Words to the Wise and Affirmation; “Enjoy the journey as much as the destination.”

Coming Soon!  Freddie Bell introduces a way to show  that you’re one of Freddie’s Favorite Listeners. #FFL

Two people are in custody following the deadly shooting of a St. Paul mother.  Police have arrested Michelle Lee Koester and Alvin Rudolph Bell Jr.  Sarah Ann Wierstad was gunned down Sunday night while returning home to the Railroad Island area after work.

Even more Dunkin’ Donuts locations are coming to the Twin Cities area.  The company says an additional 24 outlets are planned.  That is on top of the ten franchises announced in April.  The plan is to have all the stores open by 2024.
The New York Mets have advanced to the World Series for the first time since 2000.  The Mets completed a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series with an 8-3 win at Wrigley Field.

Joe Biden’s mind is made up. The Vice President will not be running for President.

Marijuana use in the U.S. has doubled since the start of the century.  According to a report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, problems like addiction have also gone up.  The group found that just under ten-percent of adults used Marijuana as of 2013, compared to just over four-percent in 2001 and 2002.

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Chris Rock is making a return trip to the Oscars.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced Wednesday that the comedian will host the next awards show in late February.  He had previously hosted the Oscars in 2005.

Jay Z is off the hook in a copyright lawsuit over his 1999 hit “Big Pimpin’

Beyonce’s dad isn’t holding back, insisting his daughter is lying about her age.

TV AND MOVIE NEWS

 

Janet Jackson and her team are cracking down on fans who shoot video at her shows and then post it on Instagram – doing so may result in your account being deleted, as many fans have discovered.

NATIONAL NUT DAY

 

National Nut Day is observed annually on October 22. This day is NOT about the neighbor that lives down the street or the crazy co-worker, it is a food holiday that celebrates a healthy and nutritious snack.

Nuts are a highly prized food and energy source and are an important source of nutrients for both humans and wildlife.   Many of them are used in cooking, eaten raw, sprouted or roasted as a snack food and pressed for oil that is used in cookery and cosmetics.  The fats found in nuts, for the most part, are unsaturated fats including monounsaturated fats.  Many nuts are good sources of vitamins E and B2. They are also rich in protein, folate fiber and essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and selenium.

Nuts are important to animals, especially those in temperate climates, as they store acorns and other nuts during the autumn months to keep from starving during late autumn, all winter and early spring.

Several studies have shown that those who consume nuts on a regular basis are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease (CHD).  It was in 1993 that nuts were first linked to protections against CHD.   Since that time, many clinical trials have found that consumption of various nuts, such as almonds and walnuts, can lower serum LDL cholesterol concentrations.   One study has shown that people who ate nuts lived two to three years longer than those who did not. The results of the longer life may be due to the fact that, because they were eating more nuts, they were eating less junk food.

Nuts are most healthy in their raw form.

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