$100 toward a full windshield replacement and a $25 restaurant.com gift card with a windshield replacement
Cascade Auto Glass techs travel to replace windshields with free mobile service to homes and offices, outfitting rides with Original Equipment Manufactured (OEM) quality windshields in approximately one hour. Apply $100 voucher toward a competitively-priced windshield. If using insurance, call Cascade for details. Cascade deals directly with insurance companies. Services are backed by a nationwide warranty. $25 gift card for restaurant.com has no expiration date and will be mailed within 10-12 days of the windshield being replaced by Cascade Auto Glass, along with instructions on how to choose a restaurant and redeem. The gift card is valid throughout the U.S., however some restrictions apply.
Ticket Category Type: Music Other: Undefined The tickets identified in this promotion are made available through FanXchange. Neither Groupon nor FanXchange owns the tickets to this event or sets ticket prices. FanXchange's third-party sellers list and sell the tickets. Because FanXchange's third-party sellers set the ticket price and because pricing is subject to the forces of supply and demand, the price may be above or below face value.
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FAQs What is FanXchange? FanXchange is a ticket resale marketplace. third party sellers list and sell the tickets. How do I purchase tickets? After clicking the "Find Tickets" button, you will then be able to select your game, date and seats. How do I view available dates and times? Click the "Find Tickets" button on this page to view available events. How do I get more information about children?s tickets, ADA seating, or parking for an event? Please contact FanXchange for more information at email@example.com. Will my seats be together? As long as tickets are purchased in the same transaction, your seats will be side by side, unless indicated otherwise in the ticket notes on the FanXchange site. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by Josh Ritter or Knitting Factory Spokane in connection with this deal.
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Admission for one to a painting party, valid only in the U.S., except in NYC
Two Groupons, each valid for admission for one to a painting party, valid only in the U.S., except in NYC
Four Groupons, each valid for admission for one to a painting party, valid only in the U.S., except in NYC
Paint Nite events take a normal night out and turn it into an uncommonly creative escape. Neighborhood bars, pubs, and restaurants host the easygoing wine-and-painting classes, which give adults a chance to flex their creative muscles. All you need to bring is some enthusiasm for a fun evening—Paint Nite supplies the canvas, the art supplies, and even some laid-back guidance for those who want it.
Nothing gets the creative juices flowing like a little vino, so painters are encouraged to grab a bottle of wine at the bar or order a cocktail from their server. After all, these aren’t typical art classes. They focus on fun, and they cater to people of all levels—from art-school grads well-versed in van Gogh to those picking up a brush for the first time. And no kids are allowed at these adults-only events, which makes them perfect for a date night, girls’ night out, or bachelorette party.
To see participating locations and the schedule, please click here, enter your desired city and state, and click “search.”
People who enjoy Paint Nite should check out Plant Nite for more fun things to do.
When dining in public, proper etiquette dictates that you should keep your elbows off the table and your table off the neighboring tables. Mind your manners with this Groupon. Choose Between Two Options
$27 for four pints and four take-home logo glasses ($44 value)
Hops: Beer’s Bitter Half Virtually all beers—craft brews in particular—rely on the complex flavors and aromas of hops. Read on for Groupon’s exploration of one of beer’s most vital ingredients.
Different wheat varieties account for beer’s varying colors, from the amber hue of lager to the deep-chocolate dusk of a heavy stout. But not all beer’s key ingredients make their presence visible. In the glass, hops are undetectable to the eye but often inescapable to the palate. One of four principal ingredients in the brewing process—along with grain, yeast, and water—hops produce beer’s distinctive bitterness, balancing the natural sweetness of the grain’s malt sugar while imbuing it with other flavors and aromas. Harvested from the female flowers of a perennial vine called Humulus lupulus, the pellets come in two complementary types—alpha and aroma. The former contributes to beer’s bitterness with its higher acidity levels, whereas the latter results in floral qualities due to its higher percentage of essential oils.
One of the beers most commonly described as “hoppy,” india pale ale, came about thanks to another unique property of hops. An antimicrobial agent, the plant has been rumored to act as a natural preservative, keeping beer from spoiling too quickly. With this in mind, 18th- and 19th-century British brewers began adding extra hops to batches of beer destined for the Indian colonies, resulting in the brew’s characteristically strong bitterness.
