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June 29, 2011
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Who Pays On A Date Depends On Your Looks. A new study found that men find it easier to imagine paying for dinner if their companions happen to be pretty (duh). Here is where it gets interesting, though: the more attractive a man is, the more women expect him to pay.

Who Pays On A Date Depends On Your Looks. A new study found that men find it easier to imagine paying for dinner if their companions happen to be pretty (duh). Here is where it gets interesting, though: the more attractive a man is, the more women expect him to pay.

FDA Issues US Sprout Warning. The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Evergreen Produce brand alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts. The sprouts are possibly linked to 20 reported cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in several states. The outbreak is not linked to the European one.

Membership in High-Deductible Health Plans on the Upswing.  Enrollment in high-deductible health plans grew from 10 to 11.4 million members in the year ending January 2011, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans. Experts worry that enrollees don’t understand limitations in their coverage.

Location-Based Services to Hit $10.3 Billion by 2015. That’s according to a report by Pyramid Research, which paints a picture of massive growth in both location-based services and location-based advertising.

Exhibit Shows Government Role in US Diet over the Years. A 1945 government food guide included a butter group and told readers that “in addition to the basic 7 [food groups], eat any other foods you want.” That old poster is part of the National Archives’ exhibition “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?”