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Hershey says that it plans to make its candy a healthier treat by removing calories and reducing the candy’s size.
A new study found if you eat butter, cheese, and all the other delicious saturated fats, you can offset your risk of developing heart disease JUST by walking 22 minutes a day.
Scottie’s Pizza Parlor, in Portland, Oregon, has created a Ninja Turtles-inspired pizza. The Centouno Formaggio features 101 cheeses. The pie was inspired by the 99-cheese pizza from the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. The owner says: “The goal was to make it taste like a regular slice of cheese pizza. With the first bite, you don’t know what to expect, so you can almost mistake it for a regular slice. Then you chew a little more and you start to get a lot of character here: there’s things going on, it’s almost hard to place.” The pizza costs $16
BMW and MINI are developing a new car that changes colors based on the driver’s mood. BMW says the color of the car’s exterior panels can be changed with the touch of a button.
Amazon is selling a new camera for $200 called the Echo Look, that scans what you’re wearing and tells you if it’s a good outfit or not.
ZIMBABWE SCHOOLS ACCEPT GOATS FOR TUITION FEES – Parents in Zimbabwe who cannot afford school fees can offer livestock such as goats or sheep as payment. The country’s education minister said that schools will have to show flexibility when it comes to demanding tuition fees from parents.
Neck specialist Thijs van der Hilst has created a $57,000 sleeping pillow. The pillow is made of Mulberry silk, Egyptian cotton, Dutch memory foam and 24 karat gold fabric. The zipper has four diamonds and a 22.5 carat sapphire. The pillow also comes with a custom made Louis Vuitton pillow case.
Doctors recommend eight solid hours of sleep each night, but workers aren’t clocking in. This lack of sleep is leaving employees less productive, unmotivated and more agitated with co-workers. So, who’s to blame? The answer is … work: A survey on sleep and the U.S. workplace from CareerBuilder (conducted by Harris Poll) reported that 58 percent of 32,000 workers surveyed said they weren’t getting enough sleep, and 61 percent said that sleep deprivation affected their work. For some, it’s a vicious cycle: 44 percent of workers said that just thinking about work kept them up at night.
The world’s largest Starbucks is going to open in Chicago. The 43,000-square foot coffee shop will occupy four stories. The Roastery will allow fans to watch the roasting and brewing of Starbucks coffee.
WOMAN LIVES WITH NEEDLE IN LIVER FOR 23 YEARS – A woman in China complaining of back pain wasn’t so shocked when doctors discovered a needle that had been lodged in her liver for 23 years. A scan revealed a needle in her liver measuring two inches that had broken in two parts.
REMOVE SPOON SWALLOWED BY TEEN – Doctors at a Chinese hospital removed an 8-inch metal spoon from the stomach of an 18-year-old student who accidentally swallowed the utensil. Surgery took two hours. The girl told doctors she waited three days to seek medical attention for the spoon swallowing because she wanted to finish her school exams.
Instagram reached 700 million monthly active users this week. It reached 600 million members four months ago. The impressive statistic means Instagram has found a way to double its total user base in the last two years.
For those of you eating at your desk right now, it comes as no surprise that the lunch hour has been shrinking in recent years. A recent survey shows 70% Americans either work straight through lunch or spend a mere five to ten minutes wolfing down their food. Six in ten of Americans consider the one-hour lunch to be the biggest myth in office life.
McDonald’s will soon begin placing Nintendo toys in their Happy Meals. Eight Nintendo characters including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser and others will be included in the meals
Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73.
The Pinkberry frozen yogurt chain has created a new flavor inspired by Wonder Woman. Power Berry frozen yogurt features strawberry and raspberry fro-yo with granola and dark chocolate chips
Macaulay Culkin plays Kurt Cobain in Father John Misty’s new video for “Total Entertainment Forever”
Donald Trump sent his wife Melania a Tweet on her birthday. It featured a picture of them with the caption: ”Happy Birthday to our First Lady Melania”
Angelina Jolie recently bought her daughter Shiloh a ukulele at a Guitar Center in Los Angeles.
BRAD PITT’S MOM MOVED IN WITH HIM AFTER HIS DIVORCE – A source claims Brad Pitt’s mom moved in with him after his split with Angelina Jolie. The source claims “Brad’s mom has moved in with him to make sure he’s taking care of himself. He’s lost a lot of weight and she’s worried about him.”
New Movies Opening Tonight
The Circle (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks … Mae (Emma Watson) gets a job at the world’s largest tech and social media company. Her boss Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks) asks her to take part in a questionable project that affects people’s privacy, ethics and personal freedoms.
How To Be A Latin Lover (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Salma Hayek, Kristen Bell, Rob Lowe .. a 25 year-old man marries an 80 year-old socialite, who ends up dumping him for a younger man. The latin lover is forced to move in with his sister before going after a widowed billionaire grandmother