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Dine & Ditcher Shamed on Facebook, Promptly Arrested Dine & Ditcher Shamed on Facebook, Promptly Arrested
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In the social media age, it’s probably a bad idea to dine and ditch. Ok, it’s always a bad idea to dine and ditch – because if you dine and ditch, you’re an asshole. But if you plan on dining …

Soft Drinks, Problem Children Linked in New Study
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Soda is ubiquitous in the U.S. Restaurants, gas stations, and vending machines entice Americans with the inexpensive sugary drinks on a daily, if not hourly, basis. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), children and adolescents …

Gluten Free? Single? There’s a New Dating Site For You
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As far as online dating sites go, you can tackle it one of two ways. Either you can submit to a giant network that uses algorithms to match you with other singles based on a bunch of key personality traits …

‘Gluten-Free’ Defined by FDA For Food Labels ‘Gluten-Free’ Defined by FDA For Food Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced a new definition for the use of the term “gluten-free” on food labels. The new definition is meant to provide a consistent meaning for those with gluten allergies and the three …

FDA Issues Imported Food Safety Rule Proposals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed two rules meant to make sure imported foods meet the same safety requirements as food produced in the U.S. The rules would implement provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), …

Chipotle’s Twitter Hack Was Fake and I Ain’t Even Mad Chipotle’s Twitter Hack Was Fake and I Ain’t Even Mad

In retrospect, we should’ve seen this coming. Earlier this week, the official Twitter account for Chipotle spent about an hour making some pretty odd tweets. “Find avocado store,” read ond tweet. “Mittens13 password leave,” read another. Here’s a screencap of …

Facebook Chef Josef Desimone Dies in Motorcycle Accident Facebook Chef Josef Desimone Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Facebook’s executive chef, Josef Desimone, died in a tragic motorcycle accident on Monday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the sad news on Facebook Monday night, saying that Desimone was crucial in defining Facebook’s culture in the early years, and that the …

Subway Employees Instagram Penis on Bread, Frozen Pee in a Bottle Subway Employees Instagram Penis on Bread, Frozen Pee in a Bottle
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Two Subway employees who posted incredibly gross photos of themselves on Instagram have been terminated. One photo shows an employee holding a bottle of frozen urine alongside the caption “Today at work I froze my pee.” And the other photo …

Arsenic in Apple Juice Limits Proposed by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today confirmed the safety of apple juice in the U.S. while also proposing limits on how much arsenic should be allowed in the beverage. The FDA has proposed a limit of 10 parts …

Chipotle Launches ‘Online Treasure Hunt’ and You Should Care Because the Prize Is Free Burritos for 20 Years Chipotle Launches ‘Online Treasure Hunt’ and You Should Care Because the Prize Is Free Burritos for 20 Years
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Here’s the number of the day (at least if you’re a fan of burritos): 20. Chipotle is turning 20 years old, and in honor of that the company is launching a contest to give 20 grand prize winners free burritos …

Particularly Lazy Ways to Burn 200 Calories [VIDEO]

Last month, the simply delightful animators over at AsapSCIENCE showed us what 200 calories looks like (you know, different portion sizes of various foods). The takeaway: fill yourself up with a plateful of broccoli instead of a Oliver Twistian sliver …

Free Slurpee Day! Syrupy Brain Freezes for All!

Today is July 11th – or 7/11. And in honor of this hot, summer day, convenience store chain 7-Eleven is giving everyone a free Slurpee (as long as supplies last, of course). Free Slurpee Day is just about to begin …

Yelp’s New Focus on ‘Transactions’ Starts with Food Delivery Yelp’s New Focus on ‘Transactions’ Starts with Food Delivery

Yelp, one of the leading places online to find both quick information and reviews for a variety of business types, wants you to be able to do more without leaving its cozy confines. To that end the company has just …

Golden Corral Can Thank Reddit for This Bad PR Buffet [UPDATED] Golden Corral Can Thank Reddit for This Bad PR Buffet [UPDATED]
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Today’s going to be a long day for the public relations team for the Golden Corral restaurant chain. Thanks to some front page prominence on Monday morning’s reddit news cycle, the company is going to have to deal with some …

Eaten in the U.S., but Banned in Other Countries

In a recent book written by a husband and wife nutritionist team, a list of foods and food ingredients that we commonly eat in the U.S., but that are banned in other countries, was published. Rich Food, Poor Food: The …

Walmart Drops Paula Deen: Embattled Chef Loses Another Brand
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Embattled TV chef Paula Deen has lost yet another corporate deal in the wake of revelations regarding her use of racial slurs. The retail giant announced today that it would not be ordering any more of Deen’s branded merchandise beyond …

Diabetes Drug Maker Novo Nordisk ‘Suspends Activities’ with Paula Deen Diabetes Drug Maker Novo Nordisk ‘Suspends Activities’ with Paula Deen
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Things have trending downward for celebrity chef Paula Deen in the past week – a lost Food Network contract plus quite a few lost sponsorship deals. I guess that’s putting it mildly. Now, let’s add another to the list – …

Here’s What 200 Calories Looks Like in Different Foods [VIDEO]
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We know that humans (depending on many factors, of course) require somewhere between 2000 and 2700 calories per day to maintain. But sometimes it’s hard to know just how many calories you’re putting in your body. Volume simply isn’t a …

Paula Deen: Racist Accusations Bring Shocking Admissions
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Paula Deen–who has built an empire out of Southern cooking, charm, and butter–is involved in a lawsuit by one of her former employees, and now the 66-year old is facing backlash after portions of her deposition were leaked. Deen is …

Watermelon Oreos to be Offered For a Limited Time
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A new flavor of Oreo cookies is coming for summer, and it might not be what you expect. The cookie brand is now selling a limited edition run of Watermelon-flavored Oreos. The cookies have Golden Oreo cookies on the outside …

Nigella Lawson Leaves Husband After Abuse Photos Leaked
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Nigella Lawson, the popular English cook who found success both in cookbooks and with her own Food Network show, has reportedly left her home after photos were leaked showing her husband choking her as they engaged in heated discussion at …