Tabitha BrittTabitha Britt is a freelance writer. She has Bachelor’s degree in English and a master's degree in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism from The New School. Tabitha enjoys writing about food, fashion, and other lifestyle topics (especially potato-related news). In her spare time, she likes to check out hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Brooklyn, try out weird new foods, and drink a ridiculous amount of coffee.
In 1994, a 79-year-old woman by the name of Stella Liebeck sued McDonald’s because her coffee was too hot. This unusual case (Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants), which she won, by the way, is now famously known as the hot coffee lawsuit and is the reason why everything that is supposed to be hot reads “caution… Continue reading Whole Foods Lawsuit: Woman Sues For ‘Excessively Hot Tea’ While Other Customers Complain About Price
The Food and Drug Administration released a statement on June 1 about an ongoing investigation into potentially contaminated frozen tuna distributed by the Hilo Fish Company. The Details The Hawaii Department of Health first discovered the hepatitis A virus in a sample of frozen tuna from Indonesia on May 1. On May 2, the FDA… Continue reading Recall: Frozen Tuna Tested Positive For Hepatitis A
Michael Kors announced that it would shut down at least 100 stores on Wednesday. According to Business Insider, the decision resulted after the company reported a significant loss in sales. BI reported the brand’s total sales fell 11.2 percent. To $1.1 billion, and same-store sales plunged 14.1 percent within the fiscal fourth quarter, which ended… Continue reading Michael Kors To Shut Down At Least 100 Stores This Year
Dallas News reports that Arlington police found a man dead in a burning RV early Thursday morning after he shot the mother of his children, freed the kids, and killed himself at the end of a chase across several counties. Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks told KTVT that the man shot the woman two or… Continue reading Two Kids Escape Burning RV After Dad Shoots Their Mother
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Okay, so as a disclaimer, you should know that this story is based on a completely made-up conspiracy theory that’s been making its rounds on Twitter and the blogosphere for the past week and a half. Now, with that being said, let’s delve into the craziness that is Lady Gaga. According to Twitter user @PRAYINGMANTIS… Continue reading This Lady Gaga Conspiracy Theory Has The Internet Freaking Out
On May 16, Peet’s Coffee added a brand-new item to its breakfast menu – the Maple Waffle & Gouda Chicken breakfast sandwich. The new addition is in celebration of Peet’s one year anniversary of Warm Breakfast offerings. According to a company press release, this limited-edition breakfast sandwich will be available through August 31 and can… Continue reading Peet’s Coffee New Maple Waffle And Gouda Chicken Sandwich Is A Thing Of Breakfast Dreams
For some of us (including me), every day is National Eat What You Want Day. But, for others, this day only comes once a year on May 11th. Either way, here’s how you can score some free food. McDonald’s and Postmates are hosting a Big Mac giveaway. According to WTKR, McDonald’s is partnering with Postmates… Continue reading Today Is National Eat What You Want Day! Here’s How To Score Free Food
On March 29, Women Who Tech, a national nonprofit working to break down barriers to women in the tech and startup industry, in partnership with craigslist founder, Craig Newmark, announced the 10 finalists selected for its fifth Women Startup Challenge (Europe 2017). This is Women Who Tech’s first-ever international competition. According to the official press… Continue reading Women Who Tech: 10 Finalists of Women Startup Challenge Europe Annouunced
National Child Abuse Prevention Month was first observed in 1983 by proclamation by President Ronald Reagan. Since then, the office on Child Abuse and Neglect has continued to annually coordinate activities, host multidisciplinary forums focused on prevention, awareness, and education. Following in Regan’s footsteps, and several other presidents before him, President Donald Trump also proclaimed… Continue reading Trump Proclaims April 2017 As National Child Abuse Prevention Month
This year tax filers have three extra days to submit their income tax returns to the IRS. In some states, residents can file their income tax returns even later. Usually, the tax due date for corporations and individuals to file their federal income tax returns is the 15th day of the fourth month after the… Continue reading Tax Day Deals 2017: Free Food, Special Discounts, And More
Drinking alcohol is usually associated with weight gain, but wine has given us a sneaky loophole. According to two recent studies by Harvard Medical School and Washington State University, drinking just two glasses of wine before bed can help prevent obesity. The 13-year Harvard University study showed that women who consumed two glasses of red… Continue reading Drinking Wine Before Bed Could Actually Help You Lose Weight
