Burger King makes cage-free eggs, pork promise
In a boost to animal welfare activists looking to get livestock out of cramped cages, Burger King will be the first major U.S. fast-food chain to give all of its chickens and pigs some room to roam.
On Wednesday, the world’s second-biggest burger chain pledged that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017, hoping to satisfy rising consumer demand for humanely produced fare and increase its sales in the process.
Other companies have made similar but less broad announcements this year, part of an industrywide shift to consider animal welfare when buying food supplies.
“Even if you’re buying a burger, you want to buy it from someone you like and respect,” said food industry analyst Phil Lempert, who writes a daily industry newsletter. “It’s proven that consumers are willing to pay a little bit more for fairness, whether it’s to humans or animals.”
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Here’s a list of things women wish their men would do.
Okay guys, here’s your chance to be a romantic!
1Send flowers to her (for no reason at all!). Flowers anywhere are good! 2Just a card is fine! Women love cards. Make one yourself.3Hug her. If she is upset, pull her in for a hug rather than a kiss. This will let her know that you’re there for her rather than making her feel like she has to satisfy you with kisses in her time of need.4Put your arm around her waist when you walk; don’t do the casual “arm around her shoulder”. Alternatively, hold her hand.5Make love to her. Have music playing, lights dimmed, rose petals, and lingerie.6Give her little gifts or surprises. Little things mean the most.7Play with her hair, but don’t be annoying.8Never be afraid to ask her how far she is willing to go romantically. She wont have to worry about you taking advantage of her, and she will be excited to go however far with you!9Put your arms around her waist when you are standing behind her.10Sleep Read more
11 ‘Mundane’ Things Men Do that Make Us Want Them
If you believe romance novels, the only things that turn women on are long walks, moonlit meals, and sex by candlelight (Enya for the win!). In fact, women are so much more complicated than that.
A man may get turned on by the mere sight of his nude wife. Porn gets his engine revved in a hurry and, though many men also have unique turn-ons, we women tend to get fluffed about things that may SEEM mundane to the average eye.
If you have ever seen a joke book on “porn for women” that includes men in aprons cooking dinner, then you know what I mean. We ladies have a host of seemingly mundane turn-ons that really get us going. In that spirit, here is a list of 11 mundane things that men do to drive us wild:
Wash the dishes:
This may be the ultimate female cliche, but it’s so true. When your man gets sudsy and does it without being asked, it does put a lady in the mood.
Take a work call:
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Stealing her man: Is it worth it?
By Monica Bullock
Is stealing a man just a power trip?
Momma had a name for women who seduced men away from their wives – homewreckers!
In her time, women like Elizabeth Taylor exuded a potent sexuality that women privately coveted for themselves but hated in others. Now we watch the sexual shenanigans of stars like Angelina Jolie and LeAnn Rimes play out shamelessly in headlines every day. Stealing a man isn’t anything new but this practice does carry a stigma, at least for the woman, that is hard to shake. So is stealing her man worth it?
It’s true that he can’t be “stolen” if he isn’t willing to go; however, it doesn’t have to be you that leads him away. Before you hone in on your prey, consider these factors.
You may never trust him.
Your game plan was a success! You shot the arrow and won the prize. Now what? Once your hormones calm down, you’ll be ready to settle down. Can you trust him? If he cheated on her, couldn’t he cheat on you? Read more
We Can Stop Pretending to Be Dumb Around Men
By Gena Kaufman, Glamour magazine
If that headline filled you with rage the likes of which you haven’t felt since watching Peggy’s office struggles in season one of Mad Men (OK, any season), great. You’ve got common sense, and if you were lucky, you grew up knowing women could have intellectual achievements AND a love life.
But Stephanie Coontz’s recent piece in the New York Times addresses the fact that for many women, choosing between an education and a husband was once a depressingly necessary choice. Some noteworthy points from the article:
The previously bad:
In the mid-20th century, the tendency for men to marry “down” and women to marry “up”, in terms of education, became prevalent. Possibly because Popular Science Monthly advised that educated women were too self-assertive to be able to love, honor and obey as wives should.
Women were once advised to “play dumb” to attract men-and with practical Read more