NY TIMES: A Shocking Way (Really) To Break Bad Habits
"As the name suggests, the $199 Pavlok, worn on the wrist, uses the classic theory of Pavlovian conditioning to create a negative association with a specific action. Next time you smoke, bite your nails or eat junk food, one tap of the device or a smartphone app will deliver a shock. The zap lasts only a fraction of a second, though the severity of the shock is up to you. It can be set between 50 volts, which feels like a strong vibration, and 450 volts, which feels like getting stung by a bee with a stinger the size of an ice pick." Read full story.
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CNN: Republic Of Tea Organic Tumeric Ginger Tea Recalled
"Tea drinkers, take note: If you've got organic turmeric ginger green tea from the Republic of Tea sitting on your shelf, take a look at the label. The company is voluntarily recalling it because one lot of its organic ginger ingredient might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria." Read full story.
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CNN: Foster Farms Recalling Chicken Nuggets
"Foster Farms is recalling more than 220,000 pounds of its cooked frozen chicken nuggets distributed throughout the Western United States. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the chicken "may be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber materials." Read full story.