Sexy New Candy Bar Solicits Women; Tavern On the Green Bidders Pull Out

Danny Meyer, Harry Cipriani, and Ti Adelaide Martin have all given up their bids on the Tavern on the Green space. Bidders had to submit a $50,000 certified check to the Department of Parks and Recreation by Monday to be eligible to compete for a 20-year operating license on the space. Seth Greenberg of Capitale, and Dean J. Poll of the Central Park Boathouse restaurant, each sent paid up, as did the current license holder, Warner LeRoy. [NY Times]

The Senate voted to confirm President Obama's nominee to head up the FDA, Margaret Hamburg. Hamburg was once the New York City health commissioner, known for her work in bioterrorism defense among other public health issues. [Reuters]

The foods you eat can affect how attractive you are, studies say. For example, salmon and other foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can keep your skin smooth, cranberries can brighten your smile, and spinach, broccoli and Swiss chard are great for healthy hair. [Newsday]

Mars' newest candy bar, The Fling, is aimed at women. It contains only 85 calories, is wrapped in pink and silver packaging, and ads for the delicate "chocolate finger" invite women to "pleasure" themselves. Too subtle? [NPR]

A recent halachic ruling published by Zionist rabbis prohibited eating strawberries because they contain traces of microscopic insects, which are not kosher. Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar has overturned the ruling, saying that the Torah doesn't band eating bugs that can only be see through a microscope. [YNet News]


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