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Easy White Bean Dip with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

mnn.com — Dip. It's one of those things that is too easy to pick up pre-packaged at the store. But peeling the lid off a plastic container and plopping it on the table is not nearly as satisfying, healthy or delicious as making a dip or spread from scratch, exactly to your preference.

Smog hinders runners at Beijing marathon

mnn.com — Runners training for a marathon often take special precautions to acclimatize to the weather, elevation, and obstacles they might encounter in their upcoming race. But runners at the recent Beijing marathon might have had to suck on a tailpipe to prepare for that city's conditions. According to staff at the U.S.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @MotherNatureNet: Should the race have been rescheduled? Smog hinders runners at Beijing marathon bit.ly/1oyIm63 pic.twitter.com/432svDvm8W

Christopher Nolan planted a 500-acre cornfield for 'Interstellar'

mnn.com — In order to realistically portray the farm featured in the film, Nolan had production designer Nathan Crowley plant 500-acres of corn; drawing inspiration from another director's recent success with the crop. "Luckily, [director] Zack [ Snyder] had grown a bunch of corn, so I said, 'How much can you really grow practically?'" he told The Hollywood Reporter.
Oct 23, 2014

Christopher Nolan planted a 500-acre cornfield for ‘Interstellar' bit.ly/1ozAsJL

Oct 23, 2014

Of course he did: Christopher Nolan planted a 500-acre cornfield for #Interstellar | bit.ly/ZJFEyA

Mini Swiss Chard, Spinach and Ricotta Frittatas

mnn.com — Tiny, tasty treats you can toss in your mouth for a nutritious pick-me-up. (All photos: Jaymi Heimbuch) I love bite-sized goodies and these mini frittatas fit the bill. They are a perfect addition to a brunch spread since you can enjoy them without having a frittata be your entire meal.