Batteries with both terminals on the same side, like a 9V or a 12V battery, aren't too common, but they're common enough that it's worth remembering that before you recycle them or toss them in the trash, tape over the terminals. Conductive material across both terminals can easily create a short, and then a fire.
Years ago, when the primary nutrition philosophy was that high-fat foods made you fat and low-fat diets made you thin, whole milk got a bit of a bad rap. Instead, we were told to drink 2% or skim instead. As with most things, the truth is more complicated, and high-fat milk likely deserves a place in your fridge.
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Before you store ground meat in the freezer, pop them in a plastic bag and flatten them out as much as possible, suggests the One Pot Chef. You'll save on freezing time, thawing time and some space too.
Backblaze uses 25,000 hard drives for its online backup service. This has provided some interesting information, such as how long hard drives are likely to last and the difference in reliability between enterprise and consumer drives. Today, Backblaze has spilled the beans on which drive manufacturers are the most reliable.