A Good Appetite: Brownies for Those Who Live to Lick the Bowl

A latke fried in bubbling fat may be a classic way to celebrate Hanukkah, but it’s not the only nosh that can commemorate the oil-centric holiday. Olive oil brownies are another, albeit less traditional, option. This recipe is particularly suited to the task because, unlike others of its ilk, it skips the butter, relying instead…

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Personal Health: Helping Teenagers to Be Safer Drivers

My 16-year-old grandson, who lives in suburban Los Angeles, is on the verge of getting a driver’s license and, quite frankly, I’m terrified. Driving around L.A. is scary even for very experienced adult drivers. Does a 16-year-old boy, whose navigation skills are limited to the internet, have the judgment, attention span and ability to process…

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Wine School: Is There a Role for Tawny Port in the Digital Age?

Fortified wines are not easy to sell nowadays. Far fewer people drink them than in their heyday, and that goes particularly for port. Both sherry and Madeira, the other two leading fortified wines, have had some semblance of a revival. But port? Not so much. I rarely drink it, maybe once a year, far less…

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Wine School: You Can Teach an Old-Vine Grape New Tricks

In California, a handful of popular grapes accounts for an overwhelming proportion of the state’s vineyard acreage. These grapes — cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel, merlot, pinot noir, syrah and sauvignon blanc — dominate production and the perception of California wines. Yet some of the most satisfying California wines today are made by producers working outside…

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14 Things ELLE.com Editors Are Buying on Cyber Monday

There’s a scientific connection between turkey leftovers and hitting the «Add to Cart» button, it’s been proven. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it! At any rate, retailers are crowding our inboxes and Instagram ads with very friendly deals, and it’s been pretty persuasive for us so far. Here’s what ELLE.com editors are eyeing…

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Medical News Today: What you need to know about breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women, and the second main cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. Advances in screening and treatment have improved survival rates dramatically since 1989. There are around 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States (U.S.). The chance of any woman dying from…

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Ovarian cancer statistics

People with symptoms of ovarian cancer or a recent diagnosis may want to learn more about the condition. Understanding ovarian cancer statistics is a logical place to start. Having questions about ovarian cancer is natural. People trying to understand more about the condition may want to know: how common ovarian cancer is who is most…

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What causes pelvic pain in women?

Pelvic pain affects the lowest part of the abdomen, between the belly button and groin. In women, pelvic pain may be a sign of menstrual cramps, ovulation, or a gastrointestinal issue such as a food intolerance. It can also develop due to a more serious problem. Sometimes, pelvic pain is an indicator of an infection…

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Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees: Which Is the Greener Choice?

It’s the centerpiece of the biggest holiday of the year for many American families: the Christmas tree, the focal point for parties and presents, replete with favorite ornaments and lights. Some cherish the scent of a real tree and the tradition of bringing it home, while others prefer the tidier and easier option of the…

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Excess Weight Increases Asthma Risk

Image Credit Children who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for asthma, researchers report. A retrospective study, published in Pediatrics, included 507,496 children followed for an average of four years. None of the children had incidents of asthma before the start of the study. The researchers divided the children into three groups: overweight,…

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