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Eat Slowly And Carry A Big Fork

According to a new study, if you want to eat less of your giant plate of food, use a giant fork. Researchers at the University of Utah found that fork size affects people’s food consumption when eating large portions by making them feel as if they are making a more significant dent in their meal. “People do not have clear internal cues about the appropriate quantity to consume … They allow external cues, such as fork size, to determine the amount they should consume,” said researchers. Really? Have we gotten to the point where we need a large fork to stop us from gorging ourselves? What if we just served ourselves an appropriate amount of food and stopped eating when we were full? Just a thought. [Live Science] Keep reading »

Want To Eat Dinner With Bella And Edward?

OK, I’ll admit that the Twilight obsession has officially gone too far. [The Robert Pattinson panties didn't do it? -- Editor] Personally, I’m a total sucker (heh) for the whole vampire trend. I read all of the Twilight books, saw the first movie, and recently fell in love with “The Vampire Diaries.” Whatever — the trend will end at some point. In the meantime, I’m enjoying my vampy entertainment. But now a couple, Annette and Tim Root of Forks, WA, decided to cash in on the obsession by launching a restaurant in the town where the books are set. Crossing the line much? It will be named Volterra, after the Italian city where the Volturi vampires live and so far it’s set to open next spring. What’s on the menu, considering vampires only eat blood? Appropriately, steak will be served (the rarer the better I’m sure) along with seafood options. Huh. What’s next, a glimmer charm school? [Eater] Keep reading »

New Doc Explores Forks, Washington, The Real Home Of “Twilight”


There are T-minus six months until “New Moon” hits movie theaters, and “Twilight” heads are seriously chomping at the bit. To bide their time, many are heading to the real town of Forks, Washington, where the books and movie supposedly take place. But since that’ll cost you a plane ticket plus $300 for the official tour, we’re excited about this documentary “Twilight in Forks,” which tells the story of this town which famously is the rainiest spot in the United States. The doc takes you inside the real Forks High School, talks to a clerk at a local store who constantly gets mistaken for Bella, heads to La Push beach, and interviews a Quileutes elder about the tribes’ legends. Overall, it’s a look at how this sleepy town has changed since “Twilight” blew up. The doc comes out on DVD on October 15, but go ahead and put it in your Netflix queue. [MTV] Keep reading »

Die-Hard “Twilight” Fans Go On A Tour In Forks, Washington

Forks, Washington, where the “Twilight” trilogy takes place, sounds like the most boring town in the world. The weather sucks and it’s way the eff up in the middle of nowhere. I’m not surprised only 3,000 people live there. But delusional die-hard “Twilight” fans don’t see it that way. Last weekend, $300 “Twilight” Forks tours were offered, flooding the town with squealing tweens. Twilighters gathered in the drab town to go to Forks High School, where they were given fake diplomas. There was also a “prom,” where bands like the Bella Cullen Project and Bella Rocks played. A tour of Forks was offered as well. OK, I’m starting to get a little freaked-out. These people do realize that “Twilight” isn’t real right, RIGHT? Yeah, and before you say the movie was filmed there, well, it wasn’t. Most of the flick was shot in Oregon. [People] Keep reading »

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