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Pituitary Gland

The <b>pituitary gland</b> is a small endocrine organ that controls a multitude of important functions in the body. It is divided into an anterior lobe, …

Virtual Reality Gets Naughty

In early 2014 Ela Darling, 31, a pornographic actress, recorded her first virtual reality sex scene. She was in a college dorm room at the University of Maryland dressed in an R2-D2 swimsuit and high athletic socks. She sat on a twin bed, next to a wooden desk, and spoke to the camera as if it were …

Your credit score: How it's calculated

A credit score is typically a three-digit number based on information in your credit report that measures your risk level to lenders. It’s usually …

Buttermilk Grits with Country Ham and Shrimp Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Bring 4 cups water, 1 cup whole milk, and 1 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Gradually whisk …

Guinness Barbecue Shrimp recipe

"A lot of recipes come from hanging out in my backyard," says Joe Monteiro, the force behind Miami's A Fish Called Avalon. Such was the case for this …

How To Eat More Vegetables

Healthy cooking doesn't have to suck.<p>You didn’t want to eat them as a kid, and some of you still don’t want to eat them now. Let’s face it: a lot of people think vegetables kind of suck. Nevertheless, they’re an important part of a healthy diet.<p>Veggies are rich in fiber and nutrients like …

Healthy Eating

The One Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast You Should Eat This Week For Weight Loss, According To A Dietician

Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day, especially when your goal is losing weight. Starting your morning with anti-inflammatory foods …

10 Foods That Reduce Bloating

10 Foods That Can Help Reduce Bloating<p>Beat the bloat.<p>October 23, 2017<p>Bloating is the worst. It's uncomfortable, sometimes painful, and thanks to one …

Why our brain needs sleep, and what happens if we don't get enough of it

• Leonie Kirszenblat, Postdoctoral research fellow, <i>The University of Queensland</i><p>Many of us have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation: feeling …

Beurre Blanc Sauce Recipe

Beurre blanc is a simple butter-based emulsified sauce that's great with fish or seafood. It's a relative newcomer to the culinary repertoire, having …

15 Detox Foods That You Can Find In Your Kitchen To Deal With The After-Effects Of Festive Eating

Guilty of going overboard eating delicious delicacies, sugary sweets and fried-yet-fantastic foods on Diwali?<p><b>Here are 15 foods that'll help detox</b> …

Spaghetti with Meatballs

For the sauce: Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the ribs and brown evenly, about 4 minutes. Add the onions, sprinkle with …

Roasted Butter Herb Turkey

In a small bowl, combine softened butter, poultry seasoning, garlic herb sauce mix, and crushed garlic. Use a fork to mix together until well …

17 Things to Start Doing In Your 20s So You Don't Live In Regret In Your 40s

Quora and Reddit users shared ways to live life to the fullest before you hit middle age.<p>They say youth is wasted on the young.<p>It doesn’t have to be. …

20 Quick and Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes

Quick and easy weeknight dinners are an absolute must in my meal plan. And on nights when chicken is on the menu, I turn to a pack of meaty chicken …

Cooking

The science of how much sleep you actually need

Getting plenty of sleep each night is important to maintaining a healthy and productive life. But how much sleep do you actually need?<p>Joe Avella and Jessica Orwig tackle this question on the Facebook series "Science the $#!* out of it."<p>For the average adult, the National Sleep Foundation recommends …

Sleep

Why you're probably cooking rice the wrong way

From washing it clean to letting it rest – and everything in between – here’s the definitive rice advice<p>With rice at the core of what at least half the world’s population cooks, it will come as no surprise that there are as many varieties of the grain as there are ways to prep it. Even in its …

Latin America

Dallas Chef John Tesar Demystifies Phenomenal Steak

The four-time James Beard Award-nominated chef has strong feelings about meat.<p>In early 2018, <i>Top Chef</i> alum and Dallas restaurant personnage John Tesar …

Give New Life to Underexposed Photos with This Simple Photoshop/Lightroom Technique (VIDEO)

Regardless of what type of photographs you shoot most, a stop or two of underexposure can really mess up an otherwise great image. While Photoshop’s …

Everything you need to know about the lectin-free diet

Lectins are proteins in plants that have been associated with both positive and negative health effects.<p>Some plant-based foods, such as beans and …

Sleep's role in memory consolidation unpicked

Sleep spindles, a type of brain activity recorded during stage two of sleep, has repeatedly been associated with improving brain plasticity and …

5 Easy Freezer Marinades Perfect for Chicken or Pork

While marinades are brilliant at turning cuts of meat that can often dry out when cooked into flavorful, moist meals, it's easy to forget to plan …

4 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Fulfilled People

Immediately lower your stress and live a richer life with the four habits mentally tough and fulfilled people use.<p>Mentally tough people increase their chances of success in life because of their perspective. One of their key traits is fulfillment. On the surface, fulfillment sounds like an easy …

Nerve implant 'restores consciousness' to man in persistent vegetative state

Stimulation of the vagus nerve allows patient who had been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years to track objects with his eyes and respond to simple requests<p>A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a …

Consciousness

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science

It's not about thinking positively. It's about learning how to think realistically.<p>The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach …

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

Is It Really Bad to Share a Bed With Your Dog? Science Weighs In

Good boy.<p>The question: Family dogs often spend the night in their owner's bedroom. Might this affect people's sleep?<p>In this study, the researchers …

Sleep

Filipino Chicken Adobo by America's Test Kitchen

What Is Adobo? While many Americans think of “adobo” as the tomato-based sauce packed in cans with chipotle chiles, the most basic definition of the …