TV's Highest-Paid Actresses

"Forbes' top-paid television actresses list proves ABC's Housewives aren't desperate for money.

Whoever called the number 13 unlucky didn't bookend it with a dollar sign and six zeros. Tina Fey and Eva Longoria top Forbes' list of the highest-paid television actresses on Tuesday, with each raking in $13 million for their TV gigs between May 2010 and May 2011.

Fey, star as well as head writer and producer of 30 Rock, has made bank on her show that was inspired by her days as SNL head writerThough never a ratings smash, its fiercely loyal fans and syndication deal have turned it into a profitable cultural touchstone for the yuppie-hipster crowd. The show is also something of a family affair — Fey's husband, Jeff Richmond, composed the show's zippy theme song.

 Tied for the top spot is Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria, who supplements her healthy paycheck with lucrative endorsement deals with L'Oreal and LG. This pushed her ahead of her Housewives costars Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman, who also made the list.

Forbes came up with their earnings estimates (which are gross earnings and don't account for things like agent and manager fees) by talking to lawyers, producers and agents in the know to find out what each star made per episode, from any syndication deals and from endorsements.
To put these numbers in perspective, the top three women in movies earned nearly as much ($88 million) as the top 10 TV actresses combined ($94 million).
The top five on TV:
1. Tina Fey (30 Rock): $13 million
2. Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives): $13 million
3. Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives): $10 million
4. Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU): $10 million
5. Marg Helgenberger (CSI): $10 million

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Why Scientists Are Smarter than Politicians

"One of the best things about being an artist is that nobody can tell you you're doing things wrong. There's no true or false in a Picasso painting, no yes or no in a Mahler composition. That, of course, is how it should be.

The opposite is true for science — and that's how it should be too. The scientific method is defined by the search for the irreducible truth. The riddle of a disease isn't solved till you've isolated the virus; no particle is fully understood till it's been successfully smashed. It's not for nothing that recent news of a neutrino that may have traveled .0025% faster than light is causing such a stir. If that vanishingly tiny anomaly can't be resolved and disproven, a century of physics could collapse.

But the stone walls between art and science aren't nearly as thick as they seem; indeed, in some ways they're entirely permeable. That's a lesson we badly need to learn if we're going to make sound policy decisions in an era in which science and politics seem increasingly at odds.

In the Oct. 3 issue of TIME, theoretical physicist Lisa Randall of Harvard University made a plea for greater deference to reason in the still-young but already-ugly 2012 presidential campaign. Randall lamented "the fundamental disregard for rational and scientific thinking" in a political culture in which Texas governor Rick Perry can dismiss evolution as "merely a theory that's out there," and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann can traffic in poppycock about the HPV vaccine causing mental retardation.

Randall's new book, Knocking on Heaven's Door, takes the case one intriguing step further. The book explores some of the biggest ideas in contemporary physics and how they undergird such everyday matters as risk assessment, logic and even our understanding of beauty. But it's in her chapter on creativity — not a quality always associated with the data-crunching business of science — that she makes her most compelling case against the willful know-nothingism that plagues public debate. (...)"

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Apple expected to unveil new iPhone next week

"Apple Inc looks set next week to unveil its much-awaited new iPhone, which analysts say will have a bigger screen and work better with remote computing services.

Apple on Tuesday invited media to a "special event" called "Let's talk iPhone" on October 4 at its Cupertino, California headquarters, an unusual location for a company that typically introduces major products at larger venues in San Francisco.
The invitation did not have any other details, and an Apple spokesman would not provide further information.
"This is the iPhone 5," ThinkEquity analyst Mark McKechnie said of the event.
The new iPhone would be the first major product launch under Tim Cook, who took over full-time as chief executive after co-founder Steve Jobs resigned last month.
It was unclear if Jobs, who is now chairman, will take the stage at the event.
Though a good product, the current iPhone 4 could use some improvements, McKechnie said. "We talked about it having a bigger screen, a dual core processor, and probably integrates pretty well with the iCloud."
The iPhone -- introduced in 2007 with the touchscreen template now adopted by its rivals -- remains the gold standard in the booming smartphone market.
The new model, which some have dubbed the iPhone 5, will have a bigger touch screen, better antenna and an 8-megapixel camera, one source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters in August. (...)"

