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Eat Like A Man, But Don't Get Fat

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On the heels of Esquire's meat and chili-filled "Eat Like a Man" section comes this story by Zach Weisberg about how obese people face job discrimination, and how some companies are offering incentives for employees to slim down.
Practicing outright fat discrimination is deplorable no matter who you are, but this can be [...]

Scientists Discover Sixth Taste: Fat

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Australian scientists have recently discovered that humans can actually taste fat, and those who are more sensitive to its flavor tend to eat less of it, and have lower BMIs. This is different from the texture of fat in foods such as ice cream, which is associated with a richer mouth-feel. [...]

NYC Department of Health Anti-Soda Video Is Truly Horrifying

The New York City Department of Health released the following commercial on YouTube, and it's one of the grossest things we've ever seen (and we see a lot). The print ads of human fat pouring out of bottles are nothing compared to this horrific display. Forget attempts to educate or encourage good behavior, no, the [...]

Stephen Colbert: 'The Latest Civil Rights Struggle in America is Weightism'

After learning that the health care bill has an amendment that mandates lower premiums to people who lose weight, Stephen Colbert went on a genius tirade, calling it "pro-skinny legislation" and saying that the latest civil rights struggle in America is "weightism":
The government's really sending really mixed messages: first they subsidize corn, making it so [...]

NYC Subway Ads: Human Fat Pouring Out of Bottles

The people at the NYC Department of Health care so much about you and your fat ass that they want you to drink less sugary drinks. And since they can't seem to get the political will to get a "fat tax" on the drinks to push them out of everyone's reach, they're just going to [...]

New Hampshire Hospital Bans Fried Food Because It's 'Bad For You'

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The smarty pants at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, New Hampshire, have nixed fried foods in favor of healthier options for both staff and patients.
Neighboring West Lebanon Hospital resident John Hughes thinks the fried food ban is a good idea, stating, “People have been eating fried food for years, and they [...]

Portly Ronald McDonald Sculptures by Ron English

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Portly Ronald McDonald sculptures by Ron English at The Don Gallery, Milan Italy. See more photos of the show at The Don Gallery's blog.

Kentuckians May Need Seatbelt Extenders

Fast food-loving seatbelt-wearing residents of Louisville can rejoice at their local McDonald's: Today, drivers and passengers that drive through a McDonald’s wearing a seatbelt will receive coupons courtesy of the Golden Arches. (Those not wearing seat belts won't be given citations but instead will receive an educational card "explaining the benefits of the devices.")
The Kentucky [...]

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