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Study Reports Low-Fat Diet Does Not Cut Health Risks
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Make a Fresh Delicious McDonald’s Big Mac in Your Home Kitchen [Video]

McDonald's Canada launched a PR campaign a while back to show that their secrets are really not that secret at all. Recently, I posted a video showing how McDonald's photographs their food because people were asking why the pictures of the burgers for instance, were so different than the one they bought and the video was very interesting.

McDonald's Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut recently took to YouTube to show you how easy it is to make one of

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YouTube
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Ronn Matt Is Our New Cherry Pit-Spitting World Champion! [VIDEO]

If you can believe it, there is such a thing as an International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship and for the last 20 years the winner has been a member of either the Krause or Lessard families. But not this year. This year belongs to 46-year-old Ronn Matt of Chicago, who was able to spit a cherry pit 69 feet, making him the new world champ.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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Want Low Blood Pressure? Try Passing Gas

Next time you’re sitting next to someone on the bus and they let one rip, don’t just hold your nose and turn away — congratulate them on their low blood pressure. Seems the same gas that produces farts has been shown to control blood pressure in mice.

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Matt Chan, Flickr
Matt Chan, Flickr
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What’s Your Favorite Pizza Topping? — Survey of the Day

What topping to get on a pizza has long been a subject of discussion among friends. And while Zagat’s first annual pizza survey isn’t necessarily going to solve that debate, it does give a breakdown of which toppings are most popular among the pizza consuming public.

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Seb Oliver, Getty Images
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New Survey Reveals More Teenagers Try Drugs and Alcohol During the Summer

While the summer months are supposed to fun and a much needed break from the previous school year, a new survey finds that many teens are using their summer vacation to try drugs and alcohol.

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Lori Federico, Getty Images
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Why Do Women Have a Harder Time Losing Weight Than Men? We May Finally Know

For a woman, there’s little more frustrating that starting a diet with her husband or boyfriend only to watch the weight fly off of him while hers ticks downward at a glacial pace. So what gives?

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Eric Cornish
Eric Cornish
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My Wife Is My Cake Boss – Show Us Your Cakes

With The Cake Boss coming to The Victory Theater on August 5th, I thought about how many cool cakes my wife has made.  A speech therapist by occupation, she really longs to be a baker.  I wanted to show off her cake, and I would love to see yours too.

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Chuck E. Cheese Is Getting A Makeover

At 35 years old, Chuck E. Cheese, mascot of the kiddy pizza chain, is getting a makeover. See what you think!

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Diagonal View
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Wanna Taste a Beer Made With Real Gold? Well, You Can’t

If you’re some ruler of a random nation that nobody can pronounce correctly, you’re probably looking for some high-end alcoholic beverage that’s a little bit more classy than a bottle of Pinot Grigio you picked up from the deli down the street. Well, it turns out that this drink you’re picturing in your head is actually made in the Czech Republic… and it’s got real gold chunks in it.

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Wallyb, Flickr
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What Is America’s Favorite Candy?

When it comes to candy, Americans like a brand name which has been around for a long time. In fact, almost all of the best selling candy bars in the United States were introduced before World War Two.

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Would You Eat Healthier Foods at the Fall Festival [Poll]

We are still three months away from the annual West Side Nut Club's Fall Festival, which officially starts on October 1st. However, the question of healthier food choices has come up for this year's week of gastronomical delights

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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Which Credit Card Companies Have the Best — And Worst — Customer Satisfaction Records? — Dollars and Sense

Before you sign up for a new credit card, wouldn’t it be great to know which companies have the happiest customers? Thanks to a new publicly-available complaint database, now you will — and much of the work has already been done for you.

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