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 A McDonald’s Opens in Paris That Doesn’t Serve Burgers or Fries

McDonald’s is trying to appeal to the bourgeois sensibilities of the average Parisian by opening a McCafé that does not serve burgers or fries. The new Paris branch serves coffee, sandwiches, and more but with no sign of the original greasy fare the Golden Arches is known for, according to The Independent. People are describing it as Starbucks with better, fresher food selections. McDonald’s branding is nowhere to be found, with signs like “Great Club Sandwiches” and “Coffee Time” plastered on the walls instead of those arches. McDonald’s France has stated that it is “too early to tell” if this business model will be a success.

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Brisket Is Good for You, Scientist Says

Brisket may seem like a sinful temptation, but according to new research, it’s actually pretty healthy for you. A researcher at Texas A&M AgriLife, Dr. Stephen Smith, found that the meat has high levels of oleic acid and may increase levels of HDL, also known as “good cholesterol.” Other well-known healthy foods with high levels of oleic acid include olive oil, avocados, and peanut oil. Smith’s studies showed that most participants who were fed burger patties made of ground brisket five nights a week experienced improvement in their cholesterol levels. “Ground beef is not going to kill you,” Smith said in a statement.  

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This New App Ensures Your Child Won’t Ever Sit Alone at Lunch Again

Mean girls might say “you can’t sit with us,” but a new app says that you can. A once-bullied teenager has developed a smartphone app that ensures no student will ever stand awkwardly in the middle of the cafeteria by him- or herself again. The app, called Sit With Us, recruits students who volunteer as ambassadors to invite others to join them for lunch. Ambassadors take a pledge to be kind and welcoming to any student who joins their table.

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President Obama Honors José Andrés with National Humanities Award

Chef José Andrés — D.C.-based chef-restaurateur and anti-hunger activist— will be one of the recipients of the 2015 prestigious National Humanities Award presented by President Obama on Sept. 22. Andrés was selected among other well-recognized names in the arts like Morgan Freeman, Mel Brooks, and Wynton Marsalis. Andrés was born in Spain but became a U.S. citizen in 2013, after more than two decades of working and cooking in this country. Andrés’ name has been mentioned recently as the feud between him and Donald Trump continues, after he pulled out of his restaurant contract with the new Trump Hotel in D.C. following Trump’s controversial comments about immigrants.

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There Is Such a Thing as a Pizza-Themed Camp for Adults

A pizza-themed sleepover camp for adults may sound like pure fantasy but it’s a cheesy reality for lucky campers in Minnesota. Pizza Camp is an overnight stay in the wilderness featuring pizza-making classes, beer-drinking, canoeing, and archery lessons. No kids, plus unlimited pizza surrounded by lush wilderness… Are you green with basil-dotted envy yet? Campers arrived on Friday and left Saturday morning after breakfast.

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