Are There Golf Balls In Your Wegmans Hashbrowns?

Breakfast lovers beware, another popular brand of hash browns has been recalled. Why? Well, apparently certain bags of Wegmans branded frozen hash brown products might contain pieces of golf balls. The recall itself was issued by McCain Foods, and according to an FDA press release, the golf balls “may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make the product.”


We’re In the Midst of a Retail Collapse

When the mining and manufacturing jobs that supported a strong middle class went overseas or were automated away, they told us not to worry. Not only would these changes make widgets cheaper for people with lower incomes (like most of us were destined to become), we were just transitioning into a service economy, and new jobs would be easy to find as long as we were ready to retrain and think outside the box. As it turns out, we’re going to have to think outside the Big Box (stores, that is) since now, even those lower wage jobs are disappearing in a retail collapse.


Asbestos Still a Public Health Problem According to CDC

When you say the words “asbestos” and “mesothelioma,” the first thing to comes to many people’s minds is often “isn’t that problem about over?” Sadly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asbestos is still a big public health problem. In fact, mesothelioma and asbestosis, along with other asbestos-related conditions, are still




Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Recall Amid Salmonella Concerns

Salmonella is back in the news, this time resulting in a voluntary recall of some Frito-Lay chip varieties. Why the recall? Well, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that there is a “potential presence of salmonella in the seasoning,” and though there have been no reported illnesses in relation to the recall as of yet, it’s best for consumers to err on the side of caution.



When Misery is Profitable

Why is it that so much of modern life, frankly, sucks? Sure, we have a few fun gadgets and some booze (and in some places, legal marijuana) to distract us and ease the weltschmerz, but why does it so often seem that this is the natural, unavoidable state of things? Can we hope for better? Life isn’t always easy or fun, and learning that is part of growing up. However, there really is more pain than there absolutely has to be, and that’s because misery is profitable.