What City Has Joined New York in the Quest to Ban Giant Sodas?
Looks like New York City is once again a trend-setter — its proposed ban on large sodas has made Cambridge, MA wonder whether it should follow suit.
Add Cigarette Butts to the Amazingly Long List of Items That Can Be Recycled
Discarded cigarette butts may seem disgusting, but they’re actually worth cash — they’re now being recycled into things like plastic pallets, guitar picks and even jewelry.
New York City Board of Health Weighing a Ban on Large Movie Popcorn
Look out, New Yorkers — Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Board of Health aren’t just after your large sodas. Now they want your bucket-sized popcorn and jumbo milkshakes, too.
Domino’s Celebrates Digital Ordering Boom With a Half-Off Deal — Dollars and Sense
For the first time, Domino’s Pizza racked up $1 billion in digital sales during a one-year period — and to celebrate, the chain is giving you half-off any pizza ordered online or using one of its apps.
Pizza Vending Machines and Bacon Sundaes Prove We’ll All Be Dead by Labor Day
Because Americans just aren’t quite fat enough, we’ll soon have two new things to work off at the gym: pizzas dispensed via vending machines and ice cream sundaes with bacon.
Average American’s Net Worth Drops to a Level You Won’t Believe — Dollars and Sense
According to a study done by the Federal Reserve, the net worth of the average American family dropped a stunning 40 percent between 2007 and 2010 — mostly because of the housing crisis.
New Movie Releases — ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’
Sci-fi adventure or family-friendly animated fun? Take your pick — those are the new offerings at the movies this weekend.
Disney World Raises Prices, Retains Title of ‘Most Expensive Theme Park’
Just days after a recent study indicated theme park attendance is rising, Disney has announced it’s bumping up admission prices at Disney World, thus allowing the Florida vacation spot to retain the dubious title of “most expensive theme park.”
Walmart Rolls Out Smaller ‘Express’ Stores — Dollars and Sense
Because Walmart doesn’t yet blanket enough of the US (and beyond), the retailer is now rolling out smaller versions of itself called Walmart Express stores. And they already seem quite profitable.
High School Senior Punished By Mommy After Tebowing at Graduation
When 17-year-old Chuck Shriner crossed the stage to pick up his high school diploma on Saturday, he took a knee and Tebow-ed the principal. The stunt got him a lot of laughs and applause from the parents and students in attendance, but it also got him a day of janitorial duty — and he left wit…
New Movie Releases — ‘Men in Black III’ and ‘Chernobyl Diaries’
If aliens and other creepy creatures are your thing, you’ll groove on this week’s new movie offerings.
Should You Buy Shares of Facebook? — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]
Everyone’s been buzzing about Facebook’s IPO for weeks. But as shares of the social networking site began trading on Friday, analysts warned that not everyone should jump into the fray.