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Outback manager embezzles $70,000 for home-improvement projects Outback manager embezzles $70,000 for home-improvement projects

Look, being a homeowner is expensive, we get it; every time you call an electrician or plumber, you can expect to spend a few thousand dollars. And who wouldn’t want $40,000 just to spend on landscaping? But what you really shouldn’t do is swipe those funds from your place of employment, which is where a former…

Virginia bars advise women in trouble to “ask for Angela” Virginia bars advise women in trouble to “ask for Angela”

In an attempt to aid women are feeling unsafe at bars or on dates, 22 bars in Arlington, Virginia have introduced the “Ask For Angela” program. WJLA reports that in almost two dozen bars in the Arlington area (indicated by an Ask For Angela poster in the women’s restroom), a woman can ask their server if they can…

Taco Bell hot sauce saves another life Taco Bell hot sauce saves another life

A few weeks ago, we were shocked to hear that a man survived for five days stranded in the snow by eating nothing but Taco Bell hot sauce packets (resulting in his getting Taco Bell free for a year). This started us on the path to thinking that Taco Bell hot sauce was magical. And now, in light of another hot-sauce…

Woman dies hours after dining at acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain [Updated] Woman dies hours after dining at acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain [Updated]

Updated March 15: RiFF has reopened, according to Food Safety News, less than a month after a 46-year-old woman died following a dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant. The Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that the woman died after choking on her vomit. As yet, the source of the food poisoning—in which 29…

McDonald’s Norway introduces vegan nuggets that aren’t trying to be fake chicken McDonald’s Norway introduces vegan nuggets that aren’t trying to be fake chicken

We all know that a more plant-based diet can be beneficial to both your planet and your health. Even McDonald’s is joining the meat-free movement by trying out vegan nuggets in Norway. To the burger chain’s credit, these nuggets are not crafted just to mimic the taste of the Chicken McNugget, but instead are “a mix of…

Elementary school bans kombucha over alcohol content Elementary school bans kombucha over alcohol content

Kombucha originated anywhere from 2,000 to 200 years ago—a long time, basically, although the drink is seeing a recent resurgence. The fermented green or black tea beverage is said to have health benefits due to its probiotic and antioxidant content. And it’s actually simple to make at home, once you can gather up the…

You’ll owe everything to Sophia Loren’s lemon spaghetti You’ll owe everything to Sophia Loren’s lemon spaghetti

In Celebrity Recipes, we tackle a favorite recipe from a beloved star, past or present.

Man who grabbed McDonald’s employee in fight over straw receives jail time [UPDATED] Man who grabbed McDonald’s employee in fight over straw receives jail time [UPDATED]

March 14, 2019 Update: CBS Miami reports that Daniel Taylor has now been sentenced to 60 days in jail after pleading no contest to two counts of battery regarding the New Year’s Eve incident. He will receive credit for the 58 days he has already served, but also has to either pay a thousand dollars in fines or perform…

Texas Rangers unveil 2-lb. chicken tender because everything’s bigger… yeah, okay Texas Rangers unveil 2-lb. chicken tender because everything’s bigger… yeah, okay

Praise jeebus, spring is approaching and baseball season is just around the corner. (I already have bleacher seats for my kid and me to see the Cubs take on my beloved Pittsburgh Pirates on April 10.) So it seems like now is the time that many ballparks unveil their new food items for the upcoming season, and of…

Cheese does not belong on every sandwich Cheese does not belong on every sandwich

You will find an entire smorgasbord of sandwiches at Max’s Sandwich Shop in North London, but if you are a cheese fan, you may be disappointed. Owner Max Halley recently explained to Business Insider “why he thinks cheese has no place in a sandwich,” likening it to “practically the spawn of Satan.” He admits it’s more…

Woman sues Olive Garden after reportedly burning her throat on stuffed mushrooms  Woman sues Olive Garden after reportedly burning her throat on stuffed mushrooms 

Gotta say, I can relate to this story. Once my friend and I were watching Mad Men on Sunday night with our usual order of Thai takeout. I bit into a crab rangoon and the filling was, to date, the hottest (temperature, not spice) thing I have ever tasted. I got an immediate blister on the roof of my mouth. I had to…

Let’s talk ideal cake-to-frosting ratios Let’s talk ideal cake-to-frosting ratios

Unless you’re the parent of an elementary-school child or you attend a disproportionate number of retirement parties, it may have been a while since you last encountered a frosted, bakery- or grocery-bought sheet cake. Think back to that most recent sheet-cake experience. What did the cake look like? What color was…

Last Call: Apps exist to help larger people navigate seating in restaurants Last Call: Apps exist to help larger people navigate seating in restaurants

Fortunately we live in an age when body positivity seems to be on the rise. But we still have a way to go. Think about larger people on airplanes, for example, or the fact that Aidy Bryant’s starring role in the upcoming Hulu series Shrill, written by Lindy West, is still seen as groundbreaking.

New York mayor announces “Meatless Monday” public-school lunches New York mayor announces “Meatless Monday” public-school lunches

CNN reports today that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all New York public schools will have “Meatless Mondays” in the 2019-20 school year. At a news conference, de Blasio touted the advantage of the meatless meals, saying that reducing meat consumption will improve New Yorkers’ health and be…

Boston cops team up with bars to help prevent assaults against women Boston cops team up with bars to help prevent assaults against women

Recently, two women have been abducted outside of Boston bars. In response, Boston police held a private meeting Tuesday with bar owners to discuss “best practices and protocols” related to patron safety, according to The Boston Herald.

Vegans mad at supposed vegan Ariana Grande for pushing non-vegan Starbucks drink Vegans mad at supposed vegan Ariana Grande for pushing non-vegan Starbucks drink

I know vegans can be uber-sensitive sometimes, failing to even see the humor in an amusing Super Bowl ad. But I can see their side on this one. Much has been made of Ariana Grande’s new collaboration with Starbucks, the foamy Cloud Macchiato beverage. The “cloud” in your Ariana Grande coffee is made from egg white…

How can you tell if chicken has gone bad? How can you tell if chicken has gone bad?

I hope you’re sitting down for the shock of this news: My husband and I had another food-related quarrel. He was about to make panang curry and had pulled out the chicken breast. Its expiration date was the same date we were planning to eat it, so obviously, my hackles went up. I smelled the chicken and thought it…

Burrito Bisquick Bake wins over even casserole skeptics Burrito Bisquick Bake wins over even casserole skeptics

In One-Pan Wonders, we look for easy and delicious weeknight dinners that can be cooked using a single pan. 

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