Totaling 540 calories, along with 970 grams of sodium, even a die-hard fan of McDonald’s would say that the franchise’s Big Mac isn’t one of the healthiest items on the menu.

Just how unhealthy is it? A YouTube user took testing of unhealthy fast food to the next level when he poured molten copper over a fresh-out-the-box Big Mac—leading it to barely react to the liquid at all.

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Researchers who have analyzed America’s eating habits say they can sum up what’s wrong with our diet in just two words: ultra-processed foods.

These foods — a group that includes frozen pizzas, breakfast cereals and soda — make up 58% of all calories Americans consume in a typical day. Not only that, they delivered 90% of the added sugars that Americans ate and drank, according to a study published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ Open.

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Despite the unemployment rate being at an eight-year low (4.9 percent as of January 2016), the number of people on food stamps remains near an all-time high which was 47,636,000 in 2013.

Why the disparity in the numbers? Well, the unemployment rate does not take into account people who are not in, or have dropped out of, the workforce altogether.

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Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of easyjet, has finally launched his assault on the competitive budget grocery sector with the trial of his first easyFoodstore shop.

The easyFoodstore is selling all of its grocery items, including noodle pots, sardines and tinned spaghetti hoops, for just 25p for the whole of February.

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