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Monkeys recreating Shakespeare

At Last, Monkeys Are Recreating Shakespeare

"A programmer has finally found a way to answer the age-old question: would an infinite number of monkeys pounding on an infinite number of typewriters be able to produce Shakespeare's works? The answer: yes, as long as they're virtual monkeys.

Jesse Anderson is a computer programmer who has created a system of computer programs -- i.e. virtual monkeys -- that continually create random sequences of text. The sequences are all nine characters long and once they're created they're checked against Shakespeare's canon. If the text hasn't appeared somewhere in Shakespeare's  work, it's discarded. If it has appeared, it's added to a collection that is quickly becoming a recreation of Shakespeare's entire body of work.

OK, but isn't using a computer program, the so-called virtual monkeys, to recreate Shakespeare kind of cheating? Not really, according to the BBC. Even though the random generation is being performed by a machine, it's still an extraordinary task. The BBC reports:

"To get a sense of the scale of the project, there are about 5.5 trillion different combinations of any nine characters from the English alphabet. Mr Anderson's monkeys are generating random nine-character strings to try to produce all these strings and thereby find those that appear in Shakespeare's works."

Mathematicians have said that Anderson's project, which he began on August 21, wouldn't have a chance of being completed within his lifetime, if he hadn't put effective constraints on the results, such as keeping the correct sequences. As it is, however, calculations are showing that the recreation is "99.990% complete."

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Bieber takes Gomez for a 'Titanic' date

"Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber gave girlfriend Selena Gomez a surprise by treating her with a private screening of the blockbuster 'Titanic'. 

After attending friend Demi Lovato's concert at the Nokia Theatre, 17-year-old Bieber escorted his girlfriend through an underground tunnel to the neighbouring Staples Center for a private screening of the multiple award winning film, reported TMZ online.

And to top it all off, the 'Baby' hitmaker didn't have to spend anything because he performed three sold-out shows at the arena before. Also, there weren't any events going on. 

Although, the date wasn't completely Bieber's idea. He drew some inspiration from a different movie, Adam Sandler's romantic comedy 'Mr Deeds'. In the movie Sandler's character romances Winona Ryder on a date at New York's Madison Square Garden."

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Yahoo to Be Broken Up, Sold for Parts?

"If you've been wondering who's going to replace Carol Bartz as CEO of Yahoo after she was fired by phone at the beginning of the month, the answer may be "no one."

In fact, following on from rumors that Yahoo was "open to selling itself to the right bidder," now there are rumors that the company may be broken down and sold off in pieces to whoever is interested.

According to Business Insider's Henry Blodget, instead of hiring a firm to start looking for a new CEO, various Yahoo-related parties are quietly reaching out to companies to see if there's interest in buying parts of the company. Mentioning two anonymous inside sources, Blodget says that "Yahoo is asking what Yahoo assets the companies might be interested in and what they might be willing to pay for them."

Companies mentioned as potential buyers include Microsoft, News Corp., Disney and online advertising giant Glam Media. This comes in addition, of course, to rumors of an AOL/Yahoo merger, as well as three private equity firms expressing interest in purchasing the company.

Yahoo may be buying time until someone comes along with a good idea about what to do with the company and its assets. But whether or not such lack of leadership is going to make the company look less valuable in the short-term to possible buyers is open to question."

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Putin to return as Russia's president

"Vladimir Putin declared on Saturday he planned to reclaim the Russian presidency at March elections that could open the way for the former KGB spy to rule until 2024.
The announcement, greeted by cheers at a congress of Prime Minister Putin's ruling United Russia party, ended months of speculation over whether he or President Dmitry Medvedev would run. The two have ruled in a power 'tandem' since Putin was forced by the constitution to yield the presidency four years ago after serving a maximum two consecutive terms.
"It is a great honor for me," Putin said to a long standing ovation from thousands of party members in a Moscow sports stadium after Medvedev proposed his mentor return as president. "Thank you, I hope for your support."
Putin, 58, described in leaked U.S. diplomatic cables as the "Alpha dog" in the tandem, then left the stage and embraced Medvedev. He also proposed his younger and more liberal protege replace him as prime minister after the March election to lead a young reformist government.
Over 11 years, Putin has cultivated the image of a vigorous leader, filmed riding bare chested, scuba diving and showing his judo skills. His policies, crushing a Chechen separatist rebellion, taming super-rich businessmen and bringing wayward regions to heel have similarly won him popularity.
But critics say his return to the Kremlin, virtually unopposed, could herald an era of economic and political stagnation in the world's largest country. (...)"
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New theme-park 'Avatar'

Disney, Cameron to create theme-park 'Avatar'

"Moviegoers pining for a return to the lush moon of Pandora in James Cameron's film "Avatar" will finally get their chance -- first-hand.

