Yes, It’s Safe to Use a Public Grill. Here’s How to Do It. — Tips from The Kitchn

We had a rusty charcoal grill in the corner of our backyard growing up, but it was usually covered in spider webs and we only pulled it out once, maybe twice, a year. But being in temperate California weather, we could grill out more often than that, and we did. Where did we go instead? We packed up our food, headed to the beautiful parks in our neighborhoods, and happily used the public grills there.

For those of you who are scared of these well-used grills, I'm healthy and here to assure you that yes, it's fine and safe to use public grills. It just takes a little cleaning and know-how.


Do You Know the Secret Feature of the Iconic Red Solo Cup? — History of Important Things

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If you're attending a backyard barbecue, pool party, or any kind of group gathering this holiday weekend, chances are someone's going to offer you a beverage in a red Solo cup (or its off-brand ilk). Long before it was immortalized in song, the disposable, recyclable, and brightly colored plastic cup has been a de facto accompaniment to good times in the good old U.S. of A.

Here's why it's so iconic — including a secret that you may not know.


Watch Whole Foods Apologize for Overcharging Their Customers — Grocery News

Whole Foods was just slapped with massive fines by New York City, whose inspectors found rampant mislabeling and incorrect weights on many pre-packaged products, such as fruit and deli items. Now executives are apologizing right to you, the customer ... and insisting that all errors were accidental. Watch the video for yourself right here.


Club W Brings Wine to Your Door — Faith’s Daily Find 07.03.15

Club W Wine Subscription

• $45 for 3 bottles a month, plus shipping

Do you enjoy wine, but feel never quite sure what to buy? Do you spend long moments in the wine store, puzzling over labels? Club W wants to change that experience with a simpler approach that also happens to be a lot more fun. I tried out this wine subscription service, and here's how it went.


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