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What are the effects of alcohol on the brain?

Many of us enjoy a glass of wine or a pint, but what is actually happening to our brain cells when we drink alcohol?<p>The 80-90 per cent of UK citizens …

Alcohol

Trader Joe's Serves Up a $13, Stress-Free Thanksgiving Box

(Image credit: Trader Joe's)<p>If you're like me and are slightly dreading this holiday season, but know you'll have to put on your adult pants and cook …

Frosting Recipes

Frost your way to better baked goods with these foolproof recipes for buttercream, icing and whipped cream frostings.<p>Vanilla American Buttercream<p>This …

This Is the Best Way to Cook Chicken Breasts, According to a MasterChef Champ

As a frugal 20-something living on my own in the Big Apple, I'm practically the poster child for "ballin' on a budget" — especially when it comes to grocery shopping. While picking out my weekly staples, I usually just grab whichever meats are most affordable for the sake of giving my wallet a …

Cooking

Who Says You Can't Train A Cat? A Book Of Tips For Feline-Human Harmony

Feline behavior specialist Sarah Ellis explains how you can train your kitty to come on command, take medicine and stop waking you up in the middle of the night. <i>Originally broadcast Sept. 12, 2016.</i><p>Transcript<p>DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth …

Pets

Mark Zuckerberg Can’t Stop You From Reading This Because The Algorithms Have Already Won

And the machines are running the asylum.<p>There’s a decent chance that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will see this story. It's relevant to his interests and nominally about him and the media and advertising industries his company has managed to upend and dominate. So the odds that it will appear in …

20 gadgets under $20 that you'll actually use every day

There are plenty of products out there that cost less than $20, but most of them never get used. A USB drive that works in outer space? Can’t imagine …

Shopping

The 50 Most Unforgettable Things You Have to Do Abroad Before You Die

Lists get a bad wrap, especially in the realm of travel, where ditching set plans and itineraries can lead to the greatest adventures. But with a …

Don't blindly trust companies selling solar eclipse glasses on Amazon

They could be legit, but it’s hard to know for sure<p>On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will pass through the continental United States — traveling from the coasts of Oregon to South Carolina. It’s going to be an incredible sight, but the only way to watch it safely is to view the partially …

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Serves 8YOU’LL NEED<br>12 chicken drumsticks<br>12 chicken thighs<br>4 limes<br>4 tsp ground allspice<br>3 tsp ground nutmeg<br>3 tsp ground cinnamon<br>1/8 cup fresh thyme …

How To Make Easy Pan-Fried Corn Cakes

<b>Mix the dry ingredients.</b> Whisk the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl.<p><b>Toss corn, jalapeño, and</b> …

The average American has only one close friend — here's how we got to this point

Alarmingly, when asked how many of them had "real friends" — the kind of confidantes with whom they could talk honestly and vulnerably about life on a regular basis, through good times and bad — only two people raised their hands.<p>It might be tempting to interpret this sense of isolation as a crisis …

50 best Chinese restaurants in the United States

<b>(CNN) —</b> Becoming a successful Chinese restaurant in the United States is tricky. You need to cater to the American palate, but still be authentic enough to be considered a reputable Chinese joint.<p>With more than 41,000 Chinese restaurants in the United States, it's not easy picking a top 50. But, …

A study suggests that women do most of the reminding to get stuff done (and no, it’s not nagging)

Research has shown that, in heterosexual couples, women tend to do more of the housework. Now a new study suggests that couples create memory systems to help them get stuff done—and women also do more of the reminding.<p>They found that men are less likely than women to offer “mnemonic assistance,” or …

Thousands dead: the Philippine president, the death squad allegations and a brutal drugs war

“Throw them in the ocean or the quarry. Make it clean. Make sure there are no traces of the bodies.”<p>The words are shocking. That they allegedly came from the man who is now president of the Philippines makes them explosive. It is claimed that Rodrigo Duterte gave the orders to his first death squad …

Asia

20 Insanely Easy Dinners You Can Make on a Sheet Pan

Sheet-pan dinners have gained tons of popularity, and for good reason. The one-pan dinners allow you to bake protein and veggies on one single dish, making prep and cleanup a total breeze. If you're looking for some sheet-pan inspiration, consider this your new favorite list of dinner recipes. From …

Cooking

Lefties, techies long at odds in SF, team up against Trump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Donald Trump's election, Laurence Berland viewed political protest as a sort of curiosity. He was in a good place to see …

15 Healthyish Snacks That Will Actually Fill You Up

Tasty stuff to have on-the-go or prep ahead of time.

Does apple cider vinegar help acne? It's kind of a miracle tonic

It may not sound like the most desirable way to wake up in the morning but believe it or not using apple cider vinegar as a toner for your face can …

How 4 People Would Spend $30 a Week at Whole Foods

Four people with four very different lifestyles on how they'd stretch $30 of Whole Foods groceries over a week's worth of meals.<p>You can tell a lot about a person based on her grocery list. It's why one of my favorite things to do in the checkout line at the store is to surreptitiously peep on my …

Healthy Eating

Fried Chicken with Crunch

An unconventional secret to perfectly crispy fried chicken<p>You have to hand it to Todd Ginsberg, a Jewish guy from New Jersey who moved south and decided he could reinvent fried chicken. He only makes it Friday nights at <b>the General Muir</b> in Atlanta, a smart mashup of a New York deli and a …

11 Cooking Basics Every Grown Person Should Know

Growing up is hard; cooking really isn't (most of the time). If you find stirring pasta sauce on the stove as scary as doing your own taxes, we've …

10 New Avocado Toast Recipes To Try

20-Minute Healthy Dinner Ideas

Dinner = solved.

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

Brain Imaging

Top Chinese Food in San Francisco

With one-third of San Francisco's population being Asian, it's no wonder that there is a ton of amazing Asian cuisine here. Chinese food is no exception, and in fact, may lead the Asian food pack. An entire neighborhood in the city is dedicated to the ethnicity, and it is bursting with amazing food …

So, Can You Actually Have Sex in Space?

According to NASA, no two humans ever have.<p>Have you heard about this cool new film called <i>Passengers</i>? It's the one about space that stars some cool humans, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, who also happen to be attractive humans, which is essentially why they qualify as cool humans, as well as …

Now This Is How You Make Fried Chicken

Certain cooking processes are rooted in ritual — a meditative pour-over or the frequent stirring of risotto, for example. The act of making becomes …

The Year American Speech Became Art

During a whirlwind 15-month period in the late 1920s, technology and cultural trends intersected in turning Yankee diction into a global force.<p>For an American embarking upon a literary career in the early 19th century, Henry Cabot Lodge once noted in <i>The Atlantic Monthly</i>, the first step “was to …

Literature

5 Tactics to Win a Negotiation, According to an FBI Agent

It was 1998 and I was standing in a narrow hallway outside an apartment on the 27th floor of a high-rise in Harlem. I was the head of the New York …