Business Basics Signature service:Tango & Salsa Specialists Established:2013 Reservations/Appointments:Optional Staff Size:2–10 people Average Duration of Services:30–60 minutes Brands Used:Tango, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Afro-Cuban Movement Pro Tip:All dance lessons “drop-in” style–come at your own convenience. Ask us about discount packages!
Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
$17.99 for 12 Treatments for Anti-Aging Under-Eye Masks ($50 value)
$29.99 for 24 Treatments for Anti-Aging Under-Eye Masks ($100 value)
12 or 24 eye masks for each eye
Designed to hydrate and nourish the skin
Encourages a firmer, smoother complexion
Made with 24K gold dust
Each eye mask gently purifies, brightens, firms, and hydrates the delicate skin around the eyes with 24K gold and high-density plant collagen. As a result, the appearance of pores and signs of aging are lessened, toxins are flushed out, and free-radical damage is repaired.
How to Use
After cleansing, unwrap a mask and place it on the undereye area, being careful to avoid contact with the eyes. The formula melts naturally on the skin, where it permeates pores. Each mask should be left on for 10 to 20 minutes and the process repeated monthly.
$14 for DiamondWhiteUSA Teeth-Whitening Kit with Lifetime Gel Refills ($129 value)
One set of upper and lower thermoforming whitening trays
Enough bleaching gel for 7–14 daily whitening applications
Free unlimited bleaching gel refills
One blue-LED accelerator light
One teeth-shade guide
Teeth Whitening: More Than a Superficial Change Whitening treatments involve more than just the surface of the teeth. Read on to reveal the science behind a brighter smile.
Every time you brush your teeth, abrasive compounds and chemicals wear away small particles, leaving a cleaner surface. If toothpaste doesn’t seem to get at yellowish stains, that’s because they’re not actually on the surface—they’ve seeped into the dentin, the more porous layer between the enamel and the small diamond at the root of each tooth. To reach this deeper discoloration, scrubbing won’t work. Instead, dentists must deploy some basic chemistry. In most whitening systems, a solution of hydrogen peroxide (or carbamide peroxide, which turns into hydrogen peroxide when it encounters saliva) is left to sit against the teeth in the form of gel-filled trays or strips. Then the peroxide sets to work breaking the chemical bonds of the particles that contain unwanted coloration.
Some formulas are designed to be activated with an LED, laser, or halogen light whose specific wavelength is supposed to accelerate the breakdown of these particles. Although studies as to the light’s effectiveness vary between manufacturers, the basic chemical process remains the same, and dentists who use light-activated systems suggest that they can work more quickly.
$17 for one 30-pack of vitamin B12 and guarana slimming patches ($99 value)
These single-use, daily-wear patches boost energy so users feel ready to tackle their fitness goals, which may stimulate weight-loss efforts. How It Works
Throughout the day, the patch releases potentially energizing ingredients that are absorbed into the bloodstream, giving you a pep in your step from vitamin B12 and a dose of guarana. Ingredients
Vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate, guarana, niacin. Specifics
* 30-day supply of patches
* Release ingredients into bloodstream that may increase energy
* May assist weight-loss and fitness goals
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$18 for a boudoir photo package ($369 value)
One-hour photo shoot with four outfit changes
80–90 images to choose from
One 4”x6” mounted print
One fully retouched digital file of the same image
$25 image credit
Mini gift bag
$32 for a deluxe boudoir photo package ($488 value)
One-hour photo shoot with four outfit changes
80–90 images to choose from
Two 5”x7” mounted prints
Fully retouched digital files of the same images
$50 image credit
Mini gift bag
After clients arrive for their appointment at Celebrate Your Sexy with their hair and makeup ready, a professional photographer ensures they are comfortable before capturing figure-flattering poses in four different outfits. After the shoot, clients can schedule a viewing appointment to select which poses will be made into prints and digital images. Read more about what to expect.
Corks and Canvas Events Spokane give customers a chance to try their hand at painting while enjoying a beverage and exploring new wineries, restaurants, and bars in the Spokane area. A local artist guides you step-by-step through the entire process as you paint your version of the featured art while sipping award-winning local wines, craft cocktails or micro brews that are available for purchase. Appetizers and small plates are also available and feature local, fresh and seasonal fare. Corks and Canvas Events Spokane can accommodate groups of all sizes, whether it be for a friend’s night out, date night, or an experience to enjoy solo. All supplies are provided and no experience is needed.
