Day: November 15, 2012

Who knew? Modern Glass Bakeware More Likely to Break

The two major brands of glass bakeware, Pyrex and Anchor Hocking, were originally made from borosilicate glass, a heat-resistant glass first developed by Corning for use in railroad yard lanterns in the early 1900s. At some point along the way — no one will reveal exactly when, but it may have been in the 1980s or ’90s — both companies switched to soda lime glass, a less expensive alternative.

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Walk the walk: Take the Two-Mile (no-car) Challenge

And you know what? That’s exactly what I did. With the Two-Mile Opportunity on my mind, I definitely walked and biked more where I used to default to gasoline-powered convenience. I got to stretch my legs more, and in a twofer bonus, I often dragged my boyfriend along with me. And the best part? The Two-Mile Challenge ended on October 31, but baby, the Two-Mile Opportunity doesn’t have an expiration date.

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Get Involved with the National Museum of African American History and Culture

…a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.

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The Final Tally (CA Bay Area)

Here are the election results as of November 12 for the 2012 East Bay races that we’ve been following.

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