Readers of a certain age will likely remember the 1973 film Soylent Green, in which the inhabitants of a polluted, overcrowded world subsist on a mysterious food known only as Soylent Green. And even if you haven't seen the movie, you likely know how that turned out.
Some would say that Champagne is responsible for a lot of us acting pretty stupid - but a new study suggests that it could also responsible for a lot of us being pretty smart.
Whether you suffer from Celiac disease, or just choose to follow the gluten free trend, it just got a little easier to determine which foods you can eat. The FDA announced today that it has established guidelines for the use of the term "gluten free," formalizing a term which until now could be used at the discretion of the manufacturer. Foods bearing the new claim won't need to be entirely gluten free, however.
The summer heat has officially arrived here in NYC, and it's got us looking around for clever ways to keep cool. It might be a little extreme, but we can't say we aren't eyeing 110%'s new compression pants with built-in ice packs.
They were designed with athletic performance in mind, and the real innovation is their numerous pockets designed to hold their own proprietary ultra-thin ice sheets - which, remarkably, can even be cut to size for a better fit.
Scientists have made an interesting discovery: caffeine can greatly improve your performance and memory – if you’re a honeybee. That’s right, it turns out a little bump in the morning helps bees remember the odors of flowers, boosting their ability to find those flowers again, and ensuring a steady supply of food.
Already in a bad mood? Step away from the Krispy Kremes – they will only make matters worse, according to a new study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University.
Apparently people in a bad mood are doomed to experience an even worse mood after indulging in high sugar, high fat comfort foods. One culprit could of course be a sugar crash, but we can’t place all the blame there – it turns out some commonly eaten comfort foods are chemically similar to mood enhancing drugs.
Japanese summers can be brutal, especially in the city-- so count on a Japanese company to push the envelope for high-tech cooling footwear. Hydro-Tech recently launched a pair of air-conditioned dress shoes, called Cool Breeze, that feature ventilated soles and a proprietary filter system that help to circulate air and keep your toes dry while maintaining a formal appearance.
Women (and men) are increasingly turning to body shapewear...those oh-so-tight undergarments....to help smooth out every little bulge. If Cass & Co. has its way, they'll soon be turning to their shapewear for even more. The company's claims its new copper-infused shapewear has anti-aging properties as well.