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Monday, February 09, 2015
Just eat it.
It's hard to look at these stylish packages of citrus fruit, bearing Nike's iconic swoosh, without having the athletic company's famous slogan "Just do it" immediately come to mind. And that's precisely the point, says Israel-based designer Peddy Mergui.
He says packaging tells a story, and ...
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Apparently, making restaurant workers wash their hands before exiting the bathroom is a sign of regulation gone overboard.
At least that's what Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina suggested on Monday during a discussion at the Bipartisan Policy Center. When discussing onerous regulations on business, Tillis brought up hand-washing ...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
You want a cup of decaf. Your significant other is craving the fully caffeinated stuff. With the simple push of a button, Keurig's single-serving K-Cup coffee pods can make both of you happy.
But those convenient little plastic pods can pile up quickly, and they're not recyclable. And that's created ...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
We all could probably eat more fruits and vegetables. But if forced to choose between whole fruit or a glass of juice, which one seems more healthful?
The general advice is to opt for the fruit, since juices are stripped of the fiber – which most us don't get ...
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Friday, December 19, 2014
This Christmas Eve, many Latinos will celebrate the holiday by unwrapping delicious little presents: tamales.
At its essence, a tamale consists of masa (dough made from corn or another starch) that's been wrapped in aromatic leaves, then steamed or boiled. Some come bundled in corn husks, others in plantain, banana ...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Only about 1 percent of the Japanese population is Christian. But you might not realize that if you visited a major metropolitan area during Christmastime. Just as in America, you'll find heads topped with red Santa hats everywhere and elaborate seasonal displays: train sets, mountain scenes and snow-covered trees. Often, ...
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
In Europe, the ugly ducklings of the produce aisle are increasingly admired for their inner swans.
Call it the return of unsightly fruit.
Retailers (at least in Europe and the U.S.) by default now cater to the perfectionist shopper who prefers only the plump, round tomato or the unblemished apple ...
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
It was the first time a living Nobel Prize recipient had ever sold his medal. And now scientist James Watson, 86, will hang on to the medal he won for his work on DNA, after a Russian billionaire who bought the medal for $4.75 million at auction says he ...
Thursday, December 04, 2014
In an age when consumers have become increasingly suspicious of processed food, the Internet has become a powerful platform for activists who want to hold Big Food accountable.
One of the highest-profile of these new food crusaders is Vani Hari, better known by her online moniker, Food Babe. Among her ...
Monday, November 24, 2014
When you donate to a food drive, do you ponder the nutritional labels of the can in your hand? Or do you grab a packet of ramen or a bag of marshmallows from the dark corners of your pantry and hope it hasn't expired?
Healthfulness isn't typically a well-intended food ...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Supermarkets are taking turkey orders; the tins of Christmas cookies beckon from display tables. These and other signs are unmistakable: The holiday feasting season is quickly approaching.
If you're like us, the prospect of cooking for a group — or contributing a dish to the holiday meal — this time ...
Monday, October 27, 2014
So it's A.D. 150, and you've just had a long day at the gym (or ludus), thrusting and parrying with your fellow Roman gladiators. What do you reach for to replenish your sapped strength? A post-workout recovery drink, of course.
Modern-day athletes often nurse their muscles with supplement shakes or ...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
We all know that how a food is packaged and marketed can influence our choices, no matter how hard we try to shake the effect. Haven't you ever found yourself contemplating a row of wines, trying to decide which bottle to buy, and then opting for the one with the ...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Did you hear the one about the McDonald's hamburger that still hadn't decomposed after 14 years?
And "pink slime" — how much goes into McDonald's beef?
Over the years, fast-food behemoth McDonald's has faced some pretty disturbing questions about the ingredients that go into its meals. And lately, its ...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
When it's time to buckle down and focus, plenty of office workers will put on headphones to help them drown out distractions and be more productive. But can music also help dairy cows get down to business?
Some dairy farmers have long suspected that's the case. It's not unheard of ...
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Looks like reports of a looming "guacapocalypse" have been vastly overstated.
This morning, guacamole lovers woke to headlines warning that Mexican fast-food chain Chipotle could eventually be forced to drop the dip from its menu, if changing global weather patterns continue to drive volatility in the price of avocados.