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Science: Two test subjects swallow pill-sized cameras -- "M2A capsules," they're called, for "mouth to anus." One subject then eats a meal of "processed" foods, and the other eats a meal of "natural" food. (I put those words in scare quotes because all food is both processed and natural. But ... More >>
The A1A Marathon and Half Marathon is this Sunday, February 19. A marathon is much more than an endurance run. There's an entire weekend of activity surrounding the race, including the pre-race carbo-load pasta dinner, the post-race brunch with beer (must replenish carbs), race strategies ( ... More >>
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman offers his insights, opinions and observations about the local scene. This week: Two very different backstage scenarios... Considering the fact that this column is called Backstage in South Florida, I found it interesting to note the differences in a p ... More >>
On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Rachel Maddow introduced him to a new discovery of hers -- the pickleback. Maddow explained that the drink -- part whiskey, part pickle juice -- is a shot that cures what ails ya. She's not crazy -- she's got a point! As an ultra marathon runner and past running ... More >>
It's countdown to the 4th Annual New Times Pairings, where 40 plates and 40 pairings inevitably will lead to what other cultures call a "tomcat", a "hairache", or "the howling of kittens." Though some of you take comfort in late night pizzas, greasy breakfasts, or any solid food item a ... More >>
PBSOAngela Henderson, toilet NaziKeep drinking, kids. Mommy needs to pass her drug test.That's the essence of what the cops say 35-year-old Angela D. Henderson was arrested on child abuse and drug charges for.Jupiter cops say Henderson's kids were texting their father, informing them that their m ... More >>
Photo: Flickr/ChiRanchRough Night?Did you start off the day curled up in the fetal position on the floor of your friend's bathroom? Perhaps you stumbled into your living room this morning and discovered that yesterday, someone used your key to break into your house then proceeded to spill s ... More >>
OK, his story starts out simple enough -- Jeremy Hanlon was a finance major in college, then landed a Wall Street job after graduating. However, less than a year into his job, Hanlon knew cubicle life wasn't for him. He ditched it to cook. He went from watching the Food Network to appearing on it. H ... More >>
Please pass the paper-thin garlic.There's a great jail scene in Goodfellas that shows the mobsters living it up in the can, eating an Italian feast brought in by the guards in cases. The narrator explains how they managed to smoke cigars and eat lobsters: "We lived alone. We owned the joint. Even ... More >>
Model Citizen Scott deserves a hand today. Rick Scott's move to force government employees to contribute to their pensions (like everyone else) and drop the horrid DROP triple-dipping program is flat-out wonderful. It's high time someone derailed the gravy train that government ... More >>
Flickr/Pink Sherbert Photography Cheers!New Year's resolutions - nearly everyone makes them and hardly anyone keeps them. Sure, it's a great idea, after six vodka and cranberries at the New Year's Eve party's open bar, to say you're going to lose those ten extra pounds on your ass or f ... More >>
Those are Smart for Life's oatmeal raisin cookiesA cookie diet sounds delicious. Like everyone else, I imagined some gooey chocolate chip cookies, maybe some macadamia nut.The reality was much more spongy - although not bad.After writing about Smart for Life's new gluten-free cookie diet and lear ... More >>
Tara NieuwesteegPickle eating in PompanoSeveral of the world's top competitive eaters descended upon the Isle of Capri in Pompano Beach last weekend to see who could eat the most sour dill pickles. Before the event, the record was 2.99 pounds of pickles in six minutes. At least six people bested ... More >>
Tara NieuwesteegPat Bertoletti put down nearly six pounds of pickles for the win.On Sunday morning, the world record for pickle eating was 2.99 pounds in six minutes. By about 11:30 a.m., that record had been demolished. Held at the Isle of Capri at Pompano Park, the event was part of the officia ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
Photo by Riki AltmanSome people may be addicted to drugs, some to gambling, but I'm pretty sure there's no 12-step program to rid me of my addiction to dried sweet plums from Chinese markets. My first introduction to these tasty tidbits occurred years ago, innocently enough, when I interview ... More >>
SheBlogs.org founder Julie Wohlberg.A new startup in West Palm Beach is hoping to combine the more traditional public relations sector with the new media niche of women who blog. There are a lot of them, and they are likely more active than most of their male counterparts, some studies might suggest ... More >>
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