Category archives: Blog

The Importance of Food and Community

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Food is essential to building healthy, vibrant and connected communities.   consumers about sustainable food production is key to conserving precious natural resources and protecting our environment. Chefs, farmers and ranchers in Arkansas are bringing people together in interesting and unique ways to reintroduce them to their food system. In th[...]

Murder Mystery: Karen Bean

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Undetermined Causes: Metta Holman tries to find answers to her sister’s death Photo courtesy of Metta Holman | Originally appeared in AY's August 2007 issue   16,000 people are murdered in the United States every year. About 37 percent of those cases go unresolved, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The statistics, however, do no[...]

Top 10 Tips to Cut Calories on Super Bowl Sunday

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Save thousands of calories by following these 10 rules.   1.) Go Naked: Replace all buns or breading for sandwiches with a lettuce wrap alternative to cut calories, stabilize blood sugar and boost fiber and micronutrient intake. 2.) Hydrate: Drink at least two to four cups of water before eating and one to two cups every 15-30 minutes after you s[...]

Why Instagram?

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Instagram has grown explosively and exponentially since its inception in mid-2010.   social media platform just shy of its fifth birthday, Instagram has grown explosively and exponentially since its inception in mid-2010. Though Instagram’s accelerated growth can be attributed to the fact that social media giant Facebook purchased the booming netwo[...]

Healthier Super Bowl Recipes

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Little Rock personal trainer shares healthier super bowl recipes to cut thousands of calories come kickoff!   Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, the time is now to start prepping for the smorgasbord of goodies for your football party. However, why not make a couple tweaks to some of your favorite party food recipes to make them healthier and[...]

Murder Mystery: Murder in the Ozarks

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Hwy 9, southwest of Melbourne, is curvy and hilly like most Ozark roads. In case of car trouble or other emergencies, motorists can pull over in areas designed for that purpose. Tourists also stop to enjoy the beautiful Ozark vistas. On the morning of Sept. 27, 2004, a group of people gathered along Hwy 9, but not to help a motorist in distress or to[...]

Exploring ‘Local Live’

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Little Rock’s Hidden Music Gem Photography by Jeff Smithwick   Rock’s momentum in becoming a proud foodie city is in full swing. So much so that locals are crying out for more in all realms — including music. However, it’s all a matter of knowing where to look, and South on Main provides a stage music lovers won’t want to miss. Local Live, the [...]

Brunching in the Rock: B-side

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best kind of indecision inevitably involves food. Little Rockians are lucky enough to have this welcomed problem when looking to eat out for lunch, dinner and even breakfast — but what about those Saturday and Sunday mornings that may require a little hair of the dog? Luckily, brunch options in the capital city have been growing, and this upcoming “Brunchin[...]

Murder Mystery: Scandalous Arkansas Trials

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(top photo) Detectives John Hutchinson (left) and Al Dawson escort Orsini to jail.   Like juicy gossip, trials titillate and fascinate, often proving that fact, if not stranger than fiction, is at least weirder. Arkansas has had its fair share. Photography courtesy of Central Arkansas Library System Archives   the morning of Sept. 26, 197[...]