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You're More Likely To Get Sick At A Restaurant Than In Your Own Kitchen
One of my favorite memories as a kid was sitting down to home cooked food by my mom or grandma after a long day at school or playing outside. Flash forward about a decade and as close as I get to cooking is microwaving a frozen pizza. My diet, like many people in their 20s, has a hell of a lot of fast food and take out. But maybe there's a reason to skip dining out besides the high price and calorie count.
How McDonald's Actually Makes Their McNuggets
Food myths abound on the internet, and in life. Everyone has theories and “did you hear?” exclamations about a bountiful amount of misinformation. McDonald’s, being the biggest fast food chain, is the target of many of these claims. Some are true, some are trueish, and some are just false.
Woman Makes $9,000 a Month Eating Food In Front of a Webcam
Are you having difficulty finding a job in this economy? Perhaps you should move to the other side of the world and eat meals in front of a computer. That’s what one South Korean woman does, making up to $9,000 a month from strangers watching her eat food.
Bananas And Ham Hollandaise And Other Gross Foods People Used to Eat
Before the world went crazy for quinoa and grass-fed beef and anything else with the label “organic” on it, folks ate a ton junk food, because a) food science wasn’t all that sophisticated back then, and b) it was absolutely delicious––well, most of it was.
McDonald's Plans Move To Sustainable Beef Practices By 2016
While the move has to be seen as a positive, it should be noted that there’s no real consensus on what it means to be sustainable beef. SoMcDonald’s has turned to the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef to help research what can be qualified as sustainable. What the group decides as it begins to analyze the issue on a global scale will undoubtedly be dubious. Members include meat packing giant Cargill and Wal-Mart.
Burger King Rolls Out New Lower Calorie French Fries
Trends in fast food have added healthier items to the menu in the last few years, with fresh fruit, yogurt and more being added to fast food menus. The staples of the fast food diet are still mostly burgers and fries, though, so instead of steering kids toward apple slices as a side dish, Burger King is taking the unlikely route of trying to make the company’s French fries healthier in order to entice new users.
Most British Children Don't Know Where Tuna Comes From
There’s a reason nine-year-olds aren’t typically on trivia game shows, and that reason is, on the whole, they’re pretty stupid. With only partially formed brains and way less total years of accruing knowledge under their belts, they just can’t compete with even reasonably intelligent adults, let alone well-educated ones. For evidence of that, look no further than a recent study in which one thousand British children between the ages of 7 and 11 were asked a series of food-related questions. Not surprisingly, they didn’t do so well.
Whoops: Whole Foods Mistakenly Labels Chicken Curry Salad As Vegan Curry Salad
Personally, I like both the vegan and chicken salad; so, if this had happened to me, I wouldn’t be too bent out of shape about the mix-up. However, if you find out you’ve purchased the wrong curry salad in those locations and aren’t alright with the purchase, you can return the salad for a full refund.
People Order Less Food When They Know How Much Exercise It'll Take To Burn Off
Researchers at Texas Christian University have found that study participants given food menus displaying the amount a person would need to exercise in order to work off food eaten will eat less. The study was conducted by graduate student Ashlei James, which were published this month in the FASEB journal.
Man Submits His Letter Of Resignation On A Cake
There's nothing quite as sweet as submitting a resignation letter because you're leaving to pursue your dream job. And yet, somehow Chris Holmes managed to find something just a little bit sweeter. The British baking enthusiast submitted the above resignation letter - neatly printed atop a cake - as a means of announcing his departure from his job at Stansted Airport and plugging his cake business in the process.
Valerie Bertinelli Talks Food Addiction, Keeping The Weight Off
The woman has been a master of losing weight, dropping over 40 lbs. with the Jenny Craig program. Mastering such a challenge would have been nearly impossibly in the past. The actress openly admits to low self-worth and says that both drugs and a bad relationship with food made it hard for her to stay healthy, both physically and spiritually. One was an easier habit to refine than the other, however.
Prehistoric People Used To Consume Panda Bears
A Chinese scientist recently made a pretty bold claim. According to evidence found by the Three Gorges Paleoanthropology group at the Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum, ancient men and women used to eat pandas. The scientist, Wei Guangbiao, says a study of excavated panda fossils first produced the evidence.
What Classic Thanksgiving Food Is The Most Overrated?
No holiday has more food expectations than Thanksgiving. You can invite people over for Christmas and not have cookies. You can have an Easter gathering at your house without ham or a 4th of July party without hot dogs, but if you volunteer to host Thanksgiving and fail to supply turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and either mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, you will be treated as a poor excuse for a human being. Really, that’s only the bare bones requirements too.
Denny's Introduces 1690 Calorie Mac 'N Cheese Big Daddy Patty Melt, Drunks Rejoice
Even without the frills, patty melts apparently attack people's hearts with a reckless abandon, unleashing a whopping seven hundred or more calories. Whenever I indulge in their awesomeness, I like to think the sandwich is coating my aorta with hugs, but if that is the case, I'm not sure my body is going to be able to handle the vice grip of the Mac 'N Cheese Big Daddy Patty Melt.
Popular Spanish Restaurant El Bulli To Close
I was a hotel and restaurant major for all over ten weeks. Well, okay, two years; but in that time I only took one class. I had about as much desire to work in foods as I did to wear a Dodgers hat while swinging a rally monkey; in other words, I’d rather be dead. This was in part due to the fear that I would make no money and work far too much; of course I then proceeded to move into journalism, so laugh at your own leisure.