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The enamel on teeth helps protect them from cavities, but it can also soak up the pigments from what you eat and drink. Here are some foods that you should consume in moderation if you want to keep your teeth white.

Healthy eating is not a black and white issue. It’s shades of gray — and sweets are definitely in the gray area. It’s true, sugary-filled treats shouldn’t be a major part of your diet. However, there’s also no reason why they need to be banned entirely. In fact, for many, swearing off favorite treats may cause feelings of deprivation, which can lead to cravings and over-indulgence. That said, the key to enjoying treats is balance.

Springtime marks asparagus season, when they are easily available and reasonably priced. You’ ll want to select asparagus that are all the same thickness so they will cook evenly. Very fresh asparagus will have closed tips and slightly moist ends.

One skillet is all you need to create this satisfying, veggie-loaded breakfast (or dinner) dish. This skillet is packed with mushrooms, bell pepper and chard to help up your veggie count for the day and is topped with bacon, eggs, cheese, pico de gallo and fresh cilantro.

When buying a home today, you might have to solve a puzzle about the mortgage rate you'll pay. Which would you do?Get the lowest monthly payment now by paying discount points to reduce the interest rate.Make monthly payments at today's interest rate and wait an unknowable time for rates to fall so you can refinance,...

No one likes laundry day, but what if you could get away with doing it far less often? Well, experts are now weighing in, saying you don’t always have to rush every article of clothing to the hamper after every wear. Buzz60’s Tony Spitz has the details. 

Officials in Alabama say a Huntsville police officer has died after being shot Tuesday evening. Another officer was critically wounded. The two Huntsville police officers were shot at an apartment complex as they responding to a 911 call where a woman said she had been shot. One officer died from his injuries, and the other underwent emergency surgery and is in critical condition, city officials said in a news release. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall identified the officer who was killed as Officer Garrett Crumby. Marshall said the two officers were, “responding to an emergency domestic violence call for service when they were ambushed by an armed suspect.”

Kansas is moving to increase its legal age for buying cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 from 18. The state Senate approved a bill to raise the age Tuesday on a 28-11 vote, sending it Gov. Laura Kelly. The House had approved it earlier this month on a 68-53 vote. Kelly has not said whether she will sign the bill, but officials with the state Department of Revenue and the Department for Aging and Disability Services supported it. Public health officials believe raising the age will reduce the use of tobacco products. Forty-one other states and the federal government already have raised their legal age to 21.

An Australian company has lifted the glass cloche on a meatball made of lab-grown cultured meat using the genetic sequence from the long-extinct mammoth. The high-tech treat isn't available to eat yet. The startup says it is meant to fire up public debate about cultivated meat. Also called cultured or cell-based meat, it is made from animal cells. Livestock doesn’t need to be killed to produce it – which advocates say is better not just for the animals but also for the environment. Vow used publicly available genetic information from the mammoth, filled missing parts with genetic data from the African elephant, and inserted it into a sheep cell. The cells multiplied in a lab until there were enough to roll up into the meatball.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has personally opened his state’s lawsuit against Juul Labs and tobacco giant Altria. The state is seeking more than $100 million in damages. It's the first of thousands of cases against the e-cigarette maker to reach trial. In opening statement Tuesday, Ellison accused Juul of unlawfully targeting young people with vaping products to get a new generation addicted to nicotine. But David Bernick, an attorney for Juul, said its purpose was always to convert adult smokers of combustible cigarettes to a less-dangerous product — not to lure kids. The trial in Minneapolis is expected to last around three weeks.


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