Starbucks Wants to Stuff Fists Full Of Kale Down Your Thirsty Gullet

Starbucks, the one place in the world where you can order a cup of whipped cream with a shot of caramel syrup and call it coffee, is ready to make you healthy. Fresh off its highly successful "Race Together" campaign, the chain wants to tackle another important subject: The amount of vegetables you're eating every… » 3/31/15 6:45pm 3/31/15 6:45pm

How to Talk About Race With Your Starbucks Barista: A Guide

First up in the realm of unfathomable embarrassment, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has rolled out an immediately self-parodic corporate initiative called "Race Together," in which—according to Fortune—"Starbucks baristas will have the option as they serve customers to hand cups on which they've handwritten the words… » 3/17/15 11:30am 3/17/15 11:30am

Christmas Must Be Stopped. Let's Declare War on Christmas.

For years, Fox News has bleated about the "War on Christmas," suggesting the phrase "Happy Holidays" and some complaints about nativity scenes on public property amount to an all-out assault on a sacred tradition. Meanwhile, Christmas has overflowed its traditional borders, annexed Thanksgiving and begun laying siege… » 11/03/14 3:50pm 11/03/14 3:50pm

Not Even Starbucks Knows What's in Your Pumpkin Spice Latte

With the end of summer approaching (sob!), few things are certain: the leaves will change, the wind will take on a crisp bite and food manufacturers will start stuffing pumpkin spice into EVERYTHING they can think of, from potato chips to vodka. Of these pumpkin-flavored food items, Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte… » 8/26/14 12:30pm 8/26/14 12:30pm

Woman Breastfeeding at Starbucks Finds Ally in Teen Barista

Julia Wykes of Ottawa was running errands last week when her baby became hungry while she was in line at Starbucks. In order to soothe the infant and (likely) keep the baby's cries from irritating the other customers, she sat down to breastfeed her baby. That's when an irate customer demanded that she be forced to… » 7/02/14 10:40am 7/02/14 10:40am

Subway Sandwich Bread to No Longer Contain Chemical Found in Yoga Mats

Subway has been feeding us yoga mats. Well, to be specific: The bread at the sandwich chain’s American locations carries a chemical that is also found in yoga mats and sneaker soles for elasticity. This does not happen in Subways abroad, but the company is ditching it here in the good ol' USA, isn’t that nice? » 2/07/14 12:00pm 2/07/14 12:00pm

Coffee Milkshakes Are Turning Us All into Jittery Rhino-People

Sunday is National Coffee Day, a holiday NBC News would like to observe by telling us all that coffee drinks — our lattes and frappucinos and frothing, caramel-drizzled macchiatos — are slowly turning us into race of jittery behemoths. We will stomp around the world frantically until our hearts explode in our chests… » 9/28/13 5:45pm 9/28/13 5:45pm