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I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it… » 5/27/15 4:28pm 5/27/15 4:28pm

Warning, Austin: Your Female City Councilors Will Talk a Lot, Hate Math

The Austin American-Statesman brings news that the city’s new, majority-female city council is apparently stoking some anxiety: city employees were recently treated to a very special training on how to deal with lady legislators. To wit: women talk a lot, and they’re really bad at math. » 5/13/15 3:30pm 5/13/15 3:30pm

The "Food Babe" Blogger Is Full of Shit

Vani Hari, AKA the Food Babe, has amassed a loyal following in her Food Babe Army. The recent subject of profiles and interviews in the New York Times, the New York Post and New York Magazine, Hari implores her soldiers to petition food companies to change their formulas. She's also written a bestselling book telling… » 4/06/15 4:45pm 4/06/15 4:45pm

Hillary Clinton's UN Doodles Clearly a Window Into Her Innermost Thoughts

Birds do it. Bees do it. Secretaries of State hearing UN pleas do it. Yesterday, a photographer caught Hillary Clinton aimlessly drawing on her speech notes during a UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East peace process. The situation is grim, shooting, suffering etc., but all of that starts to run together… » 9/28/12 12:45pm 9/28/12 12:45pm