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For your perusal—five fascinating (well, to me) articles about food, eating, and dieting.

What’s your will-power quotient? As we all know, dieting takes will-power. But why isn’t it more steadfast? Why does your will-power desert you when you need it the most? This is Your Brain on No Self-Control” is the latest brain science that shows why your will-power is so willful.

Get the skinny on sugar—substitutes, that is. Start with consumer issues such as taste, choice, safety, chemical concerns, and so on and then find out the challenges that artificial sweeteners pose for manufacturers. These two articles cover the current landscape of pros and cons about sugar substitutes.

A scary fact: the typical household wastes one quarter of all perishable edibles that come into the kitchen. If you’ve ever had something go rotten in the fridge, it’s okay to ‘fess up now. It’s happened to us all, and apparently does so on a regular basis! “How to Prevent Food Waste: A Primer for Home Cooks” provides tips to help you “waste not, want not.”

Did you know that  the world’s most expensive hamburger sells for $295.00. It looks like a pretty ordinary beef patty and roll, but the list of ingredients defies sanity, in my opinion. What do you think? Oh yeah, and the price doesn’t include the tip.

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