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The Daily Dish: Hugh Jackman Breaks His ‘Wolverine’ Diet With Jimmy Fallon

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Hugh Jackman Breaks His ‘Wolverine’ Diet With Jimmy Fallon

For 17 years, Australian actor Hugh Jackman has played the role of Marvel Comics’ Wolverine, also known as Logan, in the X-Men franchise. And through nearly two decades, ten films, and a lot of shirtless scenes, Jackman has stuck to a strict diet in order to look the part — until now. To celebrate the release of Jackman’s last Wolverine film, Logan, on March 3, the actor took to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to celebrate and indulged in a giant bowl of pasta created by chef Mario Batali, along with a generous amount of wine. On the show, Jackman said that the Wolverine diet consisted of boiled chicken, broccoli, and cauliflower. "It's not like I never had a cheat meal, 'cause I did," Jackman said. "But for 17 years, I've kind of known, 'Well, next year, you gotta get into shape...' It kind of puts a bit of a damper on things."


MealEnders

This Lozenge Claims to Cure Your Overeating Habits

Anyone who has tried dieting knows that one of the biggest challenges is fighting hunger. MealEnders hopes to alleviate that problem with lozenges that are meant to “curb your enthusiasm for food” using behavioral science. The seemingly miraculous product will be showcased on an upcoming episode of Shark Tank, though it hasn’t yet been revealed whether any of the investors will bite. The “science” behind MealEnders, which you’re supposed to pop into your mouth when you’ve finished eating a reasonable amount of food, is simple. The small lozenges are comprised of two components: a sweet outer layer that is meant to emulate a meal-ending dessert, which triggers the reward center of the brain, and a second “cooling layer” that is supposed to engage the trigeminal nerve, responsible for the motor function of chewing among other things, and prevent overeating.


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René Redzepi Offers His Longtime Dishwasher a Share in Noma

Ali Sonko works at one of the most famous restaurants in the world, but he is invisible to most patrons. As the head dishwasher at Copenhagen’s just-closed Noma previously named The World’s Best Restaurant — for 13 years, Sonko, an immigrant from Gambia, may not be used to being recognized for his work. However, this past Friday, after Noma finished dinner service for the last time, chef and owner René Redzepi announced that Sonko, along with two other Noma employees — the restaurant's service director, Lau Richter, and manager James Spreadbury — will be joining him as business partners at the new iteration of Noma, which is set to open at the end of the year. “Ali is the heart and soul of Noma,” Redzepi said in a speech during the goodbye party for the restaurant.


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Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Has Cut Sales in Half and Cost Jobs

Last year, Philadelphia lobbied for (and won) implementation of a soft drink tax. The city’s soda sellers say that the 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax has reduced sales by half, and PepsiCo has been forced to cut jobs after their sales fell 40 percent in the city. The pattern is alarming to businesses that rely on consumer popularity of the sweet drinks. The sales tax is technically on the distributor side, but consumers are seeing their favorite drinks double in price due to the added costs. Philadelphia became the first major city last year to implement the soda tax, and other cities like San Francisco followed, with similar measures on the ballot in New York. Philadelphia’s tax went into effect on January 1.


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Get Your Pizza Faster With ‘Papa Priority’ from Papa John’s

If you’re a Papa John’s fan, you can now get your pizza a little sooner, but it’ll cost a bit extra.

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Recently, the pizza chain launched a new service that bumps certain orders to the front of the line for $2.99 at select locations, according to Associated Press. However, Papa John’s has a few conditions with its new “Papa Priority” service, according to the company website. The fee may vary based on date, time, or the chain’s sole discretion, and although the fee is paid in addition to the delivery fee, it doesn’t guarantee your order will be delivered within a certain time period or that it will be received faster than normal. The service is limited to five orders total each night per restaurant location.