers to share, like and comment, mobile-only use is quickly catching up.

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Facebook boasts nearly 1.4 billion monthly users in newly released data.

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Facebook, Tinder, Instagram suffer widespread issues

A Facebook spokeswoman told Mashablethat the outage was due to a change to the site’s configuration systems, and not a hacker attack. “Earlier this evening many people had trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. This was not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems. We moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100% for everyone.”, she said.

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Facebook, Tinder, Instagram suffer widespread issues.

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Electronic Glasses Allow Legally Blind Woman To See Her Baby For First Time | IFLScience

There’s no shortage of heartwarming videos on YouTube, and this is no exception. In the short clip, you get to see the moment when a legally blind woman sees her newborn baby boy for the first time, thanks to a pair of innovative electronic specs.

The woman in the video, Kathy Bleitz, has been legally blind since the age of 11. She suffers from a condition called Stargardt disease, which is an inherited degenerative disease that causes a significant reduction in central vision, but peripheral vision is usually retained. The progressive loss of vision associated with the disease, which usually starts between the ages of 10 and 20, is due to the death of light-sensitive photoreceptor cells in the central portion of the retina, which is called the macula.

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Electronic Glasses Allow Legally Blind Woman To See Her Baby For First Time | IFLScience.

Why Violent Psychopaths Don’t ‘Get’ Punishment | IFLScience

Compared to other antisocial people, psychopaths lack empathy, behave callously and manipulatively towards others, and have difficulty recognising emotional displays. Their aggression is more premeditated and instrumental, calculated to achieve a goal, rather than reactive to provocation. Their offending is more versatile, starts at an earlier age and is harder to rehabilitate.

Psychologists and psychiatrists have long tried to understand the roots of psychopathy, proposing an assortment of moral or emotional deficits to account for the psychopath’s callousness. To explain their impulsiveness, researchers argue that psychopaths lack anxiety, foresight or self-control. These deficiencies leave them unconcerned about the future consequences of their behaviour or unable to restrain their urges.

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Functional 3D Brain Tissue Successfully Grown From Stem Cells | IFLScience

The ultimate goal of stem cell research is to create functional replica tissues and organs for use as replacements in times of injury or disease, or for use in the development of drugs and other therapeutic techniques. Getting tissues to grow in the lab in three dimensions has been challenging across the board, but this is especially problematic for structures in the nervous system. Beyond getting the neurons to grow at all, they must be connected in a very particular manner in order to function. A major step forward has been taken on this front by a team from RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan, who state in Cell Reports that they have successfully grown 3D functional brain tissue that has even grown with proper patterning.

The brain tissues were grown from human embryonic stem cells, and growth factors were added in series throughout development. The first was basic fibroblast growth factor 2(FGF2), which plays a variety of roles in development, wound healing, and even tumor growth. Over a course of three weeks, the cells began to differentiate into midbrain and hindbrain regions. In the two weeks that followed, the epithelial cells that give rise to the cerebellum appeared in the hindbrain. Those cells also exhibited precursors to specialized neurons exclusive to the cerebellum, like Purkinje cells that help regulate motor movement and granule cells, which have a wide range of functions.

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Functional 3D Brain Tissue Successfully Grown From Stem Cells | IFLScience.

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