When we last saw Pamela Geller, she was doing what she does best: trying to offend as many people as possible with anti-Islam, hate-mongering transit ads while saying she does it all for her love of Islam. So imagine our surprise when she posted a YouTube clip of herself this morning on HLN's Dr. Dr ... More >>
And sometimes you get even more (I mean less) than that. It's all at hecangetit.com, where Matt Bomer (above), a Glee star, various designers, models, and some people I never heard of are found as topless as a breast-feeding Italian peasant woman in the 1950s.
Hospital food, in general, sucks -- and thanks to Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his incessant war on flab, it's about to suck a lot more.Hizzoner announced today that several private hospitals in New York City have agreed to follow the mayor's dietary guidelines used for city-run hospitals. In other word ... More >>
You can’t overdose on Granta
Mayor Mike Bloomberg's nanny-state has taken a turn for the absurd with his plans to limit how much soda New Yorkers are allowed to drink and to hide baby formula from new mothers -- and voters seem to think it's just as ridiculous as we do.A new poll shows that the vast majority of New York voters ... More >>
A New Jersey woman is suing an Iowa-based marketing company after a video it shot of her breastfeeding her daughter was converted into "breastfeeding porn" and circulated across the Internet.Until today, we didn't know "breastfeeding porn" was even a thing. So, naturally, we spent a good chunk of ou ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg's nanny-state has officially made the jump from figurative to literal -- the mayor now actually wants to play nanny (sigh).Starting September 3, the city will encourage hospitals to hide baby formula behind locked doors in an effort to encourage (trick) new mothers into breast f ... More >>
Time to further complicate the nature-versus-nurture debate... A new study published today in Pediatrics suggests that academic achievement and brain development are directly tied to gestational time -- how long a kid is in the womb. What's unique about this study, which tracked 128,050 New York ... More >>
This new city ad extolling the virtues of nursing has appeared on the IRT 2 and 3 trains, and probably elsewhere in the system. For those of us accustomed to the rather gruesome TV ads disseminated by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the new subway ads come as a shock and a plea ... More >>
Active Child hit Mercury Lounge
We're guessing that Dr. Ben Spock wouldn't suggest this... The New York Times reports that parents of obese kids are increasingly treating gallbladder ailments by having their children undergo invasive operations to remove the organ. Here's the thing: Most of the time, the kids don't need surgery ... More >>
In an article titled "Mike: Do What's Breast for Baby" (no, really), the
We all wondered what exactly was in the "mystery meat" doled out for our school lunches. Well, now we know. It's ammonia-treated animal beef trimmings, made with the type of connective tissue and beef scraps used in dog food.
Junk-food-loaded school vending machines, long said to lure the nation's youth to dietary debauchery, might not be making them fat, a new study finds. At least 33 percent of kids are overweight, the New York Daily News reports, but access to unhealthy snacks -- such as sugary candy, salty chips, a ... More >>
At least 400,000 cans of baby formula on sale in Japan contain radioactive cesium, but the island nation's government says that the contamination isn't dangerous, The Wall Street Journal reports.
M83 pulls out all the stops
You know Tony Little. He's the fitness expert who's prone to shouts of "You can do it!" on his long running infomercials. Well, it turns out the little Littles were littler than expected. He and his wife Melissa had twin sons who were born three-and-and-half months premature--"at the ver ... More >>
Dinner and a movie are a prescription for a fun time, but sometimes a movie about dinner is even better. Which is why the Whole Foods-sponsored "Do Something Reel" Film Festival at City Cinemas Village East next week is shaping up to be a great event.
Ladies and gentlemen, a photo of the world's only Filet-O-Fish Happy Meal.Gather round, children, and listen to a tale of the evil New York City Council attempting to take your Happy Meal toys away. Yahoo reports that the dastardly City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie, who comes f ... More >>
The battle between breast-feeding "emporium" The Upper Breast Side and the once man-only "lodge"-cum-apartment building the Pythian is too perfect. The store, which sells pumps and outfits for new mothers and houses a unified safe space, charged its building owners with discrimination after t ... More >>
Fitness magazine is yet again asking the hard questions: Would you skip sex for a year if that meant you would be skinny? Or...would you prefer to "have great sex and be 30 pounds overweight"? A little more than half of their survey group of 2,400 ladies said they'd skip the sex. Portions of ... More >>
Farmers across the South are dealing with a drought that began this spring. Hot, dry weather has damaged peanut fields, cotton plants, and citrus trees. [Washington Post] More than two-thirds of the city's public school kids will now get free or discounted school lunches as part of the new ... More >>
A New York woman is suing Lily O'Brien's Chocolate Café in Midtown for throwing her out because she was nursing her five-month-old daughter. Julie Acevedo-Taylor and a friend were there with their kids. When they started breastfeeding their babies, management demanded that they stop. When th ... More >>
A new survey reveals that most people don't know how many calories they should consume in a day to maintain their current weight. [USA Today] An ongoing stalemate has led the European Commission to let national and local governments decide for themselves whether they will allow genetically m ... More >>
BravoMorning in the Top Chef household this week means 10 seconds of obligatory mourning for Tracey and Arnold's happy conclusion that after last week's challenge, "I guess the grill is my friend." But there's no time for introspection, because soon, the chefs have more pressing concerns: mak ... More >>
Via Eater, we learn that Tom Colicchio went to D.C. to speak in front of the House Education and Labor Committee in favor of the Child Nutrition Act, which increases funding for school lunches. He speaks from the point of views of a chef, business owner, father, and -- it turns out -- son of a lunch ... More >>
Everyone has them: the people in their lives they describe as "creative." Some people might describe themselves as "creative." Often, however, "creative" is kind euphemism for "batshit insane." And if they actually are creative? Well, according to science, "batshit crazy" is actually the case ... More >>
No one's safe around Ricky Gervais
The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has released a new study analyzing the respective fatness of the nation's progeny in 2003 and 2007, and the results aren't pretty, at least if you consider thin to be "pretty." (Personally, who wants a skinny baby? Have you seen one of those? T ... More >>
Kiddies get cooking.On the heels of a cooking magazine aimed at men debuting, a new quarterly publication for kids has launched. ChopChop will target children aged 5-12 with recipes and articles intended to teach them to be "nutritionally literate." The website promises "nutritious, great-tas ... More >>
Keisha Jones of Brooklyn got hold of a prescription pad and found a pharmacy which doesn't focus too hard on discussing possible complications to dispense an ulcer medicine which can cause abortion, uterine rupture or birth defects to the woman carrying her husband's child.
The notion of a junk food tax being bandied around several states, including New York, got a shot in the arm this week, when the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies recommended that a tax on sodas could help curb childhood obesity. Experts say that a 10 percent increase in the price of a ... More >>
A new study shows that women eat more when they eat with large groups of other women, and that -- shocker! -- they eat less when there are men present. Women will consume about 110 calories less when they're on date with a man than if eating with a girlfriend. [WebMD] "President Obama's daug ... More >>
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An American Pharmaceutical Giant Offers to Donate an AIDS Drug to South Africa
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