Author: Fred Finley

Fred Finley is a health content writer. He has a passion for helping others learn about and improve their health. Fred's writing has been featured on many popular websites, including Livestrong.com, eHow.com, and Healthline.com. In his spare time, Fred enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.

Calamari has Italian origins, but that doesn’t stop it from being a staple in many Greek restaurants. The question is, which came first? Did the Greeks adopt this dish from the Italians or did the Italians adopt it from them? Or perhaps both cultures adopted it from somewhere else? Let’s take a look at the facts and decide for ourselves. This article will explore some of these questions as we dive into whether calamari is an Italian dish or a Greek one. Is Calamari Italian? Calamari is Italian. It comes from the word Calamaro, which means ‘Baby Squid’ in Italian.…

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Perhaps you have heard that you shouldn’t drink soda after a certain date. Maybe someone told you it’s because the sugar turns poisonous, or maybe you read an article claiming sugar will ferment and give you explosive diarrhea. No one knows exactly why drinking soda past its sell-by date is considered risky. Theories range from the presence of mold to the introduction of new preservatives, to the risk of accelerated fermentation in unbalanced sugars. Whatever the reason, all sodas lose some of their flavors after being stored for too long in hot places like a warehouse or car trunk. To…

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Pickles are a classic condiment, but do they count as a vegetable? It depends. In some cases, yes. But in other cases, no. The answer to this question depends on the type of pickle and its specific ingredients. Thankfully, there are many healthy pickle options that are also low in calories and carbs. These “hidden” vegetables add great texture and taste to sandwiches, burgers, and other dishes. However, nutrition experts recommend eating just one or two pickles at a time because they’re so high in sodium about 170 mg per 5-gram serving. Here’s everything you need to know about whether…

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Have you ever noticed that your LED lights change colors by themselves from time to time? It’s not a bug or anything. Most LED lights are equipped with photo sensors and light detection software, which is why they can detect changes in lighting and respond to them. The light sensor inside the LED bulb detects the natural variation of daylight outside, as well as any artificial changes in the lighting conditions caused by moving clouds, rain or other external stimuli. Once this occurs, the light detection software controls the hue of the LEDs accordingly. This article will explore why do…

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You’re probably wondering how you can get fat without noticing. After all, it’s not like you can accumulate fat and not know about it. However, if you think about it, you might be able to do just that. It’s common for people to put on weight gradually and not even notice it until much later. You could be gaining a few pounds here and there and not even realize it until your clothes stop fitting. When this starts happening multiple times in a short period of time, you’ll know something is up. If you don’t want to find yourself in…

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We’ve all been there with a pounding headache that just won’t go away. Whether it’s due to stress, lack of sleep, or just one of those days, headaches can be a major inconvenience. But before you reach for the ibuprofen or Excedrin, you may be wondering: Can I take ibuprofen and Excedrin together? While it’s important to check with your doctor before taking any medication, we’ve done some research to provide you with the facts about taking ibuprofen and Excedrin together. Through this article, we’ll explore the potential risks and benefits of taking these two medications together, as well as…

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Have you ever found yourself feeling oddly sympathetic or protective towards a person or organization that has caused you harm or distress? If so, you may be experiencing a phenomenon known as Stockholm Syndrome. This phenomenon is characterized by feelings of trust, or affection felt by a hostage towards their captor and is often seen in cases of kidnapping and hostage-taking. If you’re curious as to whether or not you’re experiencing Stockholm Syndrome, take our do-i-have-Stockholm-syndrome quiz to find out. Our quiz is designed to help you determine whether or not you’re feeling the effects of Stockholm Syndrome and will…

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French fries are a staple in the diet of many people around the world. However, this popular side dish is not as universally loved as you might think. In fact, some countries have outright banned them because they are so unhealthy! Fortunately, it’s easy to make low-FODMAP French fries at home. They’re also much healthier than their fast-food counterparts. This article will answer all your questions about French fries and fructan, including how much you can eat if you follow the low-FODMAP diet. Keep reading for everything you need to know about these salty sticks of fried potatoes. Are French…

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The answer is both. Depending on who you ask, the District can be found in one or the other. The confusion stems from a quirk of local geography and history. Technically speaking, the District of Columbia, commonly called DC, has no single home state. It exists as a designated U.S. territory, not a state, meaning it does not have voting representation in Congress or control over its own local government. However, as a result of its historical roots and modern-day situation, DC is nevertheless located partially in Virginia and Maryland. While that doesn’t make much sense in terms of state…

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Even if you’re just looking to lose a few pounds, you probably want to do it as quickly as possible. Many people struggle with weight loss because they try so many different things that don’t work. If you want to jump-start your weight loss, consider trying the concepts of calorie restriction and creating a caloric deficit. Both of these methods are scientifically proven methods that help you lose weight faster than usual. Read on to learn more about how much weight you can lose per week by following these tips! Can You Lose 3 Pounds a Week? It is possible…

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