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FDA Proposes Nutrition Label Redesign Because After 20 Years Americans Are Eating More Than They Used To

March 2, 2014 // 1:05 pm

In the last twenty years the amount of calories and serving sizes that Americans consume has dramatically changed. To better reflect the changing times the FDA has proposed a redesign of its nutrition labels. The FDA has also recalculated servings sizes based on what Americans actually eat, because we…

Man Selling Restaurant of 17 Years to Help Employee with Brain Tumor

January 7, 2014 // 4:23 pm

Some days acts of kindness are extremely difficult to find. Though, luckily, they’re still out there. Michael De Beyer has owned Kaiserhof Restaurant and Wunderbar in Montgomery, Texas for 17 years. The authentic 6,000-square foot German restaurant also just happens to be where 19-year-old Brittany Mathis, her sister and her…

Calorie Info Required on Vending Machines Under New Health Law

December 28, 2013 // 2:28 pm

2014 will bring a new year along with some new health laws. What can be considered either good or bad news to vending machine junkies the FDA is requiring vending machines to be display calorie counts. The new labeling procedures are included in President Obama’s health care reform.

The…

Supermarket Lets Impoverished Pick and Choose Food Rather than Simply Receiving Donations

December 16, 2013 // 12:04 pm

Many have fallen on hard times in the recent years. So it’s great to hear that there are people out there looking to make things better for their community. Britain recently opened their first social supermarket to the impoverished as a means to get people back on their feet…

Pinkberry Co-Founder Young Lee Found Guilty of Beating Homeless Man

November 9, 2013 // 1:46 pm

Pinkberry co-founder Young Lee was found guilty on Friday of beating a homeless man with a tire-iron.

The attack originally occurred in LA in June 2011 when the homeless man, Daniel Bolding approached Lee’s car and displayed a racy tattoo of two figures having sex to Lee and…

Starbucks Reaches Teavana With New Tea Bar

October 26, 2013 // 12:38 pm


Starbucks hopes to do for tea what it’s done for coffee with the debut of its first teahouse, Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar.

Located in the Upper East Village, the chain’s first step outside the coffee world is described by CEO Howard Schultz as being the complete opposite…

Not the Onion: Man Named Fudge Robs Cold Stone Creamery

October 2, 2013 // 11:27 am

A few weeks ago a former employee of a Coldstone Creamery in Iowa was accused of stealing cakes, ice cream and cash from the ice cream chain. Supposedly, he wasn’t making his own creations complete with mix-ins but rather snatching the pre-packed pints for himself. The icing on the

Date Rape Drug-Detecting Cups to Debut at Bars, Colleges and Clubs

August 19, 2013 // 11:24 am

Remember these? Cups/straws/glasses/stirrers started by Mike Abramson’s start-up, DrinkSavvy? Good news, ladies and gents! Mike and DrinkSavvy made it big. That’s right, they’re rolling out the corporate red carpet to sell color changing cups and straws, which react in the presence of three commonly used date-rape drugs:…

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