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McDonald’s Accidentally Left Unretouched Images of Food on Its Website

[brightcove:5476567384001 default] McDonald’s runs a massive fast food chain. It isn’t a tech company. If you found a bug on the brand’s website, you’d probably just chalk it up to “Will this really affect my purchase of a Quarter Pounder with Cheese?” That said, even brick-and-mortar companies can have digital goof-ups, and a potential oversight reportedly uncovered by Business Insider might end up costing someone in the graphics department their job. As Business Insider explains, “If you look at the details of many of the photos on McDonald's website, there is a layer called ‘retouched.’ Turning the layer on and
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This Is What Lindsey Vonn Eats to Stay in Such Good Shape

With the Olympics fast approaching, we’re eager to get our hands on our favorite athletes’ top performance tips and tricks. Lucky for us, U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn’s personal chef revealed to us her go-to snack. “My coffee bliss balls,” chef Dan Churchill, who partnered with the Almond Board of California to create three recipes using almond milk, tells Health. RELATED: The Mindful Eating Hack That Helped Me Stop Obsessing About Food Churchill says the bites, which have seven ingredients (espresso, dates, coconut flour, walnuts, vanilla extract, honey, and cacao powder), have a high glycemic index. Better known as “GI,” glycemic index
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This Ice Cream Is 500 Times Spicier Than Tabasco Sauce—and You Have to Sign a Waiver to Try It

Part of the delicious appeal of ice cream is its cool, smooth texture. But what happens when you infuse ice cream with lots of spice and heat? In honor of Valentine's Day, one ice cream maker in Scotland decided to find out. "Devil's breath" is the name of the new flavor from the Aldwych Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor in Glasgow. It's made with Carolina Reaper peppers, a type of chili pepper so fiery, it set a  Guinness World Record as the hottest chili pepper in the world. What gives the Carolina Reaper its scorch is its high level of capsaicin, the phytonutrient that causes a burning sensation when it
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Ben & Jerry’s Just Launched the Low-Calorie Ice Cream We’ve Been Waiting For

[brightcove:5043829761001 default] Move over, Halo Top. There’s a new low-cal ice cream in town, and you might recognize the brand’s name. For the very first time, Ben & Jerry’s is launching light ice cream, but you’d never know that it has a fraction of the calories of their beloved flavors. And calories aren’t the only thing it’s lighter in: Moo-Phoria, Ben & Jerry’s new line, also has 60 to 70 percent less fat and sugar than regular ice cream. Plus, it’s made with organic dairy and no erythritol, sugar alcohols, or sugar substitutes, meaning it tastes like the real deal.
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This Woman Found a Dead Lizard in Her Bagged Salad—and May Have Eaten the Tail

We’re all about adding unique ingredients to spice up your salads, but finding one you definitely didn’t plan to eat is not on the menu. That’s what happened to poor Michelle Carr, a nurse in Maine, who discovered a three-inch dead lizard on her fork after digging in. RELATED: 14 Foods That Can Make You Sick "I immediately started to retch," she told local news WMUR in the video below. She had picked up a bag of romaine lettuce at a nearby New Hampshire grocery store, washed it, and prepared what she thought was about to be a tasty, nutritious
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Is It Dangerous to Eat Really Hot Peppers?

It’s standard for spicy food to cause your upper lip to sweat, your nose to run, and your mouth to feel like it’s on fire. But can eating hot peppers mess with your health post-meal? The question is worth considering, especially as the ALS Pepper Challenge (AKA the Ice Bucket Challenge 2.0) gains popularity. Stars like Kelly Clarkson and Shaquille O’Neal have been spotted swallowing spicy stuff for the challenge, which aims to raise awareness and funds for the neurodegenerative disease. But while we watched them struggle to chomp on crazy hot peppers, we couldn’t help but wonder: What makes chilies so darn
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This Small Thing Makes My Scrambled Eggs a Billion Times Better

[brightcove:5536926282001 default] I'm tired. You probably are, too. There are both general and specific reasons underpinning this, but today for me, it's due at least in part due to the pressure of writing stories that must "restore your faith in humanity" or be "utterly life-changing." I don't have that depth of emotional capacity to spare at the moment, but I can tell you about the simple, little thing I do to make my scrambled eggs markedly, unfailingly better. I buzz the eggs in a food processor before I put them in olive oil to cook. Really, it's that easy. A
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6 Foods to Eat If You Want to Feel Sexier (And Who Doesn't?!)

You already know that chocolate has a reputation as a potent aphrodisiac, thanks in part to its high caffeine and antioxidant content and melt-in-your-mouth texture. No wonder chocolate in all forms is tempting you in store windows and on your social feed right now, as Valentine's Day is about to arrive. But chocolate isn't the only food that can prime you physically or mentally for a bedroom session. Plenty of others can also put you in a let's-get-it-on kind of mindset, research suggests. Some amp your libido and energy, others give you a mood boost, and some simply have a silky, sensual deliciousness that makes you feel
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This Kitchen Gadget Transformed My Meal Prep Game—and It Costs Less Than $20

[brightcove:5511409153001 default] I've never considered myself an egg person. So when my boyfriend recently unpacked a brand new egg cooking machine from Amazon called the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, I didn't get the hype. "This is going to change my life," he declared. Eye roll. Every four days or so, he would pull out the pint-sized machine and a carton of eggs and boil six of the bad boys to last him the next few days. The machine made a loud beeping noise to signal when the eggs had been cooked through. "I love this thing!" he would tell me.
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The Secret Ingredient That Makes Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade

[brightcove:5556684195001 default] We discovered it totally by accident. Recently, my roommate’s boyfriend lost a bet (we were trying to cut down on our dessert consumption, but he caved on vacation), and, somewhat ironically, we decided that the loser had to bake the rest of us a cake. It didn’t take long for us to pick our preferred flavor: the super-sweet, sprinkle-studded deliciousness that is Funfetti. Off he went to the store, only to return to find that we didn’t have the vegetable oil the boxed mix required. Instead of going back out to the deli, I suggested he try coconut
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