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Uber grocery delivery begins a slow roll out in a crowded space

Uber grocery delivery begins a slow roll out in a crowded space

The COVID-19 pandemic has vastly increased the demand for delivery services, particularly grocery delivery. Uber sees a chance to capitalize on that increased demand, announcing today that it's introducing grocery delivery in certain regions of North America. Uber is doing grocery delivery in a partnership with Cornershop, and at first, it'll only be available in "select cities" in Latin America and Canada.

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Uber buys Postmates: Here’s why

Uber buys Postmates: Here’s why

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we've seen a large uptick in demand for home delivery. For weeks, restaurants in many regions of the country were limited to take out and delivery orders, and if coronavirus cases keep increasing in the US, they may be limited to those options once more. Services like Uber Eats, Postmates, and Door Dash have been in high demand in recent weeks, and soon, two of those companies will be joining forces.

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Minecraft is so big it’s getting a breakfast cereal

Minecraft is so big it’s getting a breakfast cereal

When it comes to video games, few have become so big that they get their own breakfast cereal. The fairly short list includes franchises like Angry Birds, Super Mario, and Overwatch, but it won't be long before we see Minecraft join them. Kellogg's has announced that it's making a breakfast cereal themed around Minecraft, and that can only mean one thing: Green, Creeper-colored marshmallows.

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PepsiCo DTC home shipping may change food shopping forever

PepsiCo DTC home shipping may change food shopping forever

PepsiCo launched a pair of new online shopping websites for snacks this week, attempting to take hold of the quarantine marketplace that's changed the world in the first few months of 2020. The company's implied COVID-19 and global pandemic are primary reasons why they've seen earning rise 10% in this past month. Now, as it's clear that companies like Amazon and grocery delivery groups like InstaCart are taking advantage of the stay-at-home mentality - and PepsiCo wants a piece of that pie.

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Why your groceries are late: Instacart strike is still on

Why your groceries are late: Instacart strike is still on

Last week we reported on a strike being organized by the Gig Workers Collective with Instacart Shoppers. Over the weekend, Instacart indicated they'd be updating health and safety measures. Instacart did not reply directly to the strike announcement, but the timing of their announcement would seem to be done in order to avoid the strike - at least in part. Unfortunate for the Instacart business, their response was not enough to quell the demands of the Gig Workers Collective and/or Instacart Shoppers, and the strike is still on.

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Instacart strike on Monday: Grocery delivery workers demand fair treatment

Instacart strike on Monday: Grocery delivery workers demand fair treatment

Grocery delivery via gig worker group Instacart might be in trouble. A release today detailed communications between Instacart Shoppers and Gig Workers Collective in which the two groups have planned an Emergency Walk Off. The way they put it, Instacart, the brand, has not been very kind to its workers in this time of significantly increased potential danger.

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Why 400+ Waffle House closures for coronavirus is a bigger deal than you think

Why 400+ Waffle House closures for coronavirus is a bigger deal than you think

Today Waffle House announced that they've currently closed 418 Waffle House locations in the USA, or the MOST LOCATIONS CLOSED AT ONCE, EVER. Due to the historically extreme resiliency plans put in place by the Waffle House organization, there exists an informal measure of disaster severity in the USA called "The Waffle House Index." There are three levels of severity in this metric: Green (normal), Yellow (limited menu, crisis mode), and Red (closed for business).

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How a meteorite destroyed one of humanity’s first settlements

How a meteorite destroyed one of humanity’s first settlements

To the South of Turkey, to the West of Iraq, to the North of Saudi Arabia and the Northeast of Egypt is a country called Syria. This country is home to a site of some major historical, cultural, and evironmental significance. This site was one of the first known human settlements on earth: Abu Hureyra. A report from researchers from UC Santa Barbara showed that this site may very well have been annihilated by the cosmic impact of a well-placed comet.

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Study shows avoiding convenient foods leads to better health, longer life

Study shows avoiding convenient foods leads to better health, longer life

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia showed two key elements that, over time, "result in obesity and health-related problems." According to their study, those keys are any-time snacking and constant availability of a high-fat diet. The team, led by Professor of Biology Ali Güler of the University of Virginia, found that the modern convenience of 24/7 access to fatty foods are key in our struggle to live healthfully in 2020 and beyond.

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Samsung Indoor Gardening Appliance revealed at CES 2020

Samsung Indoor Gardening Appliance revealed at CES 2020

The Samsung "Indoor Gardening Appliance" is a new device that'll allow users to grow plants inside their home. From the outside, this appliance looks simple. Much like Samsung's other modern appliances, this piece of hardware is made to be a part of your established home life - unassuming, simple, and generally aesthetically pleasing. This Indoor Gardening Appliance was revealed at CES 2020.

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Study finds popular Chinese herb activates energy-burning brown fat

Study finds popular Chinese herb activates energy-burning brown fat

A newly published study details an investigation into ginseng, a traditional Chinese herb used for medicinal purposes, and its alleged ability to help reduce obesity. The findings are positive, suggesting that ginseng may help manage body weight by activating brown adipose tissue, more commonly called 'brown fat,' and trigger the formation of a similar energy-burning tissue called 'beige fat.'

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High-protein diets may be dangerous for people trying to lose weight

High-protein diets may be dangerous for people trying to lose weight

High-protein diets are trendy right now, but they may not be healthy. According to a new expert editorial, substituting the majority of carbohydrates with protein is hard on the kidneys, something that's particularly risky among the morbidly obese and individuals who have diabetes. At the core of the matter are people who are unaware they're at higher risk when they start the diet.

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