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8 fruits you should be eating and 8 you shouldn't
Posted: Dec 06 2017

Who doesn't love fruit? It's delicious, sweet, and good for you. That's what I call a win/win.

But not all fruits are created equally. While they all have health benefits, some are healthier than others. You should be looking for fruit high in fiber and vitamins, and low in calories and sugar.

If you're thinking about which fruits to use as staples in your diet and which to indulge in only occasionally, it's important to know the facts so you can make the best and healthiest choices for your body.

Do eat: Pineapple

If you're looking for a tropical fruit packed with excellent health benefits, look no further than the pineapple, rich in vitamin C and manganese. The best reason to eat pineapple, however,  is an enzyme called bromelain, which you can only get by eating this tasty fruit.

Bromelain helps you absorb antibiotics, stops diarrhea, and may even fight diabetes, heart disease and cancer, according to a study by Biotechnology Research International. It also shortens the healing time after surgery and is used for treating inflammation and sports injuries.

If you're looking for ways to incorporate more pineapple into your diet, I suggest putting it on your pizza, cutting up a pineapple and eating it as a snack, or adding it to your smoothies. You can also put in on your oatmeal, add it to beef tacos, or chop it up into some salsa. I love the way Tonia of The Gunny Sack also used a pineapple as the serving dish in her pineapple salsa recipe!

Do eat: Blueberries

All berries have incredible health benefits, but blueberries take it to another level. One cup of blueberries contains 4 grams of fiber and only 15 grams of carbohydrates. In that cup, you'll also get 24 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C and 36 percent of the recommended dose of vitamin K. Due to their high fiber content, they'll fill you up without adding much to your caloric intake.

Blueberries have more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable, so grab a handful if you want to stay young longer. Antioxidants may reduce the effects of aging by counteracting damage to your DNA.

Studies have also found that blueberries can improve your memory, have anti-diabetic effects, and may reduce muscle damage after a rigorous workout. In addition, blueberries prevent urinary tract infections.

Want to eat more blueberries? Put them in your guacamole, mix up some delicious blueberry pancakes, or sprinkle them into your salad.

Do eat: Watermelon

There's a good reason you can find watermelon at most barbecues — not only is it delicious, but it also helps you stay hydrated, as it's 92 percent water. Watermelon boasts numerous other health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and helping with muscle soreness. Watermelon contains a wide variety of nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, copper, vitamin A, and vitamin B5.

Watermelon's claim to fame, however, is the high level of citrulline you can find in the white part of the watermelon rind. In your body, citrulline turns into the amino acid arginine, which helps many of your internal organs, including your lungs and reproductive system. Arginine also helps prevent heart disease.

If you're looking to eat more watermelon, Real Simple has a great infographic that shows you how to eat up an entire watermelon. Their suggestions include tossing it with feta cheese, making gazpacho with it, and layering it with mozzarella for a sweet caprese salad. Yum!

Do eat: Apples

Apples are cheap, readily available, delicious, and healthy. They may be good for weight loss, as they contain a high percentage of water and are also high in fiber (there are 4 grams in a medium sized apple), so they fill you up without filling you with calories. One study found that subjects who had apple slices before a meal ate an average of 200 less calories during the meal.

Apples peels and flesh also contain polyphenols, a type of antioxidants that have been shown to reduce the risk of strokes and heart disease. There are five times more polyphenols in apple skin than in the rest of the apple, so don't throw that part out!

If you're wondering whether all apples have the same nutritional benefits, they don't. Skip the green apples and go for the red ones, as most  of the polyphenols are found in red apple skin.

There's always room for more apples in your diet. Add them to your sandwiches, make them into a tasty slaw, or even sculpt them into swans to impress your dinner guests.

Do eat: Grapefruit

You'll be surprised to learn how many nutrients are packed into grapefruit. Just half of a grapefruit contains 64 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C, as well as small amounts of protein, vitamin A, manganese, thiamine, folate, and magnesium.

In a 2006 study, researchers found that when participants ate half a grapefruit before each meal, they lost an average of 3.5 lbs  in 12 weeks, most likely because of grapefruits' high fiber and water content. Plus, half a grapefruit contains only 52 calories, making it one of the lowest-calorie fruits.

Grapefruit also contains a large variety of antioxidants. One of these is lycopene, which has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer in a number of studies. Grapefruit contains flavonenes as well, which have anti-inflammatory properties.

Grapefruits are acidic and sour, so the idea of eating them raw may not appeal to you. In that case, do what I do and sprinkle a tiny bit of sugar on top of them to make them tastier. Or, if you want to get even fancier, sprinkle them with mint leaves, honey, and a bit of salt.

Do eat: Avocado

As if you needed another reason to love avocado, let's take a look at some of the reasons you should be super excited about them. According to one study, an avocado not only contains high amounts of vitamin E, potassium, and iron, but they're also high in fat. Why is that good, you ask? Because it's monounsaturated fat, and it's the kind that helps lower your cholesterol.

There's more, too. The potassium in avocados helps manage blood pressure and fight fatigue, and they're also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help you reduce the risk of heart disease. There's vitamins B6, C, and D, too, which your immune system needs to keep you healthy. Some of the types of fat in avocados have even been shown to help protect against certain types of cancers.

Avocados are high in calories — one can contain about 400 — but as a part of a healthy diet, they're a must. Just turn one into your entire breakfast: try this Southwest Avocado Toast from Tornadough Alli, or these delicious Breakfast Stuffed Avocados from Easy Peasy Mealz.

Do eat: Lemons

In 1747, British researcher James Lind made history with some of the first controlled medical experiments ever conducted. He was trying to find a cure for scurvy, and found lemons worked so well that within a week, the patients he was treating were back on their feet (via the BBC). Today, we know why: A single lemon gives you 139 percent of your daily vitamin C.

LiveScience says that's not the only good thing there is about lemons, either. They're low-calorie, fat-free, and full of folic acid that's been shown to help protect against strokes and improve cardiovascular health. For anyone who's prone to kidney stones, they'll help you there, too. Half a cup of lemon juice a day has been shown to prevent the formation of stones, and studies have suggested, you're also helping your body protect itself against high cholesterol and even cancer.

Some claim lemons help aid in digestion, and while nutritionists have debunked the idea lemons and lemon water help with weight loss, lemons are a great way to add flavor to water if you're trying to keep hydrated, no sugar needed

Do eat: Kiwi

Everyone suffers from a little bit of gastrointestinal distress sometimes, and it turns out there's a secret weapon in your fruit bowl that can make you feel better: the kiwi. Studies have found that the fiber present in kiwi has a massive impact on not only aiding digestion, but in improving how well your body absorbs nutrients. There's also evidence that it helps alleviate the pain of constipation, reduce bloating and discomfort, and increase overall gut health.

Studies from Massey University suggest it's an enzyme called actinidin that allows kiwis to be an invaluable addition to any diet. Thanks to the presence of that enzyme, regularly snacking on a kiwi will help make your entire digestive tract more efficient, from start to finish. And another study from the Taipei Medical University went even farther, finding that after adding kiwi to their diet for four weeks, participants who suffered from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) saw improvement in their symptoms.

If you're already not feeling good, eating more can be the last thing you feel like doing. If that's the case, there's a few great ways to have some kiwi that's not going to make you dread it: try this kiwi sorbet from Super Healthy Kids for a treat that's as cold and refreshing as it is healthy, or take some advice from Diethood, add in another superfruit — blueberries — and whip up some Blueberry Kiwi Slushies.

Don't eat: Bananas

You may want to think twice before eating a ripe banana for breakfast. Unlike some fruit, bananas contain mostly carbs. In fact, 93 percent of their calories come from carbohydrates. Also, they contain up to 16 percent sugar.

Unfortunately for ripe banana lovers, the healthy starches found in unripe bananas, which actually act more like fiber than carbohydrates, turn into sugar as a banana ripens. In the process, the banana becomes more and more sugary.  

Instead of picking up a banana on your way to work, consider grabbing an apple or a grapefruit. They will fill you up without loading your bloodstream with sugar. Or, if you can't resist that banana, eat a smaller, greener one.

Don't eat: Mangoes

Like bananas, mangoes have a larger percentage of sugar than other fruit, which is why they taste so sweet. One cup of mango contains 100 calories and 23 grams of sugar! With all of the fruits available that have a lower sugar content, you may want to stay away from mango, especially if you're trying to lose weight.

If you can't bear to cut them from your diet completely, eat them sparingly. For example, instead of making a mango smoothie, use a base of pineapple and put in a few small slices of mango for taste.

Don't eat: Cherries

Due to their small size, cherries are also easy to scarf down by the dozen. But, like mangoes and grapes, cherries contain a higher sugar content than many other fruits. One cup of cherries contains 17.7 grams of sugar. This makes them a poor fruit choice for diabetics and dieters.

Also, because cherries are a high FODMAP fruit, they may make you bloated. FODMAPs are found in many fruits and vegetables and create gas and bloating because they're difficult to digest.

Instead of packing a bag of cherries to take with you to work, make a berry mix instead. That way you'll be satiated without the sugar overload and bloating.

Don't eat: Coconut

Coconuts are in vogue right now, but they aren't as healthy as people want to think. In fact, one cup of coconut contains a whopping 283 calories, 224 of which are from fat. This makes it one of fattiest fruits around.

Instead of putting shredded coconut on your oatmeal, consider sprinkling in some blueberries instead. Your waistline will thank you.

Don't eat: Cranberries

You've probably heard that cranberries and cranberry juice are the perfect, all-natural cure for a UTI, but according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, there's no evidence that cranberries actually make a difference when it comes to urinary tract health. The belief was that cranberries lowered the pH of urine, but recent studies have shown that the substance usually credited with doing this — hippuric acid — isn't present in high enough quantities to have any real impact.

In fact, consuming too many cranberries might actually increase your risk for certain types of kidney stones. Cranberries have a high amount of oxalates that can translate to an increased risk of calcium oxalate stones. There's another problem with cranberries, too. Not only are they extremely high in calories — a third of a cup contains about 123 calories and half a gram of fat — but many kinds of dried cranberries contain a huge amount of added sugar. That same third of a cup can have 26 grams of sugar, more than the 24 grams of daily sugar recommended for women.

Don't eat: Grapes

Have you ever found yourself eating an entire bag of grapes in one sitting? I certainly have. They're so easy to pop into your mouth without giving them a second thought. And they're fruit, so they can't hurt anything, right? Unfortunately, grapes do have some negative side effects.

The negative effects of eating grapes include weight gain, carb overload (one cup of grapes contains 27 grams of carbs), gut issues, and allergy attacks. Turns out, this easy snack is not as harmless as you thought.

