How to give up soda in 3 steps

As of June, six states had imposed a soda tax to try to curb excess consumption, while more states are jumping on the nutritional governance bandwagon Americans love soda. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists sugar-sweetened beverages as the leading source of added sugars in Americans’ diets. Even sugar-free sodas are an unhealthy addition to diets because of artificial sweeteners like aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfame-k or sucralose, pointed out healthline.com in May 2018. The CDC informs, “Frequently drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with weight gain/obesity, type…

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Top EU court sounds the alarm over Facebook’s ‘like’ button

The European Union’s Court of Justice says websites must warn visitors the tech giant will have access to their data. Companies that embed Facebook‘s “like” button on their websites must seek users’ consent to transfer their data to the United States social network, in line with the European Union‘s data privacy laws, the bloc’s top court said on Monday. Website plug-ins such as Facebook’s “like” button are a common feature of online retail as companies seek to promote their products on popular social networks. But critics fear the data transfer may…

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Six-year-old among three killed at California food festival

US media report 19-year-old Santino William Legan identified as gunman. Search still on for possible accomplice. A gunman cut through a fence and opened fire on a crowd eating and listening to music at a popular food festival in California, killing three people, including a six-year-old boy, and wounding about 15 others before police quickly shot him dead on Sunday, authorities said. On Monday, California police were searching for a suspected accomplice of the gunman, who authorities identified as 19-year-old Santino William Legan, according to US media. The attacker appeared…

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