Hack to stop kitchen food spills proves popular on TikTok

No matter how much you love getting your creative juices flowing in the kitchen, no one loves the clear up.

Kitchen counters covered in a sticky mess is one of the worst parts of the cooking aftermath.

Thankfully, a video posted on TikTok recently promises to make annoying food spills a thing of the past.

In the clip, TikTok user Andrew Gatt demonstrates a simple (yet not commonly known) way of avoiding kitchen spills while pouring liquids from a bowl to a pan, or vice versa.

It’s all about basic physics.

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To demonstrate his method for avoiding pouring pitfalls, Gatt filmed himself making scrambled eggs.

After tipping the eggs from a bowl into the pan, he tilts the bowl back and points out the leftover egg spilling over the lip, which would continue to drip down the side of the bowl and onto the counter.

However, Gatt explains that if he applies the law of basic physics and instead of tipping the bowl back, continued to turn it in the same direction, the drippings would fall back into the bowl, preventing any mess.

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Illustrating the simple yet genius method, Gatt illustrates that by continuing to turn the bowl, he can avoid any spillage on the kitchen counter or whatever surface he places the bowl back down.

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“How old were you when you learned this life hack?” Gatt captioned the video.

While this particular video shows Gatt using the technique while making eggs, you can use this hack for virtually any liquid that could be spilled on the kitchen counter. 

The video was viewed more than 1.2 million times within a week of being posted and has clocked up 69.7K likes from impressed home cooks.

“OMG thank you so much for this. You have no idea,” one person commented.

“My paper towels be like ‘thank you’,” another joked.

The hack could help prevent certain kitchen spills. (Getty Images)

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Other people shared their own tricks for avoiding excess drippage.

“I instead use a spatula to get all the excess egg out of the bowl. I hate to see anything go to waste,” one person offered.

“I just put it in the sink while my hand is stopping the drip from hitting the floor,” another shared.

This video can join the host of other social media hacks helping to improve our kitchen skills.

Last month we learned how to make the crispiest roast potatoes using a magical store cupboard ingredient and back in August we solved the problem of cleaning stained tuppaware.

We were also impressed when a woman shared a clever trick for disposing of hot grease without having to pour it down the drain.

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Fox News Reporter Tells White House, Twitter to ‘Stop Blaming the Media’ for Again Asking if Trump Will Condemn White Supremacy

Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts sent a clear message to the White House and Twitter users on Thursday to “stop blaming the media” for asking again if President Donald Trump will publicly condemn white supremacy.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Screenshot of Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts on the network on October 1, 2020. "Stop deflecting. Stop blaming the media," he said. "I'm tired of it." Roberts pushed White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany to declare that President Donald Trump denounces white supremacy at a press briefing earlier in the day.


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Screenshot of Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts on the network on October 1, 2020. “Stop deflecting. Stop blaming the media,” he said. “I’m tired of it.” Roberts pushed White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany to declare that President Donald Trump denounces white supremacy at a press briefing earlier in the day.

Earlier in the day, Roberts asked White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany if Trump denounces such groups.

“I would like to ask you for a definitive and declarative statement without ambiguity or deflection. As the person who speaks for the president, does the president denounce white supremacy and groups that espouse it in all their forms?” he asked during a press briefing.

McEnany replied, “This has been answered. Yesterday by the president himself. The day before by the president himself on the debate stage. The president was asked this. He said, ‘sure’ three times. Yesterday, he was asked point blank, ‘Do you denounce white supremacy,’ and he said ‘I have always denounced any form of that.'”

While McEnany read previous quotes that she said indicated that Trump “has condemned white supremacy more than any other president in modern history,” Roberts pushed for her to make an explicit, clear statement that Trump denounces these individuals. McEnany argued she “just did.”

“For all of you on Twitter, who are hammering me for asking that question, I don’t care because it’s a question that needs to be asked and clearly, the president’s Republican colleagues a mile away from here are looking for an answer for it too,” Roberts said on Fox News. “Stop deflecting. Stop blaming the media. I’m tired of it.”

Trump Struggles To Condemn White Supremacy During 2020 First Presidential Debate

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Trump’s response during Tuesday’s presidential debate has stirred confusion and controversy after the president was asked to condemn white supremacy on the national stage.

“Proud Boys—stand back and stand by. But I’ll tell you what, somebody’s got to do something about antifa and the left,” Trump replied.