Don't eat: Oranges

But… but… but! You're probably already wondering why you should banish oranges from your life, and according to the University of Rochester Medical Center, it's because oranges are so acidic that they can do some serious damage to your teeth. Oranges — and orange juice — have been linked to not just decreasing the hardness of tooth enamel, but of eroding teeth so much that the enamel becomes roughened and more likely to erode even further. The damage they saw from oranges was similar to the damage done by sugary sodas, and you've probably heard plenty about just how bad those can be.

Affiliated Dentists lists oranges as being among the worst foods for your teeth, and they recommend that if you have to drink orange juice, you should use a straw to keep your teeth safe.

Don't eat: Lychee

The International Business Times reported on a partnership between Indian and US officials that solved the mystery of the illness plaguing the city of Muzaffarpur for more than 20 years. Every year, starting in May, some of the area's children would go from healthy to hospital overnight. There would be seizures and a loss of consciousness (via the BBC), around 40 percent of victims would die, and whatever was happening would stop in July. There were tons of theories, and it took a years and a major collaboration to determine it was lychees.

The first clue was that children with low blood glucose levels were more likely to die from the mysterious illness. Researchers confirmed lychees — particularly unripe ones — contain a toxin that keeps us from synthesizing glucose. That, in turn, leads to low blood sugar levels, and we all know that can cause some major problems. The children of Muzaffarpur (which produces about 70 percent of India's lychees), were filling themselves with lychees after skipping an evening meal, and it proved to be a deadly combination. If you're struggling with managing your blood sugar, give these a miss.



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10 Best Vacations for Families With Toddlers
Posted: Dec 06 2017

Best Vacations for Toddlers

The key to planning a worry-free vacation with toddlers is choosing the right destination. Whether it’s an exciting city brimming with hands-on activities, a peaceful beach, or a rural setting where kids can explore, it has to be a place where both the young and getting older can have fun (after all, it’s your vacation, too!).

To help you choose, we’ve hand-picked 10 of the best vacations for toddlers from coast to coast. From the action-packed streets of Washington, DC to the picturesque shores of San Diego, the places on our list make every curious toddler’s favorite question—”Why?”—easy to answer. We’ve even included our top pick for a kid-friendly attraction your little ones will love.

With more than 300,000 rentals to choose from on FlipKey, opt for a vacation home during your family getaway and benefit from extra space, free laundry, and a full kitchen to prepare meals for even the pickiest of eaters.

Captiva Island, Florida

Captiva Island rests just off the coast of southwest Florida in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s known for its shallow waters and gentle waves, which make it an ideal beach vacation spot for families with toddlers. With your little ones at your side, chase waves retreating into the ocean, build an enormous sandcastle, or comb the beach for colorful seashells—the possibilities are endless! Choose a beachfront condo with kid-friendly activities (think kite-making and coconut-painting) or book a vacation home with tons of space for a stress-free getaway in Captiva Island.

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

With its small-town vibe and inviting atmosphere, one thing’s certain: you’re sure to feel at ease in Pigeon Forge (at least, while the kids aren’t testing your patience!). Situated in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, this outdoorsy destination is all about experiencing the Appalachian wilderness hands-on. In other words, it’s a toddler’s dream-come-true. Explore the dense forests on foot, bike along nature paths, or take a dip in the local swimming holes. If that’s not your thing, downtown Pigeon Forge boasts family-friendly theme parks, unique attractions, and the sounds of country music on almost every street corner, ensuring a good time is had by all.

Stowe, Vermont

Located just miles from Smugglers Notch, one of Vermont’s largest state parks, Stowe boasts countless kid-friendly hikes, scenic byways, and undiscovered attractions. Translation: Stowe is the ultimate natural playground for toddlers. Let your children run free, climbing over twisted roots, playing hide-and-go-seek among the trees, and breathing in the fresh mountain air. Once everyone’s all tired out, retreat to your spacious cabin rental, and spend the evening cuddled on the couch watching movies and reading bedtime stories. Sometimes the best vacation for toddlers is one that involves minimal plans and a place to let loose.

Orlando, Florida

It goes without saying that Orlando is one of the best vacations for toddlers. Home to the world-famous Disney theme parks, happiness fills the air here. Explore a lush, African savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, stay cool at the Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, or watch your children’s eyes light up while hugging Mickey Mouse. The fun doesn’t have to end when you exit the park’s gates, though! Many Orlando vacation rentals bring the magic home with Disney-themed rooms, fabulous pools, and lots of space to play. Visit Orlando and even adults will feel like kids again!

Lake Ozark, Missouri

With miles of scenic lakefront, world-class boating, and a convenient location in the center of Missouri, Lake Ozark is a fabulous vacation spot for families, especially those with toddlers. Let the hours slip by swimming, strolling, or simply relaxing on the picturesque shores. For toddlers, there are endless things to do and no shortage of hiding spots for your inquisitive little one(s) to discover. At the end of the day, kick up your feet at your cabin rental, and watch the sunset over the water. Indoors and outdoors, your whole family will have fun in Lake Ozark!

Washington, DC

Washington, DC is loaded with captivating attractions your toddlers will love: the park-like National Zoo, several museums with interactive exhibits, and plenty of sprawling parks perfect for playing and picnicking, to name a few. Rent an apartment downtown or stay along the city’s outskirts—it’s easy to get around Washington, DC, even with toddlers in tow. Hop on the metro and breeze from destination to destination, or climb into a pedicab for an open-air ride through the city’s unique neighborhoods. Your wee ones will be awe-struck by the city’s massive monuments, historic buildings, and iconic landmarks looming in the skyline.

San Diego, California

San Diego is a laid-back beach town that’s fun to visit, with or without kids! When you arrive, make your first stop Balboa Park. It’s home to a large playground, nearly 20 museums, the San Diego Zoo, and so much more that will keep your little ones entertained for hours. Along the coast, soak up sun at Mission Beach or visit La Jolla Cove where seals and sea lions perch on the rocks all day long (cuteness overload!). FlipKey has plenty of San Diego rentals just steps from the beach, so you won’t have to tote your toddlers and beach toys too far for fun in the sun.

Lake Placid, New York

Travelers describe a vacation to Lake Placid as “a true Adirondack experience” and an “unbeatable, peaceful retreat.” Although it’s famous for being the site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games and a hub for snow sports, this quiet city nestled in the mountains offers year-round activities the whole family will enjoy. During the summer, splash in the lake or sit by the fire pit as frogs croak and fireflies flit by. When winter rolls around, try skiing and ice skating, or climb Whiteface Mountain in the Cloudsplitter Gondola for sweeping views of Lake Placid. You’ll find this fabulous destination is as breathtakingly beautiful and full of adventure as it is toddler-friendly.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If you’ve never been to Philadelphia, you’ll quickly see why it’s a fabulous city and one of the best vacations for toddlers. From the massive Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse to the Philadelphia Zoo, there’s plenty to keep your children amused for hours on end. With little ones constantly on the go, try not to miss the centuries of American history on display throughout the city—the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Reading Terminal Market to name a few. Need another reason to visit Philadelphia? Sesame Place is just across the city line in Langhorne!

Port Aransas, Texas

Fill your days in Port Aransas searching for seashells, fishing from the pier, and exploring the local nature reserves. The 18 miles of soft-sand beaches here provide a cushiony landing spot for toddlers still getting the hang of walking. Overhead, colorful Roseate Spoonbills and Reddish Egrets fly through the sky, while the sound of whooping cranes carries through the air delighting both young and young at heart. Make it easy on yourself by booking a rental right on the water so you won’t have to lug your beach gear too far. If you’re seeking an island retreat without a hefty price tag (you can rent a home for under $100 per night!) Port Aransas is the perfect place for you and your family.



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The Best New Restaurants in Dallas 2017
Posted: Dec 06 2017

From humble taco stands in West Dallas to opulent steakhouses in the Design District, the year's best meals were all over the map.

You could say this was a year of destination dining. The year’s best meals happened everywhere from the intimate back room of a taqueria to the extravagant opera set of a steakhouse dripping with chandeliers. And chef Bruno Davaillon’s Bullion, the restaurant designed like a bar of gold, was still on the horizon. (Our restaurant calendar ends October 1.)

In tandem with distinct settings, we had chefs who took us places with their food. It was a year of new vistas. We fell in love with saffron-laced paellas, smoky baba ghanoush, and deliriously good carnitas. Chefs embarked on spirited trips to Guadalajara and Lebanon, paying tribute with an attention to detail that could only come from true love. They spoiled us with wine lists from Macedonia and Turkey, from the Greek isles, Anatolia, and Galilee. We found a world of flavors in small plates.

Whether from their roots or their imaginations (and at times both), the restaurateurs in this list transport you places. This year’s crop of restaurants is fully immersive, offering experiences—and emotions—rather than meals. They make you dream in new ways. Let’s take a journey.


Stephen Rogers and Allison Yoder have done something extraordinary with their refined Mediterranean small plates at Sachet. The second restaurant from the couple behind Gemma snuck in on the tail end of my dining cutoff and cinched its spot, already smooth and polished, delivering experiences I won’t soon get over. In the first weeks, I found myself at the counter for a post-theater four-course meal that had me entranced by the flavors and stunned by the coherence. I could have eaten there five times in as many days, and each subsequent visit I was impressed anew. All I wanted was to come back.

The menu is designed to show off the brilliance of carefully constructed dishes. Nothing big or overwhelming—food to savor, and presented as such.

You want them to teach you to make the spelt ciabatta, soft and tangy, baked in a wood-burning oven from Tuscany. (Vegetables are roasted in the slowly warming oven in the morning.) I couldn’t keep my hands off the tapas-style meze, wanting to nibble and graze spicy carrot tabbouleh or compressed cantaloupe and Turkish cheese. They excel at taking something you might toss off and turning it into something you delight in explicitly, precisely, delicately. With pasta, they take care with various grains, so finicky in their textures, for spelt fusilli with goat ricotta salata and watercress pesto (and the best use of sun-dried tomato I’ve had); squid ink spaghetti twined with lobster, white wine, and star anise; or casarecce with a Turkish lamb ragu.

The wine list, the most progressive in the city, introduces you to varietals you’ve never heard of—Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro, not Pinot. It’s here I learned to drink ouzo as a digestif. But it’s the coherence and variety in the dishes, the ever-renewed nuances, that’s remarkable: each dish, though part of a whole, made as though it might be the only thing you’d ever eat. With simple intelligence and sufficiency.

As at Gemma, everything about the place is absolutely focused. Sophisticated, with an old-world integrity of ingredients, the flavors the primordial emphasis. As at Gemma, the service, courteous and lovely, makes it simply a pleasant place to be. An after-the-theater spot. Or just a drink-and-something-light kind of spot. It doesn’t hurt that every bite that passes your lips is perfect—or that the general manager is one of the city’s best sommeliers.

