The LAPD has a lot on its plate, what with all the gangsters, burglars, traffic scofflaws and various other idiots in a city the size of some entire countries.
But L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks wants cops to do one more job: Figuring out how energy drinks can be placed in special sections, wit ... More >>
Three years ago, Nicole Anderson started making Elemental Superfood Seedbars out of necessity. The mother of a child with autism, Anderson noticed dramatic shifts in her daughter's behavior when she ate wheat, dairy and sugar, the cornerstone ingredients for almost all conventional snack foods. So A ... More >>
If you're the sort of person who wakes up not to a demitasse of espresso or a nice pot of tea, but instead prefers the neon glow of Mountain Dew in your morning cup, the marketing folks at PepsiCo have a new drink for you. A breakfast drink, to be specific, which the company is rolling out later thi ... More >>
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of as many as six deaths and 18 hospitalizations that might be linked to drinking the high-caffeine energy drink Monster, which has its corporate offices in Corona. (Monster disputes any links).
It turns out one of those deaths involved a 14 ... More >>
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Song: Chris Brown's "Don't Wake Me Up"
History: "Don't Wake Me Up" is the hyper danceclub track from Chris Brown's latest album, Fortune. Apparently, wherever ... More >>
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Friday, Oct. 26
Feeling the autumn blues (by L.A. standards, anyway)? Soak up some inspiration from Seeds of Resiliency, an indie flick that spotlights an assorted mix of people, from the Guinness World Record holder for performing flips in his whe ... More >>
Monster Beverage Corp.'s energy drinks have been cited in the deaths of five people -- including a 14-year-old girl -- in the last year, according to incident reports submitted to the Food and Drug Administration.
The reports said the victims consumed Monster drinks prior to their deaths, Shelly B ... More >>
Consuming just one chocolate bar a week could lower men's stroke risk by almost 20%, according to a new Swedish study.
Researchers at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute followed more than 37,000 men between the ages of 45 and 79 for about a decade, CNN reports. Men who ate the most chocolate over th ... More >>
Besides classing up your appearance like a an Ed Hardy cap worn backward, energy drinks can also apparently erase any of the potential gains of a college education in the span of just one night.
That's because new research suggests that mixing the likes of Red Bull, Monster or Rockstar with your fa ... More >>
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Motörhead frontman Lemmy is surrounded by a staunch pack of protectors. When the publicist for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival -- a handle so long you practically need an energy drink to get through it -- offered a phone int ... More >>
Katharine Hepburn once attributed her slim figure to "a lifetime of chocolate." Now a new study from UC San Diego has found that people who eat chocolate on a regular basis are indeed thinner than those who don't. The findings from the study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, were publish ... More >>
Researchers say a compound in oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits may lower a woman's risk of stroke, WebMD reports. The study appears in the April issue of the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
Previous studies have shown that antioxidant compounds called flavonoids in fruits and ... More >>
If we didn't know better, we'd swear this study was funded by a syndicate of chocolate producers, but we don't like to look too skeptically at research that reinforces our notions of how the world should be.
A recent study on rats has for the first time confirmed that flavonoids such as those foun ... More >>
Pussy, the energy drink thatThey were originally going to call it Vagina Dentata or maybe Wild Mustache Rides, but these ad wizards decided to forgo cleverness for shock value. They simply named their new energy drink Pussy.
From the website: The name Pussy shocks and demands attention - tha ... More >>
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If you've ever spent much time at a kids' soccer game -- much less a middle school basketball jam session at Staples Center sponsored by Gatorade -- you'd think that kids required sports drinks as much as adults training for triathalons or the NBA finals (go Mavs! ... More >>
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You may remember the relative chaos over Four Loko, the energy drink that contains up to 12% alcohol, which debuted in US markets in 2005 and provoked a warning letter from the FDA this past November. The FDA called the caffeine and alcohol combination an "un ... More >>
Ellie Bragg via The Daily Tar HeelNorth Carolina is now officially less shitty than New YorkOne by one, all the weak states are banishing Four Lokos -- those scary-tall $2-odd cans disguised in camo; part energy drink, part alcohol -- from their every last convenience aisle.
The latest to ca ... More >>
The next time you're sitting at the beautiful caffeine lab that is Intelligentsia, your MacBook open, your dog at your feet, your hands shaking as you happily knock back your fifth double espresso, consider this hilarious Death By Caffeine calculator. Energy Fiend is a site that allows you to calcul ... More >>
Perky JerkySpend any time in truck stops or bars or watching the commercials during football games, and you quickly realize that beef jerky is America's secret snack food of choice. Okay, maybe not so secret. And now, not only can you get Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's line of beef jerky, y ... More >>
Are you frequently fatigued? Do you lack the energy to assault major American film directors over the role of O-Dog? Do you find yourself drinking beverages, one part Alize, one part Cristal, and one part Suge Knight tear drop, while wondering why your particular brand of thug lacks passion? Well, ... More >>