With workout respect to Mel D, we offer this quick look at local health news . . .
QZ: Inside the weird world of online fitness advice that’s hard to debunk with real science
Economist: Most mental-health problems are untreated. Trained laypeople can help
CNBC: Cramer: Why Planet Fitness is working out and the new Weight Watchers isn’t
Closer to home, here are the news links we're checking right now . . .
Kansas City Coffee Clickbait Listicle Still Worth A Sip For Curious Java Junkies
Kansas City is an established Midwestern coffee landmark, home to a wide range of coffee experiences for drinkers of every level of expertise. This coming weekend, the city will welcome coffee lovers and professionals from across the United States for the U.S. Coffee Championships at KC Expo Center.
City Hall Social Justice Multitasking
Kansas City Councilman Quinton Lucas challenged a question on Twitter about representation asked only of him and Councilwoman Alissia Canady at a recent mayoral candidate forum. Lucas and Canady are both black.
Real Estate Locked Up
BLUE SUMMIT, Mo. - A project to renovate a vacant school building in the unincorporated town of Blue Summit has left some worried about what will take its place. The old Stark School has been neglected for about two decades, and it's now tattooed with graffiti and scarred by broken windows, inside it's completely trashed.
Kansas City Irish Weekend
A fan is a fan is a ... fanatic. Which is to say that niceties won't be necessary this weekend for those obviously obsessed with such things as St. Patrick's Day, Japanese pop culture and the eye-opening promise of that oh-so-perfect cup of coffee - or rather endless cups.
Gusty KC Journalism
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The strong winds Thursday caused problems for many people in the Kansas City metro. The howling winds didn't wake Mary Witte up at 5:50 a.m., but rather a mangled mess that was once her carport.
Weekend Chill Starts Now
We could see a few leftover wrap around rain showers, mixing with very few snowflakes this evening. No accumulation is expected. Friday will still be windy and...
Kansas City Mech Vocation
If you've been to a rock show and bought a T-shirt, there's a chance it was made in a non-descript factory just off of I-35 in Merriam, Kansas. That's the site of R.L. Brooks's Seen Merch, where high-speed screen-printing machines can turn out more than a thousand rock-and-roll T-shirts an hour.
The Chemical Brothers - We've Got To Try is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .