We’ve all heard that non-diet soda is harmful in many ways: too much sugar, caffeine, empty calories, leads to weight gain, tooth problems, etc. But what about diet soda? Surely diet soda, with little to no calories and a similar taste is much better for you than non-diet, right? Well, maybe not…Read the full article here.
Basically, diet soda is just artificially colored water + chemicals, including phosphoric acid and caramel color. But this gross sounding mixture may not be as harmless as was once thought, as there has been a correlation found between diet soda and heart trouble, as well as many other health problems.
For a beverage that sounds innocent and prides itself on being a “healthier” alternative, diet soda seems just as scary and unnecessary to us! We’ll be sticking to water!
Do you drink diet soda, or ANY soda, or have you given up? Does any of the information in the article surprise you? Tell us your opinions on our Facebook page, we’re curious what you all think!
An interesting article in MotherJones (March/April 2012) caught our attention. A writer, Mac McClelland went undercover at Amalgamated Product Giant Shipping Worldwide Inc., which is an online retail shipping factory. In her story, she describes the business practices of the warehouse, which are pretty shocking. Read the full article here.
Naturally upon reading this article, the first instinct is to feel shocked. These people are working in inhuman conditions at a ridiculous speed, every single day. But, when you consider that everyone expects their orders to be fulfilled twice as fast for half as much money, it begins to make sense why the company is demanding this much of it’s employees. The lack of jobs, especially in the areas where these warehouses are located, also explains why there will always be people willing to do this sort of labor, no matter how intensive or wrong it might be.
It really makes you think about the human cost of free shipping… What is it worth to you? Facebook us and let us know