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Putting This $3 Gadget in Your Wine Glass Can Supposedly Prevent a Hangover—So We Tried It

Putting This $3 Gadget in Your Wine Glass Can Supposedly Prevent a Hangover—So We Tried It

Health
A friend recently showed me a photo on her phone that she'd snapped the night before at a wedding. A fellow guest was sipping on red wine, but an unexpected accessory was sticking out from the top of her glass. "It kind of looked like a tampon or fly swatter, but it was a little wand that supposedly prevents wine hangovers," my friend explained. After some Googling, we found it online: The Wand from Pure Wine claims to use patented technology to soak up histamines and sulfite preservatives from both white and red varieties, so those with a histamine sensitivity or intolerance are less likely to experience annoying next-day...
Myanmar generals must be tried for genocide – UN

Myanmar generals must be tried for genocide – UN

World
Myanmar's top generals must be prosecuted for genocide over the treatment of the Rohingya, according to a UN report. Six generals should be tried over orchestrated gross human rights violations and abuses in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan states, an independent fact-finding mission found.The report's conclusions prompted British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt to pledge to go to Myanmar to "seek answers".Hundreds of thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims fled across the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh after what many NGOs have described as ethnic cleansing.Amnesty International said security forces carried out a "targeted campaign of widespread and systematic murder, rape and burning".:: Explained - The Rohingya refugee crisis ...
Carillion tried to 'wriggle out' of pension contributions

Carillion tried to 'wriggle out' of pension contributions

Business
Carillion "wriggled out" of payments into its company pension schemes as its troubles grew, while it carried on paying shareholder dividends and bosses' bonuses, say MPs.The Work and Pensions Committee is questioning the way pension investments were managed at the collapsed outsourcing giant.The schemes overall are in deficit.But last year contributions to the pension funds were deferred until 2019, to help shore up the firm's finances. The committee has published a letter from Robin Ellison, chairman of trustees of Carillion's pension scheme, giving an account of the last few years and suggesting they have been left with a funding shortfall of around £990m.The letter shows that pension trustees were "kept in the dark" about the state of Carillion's finances until late last year, the commi
I Hated Beets, Until I Tried Them Like This

I Hated Beets, Until I Tried Them Like This

Health
The one recipe that forever changed my mind about beets. Let’s get this straight: I generally hate beets. There is nothing about this root vegetable to that appeals to me. I’ve sent back a salad before because it was laced with cooked, shredded beets that were tossed in there unbeknownst to me (insert orange rage emoji face). However, after I recently tried a salad recipe that called for thinly sliced golden beets, my sentiments towards the vegetable became far more tolerant. Don’t get me wrong, I have given beets a fair chance. I’ve eaten them roasted, boiled, mashed, and pickled, but eating them raw in a salad might be the only way I actually enjoy them.Unlike their red counterpart, golden beets have a milder flavor and won’t stain your hands as dramatically wi
We Tried 5 Ways to Keep Avocados from Turning Brown

We Tried 5 Ways to Keep Avocados from Turning Brown

Health
This article originally appeared on CookingLight.comI was recently browsing online when I stumbled across the so-called answer to a question all avocado lovers have Googled at some point in their lives: How to stop your avocados from turning brown. The alleged solution? Spray your halved avocados with a canola oil cooking spray, like Pam.Truly, I thought, it can't be that easy. I've waited my entire life for a magical elixir that will stop the untimely death of my favorite fruit, and the answer is something that was in my pantry the entire time? I was skeptical, so I had to test it out for myself.I went to the store and bought five avocados, cut them in half, and removed the pits. I was also curious to see if different cooking sprays would work better, so I tested out canola oil, ghee, coc...