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The Common Principles of Slow Food and Slow Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our mad dash towards instant gratification and easy comfort, we continue to consume empty calories that yield chronic diseases that we address pharmaceutical interventions.

Here's How McDonald's Cup Sizes Around The World Compare

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.27.2014 | Taste

Not surprisingly, cup sizes in the U.S. have boomed.

McDonald's Is Still Very Cheap, But People Don't Want To Eat There

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business

As sales and profits have crumbled at McDonald's recently, some observers have blamed low-income Americans, saying they must not be able to afford Big...

Top 10 Reasons McDonalds is in Deep Trouble

Seriously Skewed | Posted 10.22.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

McDonalds, that fast food giant that specializes in giving us both sensory ecstasy and heartburn at the same time, just announced that its earnings pl...

Hot Dogs, Chicken Boost Sonic Drive-In Sales

BurgerBusiness | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
BurgerBusiness

Rhe chain said its sales would have been even stronger had it not encountered "glitches" with its new point-of-service technology.

Dave Jamieson

Jimmy John's Noncompete Agreement Comes Under Congressional Scrutiny

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats plan to send a letter to the Labor Department and the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday asking the federal agencies ...

McDonald's McRib May Be Harder To Find This Year

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

McDonald's McRib fans may have to hunt harder than usual for the popular sandwich this year. It will only be available at participating restaurants...

Disturbing Time Lapse Shows Fast Food Burgers Month-Long Decay

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.16.2014 | Taste

We've seen fast food meals that haven't aged in months or say, 14 years, but this particular timelapse video from Buzzfeed left us feeling like we don...

Dave Jamieson

Jimmy John's Makes Low-Wage Workers Sign 'Oppressive' Noncompete Agreements

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

If you're considering working at a Jimmy John's sandwich shop, you may want to read the fine print on your job application. A Jimmy John's employme...

First World, Third World: A Travel Essay

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

You are all potential terrorists and will be treated as such. Here's half a Diet Coke as a reward for being compliant.

The North And South Are Seriously Divided When It Comes To Fast Food

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business

Regional differences permeate many aspects of American life, from speech patterns to sports loyalties to smoking rates. This new map allows us to visu...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Chipotle To Open A Second Pizzeria

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business

Chipotle wants a bigger slice of the pizza market. The burrito chain last December opened Pizzeria Locale, a gourmet pizzeria in Denver that specia...

Dave Jamieson

Pro-Union Burger King Worker Disciplined For Poor Pickle Placement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business

In colorful fashion, a judge with the National Labor Relations Board ruled Monday that a major Burger King franchisee in Michigan had committed variou...

Bill Maher Mocks Californians Who Waited In Line For Dunkin Donuts

The Hufffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 09.25.2014 | Comedy

Planning on waiting in a long line because a new fast food chain is coming to town? Don't let Bill Maher find out. Californians' excited reactions ...

Why Are Fast Food Workers Being Vilified?

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

History shows that Henry Ford doubled wages and still managed to increase profits. Are we really supposed to believe McDonald's can't spend a single penny more on workers without going bankrupt or ruining the U.S. economy?

Fast Food CEOs Are The Most Grossly Overpaid

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

If American income inequality had a poster child, it would be the fast food industry. Today, CEOs at leading fast food companies pocket more than 1...

Jillian Berman

Huge, Terrible Menus Are Hurting McDonald's And Olive Garden

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

The days of a restaurant menu that reads more like a chapter book may soon be coming to an end. As foodie-ism invades American culture, diners are...

What's Wrong With Fast Food Workers Earning a Living Wage?

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The goal of $15 per hour is likely a pipe dream. But with around $8.5 billion in income, $3.5 billion in dividend payments, and another $67 million in executive compensation (2012), it seems McDonald's can afford to increase wages some.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Taco Bell Owner's Next Big Thing Is Vietnamese Fast Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business

Yum! Brands is hoping bánh mì sandwiches can be the next burrito. On Friday in Texas, the fast food behemoth behind Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut ...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Tim Hortons

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.11.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Who exactly was Tim Horton? How long have his outlets been sneaking over the border? And what happened to the apostrophe?

Dave Jamieson

House Republicans Go To Bat For McDonald's In Fast-Food Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A legal dispute over whether McDonald's can be held accountable for the labor law violations of its franchisees spilled into Congress on...

Krugman Debunks Classic Argument Against Raising Wages

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

Paying fast-food workers $15 an hour won't cause big companies like McDonald's to cut jobs, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. ...

Dave Jamieson

Hundreds Arrested As Fast-Food Workers Strike Across The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- About two dozen of this city's fast-food workers marched Thursday afternoon to a street corner that's home to a McDonald's, a Wend...

PHOTOS: Demonstrators Arrested At Fast Food Protests In Cities Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Dozens of people participating in fast-food protests were arrested in New York, Chicago, Miami and other cities Thursday, according to police and orga...

McDonalds Can Make History -- and Rescue Its Brand -- With Sustainable Food

Jim Slama | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Jim Slama

Resisting change or simply failing to act would be a high-risk strategy for McDonald's in a fast-paced marketplace that includes many buyers who demand good food.