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  • Google Maps Removes Calorie-Burning Cupcake Counter over Complaints About Fat Shaming

    10/17/2017 9:01:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | October 17, 2017 | Charlie Nash
    Google Maps has removed a feature that informed users how many calories they could burn by walking, which took the form of counting how many cupcakes would be burned off based on the distance, following complaints by users that claimed it was “triggering.” According to the Telegraph, “Users have reacted badly to cupcake metric on social media describing it as ‘shaming’ and some saying it could be a trigger for people suffering from eating disorders.” In a post on Twitter, Taylor Lorenz, a reporter for the Hill and Mic, called the feature “triggering.” “I guess Google maps now automatically shows...
  • The Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread 2/3/17

    02/02/2017 8:14:29 PM PST · by CottonBall · 99 replies
    2/2/17 | Cottonball
    Today’s recipes are Italian soups! This is in honor of my Nonna (Italian grandmother), who strangely enough, couldn’t cook anything except soup. Her soups were out of this world good. Unfortunately, I never watched her make one to learn her secret. I know she didn’t make her own stock, so that wasn’t the key. She was rather a lazy cook, so I’m guessing it had to do with some Italian ingredients that we can’t get here, or I don’t know about. So these recipes are ones I’ve found and probably modified to suit my tastes. Sorry for the lack of...
  • Weekly Cooking Thread - January 22, 2017

    01/21/2017 10:04:48 PM PST · by CottonBall · 118 replies
    01/22/17 | Cottonball
    Hello fellow cooks! This is Cottonball, your 2nd substitute thread poster for Jamestown1630, along with Yaelle. I decided to indulge in one of my favorite hobbies for this week’s foodie thread - I LOVE making bread. Just like growing plants, making bread for me is an act of love and creation – the little yeasties making the flour and water into something magical always excites me and gives me a feeling of accomplishment. Seeing the dough rise and take shape is like giving birth (without the pain or medical staff). I wasn’t always able to make edible bread – I...
  • Weekly Cooking Thread - Friday the 13th of January version 2017

    01/13/2017 9:49:12 AM PST · by Yaelle · 110 replies
    All of us ^ | 01/13/17 | Substitute in da house
    Good morning, happy Friday the 13th. Cotton Ball and I are the substitute cooking leaders for our dear Jamestown1630, who is nursing someone close to her back to health. May he be having a uptick in health this weekend, JT! Anyway, no creepy morbid Friday the 13th recipes for me. But in my area (Southern California) we've had chilly weather and rain, for us quite delightful. So I'm thinking warm, homey slow cooker meals today. But as you know, we here are open to EVERYTHING food and food related. Today I'm going to make a white bean chili recipe in...
  • NATHAN'S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST ODDS (100th edition)

    06/30/2016 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Odds Shark ^ | 6/29/16 | Joe Osborne
    **SNIP** The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest is the premier event in competitive eating and this is a landmark year. The 100th edition of the event will take place, as always, on July 4 and the spotlight will be on the biggest rivalry in the history of competitive eating. **SNIP** Not only is Stonie the top-ranked competitive eater in MLE, he’s also the youngest. At just 130 pounds, he currently holds 18 competitive eating records. In 2015, he notably consumed 241 Hooters chicken wings in 10 minutes, and a few months later he ate 25 Big Macs in...
  • Chris Christie to suspend presidential campaign

    02/10/2016 8:36:39 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to issue a statement Wednesday afternoon suspending his presidential campaign, The Washington Times has learned. The announcement follows a disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, where Mr. Christie was hoping a strong showing would give him more breathing room in a race where the tough-talking governor competed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to emerge as the most viable alternative to businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...
  • HEY! Got food? (Ridiculous 4th of July Vanity)

    07/04/2015 3:52:50 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 61 replies
    The kitchen, usually ^ | July 4, 2015 | me
    OK, posting a couple recipes in another thread and thought, maybe there are not enough food vanities. Hey, can't please everybody but if it helps ya out, that's good enough for me.
  • U.S. Troops Face Eating, Drinking Restrictions During Ramadan

