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Am I Getting Old or is Supermarket Music Getting Better?

August 7, 2014

  The standard easy listening mix of Kenny Rogers and vintage Doobie Brothers always felt like I was [...]

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Dining on Mars: The Reviews are In

August 5, 2014

A NASA crew of simulated Mars-dwellers returned to Earth last week and they were pretty [...]

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Show Me the Labels!

August 1, 2014

  It’s been four years since the passage of the national menu labeling law. Where [...]

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Celebrity Chefs Storm the Pet Food Aisle

July 29, 2014

    Those new Fancy Feast Broths don’t look half bad.Then again, they come from [...]

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How to Survive the Imminent Global Kale Shortage

July 24, 2014

  This time the threat of a kale famine is real.Back in April we heard [...]

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Pizza-nomics

July 22, 2014

              There are three prices every true New Yorker tracks: [...]

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When Food is the Vacation

July 18, 2014

  Let’s cut to the chase. Sure, you can sit on a beach or breathe [...]

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Great Moments in Bottled Water History

July 16, 2014

Some of us are old enough to think of bottled water as a recent phenomenon. We [...]

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Lard Ass? Why, Thank You!

July 14, 2014

Saturated fat is back. 2014 will be the third consecutive year that Americans purchased more butter [...]

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Man Crowdfunds $65,000 Bowl of Potato Salad

July 8, 2014

  No, you weren’t redirected to The Onion. A few days ago, a Columbus, Ohio man [...]

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Instant Coffee is Still Big Business. Just not here.

July 7, 2014

  [Nescafé ads of the world  l-r:  India, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Russia, China, Turkey] [...]

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You Had Me At Goodbye: Candy at the Cash Register

July 1, 2014

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Everyone Wants to Walk to the Coffee Shop

June 26, 2014

Urbanologists call it The Great Inversion. The last half century was spent fleeing the blight [...]

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From Dot-Com to Dot-Whatever

June 24, 2014

  The internet is too big to be contained by .com, .net, .org, and .gov.The organization in charge of [...]

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What’s The Pig Idea?

June 19, 2014

  Before garbage disposals and Hefty trash bags; before street cleaners, incinerators, sanitation departments, and [...]

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