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Servers Around the World Share the Most Annoying Things Americans Do in Restaurants

Servers Around the World Share the Most Annoying Things Americans Do in Restaurants

Health
Apparently asking for “extra protein” with pasta is an irritating thing to do.   The trope of the sneaker-wearing, fanny pack-toting American tourist is a tired one. What sets American travelers apart has more to do with how they carry themselves than with the selfie sticks they carry. We spoke with a handful of servers from around the world to learn more about our most annoying behaviors in bars, restaurants and cafés.1. Eating at 6:00 p.m.“Americans come in to eat dinner at 5:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m., when people are still basically eating lunch,” a Rome waiter told me. “We jokingly say, ‘Mi fa salire il fascismo.’” (Loose translation: “They are driving me to fascism.”)2. Demanding extra protein.The same Rome waiter told me his biggest pet peeve is when Americ
What the Heck Is Maca? 4 Things to Know About the Trendy Superfood

What the Heck Is Maca? 4 Things to Know About the Trendy Superfood

Health
Should you add maca to your diet? An RD weighs in. Whether or not you're obsessed with trying the latest uber-healthy food trends, you've probably heard the buzz about maca. This pungent root veggie, cultivated in the Andes Mountains of Peru (and sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng), has been used traditionally for its nutritional and presumed medicinal qualities for thousands of years. Now, maca is popping up on supermarket shelves, and in energy bars, supplements, and smoothies. But before you add it to your diet, here are four things to keep in mind:Maca is thought to have many perksIt's been heralded as a "superfood" because it contains key nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It's also long been believed to improve fertility, b...
5 Things That Might Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Dairy

5 Things That Might Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Dairy

Health
Thinking about eliminating milk, cheese, butter, and other dairy products from your diet? You're not alone. Whether or not to give up dairy—and how to do it—is "one of the top questions I'm asked these days," says Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, Health's contributing nutrition editor.One possible reason why so many people are ditching dairy? It's gotten the A-list stamp of approval: Jessica Biel has said she "just feels better" when she doesn't eat dairy, gluten, or wheat; Australian actress Margot Robbie told ELLE UK she avoids it when filming a movie because she thinks it causes breakouts. And earlier this year, Khloe Kardashian told Health she dropped 11 pounds after just two weeks sans dairy. "If I want to lose weight quickly, dairy-free is the way to go," she said.But can a
Equifax breach: 6 things Congress can do to help

Equifax breach: 6 things Congress can do to help

Finance
Elizabeth Warren to Equifax: You're making millions off this screwupAfter members of Congress grilled former Equifax CEO Richard Smith at four hearings this week, one thing is clear: There is outrage on both sides of the aisle over the massive data breach. But what will they do about it? The three major credit rating agencies, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, aren't going away. They are an integral part of the U.S. credit system, and it would be difficult for consumers to get a mortgage, a loan, or even a credit card without them. Some Democrats are calling for a total overhaul of the industry because credit rating agencies don't currently have an economic incentive to help protect consumers' data. "Equifax won't be losing any business as a result of its failures... And that's because...
James Blunt crowd-surfs in a dinghy – and other things we learned at Radio 2's Hyde Park show

James Blunt crowd-surfs in a dinghy – and other things we learned at Radio 2's Hyde Park show

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceJames Blunt set sail over the audience at Radio 2's Hyde Park festival on Sunday - perched precariously inside a rubber dinghy.The star's take on crowd-surfing came at the end of a mid-afternoon set, which featured the hits You're Beautiful, Bonfire Heart and 1973.But he came to a sticky end when the Union Jack dinghy capsized about 30 rows back from the stage."Can we have him back, please?" compere Ken Bruce asked the crowd.Blunt later emerged unscathed, after posing for selfies with (some of) the 35,000-strong audience.Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: Full coverageRadio 2's rain-soaked "festival in a day" also saw performances from Stereophonics, Rick Astley, Emeli Sande and Blondie.And country star Shania Twain gave her first UK performance in 13 ye...