About 41% of the global population are under the age of 24 and they’re angry: so says
Further, he says: There are more young people than ever before. About 41% of the global population of 7.7 billion is aged 24 or under. In Africa, 41% is under 15. In Asia and Latin America (where 65% of the world’s people live), it’s 25%. In developed countries, imbalances tilt the other way. While 16% of Europeans are under 15, about 18%, double the world average, are over 65.
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Looking for a hearty winter soup? Look no further! This one is a cross between lasagna, chicken alfredo, and soup—and it’s . . . good.
0 hours 15 mins
0 hours 50 mins
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. freshly chopped thyme
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
8 c. low-sodium chicken broth
1 lb. chicken breasts (about 3), cut into thirds
8 oz. lasagna noodles, broken into 2″ pieces
1/3 c. heavy cream
1 shredded mozzarella
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
4 c. loosely packed spinach
1 tbsp. chopped parsley, for serving
In a large stock pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and celery and cook until slightly softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Season with chili flakes if using, salt, and pepper.
Add butter and stir until melted. Stir in flour and cook until no longer raw, 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth and chicken and bring up to a simmer. Add noodles and cook until chicken is tender and noodles are cooked through, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove chicken and shred, then return to pot.
Add heavy cream, mozzarella, and Parmesan and stir until incorporated, then stir in spinach until wilted. Serve topped with more Parmesan and parsley.
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