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What Happens When You Crack Your Back

There’s something about what happens when you crack your back that’s so unbelievably satisfying. Whether it accidentally snaps and crackles when you stand up or you whip out your best contortionist moves to make it happen, that little pop just feels damn good. If this describes you to a T, you’ve probably been cracking your […]

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California May Be First State To Crack Down On Flavored Tobacco And Nictone

California lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would make it the first state to outlaw the sale of both flavored tobacco and nicotine products, substances critics say lure in underage customers. The proposed legislation, which has passed its first hurdle in the state’s Senate Health Committee, would outlaw the sale of flavored tobacco and flavored […]

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Crack use up in England after 'aggressive marketing'

“Aggressive marketing” by drug dealers who send out targeted text messages and give free samples could be one of the reasons for a rise in crack cocaine use in England, researchers have said. The drug is reported to have become more commonly used by students, clubbers and professionals. Government research said there may now be […]

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The FDA Will Finally Crack Down on Dietary Supplements—Here's What Experts Have to Say

You may not realize it, but dietary supplements aren’t regulated in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the same way that medications are. And, while the FDA will take action against misbranded or inferior supplements after they hit the market, the companies that make and sell these products are ultimately responsible for […]

Food & Nutrition

How to Crack the Secret Code on Your Gallon of Milk

Lauren CahnOct 31 The code on your milk carton means something udderly unexpected. AHPhotosWPG/Shutterstock Ever wonder how the 2% at your supermarket made its way to you? It’s likely from cows grazing hundreds of miles over yonder. That’s a long way to moo-ove! Speaking of a long walk, this is why your grocery store puts […]

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Fruit flies' brains studied to help crack dementia

The humble fruit fly could help scientists unlock the secrets of Alzheimer’s disease. A new £20m Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff University includes a fly laboratory. Researchers will be studying the brains of the flies because they share a large proportion of their genes with humans. They also have a £1m microscope to hand, which […]

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New checks to crack down on free prescription fraud

Patients claiming free prescriptions face checks before medicine is issued in an effort to stamp out fraud. Prescription fraud currently costs the NHS an estimated £256m a year in England. A new digitised system to be piloted next year will mean pharmacies can instantly verify who is entitled to free medication. But pharmacists have opposed […]

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How to Crack an Egg Without Getting Shells Into Your Food

Accidentally eating a piece of eggshell is one of the worst dining experiences, and I'm only kind of exaggerating. It's chalky and horrible and just one bite is enough to completely destroy my appetite, essentially rendering whatever I've been eating completely inedible. I admit that my feelings about this are intense. In fact, if I […]

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How to Crack an Egg the Right Way

Courtesy Taste of Home My five-year-old niece loves to bake, but there’s one task that makes her crinkle her nose—cracking an egg. She reasonably protests that the egg makes a mess, meaning she has to pause her baking to wash her hands (not a beloved task). Psst! These recipes are super-easy for kids to make. I can […]