September 15, 2008 |
A tangy, sour, fermented milk drink may not sound like a likely candidate to move from health food stores to mainstream supermarkets, but that's exactly what kefir has done. The beverage is steadily gaining fans convinced of the health benefits -- proponents tout its purported ability to help cure cancer, reduce high cholesterol and treat high blood pressure -- yet the scientific studies to support the claims are still few. Kefir's closest cousin is yogurt, also made by fermenting milk with bacteria.
February 2, 1986 |
True Confessions is coming to television. The venerable (in its 64th year) romance mag with the teary first-person tales and tantalizing headlines ("He Can Never Really Be Mine--But When I'm in His Arms I Don't Care!") will air as a daily syndicated half-hour series, probably in September. "Each day we'll tell a complete story. We'll begin with some sort of problem, and we'll lead to a resolution.