Sade Adu is a Nigerian-born English singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. And, most recently, Sade seems to be Drake’s newest obsession (see tattooed portrait). Here are five things you didn’t know about the soulful singer. Drake adds another tattoo while on tour. "With love, Sade x" is in her handwriting. pic.twitter.com/pXDZ0QJa1j — Drizzy Source (@DrizzySource)… Continue reading Who Is Sade? Five Things You Didn’t Know
Shortly after J.Lo and A-Rod’s new romance hit the newsstands, Drake has taken to Instagram to show off a new (potential) partner. On Tuesday, the Canadian rapper shared yet another cozy photo with English bandmate Sade Adu. According to the Daily News, Sade was catching Drake’s London show at The 02 Arena on Monday night… Continue reading Is Drake Dating Sade? Drizzy Gets Close In Flirty Instagram Post
It’s official – Target is opening a brand new 43,000-square-foot store in Herald Square in New York this October. According to the New York Post, the store will be a part of a 92,000-square-foot retail complex, that will also house a Sephora, a Foot Locker, and a Swatch store. From the main entrance, Target shoppers… Continue reading Midtown Manhattan Is Finally Getting A Target
On March 20, 1986, the world was gifted with a feisty Australian named Ruby Rose Langenheim. Today, Ruby Rose is known for her work as a model, actress, DJ, recording artist, and television presenter. So, in honor of this inked-up bombshell’s birthday, here’s 10 things you should probably know. She’s the great-granddaughter of Alec Campbell… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Ruby Rose!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably come across the name Casey Anthony – the woman notoriously famous for the Casey Anthony trial of 2011, in which Anthony was accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony. Since the trial, Anthony has become somewhat of an icon, with some going as far as… Continue reading Who Is Casey Anthony? 5 Things You Didn’t Know
Unfortunately, your credit score is much more than a three-digit number – it’s a numerical (often unfair) representation of your financial habits. And, whenever you’re applying for a new credit card, buying a home, starting a business, or purchasing a new vehicle, it counts. When it comes to a credit score, many people know it… Continue reading How’s Your Credit? 2017 Cities With The Highest And Lowest Credit Scores
While laughter may not actually be the best medicine, it’s definitely beneficial to your health. According to Dr. Lee Berk, an associate professor at Loma Linda University in California, laughter may even compare to a proper diet and exercise when it comes to keeping you healthy and disease free. Dr. Berk says that the mind,… Continue reading Today Is National Let’s Laugh Day!
On March 6, Peet’s Coffee & Tea announced a new 2017 spring beverage line that continues to underscore the brand’s Coffee First approach with the Honey Macchiato, Honey Cortado, and Honey Matcha Tea Latte. https://www.instagram.com/p/BR1Fxtjh2-o/?tagged=peetscoffee&hl=en “In welcoming spring, honey felt fitting for a seasonal lineup representative of nature and freshness,” Dave Burwick, CEO, Peet’s Coffee… Continue reading Spring Forward With Peet’s Coffee: New Honey-Inspired Beverages
https://rumble.com/embed/vguw7/ The hard-nosed, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin passed Sunday morning. He was 88. According to Breslin’s physician, the cause of death was due to complications from pneumonia. Breslin was hospitalized last Wednesday with pneumonia but left the next night, his doctor William Cole told The News. His death came “suddenly,” Cole said. “He was… Continue reading Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Jimmy Breslin, Passes At 88
On Wednesday, March 1, Krispy Kreme announced four new premium doughnuts that sound absolutely delicious. The downfall? The new flavors are only available in Japan. The new line includes The Premium Latte Bunny, the Premium Matcha Adzuki, the Premium Sakura, and the Premium Brulee Glazed Cream. #DidYouKnow New @krispykreme four new #doughnuts here in #Nagoya… Continue reading Krispy Kreme Now Has A Fancy New Line Of ‘Luxury Doughnuts’
On Tuesday, March 14, Sequential Brands Group, Inc. and meal kit company, Marley Spoon, Inc., announced that customers in select cities are now able to order Martha & Marley Spoon meal kits through AmazonFresh. According to a company press release, customers in the larger metro areas of New York, San Francisco, Dallas, and Philadelphia can… Continue reading Martha Stewart: AmazonFresh Releases Martha & Marley Spoon Meal Kit
While it’s often said that happiness is a state of mind rather than a place, we can’t deny that location plays somewhat of a role in our mood. For years, researchers have studied the science behind happiness and found its key ingredients include a healthy physique, a positive mental state, strong social connections, financial well-being,… Continue reading 2017 Happiest Cities In America, According To WalletHub