$12 for for one general-admission ticket (up to $21 value)
$25 for one ticket for VIP premium seating, plus an autographed photo, lanyard, and meet-and-greet (up to $37 value)
Meet-and-greet is after the show.
Girls Night Out: The Show — 2018 Ladies Revenge Tour
The Show: a scintillating evening of tantalizing and teasing hunks displaying their ripped abs, bronzed bodies, and sensuous dance moves in a fast-paced, hot-and-heavy showcase designed exclusively for women
The Dancers: a bevy of muscle-bound beefcakes with heavy-duty sexy credentials, including former Playgirl models and studs from Men of Las Vegas and Men of Thunder
Recommended For: bachelorette parties and an unforgettable girls’ night out
Upcoming Events Friday February 9, 2018 @ 7:00 PM : Shopkins The tickets identified in this promotion are made available through FanXchange. Neither Groupon nor FanXchange owns the tickets to this event or sets ticket prices. FanXchange's third-party sellers list and sell the tickets. Because FanXchange's third-party sellers set the ticket price and because pricing is subject to the forces of supply and demand, the price may be above or below face value.
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FAQs What is FanXchange? FanXchange is a ticket resale marketplace. third party sellers list and sell the tickets. How do I purchase tickets? After clicking the "Find Tickets" button, you will then be able to select your game, date and seats. How do I view available dates and times? Click the "Find Tickets" button on this page to view available events. How do I get more information about children?s tickets, ADA seating, or parking for an event? Please contact FanXchange for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Will my seats be together? As long as tickets are purchased in the same transaction, your seats will be side by side, unless indicated otherwise in the ticket notes on the FanXchange site. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by The Children's Theatre or INB Performing Arts Center in connection with this deal.
A Chat with Coil - Yoga & Bellydance What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Coil offers Yoga, Bellydance, and Aerial Silk classes for beginners and beyond. Our Vinyasa Flow classes combine muscular energy, strength, sweat and flexibility work with breath technique, fundamental alignment instruction and an invitation to be present in the moment. All are welcome!
One Pure Skin Deluxe Facial with V-Neck Firming Mask
Three Pure Skin Deluxe Facials with V-Neck Firming Mask
Skin: A Protective Blanket That Mends Itself Beyond its soft, seemingly delicate outer layer, skin acts as a living barrier between us and the harsh world outside. Check out Groupon’s guide to the body’s pliable armor.
If you were to take all your skin and spread it out, it would, on average, cover a twin bed. And though that might be a blessing when you’ve run out of clean sheets, it would leave you defenseless against hazards such as bacteria, chemicals, sunlight, and even water. A complex system of more than 300 million constantly regenerating cells, nerves, and glands, the skin is not only the body’s largest organ, but also its first line of defense against the environment, a flexible, waterproof sheath for all the muscles, bones, and sensitive electronics inside.
In most cases, we can only see the skin’s outer layer, or epidermis, but two more layers lie just below the surface—the dermis, full of flexible collagen and elastin, and a subcutaneous layer of fat meant to cushion and insulate our insides. Of the three layers, the dermis is the workhorse, bracing the capillaries that regulate our body temperature and hosting millions of follicles that knit new hair and expel softening oils. But despite its importance, nobody will ever tell you how nice your dermis looks. Beauty, after all, is only epidermis deep, and it’s there where we see the most change. New skin cells are constantly replacing the old, pushing off roughly 1.5 pounds of dead cells every year, and over time the epidermis slowly loses its ability to retain moisture or spring back into place, resulting in wrinkles, dryness, and other signs of wisdom gained.
One of skin’s most useful attributes is its regenerative ability. When the skin breaks or needs repair, the blood vessels amp into overdrive, carrying much-needed nutrients straight to the site on pallets of platelets. This is why a cut forms a scab and, oddly enough, why our face turns red when we’re sunburned; the color isn’t actually a burn—it’s blood rushing to the face to repair the cellular damage caused by UV rays.
