Slate has tested different methods of cooking bacon — helpful results

Occasionally a strip or two of bacon is the perfect addition to a dish or a breakfast. My preferred method is in the microwave with paper towels because I like evenly crisp bacon with minor clean-up. Turns out I can get the same results in multiple other ways. This article also discusses ways to get … Continue reading Slate has tested different methods of cooking bacon — helpful results

Best Irish bars in NYC

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/new-york/best-irish-bars-in-nyc? The Best Irish Bars in New York City By CHRISTINE FISCHERUpdated On 03/01/2019 at 05:03PM EST The Dead Rabbit | Brent Herrig When droves of Irish immigrants were forced to flee to America in the 1840s, they brought with them precious culture from the Emerald Isle -- including the traditional Irish pub. Today, New York City … Continue reading Best Irish bars in NYC

Like to eat? Do you realize what pesticides are doing to bees?

The devastating effect of neonicotinoid pesticides on insections has been known for awhile but discounted because of the pesticides' effectiveness in protecting crops. Unfortunately, the lack of progress in protecting bees -- the pollinator for many of our key food crops -- continues to be a huge problem. Bees that are dead or nonfunctional for … Continue reading Like to eat? Do you realize what pesticides are doing to bees?

Do sugary drinks lead to weight gain?

POSTED ONMARCH 11, 2019  BY NAH EDITORIAL STAFF Do sugary drinks lead to weight gain? The DRINK trial answered that question in 2012. It’s not just soda but also sports drinks, lemonade, sweetened iced tea, and juices that can lead to weight gain.Researchers randomly assigned 641 mostly normal-weight Dutch children who usually drank sugary beverages to get a … Continue reading Do sugary drinks lead to weight gain?

Want your coffee to taste less bitter?

Alton Brown is known for all sorts of handy tips. The details of why this one works are in the GIF-filled article below but just try this. When you measure out your two tablespoons of ground coffee for one cup of water, add 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt to the brew. The salt removes the … Continue reading Want your coffee to taste less bitter?

One pint of beer = 15 minutes less to live

After you get past five servings of alcohol a week, the news for your health could be all downhill if you believed every word of this piece. https://www.wbaltv.com/article/wine-beer-early-death-extra-glass/26532630 Every extra pint of beer takes 15 minutes off your life Sip with caution   Updated: 11:50 AM EST Feb 26, 2019 Sarah Rense  Play Video Strap … Continue reading One pint of beer = 15 minutes less to live

Why plastic doesn’t dry in the dishwasher and how to keep it clean

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/why-plastic-doesnt-dry-in-the-dishwasher-and-other-information-about-cleaning-it/2019/03/04/68eb096e-3ab9-11e9-a2cd-307b06d0257b_story.html?utm_term=.15cf7e1b6051 Why plastic doesn’t dry in the dishwasher, and other information about cleaning it (iStock) By Laura Daily March 5 “Just one word: plastics.” While Dustin Hoffman’s character in “The Graduate” may have inwardly cringed at the thought, plastic indeed was the future. Love it or hate it, you can’t escape the ubiquitous product. Nor can … Continue reading Why plastic doesn’t dry in the dishwasher and how to keep it clean