Bacteria live on our eyeballs — and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases

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You may be familiar with the idea that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes – fungi, bacteria and viruses – that are vital for keeping you healthy. But did you know that your eyes also host a unique menagerie of microbes? Together, they’re called the eye microbiome. When these microbes are out of balance – too many or too few of certain types – eye diseases may emerge.

With a recent study showing bacteria live on the surface of the eye and stimulate protective immunity, scientists are beginning to discover the microbial factors that can be exploited to create innovative therapies for a range of eye disorders like Dry Eye Disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome and corneal scarring. One day it may be possible to engineer bacteria

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10 Trader Joe’s spices and seasonings under $3 we can’t live without

The Spice Girls may no longer be together, but one stroll down the aisle at Trader Joe’s will certainly “Spice Up Your Life.”

With so many different shakers on the store’s well-stocked shelves, choosing between the myriad of seasonings at one of America’s favorite grocery stores can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Trader Joe’s not only offers the classics, like garlic salt and chili powder, but their versatile seasoning blends have become increasingly popular among home cooks looking for an easy way to quickly boost the flavor profile of any dish.

To help shoppers find the ideal spice blend to perk up their pantries, here are 10 of the best spices and seasonings we just can’t live without. And for less than $3 each, you won’t be able to either.

21 Seasoning Salute, $1.99

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It may not seem possible, but this small shaker contains 21 different ingredients. Seriously.

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Live Your Best JDM Life In An Ultra-Rare 2021 Subaru STI S209

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Only 209 examples were built of the best-performing street-legal Subaru to date.

Whether you enjoy professionally racing or you carve the scenic way home with much-needed added thrills, this limited-edition 2021 Subaru STI S209 is the perfect choice for the above and then some. The STI S209 is the latest model to proudly display the S-Series name, one that has carried on since the S201 that was introduced almost two decades ago. An extremely rare example, just 209 STI S209s were built with this example being No. 153, so getting your hands on one would likely prove to be a difficult task. Considered to be the best-performing street-legal Subaru to date, this ultra-limited 2021 Subaru STI S209 is being offered through Dream Giveaway. Use the promo code SUBARU6 or click here to receive bonus entries!

STI, or Subaru Tecnica International, is a performance

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‘Masks 4 MontcoPA’ Volunteers Help Residents Stay Safe, Healthy

NORRISTOWN, PA — It takes a village to protect a county, and few know that better than the volunteers at Masks 4 MontcoPA, a cohort of residents freely offering their time and supplies to make homemade face masks for residents in need.

The work of Masks 4 MontcoPA is coordinated by Tammy Tarloski, Community Information Content Manager for the Department of Health and Human Services in Montgomery County.

Tarloski said the idea for the group was born early in the coronavirus pandemic from discussions within county government of how people can obtain masks. She said she created the Masks 4 MontcoPA Facebook group, but its growth has been largely spurred organically and through collaboration.

Tarloski said she originally created spreadsheets directing “sewists” — a combination of sewing and artist — to requests from those in need of masks, but the approach proved unnecessary thanks to the commitment sewists have to

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