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Is the Key to Healthy Eating Giving Foods ‘Indulgent’ Descriptions?

by in News, June 28th, 2017

Is the Key to Healthy Eating Giving Foods 'Indulgent' Descriptions?There’s a kids’ book by the wonderfully clever British author and illustrator Lauren Child called I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, in which a boy named Charlie gets his little sister Lola to happily agree to eat vegetables she insists she does not like by giving them exotic names. Lola won’t go near carrots or peas, but she is thrilled to gobble up “orange twiglets from Jupiter” and “green drops from Greenland” that are “incredibly rare.”

A new study indicates that the whimsical story may be more rooted in reality than it may seem — and not only for kids. Researchers in the department of psychology at Stanford University found an association between the use of “indulgent” words to describe vegetables and people’s inclination to eat them.

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Astronauts May Soon Bake Bread in Space

by in News, June 25th, 2017

Astronauts May Soon Bake Bread in SpaceNext time you breathe in the heady scent of fresh bread, spare a thought for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. They are living in a bread-free zone, compelled to cobble together sandwiches using tortillas. (Not that there’s anything wrong with tortillas.)

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Why Does Your Steak ‘Weep’?

by in News, June 23rd, 2017

Why Does Your Steak 'Weep'?That red liquid dripping from your raw filet mignon or rump roast? Blood, right? Nope, not blood … “weep.”

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These Temporary Tattoos of Herbs Are Scented

by in News, June 21st, 2017

These Temporary Tattoos of Herbs Are ScentedParsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are not only herbs you keep in your kitchen spice drawer and lyrics you sing in the shower (Are you going to Scarborough Fair?). They’re also artful temporary tattoos you can wear on your arm. In fact, you can wear them wherever you like. Oh, and also? They’re scented.

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It Turns Out That Coffee Drinkers Get a Pre-Workout Caffeine Boost, Too

by in News, June 20th, 2017

It Turns Out That Coffee Drinkers Get a Pre-Workout Caffeine Boost, TooThose of us who are big-time coffee guzzlers probably don’t need another reason to indulge in our favorite beverage, but science has given us one anyway.

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You Can Eat Light-Up Cotton Candy at the Most-Magical Place on Earth

by in News, June 18th, 2017

You Can Eat Light-Up Cotton Candy at the Most-Magical Place on EarthWhat’s more delightful and decadent than eating cotton candy? How about eating light-up cotton candy? It may sound like magical thinking, but it’s actually a real and available food for sale at the Magic Kingdom.

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What Is American Bread?

by in News, June 16th, 2017

Julia Child once said, “How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?”

The French have delicious, crusty baguettes and boules, sweet brioches. The Italians have tender, toothsome ciabattas and focaccias.

But what do we have?

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Carrot Lattes Are Pretty Much What They Sound Like

by in News, June 15th, 2017

Carrot Lattes Are Pretty Much What They Sound LikeYou may have concluded that, when an Australian coffee shop brought us avocado lattes the other week, the land down under had reached its coffee-poured-into-produce limit. Turns out, its baristas were just getting started.

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Lady Gaga and Starbucks Spread Kindness Cup by Cup

by in News, June 14th, 2017

Lady Gaga and Starbucks Spread Kindness Cup by CupLady Gaga and Starbucks have embarked on a new romance that seems more good than bad. The pop star and the coffee purveyor have teamed up to spread kindness cup by cup.

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Someone Has Made an Edible Fidget Spinner

by in News, June 14th, 2017

Someone Has Made an Edible Fidget SpinnerOur collective appetite for fidget spinners is so great that it was probably only a matter of time before someone made an edible version of the ultra-trendy, purportedly stress-reducing toy. You can now get a fully functioning fidget spinner that’s actually a tasty-looking cookie.

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