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Good morning. The Golden Globes will be awarded this evening in a ceremony that will not resemble earlier, boozier incarnations of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual recognition of the shows and films its members were lobbied to herald. Amy Poehler will anchor the broadcast from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, with Tina Fey joining her from the Rainbow Room in New York. The nominees will join via screens in their homes. (Stars, they’re just like us.)

In search of normalcy and silly-season fun, I’ll watch with a platter of loaded nachos, potato chips, clam dip and spicy

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Since Feb. 15, at least 40 people have reported becoming ill after eating at an Arby’s restaurant in Springfield, IL. Health officials are investigating and an inspection on Feb. 25 still showed a food temperature violation.

Officials have not yet found the cause of the illnesses.

The Sangamon County restaurant inspection records show the original complaint about the Arby’s on Dirksen Parkway came in and was investigated on Feb. 23. Inspectors have gone back for four “spot checks” since then.

County records show the temperature violation found on Feb. 24 involved unrefrigerated sauces. Those sauces will now be stored in

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Pouring glasses of absinthe — Photo courtesy of iStock / IngaIvanova

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ve heard a thing or two about absinthe. And chances are, if you’re reading this, almost everything you’ve heard about absinthe is wrong.

The Green Fairy – as it’s famously called – has been romanticized as the muse of la belle époque, giving inspiration to everyone from Oscar Wilde to Arthur Rimbaud. It’s been villainized as the spirit that drove Van Gogh insane. And, above all, it’s notorious for being the liquor that caused people to run around the streets of Paris hallucinating

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The Food and Drug Administration has yet to take any action, despite having spent three years quietly exploring the issue of toxic contaminants in food during the Trump administration.

“This is not a baby food problem. This is a food problem,” said Tom Neltner, chemicals policy director at the Environmental Defense Fund, which has lobbied for more regulation of heavy metals.

The congressional report, released earlier this month by a House Oversight Committee panel, found that four major baby food brands — Beech-Nut, Gerber, Earth’s Best Organic and HappyBABY — sold products that their own internal testing showed contained arsenic,

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While air fryers offer a healthier take on fried foods, experts say some foods are better off not being air fried.

Foods that turn out delicious and crisp in an air fryer include some roasted veggies, pizza and even desserts. But, according to Consumer Reports, some foods do not turn out as good — like broccoli.

The time it takes for broccoli’s tough stems to become tender will leave the tops scorched and bitter-tasting, experts say. While the air fryer can cook a burger, it will come out looking gray

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Among consumer discretionary stocks, some food and beverage stocks were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 as restaurants closed for months and foodservice orders consequently plummeted. However, regardless of disease outbreaks, political upheavals, and the like, people still need to eat and drink, so these companies also have a built-in advantage for recovery. Looking ahead to the rest of 2021, three names in the sector stand out as ones Fools interested in these companies might want to consider: McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD), Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST), and The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO).

A big year for Big Macs?

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