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5 Foods That Have More Sugar Than A Krispy Kreme Doughnut

Either you or someone you know has once upon a time, I’m willing to bet, said something along the lines of “I’m really trying to watch my sugar intake this week.” If that’s the route you want to go, more power to ya, healthy high fives and all of that. But you should know, there are more sugary things than a glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut, and they will not aid you in your sugar showdown, should you choose to consume them. [More]

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Test Your Internet Knowledge With Consumerist’s History Of E-Commerce Quiz

We’ve mentioned it before and now Pizza Hut is proudly crowing over it again: The chain is laying claim to the honor of the first purchase ever made on the World Wide Web — a mushroom, pepperoni and extra cheese pizza back in 1994 — which brings up a good point: How much do any of us really know about the history of e-commerce? Take Consumerist’s quiz to find out. [More]

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French Bakers Explain To Kanye West Exactly Why His Croissant Order Is Taking So Long

Before we get started, let’s all take out some grains of salt and cup them carefully during this entire experience. Ready? Okay: If you know who Kanye West is, you know he has a rather high opinion of himself. But despite the fact that he claims in the song “I Am a God” that he’s no mere mortal, that doesn’t mean he’s going to get his croissants faster than the laws of science will provide. This, according to a purported group of French bakers. [More]

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We’re So Glad Someone Thought To Chronicle The Evolution Of Concession Stand Nachos

There’s nothing quite like a concession stand container of nachos: its cup of orange, oozing, hot nacho cheese nuzzled up against the very tortilla utensils we use to scoop it up and deposit it into our eagerly awaiting mouths. But like so many foods and snacks out there, perhaps we’ve been taking this gooey goodness for granted. Thank goodness not everyone has been so remiss. [More]

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Chicken Processing Plant Worker: I Will Never Eat Fast Food Nuggets Again

While there are plenty of people who would rather not imagine where their food comes from, many of us would like to know more about how, for example, a chicken goes from clucking and pecking to one of four shapes of Chicken McNugget. During a recent “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit, a current employee of a Perdue chicken processing plant was glad to answer questions, as well as admit he or she will never eat chicken nuggets from a fast food joint ever again. [More]

McDonald's Location Introduces Digital Kiosk To Tell Customers Exactly What They're Eating

Sure, you’re eating at a fast food joint, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want to go for broke and pack in as many calories as you can. For those health conscious diners at one McDonald’s location in North Texas, perusing the nutritional info for each menu on the item will be a lot easier with the digital kiosk the franchise owner has installed. [More]

Worst Company In America Nominees And Their NCAA Equivalents

Worst Company In America Nominees And Their NCAA Equivalents

If you’re not up on college basketball but happen to be a Worst Company in America bracketologist, it’s possible to use your WCIA knowledge to generate a rooting interest in the NCAA Tournament, as well as vice versa. [More]

No, Apple Won't Engrave Swear Words On Your iPod

No, Apple Won't Engrave Swear Words On Your iPod

RedOryx and her sister both ordered shiny new iPods directly from Apple, and they made an annoying discovery: you can have pretty much anything engraved on the back of your iPod…as long as it doesn’t include any swear words. [More]

Rejoice Penguins, Wells Fargo Has An ATM In Antarctica

Rejoice Penguins, Wells Fargo Has An ATM In Antarctica

Wells Fargo is the undisputed leader in Antarctic banking thanks to a pair of ATMs at McMurdo station. Despite the monopoly, the bank acts as a benevolent despot by allowing non-customers to draw cash without a surcharge. But who replenishes the stock of $20s? What happens when the ATMs break? Wells Fargo VP David Parker explained it all in a recent interview. [More]

Why Don't I Get The Cash Discount For Gas When I Pay With My Debit Card?

Why Don't I Get The Cash Discount For Gas When I Pay With My Debit Card?

David writes that he recently had a confusing experience at a gas station, and he wanted some clarification. He’s used to receiving a cash discount when he pays with his debit card at gas stations, but came across a gas station owner who wouldn’t give a cash discount for anything but actual greenbacks. Are this gas station’s policies illegal, David wonders? [More]

Life Insurance Myths Debunked

Life Insurance Myths Debunked

Canadian finance blog Financial Highway is running a a financial mythbuster series, and the latest entry tackles life insurance. [More]

FTC Online Mall Teaches Tweens About Online Privacy, Scammers

FTC Online Mall Teaches Tweens About Online Privacy, Scammers

This month, the Federal Trade Commission unveiled You Are Here, a virtual mall where kids can learn to avoid online scams, spot misleading ads, and learn good habits to be smart consumers. [More]

Credit Score Myths Debunked

Credit Score Myths Debunked

Ray at Financial Highway goes Mythbusters on credit scores, revealing 7 myths about the financial benchmarks. [More]

Time To Formulate Your Black Friday Safety Strategies

Time To Formulate Your Black Friday Safety Strategies

Looking ahead to Black Friday, America’s annual equivalent of soccer hooliganism, Bargain Babe Julia Scott enlists the help of fellow blogger Suzanne O’Connor to compile some safety tips to keep in mind when you brave the ravenous deal-hunting crowds.

Testing Stuck Accelerator Survival Strategies

Testing Stuck Accelerator Survival Strategies

The recent recall of millions of Toyotas due to their floor mats’ unfortunate tendency to trap the cars’ accelerators, a flaw which has caused at least one confirmed horrific fatal accident, has caused people to wonder: if this happened to me, what would I do? Equipped with several different makes of cars and a test track, our colleagues at Consumer Reports Cars decided to play Mythbusters and put different stuck-accelerator survival strategies to the test.

What's The Difference Between A HELOC And A Second Mortgage?

What's The Difference Between A HELOC And A Second Mortgage?

Guest posting on the personal finance blog Budgets Are Sexy, Robert Sommers explains the difference between home equity lines of credit and home equity loans, which are also known as second mortgages.

Airport Payphone Charges $20 For 1-Minute Local Call

Airport Payphone Charges $20 For 1-Minute Local Call

Billy discovered how it can pay to read Consumerist. He was charged $20 for a pay phone call from an airport, but remembered our post last year about the NCIC credit card system’s exorbitant charges.

Practice Good Hygiene Or Be Shamed By The White House

Practice Good Hygiene Or Be Shamed By The White House

We at Consumerist understand the importance of washing your hands and practicing good hygiene. We’re also big fans of publicly humiliating people who endanger us with their gross germs. That’s why we love this video of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stopping a press briefing and scolding MSNBC reporter Chuck Todd for sneezing into his hand, instead of his elbow.