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In Big Tobacco's Dark Shadow, Big Soda Looks to the Developing World

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

As Americans continue to connect the dots between soda consumption and type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other diseases, fewer and fewer Americans are drinking soda. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that we choose water over soda, local and state governments are pushing for new taxes and warning labels on fizzy drinks, and Big Soda is generally hunkering in its bunker.

New CSPI Report Highlights Childhood "Globesity" Crisis, Hits Hard at Big Soda

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Kimberly Cooper

As the childhood "Globesity" epidemic continues to make headlines, The Center for the Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) released a new report th...

Long Island City and Astoria, Queens NY: Unsung but Not for Long

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Unlike Huntington, Port Jeff, The Hamptons, and the rest of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island City and neighboring Astoria reside in the borough of Queens, one subway stop from mid-town Manhattan and right on the East River.

James Corden Steals Cindy Crawford's Spotlight In Pepsi Ad Parody

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Style

This is the best Pepsi "commercial" we've seen since, well, Cindy Crawford also starred in the original version.  James Corden debuted a ...

What Trump's Link to Red Bull Tells Us About His Potential as a Winning Brand

Allen Adamson | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Allen Adamson

Once you've found your focus, communicate your message consistently. Sure, it's normal to want to make this group and then that group happy, but we all know flip-flop is not a pathway to success.

Venezuela Frees Workers Detained For Not Making Enough Pepsi

Reuters | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.21.2015 | World

Employees at a Pepsi-Cola Venezuela plant have been freed after being detained by the government for halting operations, Empresas Polar, the owner of...

Crystal Pepsi Makes Its Triumphant, Transparent Return

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.09.2015 | Taste

Good news, '90s kids: Crystal Pepsi is back in all its clear, caffeine-free glory.  But don't rush to the grocery store just yet. You'll hav...

What Nathan Fielder and Don Draper Can Teach Us About the 'Empire'-Pepsi Deal

Lara Zarum | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lara Zarum

Some critics have expressed disgust at the extent to which Pepsi has taken over the storyline; others are upset over Empire's decision to link a young, hip character with a product that promotes diabetes. The deal calls to mind the finale of Mad Men, in which Don Draper supposedly achieves enlightenment.

James Murdoch Says Digital Advertising Needs An Overhaul

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Media

Digital advertising is stuck in the dark ages and needs to catch up, says 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch. At a summit hosted by The Paley Center ...

Breaking Western Water Taboos

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 10.26.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

For public agencies, the drought has highlighted how unprepared the region is for growing pressures from population growth and from climate change, which has already been implicated in worsening the severity of the drought.

The Rise (And Fall?) of Big Soda

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Marion Nestle's new book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (And Winning), takes us on a fascinating, detailed and disturbing journey, tracing the rise of the world's soft drink behemoths, and the damage they have inflicted on the world's health and environment.

How People Successfully Lose Weight

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

In my 20 years of writing, discussing, and counseling people on weight loss, I have pondered, why are some people successful in losing weight and oth...

8 Simple Signature Summer Cocktails

Rachel Hollis | Posted 08.13.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

Being an event planner for many years I became a sucker for the signature cocktail, that's why I'm always coming up with new cocktail creations whenev...

10 Surprising Facts You Never Knew About Coca-Cola

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.07.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Did you know that back in the day, soda's leading lady, Coca-Cola, was in fact produced, and marketed, as a health tonic? We took a trip down memory lane to discover just how America's sugary drink of choice came to be.

Diet Pepsi With Aspartame Isn't Going Away Completely

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 07.10.2015 | Taste

Aspartame lovers can stop hoarding Diet Pepsi now.  In April, PepsiCo announced that it was removing aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response ...

So Let Me Get This Straight...

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Franklin Graham took to Facebook to announce he is moving his accounts to another bank to protest the Wells Fargo commercial featuring a lesbian couple. He is boycotting Tiffany's because they are selling wedding rings to gay couples. So is it safe to assume that he will be moving his Facebook and Twitter and Google and YouTube accounts to other media? Friendster, maybe?

Soda, Chips, and Other Public Health Solutions 

Bill Couzens | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

While these big-money packaged food leaders seemingly want to promote cutting calories, my hope is that one day they will want to promote something that is not just a healthier option (as in less dangerous) but is truly healthy. 

Crowdfunding Boosts Support for Women's Cricket in the US

Nadia T. Gruny | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
Nadia T. Gruny

Last week I launched a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of the Atlantis Cricket Club-NY women's team heading to the 5th Annual Georgia Women's Cricket Association T20 Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Authorities Help Elderly Cancer Patient Who Calls 911 For Food

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.18.2015 | Good News

Clarence Blackmon called 911 for help Tuesday not because he was in need of police assistance or medical treatment, but because hunger had driven him ...

11 Companies Warren Buffett Secretly Loves

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

When it comes to his stock picks, marquee investor Warren Buffett is both stubborn and predictable. Here's who Buffett has been carrying a torch for, all these years.

Every Company Should Copy How These 5 Corporations Give Back

Triple Pundit | Adam Weinger | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact

Some companies just get it. They understand that nonprofits are out there fighting to make the world a better place, so they institute corporate givin...

Kanye and Samsung Unintentionally Boost Sales of Rivals

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

As Beck received his Album of the Year award at the Grammys, Kanye West jumped on stage to presumably do what he did to Taylor Swift 5 years before.

Why Three Is Such an Important Number in Business

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Good marketing follows certain universal truths. To succeed in an increasingly skeptical and fragmented marketplace, therefore, it behooves marketers to learn and apply these universal truths to marketing their products. One of the most important "truths" is the "power of three."

Climate Change This Week: State of the Climate, Solar Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A "Cheesy Love Story" : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn't Want You to See - palm oil...

Climate Change This Week: the Pepsi Hijack, Cooling Mirrors, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. An Inspiring Conversation on Addressing Climate Change National Scientific Adviso...