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Junior Mints®. Let’s Sue the Slackers.

Junior Mints®, a brand name since 1949, has been slapped with a lawsuit. No. There’s no listeria outbreak, salmonella poisoning or Red Dye Number 2 involved. No one has gotten sick, died or suffered a burn from the cool minty flavor. So why would someone from New York want to sue Tootsie Roll® Industries (owner of Junior Mints®)? Correction. Why would some attorney try to…

Texas v. Georgia–March Madness goes Nuts for Pecans

The farm to fork craze around America brings a battle between Texas and Georgia for the best pecans ever. For state promotion, we’ve got to give the race to Georgia. The Georgia Commission on Pecans has a fabulous website filled with articles about the health benefits of pecans, fun trivia, and my favorite…recipes! Georgia Pecans on my Mind…. First a few facts. February is American […]

Super-Neptune

Planet Alert! There’s a new kid on the block—only 11 million years old, and five times the size of Earth. Talk about new and improved! This cosmic toddler is a mere babe in the woods compared to our 4.5 billion year old Earth. Bigger than Texas. Reading about planets and stars doesn’t take away the mystery as much as it puts our existence into perspective….

Pomp & Circumstance and Tractors: Where else but in Washington DC

Did anyone miss the pomp and circumstances on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20? Wait. Don’t stop reading. This piece is both non-partisan and fun! Admittedly, after so much election news, gossip, and drama, I did not follow the ceremony. But, thanks to digital media, there’s coverage galore. I’m not much for ceremony, but, while perusing RFD-TV’s website, I found a part of the parade that…