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Southwest Plane Diverted After Unruly Passenger Tries to Make Mid-Air Exit

A Southwest plane had to be diverted on Sunday after a passenger reportedly tried to make an abrupt mid-air exit. The Southwest Airlines flight 722 from Chicago to Sacramento was diverted to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska and the suspect was led away in handcuffs following the ordeal. Witnesses said they heard screaming coming from the back of the plane. A flight attendant was yelling “Help... 

Doritos Locos Tacos Invented in 1995 by Taco Bell Interns, They Claim

A group of former interns at Taco Bell’s ad agency claim they came up with the Doritos Taco idea. Andrea Watt, Mark Rader and Roy Brown were part of a summer internship at Taco Bell in 1995. They pitched the idea of a Doritos-shell taco to Taco Bell executives as part of an intern competition. “The whole goal was to come up with a product … and ours was the Doritos taco,” former... 

McDonald’s Offers Free Coffee in Efforts to Compete with Taco Bell Breakfast

McDonald’s and Taco Bell are in a breakfast war. McDonald’s sales haven’t been the greatest and now facing new competition in the breakfast arena, that makes up 20 percent of the company’s business, from competitors like Taco Bell and Starbucks. The chain blamed bad winter weather but also said that “challenging industry dynamics” played a role in their sales slump.... 

Gluten Free BBQ Sauce Kickstarter Campaign Launched by Kansas City Entrepreneur

When most people think of healthy condiments, BBQ sauce is never at the top of the list. In a world filled with low calorie dressings and sauces, BBQ typically gets a free pass. True, most people don’t go out for pulled pork when they are trying to slim down. But when Kansas City native, and self-professed ‘BBQ Junkie,’ Brendon O’Neill found out he can’t have gluten in his diet, he began... 

Private High School Student Sues Parents and Forces them to Pay College Education Tuition

A New Jersey student sued her parents after claiming they kicked her out of the house when she turned 18 years old and is forcing them to pay for her college education. Private high school senior Rachel Canning, a cheerleader and lacrosse player who wants to go to college to become a biomedical engineer, filed a lawsuit last week in the Family Part of state Superior Court in Morristown that seeks... 

McDonald’s Looking to Extend Breakfast Hours Past 10:30AM

McDonald’s is looking at extending their breakfast hours to past 10:30am. McDonald’s considers it logistically impossible offering both the breakfast and lunch menu given the tight kitchen spaces of the restaurants. Although, they still haven’t written the idea completely off. They are becoming more serious because people’s eating habits are changing especially their target... 

Taco Bell Introducing App for Mobile Ordering

Taco Bell will be testing a mobile phone-based ordering system at five Southern California locations later this year and plans to expand nationwide by the end of the year. Taco Bell began developing the app that allows you to order ahead using smartphones about two and a half years ago, but just recently conducted a controlled beta test in five restaurant in Orange County. In a few weeks, the test... 

Letter to LEGO About Gender Stereotypes from 7 Year Old Charlotte Benjamin, Goes Viral

Seven year-old, Charlotte Benjamin wrote a letter to LEGO expressing her dissatisfaction with the toy having mostly boy people and not enough girl people. Her letter to LEGO also expressed her concern with the fact that the LEGO girls at her local toy store only “sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and had no jobs,” while the boy versions got to go “on adventures, worked, saved people, and... 

21 Day Tummy Diet Plan Promises Weight Loss While Alleviating Digestive Disorders

The 21-Day Tummy Diet is the latest in weight loss programs to promise you help in losing weight and have you feeling better overall, while reducing inflammation. Liz Vaccariello, editor for “Readers Digest” appeared on “The Doctor Oz Show” to promote this new weight-loss plan. “This plan is the only one that nourishes your body’s own secret weight-loss weapon, which is skinny gut... 

Research Shows You Can Lose Weight By Turning Down Your Thermostat

Want to lose weight? It’s simple, just turn down the thermostat, according to Dutch researchers. Regular exposure to mildly cold temperatures help people burn more calories, according to researchers from the Netherlands who published the study in the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism. “Since most of us are exposed to indoor conditions 90 percent of the time, it is worth... 
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