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Why Anxious People May Want to Order Extra Pickles

Study suggests fermented foods help with social anxiety

(Newser) - People who suffer from social anxiety might want to get familiar with fermented foods. A study led by researchers at William & Mary found that college students who eat such foods—think yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi—report fewer social anxiety symptoms. The researchers suspect it's all about the "... More »

So Do Pickles Really Cause Cancer?

Relax: your local brand is probably fine

(Newser) - The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm about yet another possible cancer-causer: your cell phone. But far less ominous items also crowd that list, including, yes, the humble pickle. Chinese studies have shown that populations which suffer a certain esophageal cancer also depend on fermented veggies for long periods... More »

Have a Pickle Chaser With That Whiskey

Pickle juice + Jameson is latest bar trend

(Newser) - The hottest New York bar trend is based on a decidedly unsexy beverage: pickle juice. The "pickle back," a shot of pickle juice to chase straight Jameson, was once a staff-only practice known as the "bartender's handshake." But ordinary customers have found that the unlikely combination... More »

'Pickleback' Tops Nickelback... 'Frontman' Pissed

Fake Chad Kroeger doesn't see the humor in Facebook page

(Newser) - Most important news of the day: The pickle prominently featured on Facebook page “Can this pickle get more fans than Nickelback” did, indeed, accrue more fans than the band. Though a Facebook exchange between the "frontman" and the page’s founder (at left) appears to be a fake,... More »

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