Eating’s Effect on Aging; Homeless Teens Seek Cellphones Over Food

• Eating less could "keep the mind young," as it triggers a protein molecule that seems to delay aging. Oops, guess we’re in trouble. [NYDN]

• Homeless youth in L.A. say that a cellphone is often a bigger priority to get one’s hands on than food, considering that food is often donated or provided at shelters. [HuffPo]

• Here’s one of those heart-warming holiday food stories about an old family member making regional international eats with a whole lot of love. At least it’s not tamales again. [LAT]

• White Castle is testing out beer additions to its stores. Harold and Kumar will be thrilled. [USAT]

• Junk food black markets are nothing new at schools, but they have The Washington Post alarmed, probably because it just wants a cut of the action. [WP]

• Detroit has surpassed LAX as the airport with the healthiest food. [LAT]

• Listen up, gorgeous, it’s time to stop slathering products on your skin and start eating them — cold-pressed juices count, too. [NYT]

• Beer has gotten so complicated that nowadays we need sommeliers to decipher it. [Slate]

Eating’s Effect on Aging; Homeless Teens Seek Cellphones Over Food