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It’s easy to overcook most ingredients like meats, vegetables and even pasta. Mushrooms, however, are so resilient even novice cooks can master them with ease. Here’s why they’re the most forgiving ingredient in the kitchen.
Everyone’s familiar with a brain freeze: You eat or drink something cold a little too fast and suddenly your head erupts in a flash of pain. We all get them and try to avoid them, but this video explains why they happen at all.
Two weeks ago I paid to have lasers fired into my eyes. The next day I woke up like Peter Parker, post-spider bite. I couldn’t climb walls, but I could see so well I felt like a superhero. For the first time since I was a kid I could open my eyes and just see. My laser eye surgery story isn’t quite comic book-worthy, but here’s everything that happened, in case you want those powers too.
Trying too hard to be happy is a one-way ticket to disappointment. The trick is to focus on what makes you unhappy and work from there.
You crave it in the morning, you wait in long lines for it and I’m drinking it while I write this: Coffee is everywhere. But that means misinformation about it is everywhere too. Coffee doesn’t rob you of water, sober you up or keep your children short, so let’s grind up these myths and brew a hot pot of truth.
The weather supplies many metaphors for our changeable minds. Moods can brighten and darken, dispositions can be sunny, futures can be under a cloud and relationships can be stormy. Like the weather, our emotions sometimes seem like fickle forces of nature: unstable, enveloping and uncontrollable. Weather provides a vivid language for describing our emotional atmosphere, but does it also influence it?