The Food Network's New, Improved App Is Effing Amazing

Earlier this month, the Food Network released a new, improved version of its app that promises to allow users to create their own grocery lists, search via ingredient or preferred chef, and basically allow your phone to live the 1950's dream kitchen fantasy, minus the circle skirt color coordinated with the countertop. » 7/28/14 11:30am 7/28/14 11:30am

300 Sandwiches Lady Gets Engaged Without Meeting 300 Sandwiches Goal

A thousand years ago in internet time, a New York Post columnist who definitely wasn't trying to write herself into a possible future book deal (which she got) and maybe romcom deal (which she has yet to get, thank god) told everyone who would listen that her boyfriend told her that once she made him 300 sandwiches,… » 5/20/14 1:20pm 5/20/14 1:20pm

Finally: The Girl Scout Cookie Finding App of Your Dreams

In the old days, childless adults who wanted to get their Thin Mint on would have to seek out Girl Scout Cookies the ancient way: by approaching strange children on the street and asking them if they had any cookies, or by hanging out near elementary schools after the closing bell rang in hopes that one of the little… » 2/24/14 6:20pm 2/24/14 6:20pm

Science Gel Could Help Dieters Caulk Their Own Bowels

Good news everybody (who has decided to take up the "lose weight" hobby for the early stages of the New Year)! SCIENCE, that monolith of snazzy ideas that has helped us, as a species, do everything from land on the Moon to create indestructible breakfast cereals, may have devised an excellent way to fight obesity — a… » 1/05/14 12:30pm 1/05/14 12:30pm

Rumble Tooth: A Haptic Connected Fork Gets Reviewed

By this point in your life of mining the internet for weird shit, you've no doubt heard of the HAPIfork, that utensil that aims to keep you from eating your marshmallow gummy bear casserole too quickly by vibrating if you start behaving like a ravenous jackal and take bites any faster than at a stately 10-second… » 1/01/14 1:30pm 1/01/14 1:30pm

Looking Inside Other People's Fridges Is So Deeply, Deeply Satisfying

Mark Menjivar began photographing people's fridges for his series "You Are What You Eat" in 2007. He spent four years snapping pics of 60 fridges in an effort to explore eating habits and identity throughout the United States. Then, he decided to check back in with some of the people four years later. He's showcasing… » 11/18/13 9:36pm 11/18/13 9:36pm

Martha Stewart Can't Stop Tweeting Really Gross Pictures of Food

For a woman who has built an empire marketing her own smugly tied gingham ribbon of perfection and self-satisfied domesticity, Martha Stewart is remarkably terrible at one thing that, in the digital age, is almost unavoidable: sharing pictures of food on social media. In fact, Martha Stewart's Twitter feed is… » 11/18/13 1:13pm 11/18/13 1:13pm

Halloween Jerk to Hand Out Notes Telling Trick or Treaters They're Fat

A local busybody in Fargo, North Dakota has decided to take America's child obesity epidemic on herself this Halloween by only giving candy to the trick or treaters she deems thin enough to deserve candy. The rest of the kids — those the woman deems "moderately obese" — get notes telling their parents to stop having… » 10/30/13 10:00am 10/30/13 10:00am

10 Health Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science

Everything makes you fat! Gluten-free food is the key to eternal youth! You need to poop ten times a day or you’ll die! You’ll find tons of equally ridiculous health claims around the internet, and you’ll actually believe some of them. Today we’re taking a look at 10 common myths and uncovering the truth. » 10/14/13 1:06pm 10/14/13 1:06pm

Making Your Kid Clean Their Plate Might Give Them An Eating Disorder

"A clean plate is a happy plate" is a common refrain for new parents — but sometimes it's not so happy for the kid. More like "miserable" or "potentially pukey" or "burgeoning weird relationship with food." As if you moms didn't have enough to worry about. I have a fucking CAT, and every time I go out of the house I… » 8/03/13 3:00pm 8/03/13 3:00pm