And then there was the evening of the Secreto Ibérico, the Iberian hog nourished from gorging on acorns, its meat sweet and delectable as steak, served with crispy papas bravas. The whole dorade with caper berries and acqua pazza. And the Catalan-style lamb stew, its rich meat melding with saffron, meeting salt-cured black olives’ pungency in something delicious, like a pot of the richest honey. This, I now know, is what they mean when they say ambrosia. Rogers and Yoder have created an elegant something or other where you’re swept up by the flavors. But they also have a gift for cultivating an intimacy that extends.

On a night that ended with yo-yos, orange zest-infused Tunisian doughnuts dusted with cardamom and drizzled with orange-scented lavender honey—not fancy, per se, just extraordinarily good—the servers began to gather near 11 pm, sitting communally as the evening wound down for a casual meal of small plates. I watched them. I knew: they are the luckiest people in Dallas.

Revolver Taco Lounge

Two revolutionaries, talented chefs, set out to do modern Mexican in a way we hadn’t had before. They succeeded. My first inkling that something special was going on came early, when an evening at Revolver stood out as one of the most memorable meals of the year.

It seems like somebody’s dream, the intimate Purépecha room in the back of Regino Rojas’ taqueria, its name evoking a tribe indigenous to his native Michoacán. Gilt-edged plates and white roses take you back in time—to somewhere outside of time, really—with nostalgia and an exotic mystery. A gramophone gently plays Mexican ballads. Against this backdrop, with seating limited to three tables, Rojas and chef Hugo Galvan host intimate tastings five days a week that expand your sense of what is possible for Mexican cuisine in Dallas.

Plates in the style of Mexican modernist restaurants like Mexico City’s Pujol tantalize with avant-garde leanings. Gracefully, you’re served a cream of chayote and calabacitas. A taco bears lobster in guajillo butter. Duck with a carmine lake of mole rojo has membrillo and other daubs and dabs on the plate. There is tableside guacamole in a stone molcajete. Comfort and the pull of the ancient work in tandem with what Galvan might have done when he worked at Flora Street Cafe.

Meanwhile, in the front, true to its name, they make tacos that are the best in town. Pliant, soft disks of fresh masa are hand-pressed in front of you, elevated through the touch of a hand. They hold grilled rib-eye carne asada, duck breast, or a generous tentacle of octopus under a jalapeño salsa.

The front presents a graffiti-forward look. But it’s abundantly clear, even there, that an octopus taco is meant to be seen as an objet d’art. And even there, you are drawn to Revolver’s particular romance. You want more Mexican ballads. You want more of those marvelous tortillas.

Town Hearth

With Montlake Cut, Nick Badovinus wrote a love letter to his childhood in Puget Sound. With Town Hearth, he glories in opulence. His steakhouse seduces with its theatricality. The minute you cross the threshold, with white gladioluses and Champagne magnums, you are entering someone else’s imagination.

It is bold, its menu dripping with decadence. There is prime meat. Boutique carcass-hung, dry-aged beef from a family farm in Alabama. Or dry-aged behemoths, wood-grilled, sliced for sharing, with so much accumulated intensity of flavor along the edge and near the bone it makes you go weak at the knees. I have never craved steak like I crave the steak here.

This place of big flavors and animal proteins, this steakhouse gone Fellini, is a throwback, too: king crab carbonara, fried oysters Rockefeller, the sheer cheek of dry-aged beef chili cheese fries with crème fraîche, ostentatiously premium poutines, and a fabulous napoleon billowing with peanut butter mousse—a scarcely veiled reference to the King.

You feel Badovinus as the nerve that runs through it, the restaurateur who will not balk at hand-stringing a ceiling full of chandeliers to underscore the dichotomy at the center, of extravagance and primal need. When you’re halfway into the night, wine flowing, Aviation cocktails coming, rock music blasting, you don’t care whether it’s the unbridled ambition of a chef auteur or the magnum opus of a city that dreams of steak, lobster, and speed.


José is throwing a party and everyone—and especially everyone in the Park Cities—is invited to the splashy place with a fountain topped by a golden piña, the heart of an agave plant. It’s an in-town getaway with addictive fried calamari dusted with chicharrón and bartenders well-versed in mezcal and top-shelf tequila. This is where the pretty people play.

There is a little mercado by José’s host stand with embroidered purses and painted skulls, a taco truck on balmy evenings, a glorious bar, and a black-and-white mural, a pieced-together artful rendition in hand-painted tile inspired by photos from trips to a city that owners Megan and Brady Wood are enamored of—Guadalajara, in the Western-Pacific area of Mexico. Here, enchiladas are suave though traditional, fine touches show the kitchen’s credentials, and even the tamal de rajas—a lovely mess of poblano rajas and onions—has impeccable balance. The ceviche del mar is as fresh and judicious as the beautiful halibut’s garnish of butter-caramelized pineapple. You want these. Just as you want the half avocado crowned with house-smoked salmon, the chile relleno cascading seafood, and the glorious, charred, street-style elotes.

And, my god, the carnitas. How they coax so much flavor from tender shreds of pork surrounded by pickled radishes and cured white onions, with a serrano-tomatillo sauce cutting the richness of hidden pockets of fat, is a question that still torments and tantalizes me. (I later thought I’d have a more apt description if they hadn’t left me so misty-eyed.)
Already, the weight of the day feels lighter. The evening is long. You have a glorious frozen margarita in your hand and the prospect of other good things to come. José doesn’t need piñatas, poppers, or streamers. They’ve got the food.


Mirador is everything the Headington Companies and the downtown world want: posh, stylish, avant-garde, chic. Walk your way up to the penthouse at Forty Five Ten, taking in the glamour of an expensive European department store, and find yourself in a jewel box with a plunging view of downtown.

The menu matches its surroundings. Compositions with the studied architectural simplicity of high fashion, of Chanel or Dior, seem to argue there’s nothing wrong with pretty—in the flavors, the precise plates.

I’ve never so much loved chicken paillard as the one served here with sunchoke purée and arugula. Or the frisson of the exotic, like the notes lingering in the scent, in tuna crudo with ginger, marinated gooseberries, and lime. A plate of foie gras torchon and rhubarb served with warm, buttery-rich brioche was modern, artful, and still classic.

Meanwhile, petits fours from the pastry kitchen might include tiny madeleines with a kiss of lemon or little apricot pâte de fruits. For dessert, a fragile and beautiful pavlova whose meringue longs to be shattered.

The delicacy with which Mirador does things, the subtle touch of sophistication, feels like a breath of fresh air, dainty as the salads you can pair with a flute of bubbles. At tea time once, over Earl Grey, I had exquisitely silken deviled eggs topped with caviar and whipped ricotta toast with a sprinkling of toasted nori, while below me a gyroscope sculpture undulated in the valet circle.

Executive chef Josh Sutcliff is young but talented. I’d seen him as a line cook under Bruno Davaillon at The Mansion, seen him rise to prominence at Matt McCallister’s FT33 and Filament. At Mirador, he’s devised something stunning, not just a luxe spot for an après-shopping lunch.

City Hall Bistro

When the Adolphus remodeled, they unearthed marble floors and reopened ballrooms, aiming for opulence and a return to something iconic. Meanwhile, the main floor’s central Spanish-inspired restaurant offered butterscotch leather and rattan chairs, bronze sconces and gleaming white subway tiles, an all-day spot for basking in Moorish-Spanish luxury in modern minimalist digs.

There are many ways that City Hall Bistro cast its spell. I can still see and taste dark squid ink pasta rich with aioli and garlicky squid, a midnight-deep dish that exerted a gravitational pull. Ditto sea urchin risotto: couscous pearls in a creamy bowl with sea urchin and shaved truffle petals. These were as irresistible as the serrano ham flatbread’s béchamel scented with cumin.

I would come for pan con tomate in the morning, loving the simplicity of tomato on toasted bread. Or for a happy hour bite of savory atayef pancake stuffed with duck confit. Paellas come out in shallow pans with a gorgeous nether layer of crispy socarrat. The chef’s daily paellas were wild cards of creativity. They might come fragrant with saffron or studded with spicy house chorizo, or perhaps with plump oysters burrowing into black rice.

The exciting wine list has a Slovenian Chardonnay by the bottle, a Peloponnesian white. It’s thoughtful not only in its quartino-size pours that feel generous in their ampleness, as opposed to a glass, but also for its uncommon and lovely turns—a Grecian semi-sparkling orange wine and sweet wines exceptionally matched to the desserts.
The ideas and execution carry through all the way to the saffron gelato that joins olive oil caramel to accompany warm Spanish churros with a savoriness that you can’t quite pin down. You’ll just have to keep trying.

Lovers Seafood & Market

In a year with what felt like a million seafood openings, Lovers Seafood & Market smoothly sailed in with its breezy Cape Cod look and duo of restaurant mavens (Lynae Fearing and Tracy Rathbun) at the helm.

The sleek place took over a beloved fish market and upped the ante, Fearing and Rathbun ensuring that it shared sourcing with their neighboring Shinsei. New arrivals several times a day, six days a week, meant a daily rotation of fish, prepared to your liking. Which in turn meant happy moments with halibut with a passion fruit reduction, Great Lakes walleye, or sweet, pristine snow crab claws dipped in lemony aioli. And when Copper River salmon came in season, chef Aaron Staudenmaier (formerly of Jasper’s and Abacus, now at Whiskey Cake) did it justice like no one else in town, sending out a slab so perfect it nearly brought me to my knees.

Lovers finds a sweet spot, with its upscale, modern takes on the traditional. There’s a gorgeous raw bar and a tight, welcoming, neighborhood feel. You’ll find excellent crudo and a top-notch tuna poké, but also beautiful execution in Cajun roasted chicken with Granny’s sour cream whipped potatoes or a blueberry buckle that could grace a country windowsill. And I have suggested that the brunch crab cakes Benedict be considered for sainthood.


At first, I didn’t know what to make of Sassetta, the flirty, modern Italian date-night spot. It fulfilled Headington Companies’ hopes for an all-day, European-feeling spot, where you might have pastries at the counter and an Aperol spritz later that day. With its swanky Design District location and “Look at me!” art, I wasn’t sure I could take it seriously.

I quickly learned that an evening there could be a golden interlude, caught impromptu, with friends happily propped on elbows, leaning on marble tabletops, talking and reaching for morsels. It’s easy to love a space that is modern and fun, with cream-colored orb lights, a cheeky retro vibe, and a happily gold-accented bar, where they shake up any number of likable cocktails.

It’s easy to love a place where pizzas come out blistered and chewy, topped with taleggio and burnt honey or lemon zest and clams. Where a tuna crudo with fresh favas, Marcona almonds, and green strawberries—locally grown and in season—was so lush I mopped the plate with a torn crust. (And the flavors of a green harissa lamb tartare served with sourdough toast made it, too, a signature I would return to repeatedly.)