His decision to not explicitly answer moderator Chris Wallace’s question has come under fire by a number of prominent Republicans.

Some GOP senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Lindsey Graham, have commented on the president’s remarks, calling on Trump to correct his statement while stating they personally denounce white supremacy.

When given the opportunity to do so, Trump said he did not know who the Proud Boys are.

“I don’t know who the Proud Boys are. You’ll have to give me a definition because I really don’t know who they are. I can only say they have to stand down and let law enforcement do their work,” he told reporters at the White House on Wednesday.

Roberts said the Trump’s additional

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Trump offshore drilling ban doesn’t stop NC seismic testing

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt said there is very little chance of seismic testing moving forward off of the N.C. coast while offshore drilling moratoriums are in place. This photo shows Platform Holly, an oil drilling rig in the Santa Barbara Channel offshore of the city of Goleta, California.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt said there is very little chance of seismic testing moving forward off of the N.C. coast while offshore drilling moratoriums are in place. This photo shows Platform Holly, an oil drilling rig in the Santa Barbara Channel offshore of the city of Goleta, California.

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Although President Donald Trump has expanded an offshore drilling moratorium to federal waters off North Carolina, conservation groups are concerned coastal environments could still be endangered by seismic testing.

The U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing last week that moratoriums against drilling off of North Carolina and other Southeastern states do not prevent companies from conducting seismic testing, a method of mapping oil and natural gas deposits under the ocean floor by blasting loud noises from an array of air guns.. But in an interview with the News & Observer, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt said he thinks the moratorium means there is “like zero” chance seismic testing will happen off of the North Carolina coast.

“The president’s action means that it’s extraordinarily unlikely, in my opinion, that there will ever be seismic done in these areas because the entire point of doing it for these companies — in order to want to sell it — is gone,” Bernhardt said.

Environmental groups disagree. Kristen Monsell, a spokeswoman for the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, said that even though the Atlantic seaboard was never opened to offshore drilling in the 2010s, several companies still submitted seismic testing applications to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

“I think that shows that oil and seismic companies will try to get into areas regardless of what’s open to leasing to do seismic to see what’s out there, and if they can find something, then push to have it open,” Monsell said.

The Center for Biological Diversity is one of many plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit filed in South Carolina trying to block the permitting of seismic testing, a lawsuit joined by N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein. The Department of Justice memo regarding seismic testing and the moratoriums was in response to that lawsuit.

Four companies have outstanding applications and incidental harm authorizations, allowing them to kill or ham wildlife as a side effect of the seismic activity. Another company, WesternGeco, withdrew its application earlier this year.

In a letter to N.C. Department of Environmental Quality officials, WesternGeco said its testing would have included blasting during roughly 208 days over a yearlong period, with sounds ranging from 225 to 260 decibels.

Oceana, an ocean conservancy group, is also a plaintiff in the South Carolina lawsuit. Diane Hoskins, a spokeswoman for Oceana’s advocacy partner, Oceana Action, said the moratorium’s protections do not go far enough.

“If the four companies pull their applications, that would be the level of certainty our coastal economies deserve,” Hoskins said, later adding, “This an investment in the future of offshore drilling that our states and coastal economies don’t want.”

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11 Bad Kitchen Habits You Need To Stop Immediately

We are cooking in the kitchen these days probably now more than we ever have. With numerous people working or attending school from home, the kitchen has become a frequented room for many. While cooking in the kitchen can certainly be a joyful and therapeutic activity, if you’re not careful, you might pick up on a few bad kitchen habits that could ruin your recipes—or even make you sick!

In order to ensure that you’re making the most of your recipes, your appliances, and even the cleanliness of your kitchen, we rounded up a few important bad kitchen habits that you need to start avoiding. Once you have these down, you’re also going to like our list of 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time.

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If a recipe calls for you to cook something over medium or medium-low heat, you want to make sure that the skillet is actually at that proper temperature. Especially if you need to cook something for a particular time period—you don’t want undercooked food! Give your skillet a minute or two to heat up properly before starting your recipe.

If you’re a fan of skillet recipes, then you’re going to love our list of 35 Quick and Amazing Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes.

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It’s good for the skillet to be heated before you start cooking, but you certainly don’t want it to be overheated. If you’re cooking something at a particular temperature and it starts to char, it’s likely the skillet is too hot (unless the recipe calls for you to char something). This is particularly important if you’re flipping pancakes! The skillet will likely heat up even more, so make sure to turn it down before pouring the second batch of pancakes on the pan.

