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Science of Subway Banana Bread in Canada

Mmmmm, a delicious six-inch Subway sub with a side of chemicals said to be used in yoga mats and shoe soles. The U.S. sub sandwich chain said it’s working to remove an ingredient called azodicarbonamide from its bread. Turns out, the chemical additive is also in the Canadian sandwich and officials here are in the process of eliminating it from …

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McDonalds Loses Its Taste for Novelty

You could say 2013 was a year of experimentation for McDonald’s (MCD): Fish McBites came out in February, McWraps in March, and Mighty Wings in September—all relative novelty items for the fast-food giant. All that innovation amounted to a 0.2 percent drop in U.S. same-store sales over the year. Maybe that’s why for its first permanent addition to the menu …

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Vietnam’s first McDonalds serves 400,000 customers in a month

Vietnam’s largest city Ho Chi Minh attracts thousands of adventurous travelers each year who come specially to experience the French colonial architecture, life on the bustling Saigon river and – of course – the world-famous cuisine. But now there is a surprising new addition to Ho Chi Minh’s culinary offerings: McDonald’s. America’s most famous fast food joint set up its …

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McDonald’s: Sonic sees oppurtunity to eat lunch

Cliff Hudson, Sonic Corp.’s chief executive and president would tell you to see Sonic’s opportunity as against McDonald’s on being asked about his plans to grow the chain. Hudson said that McDonald’s initiatives (such as revamping its stores, changing the way it prepares food and expanding its Mc Cafes) have run out of steam and the company has yet to …

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McDonald’s Testing McCafé

McDonald’s Corp. already is test marketing its McCafé bagged coffee in U.S. supermarkets very well. McDonald’s and Kraft Foods Group last year told that testing would begin in 2014. But looks like retail sales already have quietly begun in selected locations. One location is the Wegmans supermarket in Mechanicsburg, Pa., near Harrisburg, where McDonald’s McCafé brand is currently well represented. …

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Makeup: 3 tips to shape and illuminate the face

1. The golden rule: brighten the skin to attract attention The goal is to bring to light key areas we want to highlight (like cheekbones) and shade areas we want to avoid highlight (round cheeks, forehead too, etc.. ). It is not to transform, but to give a boost to nature by building on our strengths. Moreover, the experts all …

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Organic coconut oil: Your skin’s best winter companion

(NC) — As the temperature continues to drop, you have probably noticed the negative effects on your skin as it becomes dry, flaky and itchy. Walking down the aisles of the store, it’s quickly apparent that the choices of lotions and potions to stop dry skin are endless, but which product should you choose? There’s one superfood solution that is …

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Give her a piece of jewellery from the heart

(NC) Surprises are the best kind of gift — and for Valentine’s Day, a heart-shaped jewellery surprise takes it to another level. “You may notice that every year, the leading retailer, Pandora, adds to its Valentine collection of pendants, charms, rings and earrings — and all of them are modestly priced,” says Janette Ewen, a Canadian style expert. “And this …

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Louis Vuitton autumn/winter 2014 Paris Fashion Week

The amalgamation of one of the world’s biggest luxury and fashion brands with one of the most creative designers was always going to provoke an electrical storm of anticipation. So much so that when Nicolas Ghesquière’s first outfit sauntered down the catwalk at Louis Vuitton this morning, not a single one of the pictures made it through Paris’s shaky phone …

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Nicolas’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton

Nicolas Ghesquiere’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton proved to be the high point of the Paris Fashion Week. He definitely did steal the show and numerous hearts with his work. All were waiting for the time when the directional-yet-wearable collection would make its red carpet debut. The bigger wait was to see who would wear it. Speculations came to a …

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