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Weight Watchers International Inc.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Overheard at 4Knots Music Festival

    Music festivals are great days to hear some wonderfully absurd and life-altering shit, and 4Knots was no exception. But we're not talking about music, we're talking about you. The most vibrant of verbal characters came out loud and proud (but mostly really, really loud) this weekend to drop lots of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Woman's Day's 1964 Gallery of Cat Portraits Broke the Internet Before There Was One

    Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Woman's Day magazine Date: January, 1964 Publisher: Fawcett Publications Discovered at: Vermont Antique Mall, Queechee, Vermont The Cover Promises: The only thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Hanson Brew a Beer Called MmmHops

    This month, lovers of beer and irony everywhere have been thoroughly enjoying the fact that everyone's weirdest kid band, Hanson, have not only grown up, come of age and started playing music again, but they've also launched their own beer--and it's called Mmmhops (see what they did there?). In lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    The Sweet Life of a Professional Cannabis Baker; Audrey Hepburn Sells Galaxy Chocolate

    BuzzFeed's Emily Fleischaker talks to a 45-year-old cannabis baker in L.A. who left her job at a nonprofit to bake edibles professionally. The story, told in the anonymous baker's words, is also full of beautiful photography -- rows of cute THC-rich ginger cookies cooling on a wire rack, and wee bud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    The Man Behind Barbra's New Movie

    Barbra Streisand returns to the screen where she belongs in The Guilt Trip, in which she and Seth Rogen go on a mother-and-son drive that puts them at cross purposes which melt into mutual appreciation. The film is written by Dan Fogelman, who based it on a real-life road trip he took with his moth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Radio Hits One: Nine Songs From 2012 That Should Have Been Huge

    The term "flop," in a musical context, usually refers to an unsuccessful album. Though singles constantly perform above or below expectations, a song will rarely get a reputation as a flop unless there's a lot riding on it, such as a pre-release single from a big-name album. In 2011, Beyonce's "Run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Free Yoplait Greek Yogurt Samples On Friday, But Is It Actually Yogurt?

    [See More Events: Free Gluten-Free Pudding On The Upper East Side | Food Truck Festival At South Street Seaport] Another free food event for this week (check out the others here and here). Yoplait will be giving out free samples of their Greek yogurt on August 3 from 7am-11am. The new product calle ... More >>

  • Film

    October 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Paper's Mr. Mickey Loses 30 Pounds On Weight Watchers

    Photo: Landon Ford​ The points system really works! At least it does when you really heed it rather than convince yourself that french fries are a light summer vegetable and chocolate sauce is an aperitif. Thanks to sticking to Weight Watchers while cutting out sugar as if it were the devil, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    American Pets Are Almost as Fat as American People

    ​According to an article in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, fat America is facing a fat pet problem. Dogs with the unfortunate names (because they're fat) of Hershey, Buffy, and Fridge are pigging out on steak and ice cream and beef and cheese snacks, and this is impacting their doggy waistli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Let's Stop Celebrating Jennifer Hudson's Weight Loss!

    ​I'm sick to my fat stomach over the way we're all supposed to gather around and rejoice because Jennifer Hudson has become half her previous size! What the hell was wrong with her? As I recall it, chubby Jennifer triumphed as a singer, delighted as a personality, and even won the freaking O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Weight Watchers Users Outraged at New Points for Eating Healthy; Has 2010 Been the Year of the Fish Taco?

