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Cargill ground beef recall after E. coli outbreak kills 1, sickens 17
More than 132,000 pounds of possibly tainted ground beef sold nationwide is being recalled in an E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened 17 others, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.
Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of the nagribusiness giant Cargill, is recalling approximately 132,600 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of carcasses that may be contaminated with E. coli, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, or FSIS, said in a statement.
Needle found in mango in latest chapter of Australia fruit crisis
Measles cases have hit a record high in Europe. Blame austerity.
Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people
Celebrated food researcher to step down after research is questioned
Love Me Tender
Whether you’re grilling or stir-frying, ending up with tender, mouthwatering meat is always the goal. Achieving said texture isn’t always so easy. Here’s a trick for tenderizing meat that you may never have heard before:
Use baking soda to tenderize meat.
McDonald's salads were linked to a parasitic illness outbreak that sickened more than 500 people. Here's why this food-poisoning expert never orders salad in restaurants
A deep knowledge of thousands of food-poisoning cases across the United States means that there are some things that Bill Marler just won't order when he goes out to eat.
With more than two decades working as a food-poisoning advocate and attorney, there are simply some things that Marler has cut out of his diet. Marler has won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases — and has seen how restaurants are being forced to change to prevent more sicknesses.
"Chain restaurants, post-Jack-in-the-Box, they went through a sort of rethinking about how they do stuff," Marler said.
Today, many of the biggest risks for food poisoning at chain restaurants come from an individual worker who "picked his nose then made your burrito," Marler said. The action of a rogue restaurant worker can make a handful of people sick — but usually won't spark a huge outbreak.
If you’re wondering why you’ve lost friends in adulthood, this is probably why
What a lot of people don’t appear to understand is that the single easiest way to make friends is to show up when it matters — and the single easiest way to lose friends is to, well, not.
That sounds obvious, but a pattern I’ve observed again and again among the people in my social circle (a social circle that skews young and urban, to be clear) is that they often don’t have close, meaningful friendships. They want them, but they aren’t willing to go out of their way to dedicate time and effort to developing these relationships.
The secret to... raising unentitled children
Beware prioritising material possessions over time spent with your child. Children are like sponges and will soak up what’s around them, so your actions are important. If you want – and get – stuff all the time, they will expect that, too. Spend time with them, listen to them, talk to them. Help your child feel secure.
This Mom Is Warning Parents About a Tick-Borne Illness After Her Son Came Home With a Bizarre Rash
Although the Summer months have plenty of fun aspects like camping trips and family vacations, there are also a number of risks that come with letting kids play outside. Danielle McNair, a mom from Georgia, is warning parents about a less commonly known danger, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, after her 5-year-old son, Mason, contracted the tick-borne bacterial infection.
Danielle told POPSUGAR that Mason's grandparents first found the tick in his belly button while Mason was taking a bath at their house in LaGrange, GA. Despite removing the tick, the bite site remained red and swollen. Danielle decided to take him to the doctor's just to be safe.
Is Tick Season Going to Be Bad in 2018? Eek! Tick Season Is Supposed to Be Especially Bad in the US This Year, Warn Experts
"His grandfather saw the tick on May 10; we're honestly not sure how long it was there because it was in his belly button and he was at his grandparents' house," said Danielle. "They actually removed the tick and made sure the head was out. He came home that day, and we noticed that it was very red and looked infected the following day."
‘Stashing’ is the latest disturbing dating trend
Is your significant other not introducing you to his friends or family members? Congratulations — you’ve been stashed.
“Stashing” is the latest crappy relationship trend making couples miserable. It’s when one partner hides their better half from loved ones and doesn’t post about the relationship on social media.
...or maybe he doesn't want to ruin his relationship because his family is scary. You can always ask. 07-Jun-2018
America is being bombarded by food poisoning scares — here are 8 foods an expert says he refuses to eat
It feels as though the world is being bombarded by endless rounds of food poisoning outbreaks.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that Americans avoid any form of romaine lettuce. Earlier in April, more than 200 million eggs were recalled for fear that they could be contaminated with salmonella. And, in late March, a South African listeria outbreak was dubbed the largest of its kind after 189 people died and hundreds more were sickened.
Bill Marler, an attorney with a focus on food poisoning cases, has been watching the outbreaks closely.
