Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods?

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If you’re not sure how pretentious you’d like your grocery shopping to be today, The Washington Post wants to help.

Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods? is a handy flowchart, that’ll help in your quest towards alternative shopping. It might even keep you from having to hit the Super Wal-Mart again, and could score you a deviled horn melon. Happy shopping.

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How To Make Eating Sounds In Other Languages

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Little did we know that Americans aren’t the only ones who make non-sensical sounds when eating. The International Sounds of Eating, by James Chapman, covers the utterances of various countries.

And speaking of Americans… We were under the impression that our eating sounded more like, “mmerfle, morf, morf, blibb, blibb, blibb.” However, Chapman is currently working on a PhD in physics, so we’ll take his word for it.

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How Many Calories Are In A Drink From Starbucks?

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The next time that you’re enjoying one of Starbucks’ blended espressos, you might want to consider what you could be having instead.

Ryoko Itawa of I Love Coffee has put together a handy infographic, How Many Calories Are In A Drink From Starbucks? It encourages the coffee drinker to not only consider healthier options for your caffeine addiction, but it also finds your drink’s very surprising caloric equivalent.

For instance, around the holidays when you have nothing by Peppermint White Chocolate Mochas on the brain — you could ingest the same amount of calories from almost four cans of Coca-Cola. A Green Tea Latte must be healthy, right? Wrong. A medium McDonald’s fries could replace it in the calorie department.

Although, now you know you could have a yummy coffee drink, instead of the 150 Skittles often ingested in one sitting.

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How To Choose A Bottle of Wine, A Handy Chart

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Do you ever struggle with what kind of wine to bring to a social gathering? Show up with an overly-fancy wine to a drunken house party, and you’ll be labeled a snob. Bring a box of wine to a gathering of oenophiles, and you probably won’t be invited back.

Although satirical, Wine Folly has constructed a handy guide, How To Choose A Bottle Of Wine – to help us know when to spend over $12, and when to show up with box in hand. Good luck.

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Guide To Using The Office Microwave

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We’re all in this together, office drones. And never is proper office etiquette and consideration for your coworkers more important, than at the shared microwave.

So, if you’re one of the self-absorbed and smell-impaired… Let us let you in on a little secret. If you reheat leftover seafood in the office microwave, your coworkers hate you. Have a nice lunch.

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