Becky Clark

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How to Make Perfect Lemon Curd in the Microwave

No matter how many flawless custards or mirror glazes you’ve made in your life, some culinary techniques just seem to invite disaster, especially …

Baking

8 Things ER Doctors Refuse to Have in Their Homes

Emergency room physicians see all kinds of grisly stuff, which made us wonder: What products do they consider so hazardous they ban them from their …

Medicine

What happens during a pelvic exam?

A pelvic exam involves physically and visually examining the female reproductive and sexual organs. It allows a doctor to look for signs of infection …

Pregnancy

How to Use a Phone Screen for Magical Portraits

Wedding photographers are always looking to take creative, novel portraits and a quick, simple trick is often sitting right in their pocket. By using …

Photography

33 Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Take your dessert to the next level with a can of creamy condensed milk. This pantry staple adds delicious flavor and texture to pies, fudge, bars …

Dessert

This Photo Will Make You Rethink Everything You Knew About Carbs

Carbs have long been demonized as cheat foods or indulgences that will make you gain weight. But the truth is, there are carbohydrates in more than just bread and pasta. There's a difference between good (complex) carbs and bad (refined) carbs; one contains more nutritional value than the other. In …

Nutrition

Bounce house hysteria: The biggest dangers to your kids this summer are not inflatable.

When I heard the recent news that yet another bouncy house had blown away in a gust of wind and seriously injured two kids—this is in addition to the …

Rescuing drowning children: How to know when someone is in trouble in the water.

The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed …

How Much Water Should I Drink?

What experts think about the ‘8 glasses a day' rule.<p>Water is having its moment as a panacea. We’re told that by drinking at least eight glasses (or half a gallon) a day—or, another version goes, enough ounces to equal half our weight—we’ll moisturize our skin, flush toxins from our bodies, lose …

Wellness

Menstrual Migraines Are Incredibly Common—Despite Being Often Ignored

Forty to 70 percent of women experience them.<p>It had been happening every two weeks, like clockwork, for five months.<p>The worst attacks involved sharp, blinding pain that seared up the back of my head, along with nausea, fatigue, and light sensitivity. It would go on for hours; sometimes the only …

Here's The Gross Truth About Bathroom Hand Dryers

Ew ew ew ew ew.<p>If you're a germophobe who wants to use a public bathroom ever again, you might want to stop reading this.<p>Because it turns out, while …

9 food parts you should never throw away

If you're immediately tossing those leftover parts of fresh produce in the trash, you could be missing out on some powerful nutrients—and losing money in the process.

'Super-gonorrhoea' not the only sexually transmitted infection becoming drug resistant

The report of the first ever case of “super-gonorrhoea” – a bug which is resistant to frontline antibiotics – comes as no surprise to experts in sexually transmitted diseases.<p>Syphilis, HIV and a relatively new sexually transmitted disease – Mycoplasma genitalium – are also developing resistance to …

Public Health

The Skincare Ingredient Japanese Women Swear By (That You Haven't Heard Of)

The hunt for firm skin is fervent and one of the most sought-out side effects when looking for a good skincare product. Many ingredients claim to …

Brain abnormalities found in 4- and 5-year-olds with ADHD, researchers say

In the first comprehensive imaging study of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preschoolers, researchers have found evidence that structural changes in the brain are already recognizable at the age of 4.<p>“One of our big questions was thinking about an early-onset disorder and linking it to …

Autism

A generation raised on gun violence sends a loud message to adults: Enough

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thousands of students across the United States walked out of class Wednesday to demand stricter gun laws in a historic show of political solidarity that was part tribute and part protest.<p>From Maine to California, the 17-minute walkout -- one minute for each of the 17 people killed at …

Guns

New research shows unexpected side effects of popular painkillers

You pop three pills for intense post-workout soreness, two for a pre-coffee headache, a small handful for period cramps, and suddenly you’re swinging …

Biomedicine

Don’t strip that fruit, eat the peel too for good health

Experts’ opinion on the seven peels, including those of orange and banana, that you should be eating

Eating

Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

Los Angeles

This Is What Suicide Survivors Want You to Know

<b>If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, help is out there. Reach out to the</b> <b>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</b> <b>at 1-800-273-8255.</b><p>Suicide …

Why Do Potatoes Have a Higher Glycemic Index Than Sugar?

It can be surprising to find out that potatoes are generally high on the glycemic index (GI), which rates how much certain foods raise your blood …

Diabetes

The IRS isn't calling you — it's a scam, and here's what to do if it happens to you

The IRS isn't exactly modern.<p>If it needs to get in touch with a taxpayer, it sends a letter— not an email, not a phone call, and definitely not a message over social media. Especially in cases of tax fraud.<p>So when I recently got a voicemail admonishing me for supposed issues with the tax return I …

This Designer Label Is Selling a Plastic Bag for $590

Spotted recently at Nordstrom.<p>For the mega-rich, clearly, a regular plastic grocery bag is too drab.<p>Céline, a France-based luxury clothing brand, …

How Long Are You Contagious With The Flu?

It's shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in years.<p>If you are one of the thousands of Americans who are sick with the flu, this one's for you.<p>You've spent the past couple of days cooped up in your house watching bad TV, fighting the fever sweats and expelling a baffling amount of mucus. As …

Public Health

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

Graphene

Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour comes to Chicago in August

Billy Corgan, aka William Patrick Corgan, is having his Blues Brothers moment. He’s getting the band back together, sort of. Like everything in the world of the Smashing Pumpkins since the ’80s, the latest reunion of the almost all-original lineup comes with enough melodrama to fill a 10-ton tour …

Smashing Pumpkins

Depression, schizophrenia, autism and other psychiatric disorders show common genetic link

A new study of over 700 human brains has shown a genetic "signature" for common psychiatric disorders. <br>Read More

Warning hundreds of fire deaths may be linked to skin creams

<b>Hundreds of fire deaths may be linked to the use of skin creams containing paraffin, a senior firefighter warns.</b><p>If people use the creams regularly but do not often change clothes or bedding, paraffin residue can soak into the fabric and act as an accelerant when it comes into contact with a …

5 Supermarkets Share the Secret Store Policies You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

Almost every week, you can find me zipping through the aisles of my local Trader Joe's as I look for the healthiest food to pile into my cart.<p>Given …

How people die from the flu

Please go get your flu shot. Seriously.<p>Every flu season is a deadly flu season. Though this year may feel worse than usual—and may end up being deadlier—it’s also a grave reminder that influenza <i>always</i> kills people. We’re just sometimes more aware of it.<p>For the many thousands who contract the flu …