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I became Dad No. 2 to my brother, Matt, when I was just 11 years old. The ink was still drying on our parents’ divorce papers. Matt and I lived with our dad, and from the time he was 4 until I was 18, I helped keep him out of trouble. And, whenever I could get away with it, got him into it as well … CONTINUE READING

Hold the Cheese, Please!

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, things got a little crazy! Two McDonald’s customers sued the fast-food chain for $5 million, alleging they were unfairly charged when they ordered Quarter Pounders without cheese.

According to the lawsuit, the fast-food restaurant chain historically had four menu options: a Quarter Pounder with cheese, a Double Quarter Pounder with cheese, a Quarter Pounder, and … CONTINUE READING

Illinois’ Sip and Spit Law

By law, in the United States, the minimum legal drinking age is 21 years old. When an individual under 21 breaks the law and consumes alcohol, they are subject to arrest and hefty fines. However, there’s a loophole in Illinois.

In 2012, the Illinois State Senate voted 48–6 in favor of passing a “sip and spit” law for Illinois culinary students over 18 but under the legal drinking age of 21. This strange law enabled these students to know their wine well … CONTINUE READING

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