food

Smart Gift Givers Earn More Cash and Enjoy Better Relationships: Here’s How You Can Become One (without spending a penny)

My latest piece, over at tech influencer Women 2.0…. The (Smart) Person’s Guide to Giving Better Gifts: Sure, it’s the thought that counts, but “empathy” remains the name of the game. The average gift is like a free sample at Costco; they’re good, we’ll accept them, but they leave us wanting more.  Be a value-add …

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Restaurants, Wasted Food, and The American People

  Uneaten food is a big problem in restaurants the world over. Some have suggested that charging diners for uneaten food left on their plate can reduce costs for business owners, curb obesity, and stem world hunger. A punitive policy could be dangerous if restaurants don’t keep the end game in mind.

From “The Big Book Of Bad Ideas”: NYC Moves To Ban Sugary Drinks

New York is abuzz with a new proposal from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity. The sale …

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Guest Spotlight: Ryan (GrubGrade)

Guest Spotlight: Ryan (From GrubGrade) Ryan operates the popular food review site GrubGrade.com. When I want to know the latest offerings at a restaurant or drive-thru, GrubGrade is one of my first stops. High-quality food photos paired with detailed reviews satisfy even the most discerning readers. I’ve invited Ryan here to tell us more about himself.

Deciphering Labels in the Food and Beverage Industry

Have you ever noticed that some foods are described as ‘’good’’ sources of calcium or ‘’excellent’’ sources of vitamin C? How come Kellogg’s or Kraft never labels their products as ‘’fantastic’’ or ‘’superb’’ sources of mineral X or Vitamin Y? The food industry doesn’t pick arbitrary adjectives to describe its food products. There is a …

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