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 to refugees via text, for the first time ever. The four-month pilot program launched last week in Syria and aims to feed refugees from Iraq. If it works, texted food vouchers could be distributed to other countries. [CNN]

This Is Why You're Fat's photo competition kicks off today. Simply visit six New York street vendors and shoot yourself with their specially prepared gutbombs. TIWYF will tweet the location of participating vendors. Get all six first and you win a food truck-catered party. [Wall Street Journal]

A new study reveals that an extract found in turmeric can kill cancer cells. Curcumin, long thought to have healing powers and recently tested as a treatment for arthritis and dementia, can apparently destroy gullet cancer cells in the lab. [BBC]

Uptown residents will now have access to a free car service to take them to several Harlem restaurants. The owners of Hudson River Cafe, Pancho Gringo, and Covo have launched the new "Get Paid to Play" initiative to get people to their restaurants. [NY Post]


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