During one of his infamous Power Juicer infomercials from the early 1990s, a stunningly fit-for-his-age Jack LaLanne declared, “That’s the power of the juice!”
Mr. LaLanne, known as the Godfather of Fitness, lived to be 96 and swore that juicing had transformed him from an ill and frail teenager into the fitness extremist who, well into his golden years, took a liking to towing boats while swimming shackled and handcuffed.
When it’s not offering you downloads of Snow Patrol, the Starbucks app is busy being vulnerable to hackers. A flaw was recently discovered by researchers that showed people’s passwords and usernames aren’t properly secured in the iOS app.
WHY? am I doing this challenge? Or WHY? will I do any challenge in the future? Because I LOVE being human and I LOVE the privilege of being able to ask the question WHY? in the first place!
- Beautiful Existence, the eater of 365 days of Starbucks (or Starbucks-related) foodstuff.
There’s been some buzz recently about the Washingtonian mother of two, Beautiful Existence (yup, that’s her real name), who ate only Starbucks products for an entire year, spending $500-600 a month on Tazo teas, Frappuccinos and those weird cold sandwiches that taste like plane food. But this is just part of a larger theme of Ms. Existence’s to become perhaps the most obsessive human being alive.
Food and Drink
Out with the massive, crumbly cookies, and in with the kind of tiny loaf cakes we can imagine on Marie Antoinette’s table. Read More
We were thrilled–thrilled!–to find out that Starbucks would apparently start offering Butterbeer, the savory drink served up in Harry Potter. (Anything to bring us a little closer to the world of J.K. Rowlings, without whom the universe is a cold and unfeeling place.)
But like everything else in Muggle reality, this rumor quickly transmogrified into crushing disappointment.
Starbucks will expand into new territory with the opening of a 1,700-square-foot “tea bar” on the Upper East Side.
Teavana Fine Teas + Teavana Tea Bar opens tomorrow at 1142 Madison Avenue. The 11,000-store coffee giant bought the 300-store strong tea emporium brand last year. The Manhattan location will sell drinks priced between $3 and $6 and snacks and small plates between $3 and $15.
The president of a local gun advocacy organization is fuming over a new Starbucks policy that asks patrons to leave their firearms behind when they enter its stores.
“I think that it’s a matter of entrapment,” Tom King, the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, told YNN’s Capital Tonight.
“What happens if by chance you’re in the store and you have a pistol with you and a cop comes in and sees the pistol or he’s questioning you about something and you tell him you have a pistol?” he asked.
A lawsuit filed in Federal Court last week alleges that Starbucks discriminates against the deaf by refusing to serve them, ejecting them from their stores and making fun of the way they speak.
Twelve plaintiffs, most of whom are deaf and use sign language, filed the suit after encountering repeated acts of discrimination at multiple Read More
Say Hello to 'Philip'
The tip situation at Starbucks is a bit ajar.
Starbucks baristas in New York have banded together to fight a company policy that forces them to share their tips with higher-salaried employees, such as assistant managers and shift supervisors.
“This case goes way beyond Starbucks—this would be a huge win for the restaurant industry in Read More
Turns out Derek Jeter lacks imagination when it comes to things that are not sports or women.
The Uber-Yankee has been caught trying to hoodwink employees in a Greenwich Village Starbucks into believing he’s a man called Philip, according to The New York Post. The plan may have failed when they released he’s Read More