Seasoning your cast iron pan isn’t enough

You season and reseason for a reason. This is not how you season a pan, but caramelizing bananas look much more appealing than a plain skillet. Pixabay Cast iron is strange mixture of incredibly durable and unusually delicate—especially for a cooking implement. The metal is physically sturdy, but also highly reactive, which means even a droplet…

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Why it’s so hard to #DeleteFacebook: Constant psychological boosts keep you hooked

By S. Shyam Sundar, Distinguished Professor of Communication & Co-Director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, Bingjie Liu, Ph.D. Student in Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University, Michael Krieger, Ph.D. Student in Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University, and Carlina DiRusso, Ph.D. Student in Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University. Your finger may hover, but it’s…

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Opinion: Facebook may have violated your privacy, but has it also damaged your health?

Facebook is in crisis following allegations that the company allowed a data-analysis firm linked to the Trump campaign to get private information on 50 million Americans before the 2016 elections. But this may be just the beginning of a wider public backlash against Facebook and many other big tech firms. In coming months, you will probably…

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A history of loneliness

By Amelia S. Worsley, Assistant Professor of English, Amherst College. Edward Hopper’s ‘Office in a Small City’ (1953). Gandalf’s Gallery, CC BY-NC-SA Is loneliness our modern malaise? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service “was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness.” Chronic loneliness,…

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Report: Aquafina, Dasani, Nestle Pure Life contaminated with plastic particles

When you buy bottled water, you do it with the expectation that you’re getting a product that’s somehow healthier than tap water. One thing you probably don’t bargain on is your bottle of water having a proliferation of plastic contaminants on the micro-particle level! But that’s exactly what a new bombshell report found in several major…

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Science Says Men Should Be The Ones Cleaning The House

Women have another reason to make men pick up a larger share of housework, with a new study that says cleaning at home affects a female’s lung function but not a male’s. The researchers analyzed data that followed thousands of people over the course of 20 years…

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The 6 Best Essential Oils For Anxiety Relief

Taking a test, going on a first date, or your first day at work can be filled with a bundle of nerves. Breathing in and out and counting to 10 can help alleviate feelings of fear or worry, but for 40 million adults in the U.S. with an anxiety disorder, telling yourself to stop being nervous or not to panic can make it worse. Essential oils can help decompress and de-stress through the healing power of scent…

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Corn Syrup Lobbyist Is Helping Set USDA Dietary Guidelines

For a year now, lobbyists have swarmed the White House under President Donald Trump, attaining positions within various federal agencies just days after leaving government affairs jobs at lobbying firms, trade groups and corporations…

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