Month: October 2013

Fat-shaming young trick-or-treaters

A Fargo, N.D., woman is apparently planning to hand out mean-spirited letters instead of candy to trick-or-treaters this Halloween. The woman told a local radio show she plans to give the […]

Cigarettes’ aging effect

If threats of cancer or heart disease won’t scare people away from cigarettes, maybe their vanity will. That’s the hope of a group of researchers who examined 79 pairs of identical […]

Monday Quit-day

More than half of the country’s estimated 44 million adult smokers attempt to quit each year. And, apparently, Mondays are the quit-day of choice. A global analysis of weekly Google search terms […]

Knitting whilst marathoning

A 41-year-old man knitted a 12-foot scarf while running in the Kansas City Marathon earlier this month. You know, because running a marathon isn’t hard enough. David Babcock stitched a red, orange […]

Tainted breast milk

I’ll start this post with a disclaimer: I’m not a mother. But, as a human and as someone who hopes to have kids someday, I’ve always been troubled by the practice […]

Oreo addiction

I always knew Oreo cookies were a deliciously dangerous treat. New research out of Connecticut College found that eating the cookies activates more neurons in the brain’s pleasure center than drugs […]

Chain restaurant food workers won’t eat

As you may have noticed, I’m not a big fan of fast food. So I chuckled when I saw this headline: “Chain restaurant workers reveal the items they refuse to eat.” The […]

Chicken by-product nuggets

Can a chicken nugget really be a chicken nugget if it contains less than 50 percent chicken meat? Apparently, it can -- as long as the other 50 percent is chicken […]

Burger King hopes to ‘Satisfry’

Burger King is hoping its attempt at low-fat French fries will “Satisfry” the growing number of people looking for healthier options at restaurants. BK’s new Satisfries are touted as having “Big […]

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