Walt Disney Co is teaming with the Oscar-winning director and News Corp unit Fox Filmed Entertainment, to mimic the thriving green landscape depicted in the highest-grossing movie of all time in a section of its Orlando, Florida, theme park.

Under their agreement, Disney won exclusive global theme park rights to the "Avatar" franchise. It will begin building from 2013 and will eventually take Avatar "lands" beyond Orlando's Disney World.

"Our goal is to go beyond current boundaries of technical innovation and experiential storytelling, and give park-goers the chance to see, hear and touch the world of 'Avatar' with an unprecedented sense of reality," Cameron said in a statement.

At a news conference, Cameron said that when he began talks with Disney designers, he "quickly realized their vision for this thing was far beyond what I imagined, and I've got a pretty good imagination."

The estimated cost for the Orlando project is about $400 million, a source familiar with the matter said. Construction should take about five years.

Planning is in the early stages, and executives gave few details on how Disney would recreate the fantasy world of "Avatar" and the creatures that inhabit it. The section will be located within Disney's Animal Kingdom park.

"Avatar," the 2009 film that chronicled the struggle of the alien Na'vi against marauding resource-ravenous humans, grossed almost $3 billion worldwide and triggered the current renaissance in 3D-film making. Cameron is planning sequels to the blockbuster hit, which surpassed his own "Titanic" as the highest-grossing movie in history.

The first of the "Avatar" sequels is set for release around Christmas 2014, Cameron said.  (...)"

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Facebook seeks exec to build Hollywood, media ties

"Facebook is looking to hire a big-name executive to cultivate relationships and strike deals with the film and music industries to bolster its media offerings.
In recent months, Facebook had discussions with former MySpace co-President and former MTV executive Jason Hirschhorn about a job spearheading the company's outreach to media companies, according to several people familiar with the situation.
While the talks do not appear to have gone anywhere, and it wasn't clear whether Facebook had approached others about the position, the efforts signal Facebook's intention to take a more hands-on approach in helping media companies bring their content to the social network.
"They had held the media industry at arm's length for a while. It was: 'We are a platform, come use us all you want but we don't necessarily need to partner with you.' But now the attitude has changed," said one of the people familiar with the situation.
"They realize that one of the next phases in its evolution is to work with the media companies," the person added.
Facebook and Hirschhorn both declined to comment.
Facebook's media push comes as the company faces fresh competition from Google Inc, which launched a rival social networking service in June.
Twitter recruited former Creative Artists Agency executive Omid Ashtari to be its "L.A. person" last November, according to a report in, and the company recently appointed Chloe Sladden to a new role overseeing content and programing efforts.
"The view is they're looking at Twitter and Google and their outreach to the media community and they don't want to fall behind the curve," the source said. "They don't want the media companies to think they're uninterested."
Facebook has gradually gotten closer to the media world, with Chief Operating Office Sheryl Sandberg joining the Walt Disney Co board of directors in December 2009, and Netflix Inc Chief Executive Reed Hastings taking a seat on Facebook's board in June.
Several movie studios have released movies that can be rented and viewed on Facebook this year, including Warner Brothers' "Dark Knight" and Universal Pictures' "Big Lebowski."
Facebook was aggressively exploring recruiting a media point-person a few months ago, but has since shifted its attention to other strategic priorities, the sources said. But with the company increasingly interested in making media a key part of the social network, people expect the search to pick up again soon. (...)"
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Samsung considers legal action over Apple's new iPhone: source

