Author: Tiffy

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The Bittersweet Story of Molasses

ts thick consistency resembles that of honey. Hence, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, its name – molasses – is derived from the Portuguese word melaço, which originates from Latin mel – meaning honey. Owing to its...

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Catnip For Humans?

Its name might make us assume that it works only on cats, but some believe catnip has an effect on humans too. Catnip belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae, a plant species known for...

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On Gluttony

Dante, in his poem The Divine Comedy writes of a hell where the three-headed hound Cerberus guards the gluttons as they are condemned to “lie in the mire”. In Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, Cleopatra...

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To Smell or Not To Smell…

(By مانفی – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43555274) Does it worry you that the dinner you’re carrying on the train will bother commuters with its smell? Just for the holiday season, KFC Japan...

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Journey to Zero Food Waste

One of the largest retailers in the world, Tesco, has pledged to eliminate food wastage by March 2018. By using FoodCloud, an app developed by two Trinity College Dublin graduates, Tesco is able to...

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The Bare Necessities

(photo credit to Netflix) eath and taxes – nothing in this world is as certain, said Benjamin Franklin. Alternatively, could we say that nothing is as certain as death and daily food? After all,...

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What is basil good for?

This tiny green herb is packed with more health benefits than you might know. According to Medical News Today, basil is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities, its anti-aging effects, and its antibacterial properties. This...