Here's the thing about me and drinking-- from the time that I was "of age", I drank primarily wine. And champagne. My perception of beer was what I saw in commercials and bottles or cans at wedding receptions. It was crap. If I wanted different, it was some stereotyped cocktail in a martini glass.In ... More >>
'Twas the morning after NYE and--you know the story. Your head hurts, your stomach is queasy and WHY is it so damn bright?! There's no shortage of "miracle" cures (which usually involve soup), but they often just mask the pain. That's why we're so intrigued by Mercy, which claims to prevent ... More >>
Edwin GoeiSubway has announced that it will add Vitamin D and calcium to all its breads, except for their English muffins and flatbreads. According to Nation's Restaurant News, eating a Subway six-inch sub will now give you 30% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium and 20% of the recommen ... More >>
So here's the long and short of it: Biotab Nutraceuticals in 2006 settled for $300,000 a consumer lawsuit brought by the
Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA), which alleged the maker of ExtenZe falsely claimed
without any substantiation that the boner pills would enhance a man's peni ... More >>
The Fourth District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana has upheld an arbiter's ruling that had been challenged because he is Jewish and his sister died in the Holocaust.What does that have to do with the price of beans in Tel Aviv? Well, the father of the arbitration loser fought in the German army and ... More >>
I eat Brussels sprouts precisely once a year. On December 25, to be exact. I know they're good for me, with their fancy schmancy vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, fiber and sinigrin (the last two are believed to protect against colon cancer).But, yet, despite their impressive credentials, I could ta ... More >>
The FDA has issues with Coca Cola's new Diet Coke Plus. It sent the company a letter earlier this month about the drink, which Coke purports to have a "refreshing taste...AND several essential nutrients" with "each 8 fl. oz. serving of Diet Coke Plus provid(ing) 15% of your RDI ... More >>
Orange County's culturally diverse, but all cultures living here have at least one thing in common: snacks, junk food, stuff you can't really call cuisine or dinner.
So, in what I hope to be a long-running and fun series, we'll pick out one "Wacky Snack" from a local market per week; then do a marg ... More >>
It's always tedious to hear health-freaks go on and on about the benefits of this or that special shake. But now there's a drink that gets right to the point, putting you to sleep all by itself.
(I thought such a thing already existed, and was called "whiskey." The things you learn in this job...)
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