Cucumbers tend to slide out the back of a sandwich when confronted with bite force, writes Pashman in Eat More Better.
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October 13, 2014 Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.
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Mallika Padmanabhan (left) and Joshua Margolin order frozen yogurt from the Frobot in Washington, D.C.
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July 2, 2014 Is frozen yogurt a weak link in our quest for sustenance and gastronomic pleasure? A Washington, D.C., startup thinks so, and has just launched a frozen yogurt vending machine to make fro-yo easier.
A customer eyes marijuana samples at a Denver dispensary. The makers of a newly unveiled vending machine are hoping to change how pot is sold in stores.
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April 13, 2014 You may be picturing a vending machine on a sidewalk, ready to dispense pot brownies to anyone with correct change. That's not quite what the backers of the machine have in mind.
Vending machines at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Ark., were stocked with more healthful snacks in 2006.
May 28, 2013 Blind entrepreneurs who own vending machines are worried that legislative mandates to replace junk food with more healthful items will impact their business. In Oregon, the vendors are collaborating with health officials to find a happy medium.
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June 21, 2012 It's Italians — the prideful, original pizza makers and the people who invented Slow Food — and Dutch partners who are trying to remake the pizza landscape with a superfast pizza-from-scratch vending machine. The company, A1 Concepts, says it's now shipping its machines to Atlanta.
California teens are getting fewer calories because of restrictions on school snacks, a study says
May 10, 2012 California teens eat about 158 calories less a day than their peers in other states, a new study says. But even that tiny amount of fewer calories per kid can help them maintain healthy weights over time, experts say.
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