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Flavor Without FODMAPs: Onion Substitutes

One of the toughest barriers people face on a low FODMAP diet is avoiding onions and garlic. These potent flavoring agents are in nearly every savory dish across the globe.But hope for flavorful food on a low FODMAP diet is not lost. In this three-part series, we will...

Former Senate staffer to seek Senate seat

Former Senate staffer to seek Senate seat

A former top staffer in the Kansas Senate is running for the seat that will come open when Gene Suellentrop officially resigns from the chamber on Jan. 2. Chase Blasi, who worked for Senate presidents Susan Wagle and Ty Masterson, plans to seek...

Arts & Entertainment

Can you save tax by moving into your rental property?

Also, if I co-own this house with a colleague (not spouse/partner), is it automatically assumed to be “joint tenancy” or is it assumed to be “tenants in common” if it is not specified (i.e. the title just shows the two names)? —Debra Capital gains when moving into a...


Finance & Money

How to actually clear your skin!

How to actually clear your skin!

Why I ditched my 12-Step Skincare For years I had dull, tired-looking skin that I spent so much time and money maintaining. And even then, I was never quite happy with the options out there – harsh ingredients, expensive treatments, 12-step routines… none of it was...


Former Senate staffer to seek Senate seat

Former Senate staffer to seek Senate seat

A former top staffer in the Kansas Senate is running for the seat that will come open when Gene Suellentrop officially resigns from the chamber on Jan. 2. Chase Blasi, who worked for Senate presidents Susan Wagle and Ty Masterson, plans to seek...


A Story of What Not to Do • BrightonTheDay

A Story of What Not to Do • BrightonTheDay

Hi, y’all! I hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving and got to spend plenty of time with loved ones over the holiday. All of my siblings were in town (which is really rare), so I stayed offline as much as possible to soak in all of our time together. It was honestly...


The Nats 2023 lineup revisited and first numbers from FanGraphs!

The Nats 2023 lineup revisited and first numbers from FanGraphs!

Photo by Marlene Koenig for TalkNats When we try to project a 2023 roster for the Washington Nationals, much of it will depend on the ownership and payroll budget for the team and how they want general manager Mike Rizzo to approach free agency. If the team is eager...

About Plano


The city of Plano is situated in Collin and Denton counties in northern Texas, about 26 kilometres (16 miles) northeast of Dallas. It was first inhabited by a group known as Peters’ Colony (1845–1866), who settled it in a tract of blackland prairie (named for William S. Peters, who had led investors in gaining land grants from the Republic of Texas in the early 1840s). A post office was provided to the community in 1851; numerous names were suggested, but Plano—which a prominent citizen believed to be the Spanish word for “plain,” an accurate description of the terrain—was finally chosen—was chosen.


Plano was connected to the railroad in 1872, and after nearly being destroyed by fire in 1881, it continued to grow as a modest agricultural hub in the middle of a cotton- and cattle-growing region. As a result of the rise of the Dallas-Fort Worth region, Plano’s population began to increase quickly in the 1960s, when it had a population of less than 4,000. In Plano, a financial and commercial hub, products like CDs, printed materials, metals, satellite communication equipment, and baking equipment are manufactured. The headquarters of Pepsico subsidiary Frito-Lay are located in Plano. Formerly a sheep ranch, Heritage Farmstead Museum is located there. Every September, a well-attended hot-air balloon festival is held in Plano, which is known as the “Balloon Capital of Texas.” Inc. 1873. Population: 259,841 in 2010; 4,235,751 in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metro Division; 285,494 in 2020; 5,129,966 in the same division.

The United States, sometimes known as the United States of America, commonly referred to as America, is a federal republic with 50 states in North America. The 48 contiguous states that are located in the central latitudes of the continent are joined by Hawaii, an island state in the centre of the Pacific Ocean, and Alaska, a state at the far western end of North America. The conterminous states are encircled by Canada to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The United States is the world‘s fourth-largest country by area (after Russia, Canada, and China). Washington, which includes the District of Columbia, the federal capital region established in 1790, serves as the nation’s capital.


The United States’ greatest strength is likely its enormous variety. Its physical habitat spans the Arctic and the subtropics, a lush rain forest and a parched desert, and a rough mountain top and a flat prairie. Despite having a sizable overall population by global standards, the United States has a comparatively low population density. The nation includes some of the largest urban regions in the globe as well as some of the largest landscapes that are nearly entirely devoid of human settlement.


The population of the United States is quite diversified. Contrary to a nation like China, which primarily assimilated indigenous peoples, the United States’ diversity is mostly the result of extensive and ongoing global immigration. The United States has a greater variety of racial, ethnic, and cultural varieties than most other nations. Tens of millions of immigrants who, for the most part, came to America in search of better social, political, and economic opportunities than they had in their home countries have contributed to enriching, testing, and constantly redefining the national character in addition to the presence of living Native Americans (including American Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos) and the descendants of Africans brought as slaves to the New World. (It should be noted that although the phrases “America” and “Americans” are frequently used interchangeably to refer to the United States and its residents, respectively, they are also used more broadly to refer to North, South, and Central America as a whole and to their respective populations.)



By gross domestic product, the United States is the world’s most powerful economy (GDP). The country’s wealth can be attributed in part to its abundant natural resources and massive agricultural output, but it owes more to its highly developed industry. The United States is the most significant individual element in international trade due to the sheer size of its economy, despite its relative economic self-sufficiency in many areas.


Major sections of the global total are represented by its imports and exports. Additionally, the United States has an impact on the world economy by serving as both a source and a destination for investment capital. The nation nonetheless maintains one of the most diverse economies on Earth, giving the majority of its citizens access to one of the greatest levels of living.


With a history of fewer than 250 years, the United States is a young country by global standards; it wasn’t until the middle of the 20th century that it reached its present size. The United States was the first of the European colonies to successfully secede from its motherland, and it was the first country to be founded on the principle that a nation’s sovereignty belongs to its people, not to the government. The nation’s first 150 years were mostly consumed by its own territorial and economic development as well as societal issues that finally resulted in civil war and a still ongoing period of reconciliation. The United States became a major global force in the 20th century, and it has remained one of the leading powers ever since World War II. The strains and demands of its dominant position have put to the test the beliefs and ideals of its founders; neither has it always carried this burden willingly nor readily. The United States continues to provide its citizens with unmatched prospects for riches and personal success. However, the country’s infrastructure is threatened by the depletion of its resources, pollution of its environment, and persistent social and economic inequity that keeps some sections in poverty and blight.


The article Washington discusses the District of Columbia. See the entries on Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco for discussion of other significant U.S. cities. Puerto Rico, which is covered in the article Puerto Rico, and a number of Pacific islands—Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa—are political entities that are connected to the United States.

Plano, TX

Plano is a city in north Texas. The Heritage Farmstead Museum is a restored 19th-century farm with original tools and furniture, plus a replica 1895 schoolroom. The Interurban Railway Museum traces the history of the Texas Electric Railway, and has a vintage rail car. Trails wind through a nature preserve in Oak Point Park. Northeast of town is Southfork Ranch, made famous as the setting for the TV series “Dallas.” 

Area code: Area code 469
Population: 288,870 (2020)
Mayor: John Muns
Neighborhoods: Plano East, 1201 Park Apartments, MORE
University: University of Plano