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Chocolate reigns supreme

The word aphrodisiac comes from the name Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and belief in the power of aphrodisiac foods dates back to ancient times. Foods purported to contain Aphrodisiac qualities include: artichokes, avocados, bananas, chocolate, garlic, ginger, honey, oysters, pine nuts and vanilla.

Green M&M goes interactive

Now here's a great idea. Green M&M makes her debut today, with a Valentine's Day tie-in for the product, appearing on some 25 national and local talk shows, interacting with and being interviewed by hosts in a unique marriage of technology and media, reports Creativity Online.

Build a better mousetrap

Wasabi flavored sorbet, powdered peanut butter, beer with nicotine and hot dogs coated with yogurt were among 2007's worldwide build a better mousetrap innovations, as determined by Naples, N.Y.-based Datamonitor's Productscan Online database. Each launch offers new to the world product benefits with the potential to change or shape consumer...

Happy Lunar New Year

Today ushers in 4705, and the Year of the Rat, the first sign in the Asian Zodiac. Unlike the Western world, which associates rats with filth and disease, in Chinese culture they are traditional symbols of incoming wealth and prosperity.

FDA budget advances food safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, requested nearly $2.4 billion to protect and promote public health as part of the President's fiscal year (FY) 2009 budget, a 5.7 percent increase over the budget that the FDA received for the current...

Touchdown for moms

The Super Bowl has always been thought of as a guy's thing. Despite the fact that 45 percent of the audience is women, almost all the ads run on the broadcast have been targeted to men.  This year, there is going to be a slight change with a number of...

Multitasking media

How much media can any one person consume?  As a technologically-impaired geezer, I like to do one (two, when desperate) things at the same time. But according to BIGresearch's latest Simultaneous Media Survey (SIMM 11) of 15,727 people, I'm in the minority.

Size matters

"Consumers tell us that the reigning in of portion sizes is the cornerstone of any successful weight management strategy: just over half (56 percent) of those who have dieted to lose weight say they adjusted portion sizes as part of their most recent dieting strategy," writes Laurie Demeritt, president &...

Buzz about caffeine

According to the National Coffee Association, more than 166 million Americans, or one out of every two, “drinks coffee at least daily." That translates to 400 million cups a day, or more than 146 billion cups per year, and makes the U.S. the leading consumer of coffee worldwide.

What’s a mom’s job worth?

CEO and CFO compensation is a hot topic in every organization, especially if company shares are stagnant or falling. But even more controversial is the lack of compensation for the chief mom officer, who doesn't get a paycheck.