Where nobody is surprised to find themselves fighting over the last silky spoonful of budino, Italy’s dense and decadent answer to a pudding cup. I learned, in fact, that we have not had too many bright flavors, too many Castelvetrano olives or too much guanciale. That Sassetta is a rather nice answer, in fact, to a question you can ask more than once.


At first glance, it’s just a taco stand on a street corner in a changing neighborhood. But I knew from the start that Taquero was special, legs kicking at the stool that was pulled up to the single counter at the window in the evening breeze. Before Fino Rodriguez, the man behind it all, even handed me the soupy, cilantro-spiked pinto beans, I knew. Taquero is brilliant and delicious—and personal.

The Olmeca is a glorious thing (“It’s like a quesadilla with meat in it,” the helper taking orders said), a blue corn tortilla with a freight of steak and Oaxacan cheese oozing juices. Shaggy pieces of the tenderest lengua are a revelation with cool, fresh tomatillo salsa. Chicken achiote is robed in tangy sauce and sweet roasted pineapple. These are unassuming street tacos, astonishingly simple and good. If they seem better than they should be, there’s a reason. Rodriguez helped develop the menu for Mr. Mesero before lighting out on his own, making fabulous things with tiny price tags in a style that felt like home.

Rodriguez makes the best ceviche I’ve had—his recipe, like many things, hailing from his home region of San Luis Potosí. Creamy, served in a turquoise blue bowl, it was a fleeting special for a while, but people practically panted for more. Drink the jamaica (hibiscus blossom) agua fresca; nibble the raw jalapeño that gives it a little heat. There’s a sense of ownership in every detail and a camaraderie that forms at the counter, people eyeing what comes off the grill, planning the next lunchtime visit. You feel lucky, sitting there. Every time.

There are little surprises. Fried Brussels sprouts that have startling tart fried hibiscus blossoms that jive with the sweet caramelized pineapple. Griddled tripas are delicious. Still, I wondered about putting the all-weather, outdoor, cash-only spot on the list. Then I realized that I’d spent six months asking people, “Have you been to Taquero?” That I still dreamed of the next visit. And that each time I found the charm of the first evening and the innocence of those who have not—not quite yet—grasped how special they are.


Chaouki “C.K.” Khoury and Marc Mansour tapped into their Lebanese roots to open a stylish Deep Ellum spot that seriously upped our modern Mediterranean game. Suddenly, Friday night could mean a sophisticated dessert of toasted wheat shreds with orange blossom water and clouds of strawberry-scented hookah smoke.

From the start, I loved Zåtar’s arak cocktails that might pair the anise-y liquor with house-pressed blackberry juice, served—if the table is feeling flush—in a traditional Lebanese pitcher. I also loved their Lebanese wines that make you dream of the sunbaked Bekaa Valley. I’d get lost in little plates of strained labneh, olives, muhammara, and lush hummus spooned in an attractive spiral, in a room that itself began swirling with people here to commune over a beautiful array of small-plate meze.

It wasn’t always perfect. But once the kitchen hit its stride, it sent out dishes you find nowhere else, like kibbeh: ground meat, well-seasoned and wrapped into a beggars’ purse into which they’ve tucked sour cherries and walnuts. A soul-soothing, richly scented lamb pilaf, warmly spiced with cardamom and cinnamon and mounded with slivered almonds and pine nuts, was a glorious, comforting dish on a cold night.

Sunday brunch begs for a Lebanese breakfast, light spilling in through open patio windows over little baskets of pita—fluffy puffs still warm from the oven, tucked into linen—and a spread of anise-scented waffles with carob molasses or arak-flambéed shrimp over a garbanzo-bean purée, more savory than any grits.

Everywhere you look, it’s a mix of the modern and the traditional, a blend of earthenware jugs and the postindustrial Deep Ellum look. That’s the balance they achieve so well, in a place where the inventive menu includes meat-topped flatbreads and lamb mac and cheese. Khoury and Mansour—young, dynamic—don’t even seem to try. They embody it.



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Surprising Things You Didn’t Know You Could Clean in the Washing Machine
Posted: Dec 06 2017

You may not realize it, but your washing machine can clean way more stuff than just your clothes and sheets. Best of all, you can get a lot of household items cleaned and sanitized without spending time scrubbing them down yourself.

Just like there are little-known items you didn’t know could go in the dishwasher, there are plenty of items you may not have realized you can clean right in the washing machine. Ahead, check out some of the most surprising items that are totally safe to clean in the washing machine.

1. Car mats

A good vacuuming will get your car mats looking good, but to restore them to like-new condition, try popping them into the washing machine. Wash in cold water on gentle and then lay them out in the sun to dry. Just be sure not to do it too often, as the rubber backs can deteriorate over time with frequent machine washing.

2. Pillows

Without proper cleaning, your pillow collects tons of dead skin cells and dust mites. Yuck! Keep it clean and fresh by machine washing at least once per season. Wash one pillow at a time with regular detergent and fabric softener if you desire. Set to sanitize and hot water on the small load setting, then fluff it in the dryer.

3. Shoes

If your white tennis shoes have been looking a little dirty, one easy solution is to use the washing machine to get them looking good as new again. Pro tip: Try washing your shoes with a load of towels to muffle the banging sound while they’re washing and drying.

4. Mop heads

After cleaning the floor, your mop head will most likely be filthy. Rather than put it away yucky, add it to the weekly wash in order to get it nice and clean again. Reusable mop heads save you a ton of money over time, and they’re better for the environment than disposable mop pads.

5. Window curtains

Add this one to your quarterly cleaning list! You don’t need to wash curtains that often, but it’s a good idea to put them in the wash at least once a season (it removes dust and allergens). Read the label for washing instructions that are specific to the kind of curtains you have, just like you would with any article of clothing.

6. Stuffed animals

Is your little one’s teddy bear looking a little grubby? Simply throw him in with the weekly washing! Stuffed animals are difficult to spot clean, but as long as they don’t have any electronic components, you can safely clean and refresh them in your washer and dryer.

Use cold water to avoid melting any trimmings and only use half the amount of detergent as you normally would. Also, an extra rinse cycle might be necessary to get all the soap out.

7. Shower curtains and liners

Have a little mold creeping up on your shower curtain or liner? Don’t toss it — wash it! These are usually fine to wash on cold, which is cheaper than replacing them all the time.

8. Bath mats and throw rugs

As long as your rug is small enough, it’s usually OK to clean it in the washing machine. Be sure to use warm water on the gentle setting since hot or cold water could potentially crack the rubber liner on bath mats.

9. Silicone kitchen accessories

You can easily clean your silicone trivets and oven mitts in the washing machine. Take time to remove loose food particles first, then wash them on warm with your regular load of clothing. You can also wash them with a load of sheets and towels, if you prefer.

10. Small toys

All you need is a mesh laundry bag to get your kids’ toys cleaned and sanitized right in the washing machine! Rather than hand scrubbing in the sink or tub, let your washing machine do the work for you. Simply set the cycle to hot, and let it run. Pretty much any waterproof toy is safe to put in the washing machine, as long as it’s properly contained in a washable bag.

11. Baseball hats

Between sweat, dirt, and rain, baseball hats can get pretty dirty, especially if you wear them all the time. Wash your hat with regular detergent and cold water and allow it to air dry. Just don’t put your cap in the dryer — it could shrink.

12. Backpacks and lunch boxes

By mid-school year, kids’ backpacks can start looking fairly dirty. But you can restore them to good as new right in the washing machine! Before washing, be sure to empty all the pockets and shake out all the crumbs. Clean up dirty backpacks and lunch boxes on gentle in cold water with gentle detergent. Air dry or put them on the gentle cycle in the dryer.

13. Yoga mats

As long as it doesn’t explicitly say not to, you can probably wash your yoga mat (without soap) right in the washing machine. Wash it alone and then dry it in the dryer on medium heat.

14. Bags of all kinds

Reusable shopping bags, hand bags, beach bags, totes, diaper bags — you can clean lots of different types of bags in the washing machine. Read the care instructions the same way you would with any article of clothing, then feel free to wash away as long as the label says it’s safe. (Usually cold or warm water is your best bet here.)

Be sure to secure all Velcro and straps so they don’t stick to other clothing. Or, better yet, wash them without any other items if you can.

15. Sports equipment

Shin guards and elbow pads can get pretty gross quickly — especially after a big game. Clean them thoroughly in a laundry bag right in the washing machine. Use the gentle cycle and half as much soap as you normally do.

16. Pet beds

Dogs shed skin cells and hair just like people do, so your pet’s favorite resting place can get pretty dirty over time. If your pet bed has a removable cover, take it off and clean it in the washing machine the same way you would with sheets and other bedding.

To wash the foam insert, Reader’s Digest recommends filling your bathtub half full with warm water and adding a scoop of detergent. Let it soak and then rinse with clean water and air dry outside.

17. Pet collars and leashes

If your puppy plays a lot outside, he probably gets a fair amount of dirt on his collar and leash. But don’t worry — these items are super easy to clean in the washing machine. Just add them to your regular load whenever you notice them looking (or smelling) a little dingy.



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9 States With the Loosest Gun Laws
Posted: Dec 06 2017

To say that gun laws are a contentious issue in the United States is putting it mildly. When asked whether the government should protect Americans’ Second Amendment right to bear arms or focus on controlling gun ownership, people in the U.S. are split roughly 50-50, with the pro-gun rights contingent having a slight edge, according to a 2015 Pew Research survey. Whatever their position, most respondents had a strong opinion on the question. About 91% of people who wanted to protect gun rights felt strongly about the issue, while 81% of people were just as firm in their feelings that we need more gun control.

Whether you’re hoping for increased restrictions on firearms or want more pro-gun legislation, you’ll want to take a close look at what’s happening in each state. Though occasional efforts to change federal gun laws get a lot of attention, most of America’s gun legislation happens on a state-by-state basis. Some states have adopted more stringent gun control measures, while others have been moving to liberalize gun laws, making it easier for people to carry weapons in public places, for example.

The result is a patchwork of legislation, with gun laws that are constantly in flux. Determining who has the strictest and loosest gun laws isn’t a straightforward task. Nonetheless, several organizations track and monitor state laws on guns.

We looked at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s 2016 Gun Law State Scorecard, Guns & Ammo’s 2015 ranking of the best states for gun owners, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s State Scorecard, and the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. Based on that information, the following nine states have some of the fewest restrictions on guns in the U.S.

1. Arizona

In Arizona, there are few restrictions on gun ownership and sales. You don’t need a permit to purchase a handgun or rifle. The state doesn’t require ownership registration. And you can carry a handgun, either concealed or openly, without a permit. Those and other factors earned it the top spot on Guns & Ammo’s list of gun-friendly states. It ranked 47 out of 50 (with 50 being the weakest gun laws) on the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s state scorecard.

