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Processed meat ranks alongside smoking as major cause of cancer, World Health Organisation says

WHO publishes report listing processed meat as 'carcinogenic to humans' - the highest ranking, shared with alcohol, asbestos, arsenic and cigarettes<p>Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said.<p>"For an individual, the risk of …

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Public Health

Do We Have Less Sympathy For People Facing Things We've Overcome?

Who's going to be more empathetic to a problem you're confronting — someone who has never been through it, or someone who has been through it themselves? Our intuitive answer to this question is often wrong.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>When you need sympathy, it matters whose shoulder you cry on. …

Empathy

How to Make the Crispiest Pan-Seared Fish Skin

If I had to name three kitchen skills I wish more home cooks endeavored to master, they'd be: learning to work more cleanly, cutting more efficiently (and safely), and knowing how to crisp the skin of a piece of fish. That last one is a lot more specific than the other two, but I rank it just as …

Freelancing

The secret to superior salmon: 30 minutes before cooking, season the fish with salt and sugar. Then rinse and pat dry. Sear in a hot, oiled skillet until the skin crisps and the flesh is cooked through. The salt helps remove extra moisture from the fish, firming up the flesh, while the sugar balances the salt. Try it, you'll like it. #recipes #food #kitchentricks #slamminsalmon

National Geographic Travel

25 Stir-Fry Recipes to Rock Out With Your Wok Out

Every cook has <i>that</i> piece of cookware—the one they keep coming back to day after day. That could be a stainless steel sauté pan, a cast iron skillet, or an enameled cast iron Dutch oven, but for me it's unquestionably my wok. I've been using the same cheap carbon steel wok for years, and it's one of …

Food & Dining

9 Ways to Burn More Fat When You Run

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Microneedling and LEDs: Two new non-invasive anti-aging techniques

Like yourself, but better, with a lighter touch. Aesthetic medicine is abandoning invasive techniques in favor of ever-gentler procedures, which …

Leather Repair: How to Remove Stains, Scuffs, Scratches From Leather Boots and Jackets

Leather has never been hotter than it is this season, and the head-to-toe look goes beyond bikers and E.L. James fans—just ask Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, and Dolce & Gabbana. But how do you keep the super-sensitive investment material looking like new? Enter the Fixer, a chick so clumsy she's become …

Clothing

Ethereal beach

Gorgeous photo of one of the most beautiful beaches in the Pacific Northwest.<p>No photo in our social media last week had had as much positive feedback …

The Friendliest Cities in the World

While Reykjavík rounded out <i>Travel + Leisure's</i> 2016 list of the friendliest cities in the World, Iceland ranked third on the World Happiness Index …

Amazing Places You Can Stay Around The World For Less Than $50 A Night

You live to travel. But damn, it's expensive. And since you'll probably bust your budget on overpriced airfare and some kind of Fiat rental, that doesn't leave much to spare for a killer suite.<p>Thankfully, there are places all around the world you can stay for about $50 a night. We've rounded up the …

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