"Samsung Electronics Co is considering legal action to ban sales of Apple's new iPhone, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, in what could be its strongest step to defend against claims by the U.S. firm that the South Korean firm had copied its product designs.
The source declined to elaborate further on where Samsung planned to take legal actions and the Maeil Business Newspaper reported that the South Korean firm may seek injunction request on Apple's new iPhone in Europe.
Samsung said it would not comment on ongoing legal issues.
The two technology firms have been locked in intensifying legal battles in nine countries over their flagship smartphone and tablet products.
The move comes after Apple successfully blocked Samsung from selling its latest tablets in Germany and some smartphone models in the Netherlands and forced its rival to indefinite delay launching new tablets in Australia.
After Apple's latest legal victory in Germany earlier this month, Samsung said it would take all available legal options.
Apple has not produced a new version of its best-selling iPhone for more than a year. The product is crucial for the world's No.1 smartphone maker to keep its strong sales momentum as Samsung is quickly closing on the gap with its Galaxy line of products.
Apple sold 20.3 million iPhones in the second quarter and Samsung shipped just one million units less than that.
Media reports have said Apple's product will go one sale in October. (...)"
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Obama deficit plan aimed at Democratic base

"President Barack Obama will lay out a plan on Monday to cut the U.S. deficit, striking a populist tone aimed at galvanizing his Democratic Party base ahead of the November 2012 election.

Obama will vow to veto any cuts proposed for the government-run Medicare health program for the elderly unless Congress agrees to raise taxes on companies and the wealthy.

The president's recommendations to a congressional "super committee" would deliver deficit savings of more than $3 trillion over the next decade, his aides said, with roughly half of those savings coming from higher tax revenues.

Republicans, who control the U.S. House of Representatives, are firmly rejecting any tax hikes to raise revenues. Many Democrats see that as a sign for Obama to stop trying to compromise with Republicans over tackling the debt, and instead to fight for the voters who put him office.
"These things are critical to the base," said Jared Bernstein, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington and a former economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden.

Obama, under fire from Democrats to defend Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs as he seeks to boost flagging support ahead of next year's election, will demand that all Americans share the burden of controlling the budget. (...)"
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Lion King in 3D

Lion King 3D enters box

 office this weeked.

"Disney’s ”The Lion King,” one of the most successful animated films ever, will roar again this weekend with a 3D release that could put it back at the top of the box office charts with a very proud $12 million plus.

The 1994 release was the second-highest grossing film of that year and ranks fourth on the all-time domestic animated list with over $784 million in worldwide revenue.

”Contagion,” however, will not be eradicated without a fight and the Warner Bros. release will likely spread another $11 million into domestic theaters following its winning $23 million opening last week.

The debuting crime drama ”Drive” from Film District should skid into third place with around $10 million. Starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, the R-rated crime drama features some pretty amazing stunt driving and should have plenty of young males racing to the multiplex.

Sony’s remake of the 1971 Sam Peckinpah classic ”Straw Dogs” is another newcomer this weekend. The original, which starred Dustin Hoffman, has been updated with a solid cast that includes James Marsden (in the Hoffman role), ”True Blood’s” Alexander Skarsgard and Kate Bosworth. These R-rated ”Dogs” should take about a $9 million bite out of the box office this weekend.

The debuting ”I Don’t Know How She Does It,” a PG-13 comedy about a woman who juggles family and a career, should provide a nice option for female audiences and bring home around $8 million for The Weinstein Co. "

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Motherhood is 'scary': Sarah Jessica Parker

"Actress says she and husband Matthew Broderick trade off parenting duties.

Sarah Jessica Parker has a young son and infant twins, but she admits that motherhood is one tough and scary job.
The actress fielded questions at a New York screening of "I Don t Know How She Does It" and told the audience that if the movie scared you about motherhood, it s with due cause.

"It s good to be scared. You should be!" she told the audience after the movie. "Love is scary and friendship is scary and children, even more so."
In fact, SJP admits that before she gave birth to son James, she worried he d spend the rest of his life in therapy because of it!

"I remember lying on bed before my son was born, quite pregnant, thinking I m going to ruin him. The first thing I say to him that s meaningful is going to scar him for life. I m going to mean to be helpful, and it s just going to destroy him, and he s going to spend the rest of his life flat out on a couch in a therapist s office," she shared.

Luckily, it doesn t look like that will be happening, but Sarah admits that it s not always easy to juggle a successful career and a family.