With more than two decades working as a food poisoning advocate and attorney, there are some things that Marler has cut out of his diet. Marler has won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases — and become convinced that some foods aren't worth the risk.
In an article by Health Insider from BottomLine and in conversations with Business Insider, Marler has identified certain foods that he avoids — and that others should be wary of as well.
A flight attendant says 'nobody cares' if you actually turn off your phone on a plane — and reveals the disgusting reason you should never drink coffee in the air
An unnamed flight attendant revealed secrets of the trade in an interview with Vice.
She says nobody switches off their phones on planes, not even staff members.
There's also an ideal time for joining the mile-high club, she says — but there's never a good time to order coffee in the sky.
She says there's only one way to score an upgrade, and it's all about bargaining power.
Mental health services are causing trauma, rather than healing
The mental health system continues to inflict trauma, violence and harm because it regards those it sets out to help as the ‘problem’ to be fixed, not the ‘customer’ it serves.
That’s the assessment of leading Victorian mental health policy adviser Indigo Daya, a survivor of childhood trauma and a former compulsory patient of mental health services, after years of working in mental health consumer roles and in government.
Daya, who is Senior Consumer Advisor in the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist in Victoria and a long-time consumer and human rights advocate, was a keynote speaker at the recent Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) conference in Melbourne.
She said a big challenge for the consumer movement is that the system still sees the general public as its ‘customer’ and its aims to be about public safety and a sound economy, rather than the health and recovery of the people it treats. (See her slides below.)
The Vaguely Sexual Exercise That Fixed My Weak Butt
"Your butt is weak."
It's not what I was expecting to hear when I visited a physical therapist for my excruciating knee pain, but that was the situation: I had a poverty posterior.
Weak or inactive glutes, it turns out, can result in an unbalanced hip-to-knee rhythm, poor movement mechanics and joint health in the knee, and even reduced ankle stability.
After the diagnosis, I signed up for a glute-focused powerlifting program designed by the authority on asses, Bret Contreras, CSCS, a strength coach who has an actual PhD in glute mechanics. (His thesis was called "Kinematics and kinetics of vertical and horizontal hip extension exercises and their transference to acceleration and power.")
How tax breaks help the rich
President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress hope to give the US tax code its biggest overhaul in 30 years. Trump says their goal is “to make the tax code simpler and more fair for everyday Americans.”
But their plan would keep three tax breaks that benefit the wealthiest Americans: the mortgage interest deduction, the charitable deduction, and the preferred rate for capital gains.
These tax breaks are incredibly expensive. Each year, the mortgage interest and charitable deductions cost the US Treasury $100 billion and $70 billion, respectively. That’s more than we spend on Head Start, the federally funded preschool program, and on Pell Grants for low-income students to go to college.
Senate tax bill strips NFL, other sports leagues from tax-exempt status
Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers
At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by Ars Technica, takes advantage of several key management vulnerabilities in the WPA2 security protocol, the popular authentication scheme used to protect personal and enterprise Wi-Fi networks. “If your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected,” say researchers.
So yeah, this is bad.
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued the following warning in response to the exploit:
Here’s how to kick nazis off your Twitter right now
While you wait for Twitter to roll out “more aggressive” rules regarding hate speech, which CEO Jack Dorsey promised are coming within “weeks” as of late Friday, here’s a quick workaround to kick nazis off of your Twitter feed right now: Go to the ‘Settings and privacy’ page and under the ‘Content’ section set the country to Germany (or France).
This switches on Twitter’s per country nazi-blocking filter which the company built, all the way back in 2012, to comply with specific European hate speech laws that prohibit pro-Nazi content because, y’know, World War II.
Switching the country in your Twitter settings doesn’t change the language, just the legal jurisdiction. So, basically, you get the same Twitter experience, just without so many of the Swastika wielding nazis.
Don't fall for this Netflix phishing scam
Today's big phishing scam: Netflix accounts. In the past 24 hours, customers have been receiving emails purporting to be from Netflix soliciting their account information.
WGN reports the scam emails inform users their accounts have been disabled, and it recommends they update their payment details.
"We're having some trouble with your current billing information," the emails read. "We'll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details."
The email directs them to a "Login Page" where they are asked to enter account information.