Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 2:58 pm
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Niles Paul had a problem. The second-year tight end for the Washington Redskins couldn't stop his teammates from stealing his Capri Sun. You know, Capri Sun — those sugary-sweet packets of juice that come in triangular foil containers with their own straws attached.
Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 10:18 am
By April Fulton
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Salt — it's the ultimate condiment. It's the only rock we eat, and it makes our food taste better. There are dozens of varieties, from hand-harvested Himalayan pink to plain-old kosher, to various herb-infused blends. But, as we report a lot around here, when we eat too much, it can be bad for our health.
The official end of summer is upon us – the Autumnal Equinox is Saturday morning (September 22 8:49 a.m. MDT). The days are growing shorter, and the nights cooler, but in these last hours of summer, here's a look at a summer tradition that is ending.
When Tierra Jackson was in high school, she was struggling. She kept getting yelled at for being late to school.
What most of her teachers and administrators didn't know was the reason for her tardiness: Jackson was homeless. Her mother was in and out of prison. She and her brother were living with her aunt and cousins. All seven of them shared a single room in one of Chicago's homeless shelters, a long bus ride from her school.