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Fast food chains have been fighting it out for customer foot traffic for decades. But now, in the age of social media, they're doing battle for likes and retweets by throwing some solid shade at one another.

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How Wartime Rationing Led To Nutella And Other Comfort Foods

Scarcity created many food fads that still endure today.

Every Feb. 5, Nutella aficionados worldwide take to social media to celebrate World Nutella Day, composing songs, hosting parties and posting pictures of the sinfully sumptuous hazelnut and chocolate spread on everything from pancakes to pizzas to pastries.

This year’s event was particularly notable, as the “Nutella riots” had surprised the world just 11 days earlier. A French grocery chain slashed Nutella prices by 70%, leading to brawls, injuries, and an “orgy” of shopping madness. The uproar was so extreme that the French government began an investigation to see if consumer laws for discounting merchandise had been broken.

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‘Once Loyal Customer’ Skewers Yelp Reviews on Facebook

They’re even funnier if you’ve worked in a restaurant.

Review sites like Yelp and Zomato have turned the casual diner into a critic. While these sites can be useful for discovering new restaurants, they’ve also become a place for petty people to ballyache about their food and take umbrage with wait staff, managers, and busboys. Since 2013, Once Loyal Customer, an awesome Australian Facebook page, has taken on these ridiculous reviewers by making fun of them with funny graphics and pull quotes. Here’s a slideshow featuring 12 of their best.

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Trumpian Cocktails To Help You Survive The State Of The Union

Congratulations! You look like you could use a drink.

Today marks President Trump’s first state of the union address. No matter which side of the political aisle you find yourself on, you could probably use a drink right about now. We asked LA-based artist and mixologist Steph Russ—author of ENERGY: Cocktails to Get You UP— to craft some creative Trumpian cocktails, to commemorate making it this far.

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My mom is awesome. A lifelong elementary school teacher, Jane started the first co-op in her little Northern Vermont town. She traded the use of a few acres of field for the local farmer to grow hay in exchange for manure to fertilize her large garden where she grew everything from pumpkins to kale to snap peas. She was anti-sugar before anti-sugar was de rigueur.

Yet she has one fault. Well, two, if you count the fact that she has a tendency to leave her blinker on for miles after soft turns, flustering fellow motorists. But the one we’ll deal with here is that instead of using any number of cooking methods available to humans, she boils her bounty of delicious garden fresh vegetables.

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For years now, you’ve been hearing it from the CDC, public schools, and First Lady Michelle Obama: drink less soda. For the first time, it appears Americans are listening to that advice. Market research firm Euromonitor crunched the numbers and found that Americans are projected to buy more water than soda in 2016, at an average of 27.4 and 26.2 gallons, respectively.

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