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If you have a seasoned, non-stick cast-iron skillet, the last thing you want to do is ruin the seasoning with a lot of soap. While a small amount of soap is okay—especially if you’re trying to get some harder food bits from browning something—it’s not good for the skillet to be immersed in soap all the time. A true non-stick skillet will be able to wash fine with some warm water, and abrasive sponge, and good ol’ elbow grease.

Here are 13 Ways You’re Ruining Your Cast-Iron Skillet.

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To keep a nice non-stick coating on your cast-iron skillet, it’s important to season it between washes. After washing out your skillet (with as little soap as possible), rub a small amount of oil on your skillet and leave it to dry. Vegetable oil works well, especially if you grab a container of shortening. You can scoop out a small amount and wipe it around the surface of the skillet with a paper towel. Here’s How To Season a Cast-Iron Skillet So That It Lasts for a Lifetime.

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If you’re cutting into a steak immediately after pulling it off the grill, be warned! Your steak will likely become tough as you continue to eat it. That’s because

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Parents stop man accused of looking at teen under bathroom stall

The man accused is a registered sex offender, according to records.

DUNCAN, S.C. — A North Carolina man has been arrested after he was caught looking under a woman’s bathroom stall at a South Carolina Cracker Barrel, police told multiple news outlets.

According to WYFF, Duncan Police Chief Carl Long said a 15-year-old saw Douglas Lane, 53, looking underneath the bathroom stall in the women’s bathroom of a Duncan area Cracker Barrel. She told police she noticed something moving at her feet and realized it was a man’s head coming from the stall beside hers, according to WSPA. 

The girl then left the bathroom and reportedly told her father about it. Witnesses told WSPA the 15-year-old wasn’t the only girl in the bathroom. 

Citing Chief Long, news outlets report Lane tried to get away, but the girl’s father and other fathers who knew about the alleged incident helped tackle him and kept him restrained until police arrived. 

Chief Long told news outlets the parents were in town for a girls’ softball tournament, WYFF reported. 

A witness submitted video from outside the Cracker Barrel to WYFF, which reportedly shows Lane on the ground with blood on his face and shirt. 

Jail records show Lane was charged with voyeurism and marijuana possession. 

According to records, Lane, who lives in Charlotte, NC, is a registered sex offender in North Carolina. 

News outlets report that during his bond hearing Monday, a judge ordered Lane to be monitored by GPS and move to South Carolina. He cannot have any contact with the 15-year-old girl or her family, WSPA reports. 

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Why It’s Time To Stop Taking Your Phone Into The Bathroom

By Dan Foley, the CEO and co-founder of Tailored Ink, a boutique copywriting and marketing firm based in New York City

This is not an article about hygiene. Yes, it’s gross when you realize that somewhere between 38% and 75% of people take their phones with them to the bathroom — especially in the Covid-19 era.

But, again, this is not an article about hygiene. It’s about happiness, productivity, creativity and the dangers of taking your phone to the bathroom (even in the best of times). 

Working From Home? Why You Need A Break From The Screen

Working from home has its benefits. I’ve been doing it since I started my business six years ago, and I’m the first to sing the praises of killing the commute. But I also know all too well the drawbacks of working from home — and they mostly involve screens. 

The average American spent as much as12 hours in front of screens each day before Covid-19. I can’t speak on your behalf, but according to my phone, my daily screen time has increased dramatically since February. The biggest reason? I don’t need to meet clients in person anymore.

The average American commute time is around 27 minutes, which is nearly an hour round trip. For a lot of people, that time has been replaced by more smartphone, TV and computer time.

Going out to eat? That, too, has been replaced by screen time. Bar hopping? Zoom happy hours with friends. Hitting the gym? Working out in front of a YouTube video. We are bombarded by screens all day. Every single day. Now more than ever.

So, why do we need to bring our phones with us to the bathroom?

Benefits Of Taking A Screen Break

A lot of research has been done on the harmful effects of blue light and how bad staring at device screens can be for you. I take all of it with a grain of salt, but some of the studies are pretty compelling. Some even claim that constant cellphone use leads to increased anxiety and depression.

A lot of this comes from screen separation anxiety. That’s when you feel uneasy or lonely if you can’t send a message right now or you find yourself grumpy when you’re away from your phone for any period of time.

