If you cook a lot of rice—brown, white, basmati—there are many ways to fail. Mushy rice or a badly burned batch that leaves the pot hard to clean can be a problem. Rice cookers can come to the rescue, and Consumer Reports has advice on which ones to buy.
The Census Bureau reports the average age a wife becomes a widow is 59 and the fact that half of those widows outlive their husbands by 15 to 30 years can leave many women without the money they need to survive.
Every year eight million babies are born with genetic disorders passed down from generation to generation. One family didn’t even know they carried a problematic gene until an ultrasound revealed it in their unborn baby.