Blue Bell Shuts Down Ice Cream Factory After Deaths


Blue Bell Ice Cream has voluntarily suspended operations at an Oklahoma production facility that officials had previously connected to a foodborne illness linked to the deaths of three people, the company announced Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people throw away any Blue Bell products made at the company’s plant in Broken Arrow, Okla., even if some has been eaten without becoming sick. Products made at the facility will have the… Read the rest of this Read more [...]

New NG Book By Dan Buettner- THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People


“A well-organized game plan for a long and well-lived life … The results, as reported here, are both impressive and persuasive … This is a thoughtfully presented and well-written guide from which anyone — no matter where he or she is in the journey to better health — can benefit.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review  “An ideal way to learn how to live longer and better is to study people who are doing just that. Dan distills the deepest insights from the Blue Zones to light our path.”—Dr. Read more [...]

Is the dress white and gold or black and blue? Photoshop says ‘both’


Social media is going crazy over a dress that might be black and blue or white and gold.  The dress first appeared on Tumblr with the caption, "guys please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the f**k out." Here is the dress. In short, some people see a dress that is blue and black, some see a dress that is white and gold, and some see one combination and later see another. According to one poll on Buzzfeed, 74% see Read more [...]

Pabst Blue Ribbon Just Became “Pabst Blue Russian”


Late Thursday, Oasis Beverages, a Russian-based brewer and distributor, announced that it was purchasing the entire portfolio of Pabst Blue Ribbon products—including PBR. In a prepared news release, Eugene Kashper, the founder and chairman of Oasis Beverages said, “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand—it represents individualism, egalitarianism, and freedom of expression—all the things that make this country great.”  Pabst Blue Ribbon will Read more [...]

The Boutique Hotel Beauty of the Blue City


For a central jumping-off point to the many jewels of the Indian state of Rajasthan—think Indus Valley ruins, tiger reserves, and a UNESCO-certified bird sanctuary—look no further than Raas Jodhpur. Located at the foot of an immense 17th-century fort in the city of Jodhpur, the 39-room boutique hotel is a spectacular mashup of old and new. The four largest suites sit in a 200-year-old sandstone building that once housed a ruling-class family. Each retains the original stonework but Read more [...]

New NG Book- BLUE HOPE: Exploring and Caring for Earth’s Magnificent Ocean


WASHINGTON (Aug. 12, 2014)—National Geographic, in collaboration with La Mer, a renowned luxury skin care brand that supports ocean conservation through its Blue Heart initiative, is publishing a new book this fall that pays tribute to the importance of the ocean. Authored by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and oceanographer Sylvia Earle, BLUE HOPE: Exploring and Caring for Earth’s Magnificent Ocean (National Geographic Books; 978-1-4262-1395-3; Sept. 9, 2014; hardcover; $ 35) combines Read more [...]

Babe Ruth’s Granddaughter Throws out First Pitch for Blue Jays Game


The Toronto Blue Jays were celebrating Canada Baseball Day at the Rogers Centre on Sunday for their game against the Detroit Tigers, and they had a special guest to throw out the first pitch. Linda Ruth Tosetti, Babe Ruth's granddaughter, threw out the first pitch before Sunday's game. It wasn't the best throw, but then again she isn't a Hall of Fame baseball player like her grandfather was. [MLB.com] Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]