The science of spice


When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire — because that’s essentially what you’ve told your brain! Rose Eveleth details the science and history behind spicy foods, giving insights into why some people continue to pay the painful price for a little spice.

Lesson by Rose Eveleth, animation by Flaming Medusa Studios Inc.

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How to Grill Anything


Column Five created this guide to average cook times to take the guesswork out of grilling. The guide provides average times for a wide variety of beef, poultry, pork, and vegetable items you might plan on throwing on the grill this summer—all you’ll need is a watch and a meat thermometer.

How to grill anything summer grilling BBQ infographic

7-Eleven Day: Free Slurpees


7-Eleven Day Free Slurpee

To celebrate the company’s 87th anniversary, 7-Eleven is giving away free small (12 ounce) Slurpees from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 11, which is 7-11. “Free Slurpee Day” began in 2002 and has happened each year on 7/11. THis year, they’re giving away more free snacks to anyone willing to download the store’s app.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Wine


By Wine Investment, this beginner’s guide to wine which digs a little deeper than just the surface. Giving an overview of the terminology used by wine lovers, as well as the correct equipment, this is perfect for any wine or food fans.

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National Doughnut Day


doughnuts doughnut free Krispy Kreme

June 7, 2013, is national doughnut day. Started by the Salvation Army on June 7, 1938, National Doughnut Day was originally a means by which to raise money for charitable efforts during the Great Depression.

The sweet holiday specifically honored female volunteers in World War I, commonly referred to as “lassies,” who provided logistical support to the troops on the front lines, serving them hot food and of course doughnuts to keep up morale. Flash forward to 2013 and we no longer have “lassies” providing doughnuts to boost morale on the front lines, but doughnut retailers across the country have taken this day as a way to give out free doughnut samples and entice us to enjoy more of their sugary goodness.

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