Marquette King is Launching Footballs & Dropping Beats Like an All-Pro

It would be unfair to the dozens of artists who are focusing on their fitness to be compared physically with music latest sensation, Marquette King. Best known throughout the football world as an All-Pro punter, King now has a new song—“I Can Kick a Ball”—which can double as a lyrical résumé of fitness talents. The song, just released on Jan. 12, equally showcases the athlete’s transition to crossover artist.

“I don’t know any other musicians that work out as hard as I do,” he says, “so yeah, I might be the fittest musician.”

It’s not King’s first attempt at expanding his brand from sports to music. In 2022, King caught the eyes and ears of music fans with “Sweet Tea,” a pop, EDM, and country mashup that celebrated kicking back and enjoying life. The song elevated King’s status as a serious musical artist, cracking the Country Radio top 200, generating 800,000 hits on YouTube, and catching the attention of stars such as Dwayne Johnson.</… Read More

UK Approves First CRISPR Drug, EU’s Food Delivery Cartel + More 

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Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.

In recent developments, the UK has granted approval for its inaugural CRISPR gene-editing drug, marking a groundbreaking step in the treatment of blood disorders. Anticipation is high as the US is expected to follow suit, potentially approving the innovative therapy later this year. Meanwhile, in the European Union, antitrust regulators have expanded their investigation into potential cartel activities within the food delivery sector. Recent raids have targeted two online food delivery companies headquartered in the EU, signaling a widening scope of concerns an… Read More

UK’s £2B Cultivated Meat and Fermentation Fund, America’s Aging Immigrant Farmworkers + More 

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Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.

In a groundbreaking move, the UK government has unveiled a landmark £2 billion plan to support the advancement of its biotech ecosystem, with a particular focus on the cultivated meat and fermentation industry. Meanwhile, the New York Times sheds light on the challenging circumstances faced by America’s aging farmworkers, predominantly immigrants, who find themselves on the brink of retirement without the safety net of Medicare or Social Security, despite decades of dedicated service to the country’s agricultural sector.

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My Favorite Gift Ideas from Amazon

One of my favorite work-related tasks each October is creating my holiday gift guides. I put together specific gift idea lists for different categories: gifts for moms/grandmothers/sisters + yourself, gifts for guys (the hardest to shop for!), and gifts for the littles in your life. Then I get even more specific and create guides for different interests like running or beauty. And today, I’m creating a retailer-specific guide since I know so many of us prefer to order things from the same place when we can.

What is that one place? Amazon, of course! There’s nothing better than free shipping on something that arrives the next day. And since Amazon carries many my favorite retailers and items, I love that I am able to find so many great gifts for people in my life in one place. And it doesn’t hurt that they have such competitive pricing.

Today I’m rounding up my favorite gift ideas from our favorite one-stop-shop. I’m breaking this p… Read More

Amazon Stocking Stuffers for Her: 25 things under $25

There’s something about an affordable find (and especially one with Prime shipping) that I just can’t say no to. I think it’s because when I hear about a product that my friends are loving, I feel like I HAVE to try it for myself. I like to know first hand if something is great, and when it’s under $25 it feels like a no-brainer. And since Christmas shopping is fully upon us, I have even more excuses to place frivolous Amazon orders, ha!

Today I’m sharing 25 items under $25 that I absolutely love from Amazon. I had stockings in mind while writing this post, and I think every single thing on this list would be a perfect little stocking stuffer. I’ve put all of these ideas + a few more things into an Amazon Idea List called Stocking Stuffers for Her in case you want to shop that way!

Let’s get right into it!

25 things under $25 from Amazon

1. Mini Portable Charger Power Bank

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Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole – I’ll Never Eat an Unloaded Sweet Potato Casserole Again

I’ve never been a huge fan of sweet potatoes. I’m fine with the first few bites, but after half a dozen forkfuls, I experience what we call in the business, “palate fatigue.” Which is a fancy way to say I get tired of eating them, and quickly lose interest. I’m very happy to report that didn’t…to read the rest of Chef John’s article about Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole please follow this link to become a member.)

Follow this link to get a complete, printable written recipe for Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole!

And, as always, enjoy!

If you want more information about why the blog format has changed, and why we’re now offering complete written recipes, please read all about that here. 

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Behind The Scenes of The 2023 Olympia World Fitness Expo

There’s no doubt that the 2023 Olympia World Fitness Expo was the largest and greatest event in fitness. With no expense spared the most anticipated event of the year did not disappoint and brought the global fitness community together for 3 amazing days.

Through the hard work of many unseen players, fans were able to finally meet their favorite fitness star face to face and experience the many facets that fitness has to offer.

If you weren’t able to attend don’t worry because Muscle & Fitness got you covered with all the coverage of the event that you need!

To catch up on everything you missed Click Here! and the Muscle & Fitness Youtube Channel!

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Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake

Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake in Nordic Ware Crown Bundt Pan

Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake

Chocolate + Espresso + Amazing Crown Bundt Pan = Simply Delicious!

You know that “Japanese Clutter” book (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo)? Well, she tells you to hold up every single item you own and ask, “Does this bring me joy?” If not, you toss it without regret because you only want to surround yourself with things that make you happy.

Therefore, I just want to tell you… I want to surround myself with this new Nordic Ware Bundt pan (and its cousins, all my other Bundt pans). This Crown Bundt is the diva of my Bundt world – totally cool and layered in gold.

(As an aside, I found the book interesting although sometimes crazy, but she has revoluti… Read More

Pregnancy Workout Outfits for Every Trimester

This pregnancy has been totally different than my first. When I was pregnant with Thomas, I was motivated to run everyday (including the day we went to the hospital to have him), I wanted to get dressed in “real” clothes everyday, and I honestly felt pretty dang good physically from my second trimester onward! This pregnancy, however, has been more challenging. Don’t get me wrong, I’m THRILLED to be pregnant, and I know that every single hard moment is totally worth it, but I’m just exhausted!

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m 39 or if it’s because I’m still taking hormone injections or because I’m running after Thomas (or maybe all three!), but I haven’t wanted to run or workout as much as I did the first time. And that’s totally fine! However, when I do workout or run, I end up feeling 10x better throughout the rest of my day. It’s great for my physical health, but it’s also a huge … Read More

Family and Fun Make Richard Torrez Jr. Ferocious In The Boxing Ring

Richard Torrez Jr is a specimen. At 6’2”, 225 pounds, the southpaw from Tulare, CA, is knocking out everyone who gets in his way as he rises to the top of the professional heavyweight boxing division. But outside of the ring is an intelligent, family-and-friends-orientated human being who finds balance in the special moments he finds outside of intense competition.

M&F sat down with “The Gentleman Boxer,” who currently has an undefeated record of six wins all by way of knockout, to find out what drives him and why it’s important to turn negative experiences into rocket fuel for positive results.

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