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How To Make Your Living Room More Energy Efficient

It’s easier than you might think to do your bit for the environment, even when you’re just spending a lazy day at home. Little changes can have a big impact, so what you do at home can be really important, and no more so than in your living room. Maybe you’re already well on your

There’s Only One Right Way to Make Guacamole

Guacamole is capable of starting fights. Not actual fights with guacamole (at least as far as we know), but about guacamole. Perhaps matched only by the “is a hot dog a sandwich?” debate and “do you like Hawaiian pizza?” eternal question—how to make the best guacamole is a contentious and often personal debate. To (attempt

Popcorn Is Keto-Friendly Unless You Make This One Mistake

POPCORN IS a classic snack food and movie-night essential, but if you’re on a ketogenic diet, you might be wondering if, in fact, popcorn is keto-friendly. Could chowing down on a bag of warm, salty, freshly popped popcorn cost you your oh-so-challenging-to-attain state of ketosis and subsequently knock you out of the fat-burning state? Corn,

Which restrictions prevent COVID-19 deaths, and which make things worse?

New research from Yale SOM’s Heather Tookes and Matthew Spiegel, using what they believe is the most comprehensive database of U.S. business interventions yet created, finds that mask mandates, closing restaurants, and stay-at-home orders are all effective at saving lives. Other commonly used measures, including closing low-risk businesses, can actually worsen the spread of the

Safe sex or risky romance? Young adults make the rational choice

Astudy published in the journal Psychological Science found that young adults—contrary to how they are sometimes portrayed in the media—tend to make highly rational decisions when it comes to selecting potential romantic partners. This is not to say that young adults make risk-free choices, but they appear to consider both the risks and benefits of

Doing good may make people look better

Giving is good for you. For years, researchers have been finding that people who support charities or volunteer for causes can benefit from being generous. For example, they might learn new things, meet new people or make others whom they care about happier. Researchers have also found that giving may make the givers themselves happier,

Pesto, preserved – so it goes

Pesto preservation – how to: Pesto is regarded as a classic of the Italian cuisine. In this country many kitchens is the Pesto – only is not required for a meal is usually a whole jar of Pesto, and the delicious side dish remains. FOCUS Online gives you tips on how to make leftover Pesto

Pride Parades Canceled? Make Your Own at Home

What a long, long time ago June 2019 seems like right now. It was the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and more than 100,000 people watched or participated in the New York City Pride Parade. We’re in a different world now, with Pride events all over the world canceled. But that most certainly does

7 Changes To Make If You Want To Lose 20 Pounds Or More

Setting a bigger weight-loss goal, like losing 20 pounds, may feel overwhelming at times. You may get impatient and feel desperate to finallyhit the finish line. But sustainable weight loss requires creating healthy habits, like making gradual dietary changes and incorporating consistent fitness into your weekly schedule. Weight loss ultimately requires the same approaches whether

What are viruses anyway, and why do they make us so sick?

You may sometimes have felt like you “have come down with a virus,” meaning that you became sick from being exposed to something that could have been a virus. In fact, you have a virus—actually, many—all the time. Some viruses cause the common cold, and some are crucial to human survival. New viruses can also

18 Gifts Will Make Your Surly Teen Smile

Teens: Too old for toys, too young to be delighted by a really nice set of towels. So what do you get the almost-adult in your life? If you’ve asked them and simply received a shrug (or been told “Cash is always nice”), you’re not alone. And, yes, cash is nice, but sometimes it’s also

The Deep Fryers That Make Restaurant-Quality Snacks & Meals

They say balance is the key to a happy life. Whoever “they” are obviously never owned a deep fryer. There’s just something so satisfying about moseying into the kitchen and knowing you have the tools to whip up gooey mozzarella sticks, ballpark-style onion rings and restaurant-quality pizza crust at your disposal. Sure, moms have a

3-Ingredient Holiday Appetizers You Can Make With Your Kids

Holiday parties are coming up, which means you’ll soon be in need of a few easy, trustworthy appetizer recipes to serve to guests. See, appetizers are fun, but they’re also a great way to keep people from hovering in the kitchen and asking when dinner is ready. What’s more, there are plenty of easy-to-make options