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The Truth About Turmeric: What Health Benefits Does It Really Have?

Turmeric is having a moment right now as the spice du jour for promoting wellness and treating all kinds of conditions from arthritis to depression to indigestion. Does science back these claims up?

Keep These 5 Foods Out of the Fridge

Not everything is enhanced by being kept in your refrigerator. These five foods definitely do better outside it — here's why.

Your Yogurt Is Probably Loaded With Sugar

Your favorite yogurt could have more sugar than a 12-ounce can of soda. So, is it even healthy?

Bao Bing: A Sweet Treat That's Survived for Centuries

From as early as the 7th century, people have been eating this concoction of shaved ice, sweetened condensed milk and, yes, red beans.

Great British Baking Terms: Know Your Scones From Your Biscuits

American viewers of the hit "The Great British Baking Show" might be confused by the challenge for "Biscuit Week." We break down how the American biscuit is vastly different from the British version.

Does Caffeine Increase — or Decrease — Appetite?

Nothing goes better with a cup of coffee than a sweet cupcake. But do you crave the two together or does that cup of joe actually make you hungry?

Why Is Lobster So Expensive — and Will it Stay That Way?

Lobster has long been associated with luxury and fine dining. But could newly imposed Chinese tariffs change that?

How to Keep Guac From Turning to Goop

Who hasn't had their delicious green guac turn into brown slime overnight? Here's how to save it.

How Michelin Became Synonymous With the World's Best Restaurants

Michelin's iconic dining guide rates the best restaurants in 30 countries and four continents. But how did a tire company start rating restaurants?

The Light and Fluffy History of Southern Biscuits

And a simple biscuit recipe to go along with it.

How Coconut Oil Went From Superfood to 'Pure Poison'

Coconut oil has either been lauded as a superfood that can cure a multitude of things or a fat-monster best avoided like the plague. What's the truth?

Forget Soft Serve! Booza Is the Stretchy New Ice Cream Sensation

Booza is one of the oldest kinds of ice cream in the world, but this stretchy treat is bizarre news to most of us.

Water Is Free. Why Do Americans Spend Billions on the Bottled Stuff?

In 2017, bottled water surpassed soda as Americans' favorite drink. How did water, something we get for free, become a multi-billion-dollar business?

5 Things You Didn't Know About Fried Chicken

How did this dish become so associated with the American South and yet so beloved all over the world?

17.6 Million Americans Still Lack Access to Healthy Food

The number of Americans living in food deserts has decreased, but there's still a long way to go before everyone has access to healthy food.

Tiny Traces of Fukushima Found in Limited California Wines

Chernobyl affected European wines. Fukushima seems to have affected at least a small slice of California wines. The question is how much?

Is Juice Really Better for You Than Soda?

Unless it's fresh-squeezed (and even then) juice is loaded with sugar, often as much as a can of Coca-Cola. So why do we still tout it as healthy?

Who's Eating These Hot-as-Hellfire Peppers?

It's not just people with an affinity for hot sauce. The real answer will probably surprise you.

U.S. Trans Fat Ban Goes Into Effect. Almost.

The U.S. government ban on artificial trans fats went into effect on June 18, 2018, but includes a one-year extension for certain additives.

Who the Heck Orders a Burger at IHOP?

The famed pancake chain is now a burger chain? What is happening?

Got Cockroach Milk?

Yep – cockroach milk is being touted in some circles as the next non-dairy milk substitute. But, seriously, OMG.

The Fascinating History of Lemonade

Lemonade has a long and storied history, from its beginnings in ancient Egypt all the way to current 21st-century pop culture.

Come and Get It! A Spicy Barbecue Quiz

Barbecue season is upon us in all its mouth-watering glory. What's your BBQ IQ? Find out with this quiz.

How Safe is Our Drinking Water?

Cities across the U.S. are dealing with contaminated tap water. How can we know that the water we are drinking is OK?

Barbecue Kings Are Crowned at Memphis in May

More than 230 teams will compete at the 2018 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, also known as Memphis in May.


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