Admission for Up To Six People to Key Quest inside Laser Quest, Valid Any Day
If you only had 45 minutes to solve a mystery or escape from a locked room, could you do it? That’s the question that visitors at Key Quest attempt to answer daily. Located within Laser Quest facilities, small groups of up to six players must use their collective wits to solve puzzles and decipher codes to win three very different games. Read on to learn more about these beginner-level scenarios:
The Cellar: A psychopath has been terrorizing your neighborhood. Now you and your friends appear to be his latest victims. He’s trapped you in a dark cellar. Can you escape before he comes back?
Vacation Vandals: You’ve planned your dream vacation. Before your plane departs, all you have to do is pick up the tickets from the local travel agency. There’s only one problem: the travel agent’s shop has been ransacked by vandals. Look through the mess quickly, find the tickets, and book it to the airport before it’s too late.
Detention: You’re a student that has been sent to detention for being the class clown. You can either serve your 45-minute detention, or prove that you have indeed been listening in class by solving a series of puzzles to get out of detention early, with the goal of finding the hall pass.
Unwanted body hair can make it unpleasant to go to the beach, much like the realization that everyone else there eats off the same sand as you. Walk proudly through paradise with this voucher. Choose Between Two Options
Includes a skin resurfacing mask with pumpkin, AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), and vitamin C. It gently peels and exfoliates the skin, brightens dull complexion, and evens the skin tone.
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With this Groupon, clients can attend any sessions that are available during the three- or five-week period. Sessions are subject to availability and calendars will vary by location. Choose Between Two Options
Three weeks of unlimited fitness boot-camp sessions (a $185.25 value)
Five weeks of unlimited fitness boot-camp sessions, plus a fitness e-book (a $337.75 value)
Both options include access to unlimited boot-camp sessions for the duration of the program and nutritional guidance. The sessions combine cardio training with resistance and weight work, helping to maximize caloric burn both during and after the workout. Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.
Astronauts regularly practice yoga to stay limber, modulate their breathing, and control their crippling fear of being eaten by the moon. Take one small stretch with this voucher. $38 for Five Yoga Classes ($65 Value)
Certified instructors lead students of all fitness levels through Hatha-style classes that focus on alignment and breathing as tools to create strength and flexibility. They offer Yoga 1 to introduce the basics and Yoga 2 to incorporate more advanced moves, as well as restorative and gentle styles to help heal and rejuvenate. They also lead prenatal and postnatal yoga classes. See the schedule here.
This merchant has earned the title of one of our best-selling, best-loved deals of the year!
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One admission to a social planting event at a local bar. Not valid in NYC.
Two vouchers, each good for admission to a social planting event at a local bar. Not valid in NYC.
Four vouchers, each good for admission to a social planting event at a local bar. Not valid in NYC.
An uncommonly creative night out spent creating a tabletop garden while you savor cocktails and conversation at a favorite local bar (drinks are not included). Click here to see a list of upcoming Plant Nite social events. Plant Nite
Plant Nite events take a normal night out and turn it into an uncommonly creative escape. Neighborhood bars, pubs, and restaurants host the easygoing plant and sip classes, which give adults a chance to flex their creative muscles as they make a unique terrarium. All you need to make your own is some enthusiasm for a fun evening—Plant Nite supplies the succulents or flowers, accessories, and even some laid-back guidance for those who want it.
Nothing gets the creative juices flowing like a little vino, so guests are encouraged to grab a bottle of wine at the bar or order a cocktail from their server. After all, these aren’t typical plant classes. Rather than a workshop or flower arrangement class feel, this planting party is a social event—the perfect choice when you’re looking for things to do. And no kids are allowed at these adults-only events, which makes them perfect for a date night, girls’ night out, or bachelorette party.
Once you’ve experienced Plant Nite, check out Paint Nite. The original creative nite out, Paint Nite invites you to create one-of-a-kind paintings as you laugh and drink with friends.
People who enjoy Plant Nite should check out Paint Nite for more fun things to do.
$33 for a 55-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage ($65 value)
$46 for a 85-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage ($95 value)
PLEASE NOTE: GPS will bring you to the wrong side of the building, address is 422 E. Second. 1)From downtown, travel East on Third Ave. 2) From Third make a left turn into the Alpine Deli parking lot (417 E 3rd Ave. 99202. 3) Then go straight up the small hill in the parking lot and we are in the light gray building directly in front of you as you are going up the grade, enter in the door on the right.
