Maria Głowacka

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How your iPhone could start your car before you get in it

Apple already has its in-dash operating system CarPlay, which it hopes will make its way into more than 24 million vehicles over the next five years. But if a new patent published today is anything to go by, that’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Apple’s hopes for the car-world.<p>What Apple …

No, research does not say that ‘iPads and smartphones may damage toddlers’ brains’

Some news outlets are claiming that scientists have discovered that touchscreen devices are bad for child development. What does the journal article actually say?<p>It’s been a bad week for neuroscience in the news. Last Wednesday, we were told that it’s neuroscientific fact – FACT - that watching a …

Common Sense

Discovering your inner GPS

Has our sense of direction been found? Or is it a matter of correlation not being causation?<p>The ability of birds to navigate their way back to their nests, often more than thousands of miles each year, is fascinating. Arctic terns, which have the longest migration distance known, travel from their …

Magnetism

How To Cut An Onion In 5 Easy Steps

It's something everyone should know -- yes, even you. Even if you can hardly boil yourself a pot of spaghetti, you should still know how to finely chop an onion. It'll come in handy for recipes galore -- soups, marinades and dips all benefit from the aromatic flavoring and crunch of the bulb. Today …

Onions

Martha Stewart's Genius Guide To Making Every Type Of Chocolate Chip Cookie

Martha Stewart has been full of surprises lately. She dares to say what everyone else is thinking about Gwyneth Paltrow, she's admitted that she knows how to roll her own joints and the woman even owns and operates her own personal drone. Also, shockingly, the domestic goddess is seemingly …

Dessert

No Cook Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal

<i>Ch-ch-ch-chia!</i><p>As a kid I begged my parents for a Chia Pet. I also wanted that pet rock. Come to think of it, I probably wanted everything I saw …

Make Perfect Homemade Granola by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Avoid these common mistakes to turn out perfect batches of golden-brown homemade granola every time.<p><b>Granola is the blank canvas of breakfast foods.</b> A simple base of oats and nuts plus a little oil or butter and your sweetener (hello, maple syrup) of choice, and you've just paved the way to dozens …

Breakfast

Chicken Livers Are a Superfood, and Here's How You Should Eat Them

They might not seem as sexy as salmon or kale, but chicken livers have every hallmark of a superfood.<p>They might not seem as sexy as salmon or kale, …

Food

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Breakfast

This Hack For The Perfectly Shaped Fried Eggs Just Changed Breakfast Forever

Fried eggs should be easy, right? The perfectly cooked fried egg requires only a few basic necessities, like a non-stick pan and medium heat, and you're pretty much golden after that. You can follow some other techniques, like covering the pan halfway through to fully cook the whites, adding a few …

Breakfast

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

The anti-detox diet

Eat better this summer without cleansing, juicing, or cutting gluten<p>Summer is here, which means that there are countless diets promising to help you look good in a bathing suit. These programs claim that, if you severely restrict the amount and type of food you eat, your extra pounds will melt away …

The Power of Probiotics

By: Kristen DeAngelis<p>Have you ever taken antibiotics or started coming down with a cold and taken “probiotics”? Prebiotics and Probiotics have become …

Wellness

From Granola Bars to Scones: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Oats

<b>1. Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars</b><p>Granola bars are a staple in my pantry, but between my husband, my kids, and my kids' hungry friends, I can't seem to keep enough of them in the house. So I figured it was time to try and make them from scratch, and maybe even sneak in some health food. After …

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Home > Recipes by Category > Appetizers & Snacks > Dips and Spreads > Roasted Red Pepper Hummus<p>August 21, 2014 // 23 <i>Comments »</i><p>Last summer, when …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

16 Ways to Roast Your Winter Vegetables

You've probably roasted vegetables before, and realized it's a pretty simple operation: Peel, chop, dress. Throw the vegetables into a hot oven, move 'em around once or twice, then let them caramelize. Wait 'til they're tender on the inside, crunchy on the outside (i.e., all hot and sexy, as …

Diary of 18th century sailor provides fascinating insight into life below decks in Nelson's navy

A unique record of the British navy between 1790 and 1833 that was compiled by a sailor has emerged in the US.<p>The diary of George Hodge shows the …

Royal Navy