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Reasons Why You Should Wash Raw Chicken

The common misconception to why we should wash raw chicken is that we don’t clean our surface after we have used the same sink we wash dishes.  That is unheard of.  In my kitchen, kitchenette – because I live in a highly-priced New York apartment, I keep bleach available.  Once my meat, whether it’s chicken, beef, fish or any other type of poultry, is cleaned, seasoned and placed in the oven or ready for the stove top cooking, I thoroughly clean the surface including the faucet area where we touch to turn on and off water.  The handle of raw meat is very important because as studies show, you can risk the spread of bacteria in a common area.  If you don’t cleanse properly, the bacteria can spread to other areas of your living space. So is the issue with raw meat or your capability to cleanse your kitchen properly?

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Types of Kombucha that are Good for You

Kombucha is a fermented, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescent, sweetened black or green tea drink commonly intended as a functional beverage for its supposed health benefits.  Basically, you are drinking bacteria and yeast also known as scoby, tea fungus.  The most common health benefit of kombucha would be probiotics.  Probiotics in kombucha are live microorganisms that are supposed to improve gastrointestinal issues such as relieving constipation by introducing healthy bacteria to your gut.

My fiancé has acquired acid reflux where he cannot consume many acidic foods or alcohol.  So when I mentioned to him to try some kombucha, he mentioned that the caffeine in the probiotic tea is not advised.  However, there are other types of fermented drinks that he could try that can also provide the same soothing benefits of adding a capful of vinegar to water.

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What is Denim Day?

** Please know that content in this post maybe sensitive to those who may have experienced sexual misconduct or abuse. 

Denim Day calls for the attention towards sexual violence and not about blaming the victim. If you wish to participate in your community’s Denim Day events, Peace Over Violence has resources, including buttons and information, on organizing a day of solidarity.

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I Just Need 24 Hours To Myself – This is Us Recap

If you have not seen not one episode of This is Us, that is okay.  It is not a show for everyone.  However, if you are a person who: has child(ren), has ups and down with your significant other, want to have an identity, choose to work outside of home, choose to support the family and stay at home, had a difficult upbringing, takes care of parent(s), takes care of sibling(s), is simply a person that feels they are alone in this world, watch episode 16 and 17 of This is Us.  You too will reevaluate your life and decide if you will need to have 24 hours to yourself.

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