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McDonald's To Post Calories On Menu Boards

Beginning next week, McDonald's plans to add calorie counts to its menu boards — both at drive-thrus and restaurant counters. Studies suggest that calorie boards alone don't change consumers' purchasing patterns. But consumers do seem to take note, and public health experts say it's one tangible step to helping consumers make healthier choices.
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Have Lobster, Will Travel — And Race The Clock

Flying with lobsters is surprisingly easy, as long as the journey isn't too long. And this year's glut of Maine's soft shell lobsters means it's also cheaper than usual to bring them home alive.
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McDonald's Adds Calorie Counts And Maybe Grilled McNuggets To Menu

McDonald's moves ahead of the pack to place prominent calorie counts on its menu boards and rethinks those fried chicken nuggets kids love. It's part of a broader move the company is making to address health concerns.
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Five Ways To Spot A Fake Online Review, Restaurant Or Otherwise

Online reviews of restaurants, travel deals, apps and just about anything you want to buy have become a powerful driver of consumer behavior. Unsurprisingly, they have also created a powerful incentive to cheat.
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Yelp Reviewers Slice And Dice The Politics Of Pizza

In today's Internet age, even pizza is political. When a photo of a Florida pizza shop owner giving President Obama a bearhug went viral, so too did the backlash against his restaurant — in the form of Yelp reviews.
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How Oregon's Prized Pinot Noir Grapes Will Take The Heat Of Climate Change

Warming temperatures are forcing Oregon winemakers to rethink Pinot Noir, a picky but popular grape. But there is another problem with climate change — what if it gets colder instead of warmer?
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Heavy Teens Eat Less But Weigh More Than Their Thinner Peers

Overweight teens eat fewer calories than their thinner peers, a new study says. So why do they weigh more? Researchers suspect a drop-off in exercise in the tween and teen years may be one reason.

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