    06/26/2015 1:31:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 6/26/15 | Heryl Bier
    A top commander in southwest Asia reminded U.S military personnel stationed in Muslim countries in the Middle East of the restrictions placed on them during Ramadan. According to a report by the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs, Brig. Gen. John Quintas, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander in Southwest Asia, said that the U.S. is "committed to the concepts of tolerance, freedom and diversity." But he added that soldiers should "become more informed and appreciative of the traditions and history of the people in this region of the world... [R]emember we are guests here and that the host nation...
  • USDA Tells Parents to Teach Healthy Eating Habits: Don’t Praise That Clean Plate

    04/03/2015 9:01:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Penny Starr
    Apparently, parents should visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) website to find out how to teach their children good eating habits.The agency in charge of the country’s agricultural sector is now in the nanny business, thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative to fight childhood obesity, which links to choosemyplate.gov on its website.In the kids’ section of My Plate, advice is dished out on how parents can help pre-schoolers “develop healthy eating habits,” including a warning about praising an empty plate.“Avoid praising a clean plate,” the website states. “Your child should stop eating when he or she...
  • Cannibal killed after eating woman's face: Victim died from mutilating wounds

    11/08/2014 12:28:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/08/14 | Roz Zurko
    A man who was found eating a woman’s face at a hotel in South Wales is dead after a Taser was used to make him back off his victim. The hotel, which doubles as a hostel for homeless people, has strict rules so when the 34-year-old man was seen bringing a woman upstairs, security was called. When he wouldn’t answer the door, they opened it up and went in The gruesome scene that they walked in on is something they probably won’t forget any time soon. According to MSN News on Nov. 7, the woman died on the scene from...
  • Why MSG Is Perfectly Safe

    09/01/2014 10:31:37 AM PDT · by blam · 106 replies
    BI ^ | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaAugust. 26, 2014 Monosodium glutamate, more commonly known as MSG, gets a bad rap. People claim that it's a toxin that causes headaches and sweating, and that it leaves you feeling lethargic and flushed. The thing is, most research shows that that's not true at normal dietary levels. Despite its umami flavor boosting power, rumors have given MSG a reputation so bad that many Chinese restaurants frequently put up "No-MSG" signs to assuage customer's fear. Some customers then put soy sauce on their food, adding the missing MSG in after the fact. Because it's delicious. The folks at the...
  • Man Chokes to Death at South Dakota Hot Dog Eating Contest

    07/08/2014 3:30:49 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 61 replies
    KSTP ^ | 7-8-14 | KSTP
    A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota turned deadly when a contestant choked to death. Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died at a hospital Thursday after attempts to save him at the scene failed, Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler told the Rapid City Journal.
  • Woman Eats for 100 People Every Day… Weighs Only 48kg (100lbs)

    06/21/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    South Korea’s current fetish with ‘watching people eat’, or ‘dinner porn’ as the crazy is now known has uncovered a new star. The dinner porn craze involves no sex of course, but simply watching other people eat – online, on TV, wherever. According to a report on asiaone.com, quoting Elite Daily, Tae Ryun Huh is the new and emerging Korean sensation. No just because she eats, but because of how much she eats. And then this amazing fact – the school worker weighs 48kg. Tae Ryun Huh invited TV cameras to watch her eat and the South Korean show discovered...
  • Mesmerizing! Mom downs 72-ounce steak in under 3 minutes (shatters record)

    01/10/2014 3:33:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    Today ^ | 1/10/14 | Danika Fears
    Nebraska resident Molly Schuyler plowed through a 12-pound sandwich with a 1-pound side of fries in 54 minutes. The very next evening, the 125-pound mother of four mauled a 72-ounce steak in just 2 minutes and 44 seconds “on a whim.” She followed that up with a burger an hour later and now, she's a minor celebrity. “It really wasn’t any work at all,” the 34-year-old told TODAY.com. “I was just going through the motions.”
  • GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists 'Genetically modified foods'.

