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Is Nonstick Cookware Safe?

1 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 11:15am

This post is a first in our series, Beneath the Surface: What’s in Everyday Consumer Products? Articles in this series will examine how prevalent synthetic chemicals are in everyday products, and the consequences of their use to our health and our environment. 

Cast iron pans are an inexpensive alternative to nonstick coated cookware. Used for generations, cast iron offers even heating and durability and can also be heated safely to high temps.

Cast iron pans are an inexpensive alternative to nonstick coated cookware. Used for generations, cast iron offers even heating and durability and can also be heated safely to high temps.

My husband asked me two simple questions as he scrambled eggs in our 18-year old nonstick cooking pan: Are we eating this coating? Is it safe?  Better known as “Teflon cookware,” our nonstick pans were gifts from our 1997 nuptials.  Read More →

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Here’s a Terrifying Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 9:48am

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Chocolates? Meh. Flowers? Wilty. A fancy dinner? Uninspired. If you really want to make an impression this Valentine’s Day — and you live within a 40 mile radius of downtown Baltimore — have I got an idea for you! Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Ethics Waived, Under Armour Will Gift Baltimore Some Police Uniforms

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 8:15am

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Okay, so this is could be a good thing. Under Armour wants to give Baltimore some free police uniforms. Fine. I guess they’ve got the resources. But receiving the uniforms as a gift requires an ethics waiver, which was approved by the Board of Estimates “unanimously” and “without discussion.” Was there really nothing to discuss? Read More →

Culture, Featured

NJ Issues Warrant for Arrest of Ravens Safety Will Hill

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 7:45am

Raven Will Hill with a warrant for his arrest

Everyone was hoping the Baltimore Ravens would stay out of trouble this offseason. After the team’s postseason loss to the New England Patriots, head coach John Harbaugh “remind[ed] the guys that how we handle ourselves is always important.” He said he thought “that was enough.” Well, I don’t even think the offseason has technically begun, and safety Will Hill, 24, has got a warrant for his arrest in New Jersey for unpaid child support. Read More →

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Harbor East is Down 2 Restaurants

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 3:42pm

via Harbor East

via Harbor East

With construction starting on Harbor Point and talk of turning nearby Bella Notte into condos, there’s still plenty of belief among developers that the area east of downtown is prime real estate. For a pair of restaurants, however, Harbor East hasn’t been generating enough customers. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Amazon is Hiring 1,000 People in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 3:04pm

sales tax on amazon purchasesBaltimore residents lost their Amazon sales tax breaks, but the online retail giant’s new fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore will bring jobs. Many jobs. Read More →

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Checkpoint Charlie: Before the Wall Came Down

3 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 9:52am

BigComboTrailerTwenty-five years ago, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. University of Baltimore MFA student Ellen Hartley recalls a night in 1966 when she and her student husband tried to cross to East Berlin. What stopped them might make you grateful.

 

Halten Sie — sofort!” A guttural voice. “Schnell aus dem Auto!”

Danny slammed on the brakes of our VW Bug. We stumbled out of the car. A pair of burly border guards ordered us to step aside and empty our pockets.

1966, Checkpoint Charlie. My husband and I were students, out for a night at the opera in East Berlin. Read More →

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Hey, Baltimore–Want to Watch a Big Explosion Today?

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 9:38am

Photo via Flickr, © David Robert Crews

Photo via Flickr, © David Robert Crews

If all goes according to plan, the Sparrows Point blast furnace will be imploded today at 1 PM. Fans of giant explosions, take note. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Watch Out, Nike– Under Armour Is Coming for You!

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 9:21am

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Last year, Under Armour passed Adidas and became the second most popular athletic wear company in the world. Number one, of course, was the unassailable Nike, which had a lockdown on 31% of the sportswear market in 2014. Facing a dominant company like that, Under Armour could easily just be content with their #2 spot. Who would blame them? But Under Armour doesn’t appear to be content with second place. Read More →

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Amber Alert Canceled; Kidnapped Md. Baby Found Safe

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 8:35am

Kidnapped Md. baby Deare Denny

Five-month-old Drew Marie Denny.

If you were holding your breath since police issued an amber alert for five-month-old Drew Marie Denny of Poolesville Tuesday afternoon, you can exhale now. The child has been recovered unharmed, and her alleged kidnapper, her father, is in custody. Read More →

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