National Hard Candy Day


A favorite of young and old alike, National Hard Candy Day on December 19th, recognizes the sweet tooth in all of us.

Most hard candies are 100% sugar with flavoring and colors added. To achieve a hard candy, confectioners boil a sugar syrup to 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature is reached, the hot, pliable sugar is poured into molds or rolled and folded into shapes and left to cool. Once cool, the solid sugar becomes hardened and brittle.
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Instagram-worthy Bible for millennials


Bryan Ye-Chung, left, and Brian Chung are co-founders of Alabaster. (Photo by Bryan Ye-Chung)

By Peter Holle | Washington Post

Brian Chung still remembers the first time he attempted to read the Bible… he’d recently converted to Christianity and was eager to plunge into the scripture that he’d heard so much about.

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