    11/04/2013 10:55:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 128 replies
    Epoch times ^ | Oct 24, 2013 | Justina Reichel,
    GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists Controversy erupts after World Food Prize awarded to Monsanto By Justina Reichel, Epoch Times | October 24, 2013 In the wake of biotech giants Monsanto and Syngenta being awarded the World Food Prize, a European coalition of scientists is challenging claims that the debate around genetically modified foods is settled and that GM foods are safe. The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, which consists of more than 90 scientists, academics, and physicians, released a statement Monday in response to “sweeping claims” that GM products are safe. “We strongly reject...
  • 'Cannibal cop' found guilty of plot to kidnap, eat women

    03/12/2013 11:17:09 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 3/12/12 | By BRUCE GOLDING
    'Cannibal cop' found guilty of plot to kidnap, eat women By BRUCE GOLDING Accused "cannibal cop" Gilberto Valle was convicted today on all charges in what prosecutors called a "heinous plot" to kidnap, cook and eat his wife and several other women. A six-woman, six-man Manhattan federal court jury announced the stunning decision after 16 hours of deliberations. Valle, 28, faces up to life in the slammer for his sickening scheme, which he hatched over the Web with people he met through the darkfetishnet.com Web site. The verdicts stunned Valle, who slumped his shoulders and bowed his head after hearing...
  • 5 unbeaten eating challenges

    11/25/2011 4:28:46 PM PST · by GeronL · 32 replies
    CBNC/Yahoo ^ | Nov 23, 2011 | Paul Toscano
    For many people, the word eating challenge evokes the iconic scene in the movie "The Great Outdoors,"when John Candy tackles "The Old 96er" to the chagrin of his digestive tract. More recently, the Travel Channel's "Man vs. Food" show has popularized eating challenges, which have increasingly become a strategy for restaurants across the country to make a name for themselves, draw in new customers, and simply have fun. For those testing their fortitude through eating challenges, clearing a plate of outrageously large or spicy meals will often win them a T-shirt, their photo on the wall, and dinner on the...
  • Berlin Restaurant Caters to Modern Cavemen

    10/25/2011 3:36:42 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 64 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | October 25th 2011 | Alison Kilian
    No cheese, bread or sugar are available at a recently opened Berlin eatery. In fact, guests are served dishes made only of ingredients that would have been available to their hunter-gatherer ancestors. The Stone Age fare is prepared by adherents of the Paleolithic movement, who say their restaurant is the first of its kind in Europe. The restaurant menu shows a stereotypical image of modern humanity's forbearer, the jutting profile of a hirsute caveman. Inside, diners eat at candle-lit tables with a contemporary cave painting hanging in the background. These hints aside, Berlin's Sauvage restaurant looks similar to many of...
  • Healthy skepticism about policy and healthy eating

    10/19/2011 4:36:23 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    pioneer press/Reason ^ | 10-19-11 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to stay out of the Republican presidential race means that the American people will be spared months of discussion about his ample waistline and the bad example it sets. Nonetheless, with first lady Michelle Obama urging everyone to get moving, obesity remains a political hot potato, or maybe a tater tot. Below, a helping of skepticism about the causes of Americans' poor eating habits - and the efficacy of political fixes. 5 myths of healthy eating...
  • Michelle's "Diet"

    10/11/2011 5:47:34 PM PDT · by quilterdebbie · 9 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | October 11, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    Does Michelle Obama really over-satiate herself on adipose-inducing feasts while lecturing kids to clean up their diets? Yes, according to the most scientific study to date. Obviously intending to counter Michelle’s critics, food writer Marian Burros, working for POLITICO, treated herself to lunch and/or dinner at “the 33 or more restaurants in the Washington area” where Michelle has grazed in Washington since her husband took office.