2. Alaska

Alaska residents can carry a gun openly or concealed without a permit. Local governments don’t have the authority to regulate firearms. And there are no limits on the number of guns you can purchase at once or waiting periods before gun purchases, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Few gun restrictions combined with a strong hunting culture earned Alaska the No. 3 spot on Guns & Ammo’s list of states friendliest to gun owners. The state has the second loosest gun laws in the country, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

3. Wyoming

Wyoming’s loose gun laws earned the state an “F” rating on the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s state scorecard. (It’s one of 26 states that received a failing grade from the organization.) You may carry a concealed weapon without a permit. The state is one of the few that do not have a law requiring information about mentally ill individuals to be reported the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or an in-state database. In early 2017, Wyoming’s governor vetoed a bill that would have allowed concealed carry at government meetings. But he signed into law a measure that allows schools to decide whether employees can carry weapons.

4. Vermont

Vermont has a reputation as a liberal state, but it bucks blue state trends when it comes to gun laws. It’s the second most gun-friendly state in the U.S., according to Guns & Ammo. And recent efforts to impose more restrictions on guns have been met with strong opposition. It’s the only state where people as young as 16 can purchase certain types of guns, and there are no laws that prevent people from bringing guns into places of worship, bars or restaurants where alcohol is served, or polling places. Unlike most other states in the Northeast, there’s also no law regulating firearm sales at gun shows.

5. Kansas

“Kansas has become one of the strongest states for gun owners in the nation,” according to Guns & Ammo. The state doesn’t require a permit to carry a concealed firearm; open carry is also legal. Public employees (except those who work for schools) are now permitted to carry concealed weapons while working. Gun buyback programs funded by taxpayers are prohibited. And students are allowed to carry concealed weapons on campuses of public universities and colleges. The state ranked 48 out of 50 on the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s state scorecard.

6. Kentucky

Kentucky ranked fifth on Guns & Ammo’s list of firearm-friendly states. Unlike some states on this list, you do need a permit to carry a handgun in the Bluegrass State, but state law requires a permit to be issued to anyone who fulfills the basic requirements. Kentucky doesn’t have laws banning people convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors or subject to domestic violence protective orders from possessing firearms (though federal law does prohibit them from owning guns).

7. Mississippi

Mississippi ranked dead last on the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s state scorecard, and the state has recently loosened some of its restrictions on guns. Permits aren’t required to carry a firearm, either openly or concealed, and the state reduced conceal carry permit fees for those who do wish to obtain them. The state also doesn’t license or heavily regulate firearms dealers.

8. Utah

Utah’s loose gun laws earned the state an “F” rating on the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s state scorecard. The state does not require the reporting of mentally ill individuals to the database used for firearm background checks and forbids local governments from enacting gun laws. Utah also doesn’t require the reporting of lost or stolen firearms.

9. South Carolina

South Carolina ranked 14th on Guns & Ammo’s list of firearm-friendly states and received “nearly top marks in every category, with no restrictions on what types of firearms can be owned or possessed in the state.” The state’s loose gun laws earned the state an “F” rating on the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s state scorecard. It also does not give law enforcement discretion to deny a concealed handgun permit.



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Where Dallas’ Oldest History Goes to Die
Posted: Dec 06 2017

In a basement at SMU, an archaeologist is trying to save North Texas' prehistory. Her work shows us how recklessly Dallas has built a modern city.

Dr. Sunday Eiselt—a field archaeologist, SMU professor, and former Marine—has a friendly disposition and long hair that falls to her waist. I went to meet her last summer on campus because she’d discovered something that I’d spent weeks searching for, something that had been missing for decades.

Inside Heroy Science Hall, I waited for her in the lobby and passed time by looking at various geologic displays and worn, oversize photographs of digs in Egypt. When she arrived, we made introductions and headed downstairs to the basement floor. As we began the descent, she turned and said, “We won’t be looking at any human remains today. I can show you artifacts, but no humans.”

She said this cordially but without leaving any doubt. It would take the next four hours to explain the restriction. Considering the enormity of the subject matter—13,000 years of indigenous occupation in North America and Dallas’ archaeological place in it—time passed quickly. There were more questions than available answers. She encouraged me to reach out to other people who work in local archaeology. But she did possess that one thing she’d invited me to see, an important piece of the puzzle I was trying to assemble.

Our meeting came about because of a single paragraph written by Edward McPherson, an assistant professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis. It appears in a book he published earlier this year, The History of the Future: American Essays, excerpts of which appeared in the Dallas Morning News in May. McPherson wrote: “Dallas came from nothing. Unlike surrounding areas, it was not a camp for Native Americans or prehistoric men. Dig and you find few artifacts.” I knew that assertion was wrong. The “Dallas came from nothing” trope has long been used by Dallasites to praise the grit and gumption of the Anglo businessmen who created the modern city. So in June, on D Magazine’s blog, I offered a counterargument to McPherson’s claim.

The short version: archaeologists, working on behalf of the city, unearthed nearly 3,000 prehistoric artifacts during the 2013 construction of the Texas Horse Park. The equestrian facility, located 8 miles southeast of downtown, is one of several amenities developed by the city on public land in the Great Trinity Forest. The recovery of artifacts at the site, contrary to McPherson’s assertion, is compelling evidence that prehistoric people made camps in the Dallas area.

That the recent find has gone unpublicized, I argued, isn’t due to the city’s lack of awareness of archaeological sites. It’s more a case of secrecy, which, from a legal standpoint, is partially justified (more on this later). I knew about the artifacts because I stay in contact with a group of citizen scientists that reminded the city, prior to Horse Park construction, of its statutory obligations when shovels meet earth. But in doing research for that McPherson blog post, I stumbled across an old News article about something quite remarkable.

In 1978, the city of Dallas paid two SMU archaeology students $10,000 (about $40,000 today) to create a compilation of all known prehistoric sites in Dallas. The sites were then plotted on maps. The compiled information, the News article said, “will be stored in a computer system accessible to builders and city planners” to be used to evaluate sites of potential archaeological or historic value prior to construction.

So I went looking for this 1978 database. But everywhere I turned, I found no help. When I asked Dallas’ chief planner and historic preservation officer, Mark Doty, he replied in an email: “I am not aware if city planners have access to any archaeological site database … but we do not have that for historic overlays and districts.” He also didn’t know of any city department that deals with archaeological sites in general, though he guessed that the city’s Trinity Watershed Management department might have some oversight of sites along the river.

As it turns out, two people outside of city government did know about the 1978 database project, but I wouldn’t find them until Eiselt found me. When my counterargument to McPherson went online, she posted a response in the comments section. If I was interested in “learning more about SMU archaeology,” she wrote, I should contact her. We exchanged emails. She received clearance from her dean. Then we locked in a date to meet. In addition to teaching and advising undergrads, Eiselt manages the SMU Archaeology Repository of Collections, or ARC. She said she would pull some prehistoric artifacts from the Dallas-Fort Worth area ahead of our meeting. And she said she had found something I also might be interested in: the original report from the 1978 project.

The report’s title, “Dallas Archaeological Potential: Procedures for Locating and Evaluating Prehistoric Resources,” partially explains itself. It’s a compilation of recorded sites and a probability index for encountering new ones based on soil types and proximity to the Trinity River and its tributaries. The report is also a step-by-step guide instructing the city on how to comply with federal laws as it pertains to archaeological resources and federally funded projects.

At the end of our meeting, Eiselt scanned the report and emailed me a redacted copy that didn’t include maps of sites where artifacts had been found. Later, city staff sent me the same report and inadvertently didn’t redact the maps. It was a telling mistake.

Right now, whether by design or dereliction, the city of Dallas is not paying attention to some of its most important history. There has been a lot of talk lately about Dallas making a 10,000-acre park along the Trinity. But as we rush to plan for that, we, as a city, have a woefully inadequate understanding of who came before us and what lies beneath.

Five days after my visit with Eiselt, the Dallas City Council voted down a decades-old plan to build a toll road between the levees in the Trinity River floodway. That turn of events, welcome as it was, greatly complicates the discussion of Dallas archaeology. With the road out of the picture, the development of a park along the downtown stretch of the river is coming sooner rather than later. And there’s discussion that a limited government corporation, or LGC, will oversee the park’s development and maintenance. An accelerated plan to build the park should cause concern. According to the 1978 report, “most of the 116 [archaeology] sites in Dallas cluster along the larger drainages—Mountain Creek, Trinity River, Elm Fork of the Trinity, White Rock Creek and Five Mile Creek.”

More recently, in 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers identified eight archaeological sites in the Dallas floodway. Location of the sites is withheld from the general public under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979. But both the 1978 report and the recent Army Corps survey offer clear proof that prehistoric people in the Dallas area lived close to water sources. If there’s any chance of learning more about our area’s prehistoric past, the city—and, by extension, the LGC—needs to provide assurances it will be attentive to potential archaeological sites as it excavates lakes and builds concrete amenities near the river. It’s possible the sites may contain human remains.

While the city is required by the Antiquities Code of Texas, established in 1969, to undertake a cultural resources survey prior to construction on public land if there are any previously recorded sites in the project area, there is no guarantee resources will be protected. The artifacts recovered at the Texas Horse Park were preserved only because a group of concerned citizens—Ben Sandifer, Tim Dalbey, M.C. Toyer, Becky Rader, brothers Hal and Ted Barker—insinuated themselves in the survey process. They pushed the city for a more thorough site excavation and offered historical corrections that were eventually included in the final report.

That report, which describes what can be known about the artifacts and the people who made them, is not available through the city. The department that Doty, the Dallas chief planner and historic preservation officer, mentioned in his email, Trinity Watershed Management, did not respond to my questions about the availability of the report. The Texas Historical Commission, the state agency for historical preservation, did. A copy of the report, titled “Cultural Resources Survey for the Proposed Texas Horse Park, Dallas County, Texas,” is held at SMU’s Fondren Library. It is lightly redacted to protect the precise location of the site, as required by law.

When I met with Eiselt, she broke down for me the legal nuts and bolts of archaeological practice. She also gave me a quick history of the transformative changes in the field over the last 50 years, an evolution partly driven by SMU. Speaking generally on the nature of archaeology, she explained that artifacts alone can’t tell the complete story. Careful study and documentation of where cultural objects are found provide context. “If people come in and take a bulldozer to a site,” she said, “all of those intricate relationships that exist, that actually tell us about behaviors, how people lived in the past—which is what we are interested in—can be destroyed, possibly lost forever.”

If there are human remains, she said, it becomes a more complicated matter. Affiliated tribes would need to be consulted. “It’s better to have those alliances forged ahead of time,” she added. Meaning, before excavation begins. “Archaeology as we know it began to change radically in the 1960s with the American Indian Movement, and one of the central concerns is how their ancestors were being treated. As the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act worked its way through to passage in 1990, the whole debate with archaeology kind of unfolded in a pretty volatile, very contentious period of time where Native people were trying to assert their sovereignty rights.”

