Why all your favorite burger chains are going vegetarian

Why all your favorite burger chains are going vegetarian

Burger restaurants are beefing up their vegetarian options. As more customers go vegan or vegetarian, eateries such as Shake Shack, White Castle and Bareburger are adding more plant-based dishes to balance out their meaty menus. Shake Shack is introducing a new veggie…

‘Doctor’ gave rabies to child to treat behavioral issues

‘Doctor’ gave rabies to child to treat behavioral issues

A four-year-old boy named Jonah is at the center of a heated debate over the ethics of homeopathic treatment after receiving a diluted rabies solution administered by a “naturopathic physician” in Canada. In a blog post, naturopath Anke Zimmermann explained how she…

Curious bear trapped in car rescued by police

Curious bear trapped in car rescued by police

Turns out he wasn’t smarter than the average bear. A curious bear ended up needing help from police in Colorado on Monday after breaking into a vehicle and getting locked inside. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post they…

Miami’s hottest new restaurants for spring

Miami’s hottest new restaurants for spring

Novikov The first US branch of London’s celeb-magnet Asian-fusion restaurant Novikov debuts on Biscayne Bay in Downtown Miami this month. The brainchild (and namesake) of Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov, it serves a blend of Chinese and Japanese cuisine. As in its outposts…

Sex tips from Pamela Anderson and an Orthodox rabbi

Sex tips from Pamela Anderson and an Orthodox rabbi

It didn’t take long after meeting infamous Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson for Rabbi Shmuley Boteach to broach the subject of pornography. “She doesn’t believe that Playboy is pornographic — she considers it art. I respectfully disagree,” says Boteach, a celebrity holy man…

Your dog probably can’t predict earthquakes

Your dog probably can’t predict earthquakes

Can animals predict natural disasters? Lots of anecdotal evidence exists to suggest they can, with plenty of people claiming that their dogs or cats behaved erratically just prior to an earthquake. However, despite plenty of claims, a recent study suggests that animals…

‘Flower boobs’ are glitter boobs for hippies

‘Flower boobs’ are glitter boobs for hippies

Move over, glitter boobs. This festival season, Instagram models are pasting flowers on their breasts. Accessory designer Hanna Webb unwittingly started the sustainable trend by selling petals that stick to faces, which she sells on her online store Face Florals. But her…

How to know when you’re overindulging your kids

How to know when you’re overindulging your kids

Too much stuff, too much help, too little structure — it’s a trap that leads well-intentioned parents into making life as a grownup hard for their kids. Jean Illsley Clarke, the country’s foremost expert on childhood overindulgence — and its pitfalls —…

6 ways to get a legal high on 4/20

6 ways to get a legal high on 4/20

For potheads the world over, April 20 — a k a “420,” the numerical cannabis-related nickname that originated as police code for “marijuana smoking in progress” — is the prime day to spark up. But those who don’t indulge needn’t be left…

Teen gives his mom the prom she never had

Teen gives his mom the prom she never had

An 18-year-old Texas student took an unexpected date to one of high school’s biggest nights of the year: the senior prom. Joe Moreno of Corpus Christi took his mother, Vanessa, to prom at Collegiate High School on Friday — officially keeping a…

The terrifying science behind getting sucked out a plane window

The terrifying science behind getting sucked out a plane window

During a terrifying Southwest flight that suffered a midair engine explosion Tuesday, a passenger was “partially sucked out” of the airplane’s window after a piece of shrapnel reportedly broke through, leaving one person dead and seven others injured. While movies often depict…

Whole Foods worker plans 9th Mount Everest climb

Whole Foods worker plans 9th Mount Everest climb

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn’t have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times — and hopes to…

Tumbleweeds are taking over this town, engulfing homes

Tumbleweeds are taking over this town, engulfing homes

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — High winds raking Southern California left one community buried in tumbleweeds. Residents of Victorville in the high desert northeast of Los Angeles had to call the city for help when tumbleweeds piled up Monday. Victorville spokeswoman Sue Jones tells…

Natural wines and forced sharing are ruining dining out

Natural wines and forced sharing are ruining dining out

New York City’s dining scene is filled with nuisances — some due to sloppy management, others to penny-pinching to offset skyrocketing rent, labor and food costs. Here are the worst I’ve encountered lately. Useless Web sites Although open nearly a month, Omar…

Three boozy ‘lap dancers’ brawl at 30,000 feet

Three boozy ‘lap dancers’ brawl at 30,000 feet

Three girlfriends were pulled apart by a jet’s cabin crew — in a boozy brawl at 30,000 feet. The trio, thought to be lap dancers, scrapped, tore one another’s hair out and left one with a bloodied face. Their drunken swearing had earlier…

E. coli outbreak traced to lettuce from Arizona

E. coli outbreak traced to lettuce from Arizona

A multistate E. coli outbreak has sent at least 22 people to the hospital, prompting health officials to advise consumers across the country to throw out any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, including prepackaged salads and salad mixes. The outbreak has been traced…

Documentary explores Israel’s discriminatory ‘ancestral sin’

Documentary explores Israel’s discriminatory ‘ancestral sin’

JERUSALEM — An electrifying new documentary series on the problematic integration of Middle Eastern Jews by Israel’s European founders in the 1950s has reopened old wounds of an ethnic divide within Judaism ahead of the country’s 70th anniversary festivities. While Israel is…