Before I begin answering the question posed in the title, let me ask you a question? Do you like the taste of turmeric? Have you noticed that all the articles telling you to put turmeric powder on your food to improve your health are telling you to put a pinch of it here, a smattering […]
I’ve seen a lot of people trying to bust the ‘myth’ that storing food in the fridge keeps it fresh for longer. Most of them are failing miserably. Not because the statements they are making are wrong, but because they fall prey to a common critical thinking mistake: failing to define our terms. Did you […]
This article was originally published in January 2013. This post is a brief comment on a study out of Duke University that has lead to the speculation, and also a conviction for some, that the nonnutritive sweetener Splenda destroys healthy gut flora. I’m sure Mercola and others are all over this study. Thanks to Jeff Green […]
An image of green bell pepper lobes making an extraordinary claim seems to never stop making the rounds on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. The written message on the image claims that you should flip over bell peppers to check their gender. The ones with four bumps are females and the ones with three bumps […]
Many people are surprised to learn that those expiration dates on the bottom of canned foods don’t really mean what they thought. In fact, my article about canned food expiration dates is one of the most viewed articles out of close to 700 on the entire site. Looking at those views made me realize something. […]
There are as many home-grown tips for preventing tears while chopping onions as there are cures for hiccups. I thought I’d seen them all but today I came across an article from WonderHowTo that suggested a perfectly ridiculous way to keep onions from making your cry: Cut out the core. Once you undestand why onions make us cry, you’ll understand why this will not work.