Hurricane Michael … How you can help

Residents of the Gulf Coast woke up to widespread destruction Thursday, a day after Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle, causing widespread flooding and power outages. Officials say it's the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental United States. While Michael has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, it continues …

Saffron

Saffron is one of the most precious spices in the world. The threadlike red stigmas—and the yellow hue they impart—are quite literally the stuff of legend. But what is saffron, exactly? No matter how many tales have been told about the spice, a lot of us still don't know what to do with it or …

Charcoal Toothpaste

When you think of putting black toothpaste on your toothbrush, don't worry about the taste: you aren't brushing with chunks from your barbecue grill. It may be black, but the charcoal incorporated into the paste is closer to the soft consistency of baking soda. Many charcoal toothpastes also contain flavoring agents, just like any other …