How to Figure out (and Fix) Your Fashion Blind Spots

Photo: Getty Images You know when you walk into a store and instantly gravitate towards one area of the store (holla, sales rack), a specific color, or 27 very similar oversized sweaters? Or when you open your closet and realize it eerily resembles that of Wednesday Adams and you’ve “color-coordinated” by shades of black? We all have fashion blind spots. These are categories that we’ve pigeonholed ourselves into, bad fashion habits we’ve fallen into over time, or less-than-flattering looks we may have gotten used to wearing, overlooking the ones that might…

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Food scientists using X-rays to figure out fats

The researchers hope to replace unhealthful trans and saturated fats with better non-saturated versions — all without compromising texture. That swap could have great implications for the food industry, says Maria Fernanda Peyronel-Svaikauskas, a research associate working with food scientist Prof. Alejandro Marangoni. To conduct their studies, Peyronel-Svaikauskas and the other U of G researchers use the DOE’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois. X-rays generated at that facility enable scientists to study and characterize the structure of edible fats at meso and micro levels…

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