Chocolate Milk the New Red Wine; School Kids Arrested for Food Fight

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Skim milk with flavonoid-rich cocoa may be almost just as good as red wine for reducing inflammation and potentially slowing or preventing the development of atherosclerosis, according to a new study.
[NY Times]

A new study suggests that exposure to high levels of BPA, the chemical found in thousands of everyday plastic products, causes erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems in men. The chemical has been detected in the urine of 93 percent of the U.S. population.
[Washington Post]

25 Chicago students, aged 11 to 15, were arrested after starting a food fight at school. Parents are questioning what seems like the criminalization of an age-old adolescent prank, as well as the legal and psychological ramifications of the arrests.
[NY Times]

A nameless restaurant on Queens Boulevard exists solely for the purpose of training hotel staff in the art of fine-dining service. The two-year-old training kitchen and restaurant serves members of the Hotel Trades Council union, who pay only $10 for their lunch.
[NY Times]

Can prisoners on death row really order anything for their last meal? The most popular request is a cheeseburger and fries. Steak, fried chicken, and ice cream are also common. Requests for filet mignon usually end up as a steak hamburger.
[Slate]


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