Some people who experience screen separation anxiety also experience a loss of interest in activities they once enjoyed. They have a desire to use their phone when they’re supposed to be focused on something else, even if it’s dangerous or prohibitive to do so.

Then there’s the one I see most: using your phone to avoid negative feelings. It’s usually pretty benign on a case-by-case basis: You’re bored for a second and need an Instagram feed fix, or you’re trying to avoid an unpleasant conversation by shifting your eyes to the screen. But then it becomes habitual. 

Frankly, your smartphone can actually cause you to withdraw from real feelings, connections and

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Reports: Group of parents stop man accused of looking at teen under bathroom stall in Cracker Barrel

The man accused is a registered sex offender, according to records.

DUNCAN, S.C. — A North Carolina man has been arrested after he was caught looking under a woman’s bathroom stall at a South Carolina Cracker Barrel, police told multiple news outlets.

According to WYFF, Duncan Police Chief Carl Long said a 15-year-old saw Douglas Lane, 53, looking underneath the bathroom stall in the women’s bathroom of a Duncan area Cracker Barrel. She told police she noticed something moving at her feet and realized it was a man’s head coming from the stall beside hers, according to WSPA. 

The girl then left the bathroom and reportedly told her father about it. Witnesses told WSPA the 15-year-old wasn’t the only girl in the bathroom. 

Citing Chief Long, news outlets report Lane tried to get away, but the girl’s father and other fathers who knew about the alleged incident helped tackle him and kept him restrained until police arrived. 

Chief Long told news outlets the parents were in town for a girls’ softball tournament, WYFF reported. 

A witness submitted video from outside the Cracker Barrel to WYFF, which reportedly shows Lane on the ground with blood on his face and shirt. 

Jail records show Lane was charged with voyeurism and marijuana possession. 

According to records, Lane, who lives in Charlotte, NC, is a registered sex offender in North Carolina. 

News outlets report that during his bond hearing Monday, a judge ordered Lane to be monitored by GPS and move to South Carolina. He cannot have any contact with the 15-year-old girl or her family, WSPA reports. 

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Sway House Members Allegedly Party Again After Pledging To Stop Lockdown Bash, Fans React

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  • In the video, the influencers can be seen standing on table amid cheers from the crowd
  • After the video went viral, many people took to social media to criticize the boys
  • Sway House member Bryce Hall  is already facing criminal charges for  throwing massive parties during the ongoing coronavirus  pandemic

Members of the Sway House are facing backlash once again for allegedly attending another party amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video circulating on the internet, the Sway House members can be seen having fun at a party while being surrounded by a large group of people who do not appear to be wearing masks. The influencers can be seen standing on a table amid cheers from the crowd. It is not clear when the video was taken. 

After the video went viral, many people took to social media to criticize the boys. Some also said they weren’t surprised by their act.

“Never wish for an influencer to get COVID-19 because knowing them they’ll spread it to innocent people by constantly going outside and not staying home,” one person wrote in Instagram comments.

“Seriously? Do they really have to like come on – learn from your mistakes,” another person wrote.

“They got their electricity taken away and they are partying again,” another person commented.

Among the members seen enjoying the party was TikToker Bryce Hall who is already facing charges for throwing massive parties during the ongoing coronavirus  pandemic.

While announcing criminal charges against Hall and another TikToker, Blake Gray, last month, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer had said, “We allege these hosts have been incredibly irresponsible, with a highly infectious disease spreading and parties banned because of it, and we allege they violated the law.”

“If you have a combined 19 million followers on TikTok in the middle of a public health crisis, you should be modeling great behavior, best practices, for all of us, rather than brazenly violating the law and posting videos about it,” he added.

In a YouTube video uploaded earlier this month, Hall revealed he had quit partying.

“We are quitting partying for a little bit. We actually are quitting partying,” he said in the video. 

“I think people are gonna think we’re sarcastic — this is fully serious. We are quitting partying for a little bit, which means our content’s not gonna consist of a lot of party montages,” he added.

The Sway House members are yet to comment on the video.

