March 6, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Sen. Rand Paul ended a marathon filibuster of John Brennan's nomination to lead the CIA early Thursday after holding the floor for nearly 13 hours, focusing on concerns over the constitutionality of the administration's use of drone strikes to target suspected terrorists. The Kentucky Republican began speaking at 11:47 a.m. Wednesday and yielded the floor at 12:39 a.m. Thursday. A self-described champion of constitutional liberties, Paul said he simply wanted the White House to assure him that it had no authority to target an American within the United States under the drone program.
October 27, 2012 |
After years of telling us to eat our fruits and vegetables, companies are increasingly suggesting that we also put produce on our faces. From apple eye cream to raspberry serum, skin-care products contain whole-food ingredients - along with claims that they reduce puffiness, erase redness or smooth wrinkles. In theory, adding plant ingredients to creams and moisturizers makes sense, experts say. Fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidant compounds that afford them natural protection from sun, pollution, smoking, insects and other damage - and if they work for plants, why not for us?
September 13, 2012 |
Ushering a visiting friend into Intelligentsia in Venice in order to get out of the sweltering afternoon sun, I ordered the two of us iced lattes. At the back of the airy space, coffee geeks settled on the bleachers with their laptops (uniformly Apple) open in front of them, companionably sipping coffee and writing or surfing the net. Perusing the tea selections while waiting for my latte, I came across a small porcelain bowl used for whisking green tea. I loved the color, palest green with some craquelure in the glaze.
August 4, 2012 |
Here's what Jackie Warner had me eating each day for 10 days. (Not included are water and options for bars and powders.) Breakfast 1 cup of coffee with 1 packet Truvia or stevia and a dash of almond milk, or 1 cup of green tea 1/4 cup oatmeal with 1 walnut 1/2 grapefruit Snack 1 medium apple with 8 almonds Lunch 2 slices whole grain bread 1/4 medium sliced avocado 1 tablespoon mustard ...
January 9, 2012 |
If losing weight was one of your New Year's resolutions, you might already be growing weary of counting calories and working out. Wouldn't it be great if you could slim down without so much effort? Anyone looking for a shortcut to weight loss might be tempted to try one of many supplements that claim to burn fat and boost metabolism. These products often contain a not-especially-exotic ingredient that's already a staple of the American lifestyle: caffeine. The morning coffee drinkers at Dunkin' Donuts notwithstanding, caffeine has a strong reputation as a weight-loss aid. The stimulant is one of the key ingredients of Zantrex-3, the popular weight-loss supplement from Zoller Laboratories, based in Salt Lake City.
September 1, 2011
Green tea granita Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 4 to 6 1 quart water Juice of 1 lemon 1/2 cup sugar 4 tea bags of unsweetened and unflavored green tea 2 sprigs mint, crushed 1/2 teaspoon crushed pink peppercorns, optional 1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, lemon juice and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, then remove from heat. 2. Add the tea bags and mint to the pan and steep the tea for 3 minutes.