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Jim Ratcliffe: Turning cast-offs into gold

Jim Ratcliffe: Turning cast-offs into gold

Business
Jim Ratcliffe may once have been called Dr No by trade unions for his tough negotiating stance, but the UK's richest man champions the unloved.Through buying up and turning around the cast-off parts of big business, the Mancunian has made his £21bn fortune.From operations once owned by the likes of oil giant BP, Mr Ratcliffe has created a company whose chemicals and raw materials go into nearly everything we touch everyday. And it only took him 20 years to do it.Mr Ratcliffe, 65, has always been involved in chemicals and industry.After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham in 1974, he spent a very brief spell at BP before jumping to rival oil business Esso as a trainee accountant. Son of a joiner becomes...
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...
This Clever Little Gadget Keeps Guacamole From Turning Brown

This Clever Little Gadget Keeps Guacamole From Turning Brown

Health
This article originally appeared on SouthernLiving.com.The horror of watching your delicious guacamole turn brown before your eyes is one we know all too well. But what if we told you there was a new product on the market that claims to prevent that frightful brown layer from forming?Guac-Lock is the brilliant name of an even more brilliant device that promises to keep your guacamole fresh for days by preventing oxidation, the pesky reaction responsible for the untimely death of countless party dips. It sounds like magic, but the mechanism is actually quite simple. Here’s how it works: the container that holds the guacamole sits on a base that removes oxygen with a simple push, creating an airtight seal. Voila! Homemade guac for days.This nifty little gadget, which does double duty as a se