Welcome to March … the month of Daylight Savings, St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness and Spring Break. March is also Women’s History Month.
Pumpkin Spice season is over, and now Starbucks wants to head into March … with macchiatos.
Starting today, you can get either the Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato or the Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, which will be available all Spring. (Redbook)
CHICKEN OF THE … HUH?
Subway’s slogan promises you’ll “eat fresh.” but a new Canadian study is making people ask, “Fresh what?”
Researchers took samples of different fast food chicken sandwiches into a lab for testing and found that the sub giant’s “chicken” strips were only about 43% bird … with the rest made up of soy, water and “flavorings.”
As for the rest?
- A&W’s Chicken Grill Deluxe had 89.4% chicken DNA
- Wendy’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich scored 88.5%
- Tim Hortons’ Chicken Wrap averaged 86.5%
- McDonald’s Country Chicken scored 84.9%
Subway is disputing the results. (NY Daily News)
A Danish company has developed a “Fitbit”-style bracelet that allows men to feel what it’s like to be pregnant. Well, not really. But it does allow dad to know whenever the baby kicks in the womb.
Here’s how it works … The pregnant woman wears a “kick monitoring” device on her stomach that sends signals to the bracelet, which contains four small beads that apparently mimic the baby’s movements by rotating and pressing on the wrist of the person wearing it. (Huffington Post)
Speaking of pregnancy …
C-SECTION ISN’T BIRTH?
This will get your blood boiling … Recently, a mom’s Facebook post went viral after she posted a screenshot of her conversation with a birth photographer who refused to take the job because he or she doesn’t consider a C-section an actual birth! Here is the text conversation:
“A surgery isn’t birth, my dear,” the photographer told the mom. “You aren’t giving birth. You are having surgery to remove your baby from your abdomen. That is not birth no matter how you swing it, and I for one don’t want to be there to take pictures of it. If you decide to give motherhood a go from the get, let me know, and we can schedule your session.”
It gets worse. The photog ends the conversation with: “This motherhood job is hard. If I were you I would think twice about starting such a job by cutting corners so early in the game.” Wow. (Glamour)
Twitter recently – and quietly – rolled out a new feature that limit’s a user’s ability to tweet if they break certain rules, such as being abusive.
The new feature pretty much puts the user in a time out – where, at least temporarily, only people in his or her network can see their tweets. (Investopia)