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Energy Drinks

Energy drinks promise a boost, a buzz, even to give you wings. We consider the rising popularity and questions surrounding energy drinks.

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Why Chicken Wings Dominate Super Bowl Snack Time

Serving chicken wings during the Super Bowl has become de rigueur for couch watchers on game day, thanks to the rise of sports bars' demand for cheap snacks. But now wings are so popular, they're one of the most expensive cuts of chicken you can buy.
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Raw Beef Kibbeh Blamed In Salmonella Outbreak. Is Steak Tartare Next?

Is eating raw meat worth risking diarrhea or worse? A recent Salmonella outbreak makes us wonder about the trend toward consuming beef that's undercooked or not cooked at all.
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Sandwich Monday: The Reuben Egg Roll

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a marvel of multiculturalism: the Reuben Egg Roll, from Hackney's Restaurant in Chicago.
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How Mountain Grass Makes The Cheese Stand Alone

Aficionados of cheeses made from the milk of mountain-grazing cows swear they really do taste better than those from cattle pastured on plains. Now, scientists are teasing out some of these subtle differences – in hopes of proving the mountain cheese tradition is worth preserving.
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How One Man Tried To Slim Down Big Soda From The Inside

Public health expert Derek Yach surprised nutrition advocates when he joined PepsiCo six years ago. He got the company to cut salt, sugar and fat from some popular products like chips and soda. But critics say he did more harm than good.

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