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By now, in 2015, with gluten excommunicated from diets, paleo celebrated and superfood vegetables being discovered left and right, we all generally know what kind of food is good for you and what kind of food is bad for you. But do most of us really know what a calorie is other than a big number being worse than a little number? Probably not! Here's a video from Ted Ed breaking down the unit of measurement that runs so many lives.

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I have a problem. It's a kitchen gadget addiction. Ever since I was a kid, I've always wanted to try the latest and greatest cooking appliances — or at least all the As Seen On TVand Sky Mall shit. Well, that addiction just paid off: The Anova Precision Cooker has been bringing me stupid amounts of joy for the past few weeks. Sous vide, anyone? This $229 gadget makes it so, so easy.

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Created roughly 4000-5000 years ago in China, the earliest versions of something like chopsticks were used for cooking (they're perfect for reaching into pots full of hot water or oil) and were most likely made from twigs. While it's difficult to nail down a firm date, it would seem it wasn't until around 500-400 AD that they began being used as table utensils.

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In a move that surprised no one, you totally overdid it the last couple of days. You had to have thirds on ham. You took down a litre of spiked eggnog. You were feeling festive, but now you feel like crap. Here are five tips to get you back to normal as quickly as possible.

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The entire animal kingdom does it, but most humans become squeamish and pull their faces at the very notion. But now, scientists are suggesting that mothers — and perhaps even fathers — would benefit from eating parts of the placenta following child birth. Yum.

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Next time you go out to a restaurant, request a big fork. According to researchers, it's an effective way to control how much you eat - without leaving you hungry at the end of the meal.