Hair Dryers: The Physics of Rapid Evaporation The invention of the hair dryer has given hairstylists a powerful tool of the trade and the rest of us a quick way to dry soggy fireworks. Check out Groupon’s explanation of the science behind dry hair.
Given time, everything wet—even hair after a long shower—dries due to evaporation. When left to “air dry,” hair slowly loses its moisture as the air scoops it up and converts it to water vapor. Hair dryers speed up the drying process by blowing hot air over the wet hair—a process that works wonders thanks to two key principles of evaporation:
Evaporation requires energy, and more energy—in this case, heat—helps break the bonds holding water molecules together more quickly; when those bonds are loose, the water changes states.
A pocket of air can only hold a certain amount of vapor before it becomes saturated. Thus, blowing air over the hair increases the amount of air that can potentially pick up the vapor.
All hair dryers consist of an electric fan and a heating element. As the fan pushes air down the barrel, it passes over the heat and emerges as hot air. Though some models heat coils of wire with an electrical current, others have ceramic heating elements, which can dry hair more quickly by producing the more radiant, safer far-infrared heat. Lately, many stylists have begun to adopt ionic hair dryers, which expel hot air with a surplus of negatively charged ions, reducing static electricity and resulting in smoother hair.
Partial Highlights with Shampoo, Haircut, and Style
Full Highlights with Shampoo, Haircut, and Style
Shampoo: Lather, Rinse, Repeat—But Not Every Day To learn how to shampoo after you leave the salon, check out Groupon’s look at what shampoo really does.
Our follicles constantly produce a natural oil, known as sebum, that moisturizes and protects hair. Over time, sebum starts to build up, leaving hair with that familiar greasy feeling. Shampoo works by stripping out sebum using a surfactant, which clings to small clumps of the oil before water rinses the globs away, along with any dirt, dead skin cells, or confetti scraps left in the hair. Although surfactants are shampoo’s main active ingredient, most products also feature compounds to fight static, thwart mold and bacteria, and impart a sweet, pleasing scent. Most shampoos also contain lathering agents, although lather has no practical cleansing effect—customers have simply come to expect it.
In a span of less than 100 years, Americans went from washing their hair once a month to lathering up almost daily. Spurred mostly by ad campaigns of the mid-20th century, the trend of regular shampooing has taken a toll on our collective tresses. According to dermatologists, shampooing your hair too often can dry it out, causing the glands to compensate by secreting even more sebum. Experts recommend reaching for the shampoo bottle only two or three times each week.
Sometimes the art of seduction is subtle and surreptitious, and sometimes it’s just mailing someone a sexy picture of yourself once a day for four years. Use the power of the pose with this voucher. $138 for a Teaser Photo Package ($300 Value)
As practiced in ancient Chinese Medicine, acupuncture rebalances the flow of energy through the body. Whether being practiced in its traditional or western forms, acupuncture uses fine needles to target the body’s 12 meridians and redistribute energy. Patients look to these treatments for relief from pain and allergies, to stimulate weight loss, or even to cope with stress and its related symptoms.
In choosing which points to stimulate, your acupuncturist will be guided by a network of meridians running through the body. Begin to navigate these pathways with Groupon’s exploration of acupuncture meridians. Acupuncture Meridians: Mapping the Body Electric
Like currents in the air, acupuncture meridians as postulated by traditional Chinese medicine are invisible paths of action in the body. Acupuncture theory holds that a person’s life force, or chi, flows along specific channels from organ to organ. When chi becomes unbalanced or gets blocked, health and wellness problems arise, whether it’s digestive trouble or a bicep that looks like a creepy face when you flex. It’s the acupuncturist’s job to unblock chi by inserting thin needles into carefully chosen points along these pathways.
Twelve primary meridians flow through the body, each categorized as yin or yang (roughly defined as the passive and active forces within nature). Each meridian corresponds to a specific organ, element, and set of emotions. For instance, the lung meridian flows through the arm and is associated with yin and metal, as well as with feelings of grief and sadness should its flow of energy be disturbed. For each condition an acupuncturist seeks to assuage, a timetable dictates when each meridian is most active and therefore easiest to treat. With so many complexities to keep in mind, it’s easy to understand why acupuncturists must undertake thousands of hours of coursework to become licensed.
