August 25, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Joanna Fantozzi Published August 24, 2016 Facebook Twitter Email Print  (Universal Orlando) Universal Orlando’s highly anticipated Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen just hit a major legal snag prior to its grand opening. The Willy Wonka-inspired eatery has been slapped with a hefty $40 million lawsuit. Ohio resident Adam Limle claimed the chocolate factory and restaurant attraction was his original idea and that he had met with Universal executives for months to discuss the concept, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Limle said he even registered a trademark, The Chocolate Factory, LLC, back in 2014, but after extensive negotiations…

October 23, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Katie Rosenbrock Published October 20, 2015 Facebook104 Twitter72 Email Print Flickr/thedakotakid CC by SA 2.0 Next What exactly is it about abandoned places that attracts our attention in such a mystifying way? Is it their storied pasts? Their eerie aesthetics? The way they allow us to effortlessly engage our imaginations as we wonder about what they might have been like in their prime? “Certainly, there’s an aesthetic component to decaying buildings, an opportunity to enjoy these buildings outside of their original context and stumble upon unusual images that don’t present themselves in intact structures,” wrote i09 blogger Lauren Davis….

October 7, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Sheela Prakash Published October 06, 2015 Facebook716 Twitter328 Email Print iStock Next The addiction started eight years ago. I was visiting the Union Square Greenmarket for the first time, and there was a local beekeeper there. He had samples. Free samples. Lots of them. Up until then I’d only tasted the overly sweet, one-note honeys that line most grocery store shelves. But these honeys were different. They were nuanced and complex. They smelled like flowers. I bought a jar and brought it home. And ever since, I’ve been on a rampage, picking up a jar or two of local…

September 24, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Angela Carlos Published September 23, 2015 Facebook154 Twitter94 Email Print iStock Next While you sip on that pumpkin spice latte, consider these unusual pumpkin facts about your favorite fall produce. Maybe you want to know why pumpkins fit so effortlessly into sweet and savory dishes, like pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin pie. Perhaps you are curious about how early American settlers used this foreign gourd for cooking, or why we carve faces into pumpkins on Halloween. Pumpkins haven’t always been as popular as they are today. In fact, pumpkins were hardly eaten by people for a considerable part of the…

February 13, 2014 0Comment

Published February 12, 2014 FoxNews.com The Woody doll being patted down at Heathrow Airport. (JOHN HAZEN) Woody heading home via Heathrow after the ordeal. (JOHN HAZEN) Woody at Placa d’Espanya in Barcelona. (JOHN HAZEN) Woody probably would have made it through security if we had on his pocket knife. (JOHN HAZEN) Woody catching up on the media coverage of his episode with Heathrow security. (JOHN HAZEN) Next SlidePrevious Slide Don’t mess around with airport security when it comes to guns, even if it’s a tiny toy gun. Security staff at Heathrow airport confiscated a miniature six-shooter from a Woody doll from “Toy Story” fame because…

November 1, 2013 0Comment

By Michael Bartiromo, October 31, 2013 Reuters When you stop to think about it, Halloween is one of the strangest celebrations of the year. It’s a whole holiday built around ghosts and sugar.   READ: 10 Celebrities With Halloween Birthdays Weirder still is how it affects the behavior of nearly everyone in America, no matter their age. Kids dress up in silly costumes and parade around town collecting candy from complete strangers. College students dress up in silly costumes and parade around town getting drunk with complete strangers. And grown adults stay inside to watch the marathon of “Roseanne” Halloween specials on…

February 28, 2013 0Comment

Published February 27, 2013 The Daily Meal flickr/edenpictures,flickr/JPH—Juleskills 1New York City quarter-pounder.net 2Tokyo McDonald’s 3Roswell, N.M. interiorarcade.com 4Sydney damncoolpictures.com 5Ulsan, South Korea McDonald’s 6Dallas, Texas flickr/ turnerw82 7Taupo, New Zealand Next SlidePrevious Slide These days it seems like you can’t go anywhere in the world without being greeted by those familiar Golden Arches. Most McDonald’s are comfortingly identical: red and yellow color scheme, beige floors, plastic tables, cardboard cutouts of Ronald McDonald, and ball pits for the kids. Around the world, though, there are some pretty innovative examples of how creative franchise owners blend into (or stand out from) their…

December 4, 2012 0Comment

Published December 04, 2012 Real Simple     Edible gifts for food-lovers Unique and delicious picks for the foodies on your list from Real Simple’s 2012 holiday gift guide.   Certain people on your gift list would be absolutely delighted to receive a gift they could devour. No matter what they fancy (sweet? salty? savory?), we’ve (ahem) tasted an assortment of decadent gift-worthy finds. More from Real Simple Best Holiday Cookie Recipes 35 Easy, Elegant Recipes for Christmas Dinner What Is Your Most Unique Holiday Tradition 14 Simple, Beautiful Homemade Holiday Gifts Holiday Celebrations Around the World Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/12/04/16-edible-gifts-for-food-lovers/?intcmp=features#ixzz2E6K0hEr8

October 19, 2012 0Comment

By Carolyn Richardson and Leyla Shamayeva Let’s face it, knowledge really is power. Knowing what to eat, how to exercise and when to make it all work is great. But there’s a missing link that will help you bridge the gap between old habits and a healthier lifestyle. Aside from the basics of good nutrition and physical activity are some overlooked lifestyle tendencies that you must change if you really want to stay on track to a life of good health and wellness. Even when you’re doing everything right, these five mistakes could derail all your hard work. Lack of…

September 23, 2012 0Comment

By AOL Real Estate Editors  | Posted Sep 21st 2012 1:16PM 1 Comments 443200   Want to make your living room a little more cozy? Here’s an idea: Throw in a pit with hungry alligators snapping their jagged teeth at your feet. Well, not real ones, of course. But Russian-born artist Nikolaj Arndt can paint you a picture of them that looks pretty darn real — and that looks like those gators are leaping right out of your floor. Arndt is a street artist who lives in Germany, and he paints trompe l’oeil — French for “fools the eye” — pictures on floors…