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How to reheat french fries so they don't turn into a soggy, sloppy mess

There’s nothing quite like tucking into some hot, crispy fries now and then, especially when you dunk them in ketchup. If you have eyes bigger than your belly, though, you may not be able to finish a whole restaurant portion at once. Taking them home, though, can be a sorry affair.<p>Have you ever had …

French Fries

Man eats world's hottest chilli pepper – and ends up in hospital

A man who took part in a chilli pepper eating contest ended up with more than he bargained for when he took on the hottest pepper in the world.<p>After eating a Carolina Reaper pepper, the 34-year-old started dry heaving before developing a pain in his neck that turned into a series of thunderclap …

Food

Ready to Achieve Your Dreams? It Comes Down to Making 1 Simple Change

Too many people think dreaming big is the way to success. It's not, unless you have a process to back it up.<p>At some point in your life, you've probably heard the following advice:<p>When it comes to setting goals, dream big and shoot for the stars--because, you know, why not? I mean, if others can do …

Motivation

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Minimalism

How to Paint Your Walls Like a Pro

Painting your walls might seem like the most elemental home remodeling task, a project that amateurs can perform just as easily as professionals. …

Home Improvement

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

11 spectacular waterfalls in the US you need to see in your lifetime

1/<p>Palouse Falls, Washington<p>Palouse Falls has been dubbed the "official waterfall of Washington State" for good reason. It clocks in at 198 feet tall …

Hiking

3 unexpected ways to keep your gut healthy

<i>If you’re not already on the gut-health train, now’s the time to hop aboard—because, says McKel Hill, so much of your overall health depends on it.</i> …

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist

If you’re trying to wean yourself off sugar, you know that eating on the go can get tricky. So many packaged (and easily portable) foods are full of …

Nutrition

The Chinese artisan wok that's backordered for two years

It’s not available outside of China yet, but <i>Bite of China III</i>, one of the—best food shows produced anywhere on the planet—premiered during the recent Spring Festival (happy Year of the Dog!). The first episode highlighted woks made by ironworkers in Zhangqiu, Shandong province, and after it aired …

Food & Dining

A History of Penang in 10 Dishes

From curry-drenched rice dishes to superlative laksa to fried chicken, the meals that tell the rich story of Penang.The post A History of Penang in …

Asia

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Choosing Paint Colors

With more than a hundred variations of a single paint color and shifting levels of saturation, choosing the perfect shade of paint for your walls …

Hands Down the Best Way to Roast a Sweet Potato

I thought I knew how to roast a sweet potato, but I was wrong. Sure, pricking a sweet potato with a fork, wrapping it in tinfoil, and roasting it until done at 350 degrees Fahrenheit <i>works</i>, but there is a better way. A method that’s equally uncomplicated, takes no more time, and yields superlative …

Curries

5 Room Mistakes That Make Cleaning So Much Harder

We all must clean. But, if you feel like you spend an inordinate amount of time with duster and sponge in hand, your home might be to partially to …

Small Spaces

I Drank Fire Cider for a Week, and I Don’t Need Coffee Anymore

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it’s not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it’s also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

Alternative Medicine

The Instant Pot Is the Most Successful Product on Amazon and It's Recipes Like This One That Explain Why

If you don't believe me, just ask the 3.5 million people who joined one of its Facebook groups.<p>The Instant Pot is an incredibly successful product. In fact, it's arguably the single most successful product in the history of Amazon.<p>It's not just that the you'll find the Instant Pot itself …

Instant Pot

Uh Oh, You’ve Been Slicing Brie All Wrong

Delicious and pungent, there’s no denying that the world of cheese can be a confusing (and rewarding) place.<p>No matter your tastes, all good hostesses …

Cooking

12 nightmarish facts that will make you never want to set foot on a cruise ship

Theoretically, cruise ships sound like a luxurious way to knock a few locations off your bucket list — at their best, they're paradisaical wonderlands, filled with interesting people from all walks of life, mountainous buffets, and a plethora of activities.<p>But a record number of cruise ships failed …

Royal Caribbean

Some herbs can keeping you alert and improving memory.

On March 2, 2018 by admin<p>When you eat right foods than you use your brain to the max.Some herbs contain antioxidants and other helpful properties …

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

5 steps to creating an uncluttered home

It will instantly bring a sense of calm to your living space.<p><b>Step into an uncluttered home and the first thing you notice is the calm, tranquil</b> …

An 8-Point Guide to a Feng Shui House

Stand inside your home with your back to the front door.* Look forward. The part of your home in the far left corner is the money sector. The far …

10 cool things to do in Kyoto

Shiny golden temples, ultra-calm Zen gardens and scarlet-lipped geisha are all evocative of Japan's old imperial capital. Kyoto is a soothing …

We Tried Over 70 Frozen Pizzas — These Are the Best Ones

For those late-night cravings. 🍕<p>Our latest road test? Finding the best frozen pizzas out there. These will make you think you’re at your local pizza …

Cooking

What Is Coconut Sugar and Why Is Everyone Using It?

In addition to the abundance of coconut oil and shredded coconut, coconut sugar is growing in popularity. According to an article entitled “Coconut Sugar: A Healthier Alternative to Artificial Sweetener,” it’s made from the sap of the coconut tree, and because of its origins, it’s also called …

Nutrition

Potassium can be a secret weapon in lowering your blood pressure

High blood pressure has received a good amount of press in recent months. New guidelines have lowered the definition of hypertension to a blood …

7 decor mistakes to avoid in a small home

It's so easy to assume that decorating a small home is a piece of cake, right? In practical terms, the less space you have to play with, the fewer …

This Herb is Super Effective Against Various Prostate Problems

The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland that is a part of the male reproductive system. It is situated right under the urinary bladder and …

18 Foods to Clear Your Arteries and Protect You from Heart Attacks

One quick fire way to adversely affect your cardiovascular system is to stuff yourself with unhealthy processed and refined foods. Those junk foods …

The first 5 things to get for your home after you buy an Amazon Echo

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>For many people, …

Smart Homes