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Added 5 October, 2017

Starbucks is implementing artificial intelligence to predict what customers want even before they know they want it.
Officially called the Digital Flywheel program, the AI links up with Starbucks Rewards members' accounts and uses what is certain to be a combination of very complex algorithms, siren-based sorcery, and customers'...

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Added 3 October, 2017

The DIY dinner meal kit business is coming to Disney World. The family-friendly vacation destination has just announced that a new pre-portioned meal kit is now being sold for guests staying in villas that have full kitchens at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Disney Vacation Club villas feature full kitchens that can be used to...

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Added 29 September, 2017

Models and actresses always cite water as their one beauty must-have for clear skin and glowing complexions. But today, there isn't just tap water and Evian--celebrities and wellness gurus alike are turning to infused waters, with ones including plant extracts, spices, and other ingredients, like hydrogen. Chlorophyll Water, for example,...

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Added 26 September, 2017

Last month, an alliance of NGOs and industry associations (including the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) in the UK signed the Amsterdam Commitment to support 100% sustainable palm oil in Europe by 2020. Cities are now bidding to become the world’s first Sustainable Palm Oil City as part of a major conservation campaign by...

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Added 13 September, 2017

Well-known chain restaurants like Chili's have become known for giant menus. But full-service chain restaurants aren’t having a great time lately. In reaction, Chili’s is the latest to announce it’s reducing its menu by 40 percent, after a yearlong look at which items to keep and which to ditch. Mango tilapia with crispy asparagus and fried...

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Added 12 September, 2017

If the idea of a food theme park excites you, you might want to consider booking tickets to Bologna. FICO Eataly World announced plans to open their doors November 15, in a sprawling space that will span the length of a kilometer and the area of 100,000 square meters. For comparison, that’s bigger than Buckingham Palace, which occupies a space...

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Added 1 September, 2017

If you've ever browsed a restaurant menu and wondered what a particular dish looks like, then the augmented reality mobile app from Kabaq was made for you.
KabaQ displays highly-realistic 3D models of menu items on the user's view of their table, allowing them to see various selections from multiple angles and zoom levels.
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Added 1 September, 2017

The term "fast-casual" seems loosely defined as fast food steps up its game and full service restaurants become more casual to adapt to changing times. Now, some of the elements that define fine dining are showing up in more casual formats. Wine lists, for example, are becoming increasingly important at fast-casual locations, with some even...

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Added 1 September, 2017

In summer 2016, the internet lost its mind over “blue wine,” then a brand-new, brightly hued product by the Spanish company Gik. After the media splash, U.S. wine drinkers pre-ordered more than 30,000 bottles through Gik’s website — but the neon-blue, chilled sweet white wine never shipped stateside. Now, Gik announces it’s finally coming to...

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Added 1 September, 2017

If you didn’t know, all the cool kids have been drinking something fancy called golden milk. No, that’s not a euphemism for drugs. It’s one of those fancy, healthy lattes that’s on offer at every hipster café and health shop, along with charcoal lattes (which aren’t as good for you as everyone claims, FYI) and mermaid drinks with algae. Golden...