Lice. It’s every mother’s worst nightmare -- but with 12 million cases around the world each year, it can affect anyone. Dr. Oz identifies the 3 different kinds of lice, where they live, and what you can do to get rid of them the right way.

 


Lice Facts:

  • Head liceare wingless, parasitic insects that feed on blood.
  • You can get lice by sharing personal belongings and through close personal contact.
  • Symptoms of a lice infestation include intense itching. Itching is the result of an allergic reaction to lice saliva.
  • The best place to look for lice on an adult is behind the ears and on the back of the neck.
  • Lice can be as small as a a strawberry seed or up to 1/8 of an inch in size. 
  • Lice nits (the eggs) can be easily mistaken for dandruff, but they don’t brush off the hair. They are stuck to the hair shaft.

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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