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Chobani Greek Yogurt Fungus Which Prompted Recall, More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

When Chobani brand Greek yogurt was recalled in September 2013, it was believed that the fungus was only a health threat to people with weakened immune systems. However, there were many complaints about gastrointestinal illness from healthy people, prompting researchers to take a closer look at the fungus in the yogurt. The yogurt was found to be contaminated with a fungus called Murcor circinelloides. “Typically... 

Potato Salad Kickstarter by Zack Danger Brown Raises Thousands in Days

A Kickstarter campaign started by Zack Danger Brown was simply to raise $10 to make his very first potato salad. “Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet,” says Zack Danger Brown on the Kickstarter page for his crowdsourced potato salad project. Within a couple of days, his kickstarter had raised more than $1,000. That’s when BuzzFeed interviewed... 

Graco Recalls 1.9 Million Infant Car Seats Due to Faulty Harness Buckle

After a five-month spat with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Graco is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats. Earlier this year, Graco recalled 4.2 million toddler seats because the harness buckles can get stuck, but at that time, didn’t recall infant seats. When Graco announced the initial recall in February, NHTSA questioned why the infant seats weren’t included.... 

Burger King Offers Proud Whopper in San Francisco to Celebrate Gay Pride

A Burger King in San Francisco offered a special “Proud Whopper” wrapped in the rainbow colors of the gay-rights movement during the 44th Annual Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29. Inside, customers found a regular Whopper burger with the message “We are all the same inside” inscribed on the wrapper’s interior. The $4.29 burger will be available through Thursday, July 3... 

Less Sleep Makes The Brain Age Faster, Research Shows”

New research shows getting less sleep can age the brain faster. For every hour of reduced sleep duration, the researchers found an incremental annual expansion of the brain ventricles and an annual incremental decline in global cognitive performance. “Though faster brain ventricle enlargement is a marker for cognitive decline and the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s,”... 

L’Oréal Anti Aging Youth Code Advertising Claims Deceptive, FTC Charges

L’Oréal and the Federal Trade Commission reached a proposed settlement that they would end advertising claims on two anti-wrinkle products. L’Oréal is charged of unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and the making of false advertisements, in or affecting commerce in violation of Sections 5(a) and 12 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. In a statement Monday, the FTC said the proposed... 

Ford Teams Up with Fisher Price and Releases 2015 Ford F-150 Power Wheels Toy

Ford and Fisher-Price are teaming up to release a 2015 Ford F-150 Power Wheels toy. The children’s toy is expected to retail for $349.99 USD and will be released in September. It’s based on designs shared by Ford to Fisher-Price nine months ahead of the trucks reveal at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In a press release, Fisher Price says, “The sporty “chrome”... 

Velveeta Recalled in Midwest by Kraft Foods Due to Not Having Enough Preservatives

Kraft Foods recalled 260 cases of Velveeta cheese sold at Walmart stores across the Midwest because it didn’t have enough preservatives. This recall affects one batch of product made on one manufacturing line during a few hours of production.  The product was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers and may have been redistributed to stores in up to 12 Midwest states. The affected products... 

Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers 2014: New York Best and South Dakota Worst

Researchers analyzed data to determine vehicle crash death rates in the 50 most populous areas of the United States and compared them to national rates. Wallet Hub then looked at other safety and financial data to create an in-depth analysis of the best and worst states for teen drivers overall. “Using 16 key metrics, WalletHub has identified the Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers. We... 

Hidden Painting Found Under Picasso’s ‘The Blue Room': Who is the Man?

Scientists and art experts have found a hidden painting beneath one of Pablo Picasso’s first masterpieces, “The Blue Room.” Conservators have long suspected there might be something under the surface of “The Blue Room,” that depicts a nude woman bathing, which has been part of The Phillips Collection in Washington since 1927. “This painting ‘The Blue Room’ is very important... 
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