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Starbucks Is Testing Ice Cubes Made of Coffee

Well, it’s happened:  Starbucks figured out a way to charge you for ice.

Starbucks just started testing ice cubes made out of COFFEE in 100 of their stores in St. Louis and Baltimore.  If you want them, they cost 80 cents extra.

There’s no guarantee that they’re going to go nationwide, but they seem like free money for Starbucks, so why wouldn’t they?

(ABC News)

Here’s a Simple Trick to Make Your Kids Eat More Vegetables

  A new study figured out a pretty simple way to trick your kids into eating more vegetables without complaining the whole time.  Just jazz up the NAME a little bit . . .

Researchers at Stanford recently spent about a month changing up the signs next to vegetables in the cafeteria.  And they monitored how many students ate each vegetable when they called it different things.

They tried boring labels, like “corn” and “green beans.”  They also tried things like “vitamin-rich corn” and “reduced-sodium corn.”  It didn’t make a huge difference though.

But when they used labels like “rich, buttery, roasted SWEET corn,” 25% more students ate it . . . and the servings they took were 23% bigger.

The recipes never changed.  The “rich, buttery” corn was exactly the same as when they just called it “corn.”  And it worked the same way with other vegetables too.

So if you make something your kids hate like spinach, try calling it “sweet spinach” and see what happens.  With young kids, you can have a little more fun with it if you want, and call it something like “Mom’s Sizzlin’ Sweet Spinach.”

(Time)

There Are Two Months That Have Way More Divorces Than Any Others

  Hey, good news, you probably aren’t going to get divorced this month!  But I can’t speak for August.

Researchers at the University of Washington just studied 15 years of divorce filings, and they found there are two months that have WAY more divorces than any others:  March and August.

Why those two?  They’re not 100% sure, but they have theories for both.

They think March is getting all of the people who tried to stick it out through the holidays . . . or didn’t want to end things around Valentine’s Day.

And August is getting the people who let their families enjoy a nice summer before dropping the bomb as it ends.

(Time)



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