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Pelosi: House will use ‘every arrow in our quiver’ to stop Trump Supreme Court nominee

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Trump is betting big on the suburbs, but his strategy is failing ‘bigly’ Trump orders flags at half-staff to honor ‘trailblazer’ Ginsburg MORE (D-Calif.) said on Sunday the House had its “options” when asked about the possibility of impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans ‘should hold the same position’ on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant ‘Fill that seat’ at North Carolina rally MORE and Attorney General William BarrBill BarrMichigan resident puts toilet on front lawn with sign ‘Place mail in ballots here’ Barr says Ginsburg ‘leaves a towering legacy’ Republicans call for DOJ to prosecute Netflix executives for releasing ‘Cuties’ MORE should the White House and Senate Republicans jam a Supreme Court nominee through the process during a lame duck session after Election Day.

“We have our options, we have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now,” Pelosi told George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosThe Memo: Media accused of using kid-gloves on Biden Trump ABC town hall pulls in fewer viewers than ‘America’s Got Talent,’ NBA, Fox News The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association – Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine, masks MORE on ABC’s “This Week.” “But the fact is, we have a big challenge in our country. This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election with statements that he and his henchmen have made. So right now, our main goal… would be to protect the integrity of the election as we protect the American people from the coronavirus.”

When Stephanopoulos pressed again about whether the House wouldn’t “rule anything out,” Pelosi pivoted toward the responsibilities of elected lawmakers. 

“We have a responsibility, we take an oath to protect and defend the constitution of the United States. We have a responsibility to meet the needs of the American people. When we weigh the equities of protecting our democracy, requires us to use every arrow in our quiver,” Pelosi responded without going into detail of what option are on the table.

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgJeff Flake: Republicans ‘should hold the same position’ on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant ‘Fill that seat’ at North Carolina rally Momentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day MORE on Friday has thrown a new wrench into the 2020 presidential election, opening up the possibility that Trump would push a nominee through while he still had a GOP-led Senate until January.

When Stephanopoulos asked Pelosi if Democrats, should they win the majority in November, would expand the court in retaliation, Pelosi referred to a court battle over the Affordable Care Act.

“Let’s just win the election. Let’s hope the president will see the light,” Pelosi said. “This is about the people. It’s about their health, their

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Only Voters Can Stop Trump Now

With less than 50 days to go until the election, exhausted House Democrats—staring down fresh oversight challenges from a president who just keeps on serving them up—are embracing a Jesus-take-the-wheel approach: putting faith in the voting public to exercise the ultimate check on Donald Trump.

On a Tuesday morning outside the U.S. Capitol—days after the release of a whistleblower complaint alleging, among other things, that Trump administration officials have been severely downplaying the extent of Russian interference in the 2020 election—the question of how House Democrats might keep up at a time like this prompted Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) to offer a disbelieving chuckle. Which then morphed into a full-on fake sob, played up for effect.

Malinowski’s initial reaction to that question might sum up how many of his colleagues are feeling right now—almost comically fatigued at the prospect of confronting a new crisis, a breakdown of election security protocols, in a presidency that’s been full of crisis. But his actual answer to the question indicated a broader hope among Democrats that the light at the end of the tunnel may finally be near. 

“Impeachment is the tool the Constitution gives us to deal with serious abuse of power in between elections,” said Malinowski, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who was sharply critical of Trump during that impeachment process. “When you’re two months from an election… the American people are going to have their say very, very soon.”

With campaign season in full swing and Congress consumed with attempting to respond to a devastating pandemic, House Democrats’ apparatus of Trump oversight is decidedly on the back burner. The party is of course planning to do its due diligence in responding to the issues that have come up, like the whistleblower complaint, but with impeachment far behind in the rearview and the administration continuing to stonewall requests for documents and testimony, there’s a realization that Democrats may have reached the limit of their oversight powers.

“It feels that way sometimes,” said Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI), “but I obviously think we still have to pursue every avenue, turn over every rock… I mean, right now, it’s pretty much in the hands of the American people.”

No Democrat is arguing that they should take a laissez faire approach to oversight of the Trump administration’s stewardship of the executive branch. But in a complete departure from their typical election-year form, many in the party are increasingly confident that the American people will exercise the ultimate check on Trump—by voting him out. 

“We’re at a point where everything matters,” said Malinowski. “I don’t think it helps the president to be seen as trampling on legal norms, especially in a moment where he’s trying to run a campaign based on law and order… It’s not so much that the Hatch Act is a burning issue, a burning kitchen table issue for families in districts like mine, but people understand the law is the law.” 

Democrats are “finally confident” Trump is heading toward defeat,

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