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.
Most grocery stores tend to sell avocados green. This led to what I found to be a curious bit of advice in a cooking tips article I was reading: Buy your avocados in a Mexican grocery store because they sell them ripe. Does this mean you must buy your avocados ripe?
Americans throw away half of all their food amounting to $160 billion every year. 77% say they feel guilty about their food waste, but they don’t seem to know how to reduce it. Simply storing food correctly can help to reduce food waste and there’s just a few dos and don’ts you need to know to get the best shelf life from your food. 90% of food is thrown away too soon and a lot of this is down to not understanding the labels on packaging.
While some wellness experts will admit, reluctantly, that sugar does not cause diabetes (all by itself) they will positively jump all over soft drinks, telling you, among all the other evil attributes of soda, that it will give you diabetes. In fact, you may even hear the sugar-free diet soda will give you diabetes. Why […]
This is part two of a two-part series on tryptophan and sleep. The first covered sleepiness from Thanksgiving turkey or warm milk. This last part will cover tryptophan supplements, including safety issues. Although reports from studies into the effect of tryptophan vary widely as to its effects on mood, memory, and sleep, it does seem […]