Eiselt was an undergrad when NAGPRA passed, and she’s had lots of experience interacting with tribes. The act provides assurances that tribes are consulted when deciding the fate of ancestral remains and associated funerary objects.

Other archaeologists I talked to had similar things to say about the practice of modern archaeology, or what is called the “new archaeology,” based on the work of pioneering archaeologist Lewis R. Binford. The author of more than 18 books, Binford taught at SMU from 1991 until retirement, in 2003. Scientific American called him the “most influential archaeologist of his generation.”

The new archaeology, unlike past practices, is less about the tangible ownership aspects of artifacts found at sites, and more about a scientific, interdisciplinary approach to learning about how people in the past lived, interacted, and adapted. Seen in this light, each site, if carefully studied, can provide continuity between people and places in an ever-expanding narrative.

That’s a high bar to clear when considering the pace of new projects in the Trinity Forest and along the Trinity River. And so far, the city’s interest in archaeology appears to be driven by statutory requirements, not a quest to understand and educate. There’s nothing to suggest anything illegal transpired during the recent excavation at the Texas Horse Park, but it did take citizen watchdogs to make sure it was done satisfactorily. If the city were practicing Binford’s “new archaeology,” more time would have been needed to examine sites—which might require postponing planned construction, assembling an interdisciplinary team, and starting a conversation with the appropriate tribe(s).

While the artifacts from the Texas Horse Park have been safely stored at a state-approved facility (as state law requires), and a final report, called a cultural resources survey, has been prepared by a professional archaeological firm (as state law requires), there’s been no cohesive narrative presented to the public about the site (though the city conducts cultural resources management on our behalf, it is not required by law to publicize it). And even if the public knows where to look and what to ask for, the archaeological record is inaccessible in other ways. The nearly 3,000 artifacts reside at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, or TARL, on the UTA campus. To see them requires a road trip and an appointment. Images are not available online. The report on the artifacts, available at SMU, is written in technical language. While informative, it can be difficult to penetrate.

There is, however, an archaeological record with no gatekeepers. It is a legacy close at hand, waiting to be picked back up.

Eiselt’s offer to me had been to learn more about “SMU archaeology.” After spending time on campus, in her laboratory in the basement of Heroy Science Hall, I understood why. All roads to North Texas archaeology lead to SMU. And to understand what is happening in the present, one must look to the past through the historical contributions of the Dallas Archaeological Society.

The organization was formally organized in 1940 and consisted of collectors and “amateur” archaeologists who had a profound interest and commitment to archaeology. (The “amateur” label is no longer used; the preferred term is “avocational.”) Most members were tradesmen or professionals working in other fields. Early founding member R. King Harris, for example, worked as a locomotive engineer. In the beginning, the society met at members’ homes. Later, they met once a month on the SMU campus. Claude C. Albritton, a geologist and dean of the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, along with Ellis Shuler, provided the SMU connection. Meetings continued until 2012, the year the group folded. Dalbey, one of the people who forced the city to dig carefully at the Texas Horse Park, says that aging members were no longer able to participate. Also the climate at SMU changed. “The anthropology department was shifting its emphasis away from archaeology, specifically Texas and local archaeology,” Dalbey says. “This was a source for much of the interest in the DAS and contributed many members.”

The society left an extensive written record of its activities, which spans more than seven decades. When members weren’t getting their hands dirty in the field, they were prolific writers who published their own semiannual journal, The Record. Some issues include field notes, maps, and descriptions of sites from North Texas. In fact, the work of Dallas Archaeological Society members provided the groundwork for the 1978 project that was funded by the city.

“For the Dallas site data,” wrote the report’s authors, “we are especially indebted to R.K. Harris, whose vast knowledge of the archaeological resources of this area is unmatched. His records, dating from the late 1930s, provided not only valuable information, but a perspective of the resources which is no longer available.”

SMU’s Fondren Library holds most issues of The Record. Eiselt says gathering them in one collection has been an ongoing project, but there are still a few missing issues. Building an online resource of the journal or even an index is out of the question. There’s no budget for it.

Prior to meeting Eiselt, I knew a little bit about the Dallas Archaeological Society from reading old newspaper articles. I knew considerably less about archaeologist Fred Wendorf, whose excavation photos I studied in the lobby. After Eiselt showed me black-and-white photos from the archives—Wendorf at Fort Burgwin in New Mexico and Harris managing collections at SMU—she suggested I pick up a copy of Wendorf’s memoirs, Desert Days: My Life as a Field Archaeologist, if only for the pages describing his first contact with Harris.

In Desert Days, Wendorf wrote about meeting Harris by chance at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park. Wendorf was then a 12-year-old living in Terrell, Texas. Harris, 24, was heavyset and wore browline glasses. When he wasn’t running trains for the Texas Pacific Railroad, he was in the field studying archaeological sites and taking notes. At Fair Park, they crossed paths at the Hall of State. Harris had an exhibition of artifacts on display. When he spotted Wendorf hanging around the exhibit, Harris asked if the boy collected arrowheads. Wendorf answered in the affirmative and told him about his growing collection gathered from the fields around his hometown. Harris then asked: “What sort of records do you keep, Fred? Do you plot your sites on a map?”

Harris didn’t hold a degree in archaeology (few did in Texas in 1936), but his gentle instruction that day on how to properly document sites would have far-reaching impact. “From that time on,” Wendorf wrote, “I began numbering my sites and putting site numbers on the artifacts as I found them. I obtained maps (the county soil maps were particularly helpful) and recorded the site numbers on them. … I began to tell everyone I was going to be an archaeologist.”

Wendorf did indeed go on to become one of the most renowned archaeologists of the 20th century. While he spent his professional career saving an extensive body of knowledge of the prehistory of Egypt and Sudan from certain inundation from the Aswan High Dam project, built in the 1960s, Harris did the same sort of work in North Texas. Harris and other Dallas Archaeological Society members saved knowledge of prehistoric sites in advance of reservoir projects in Dallas County (Joe Pool Lake), Denton County (Lake Lewisville), and Collin County (Lavon Lake). Sometimes the work was in support of official survey work; other times, they did it just because they cared.

Harris and Wendorf would come together again, in the 1960s, some 30 years after that fateful meeting at Fair Park. In 1964, Wendorf was hired as the first professor in SMU’s new department of anthropology. A few years later, Harris became the curator of the department’s collections.

Wendorf retired from SMU in 2003, the same year that Binford, the father of “new archaeology,” retired. Harris retired as curator in 1970, though he continued in his capacity as consultant until his death, in 1980. Both men helped nurture and build the archaeology program at SMU, but neither left his considerable collection—artifacts, maps, notes—to the university.

Harris’ collection is housed at the Smithsonian Institution in Suitland, Maryland. According to Smithsonian collections specialist Dr. James Krakker, Harris’ Dallas County collection consists of 3,406 items from 75 sites. He described the items to me as the type of artifacts “common to prehistoric habitation sites”: chipped stone tools, projectile points, scrapers, drills, shards from ceramic vessels, and faunal remains. “We don’t normally give out specific site locations,” he said, “but as you would expect, the sites are along the rivers in the county.”

Placement of Harris’ collection came down to financial necessity. His combined pensions from the railroad and SMU amounted to a paltry sum, and the Smithsonian could provide a small trust for his spouse as well as state-of-the-art care for his collection. Wendorf’s collection went to the British Museum in London, because in May of 2000, he wrote in his memoirs, “the SMU administration decided it did not want the expense and responsibility of caring for my Nubian artifact collection, and asked me to find a suitable home for it.” The British Museum gladly accepted, and by September 2001, millions of items were shipped abroad.

At the height of Harris’ and other Dallas Archaeological Society members’ collecting days, they could excavate freely on public land (which also meant looters could, too). Lack of controls also meant the city had no legal obligation to rescue archaeological resources during the relocation of the Trinity River from its natural channel in 1928. The river was moved a half-mile west for purposes of flood control and land reclamation from its natural, meandering channel to a straight man-made channel. Excavated dirt was used to build levees.

After World War II, at the urging of archaeologists, a preservation ethic began to emerge that decades later led to legal protections for cultural resources. One way to preserve nonrenewable, cultural resources is through “salvage archaeology,” the practice of documenting and excavating sites in advance of construction on large earth-moving projects such as reservoirs, pipelines, and highways. The practice is now referred to as “cultural resources management,” and, by law, subdivisions of the state (including the city) must comply with state and federal preservation mandates. For that reason, cultural resources management is also called “compliance archaeology.”

One of the first laws to codify the preservation ethic is the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, or NHPA. The act recognizes that government controls are needed to protect cultural resources “in the face of ever-increasing extensions of urban centers, highways, and residential, commercial, and industrial developments.” Those resources have value, according to the act, because “the historical and cultural foundations of the Nation should be preserved as a living part of our community life and development in order to give a sense of orientation to the American people.”

Harris practiced salvage archaeology before it had a name. There were no laws that compelled him or other Dallas Archaeological Society members to rigorously document sites or to be conscientious stewards of cultural resources. Somehow they knew it was the way to go about it. And because of their work, an archaeological record exists today. “Many of the sites [Harris] recorded and collected from no longer exist due to residential and industrial expansion in the county,” says the Smithsonian’s Krakker. “So without his work nothing would be known about or preserved from many prehistoric habitation sites. … Needless to say a very important research collection for Texas.”

The path Eiselt traveled to reach Dallas, Wendorf paved. In 2006, she had just finished her dissertation on the history and archaeology of the Jicarilla Apache of New Mexico when she was asked to teach a summer course at an SMU campus in Taos. She ended up teaching field school there for five years. From New Mexico, she made her way to Dallas as a visiting professor.

The connection to Wendorf is in the back story. In the 1950s, he wanted to start a field school in New Mexico, a place where students could gather for an intensive few weeks learning excavation skills from experienced archaeologists at actual sites. He met with a lumberman named Ralph Rounds, who owned 9,000 acres 9 miles outside of Taos, to pitch the idea. Rounds was agreeable. They built a facility together on a portion of land that contains an old fort, Fort Burgwin, and remnants of Pot Creek Pueblo. The facility eventually became the campus where Eiselt first taught for the university. Today it is called SMU-in-Taos.

When I met Eiselt, whose expertise is in the archaeology of the American Southwest, she told me to contact two men, Alan Skinner and Wilson “Dub” Crook, to learn more about prehistoric sites along the Trinity River. Skinner, who also arrived in Dallas from the Southwest, has practiced archaeology in Texas since 1968, the year he came to SMU to study for his doctorate and began working with Harris. Crook, an avocational archaeologist, recently co-wrote a book on the prehistory of the East Fork of the Trinity River, documenting 20 major village sites and numerous seasonal campsites in Collin, Rockwall, Dallas, and Kaufman counties.

