Schultz is trying to make me healthy: Starbuck’s Vivanno

So Schultz, you must know that I drink way too much coffee. Perhaps you are monitoring my coffee consumption via your loyalty card. Perhaps you are reading your message boards. Maybe you knew that you couldn’t take on McD’s or Dunkin Donuts with lower prices so you decided to take on the next best thing, the big kahuna, Jamba Juice. I walked into your store this morning and saw it everywhere – banners, signs, samples, you even got your employees to wear different shirts. I’m watching you, Schultz!

Facts about Vivanno: Orange Mango Banana and Banana Chocolate flavored beverages provide at least one serving of fruit, 16 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber with 270 calories or less and no artificial colors, artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup (nutrition based on 16 fluid ounces). The simple ingredient list for both beverages includes: – one whole banana, – a proprietary whey protein and fiber powder, – choice of milk, – and ice (in the Orange Mango Banana Blend, Naked Juice is also added). Tried it this morning and I must say, it’s not half bad. Doesn’t take protein-y (i.e. grainy), no bad after taste. We shall see if this catches on Schultz. We shall see (muwahahaha…cue menacing laugh)….

December 6, 2016

Ballerina Combines Intricate Beauty of Russian Ballet and Architecture

Russian photographer and ballerina Darian Volkova takes an innovative approach to exploring St. Petersburg’s architecture with her new ballet photography series Ballet House Tales. While she typically shoots backstage life at the ballet, these stunning images prove that her photography is not limited to straight reportage. By placing ballerinas in these these decadent houses, she fills the space with a new spirit. Each dancer melds into her surroundings, molding herself to the surfaces.

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December 5, 2016

Wife Shares Heartwarming Story Behind “Pathetic” $130 Engagement Ring

In an age of elaborate proposals and extravagant engagement rings, one woman is hoping to prove that, when it comes to weddings, it really is the thought that counts. Ariel Desiree McRae, a 22-year-old from Tennessee, recently married Quinn, her partner of two years. While the financially struggling couple initially planned on postponing their engagement until they felt fiscally secure, they eventually “couldn’t wait any longer” and opted for a simple wedding.

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