March 14 used to be known as a day for mathematicians, but because pie is amazing, it’s recently turned into a pie-extravaganza. Take advantage of these Pi Day deals while you can. Achatz Homemade Pie Co. Achatz is offering $3.14 slices of pie all-day on March 14. Stop in March 14 to celebrate #PI day!… Continue reading National Pi Day: Snag All The $3.14 Deals While You Can
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global celebration of the economic, social, cultural, and political achievements of women. Channel your inner feminist with these 10 inspiring women. Coco Chanel Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel revolutionized the fashion industry. During a time when women were expected to wear dresses and skirts, Coco Chanel brought the comfort… Continue reading Beyoncé, Emma Watson, And 8 Other Fierce Females To Channel On Int. Women’s Day
Get your bowl and spoon, it’s National Cereal Day! Here’s 10 cereal hacks your taste buds will thank you for. Spice it up You probably remember eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch as a kid, so why stop there? Amp up any bowl of cereal by sprinkling in a little spice of your own – nutmeg, cinnamon,… Continue reading 10 Cereal Hacks To Make Your Morning Even Better
If J.Lo can look the way she does without depriving herself, then so can you. “I don’t deprive myself,” Lopez said in an interview with People. “But I’ve learned the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.” What’s her secret, you ask? “I always have healthy snacks like fruit and vegetables with me.” https://www.instagram.com/p/31hXYztgOi/?taken-by=bodylabforwomen&hl=en “Dieting” shouldn’t… Continue reading Jennifer Lopez’s Weight Loss Food Diet Tips Use BodyLab TastyShake, Kale Salad
Starting Wednesday, people who are caught with small amounts of marijuana in Harris County, Texas, will have a get-out-of-jail-free card. Last month, Texas police announced a new policy, effective March 1, that offers a four-hour drug education class to anyone found with less than four ounces of marijuana – which means, no jail time, no… Continue reading Pot Heads Of Houston, Rejoice – Marijuana Possession Is Now Decriminalized
Eva Mendes, born Eva de la Caridad Mendez, is an American actress, model, and business woman who loves pizza, dogs, and, of course, Ryan Gosling. https://www.instagram.com/p/BOkVwEwgfxt/?taken-by=evamendes&hl=en She was born in Miami, Florida. Miami welcomed Eva Mendes into the world on March 5, 1974. She met her BAE (Ryan Gosling) on the set of The Place… Continue reading 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Eva Mendes
Subway is reportedly demanding an apology after the Canadian Broadcasting Company published a “Stunningly flawed test” about the chain’s chicken. Subway responded to the test immediately by sending samples of the Canadian products in question to two independent labs, one in Canada and another in Florida. According to Good Housekeeping, each lab found that the… Continue reading Subway Chicken: What Is It? Chain Demands Apology For ‘Stunningly Flawed Test’
On Sunday, Feb. 26, Trader Joe’s grocery store issued a voluntary recall on three types of apple sauce because it could contain glass. According to a company news release, Trader Joe’s is recalling Trader Joe’s First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce (barcode 00015905) and Trader Joe’s Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce (barcode 00194877) from all Trader… Continue reading Trader Joe’s Recalls Apple Sauce Product
Kurt Busch – driving the No. 41 Ford – took the lead on Sunday, Feb. 26, winning the 59th running of the Daytona 500, making it the driver’s 29th career win on the Monster Energy Cup Series. On the final lap, Busch passed Kyle Larson in turns One and Two. Shortly after Busch’s pass, Larson… Continue reading Daytona 500: Kurt Busch Takes The Win
Sunday, Feb. 26, will mark the 59th running of the Daytona 500 (2 p.m. Eastern Time, Fox). In 2016, Denny Hamlin won the race with a thrilling final lap finish – the closest finish in Daytona 500 history – beating Martin Truex Jr. to the line by 0.011 seconds and giving the Joe Gibbs Racing… Continue reading Daytona 500 Through The Years: All-Time Winners
Unfortunately, life is unfair and we live in a world where iconic titles like Jaws: The Revenge (in addition to the first three Jaws movies) will no longer be available for our binge-watching pleasure. But, the good news is that you can finally have that Jaws-themed party you’ve always wanted to have – as long… Continue reading What’s Leaving Netflix In March For The U.S. And U.K.?
Now that awards season is over, we’ll need to be entertained. Luckily, Netflix is adding more than 90 titles to its March line up. Read on to see which titles made the cut for March. Available March 1 Angry Birds: Season 2 (2013) Blazing Saddles (1974) Chicago (2002) https://www.instagram.com/p/BQvIemZBHV0/?taken-by=chicagothemovie Deep Run (2015) Dirt Every Day:… Continue reading What’s Coming To Netflix In March?
