Health

Scientist Behind Coronavirus Study Contradicts Trump Claim That He Saved 2 Million Lives

President Donald Trump has boasted repeatedly that he saved 2.2 million lives from COVID-19, using a figure in a British modeling study to support his claim. That’s not true, the lead author of that report — epidemiologist Neil Ferguson — told HuffPost, adding that the number of American lives ultimately lost to the disease will depend on what states do from […]

Food & Nutrition

The Truth Behind 11 Popular McDonald’s Rumors

McDonald’s shakes contain no dairy stevanovicigor/Getty Images False. For believers of this rumor, the name said it all. Why would McDonald’s call them “shakes,” not “milkshakes”—unless it legally couldn’t, because they contained no actual milk? With that a foregone conclusion, people started making wild guesses about what was actually in them, from chicken feathers to Styrofoam. But […]

Food & Nutrition

The Bizarre Rules Behind Playing the Role of Ronald McDonald

Greg Allen/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock It’s not as easy as being a regular party clown! Remember Ronal McDonald, the iconic—somewhat creepy—mascot that you always saw in McDonald’s commercials? The bright red hair and yellow jumpsuit mean a delicious meal and PlayPlace fun to most kids. But the role isn’t as simple as slapping on some makeup and learning […]

Food & Nutrition

What’s the Difference Between Black and Brown Friday? The Truth Behind Plumbers’ Busiest Day of The Year

Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock Get your mind out of THAT gutter—it’s not actually what you think! Black Friday vs. Brown Friday What do you immediately think of when you hear about Brown Friday? You know, other than the large hiring event for UPS also called Brown Friday. It’s important to also note that Brown Friday is the day […]