Category Archives: Food / Groceries

Does Costco Offer a Free Trial Membership?

A question that often comes up in discussions about Costco by people who have heard about all the positives of the warehouse is, “Does Costco offer a free trial membership?” or “Does Costco offer free trial membership coupons?” While the … Continue reading

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Free Iced Tea for National Iced Tea Day

With National Donut Day now over for this year, one might think there’s nothing else to look forward to in the month of June, but you would be wrong. For those who enjoy a refreshing, cold drink at no cost, … Continue reading

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When Is Costco Switching from American Express to Visa?

While most members of Costco are happy with the retailer, one frustration they often have is the fact that Costco only accepts American Express cards when it comes time to pay for everything at the checkout lane. There are ways … Continue reading

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Glide Foundation Lunch with Warren Buffett Costs $2.3 Million in 2015

Ever gone out to lunch with someone and offered to pick up the tab? What did it cost you? Twenty, maybe thirty dollars for a nice social outing? Generally not an amount that would really break the bank. But would … Continue reading

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Where to Get Free Donuts for National Donut Day

It’s the best day of the year for those who love donuts — National Donut Day. The day is celebrated on the first Friday in June each year (June 5, 2015). While the day may seem like a corporate marketing … Continue reading

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When Is National Donut Day?

For those who love donuts, the beginning of June is a highly anticipated time of the year. That’s because on the first Friday in June, National Donut Day is celebrated across the US. While this may not be a well-known … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Diets Are More Difficult Than You Think and Can Be Unhealthy

While diagnosis of Celiac Disease can be hit and miss leading to high costs and sometimes the need for painful procedures for verification, it can be diagnosed in other ways such as eliminating foods and waiting to see the results. … Continue reading

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Simple Safety Tips for Barbecuing Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer, and with it comes with some seasonal dangers. Barbecuing is one of the activities which comes with some risks. It’s important to take action to help reduce the likelihood of accidents happening … Continue reading

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Stamp Out Hunger Post Office Day 2015

In an emotional interview with Glamour magazine , actress Viola Davis described the pain she suffered as a child, a pain nearly 17 million children in America still suffer, “I was always so hungry and ashamed, I couldn’t tap into … Continue reading

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Sabra Dipping Company Recalls Classic Hummus Due to Listeria Find

Listeria has been in the news quite a bit this year. At the beginning of the year, the bacteria was found in carmel apples. In March listeria was found to be a contributing factor in three deaths due to the consumption … Continue reading

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Way Too Much Salt in Packaged and Processed Foods According to CDC

Too much of anything can be bad, especially salt. As the consumption of salt increases, the amount of sodium in an individual’s bloodstream also rises, forcing the body to “hold extra water” in order to dilute the effects of the … Continue reading

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Coffee Can Offset Cancer Risk for Those Who Consume 3 Alcoholic Drinks a Day

The liver is one of the body’s hardest working organs responsible for filtering out toxins that circulate in the bloodstream, as well as converting nutrients to usable biomolecules. Given its primary role in keeping the body healthy, cancers of the … Continue reading

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Blue Bell Ice Cream Linked to 3 Listeriosis Deaths

Most commonly caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, listeriosis is a rare, but serious illness that can cause fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal symptoms in humans. However, infections can affect the nervous system, where symptoms can escalate to include meningitis, … Continue reading

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P&G to Cut 100 Brands Beginning This Summer

With over $84 billion dollars in recorded sales for 2014, Proctor and Gamble (P&G) is the largest and most profitable consumer packaged goods (CPG) company in the world. The company’s well known products include Crest toothpaste, Dawn detergent and Gillette … Continue reading

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Caramel Coloring in Cola and Soda May Cause 5000 Cancer Cases Each Year

There are a lot of reasons to quit drinking soda. It can save you a lot of money. There are plenty of healthier alternatives. The biggest reason, however, may be for your health. Soft drink manufacturers have been facing some … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Diet May Help Cut the Risk of Strokes

Strokes are life-threatening medical emergencies that occur when the brain experiences a disturbance in its blood supply. Because the affected area of the brain can no longer function due to oxygen deprivation, symptoms often include the inability to move one … Continue reading

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NASA Warns US Southwest Facing a Long Term MegaDrought

There are those who strongly believe that man-made climate change will destroy the earth — and others who just as strongly deny such claims. Regardless of your own views about this debate, it is clear that places in the United … Continue reading

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A Glass of Red Wine May Help You Burn Fat

So many of us are looking to lose weight this year. We’ve purchased the gym memberships, the new gym clothes and running shoes. But beware, nutritional biochemist and former director of the University of Utah Nutrition Clinic told the Huffington … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Super Bowl Commercial Lets Customers Pay with Lovin Instead of Money

In recent years, McDonald’s has struggled to stay relevant and profitable as consumer tastes have changed and “fundamental shifts” have occurred in the restaurant business. In response to these challenges, this week, McDonald’s forced former CEO Don Thompson to resign … Continue reading

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Unmanned Drones May Have a Major Impact on US Food Supply and Lower Prices

We are all quite accustomed to hearing about drones in the context of military and police activities. Drones or technically unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are a type of aircraft without a human pilot and have indeed been traditionally deployed for … Continue reading

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