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  • Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. The Seattle-based company also raised prices nationally about…

  • Can You Trust a Skinny Chef?

    Before Carla Hall became co-host of ABC’s “The Chew” or a contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef” or even a chef at all, she was a skinny little girl who grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where…

  • Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole!

    Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is? The apparently misguided pairing was exposed for all its perversity Wednesday, when the New…

  • World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites

    BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States has succeeded in its bid to “Remember the Alamo,” after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday. The Alamo was one of…

  • Oreos get thin, going for ‘sophisticated’ air

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc.…

  • Side-By-Side Comparison of New Oreo Thins to Original

    (NEW YORK) — It’s been a busy year for Oreo: Red Velvet and S’Mores flavors debuted, with much speculation of what’s coming next. Well, the wait is over, because as of Tuesday, there’s a brand…

  • 11 Wonderful Ways to Use Watermelon

    The juicy fruit of summer, watermelon, never fails to please. And many people don’t realize how healthy it is, thinking it’s simply sugar and water. In fact, watermelon actually contains more lycopene than any other…

  • How to Stay Healthy on a Road Trip

    So you’ve heard the call of the open road — and you’ve finally decided to answer. Don’t feel too guilty about ditching the office water cooler for Route 66; studies indicate that taking some much-needed…

  • Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Market concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. winter wheat crop being harvested and the dry conditions in other wheat-producing nations have sparked an unexpected run up in recent…

  • TripAdvisor Members Name the Nation’s Best Burgers

    (NEW YORK) — When it comes to burgers, everybody’s got one. An opinion that is. But some voices are louder than others and TripAdvisor, which bills itself as the world’s largest travel site, has announced…

  • ‘Redneck Riviera’ no more, south Walton now draws celebs

    GRAYTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Once a part of the “Redneck Riviera,” the south Walton County strip along state road 30A has traded its jean shorts for designer labels, though pickup trucks remain in style.…

  • Greek villagers’ secret weapon: Grow your own food

    KARITAINA, Greece (AP) — Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. If Greece’s financial crisis deepens, as many believe…

  • Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn’t quite fulfill its destiny. Those were some of the alternate-universe products at this week’s 61st annual Fancy…

  • Beer of the Week: Green Flash Silva Stout

    WASHINGTON — Summer time is all about the light. But, don’t be afraid of the dark! WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year…

  • Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United Nations’ food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program…