Jaime Heidenreich

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10 American Foods that are Banned in Other Countries

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Diabetes

16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here

A lot of people around the world have ideas of what America is like, possibly thanks to Hollywood, or their local news channels, and maybe from what …

fall 2013

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Is this meat’s most dangerous additive?

Ractopamine is believed to cause elevated heart rates — and it’s banned almost everywhere but the US<p>Have you ever heard of ractopamine? Neither have most US food consumers though it is used in 80 percent of US pig and cattle operations. The asthma drug-like growth additive, called a beta-agonist, …

You don’t want to know what’s hiding in your spices

If you use everyday spices such as pepper, parsley and paprika, you could be sprinkling more on your food than you bargained for.<p>Twelve percent of spices imported to the US are soiled with insects (both live and dead), animal excrement, rodent hairs and a range of other unappetizing materials, …

Insects

The Best Dogs in Costume at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Saturday saw the 23rd Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, a competitive yet friendly gathering of miraculously well-behaved pets, comparatively monstrous human children, and the adults who dragged them all there. Despite the dog parade’s emphasis on interspecies intermingling, much of the media …

Bill de Blasio

Drug Reduces Gambling Behavior In Slot Machine-Loving Rats

Rats couldn't resist a slot machine that offered up sugar—until researchers gave them a dopamine blocker.<p>Scientists have found a way to reduce gambling-type behaviors in rats by blocking a specific dopamine receptor, signaling a potential treatment for pathological gambling.<p>In a study led by Paul …

“Rate shock”: The GOP’s shameful new Obamacare lie

Conservatives — with no concern for making healthcare better — have made arguing about Obamacare a waste of time<p>If you're a healthcare reform supporter and have found yourself arguing with a conservative about Obamacare this week you've probably been confronted with three different but related …

Life in close-up: photomicrography competition winners - in pictures

Nikon has announced the winners of its 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Winning images were selected for displaying both artistic quality and scientific technique. Eric Flem at Nikon said: "After 39 years we are proud to watch the competition continue to grow, allowing us to honor …

Ring of fire: why our military's toxic burn pits are making soldiers sick

One<p>At the height of the war in Iraq, US forces operated out of 505 bases scattered across the country. Joint Base Balad, a 15-square-mile outpost north of Baghdad, was the second largest. Home to 36,000 military personnel and contractors at its peak, the base was considered a vital hub for …

Take This State And Shove It: The New Secession Movement

There's a big race right now to become the 51st state.<p>Forget traditional contenders like Puerto Rico. In several existing states, residents of less populous areas are hoping to create new states of their own.<p>Citizens in 11 mostly northeastern Colorado counties are among them. They'll vote on Nov. 5 …