Burn Off Candy Calories!

Are you one to indulge in Halloween candy?!?! Good news, you can burn off those candy calories and have fun, or even be productive, at the same time!!!! Apparently, the average amount of popular candy -- one Almond Joy Snack Size Bar, one Reese's Peanut Butter Cup or six Tootsie Rolls -- is about 100 calories. To burn... Continue Reading →

Avoid a Halloween birth!?

A new study suggests that women may be avoiding giving birth on Halloween!!  Yale scientists looked at the numbers of spontaneous, Caesarian and induced births in the two week period surrounding the holiday, and found a clear dip in babies born on October 31. The study, Influence of Valentine's Day and Halloween on Birth Timing,... Continue Reading →

Ottawa-Centric Costumes!

Still looking for that last minute costume for tonight?! Why not represent Ottawa while doing so!!   Here are a couple ideas: 1) The Golden Palace Eggroll.  2) Rogue Senate Page.  All you need for this one is a black suit, white gloves, and a "Stop Harper" sign. 3) Green Bin.  They're only $30 or... Continue Reading →


The CEO of a New Jersey company who was upset that there was no milk for his coffee threatened to fire employees who finish off the office milk supply and don't replenish it!! I'm not kidding!!  Beckerman Public Relations executive Keith Zakheim wrote in an e-mail, "I have repeatedly requested until I am blue in... Continue Reading →

Starbucks scared of coffee shortage!

Starbucks is thinking ahead... concerned that climate change could pose a risk to the future coffee bean supply, they are apparently making some alternate plans! The problem is that coffee bean farmers are already seing the effects of climate change (changing rainfall patterns, severe weather, the presence of new pests...) and Starbucks is afraid that if conditions continue... Continue Reading →


Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job?! How would you do it?! A hotel worker in Providence, Rhode Island posted a video online showing his dramatic approach to resigning from his job. In the video "Joey" -- who censors his full name -- hands his boss a letter before marching out as a marching band plays... Continue Reading →

Sprinkle those Doritos!

The creator of Doritos, Arch West, passed away a couple weeks ago at the age of 97. When time for the service rolled along, the family's plans were to toss chips onto his urn before it was covered in dirt at the graveside. YES -- they sprinkled doritos on their dead dad!!! Mr West was in marketing with Frito-Lay in... Continue Reading →

Say it ain’t so!

Oh how I love peanut butter! So this news is just like a bullet through my heart... or wallet!! In the last year, the price of peanuts has gone from $450 a ton to $1,150!! That's a 62.5% jump in price in one year!! By consequence, this means the price of peanut butter is about to sky-rocket. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!... Continue Reading →

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