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Food and Drink

Don't be a hungry shopper

Well, duh:

Reuters Health) - A new study offers evidence to support what many people have learned for themselves: never go grocery shopping when you're hungry.

Researchers found that people who hadn't eaten all afternoon chose more high-calorie foods in a simulated supermarket than those who were given a snack just before online food shopping.

So long, Fatso

I've seen a lot of speculation today about whether this means the governor is getting serious about a presidential run:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent lap-band stomach surgery to aggressively slim down for the sake of his wife and kids, he revealed to The Post last night.

The Garden State governor agreed to the operation at the urging of family and friends after turning 50 last September.


Too much of a good thing

Juxtaposition of the day. First this:

There's no “mystery meat” at one Queens public elementary school.

Public School 244 in Flushing is the first public school in the nation to serve all-vegetarian meals for breakfast and lunch, according to city education officials.

Yes, I am a caffiend

Man! oh man! I do not! need!!! more caffeine!!

Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer.

The Food and Drug Administration is closely watching the marketing of these foods and wants to know more about their safety.

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My plate is not full

Don't try this at home

A little sip'll do ya

While Purdue wastes its time studying silly stuff like why some stutterers grow out of it and some don't, Indiana University picks up the slack with this truly groundbreaking research:

Just tasting cold, refreshing beer -- with no influence from alcohol -- make increase your desire to get drunk.

Fast and cheap

Are these people insane?

Hundreds of fast food workers in New York City will walk off the job Thursday to protest low wages.

The move is part of a campaign to unionize franchises in New York and raise wages to $15 an hour.

Blue plate special at the Road Kill Cafe

Bon appétit, freegans!

Montana moves to make roadkill legal to eat: Is 'freeganism' a good idea?

It sounds gross, but roadkill salvage is popular in some parts of the US. Montana is fast-tracking ‘roadkill salvage’ legislation, joining a handful of states where the practice is legal, even encouraged.

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