Boo the Moo

Scientists at the University of Oxford recently recommended a new way for the UK to raise £700m ($920m USD) for their healthcare system: a meat tax. Precisely, they recommend a 14% tax on red meat and 79% of processed meat. Researchers believe the meat tax could prevent 6,000 deaths per

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Adventist Day

A few weeks ago, the Brazilian state of Pará passed a law declaring October 22 to be “Adventist Day,” after Sao Paulo did the same last year. Both states together represent 52 million people, or 25% of the entire nation. This allows the Adventist church to use public spaces to

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CINNAMOM

Kat Cole is in great shape. That’s the problem. You see, because Cole is the CEO of Cinnabon. Cole is careful to atone for her 880-calorie “gut bomb” cinnamon roll (as the Dallas Observer calls it) by warning her customers about eating too much fat and sugar. “We don’t want

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Going Dutch

The Dutch are famously blunt. One Christmas, a daughter gave her Dutch father a gift of expensive soap–the kind that uses words like “extract” or “essence.” Seeing the soap he asked: “Do you think I smell?” When you sit down for a meal in Amsterdam, chances are the waiter will

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There’s a lot of things I’d do in Thailand if I ever got a chance to vacation there. I want to see the pure waters of Phuket City and the temples of Khon Kaen. One thing I’ve crossed off my list recently: going in a cave. At least, not after

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