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The Daily Dish: Royal Relaxation: This Is Prince William and Duchess Kate’s Perfect Night In

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Prince William and Duchess Kate’s Perfect Night In

What does a night in look like for the royal family? Contrary to popular belief, Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton don’t sit around sipping Dom Pérignon or Pol Roger (as Queen Elizabeth does, daily) and noshing on caviar. On the contrary, according to an interview with BBC 1 Radio this week, the regal couple is way more likely to binge-watch Homeland while eating curry “takeaway” (known in the States as takeout). Unfortunately, their sneaky takeaway habits have to be redirected to a different address: The future king explained in the interview that, due to safety concerns, they won’t have the food directly delivered to Kensington Palace.

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Starbucks' 'Bring Your Own Cup' Promotion Gets Weird in China

Starbucks China decided to promote Earth Day on April 22 by offering free cups of coffee to customers who brought their own reusable cups. Not long after that, the Internet was full of photos of people standing in line at Starbucks carrying an increasingly absurd variety of oversized containers like basins, stew pots, and other receptacles that really stretched the definition of the word “cup” to an extreme degree. But it turns out that Starbucks had specified that the Earth Day promotion was for a free Tall-sized, 12-ounce coffee, and the parade of absurd containers had actually occurred well before Earth Day. The basins, water bottles, and tea pots were brought to Starbucks for a different event to test the limits of what Starbucks would fill with coffee, and everybody had paid for their absurdly large lattes.

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A Severe Lettuce Shortage Is Putting a Dent in Your Wallet

The end of California’s epic drought has cost farmers their bumper crops — and cost average consumers a few dollars more on their grocery store bills. Lettuce crops have been underwhelming this year, costing consumers around $1 more per head of leafy greens. The reason for the lettuce shortage, scientists say, is counterintuitive. After a decade-long drought finally broke and was followed by a warm winter, unusually rapid snow melt and heavy rains adversely affected California crops, drowning plants and rendering many leafy green crops useless. Although there are other regions in America that grow leafy greens (notably Arizona), California’s lettuce production accounts for about 71 percent of the total crop and can seriously sway the market one way or another.

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Blue Wine Is Coming to the United States

If you’ve ever been torn between choosing red or white wine, the struggle is over — Spain’s Gik wine, which combines both red and white wine grapes, is officially coming to the United States. The blue wine, which debuted last summer, is more than just a pretty, blue shade of alcohol. The idea to create the product stemmed from the company’s goal to create something “radically different” while making wine that’s “sweeter and easier to drink,” according to the company. The blue wine, which was originally only available in Europe, is now available for pre-order to be shipped in the America. The bottles start at $16.

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Bobby Flay Broke a Sweat at the London Marathon

This weekend, despite a busy schedule as a celebrity chef, Bobby Flay joined thousands of runners in the Virgin Money London Marathon. On Instagram, Flay posted a picture with his medal and wrote that he was able to finish the marathon in four hours and 28 minutes. “Not exactly @usainbolt speed but I hit the finish line and saw the gorgeous city of #london one step at a time,” Flay wrote in the caption. However, it wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision — Flay says that he trained for the marathon for five months, cutting out alcohol and even suffering some injuries along the way.

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