How Many Times Can You Thaw and Refreeze Meat?

But before we jump into that, let’s talk about what we mean by thawing the meat properly. It’s important that food be kept at a safe temperature while thawing. If the food becomes warmer than 40° F, bacteria may begin to proliferate, according to the Department of Agriculture.  So don’t do what I’ve done before,…

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How Safe Is Deet?

It’s true that there are few published studies that focus on the effects of deet on pregnant women or their offspring, and almost none that examine deet usage during the first trimester when developing fetuses are most vulnerable. It’s also true that there are some scary-sounding reports in both the research literature and the popular…

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TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

Once you’ve selected one of the preset picture modes, almost all TVs let you tweak the picture’s appearance further. On some sets, if you try to change the TV settings, your picture mode will automatically change to a “custom” or “preference” mode. Whether that happens or not, your next steps remain the same. Brightness: This…

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Best Dehumidifiers of 2024

When the weather gets warmer and humidity climbs, a good dehumidifier can make your spring and summer a lot more bearable. The top dehumidifier models in our ratings are champs at removing excess moisture from a room. And in the process they can protect your home and your health by making living spaces less susceptible…

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The Race to Buy TikTok Is On—but There Might Not Be a Winner

This has done little to deter a growing list of other business moguls who have also expressed interest in acquiring the app, which has been under government scrutiny in the US for four years over alleged national security concerns stemming from its Chinese ownership. One of them is former Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, who said…

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OpenAI’s Long-Term AI Risk Team Has Disbanded

In July last year, OpenAI announced the formation of a new research team that would prepare for the advent of supersmart artificial intelligence capable of outwitting and overpowering its creators. Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI’s chief scientist and one of the company’s cofounders, was named as the colead of this new team. OpenAI said the team would…

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Which Apple Watch Should You Buy?

Do you need cellular? All Apple Watch Series and SE models can be purchased with GPS alone. Adding cellular capacity raises the sticker price by about $100, plus the roughly $10-per-month fee for a wireless plan. The Ultra models can only be purchased with cellular capacity, but you don’t have to activate it. Most people…

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RFK Jr. Is Priming His Audience for Election Denialism

In 2006, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. thought he was on to something big. In an article for Rolling Stone, he argued that the 2004 election had been rigged to guarantee a George W. Bush victory, wrongly denying Democratic candidate John Kerry his place in the Oval Office. Citing research from a visiting scholar at the…

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