1.) Here’s another reason to hate our elected representatives in Washington DC. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, for the first time ever, more than half of those in Congress are millionaires. According to disclosures filed last year, 268 of the 535 men and women in the House and Senate have an average worth of more than a million dollars. And, it’s not all members of the GOP, as in the House or Representatives there are more millionaire Democrats than Republicans. The opposite is true in the U.S. Senate.
2.) You’re probably eating fewer calories today whether you realize it or not. That’s because some of our nation’s largest food companies have cut daily calorie counts. Back in 2010, 16 companies, including General Mills, Campbell Soup, Kraft Foods, Kellogg, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Hershey, signed a pledge to cut 1 trillion calories by 2012. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation signed on to hold those companies accountable. The Foundation has found not only did they reach the goal, they actually exceeded it by 4 times. They concluded that the 16 major food companies have cut an average of 78 calories per day for the entire U.S. population.
3.) You can order a pizza on your phone or on-line, but did you realize you could also order a pie up on your Xbox? Pizza Hut launched an app on Xbox 360 last year, allowing you to pause your Halo 3 game and use voice commands or the motion-sensing Kinect to compose and confirm your order. In the first four months of use, Pizza Hut says it sold over $1 million dollars in pizzas through the app.