Although Prop 19, legislation that would have legalized marijuana in California, didn’t pass on Nov. 2, a new controversial bill has just gone into effect in the state: San Francisco passed an ordinance yesterday that prohibits toy giveaways in fast-food children’s meals that have more than 35 percent of their calories from fat. Yes, kids, that means no more free toys in Happy Meals. Public health advocates see this as a victory in their battle to stop the fast-food industry from marketing to kids and as a major step forward in curbing childhood obesity and diabetes. Though San Francisco is the first city to pass such a law in the U.S., it’s expected that many cities will soon follow suit.
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Fashion editor Caitlin Burke wowed Pat Sajak and the world last week when she managed to solve a “Wheel of Fortune” puzzle with only one letter in place. In a new interview with Esquire.com, she explains just how she was able to make such a miracle solve: the process of elimination. Burke, who grew up watching “Wheel” with her dad, was familiar with the game’s structure and habits, and employed a process of elimination to guess the winning phrase. As author Chris Jones explains,
“[Burke's] brain has a one-way valve built into it. Eventually, everything gets distilled, each puzzle boiled down to its most likely combination — two-letter words, three-letter words, and so on. Burke has trained her brain so that the impossible falls away, never to return, and eventually, out of the crowded ether, only a handful of solutions emerge.”
Burke’s one regret: that she didn’t pick a “G” or a “T.” She would have walked away with more money, but then again, she wouldn’t have had the distinction of solving the puzzle with only one letter. All in all, Burke walked away with $53,000 in cash and prizes — and proof that a natural gift, plus study and refinement, will create truly stunning results. [Esquire.com] Keep reading »
“There was at time in my life where all I wanted was a relationship and I thought that was the most important thing. Is it weird that I’m now the single one? It’s definitely a change for me. I have always been the one in a relationship. I like that role, I want that best friend partnership.”
—Kim Kardashian on embracing her unexpected single life. Yes, this is really a People cover story. She talks about how she jumped from one relationship to the next since she was a teen but she feels “powerful” now as a single woman. But the headline is “I Thought I’d Be Married By Now” AND the sub-headline is “I Want to Fall In Love.” My head is spinning trying to decipher all the mixed messages. How am I supposed to feel about being single? Please tell me, mass media. [People] Keep reading »
It’s easy to send an email or a tweet, but it’s difficult for the recipient to hold on to that message. A friend or colleague can, however, tack a hand-written note onto their bulletin board. Show your style and recognize your friend’s fabulousness by sending her a note written on Effie’s Paper, a line of stationery designed by lifestyle blogger and author Kalyn Johnson Chandler. Although there are several designs, we’re partial to the “Daarhling, The Heels Can Never Be High Enough!” note cards because what could be more fab than your name in pretty script and a pair of sky-high leopard-print heels?