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15 Election Night Party Ideas

November 6, 2016 10:48 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 9141
Submit your vote and get ready to party, because Election Day is the perfect excuse to throw a patriotic-themed celebration to keep everyone’s spirits high as the results roll in.  The 2016 election season has been absurdly long and full of scandal, controversy, and unlimited dramatic moments. With this level of anticipation (and in some… View Article

Top Halloween Candy In Every State

October 21, 2016 1:26 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10809
Halloween is creeping close and millions of kids will soon be dressing up to go trick-or-treating across the nation. While children may be trading Kit Kats and Skittles there’s one factor which may affect which sweets you receive — location. A 2015 survey by  Influenster polled more than 40,000 users across the US to discover each state’s favorite candy…. View Article

Global Wine Production Near 20-Year Low Due to ‘Climatic Events’

October 20, 2016 3:22 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8121
Global wine production for 2016 is expected to fall by 5% from the previous year due to “climatic events” causing a steep decline worldwide, making 2016 one of the lowest production years in the past 20 years, according to a recent report from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). The OIV—a trade group that examines scientific and… View Article

Patagonia Launches a New Beer That is Good for the Planet

October 9, 2016 12:42 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6572
Traditionally known for creating sustainable outdoor gear, Patagonia recently announced the latest addition to its existing product line — an eco-friendly craft beer, called Long Root Ale. Unlike standard brews, the new beer is the first to be made with 15% Kernza, a perennial wheat grain — meaning it grows back season after season — that… View Article

Top 8 Wines for Fall 2016

October 4, 2016 2:10 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10003
With fall now in full-swing, you may start reaching not only for a sweater in the evening, but for a different wine as well. Our drinking preferences tend to change with the seasons. Margaritas at an outdoor happy hour and cans of beer on the beach turn to bourbon cocktails and cans of beer at… View Article

Is Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Bad For You?

September 23, 2016 11:05 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 16051
This past Thursday was the official first day of autumn, and with the turning of the seasons comes the return of one of America’s favorite fall drink — Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. Since first introducing the beverage nearly 13 years ago, the Pumpkin Spice Latte still remains Starbucks most popular seasonal beverage. Forbes estimated that… View Article

New Study Reveals the Sugar Industry Manipulated Heart Research More Than 50 Years Ago

September 13, 2016 5:45 pm  | Comments: 6 | Views: 15490
New research reveals that the sugar industry funded studies in the early 1960s that downplayed sugar’s critical role in heart disease, while instead placing the blame on fats. This is the latest example of  food and beverage makers attempting to shape public understanding of nutrition, with this recent revelation proving that a dangerous and erroneous cornerstone of… View Article

A new study finds that your coffee habits may be genetic

August 30, 2016 3:04 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10366
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have identified a gene that appears to curb coffee consumption, suggesting that DNA may influence how much coffee someone drinks. In the study, which was published August 25 in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers asked more than 1,200 people in Italy how much coffee they drank a day and… View Article

McDonald’s replaces Happy Meal toy with new ‘Step-it’ fitness tracker

August 18, 2016 3:52 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 14180
The piece of wearable technology is designed to encourage those eating McDonald’s Happy Meals to be more active McDonald’s locations in North America have begun serving an unexpected addition to its classic children’s Happy Meal: a bright, colorful, fitness tracker. For a limited time, the fast-food giant is replacing its traditional Happy Meal toy treat… View Article

Barnes & Noble To Open Alcohol-Serving Restaurants

June 27, 2016 6:36 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 9615
Barnes & Noble announced last Thursday it plans to open four new concept stores featuring attached restaurants that serve a full menu, as well as beer and wine, by the end of the year. The strategy comes as the 640-location bookseller looks to revive sales growth in light of increasing competition from Amazon. According to Bloomberg, “the… View Article