BITES: In Edinburgh, ‘Local’ Sometimes Means ‘From Mother’s Garden’

Ask the chef Scott Smith what makes Fhior, his new modern Scottish Edinburgh restaurant, unusual, and his answer is: “The bread.” As Mr. Smith explained it, the bread — made with beremeal, which is flour from a centuries-old Scottish grain that’s mainly grown on the island of Orkney — encapsulates the cooking philosophy that drives…

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In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front

The memos were concise and direct. An executive at Johnson & Johnson said the main ingredient in its best-selling baby powder could potentially be contaminated by asbestos, the dangerous mineral that can cause cancer. He recommended to senior staff in 1971 that the company “upgrade” its quality control of talc. Two years later, another executive…

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What Is Talc, Where Is It Used and Why Is Asbestos a Concern?

Nearly 12,000 women have sued Johnson & Johnson, with most claiming the talc in its well-known product Johnson’s Baby Powder caused their ovarian cancer. They now have a new potential legal front. In a recent case, a group of plaintiffs argued that the talc was contaminated with asbestos, a carcinogen considered unsafe at any level…

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Traits of A Dissatisfied Woman That Reveal It All

Have you had to deal with ladies who are always dissatisfied with everything, and even the most innocent phrase causes a flurry of their emotions and a storm of indignation? Since you are sure to be influenced by this wave of negativity, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the list of basic signs that…

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Q&A: Albinism Strips Pigment From the Body, Including the Eyes

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. Why do albino humans and animals have red eyes? A. Eyes are not actually red or pink in humans and animals with albinism. Instead, the absence or shortage of pigment in the eye exposes underlying blood vessels. In humans, a condition called oculocutaneous albinism reduces pigmentation of skin, hair and eyes.…

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Where to Find a Ceramic Christmas Tree?

Image A colorful model from that standby for cozy, the Vermont Country Store.Creditvia The Vermont Country Store For a fragile piece of kitschy clay, the light-up ceramic Christmas tree is a remarkably durable piece of holiday nostalgia. A D.I.Y. crafts-class staple in the 1970s, this old-style decoration (a perforated pine tree-shaped shell with a single…

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Medical News Today: How to identify and treat snake bites

Snake bites are not common in the United States, where they are very rarely fatal. Not all species of snake are venomous. Knowing which snake has bitten a person will help with treatment. The injuries that snake bites can cause range from mild to severe, but the chance of dying from one in the U.S.…

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A Celebrity Stylist’s Guide to Getting Into a Car While Wearing a Fancy Dress

Getty ImagesJames Devaney Despite the couture component, J-Lo’s latest selfie is surprisingly relatable. It shows the superstar in a massive Giambattista Valli dress, crammed and crouched in the backseat of a car. Tulle cascades aside, we’ve all been there, and with holiday party season in full swing, it’s bound to happen again. 2018 is the…

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