Fast food was healthier in the 1980s

2019-03-01

Fast food isn’t getting any healthier. Portion size, calorie count and sodium in entrees, sides and desserts increased significantly at 10 of the top fast-food restaurants in the U.S., according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The findings show menusRead More →

These 3 surprising stocks are held in ESG funds

2019-02-11

Individual investors often rely on a company’s reputation to judge its performance in environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Institutional investors, by contrast, tend to take a more methodical approach in analyzing whether companies earn a favorable do-gooder rating. But investors might express surprise at some of the stocks thatRead More →

How marijuana companies can profit without selling pot

2019-02-10

Recreational marijuana is a new industry, which can lead to financial oddities. One of the most strange is that pot companies can claim profit based on little more than a guess about how much their cannabis is actually worth. International accounting rules followed by the top Canadian pot producers requireRead More →

This surprising hack could help you eat 30% fewer calories

2019-02-09

Weigh your dessert options carefully. Choosing an indulgent, high-calorie dessert — rather than something like fruit — could be a secret to eating fewer calories, according to research published online Thursday by the American Psychological Association. Researchers put either a healthy dessert like fresh fruit or a less healthy dessertRead More →

The perfect sip for a polar vortex

2019-02-02

The bottles: Inniskillin Icewine Niagara Estate (375 ml), $55 for 2017 Vidal, $80 for Gold Vidal 2016 The back story: What is the perfect sip for a polar vortex? Most folks would say a steaming mug of hot cocoa. But we think about wine — icewine, to be exact. AsRead More →