No man from New Jersey to Maine will be safe from the blizzard barreling toward the East Coast. Anticipating the end of this world and the rising of a new society come Wednesday, many have stormed their local grocery stores to stock up. If you have not gone to the store yet, you are probably too late.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 23 million Americans live in "food deserts," low-income areas without "ready access" to grocery stores. This, however, is not why Americans are so fat, according to a University of North Carolina study of long-term eating habits and summarized in The Week:
A South Korean grocery chain has launched "virtual grocery stores" which let customers buy groceries simply by scanning a code on a poster in the subway. Because what could be a more appetizing place to purchase food than the subway?
What could be more mind-numbing than checking out someone else's groceries? No, you have to press yes. No, the green button by the red one. So sometimes checkout people call their friends to pass the time at the most listless job ever. Sure, it's annoying, but who could blame them? Fortunately, checking out free-range beef is a completely different professional experience at Whole Foods. Their checkout "team" is so engaged with their work, they don't need to make personal calls. Whole Foods actually hires only friendless orphans to ensure that nothing stands between you and your organic arugula. [via Racked]