10-Second Health Assessments

Test your memory, check for diabetes and see what your body can tell you about longevity with these quick self-tests!

10-Second Health Assessments

Decode what your body says about your health with these simple checks at home. Learn how to test your memory, check for diabetes and more! All you need are 10 seconds and a few easily found items.


Baker's Cyst

Baker's Cyst

Test: Shine a flashlight through the lump behind your knee.

Baker's cysts are sacs of fluid that can build up behind your knee. While they're mostly harmless and generally don't need treatment, they can be very painful when they burst. To see if you might have a Baker's cyst, stand up and have someone look at the back of your knees to see if there's a bulge behind one of your knees. If there is, hold a flashlight up to one side of the buldge. If the light is visible on the other side, it's probably a Baker's cyst. If the light doesn't shine through, you probably have something else and should see a physician. Even if it is a Baker's cyst, you may find it uncomfortable and prefer treatment. In that case, you can go to a doctor and have it drained or treated with medications.

3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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