So far, doctors and scientists have had little luck mapping meridians to visible anatomical structures, but some studies have uncovered overlap between ancient and modern medicine. For example, meridians tend to fall along planes between muscles, or between a muscle and bone or tendon—areas usually rich with connective tissue. A 2010 study published in PLOS One made one further connection: bands of collagenous tissue, in particular, present less opposition to the flow of electricity than other areas of the body. These bands underlie some—though not all—primary meridians, suggesting that the energy known as chi may be related in some way to the energy that zips through our power lines and singing toothbrushes.
The Science of Spray Tanning: Sugar-Based Bronzing When you step into a spray-tan booth, you set off a chemical reaction in your skin. Groupon explores this feat of chemistry.
A spray tan isn’t paint or makeup; it goes on clear. And it doesn’t affect melanin, the stuff that darkens skin exposed to sun. How does a spray tan work, then? It all comes down to a chemical called dihydroxyacetone—or DHA, as its friends call it.
DHA is a kind of sugar; like food sugars, it can even be derived from sugar cane or beets. When applied, it begins to interact with amino acids in the skin’s outer layer and turn it darker. But it’s not living tissue that it’s after: DHA associates mostly with the dead skin cells that cover your body. As these cells naturally fall off over time—which they do so frequently that after about a month, you have an entirely new epidermis—the color fades gradually until it’s back to its original state, usually after a week or so. That’s why salons recommend exfoliating before getting a spray tan: if you remove the skin cells that will be first to fall off anyway, your tan will last longer.
If spray-tan formulas all start out colorless, how can tanning salons offer different darkness levels? They simply up the concentration of DHA for clients who want to go darker. Those new to spray tanning should be careful, however. A higher concentration of DHA could mean a more orange tint, so starting at a light concentration and working your way up—or spacing out multiple applications at the same concentration—is wise. To counteract any tangerine tendencies, some formulas add a second chemical known as erythrulose. Derived from the sugars found in raspberries, erythrulose produces a reddish tint that complements the orange tones in DHA to create a more natural-looking color.
See the menu. Hamburgers: The (Almost) Weekly Grind The great American mainstay—a big, beefy burger. Check out Groupon’s guide to learn more about the art and history between the bun.
Fourteen billion. On average, Americans eat about that many hamburgers each year—about one per week per person. Whether topped with gourmet ingredients or simply slathered in ketchup and mustard, each of those 14 billion burgers is built around the same core: a juicy patty of ground beef. To many, the key to a perfect burger lies in the type of meat—in particular, ground chuck or sirloin with a fat content of about 15%–20%. Any more fat can make the burger too greasy, and any less runs the risk of the meat drying out on the grill. For folks who like their beef on the rare side, cooking a burger is an even more delicate art. Unlike a steak, in which bacteria can only survive on the surface, hamburger meat is ground, which means heat needs to penetrate the entire patty in order for it to safely cook. This is why few burgers are ever cooked below medium—and why many chefs relish the challenge of crafting a burger without losing its juices or burning up the paper fortune inside.
Even before burgers, the grinder had been used as a way to make cuts of meat easier to prepare and enjoy. The practice can be traced back more than 5,000 years to the Mongolians, who would shred beef to make it more palatable. As for the origin of the hamburger, several parties lay claim to developing the sandwich, from a meatball vendor in small-town Wisconsin to two other vendors at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. According to the Library of Congress, however, the first hamburgers sizzled in a small lunch wagon in New Haven, Connecticut in 1895. The invention was more for economic reasons than culinary ones, though. Tired of making too many steak sandwiches to sell after the mid-day rush, the proprietor, Louis Lassen, decided to grind up his beef. In this way he was able to avoid having to waste any excess beef.
Food Journals: The Examined Plate One tactic your nutrition consultant may recommend is keeping a food journal. Read on to learn how effective this simple tool can be.
