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Americans snack differently than rest of the world

Americans snack differently than rest of the world | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
The snack is nibbling away at how the world eats, drinks and lives, USA Today reports.
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George Clooney wedding: the last of the eligible bachelors to marry Amal Alamuddin

George Clooney wedding: the last of the eligible bachelors to marry Amal Alamuddin | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
All of the world’s great playboys are settling down. Why now – and what took them so long?
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Cereals Begin to Lose Their Snap, Crackle and Pop

Cereals Begin to Lose Their Snap, Crackle and Pop | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
The cereal business has been in steady decline for a decade as consumers opt for healthier options or food easier to eat on the run in the morning.
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Olive Garden's 'Never Ending' Pasta Promotion Backfires After Site Crashes

Olive Garden's 'Never Ending' Pasta Promotion Backfires After Site Crashes | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
Before the passes even went on sale, the site crashed.
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Former Starbucks Employee Reveals What Baristas Really Think Of Your Coffee Orders

Former Starbucks Employee Reveals What Baristas Really Think Of Your Coffee Orders | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
They can reveal a lot about a person.
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Aching for Change in an Unequal Sport

Aching for Change in an Unequal Sport | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
Five-set matches take an unnecessary toll on the bodies of male tennis players at Grand Slams, and they also perpetuate inequality between the men and the women.
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50 Cent No Longer Has Worst 1st Pitch

50 Cent No Longer Has Worst 1st Pitch | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
A lucky fan got a chance to throw out the first pitch at the Houston Astros game Tuesday. She was so excited that she forgot to let go of the baseball until it was far, far too late...
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38 arrested over poisonous chicken feet in China

Chinese police have arrested 38 people on suspicion of making or selling contaminated chicken feet in a crackdown involving one of the country's favorite snacks.
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Tennis, Anywhere?

Tennis, Anywhere? | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
The United States has an estimated 250,000 tennis courts, and in such a big and sprawling country, a few of those courts are going to end up in unusual places. We highlight a few of them here.
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The Entire 'Simpsons' Marathon Now Has an Episode Guide

The Entire 'Simpsons' Marathon Now Has an Episode Guide | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
FXX will kick off their humongous, 12-day 'Simpsons' marathon this Thursday, comprising all 552 episodes and the 2007 feature film
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The Obituary Lottery

You can never be assured that your passage to eternal bliss will get the attention it deserves.
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Why We Sit Back and Let Apps Do Our Chores

Why We Sit Back and Let Apps Do Our Chores | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
Are tech start-ups that outsource chores an example of the laziness economy? Or do they unleash human productivity?
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This Is The Man Making Bill Gates So Rich

This Is The Man Making Bill Gates So Rich | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
Bill Gates is worth an astounding $81.6 billion and he keeps getting richer every year. His secret weapon is man you probably never heard of: Michael Larson.
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CD-Loving Japan Resists Move to Online Music

CD-Loving Japan Resists Move to Online Music | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
Japan may be a perennial early adopter of technologies, but its attachment to the CD puts it sharply at odds with the rest of the global music industry.
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Will Portland Always Be a Retirement Community for the Young?

Will Portland Always Be a Retirement Community for the Young? | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
As American cities compete for college-educated workers, Portland has a unique problem: It has way too many.
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Mooncakes Are a Must as Chinese Festival Nears

Mooncakes Are a Must as Chinese Festival Nears | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
Like fruitcakes in the West, mooncakes are a seasonal gift that everyone loves to hate, with an estimated $2 billion in annual sales in China.
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Please Invent This: Chefs And Food Writers On Kitchen Tools They Wish They Had

Please Invent This: Chefs And Food Writers On Kitchen Tools They Wish They Had | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
Wylie Dufresne, Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, and many more share what they'd like to see redesigned in the kitchen.
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21 Awesome McDonald's Dishes That You Can't Get In America

21 Awesome McDonald's Dishes That You Can't Get In America | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
Featuring local ingredients and catering to local tastes.
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How Steve Ballmer Became a Rookie Basketball Mogul

How Steve Ballmer Became a Rookie Basketball Mogul | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
The drama leading to the Microsoft ex-chief's first days as the L.A. Clippers' owner shows his unusual transformation from tech titan to rookie basketball mogul.
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How Elite Colleges Make Students Feel Grandiose And Miserable

How Elite Colleges Make Students Feel Grandiose And Miserable | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
The former Yale English professor ;William...
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Melinda Gates: The Savior in Seattle

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Melinda Gates wants to change the world. With her husband, Bill, she just might do it.
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The Intelligent-Life Lottery

The Intelligent-Life Lottery | InterestingBits | Scoop.it
Some argue that with billions of stars in our galaxy, there must be other civilizations. But others say intelligence is so rare on Earth; why would we expect to find it elsewhere?
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