Teens Sarcastically Use Hash Tag #ThanksMichelleObama To Vent About Gross School Lunches

(PCM) Teens across the nation have sarcastically began using the hash tag #ThanksMichelleObama to vent their frustrations and utter disgust with the very gross and unappetizing “healthy” lunch options being offered in their schools.

Seriously, a lot of the food pictured in the images posted by the teens on social media looks like some kind of animal slop, certainly not an appetizing and healthy lunch that we would expect our school children to be receiving. School lunches have to comply with the USDA food regulations which are highly supported by First Lady Michelle Obama who continues her fight against childhood obesity. It seems now that teens are getting fed up with their disgusting looking options and are beginning to demand higher quality and more appetizing food. We are curious to see how the power of social media will play out in this particular scenario.

According to Buzzfeed, Michelle Obama said that she would fight until the bitter end to make sure that every kid in this country continues to have the best nutrition that they can have. The USDA regulations limit the amount of calories, fat, sugar and sodium that can be contained in the meal.

The “healthy” food options appear to be backfiring however and many students are refusing to eat lunch at all which in turn causes the schools to lose money. We definitely can’t say we blame them!  Those meals look nasty!

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Passenger On An Overseas Flight Racks Up Over $1,000 in Wifi Charges

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(PCM) Any of us who deal with cell phone data plans know just how expensive those pesky data overage can be, but could you imagine getting charged over $1,000 dollars in data fees?

A traveler by the name of Jeremy Gutsche was on a flight from London to Singapore when at the conclusion of the flight he was hit with the surprise charge for in-flight WiFi in the amount of $1,171 dollars.

Gutsche was sure there had to be some kind of mistake. He admitted that he had signed up for the 30 megabyte Internet plan that was priced at $28.99. He also knew that he would be responsible for any data used above that limit. He was shocked to learn that viewing roughly 155 pages while in flight, mainly checking email and uploading a PowerPoint document had racked him up $1,142 dollars in overage charges.

Gutsche was flying on Singapore Airlines and when he reached out to them in an attempt to rectify the issue he was sadly informed that he is indeed responsible for the full amount of money. The airlines WiFi provider OnAir is based out of Switzerland and claims that their process for purchasing WiFi is totally transparent and passengers are given the opportunity to end their sessions when they reach a certain limit.

OnAir also goes on to say that there is a graphic visible on the screen that allows passengers to view their data consumption at all times. They feel that Gutsche had to be doing something else other than just basic email checking to go that far over the data limit such as access a Cloud or downloading several heavy document attachments.

Either way it was a hard lesson learned for Gutsche and we certainly urge everyone who is going to be on a long flight to be sure to monitor their data usage very carefully.

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Barbie Has Some Realistic Competition With The Lammily Doll This Holiday Season

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(PCM) Finally, there is a doll are the market that is sure to give Barbie a run for her money, with her realistic proportions and average size measurements called Lammily.

The doll was created by 26-year old  Nickolay Lamm who launched a crowd-funding campaign last March to bring his vision of the “anti-Barbie” into production. The Lammily doll has hips, thighs, and a backside that are proportioned to appear like an average 19-year old woman.

Lamm came up for the idea for the doll in hopes that it would urge people to forget about their bodies in general and focus more on what they can do rather than what they look like. Lamm met his initial crowd-funding goal of $90,000 in just one day and raised over $500,000 in less than a month.

Of course, Lamm’s production time for the Lammily doll was perfect, as the dolls are now available for purchase just in time for the holiday shopping season. The dolls have fashion outfits and accessories available and are said to be a bit more “normal” than those made for Barbie. The outfits and accessories also celebrate cultural diversity among women.

Customers can also purchase reusable vinyl stickers to add “imperfections” to the doll such as acne, stretch marks, freckles, and temporary tattoos.

The dolls are selling for $25 a piece and feature the tag line “Time To Get Real”. Thus far, over 22,000 Lammily dolls have been ordered and those will begin to be shipped out next week.

Lam also adds, that he has plans to create a realistically proportioned boy doll sometime in 2015.

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Chris Hemsworth Is Voted People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive For 2014

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(PCM) Australian actor 31-year old Chris Hemsworth has just been named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2014.

The actor who is best known for his role as “Thor” in the “Avengers” film franchise is featured on the magazines cover which will hit newsstands this Friday.

After learning about the honor, Hemsworth told People “I think you’ve bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house. I can just say to her [wife Elsa Pataky], ‘Now remember, this is what the people think, so I don’t need to do the dishes anymore, I don’t need to change nappies. I’m above that. I’ve made it now.”

In the feature story, Hemsworth shares details about this strict diet and exercise plan, but also reveals that he does allow himself to have cheat days during which he can consume everything he is not supposed to such as hamburgers, pizza, beer etc.

Hemsworth and his wife have been married since 2010 and reside in Australia with their three children.

 

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Are We Really Running Out Of Chocolate? Say It Isn’t So!

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(PCM) It has recently been reported by some of the world’s leading chocolate manufacturers that we are actually eating more chocolate than they are able to produce. Several of the companies are even predicting that we may experience at worldwide shortage of chocolate in the near future.

The Washington Post has explained the shortage saying that we are already experiencing chocolate deficits, where farmers are producing less cocoa than the world eats and it is beginning to become the norm. The deficit continues to grow every year and by the year 2030 the predicted shortage of cocoa will be about 2 million tons.

Experts go on to explain that it is not just people’s appetite for sweets that has created the chocolate deficit as, disease, drought, and farmers replacing cocoa with more profitable plants such as corn or rubber have all played a role.

What is even scarier is the fact that it is being reported by Bloomberg that the demand for cocoa is on a path to be higher than the output by at least 1 million tons every decade for the foreseeable future. We are running out of chocolate at a very fast pace.

Makes us wonder if we should start stocking up now!

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