Katy Lam

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These Are The UNHEALTHIEST Foods On The Planet

“I’m on a health kick,” our friend Darlene said the other day over brunch. She proudly poured almond milk into her coffee, took a sip of OJ and bit …

Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.<p>In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on high speed until …

Dessert

Thanksgiving Drinks

It's not time for eggong yet--Thanksgiving drinks are all about warm, spicy apple and cranberry flavors. From pomegranate margaritas to hard cider …

Flavors
Dessert

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

Her health records from the time show that she was subjected to a series of vision tests — involving lasers, special glasses, lights shined across a …

12 Reasons to Fall in Love With Potato Soup

When sunny autumn afternoons turn to freezing winter nights, there are few things better than a hot meal to take the cold edge off (okay, and maybe a hot toddy). Although a homemade meal might be just what the doctor ordered, few of us have the time or the energy to get a fancy dinner on the table …

Cooking

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

11 Tiramisu-Inspired Desserts Even a Novice Baker Can Handle

The distinct flavors of strong espresso, soft and creamy mascarpone cream, fluffy ladyfinger biscuits and a generous dusting of cocoa powder are just a few reasons tiramisu is still a crowd favorite. But making a classic tiramisu cake at home can be a daunting process, and it takes both time and …

Dessert

Why College Students Feel Guilty for Being Healthy

Last night, I was sitting in my dorm with the covers pulled up to my neck. I started by watching one episode of "House," then suddenly found myself watching three. I thought about all the things on my to-do list. I could be doing any one of the three research papers due the following week. I could …

Self-improvement

Man dies after tapeworm gives him cancer

A man has died after a tapeworm living inside him deposited cancerous cells throughout his body.<p>The Colombian man had HIV, which weakened his immune …

Cancer

The dark net will soon be home to Tesla and Tesco

<i>This article was first published in the November 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

This Weird Food Is Making a Huge Comeback at Fancy Restaurants

Amid the farm-to-table frenzy and the increasingly Instagram-able food trends, there’s an unusual suspect creeping into the foodie scene. It’s appearing on blogs and social media and even popping up onto some of the higher-end menus of the United States. Chances are you’ve heard of it before, …

Monty Python

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

A few years ago I wrote on The Huffington Post about author Raoul Peter Mongilardi's <i>Next To The Gods</i>, a complex, world-building four book series of science fiction. In it, the Aurocerians, an alien race of beings have created a Dyson Sphere, an impenetrable constructed barrier encompassing an …

Universe

16 Thanksgiving Bread, Roll, and Biscuit Recipes to Sop It All Up

Bread isn't the flashiest part of Thanksgiving dinner—when I'm trying to fit turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and a thousand other dishes into my stomach, extra carbs just feel like wasted space. But bread is a vital part of the meal—how else will you soak up every drop of gravy or make leftover …

The Ultimate Book for Science Nerds Who Cook

At 20 years old I moved into my first apartment with a binder full of photocopied recipes and one instruction manual: <i>The New Basics Cookbook</i>, the …

Here's What a Big Mac Does to Your Body in 1 Hour

You've been warned.<p>A new infographic claims that within the first 10 minutes of chowing down on a Big Mac, your blood sugar rises to "abnormally high" levels, and the calories make you feel like you are on a drug-induced high. A half hour later, you crash, thirsty from dehydration caused by high …

Burgers

10 Things in Your House That Are Making You Tired

These pesky culprits might be the reason you can't seem to wake up.<p>If you find yourself yawning through your days without a clue as to why, your home might be the culprit. Apparently, your home decor, appliances, and lifestyle choices can all affect your state of mind and how restful your night's …

Sleep

Shoyu Ramen

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>Bringing ramen home takes a trip to an Asian market, three days of work, and your largest pot, but this low-stress (really!) labor of love might be the best soup you'll ever make.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kombu Dashi and Tare<p>2 pieces dried kombu<p>½ cup …

Eggs

18 Kitchen Gadgets That Question The Intelligence Of Human Beings

The truth is, there's very little one needs in a kitchen to cook a delicious meal. A good pot and a pan. A sharp kitchen knife (or two) is essential. Salt, for sure. And a few other tools. But what you don't need is a specialized tool to slice your bananas (by the way, it's even harder to clean …

Kitchens

12 Foods That Aren't Nearly As Healthy As You Think

<i>By: Alexandra Duron</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/looseends</i><p>With all the mac & cheese and fried chicken in the world, going for lighter bites can be a struggle. To make matters worse, some foods are disguised as healthy options, when really they're just tricking us into eating hundreds of extra calories and …

Nutrition

Wherever You Go, Your Personal Cloud Of Microbes Follows

Remember Pig-Pen? The little kid from Charles Schulz's <i>Peanuts</i> cartoons who walked around in a cloud of dirt? Well, the human body does spew a cloud, but instead of dirt it contains millions of microorganisms.<p>"It turns out that that kid is all of us," says James Meadow, a microbial ecologist who led …

Microbiology

17 Weird Things That Can Mess with Your Fertility

Find out which common habits could make it harder to conceive<p>You know it takes a healthy woman (and man) to make a healthy baby. But sometimes, it can be way harder to conceive than you’d like–even if it's the right time, with the right guy, and solid health. Turns out your fertility can be …

Pregnancy

6 Ways to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused in a Distracted World

While raising my four kids I played traffic cop. Really. They all wanted my attention, all at the same time. Often I’d find myself holding out one hand, fingers outstretched with palms facing forward signaling, “stop”, while using the other hand to call one specific child towards me so he/she could …

Time Management

How Long Could You Survive In A Coffin If You Were Buried Alive?

It depends on how big your coffin is.<p>A normal, healthy person might have 10 minutes to an hour, or six hours to 36 hours--depending on whom you ask--before settling into a premature grave. Scientists disagree, but one thing’s for sure: it wouldn’t be long.<p>It all comes down to the amount of air …

'CLR01' molecule could block HIV, Hepatitis C and Ebola

A molecule that destroys HIV and Hepatitis C particles in semen has been successfully tested in zebrafish and mice.<p>CLR01, referred to as the …

5 Green Myths You Probably Believe, Totally Busted

The current debate over the environment often reaches a fever pitch, which often can cloud the reality of what’s really going on. In partnership with NRG, we scrutinized five persistent myths concerning the environment, looking for truth behind the rumors.<p>Myth 1: For a lot of environmental …

Fossil Fuels

Choose to Infuse: How to Make Your Own Wine, Fruit Vinegar, and More

<i>When summer comes around, we try to find ways to make it last forever. So every day this week, we'll bring you a new guide to preserving the season's best herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Today: How to infuse everything from booze to honey.</i><p>Canning not your jam? There’s another awesome—dare we say …

Cherries

5 Skin-Care Tips You’ve Seen on Pinterest That You Should Never Actually Try

Ask a derm about many of these DIYs, however, and they’ll tell you they’re ineffective at best—and, at worst, extremely damaging to the skin. “Remember, your skin is an organ,” says Rachel Nazarian, a dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology in New York City. “You wouldn’t throw random kitchen and …

Skin Care