It turns out that there weren’t two authors of the 1978 report; there were actually three. Skinner’s name appears above the other two on the title page because, at the time, he was the director of SMU’s Archaeology Research Program. The city sent requests for proposals to undertake the survey to three local academic institutions with archaeology departments; SMU had been the only one to respond.

He told me that he considers Harris his mentor in Texas archaeology. “He served as a great adviser during the time that he was at SMU, and I relied on his advice after he retired,” he says. “He had visited lots of North Texas sites and had brought many collectors together in the DAS. He had a good memory for where things came from.” In retrospect, he says, he was probably Harris’ last student.

Skinner left SMU in 1980 and now operates his own cultural resources management firm, AR Consultants. When I asked him about the 1978 report, he says he has backed off the conclusion in the report that the current river channel has high archaeological potential. “Of course the original channel is not where the river currently is,” he wrote to me, “and we have numerous good studies which document buried prehistoric sites along the old channel and few along the channelized stream.” A Trinity Parkway environmental impact statement from 2005 drives this home: “The most likely locations to encounter buried prehistoric archaeological deposits are along the meanders of the old Trinity River.”

The buried prehistoric sites, he says, those of the Clovis age, would be found in late Pleistocene sediments. Clovis culture appeared some 12,900 to 13,500 years ago. When I asked him about the depth of those sediments, he responded, “There is some evidence that late Pleistocene sediments in the old river channel may be as deep as 60 feet below the flood plain.”

The almost 3,000 artifacts recovered in the Trinity Forest were found upland, and not far below the surface. The culture(s) who produced and used the artifacts are considered prehistoric, but those people lived much more recently than the Clovis culture. The latter group dates back tens of thousands of years. Distinctive projective points called Clovis points have been found throughout North America at 1,500 locations, and the oldest securely dated points have been found in Texas. There are two confirmed Clovis sites north of Dallas County, along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River (the Lewisville site, Lake Lewisville, Denton County; and the Aubrey site, Lake Ray Roberts, Denton County). This means that the evidence of one of the oldest cultures in North America might lie buried beneath the alluvium, within eyesight of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

The other person Eiselt suggested I call was Crook. Our two-hour conversation led in similar directions as my talk with Skinner, and it began with a discussion of Clovis culture. He says Dallas County archaeology is part of a much larger narrative called The Peopling of the Americas. “No one has written a concise prehistory of the area to date,” he told me. “Dallas County does have Clovis-age sites—purported to be Clovis sites—in proximity to the Trinity River.” That includes the Elm Fork, the main stem, and the area where the East Fork feeds into the main, just outside the county boundary.

In 1985, SMU archaeologist Dr. David Meltzer initiated the Texas Clovis Fluted Point Survey. The current tally of Clovis points reported in Dallas County is six. That number is low, says Crook. There are many more that haven’t been reported and are held by “private collectors who couldn’t care less about the science.” He speaks with authority on the matter; his father and Harris are attributed as the source of the six Clovis points reported in the Texas study.

Crook lives in Kingwood, a suburb of Houston, but he grew up in Dallas. His father, Wilson “Bill” Crook Jr., and Harris were archaeological partners, and as a boy, Crook often accompanied them on digs. The Crook household, he says, was a vibrant center for Dallas Archaeological Society members and SMU faculty. “It was a fertile environment and a time when camaraderie meant something,” he says. Crook, a degreed mineralogist, now retired, says Harris was his mentor from an early age. Harris would often say to him, “There is no such thing as knowledge if it’s not published.”

Ben Sandifer is a master naturalist and one of the people who forced the city to pay attention to what it was doing when it moved dirt to build the Texas Horse Park. He hikes through the Trinity Forest nearly every week. Few people know it like he does. On a trek in July, after a big rain, he found an arrowhead in a gravelly area. He left it where it lay. He says, “Dallas has an immense archaeological history, a profound history that tells the tale of ancient humans.” But he worries the history is not being cared for properly. For starters, he says, the city doesn’t have an archaeologist on staff. And the department that oversees projects in the area, including cultural resources management, has proven itself to be inept.

“I don’t think Trinity Watershed Management has any ability to see value in archaeology,” he says. Sandifer and others were confident that artifacts would be found in the Horse Park project area because they all had read Dallas Archaeological Society member Forrest Kirkland’s surveys of the area from the 1940s.

Even if Sandifer and other citizens continue to perform their watchdog roles in advance of construction, any material objects that are collected by professional archaeologists on behalf of the city will only be sent away. It’s likely they will never be shown publicly in Dallas. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science—the only museum in the city suitable for exhibiting Trinity River archaeology—sent a statement explaining its position on why it doesn’t have anthropological or archaeological exhibitions. According to the director of lab paleontology, Dr. Ron Tykoski: “Native American remains and objects, as well as other ethnological specimens and artifacts, often have extra levels of regulation, as well as handling and care requirements, beyond other collections’ objects. … The Perot Museum does not currently have a research focus in those areas, and, as a result, our staff does not require additional expertise in handling such culturally sensitive objects.”

It’s worth remembering H. Ross Perot’s interest in relocating the Museum of the American Indian in New York to Dallas in the mid-1980s. Had he succeeded, Perot would have built a $74 million archaeology museum on a 10-acre site. Plans included exhibit spaces, a research center, fumigation chambers for artifacts, and 88,000 square feet of storage space, including cold storage for furs and feathers. The proposal to move the museum out of state proved controversial and was ultimately rejected.

As for SMU, Eiselt has the expertise but not the funding for exhibiting artifacts. She says, though, that she’d be willing to partner with other organizations. The ARC, she says, also can’t take in artifacts and other items from compulsory archaeology performed by the city. “Right now, all Dallas-related archaeology collections,” she says, “excavated as part of projects done in this county and surrounding counties, are sent to TARL in Austin.”

For the ARC to take on those collections, Eiselt says, it would have to be certified by the Texas Historical Commission. That would require considerable upgrades: appropriate staffing, facilities with environmental controls, and creation of inventories that help make information about collections available to the public and other researchers. “We don’t currently have the resources and support to achieve this at SMU,” she says. “However, our long-term goal is to gain certification. My dream is that we can one day accept Dallas collections and become the leading repository for Dallas heritage in the state.” SMU is the logical first choice, she says, “given our long history in local archaeology that goes back to the 1960s and Fred Wendorf’s pioneering vision.”

The 1978 report “Dallas Archaeological Potential,” built on the work of Dallas Archaeological Society members, is optimistic in tone. A recommendation on page 72 is a reflection of a brief moment in time when archaeologists were asked for their studied opinion: “Once important sites are known it then becomes possible to manage them effectively. Where feasible, sites should be acquired and included in parks, greenbelts, and floodways where they can be preserved. … In the future these sites can be developed, excavated, stabilized and made available for the appreciation of future generations.”

Today there is no institutional memory of the report inside city government, which means the work of the Dallas Archaeological Society has also become a forgotten relic. For decades the city has made and remade plans for a park in the floodway and amenities in the Trinity Forest. The one aspect that hasn’t yet been planned for might be the most important: a duty to our ancestors.



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7 Natural Ways To Treat Cracked Heels
Posted: Nov 30 2017

In today's fast-paced lifestyle, most of us are on our feet all day, making them prone to skin problems. Direct exposure to dirt and the absence of oil glands make the skin in the foot area much drier than any other part of our body. Dropping temperature in winter adds to the problem, causing flaking of skin. It can also lead to cracked heels that cause pain and discomfort.

Here are seven simple tips that will help you achieve silky, smooth feet.

* Moisturise affected area: One of the major causes of cracked heels is the lack of adequate moisture content in the skin. Constant hydration can prevent the skin from drying out. A gentle moisturiser can help you get rid of this problem. Moisturising the soles of the feet and heels twice every day will prevent the feet from getting rough and dry.

* Honey and water therapy: These two easily available ingredients can do wonders. Soak your feet in a warm water mixed with honey and gently scrub the affected area. Honey is a natural moisturiser and popular in Ayurveda for its bactericidal and antiseptic properties. Honey with warm water helps gently peel off the dead skin and replenish the moisture content.

* Keep area between toes dry: When you dry your feet, ensure the area between your toes is wiped of dampness and dirt. Dampness creates a perfect environment for Athlete's foot and other fungal infections.

* Massage with turmeric and oil: Since the foot area is devoid of oil glands, it is important to apply it externally. Massaging oil and turmeric will help in moisturizing the cracked area as well as reduce any swelling or pain from cracks. Regular massages to the heels can increase blood circulation and rejuvenate the skin. Oil has been used in the bath for centuries to keep skin smooth and nourished, whereas turmeric is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

* Wear cotton socks: Walking barefoot exposes them to bacteria and dirt. It's always better to protect your feet from pollution and dust. Wear cotton socks to aid good air circulation and to keep the feet clean.

* Comfortable footwear: Choose your footwear wisely. Tight footwear can lead to sweaty feet, causing fungal infections. Go for footwear that gives your foot some space to breathe.

* Apply foot care cream: Foot care creams with natural ingredients are available in the market today. Creams with ingredients like sal tree and fenugreek can help heal cracked heels naturally. Traditionally, fenugreek has been used as an excellent moisturiser and Sal tree is known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Wash feet with lukewarm water and pat dry. Apply foot care cream over the affected area twice daily, once in the morning after bathing and again at bedtime.

Follow these simple tips to tackle the issue of cracked heels and to enjoy winter-ready happy feet.



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7 Healthy Habits to Start Today to Welcome 2018, Leaner!
Posted: Nov 30 2017

Habits that enable you to transform your body.

Weight control is synonymous to rolling out little improvements that you can live with for eternity. As you consolidate these minor changes into your lifestyle, you'll understand how these can mean huge calorie cuts and therefore weight reduction. Here are the best 7 habits that enable you to transform your weight reduction dream to reality.

1. Spread Your Calories

Try to eat five to six meals in a day. Different investigations demonstrate that in spite of eating a similar number of calories appropriated along these lines, your body discharges less insulin, the glucose keeps enduring and diminishes hunger.

2. Limit Fat to Healthy Fats Only
Instead of keeping a count of your calories intake, focus on lessening your fat intake. The fat that you consume changes over more promptly the muscle to fat ratio than do protein or carbs. Stick to healthy fats like Omega-3 fatty acids and other essential un-processed fats only.

3. Assess Your Eating Pattern
Is it accurate to say that you are eating late, snacking while cooking, or may be finishing your children's leftovers too? Investigate, and you’ll be able to recognize a couple of practices you can switch off that will signify enormous calorie cuts.

4. Eat Slowly
Eat slowly and enjoy your food, chew every bite and relish the taste and essence. Eating slow is a simple trick to cut back on your calories. Rest your fork, eat slow and you will just eat as much as you should.

