Chad Johannesen

If You Use Sea Salt, You Could Be Eating Plastic — Wellness News

Sea salt is one of the purest ingredients in your kitchen. At least it should be. Made by simply evaporating ocean water, it involves very little processing. In some cases, depending on the water source, trace amounts of natural minerals are left behind, which harmlessly add a touch of flavor or color. But plastic? That's not an extra ingredient we want seasoning our caprese salads and tenderizing our sirloins.

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Here’s What That Controversial Documentary “What the Health” Gets Wrong — Food News

If you've been perusing your Netflix library, then chances are you've seen a new documentary, What the Health. The pro-vegan film co-directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn attempts to show a causal relationship between animal foods and illness. And it's not shy about it, either, equating eating eggs to smoking cigarettes. Since eggs contribute to artery plaque-building due to their high cholesterol levels, the film argues, an egg a day is just as bad for you as smoking five cigarettes a day.

But it's not so simple. Because when it comes to the link between food and health, it almost never is.

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This Spider Catcher Is Perfect for Arachnophobic Pacifists — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → This Humane Spider Catcher is Perfect for Arachnophobic Pacifists

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So Your Slow Cooker Recipe Only Takes 4 Hours. Here’s How to Fix It. — Tips from The Kitchn

One of a slow cooker's best characteristics is its ability to cook a meal for you while you do a hundred other things. Dump the makings of a hearty chili into one, let it do its thing while you go about your day, and return home to a warm dinner ready and waiting. The only kicker is that some slow cooker recipes call for a shorter cook time than you want. If you're out for eight hours, a recipe that takes just four hours just isn't going to work. Luckily, those kinds of recipes don't have to be left for weekends. Here's how to add time onto short-cooking recipes and make them fit your schedule.

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How I Organized My Kitchen Without a Single Drawer — Organizing Tips from Kitchn

When you fall in love with a new home, every challenge is merely an opportunity — a chance to swoon over clever ideas you find on Pinterest or Etsy, or a reason to load up your Amazon shopping cart in the wee hours. We humans are really good at convincing ourselves that possible drawbacks to something we really, really want are not drawbacks at all. My college psychology professors might have called this the avoidance of cognitive dissonance; I call it required creativity.

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Our Smartest Tips, Tricks and Hacks for a Better Bowl of Oatmeal — Tips from The Kitchn

It's so easy to whip up a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. You can customize it to your liking, which means everyone has their own way of making it. Whether you're a devotee of steel-cut oats or you always err on the side of savory, oatmeal style is a very personal thing.

So in the spirit of personal preference, I present to you seven things I never do to my oatmeal. Maybe it's just me, or maybe you too will find some extra oatmeal love in avoiding these things.

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