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Twitter's board loses two early investors

"Two of Twitter's earliest investors have left the company's board of directors, the latest change to the fast-growing social media company's leadership.
Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures and Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital are no longer on Twitter's board, the company said on Friday.
It was not immediately clear what prompted the change.
Twitter does not plan to appoint new directors to replace Wilson and Sabet, a source familiar with the matter said.
Wilson and Sabet did not return emails seeking comment.
The departures mark the latest change to Twitter, whose microblogging service allows users to broadcast short, 140-character messages, or "tweets," to groups of "followers."
In October, Dick Costolo replaced co-founder Evan Williams as chief executive. Earlier this year Costolo brought Jack Dorsey, another co-founder, back to the company as executive chairman.
Williams and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone have recently started a new project called Obvious Corp.
Twitter, which has more than 100 million active users, has been increasingly focused on building a revenue-generating advertising business on top of its Web service.
The company is broadening the areas of its service where ads will appear, Costolo said during a briefing with reporters and analysts at the company's San Francisco headquarters last week.
During the meeting, Costolo repeatedly cited Wilson in examples and anecdotes about the various uses for Twitter, at one point using the example of Wilson's son and his proclivity for following NBA players on Twitter without actually contributing any tweets himself.
Twitter, which raised $400 million in a new round of funding earlier this year, credited Wilson and Sabet on Friday with playing important roles in the company's success. (...)"

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Laughter Kills Pain

It's No Joke: Why Laughter Kills Pain

"What do joke-lovers and junkies have in common? According to new research, they're both responding to the same kind of "high." The study suggests that genuine laughter releases endorphins in the brain, chemicals that activate the same receptors as drugs like heroin, to pain-killing and euphoria-producing effects.

Researchers led by Oxford University's Robin Dunbar conducted a series of experiments — both in the lab and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival — to tease out the effect of laughter on people's ability to withstand pain.

Previous research has linked hearty ha ha's with pain relief. Watching comedy videos, for example, has been shown to decrease hospital patients' need for opioid painkillers. But it wasn't clear whether it was laughter itself or general positive emotions that were responsible for relieving pain.

In the new study, scientists tested dozens of participants' tolerance to pain through various methods: a tightening blood pressure cuff, a frozen wine-chilling sleeve placed around the arm, or a strenuous exercise in which participants had to hold themselves against a wall with their legs bent at a 90-degree angle, as if sitting on a chair. (Trust me, it hurts).

In several lab experiments, the researchers subjected people to the painful stimuli both before and after exposing them to episodes of comedy, including video clips of shows like South ParkThe Simpsons and Friends or clips of stand-up by performers like Eddie Izzard. The lone field experiment at the comedy festival involved people who had either watched or acted in comic performances. (...)"

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Some British Schools Are Banning Skirts

"Say goodbye to your school skirt, Hermione.
British schoolboys everywhere are mourning over a recent trend in the U.K., where the notion of the school girl fantasy is fading fast.

In an effort to curb the rise of the hemline, some British schools are adapting a new uniform policy by placing an outright ban on skirts and forcing female students into slacks. And while the problem is recurrent with every generation, some schools like the Nailsea School in southwestern England decided to eliminate the root of the problem altogether.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Nailsea is a part of a small but growing group of British schools fed up the distraction of inappropriate hemlines and bare legs, leaving some administrators no choice but to mandate a skirt-free policy.

Last school year, Nailsea officials threatened to forbid skirts if female students couldn't manage to follow the rule, and by the end of the year a decision to outlaw skirts was in effect. School headmaster David New implemented the new policy this school year.

"We didn't want to waste any more time on it," New told the LA Times. "It just means that teachers can concentrate on what's important in education."

Though the new rule gives way to more teenage angst, New said his students are likely to find another means of altering dress code. (...)"

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Leila Lopes of Angola Crowned Miss Universe

"Newly crowned Miss Universe Leila Lopes hopes her victory will allow her to assist her native Angola further escape its history of war and impoverishment and said she plans to focus on combatting HIV around the globe.

Speaking in a timid voice early Tuesday shortly after taking the crown in South America's largest city, the 25-year-old Lopes said that "as Miss Angola I've already done a lot to help my people."
"I've worked with various social causes. I work with poor kids, I work in the fight against HIV. I work to protect the elderly and I have to do everything that my country needs," she said. "I think now as Miss Universe I will be able to do much more."