Muscle Maker Grill is offering a free Mardi Gras Grilled Chicken Salad to any customer that wishes a Muscle Maker Grill employee a “Happy not-Fat Tuesday” on February 28 – perfect for those who want to celebrate the festive day without the regret. The Mardi Gras Grilled Chicken Salad (390 calories, 11g carbs, 44g protein)… Continue reading Get A Free Mardi Gras Grilled Chicken Salad On Happy ‘Not-Fat’ Tuesday
On Thursday, February 23, Norwegian Air announced that the company will be offering $65 one-way, nonstop flights to Europe, revealing plans for five trans-Atlantic routes from Providence, four from Newburgh, NY, and one from Hartford, Conn. The new routes include destinations in Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland. According to the Consumerist, one-way tickets will start… Continue reading Norwegian Air: $65 One-Way Flights To Europe
After the rise of rainbow everything, other strange foods including Oreo Beer, Freakshakes, and alcohol-infused doughnuts have become Insta-famous. As these fads quietly disappeared and others emerged, it was only a matter of time before someone (and the internet) decided to create yet another trendy, slightly ridiculous, combination – bagels and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Thrillist… Continue reading Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Bagels Are Here
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, a giant red banner reading “Refugees Welcome” was draped across the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Although National Park Service rangers removed the banner, images of the iconic monument quickly spread across social media. Resist! Activists in New York put a giant #RefugeesWelcome banner across the Statue of Liberty today.… Continue reading ‘Refugees Welcome’: Statue Of Liberty Draped With Protest Banner
More and more Americans are opting for faster, healthier dinners – presumably in the form of meal kits. Within the last few years, HelloFresh, Blue Apron, Martha & Marley Spoon, Plated, and several other companies have been offering subscription-based, do-it-yourself meals, complete with perfectly portioned ingredients, recipe cards, and a monthly bill. And, according to… Continue reading Are Meal Kits The New Takeout?
Wednesday, February 22, is National Margarita Day! Spend hump day sipping on a delicious (not to mention, cheap) treat. Añejo 301 Church St., New York, NY 10013 Añejo is hosting an all-day $8 happy hour on Feb. 22. Bahama Breeze Bahama Breeze is offering $2.22 classic margaritas all day on Wednesday. https://www.facebook.com/BahamaBreeze/photos/a.66874924970.19670.22343544970/10150756239744971/?type=3&theater Black Angus Steakhouse… Continue reading The Best Spots To Celebrate National Margarita Day
After a 13-month shutdown, Langley Speedway will be reopening this spring. According to the Daily Press, Bill Mullis, owner of the B&C Seafood fishing business in Newport News, officially purchased the track and is now the sole owner. Mullis leased and operated Langley Speedway from 2009 to 2015. Langley Speedway to reopen this Spring after… Continue reading Langley Speedway To Reopen This Spring
Women Who Tech, a national nonprofit working in partnership with Craigslist founder Craig Newmark to break down barriers to women in the tech industry, recently announced the winners of the Women Startup Challenge Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence “Shark Tank-style” at Google’s New York campus in Chelsea. According to the official press release, Didimo of… Continue reading Women Who Tech: Craig Newmark Announce Winners Of The Women Startup Challenge
In January, General Mills unveiled a host of new products in hopes of generating a newer, younger customer-base and reconnecting with pre-existing consumers. From Yoplait Custard to Annie’s organic popcorn, General Mills has created a solid new product lineup for 2017. According to General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell, there has been… Continue reading Could General Mills’ New Products Save The Company?
Valentine’s Day is different for every couple, so here’s a little something for everyone. Get in the mood with a steamy burlesque show. On Feb. 14, New York City’s longest running burlesque variety show presents Le Scandal Valentine’s Day Show. Le Scandal will be held downstairs at The West Bank Café at the Laurie Beechman… Continue reading Valentine’s Day In NYC: The Ultimate Guide
Earlier this evening, stargazers across North America witnessed a full snow moon penumbral lunar eclipse. Those lucky enough to have a pair of binoculars, or a small telescope, also caught a glimpse of a bright-green comet passing by Earth. According to Scientific American, Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova – also known as the “New Year’s Eve comet” –… Continue reading Snow Moon 2017: Lunar Eclipse Shines With Comet Tonight
Valentine’s Day is pretty intimidating. But, there’s still time to make the perfect reservation. Royal 35 1 E. 35 St., New York, NY 10016 Royal 35 is offering a $95 Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu with the choice of shrimp cocktail or a crab cake to start and an entree: a petite filet, grilled Norwegian salmon… Continue reading 7 NYC Valentine’s Day Prix-Fixe Menus You’ll Love