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Here’s Why Most Recipes Tell You to Bake at 350 Degrees

If you have done any baking at all, chances are you already have the first line of the recipe memorized: preheat oven to 350 degrees. Yes, it’s a fairly nice round number. Yes, it’s also pretty easy to turn the temperature knob to that setting (not too much twisting). And yes, if you have an oven with a digital setting there aren’t too many keypad buttons to push. But that’s not the reason 350 degrees seems to be cooking’s magic number. It’s the chemistry.

Explore UNC System Campuses with VR tours

Want to tour a North Carolina system university? But can’t because gas is expensive? Or your car broke down? Too tired?

Good news dear student (or parent!) The University of North Carolina System created free 360-degree virtual reality (VR) tours of all 16 campuses.

The tours showcase campus highlights—libraries, laboratories, quads and more. The initiative is part of the System’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a program that encourages first-time or low-income high school students to attend college.

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