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James Beard Foundation reevaluating policies in wake of sexual harassment allegations against four former honorees

The James Beard Foundation said Thursday that it would be “evaluating” its policies after at least four of its James Beard Award honorees ─ including Mario Batali and John Besh ─ were accused of sexual misconduct and harassment. In a statement posted to the JBF website, the foundation condemned “any behavior contrary to the values of good leadership” and said it would ...

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Taco Bell releases its own Mexican-style beer

Taco Bell is releasing its own beer, but only at one location.  (iStock) Those who love Taco Bell and beer no longer have to choose between a chalupa and a brewski. TACO BELL TO OPEN 300-PLUS NEW CANTINA-STYLE LOCATIONS THAT SERVE ALCOHOL The Beach Bell lager is only available at the Newport Beach Taco Bell Cantina.  (Courtesy of Taco Bell) ...

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Iowa school district apologizes to student in cancer recovery for dress code punishment

A 15-year-old’s school disciplined her for wearing a head covering after losing her hair during cancer treatments.  (iStock) A school district in southeast Iowa has apologized after disciplining a student for dress-code violations when she covered her head after losing her hair during cancer treatments. Chloe Terpenning, 15, was disciplined last week at West Burlington High School for not following ...

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Gibson's Bakery sues Oberlin College over racism protests

A bakery is suing Oberlin College, claiming the school was responsible for spreading slanderous claims.  (iStock) A family-owned bakery in Ohio has filed a lawsuit against Oberlin College for slandering the shop as a racist establishment. According to the Boston Herald, the dispute began in November 2016 when three underage black students were arrested for punching and kicking the white shopkeeper, Allyn Gibson. The students ...

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Canola oil could cause weight gain and memory loss

Canola oil may progress Alzheimer’s disease.  (iStock) According to a recent study conducted on mice, just two tablespoons of canola oil per day can cause weight gain and severe progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The new results are calling into question previous recommendations of canola oil as a healthful alternative to saturated fats. “Canola oil is appealing because it is less expensive than other vegetable ...

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Woman charged with battery after McDonald's bacon argument turns physical

Widna St. Jean was arrested and charged after allegedly escalating an argument over the freshness of bacon.  (Collier County Sheriff’s Office) A woman was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery following an altercation at a Florida McDonald’s. Widna St. Jean was at a Golden Gate, FL, McDonald’s around 9:30 p.m. Thursday when a woman from the drive-thru came into the ...

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Half Christmas trees spark mixed reviews

“Half a tree might sound a bit off, but bear with us, there’s method in our madness,” one retailer quips of the unusual fir.  (iStock) British stores are now selling artificial Christmas half-trees and some of them will set you back more than $130. The bizarre Christmas tree craze is designed for people who don’t have much space, and we ...

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Trip Advisor's top-rated restaurant in London doesn't actually exist

London’s top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor in November turned out to be a hoax  (Reuters) A British journalist has turned an imaginary restaurant in his backyard into London’s most sought-after dining experience by writing fake reviews on TripAdvisor. Oobah Butler, who specializes in deceiving his way into situations and then writing about it, wanted to expose the epidemic of fakery on the ...

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