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California may declare coffee a “cancer risk”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 9:00am 1/30/2018 at 9:00am

In 1986, California’s Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act) was passed, placing restrictions on toxic discharges into drinking water and required that people be notified who were exposed to carcinogens and reproductive toxins.

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Tax reforms achieve what progressives never could – Starbucks raises wages, benefits

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/24/2018 at 3:00pm

Democrats have spent years trying to “Raise the Wage” for workers in entry-level and part-time jobs, to no avail.

Their approach was all wrong. Though they successfully installed minimum wage hikes in blue locals, the exact population they sought to help experienced layoffs, hour cuts, and even store closures as a result...

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My new coffee mug was once targeted by 22 State Attorneys General

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 7:00pm 12/28/2017 at 7:00pm

I love coffee so very much. Not just for its caffeine benefits, which are a necessity as a work from home mom with a baby and a puppy, but because it’s a staple of my morning routine.

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FDA to crack down on “potentially harmful, unproven homeopathic drugs”

https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/ucm557569.htm
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 3:30pm 12/23/2017 at 3:30pm
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Earlier this week, the FDA announced a coming crackdown on “potentially harmful, unproven homeopathic drugs”.

Homeopathic drugs are holistic and said to stimulate the body’s power to heal itself by focusing on the entire picture of health and not only the ailment needing treatment. Some swear by homeopathy, even if there’s little...

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13 States ask SCOTUS to block California egg law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:15pm 12/9/2017 at 9:15pm
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Thirteen states are trying to haul California in front of the US Supreme Court.

While there is a myriad of issues that would be worthy of this move, it is the Golden State’s egg law that the potential plaintiffs want cracked open before the nation’s highest court.

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Judge makes critical ruling in Washington Bikini Barista case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:30pm 12/6/2017 at 2:30pm
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Despite its status as a blue state, a special set of entrepreneurs have figured out how to market one of Washinton’s iconic products: Coffee.

Perhaps inspired by the “Hooters” model for chicken wings, scantily clad women serve up delicious caffeinated drinks and a smile. The successful business model, however, was drawing concerns...

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Study: Drinking 3 or 4 cups of coffee might be good for you

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:00pm 11/29/2017 at 4:00pm

As a work from home mom with a toddler and a puppy, I was heartened to read that my caffeine addiction (though I’d argue it’s more of a necessity during this stage of life) might not be so terrible for my health after all.

A recent study found that drinking 3...

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Cranberries may become America’s next fertilizer

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/23/2017 at 1:00pm
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Happy Thanksgiving.

This year, I wanted to take an in-depth look at cranberries, which are second only to the turkey drumstick as the favorite component of my holiday meal.

The little, red sphere of tartness turns out to be only one of three fruits that naturally occur in North America (the other two...

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Rachel Dolezal Now Selling Homemade Lollipops

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:30pm 11/19/2017 at 2:30pm

Former NAACP activist Rachel Dolezal is quietly selling homemade lollipops from her website.

You may remember Dolezal as the gal responsible for making selective race a national discussion. Dolezal, born of two white parents, masqueraded as a black woman for years saying she self-identified as black.

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Pro-lifers Boycott Jim Beam After Spokeswoman Mila Kunis Says She Donates to Planned Parenthood in Pence’s Name

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:00pm 11/9/2017 at 6:00pm

Actress Mila Kunis joined Conan last week. On the show, she revealed she makes an anonymous monthly donation to Planned Parenthood in Vice President Pence’s name.

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Bloomberg’s Cook County Soda Tax Repealed Months After its Implementation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 5:34pm 10/11/2017 at 5:34pm

Nanny staters are gonna nanny state.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s meddlesome agenda was dealt a blow Wednesday when Illinois’ Cook County voted to repeal its soda tax just months after it was adopted.

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FDA Rules “Love” Not a Granola Ingredient

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:00pm 10/5/2017 at 8:00pm
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The government ruins absolutely everything. Even cute, independent bakery ingredient lists.

A Massachusetts bakery dinged by the FDA for a litany of ridiculous infractions was most shocked to find they’d been reprimanded for citing “love” as an ingredient in their rolled oats.

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EU Officials Consider Retaliatory Bourbon Tariff if U.S. Adopts Steel Tariff

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:00am 7/11/2017 at 10:00am
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And this is how we know the EU is officially off its rocker — they’re considering a retaliatory bourbon tax.

Before we get too alarmist here, they’re also considering tariffs on dairy and orange juice, according to a report in the Financial Times:

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ABC News Settles With Beef Products Inc. in “Pink Slime” Defamation Case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/28/2017 at 4:00pm
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Beef Products Inc. (BPI) has reached a settlement agreement with ABC News.

The beef company sued ABC and reporter Jim Avila for defamation after the network aired an investigative segment in 2012 calling a filler product used in ground beef “pink slime.” The complaint alleged omission of facts in addition to food-libel.

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How did can of whipped cream kill French model?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:30am 6/23/2017 at 11:30am
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Among the trending news items this week is the tale of a freak accident that took the life of a French model and aspiring social media star.

From the Daily Mail:

A French fitness blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser which hit her in the chest, giving her a...

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Government’s “Dietary fat guidelines have no evidence base”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00pm 5/23/2017 at 7:00pm
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The theory of “consensus science reliability” seems to have taken another hit, as a new report has been released that asserts government-based dietary fat guidelines “have no evidence base”.

Publishing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Dr Zoë Harcombe of the Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Science...

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Massachusetts Accuses Anheuser-Busch of trying to push rivals out of bars

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:30am 5/17/2017 at 11:30am

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has accused Anheuser-Busch InBev of handing out incentives to retailers and bars in the state to push Budweiser beer over other brands. The Wall Street Journal reported:

The state’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has issued a report detailing investigators’ findings and set a June hearing in Boston on...

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