Melissa Caskey

Credit: Coco Cafe

Coffee and Coconut Water: Yum?

In interesting drink fusion news, a pair of Venice Beach roommates just launched Coco Cafe -- a coconut water-based coffee beverage. Elan Eifer and Brian McCaslin, who became roommates when they met on Craigslist, took Eifer's habit of mixing coconut water with his morning coffee to a new level and......
Credit: The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet: Eat Like Your Ancestors, Maybe

It's been a while since we heard about a new fad diet, but now comes the Paleo diet, which teaches followers to channel their ancestors by eating mostly plants and meat. Dr. Loren Cordain, the "world's leading expert" on Paleolithic diets, headed the creation of the self-proclaimed "world's healthiest diet."......
law logo2x b

Top 10 Famous Vegans

A recent piece by the Associated Press got us thinking: Where are all the famous vegans? Gossip sites already tell us about famous people dating so-and-so, famous people shopping at some boutique you've never heard of, famous people traveling to some island they own, but we hardly get to hear......
Credit: The White House Blog

The President Saves A Couple Of Turkeys (Your Pardon Joke Here)

President Obama pardoned Liberty and Peace today. Not to be confused with actual liberty and peace, the names belong to two Thanksgiving turkeys chosen to take part in a presidential tradition. The official pardoning ceremony has been going on since 1989, though turkey pardons are rumored to have started as......
law logo2x b

The Swedish Diet: Get Fit For Thanksgiving

Need a change in your look and your diet before stuffing your face with turkey? This Swedish Diet commercial does its best to convince consumers to give in to the allure of ugly blonde wigs, blue dresses and bright yellow accessories. Plus, the green screen effects are magical. But the......
cheeses; Credit: Flickr/_gee_

Cholesterol Study: Eat More Cheese, Less Butter

Sorry Paula Deen, but a group of Danish researchers say that when it comes to cholesterol, cheese is less harmful than butter. A new study led the scientists to believe that cheese does not hurt cholesterol levels as much as other animal fats. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen fed......
Credit: paulswansen

Whole Foods Invades Scotland

Not wanting to deprive the rest of the world from exorbitant prices for locally grown goods, Whole Foods will open a store in Scotland this week, the first of its chain to open in the area. The store will open in Giffnock, a city near Glasgow. Londonites seem to love......
Credit: Cooking with Kids

New Study: Cooking In The Classroom Helps

Alright, kids, put down your pencils and pick up your spatulas. A new study in the latest issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that the Cooking with Kids elementary school program is beneficial to young students. The program incorporates science, culture, geography and math into its......
Credit: The Feast

The Feast: From NBC to DailyCandy

In somewhat old, but oh-so-relevant blog news, NBC sold its one-year-old site The Feast to DailyCandy, another site specializing in e-newsletters city-specific coverage of things like food, fashion and culture. NBC and both sites are owned by Comcast, but The Feast's brand is only expected to last until sometime next......