Gigabiting

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Gigabiting

Gigabiting
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Philadelphia, US
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September 28
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Having fulfilled one of my life's ambitions by starting a food blog, I have turned my attention to another- figuring out how to make a living with the blog. . you can visit me at www.gigabiting.com

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JUNE 15, 2012 1:18PM

YOU Try Living on $2.13 an Hour

  If you thought that the federal minimum wage was rock bottom on the pay scale, think again. There’s something called the subminimum wage for tipped restaurant workers, and it’s a staggeringly stingy $2.13. It’s no big surprise that poverty [...]

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    Have you had your daily dose of trivia? Today we’re serving up a big bowl of smarty pants. You’ll be the life of the party with this stockpile of facts, or maybe just the world’s leading authority of [...]

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  Don’t sneer. Don’t condescend. Just belly up to the bar for a cold one drawn straight from the tap. Proponents of the draft wine trend swear that tasting is believing. Kegged wine is nothing new. It’s been common in [...]

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  Any self-respecting consumer of pop culture knows it: celebrities love coffee. Peruse the photos of a supermarket tabloid and you’ll find ample proof. Undersized fashion models with oversized lattes, LA actresses cooling off from yoga class with their post-Vinyasa [...]

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  Who gives a tweet? Time Magazine calls them ‘contented little burps’. In GQ, the comedian Patton Oswalt characterized them less kindly as ‘bowel movement prequels.’ 340 million tweets are generated every day, and sometimes it feels like they’re all [...]

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image via Synergy Consultants . A widely circulated study reported in the journal Food Quality and Preference concluded that background noise affects the taste of food. We didn’t need a study to tell us. Drink a glass of wine in [...]

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JUNE 7, 2012 12:06PM

Sriracha-holics Anonymous

                      [images: The Oatmeal, Corvossalus, Food Beast, Cafe Press, The Sriracha Cookbook Blog, Jessica Hische] It started out innocently enough: a squirt in the stir fry, a dab added to [...]

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In a world without marshmallows, Rice Krispies would be strictly a breakfast food, never a treat. There’d be no Moon Pies, Mallomars, or Rocky Road ice cream. Yams would be a lot less candied, and Lucky Charms would need some [...]

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    Socialize with your social network? What a concept. Social pairing takes all those profiles and all that location-based data and creates real-world connections. KLM lets you choose your airplane seatmate from LinkedIn or Facebook, and Ticketmaster does the [...]

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  It’s the dirty little secret of the dairy goat industry. Most male kids are killed at birth and their carcasses are tossed out as waste. Birds and bees on the goat farm Male goats serve little purpose on a [...]

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  This week a New Zealand grower is launching the papple. A tasty but disconcerting eating experience, you look at it and say ‘apple,’ and then proceed to bite rather harder than necessary into its mottled apple-shaped exterior. The flesh [...]

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  You know the saying that we feel hungry soon after eating Chinese food? It turns out that there is truth to it. According to the satiety index, steamed rice or Chinese noodles have less than half the filling power [...]

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  Every dream reveals itself as a psychical structure which has a meaning and which can be inserted at an assignable point in the mental activities of waking life. –SIGMUND FREUD, The Interpretation of Dreams Do you put much stock [...]

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  The heath community is baffled by this one: a massive 17 nation study shows that leisure time readers are thinner than non-readers. Same for museum, theater, and movie-goers. In fact an interest in ideas, art, and knowledge is associated [...]

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No shirt, no shoes, no service; we’re all familiar with that. You’re not barefoot or half-naked, so you should be good to go. Race, religion or national origin. We know that the Civil Rights Act protects us from those forms [...]

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image via CEPro   Facial recognition: once the stuff of science fiction and high-tech crime fighting, it’s become the latest tool in marketing. Picture this: you walk by a digital sign in the supermarket and up pops an ad touting [...]

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You know the Presidential election season is in full swing because both candidates have flung open the doors to their campaign merchandise shopping sites. Obviously you’re making a statement when you wear an Obama t-shirt or slap a Romney bumper [...]

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Clicks or Bricks: which is cheaper, easier, greener? Who wouldn’t want to cut out all those trips to the supermarket? Hopefully you’ve already cut way back, with a larger portion of your food coming from farmers markets and other local [...]

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  One in seven marriages in the United States is between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from one another. That was the big news earlier this year when the Pew Research Center released its Social and Demographic Trends [...]

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Everyone’s got their price. Apparently James Bond’s is $45 million. That’s the rumored value of the marketing deal with Heineken that turns Daniel Craig’s James Bond into a beer guy. Vodka martinis have always been James Bond’s signature drink. Ian [...]

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The event was officially known as Obama, Clooney & You. It was alternatively dubbed Starmageddon. I don’t know about you, but this is what Obama and Clooney had for dinner: artichoke salad roasted duckling ‘Peking style’ with tiny steamed buns. [...]

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  It’s shaping up as the summer of the ice cream sandwich. We’ve seen it before with cupcakes, whoopie pies, and donuts. Now ice cream sandwiches are the latest humble, familiar snack to get the upscale treatment. The classic slab [...]

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  Forget about manufacturing, healthcare, and technology; the real jobs are in food. According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurants have added more than 560,000 jobs in the past year, with 200,000 of those positions created in the last six [...]

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MAY 8, 2012 1:24PM

Behold the Round Saltine

Round Saltines have been showing up on supermarket shelves throughout New England. After a century of quadrilaterality, Nabisco is test-marketing the new geometry. If it’s well received in the region, there could be a national roll out by the end [...]

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MAY 7, 2012 3:27PM

Cool New Cooling Gadgets

How do you cool the drinks when it’s hot outside? Mankind has wrestled with this one from the beginning of time. From fire and ice, radiation and resistance, to exothermic and endothermic reactions, we’ve tried it all. We’ve put a [...]

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