Qdoba Wants You to Pucker Up; There’s No Real Reason That Women Like Chocolate More Than Men


• Um, ew. Local Qdobas will offer up free food to people who kiss their loved one (or a stranger!) at the register. [Beantown Bloggery]

• Despite the slew of chocolate-monikered romance novels and whatnot, there’s no scientific reason for women to like chocolate more than men — chalk it up to marketing. [Slate]

• College-student groups including Ban the Bottle are battling it out with the International Bottled Water Association over the vending of bottles on campus; opposed students claim bottled water is not ecofriendly. [The Salt/NPR]

• Overeating is particularly bad for old folks, since consuming more than 2,100 calories a day is shown to speed up cognitive impairment. Better get Gramps off the cookies. [Fox News]