5. Plan Your Snacks
Pack healthy snacks for those times of the day that you know you are typically hungry and can stray from your eating plan.

6. Decide Eating Time
Eat consistent suppers. Decide particular times of your meals that work best in your life and stick to it. Taking regular meals at the same time every day will prevent the habit of bingeing.

7. Drink Water. In fact, drink simple water
All the more essential in any case, drinking more water implies that you won't drink different beverages that are loaded with free sugars and calories.



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Looking for a Job? 10 Things Employers Don’t Care About
Posted: Nov 17 2017

From worrying about your resume to debating the perfect interview outfit, most people agree searching for a new job can be anxiety inducing. Seventy-eight percent of job seekers surveyed by Jibe, a recruiting software company, said they found searching for work stressful. Sixty percent went so far as to describe it as painful.

Many people surveyed said they were annoyed when they took the time to fill out complicated online job applications and then heard crickets from employers. Confusion about what companies are looking for from candidates only adds to the stress. If you’ve ever spent too much time wondering how long your resume should really be or the best way to follow up after an interview, you know what we’re talking about.

It’s not that you shouldn’t worry about the little details. Spelling someone’s name wrong, not sending a thank-you note after an interview, or having a hard-to-read resume will make an impression on an employer — and probably not a positive one. But some of the things job seekers stress about don’t matter nearly as much as they think they do.

Take resume fonts: Typography experts might think using Times New Roman on your resume is “like putting on sweatpants,” but unless you’re applying for jobs as a designer, the HR manager probably just wants something that’s easy to read.

Fretting over fonts isn’t the only thing that job seekers are spending way too much brain power on. If you’re looking for a job, don’t stress about these 10 things, which many employers just don’t care about.

1. How flashy your resume is

Worried your resume is looking a bit pedestrian? Don’t be. Having a flashy-looking CV isn’t as important as having one that shows you have what it takes to do the job — and that’s easy to read. Even in creative fields, such as advertising and marketing, 78% of executives surveyed by The Creative Group said they preferred traditional resumes. Overdesigned resumes that don’t use simple fonts and standard section headings can be distracting.

“Professionals today have many options when it comes to showcasing their skills and qualifications to potential employers,” said Diane Domeyer, executive director of The Creative Group. “It can be tempting to try something new, but the best resumes cut to the chase and paint a clear picture of why a candidate will be a good fit for the role and organization.”

2. How clever your cover letter is

Periodically, a particularly clever cover letter or job application makes the rounds on the internet. There’s the college student who rapped his way into an internship with Jimmy Fallon. Or there’s the Chance The Rapper fan who created a detailed website in the hopes of landing a job with his favorite musician. Everyone, it seems, is urging you to think outside the cover letter box. Is it any wonder you’re tempted to spend hours crafting the perfectly witty email in response to that Craiglist job ad?

Well, you can relax a bit. Although ditching the stale cover letter jargon is a good thing (“I saw your ad seeking an account manager and believe my skills and experience make me the perfect candidate for the position” = yawn), your cover letter doesn’t need to break new creative ground, either. Use your cover letter to show why you’re a great fit for the position, be professional, and be concise. And remember, it is definitely possible to be too informal in a cover letter.

3. Your GPA

You worked hard to earn your 4.0, but we have some bad news. Most employers don’t really care about your stellar GPA. (On the flip side, that’s good news if you slacked off in your statistics class.) On WayUp, a career site for college students and recent grads, less than 10% of job listings have GPA requirements. In a 2016 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, having a high GPA only moderately influenced a company’s decision to hire a new grad. More important was your major and whether you had leadership experience.

That’s not to say some employers won’t screen applicants based on their GPA. Some do; others don’t. Overall, 57% of recruiters Jobvite surveyed said a candidate’s GPA didn’t matter. And once you have some solid career experience, your college grades are basically irrelevant.

4. Your summer jobs

Lying on your resume is a bad idea, but that doesn’t mean you have to include details of every job you’ve ever had. Leaving off short-term gigs, jobs that aren’t relevant to the position to which you’re applying, and the part-time job you had in college is perfectly fine.

“Your resume is a branding document, not a legal document. You can list the jobs you want to list and leave off the jobs you want to omit,” career expert Liz Ryan said in Forbes. In other words, no one ever has to know you quit your summer job scooping ice cream after mouthing off to your boss.

5. Where you went to college

Panicky high school students (and their parents), rejoice: Where you go to college matters a lot less to employers than the fact you earned a degree. When Gallup polled business leaders in 2014, only 9% said where a job applicant went to college was very important when making hiring decisions. More than half said it either didn’t matter at all or wasn’t very important.

When it comes to higher education, what you studied is more important than where you earned your degree, the survey found. But what employers really wanted to see was people who were knowledgeable in their field and who had applied skills. Roughly 80% of people surveyed said those things were very important.

6. Whether you studied abroad

The five months you spent living in France might have been life-changing, but to potential employers, it doesn’t really matter. Having studied abroad had hardly any influence on an employer’s decision to offer a recent grad a job, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers survey. In fact, it mattered less than any other factor.

Studying abroad can still be a worthwhile experience for your career, though. Employers do want to hire people who can communicate and work with people from different cultures, a survey by the American Association of Colleges and Universities found, and experience studying or working in another country is one way to show you can do that. If you can connect your experience abroad with your specific career goals, it’s much more likely to work in your favor, experts told CNN.

7. Minor interview mistakes

Even the most prepared job seekers occasionally make interview mistakes. You ramble in your answers, forget to silence your cellphone, or drop an expletive while chatting with your interviewer. These are all big interview gaffes, but they don’t have to derail the entire conversation. Sometimes a quick recovery and apology is enough to smooth over the damage. In other cases, such as when you have a brain freeze when answering a question, you can circle back to the topic later in the interview or send a follow-up email.

“Although interview blunders may be embarrassing, candidates who can quickly recover might actually turn an awkward moment into a time to shine,” said Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. While you always want to do your best to appear polished and professional, many interviewers understand you’re only human are willing to overlook minor blunders.

8. If your resume is 2 pages

At some point, someone probably told you your resume shouldn’t be more than one page. If that advice has left you trying to squeeze a diverse job history onto an 8½-by-11-inch sheet of paper, we have some good news. The idea that all resumes should be a single page is bunk.

It’s true people in the early stages of their career should probably keep their resume to one page, if possible. But as you gain experience and pile up accomplishments, you might need an extra page to fit it all in. That’s OK. Just remember to keep your resume focused, and use it to tell a story about your career, not list every single thing you’ve done over the past 10 years. Including irrelevant information was a major job application blunder, an Accountemps survey found.

9. Whether your cover letter is addressed to a specific person

Going nuts trying to find the name of a specific person to whom you can address your cover letter? Stop. It’s OK to use “Dear Hiring Manager” as a salutation, according to career expert Alison Green. “[P]lease don’t spend time tracking down the person’s name; we don’t care about this,” she urged job seekers.

Obviously, if a name is mentioned in the job advertisement, use it. But if it’s not immediately obvious who will be reading your letter, the generic approach is acceptable. Not sure which salutation to use? Forty percent of employers preferred “Dear Hiring Manager,” a survey by Saddleback College found. Only 17% liked “Dear Sir or Madam.”

10. How you send your thank-you note

Sending a thank-you note after an interview is common courtesy. It also gives you a chance to reiterate the reasons you’d be a good fit for the position. Yet 57% of bad-mannered job seekers don’t bother to say thanks after an interview, according to a CareerBuilder survey, even though 1 out of 5 hiring managers say they’re less likely to hire people who don’t send a note.

Sending a thank-you note is important, but whether you send an old-fashioned handwritten note or a quick email doesn’t matter as much, Green wrote on her Ask a Manager blog. With so many candidates not bothering with notes as all, any kind of thank you will make you stand out.



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Dry Hair? 5 Things You Need to Do for Healthier Locks
Posted: Nov 17 2017

Parched hair can take the life out of the coolest styles. Dry, frizzy follicles, especially dry ends, are a very common hair woe. As your scalp is your hair’s natural source of moisture, it makes sense that as you move further down your strands your tips are more likely to be dry, because they’re farthest from your scalp. Additionally, as you get older, your scalp produces less oil and your hair becomes drier. If your hair has been feeling dull as of late, here are some easy ways to breathe some life back into those beloved locks.

1. Don’t wash as often

Unless you’re hitting the gym religiously and sweating profusely, then there’s really no reason to be shampooing every day or even a few times a week, and when your hair is dry, this holds doubly true. By not washing your hair as often, you’re allowing your hair’s natural oil’s to build-up and condition your hair naturally. Until your locks start to regain their strength, try and stick to shampooing once or twice a week.

When you’re in the shower and washing, make sure you follow these words of advice to help you along: First, make sure you’re not using shampoos that use the word “clarifying” in their name. These shampoos can strip your hair of the elements it needs to stay healthy. Instead, look for shampoos with ingredients like natural oils such as olive or argan oil, glycerin, sorbitol, and/or shea butter, and steer clear of those with mineral oil and petrolatum that prevent your hair from absorbing outside moisture. Second, make sure you don’t wash with scalding hot water. Shower with lukewarm water instead.

2. Condition right

Men’s hair expert David Alexander points out in About Style that one of the biggest mistakes men tend to make is that they don’t follow conditioning instructions and don’t leave the product in long enough for it to penetrate the follicle. While there are some conditioners you use in the shower, which he advises to leave in for a minute or two, if your hair needs extra help then he says to use a leave-in conditioner like Bed Head for Men Leave-in Conditioner, which will work well. These tips are just as relevant for ladies, too.

3. Don’t towel dry

Talk about outright damaging your hair. When your hair is already dried out, it’s important not to towel dry because it’s most vulnerable when it’s wet and excess friction can damage it further. For the same reasons, avoid combing your hair when it’s wet as well. However, when it’s dry, you should brush it more because it will help to spread the oils evenly throughout your follicles and scalp.

4. Try a homemade remedy

While you can try to buy a hair mask product specifically for dry hair, why not get a little creative and save some money on a home remedy instead? This homemade remedy from Reader’s Digest is heavily avocado based, which colorist Stephen Sanna says is great because avocados are rich in essential fatty acids and minerals that help to restore shine to dull hair.

Take one ripe avocado, remove the pit and mash the avocado in a bowl. Then, simply add one egg, mix and apply throughout wet hair. Leave this on for 20 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Use this mask once a week if your hair is still damaged or once a month for healthy hair.

5. Tweak your diet

Now that you have avocados on your mind and in your hair, know that what you eat can have an effect on how your hair looks. To get that naturally soft hair you’re working so diligently toward, increase your intake of healthy fats like omega-3’s, found in fish like salmon and mackerel. Eggs will also help your hair due to their high biotin content, promoting hair growth and a handsome scalp.



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