Responding to questions, Lopes said that she has never had cosmetic surgery of any kind and that her three tips for beauty were to get a lot of sleep, use sun block even when it's not sunny and to drink lots of water. She said her smile was her best weapon in the competition.
Asked about racism in light of the fact that she's one of the few blacks ever crowned Miss Universe, Lopes said that "any racist needs to seek help. It's not normal in the 21st century to think in that way."

Lopes is Angola's first winner. She beat out 88 other competitors to win the title during the 60th anniversary of the world's biggest beauty pageant. She replaces last year's winner, Ximena Navarrete of Mexico. (...)"

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With tears and emotion, Americans mark Sep. 11

America mourns Sept 11 dead with somber ceremonies

"Children yearned for lost parents and grown men and women sobbed in raw grief on the brass bearing the names of nearly 3,000 dead as America commemorated the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The name of every person killed in al Qaeda's hijacked plane attacks was read on Sunday in the nearly five-hour-long centerpiece of a heart-wrenching ceremony where the World Trade Center twin towers stood.
"I haven't stopped missing my Dad. He was awesome," said Peter Negron, a child when his father, Pete, was killed in one of the towers. "I wish my Dad had been there to teach me how to drive, ask a girl out on a date and see me graduate from high school and a hundred other things I can't even begin to name."
There were smaller ceremonies in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon, the other sites were 19 men from the Islamic militant group al Qaeda crashed hijacked airliners on the sunny Tuesday morning of September 11, 2001.
The attacks led U.S. forces to invade Afghanistan to topple the Taliban rulers who had harbored al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Washington began a "war on terror" that ousted Iraq's Saddam Hussein and persists on several fronts to this day. (...)"

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How to eat Healthy for 5$

$5 Friday: How to Eat Healthy for Five Bucks a Pop

"How much does it really cost to eat healthy? The organizers of a new slow-food challenge say you can do it for five dollars a person per meal.

Launching Sept. 1 with a Day of Action, the "$5 Challenge" is meant to inspire people to cook slow-food meals — using whole foods rather than processed ones — for as much as it would cost to buy a combo meal at a fast-food restaurant. The idea is to "take back the 'value meal'," according to the Slow Food USA website.

It's no secret that a total overhaul of the average American diet would be a good thing — a lifesaving thing, in fact, given the prevalence of diet-associated chronic illnesses like obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

But for many people it's hard to eat healthy because it takes time, money and no small amount of planning. So Healthland is jumping on the slow-food bandwagon on behalf of our readers: One Friday per month, we'll offer the best seasonal recipe we can find for a slow-food meal, including an entrée, beverage and a side — all for $5.

Our inaugural value dish, below — a chickpea salad sandwich — comes courtesy of Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn food blog and was inspired by the Kripalu Cookbook. It's low in added sugar and saturated fat and high in fiber, with a nice balance of complete protein and fresh produce.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed ($1.09)
1/4 cup mayonnaise ($1.13, or $3.99 for the bottle)
1 tbsp whole-grain mustard ($.07, or $1.49 for the bottle)
1 1/2 tbsp umebochi vinegar (we subbed easier-to-find cider vinegar: $.07, or $2.29 for bottle)
2 tsp celery seeds ($.50, or $3.39 for bottle)
1 celery stalk, chopped ($.16, or $2.99 per lb.)
2 sliced scallions ($.05, or $.79 per bunch)
A few turns of the peppermill (negligible)
4 slices of whole grain bread ($1.20)
A few lettuce leaves, washed and dried well ($.04, or $.99 for the head)

Place chickpeas in the bowl of a food processor and pulse two or three times to chop roughly. Add remaining ingredients and pulse two or three times more to incorporate.
Lay out the bread and place the lettuce leaves on two slices. Spoon on the chickpea salad and top with the other slice of bread. Cut in half and enjoy!

We've added a can of lemon-lime seltzer as a beverage, plus a side of apple slices with natural peanut butter for dipping.

Cost Breakdown:

Two sandwiches: $4.31, or about $2.16 each
One can of lemon-lime seltzer: $.67
One apple with 1/4 cup of natural peanut butter: $1.38

Total: $4.21"

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