    ​The ongoing dispute over the licensing agreement between Kraft and Starbucks will be battled in court as Kraft sues. [Nation's Restaurant News] As part of a publicity stunt, the New York Burger Company got a priest, minister, rabbi, and other religious leaders to bless its burger. [NY Time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2010

    Dieting, Twitter, and Accountability: or, How to Tweet Yourself Skinny

    Traditionally, trying to lose weight involves dieting and exercise. But what about Tweeting the entire process, including your weight and how much you ate on a given day? New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter is doing just that. And it's a far cry from the old days, when dieting was something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Sex Addicts Should Be On The Points System

    ​Weight Watchers is a great way for food addicts to curb their intake. They compute how many points they're ingesting based on the type of food on their plate, and how big a portion it is, while making sure to curb their day's eating to a point maximum. So why shouldn't the same system be ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Questions About Jennifer Hudson's Weight Watchers Commercials

    The Oscar winnining singer/actress says she's "a jeans size smaller" thanks to counting food points and also working on her exercise routine. But do you always believe all those commercials for Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig?

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    There are but a few precious short hours left until the weekend, and thus it is time to cast a fond eye back to the best posts of the week. We ranked Our 10 Best Things to Eat at Locavorish Food Markets. The battle of Smarties vs. M&M's: an England-U.S. Rematch. Asked the Critics weighed in on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Top Chef: Of Weight Watchers Chicken Liver Mousse and Store-Bought Puff Pastry

    Bravo​Welcome back to Top Chef. Some things appear to have stayed the same: Crocs! Rampaging egos! Bad culinary puns ("Eric Ripert joins our culinary Supreme Court," har har)! Copious hostess cleavage! Others have changed: Where once there were Glad bags, now there is Dial NutriSkin. Where onc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Cesare Casella Joins Weight Watchers; John DeLucie to Open The Lion

    ​Montenapo has a new owner. Gennaro Sbarro has reopened the Midtown West restaurant with Kevin McGee, formerly the executive sous-chef at Eleven Madison Park, at the helm. [NY Times] Eleven Madison Park sous-chef James Kent and his commis, Tom Allan, will represent the U.S. at this year's Boc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Food Network Back on Cablevision; Brooklyn Gets a Gay Cookbook

    ​A week after losing its high-profile chef, Fabio Trabocchi, who had only been in the position for three months, The Four Seasons restaurant is also saying farewell its dining room manager, James Olson, who will be the general manager at the new Tavern on the Green. [NY Post] The Cablevision- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Hot Pants Birthday! Studies in Crap presents the 1972 diary of a Catholic high school girl

    Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.​ Author: Teen diarist Terri Date: 1972 Discovered at: Unsorted box ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Competition: This Is Why You're Fat Today; Weight-loss Heavyweights Battle it Out

    ​Weight Watchers is taking its competitor, Curves, to court in response to an ad campaign the company is running on cable that denigrates Weight Watchers and claims that Curves' 30-day diet plan is "clinically proven" to work. [NY Post] Relief workers from the U.N. are sending food vouchers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Like Frank Bruni, Jacques Torres Also Knows a Thing or Two About Food Addiction

    Tod Seelie/Metromix​Frank Bruni isn't the only member of the food world who's had his powers of restraint demolished by a box of Oreos. "I am a food alcoholic," Jacques Torres proclaims. "Some people are addicted to cigarettes or alcohol or drugs. I think I'm addicted to food." The pastry che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Why Do Gay Guys Look Like Their Boyfriends?

    This may be a gross stereotype, but more often than not, I've had friends introduce me to their boyfriends and become aghast at the fact that they look like identical twins! Surely this phenomenon is done via some kind of split-screen special effect, because what I'm loooking at in these cases is li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    How I'm Contributing to McCain's Campaign by Lynn Yaeger

    I applaud John McCain for his courageous decision to suspend his campaign, wing it back to Congress, and maybe even skip out on tomorrow’s debate with Barack Obama, an event I know he was so looking forward to. In that spirit, here are a few things I myself am putting on hold so that I can concen ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 2, 2008

    Lynn Yaeger Spends the Weekend in Paris

    Trekking to France to shop for history, 40 years after Mai '68

  • NYC Life

    September 25, 2007

    A Fashion Week for Plus Sized Women

    Eat This, Skinny Bitches!

  • Columns

    January 4, 2005
  • Art

    July 27, 2004
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