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January 4, 2013
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  • Study: Hot chocolate tastes better depending on cup
    The color of a cup impacts the flavor and aroma of hot chocolate, according to a new study published in the Journal of Sensory Studies. Researchers say hot chocolate served in orange or cream colored cups tastes better than if the beverage is served in white or red mugs. Gizmodo (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kettle heats water based on specific beverage choice
    The stainless steel Breville Variable-Temperature Kettle features five pre-set brewing temperature options to help users prepare a variety of hot beverages. The appliance holds up to two quarts of water that it heats to the selected temperature in two minutes. Business Insider (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Advisers are unimpressed with "fiscal cliff" deal
    Financial advisers don't share stock traders' enthusiasm about Congress' compromise to avert the U.S. "fiscal cliff," according to a survey by InvestmentNews. More than three-quarters of respondents said they don't think the deal will bring about long-term change in government spending, reduce the national debt or lead to tax reform. InvestmentNews (free registration) (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • James Beard chefs take spotlight at HCF gala
    James Beard Award-winning chefs Hugh Acheson, Rick Bayless, Sarah Grueneberg, Emily Luchetti, Maricel Presilla and Jacques Torres will create their culinary specialties for dinner at the Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) 16th annual gala dinner March 4 during the International Home + Housewares Show. The gala will honor two industry veterans for their philanthropy: Kathryn Bufano, president and chief merchandising officer of Belk, and Keith Jaffee of O2 Cool, with proceeds benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and two Hurricane Sandy relief organizations. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IHA offers new domestic shipping program
    A new member benefit from IHA offers savings on small package shipping and freight. Whether it is an overnight letter, palletized freight across the country or international shipping around the world, companies will begin saving with the first package they send. After that, the more you ship, the more you save. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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