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7 Things You Should Know About Food Dyes

What’s wrong with the natural color of a pickled pepper? That’s what I’ve been wondering for at least a year, ever since I decided to avoid artificial food coloring whenever possible and found that jarred Greek peppers only come in FD&C Yellow #5. Willing to accept that perhaps my obsession with natural foods had careened straight past “eccentric hippie” into the territory of undiagnosed mental illness, I’ll be picking my own peck of pickled peppers this year. There’s good reason to do so: artificial food coloring is linked to a multitude of side effects.

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6 Of The Worst Chain Restaurant Meals In The US

A single meal with 3,600 calories takes the prize at the Xtreme Eating Awards from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Each year the nutritionists at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CPSI) assume the unnerving task of determining the most extreme restaurant meals in the United States, seeking out the meals which shame all others in terms of calories, saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. In a country known for its love of big awful food and a population of ever-expanding waistlines, they encounter no shortage of contenders.

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5 Celebrities Who’ve Undergone Coronary Bypass Surgery

News of Burt Reynolds’ recent quintuple bypass surgery reminded me of when my Dad had the same operation back in 1997 at the ripe old age of 73. His age plus the dangers of anesthesia plus such a blocked-up ticker prompted the cardiologist to prepare us for the worst, but thanks to a combination of modern medicine and Dad’s upbeat attitude when it comes to hospital stays (it’s better than a hotel because pretty young girls give him sponge baths!) he’s still going strong 13 years later. Here are a few other famous folks who owe their lives to just-in-time heart surgery.

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9 Offbeat Countries

This is a list of countries that are not like other countries. Some countries are specific for its natural beauties, some by the demographic characteristics, some by tourist visits...Were taken into account only the sovereign countries. Canada has an extremely large number of lakes. More than 60 percent of the world's lakes are in Canada, this is because of the deranged drainage system that dominates the country. Canada has a huge number of lakes (the exact total number is unknown). Part of the reason is that Canada has at least 3 million lakes and in some regions, there are as many as 30 lakes for every 100 sq km (39 sq mi).

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The 33 Definitive Greatest Film Supercuts of All Time

With all these film supercuts, Mega-Cuts, compilations and mash-ups going around, it's time to put them in one place (and attribute the credit accordingly, of course.) Here is the definitive list of (worth-watching) film supercuts, mash-ups, compilations or whatever you call them. From Nic Cage "losing his s**t" to bullies coming up with creative insults to dancing, here is a constantly-updating list of film supercuts so you can watch them all at once, then go outside and realize how nice it is to be away from a computer. And then go back to your master immediately!

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Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last 3 to 12 weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone's capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

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10 Scary Things that Might be in Your Meat

College marks a new and exciting time in a person’s life. As a new student entering the world of higher education, you will learn to expand your mind in classes and subjects you have never before studied. While college marks a new chapter for one’s educational and professional life, it can also prompt changes in one’s personal life. You will likely be living on your own for the first time and preparing your own food each day. While cooking may be the least of your worries as you toil through the challenges of your freshman year, it is important to educate yourself on some of the dangers cooking your own food can pose if done incorrectly. As you explore the exciting world of culinary arts, be sure to handle and cook meat properly, so as to better avoid any food borne illnesses. The following list highlights 10 scary and potentially harmful things that can be found in the meat we eat every day.

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Check Out These 8 Ways Your Pets Keep You Healthy

Every animal owner can tell you that their pets make their lives better, no doubt about it, but did you know that owning a pet actually gives you health benefits as well? Even the most seasoned animal owner may be surprised at how many ways owning an animal can improve your health! If you have been debating opening your home to a furry friend, read this list and find out why it could be just what the doctor ordered!

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8 Unforgettable Examples of Land Art

Land art or Earth art is an art movement in which landscape and the work of art are inextricably linked. It is also an art form that is created in nature, using natural materials such as soil, rock (bed rock, boulders, stones), organic media (trees, grass) and water. The works frequently exist in the open, located well away from civilization, left to change and erode under natural conditions.

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Your Top 20 Most Common Passwords

Last year, a major security breach at RockYou.com resulted in the release of 32 million passwords. With such a large data set available, security firm Imperva Application Defense Center (ADC) analyzed and found that, when given the chance, most users will choose a simplistic password. Imperva found that nearly a third of users chose passwords whose length is equal or below six characters and almost 60 percent of users chose their passwords from a limited set of alpha-numeric characters. Almost half of users used names, slang words, dictionary words or trivial passwords (consecutive digits, adjacent keyboard keys, and so on), with the most common password being "123456".

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America’s 35 Best Hot Dogs

The hot dog is one of the few foods that’s nearly impossible to screw up. You heat it through, tuck it into a bun, squirt on some mustard, and call it lunch. But there’s a big difference between not screwing something up and turning it into a paradigm-shifting, transcendental dining experience. And there are lots of hot dog stands, restaurants, and drive-ins out there that have the power to change your life. The perennial grill mate to hamburgers, the hot dog sometimes gets the short end of the stick, charring at the back of the grill while juicy burgers are snatched up as soon as they hit the right temperature. But there’s a science, if not an art form, behind constructing the perfect hot-dog-eating experience.

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10 Weird Pregnancy Facts No One Tells You About

Whether you're a woman who hasn't yet been pregnant or a man who wants to better understand what an expectant mother really goes through, these 10 things that occur while a woman is pregnant are all strange and often disturbing. These are the weird things that happen during pregnancy that people probably won't tell you about.

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