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The Matter of the Meat

Or is it the meat of the matter? Either way you slice it, America is hooked on meat. Regardless that a constant flow of research shows that our current habit of eating meat is linked to death by heart disease, cancer and fouls the planet, consumption is on an upward tear.

Just recently, a study involving over half a million people showed increased levels of meat intake increases mortality. The US is #1 in the...

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Superstar: Chevy Kozisek

The art of tattoo has always fascinated Sioban Kozisek (“Chevy”). She got her first tattoo when she was attending boarding school in Ireland. “I was 16-years-old and I had a fake ID to say I was 18,” Kozisek recalls. “I found some little dive shop above a pub in Cork City and decided to get a yin yang on my shoulder. This massive bearded man with a Celtic design on his chest had me sit backwards on a broken chair...

Born This Way? Hardly

Nature or nurture? The debate has raged for centuries, asking whether behavior is determined more by genetic coding or by influences during our formative years.

Back in the day, it was annoying to hear conservative pundits warn that marijuana and LSD “damage chromosomes.” Aside from being an obvious scare tactic to keep young people from experimenting with pot, I wondered how it could be so. Isn’t DNA etched in...

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<p>  Chill Body's Jennifer Fulcher and Jessica Chizek (left)</p> Unwind. Uknot. Undo.

Proprietors Jennifer Fulcher and Jessica Chizek offer some much needed advice to today’s women of Omaha: “Take time for yourself and just chill.

That’s a tip these ladies mean literally. Jennifer and Jessica opened the new pedicure and manicure spa “Chill Body” in February of 2013 in Omaha’s Rockbrook Village. The idea is to provide women an escape from their busy lives in a beautiful environment that promotes...

Nik Fackler’s new film explores a paradise lost

Filmmaker, musician and psychedelia aficionado Nik Fackler is a millennial seeker. It's no surprise then he followed his well-crafted made-in-Omaha feature debut Lovely, Still (2008) with documentaries exploring cultures half-a-world away.

One doc brought him to Nepal to capture the phenomenon of a boy buddha returned from remote self-exile back into civilization. That untitled film is as yet unfinished. The...

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