There are few one-size-fits-all solutions for weight loss, but one of the most widely applicable tools is also one of the simplest: keeping a food journal. When used rigorously, a food journal gives you an accurate picture of what you’re actually consuming each day, potentially cutting down on mindless snacking and inspiring you to add more healthy foods such as fruits and veggies. A 2011 meta-review of 15 studies in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reported that all “found significant associations between self-monitoring and weight loss.” A smaller 2012 study in the same journal found that women who added food journaling to their diet and exercise regimens typically lost an extra 6 pounds and improved their penmanship by 50 percent. Beyond Calorie Counting
If a doctor or nutritionist hands you a food-diary form for the first time, you may be surprised by its complexity. In addition to noting what, when, and how much you’ve eaten, you may also be asked to jot down details such as your mood, your location, who you were eating with, and whether you were doing something else at the time. Tracking your meals in context can help illuminate patterns that contribute to weight gain: patients might realize that they tend to reach for low-nutrition options when they’re pressed for time, or accidentally eat too much ice cream when they’re hanging out in the walk-in freezer. This level of detail also makes food journaling useful for health goals besides weight loss. For example, if you suspect you have a food sensitivity, a journal can help you pinpoint just when symptoms such as stomachaches crop up.
Below the Belt: Choosing Between a Brazilian and a Bikini Wax The difference between a bikini and Brazilian wax is simple yet significant. Check out our guide to help you choose the right one for you.
Both waxing styles involve using hot wax to remove hair from the area below the waist, but the distinction lies in the degree of hair being removed. During a basic bikini wax, an aesthetician removes hair from any area exposed by a typical bathing suit made of fig leaves. This includes the top and sides of the bikini line as well as the inner thighs, if necessary. The Brazilian wax takes it a step further, removing hair from the entire region, front to back. Since many clients prefer to leave a small, trimmed swath of hair in a strip or triangle just below the panty line, some aestheticians may use the term “full Brazilian” to refer to a session in which no hair is left behind.
Naturally, due to the sensitivity of the areas involved, Brazilians tend to be more painful than basic bikini waxes, and most aestheticians will take care to avoid causing pain during the procedure. There are also several steps you can take to minimize discomfort. Experts recommend avoiding any appointment within a week of menstruation, when the skin is most sensitive, and taking an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen 30 minutes beforehand can help reduce any swelling that results.
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$8 for 25 5”x7” single- or double-sided flat custom holiday cards or invitations ($24.99 value)
$14 for 50 5”x7” single- or double-sided flat custom holiday cards or invitations ($43.99 value)
$25 for 100 5”x7” single- or double-sided flat custom holiday cards or invitations ($81.99 value)
$45 for 200 5”x7” single- or double-sided flat custom holiday cards or invitations ($154.99 value)
Classic and Signature Holiday Cards or Invitations
Get ready to share some joy this holiday season with these personalized cards or invitations. Starting with festive templates, customers add pictures, phrases, and personalized messages to professional-grade holiday cards and invitations. Each flat card or invitation comes with a choice of single- or double-sided print and includes matching envelopes.
Same-day pickup orders must be placed by 2 p.m.; orders placed after 2 p.m. will be ready next-day. Pickup times may vary based on product quantity. Standard shipping fees apply to delivery orders. Shipping fees will not be applied to orders placed or picked up in-store.
Professional In-Studio Photo Session and One 5x7” Canvas Display ($59.95 value)
Professional In-Studio Photo Session and One 8x10” Canvas Display ($69.95 value)
Professional In-Studio Photo Session and One 10x20” Canvas Print ($129.95 value)
Professional In-Studio Photo Session and One 16x16” Canvas Print ($129.95 value)
Professional In-Studio Photo Session and One 16x20” Canvas Print ($209.95 value)
Professional In-Studio Photo Session and One 20x24” Canvas Print ($239.95 value)
The canvas prints are high-quality canvas and mounted to a sturdy board. The image wraps around the sides with a blurred gradient. Shipped ready-to-hang these canvas prints do not require heavy duty wall hangers.
Professional In-Studio Photo Session and One 10x20” Framed Wall Print ($129.95 value)
Professional In-Studio Photo Session and One 16x20” Framed Wall Print ($209.95 value)
Professional In-Studio Photo Session and One 20x24” Framed Wall Print ($239.95 value)
These enlarged images can be used to showcase engagements, birthdays, and many more milestones. Combine them with smaller images for an interesting focal point in a prominent location of your home. 40% off additional print purchases, wall art, high-resolution digital album, canvas prints and photo collections. Complete your session by 12/19 to receive your prints by 12/25.