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Tax Me Baby: The True Cost of Coke

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter A. Ubel

Consider how much a can of Coke really costs. The price doesn't reflect the cost of medical care associated with obesity, diabetes and cardiology interventions, all fueled by the low cost of sugary drinks.

Vitamin Water Looks to Spread a Little Brand Madness of Its Own...

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Favorito

The folks at Vitamin Water have always championed the idea of the look-away pass as a way to find ways to build brand value. Figure out what the comp...

Super-Sized Advice From A Former Fat Kid

Taylor LeBaron | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Taylor LeBaron

When I was 14 and weighed 297 pounds. I'm now 17, and I've weighed 145 pounds for the past two years. Getting and staying fit has been tough, but it's easier than a lifetime of obesity.

The Death of Theatre Alley (New York, You've Changed)

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

One of New York's rare archetypal dank alleys is no more -- all the buildings on one side have been torn down to make way for what I can only imagine will be a sterile high rise.

Coca-Cola Co. Denies Involvement in Murder and Rape, Blames "U.S. Judicial System"

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Michael Johnson

Coca-Cola has long marketed itself as synonymous with American values. But after recent allegations that it covered up acts of murder and rape at a Guatemalan subsidiary, Coca Cola may face up to justice.

Coca-Cola Gets Small with Precious Packaging

Val Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Val Brown

As a brand marketer, I appreciate Coke's newest effort to stand out in the highly competitive beverage sector. These mini bottles and cans are a very good move.

False Advertising: McDonald's And Coke Are Proud Sponsors of the Winter Olympics

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

Given the outrageous obesity and diabetes issues plaguing many Western nation, the last thing we need is fat kids feeling OK with their fries because they believe Shaun White lives on crap too.

The New Policy Battlefield: All Eyes On Coca-Cola And Social Media PR

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

If you want to see how future national policy wars will be fought, keep your eye on Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association. Over the next few years sugar will become the new tobacco.

What Do Super Bowl Ads Say?

Eric Shutt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Shutt

Super Bowl commercials are iconic American culture. Ads tell us a ton about what's up, right now, and thanks to social media, we can rate and evaluate Super Bowl ads in more ways.

How To Really Score During The Super Bowl

Lora Somoza | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lora Somoza

Make the Super Bowl interesting by making little wagers on the games. Instead of putting names in the pool, put sex acts. So, whoever wins, really wins.

Is Coke's Fizz Going Flat?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Like Big Tobacco, Coca-Cola primarily sells one product--in its case, sugar water--that is linked to a number of diseases. It's under fire for its environmental, human rights, and health record.

Why Are Doctors Selling Out to Coke?

Marion Nestle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marion Nestle

A new partnership places the AAFP in an embarrassing conflict of interest. I gather that members were not consulted. They need to make their voices heard.

Cocaethylene Studied: Cocaine, Alcohol Mix To Create Toxic 3rd Chemical

The Observer | Jamie Doward | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Drug addiction clinics say they are becoming increasingly concerned by the health risks associated with the chemical -- the only known example of the ...

Coca-Cola Unveils 90-Calorie Mini Can, See Some Of Coke's Best Designs (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Coca-Cola can has taken many forms, shapes, and sizes through the years, and now, it's going mini. This isn't a new idea, as Coke rolled out a sim...

Caution: Surge Ahead ... and Slide Back

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

It seems that we've taken yet another step backward with this new headlong offensive aimed at "peace and prosperity" -- and no amount of linguistic manipulation toward "forward movement" can effectively counter that actuality.

Food Lobby Mobilizes, As Soda Tax Bubbles Up

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Christine Spolar, Huffington Post Investigative Fund and Joseph Eaton, Staff Writer, Center for Public Integrity Washington lobbyists have been en...

Hey, Who Doesn't Want to Be a Millionaire?

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joel Epstein

According to a recent report the number of millionaire households around the world fell from around 11 million in 2007 to 9 million last year. The only region going the other way -- Latin America.

Speak Out Against Ill-Advised Coke-Doctors Partnership

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

For a doctors' group to take a six-figure sum from Coke is like accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Big Tobacco to create a physician-approved website claiming cigarettes are part of a healthy lifestyle.

I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke - And Slap It With a Big Fat Sugar Tax

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Adam Hanft

I wouldn't be surprised at all if local sugar-and-fructose taxes start appearing in city after city, as one politician after another races to jump on the bandwagon.

Coke Announces Global Rollout of Plant-Based Plastic Bottles | Ariel Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

[Coke] has announced the global rollout of its PlantBottle, a plastic bottle made from a blend of petroleum-based materials and 30% plant based materi...

New Coke Mini - Now With 36% Less Cancerous Death!

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Morford

In an unselfish effort to help you reduce -- but not eliminate because that would be un-American and possibly communist -- your intake of our sugary poisons, we are introducing a brand-new product.

Coca-Cola CEO: We Didn't Make America Fat

Wall Street Journal | MUHTAR KENT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Obesity is a complex issue, and addressing it is important for all Americans. We at the Coca-Cola company are committed to working with government and...

Coke Bribes Family Physicians Association for Cheap

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hemi Weingarten

What exact role do sugar laden beverages such as Coca Cola, Vitamin Water, and others play in a healthy lifestyle? None. You don't need an educational program to figure that one out.

The Pepsi Generation: Fat, Poorer and Diabetic

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Epstein

With the link between soda and obesity now conclusive, consider the damage being done to our children. There should be a fee on soda and other sweetened beverages.

French Delights Overshadow Economic Slump, Uncertainty

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

France may be in a slump, with a hyper-kinetic president intent on structural reforms to counter mounting deficits, but it remains the number one international destination for visitors offering more delights than can be fathomed on a 20-day visit.