4 Cruelest Foods We Enjoy Eating

When you trace the origins of each ingredient of your food, some uncomfortable truths emerge. Join us as we check in with the 4 Cruelest Foods You Eat.

1. Lobster

These spiny guys can live as old as we do, but thanks to our appetite for lobster rolls, they usually don’t. A recent study in the journal Animal Behavior showed that, contrary to previous thinking, lobsters and crab can feel pain and exhibit signs of stress. Some high-end restaurants even offer live lobster sashimi, where you choose your lobster from a tank and it appears on your plate in seconds, slit down the middle and squirming.

2. Shark-fin soup

This soup is made with fins that are sliced off sharks in open waters. The fish are then tossed back into the water, where they can drown or bleed to death. More status symbol than tasty (or nutritious), shark-fin soup is a popular gourmet treat in Asia and is abundant in restaurants across the United States, too.


3. Foie gras

Foie gras, which means “fatty liver” in French, is a silky-smooth delicacy from goose or duck that’s often served in elegant, high-end restaurants. Workers restrain the birds and insert a long metal tube down its throat, through which they pump pounds of corn several times a day. After about a month of force-feeding, they’re slaughtered, and their livers become your dinner.

4. Balut

Balut is a soft-boiled duck egg, where the embryo is almost fully formed–feathers, bones, and all. The egg is cracked open, the soupy liquid drunk, and the fetus dug out to eat. It’s popular in the Philippines, Laos, and other Southeast Asian countries.

Do you like eating any of these delicacies? Would you consider going vegetarian? Share your thoughts on these food facts!

Source: Yahoo News

Image: Mem Rise

Top 5 Signs That You Need to Quit Your Job

You probably think I’m crazy for writing about signs it’s time to quit your job when the economy is so volatile, but your health and happiness are far more important than a paycheck.  Here are 5 signs it’s time to quit your job.

YOUR APPEARANCE HAS CHANGED. If you’ve gained or lost a significant amount of weight, wake up with dark circles or bags under your eyes or just don’t care about your appearance anymore due to stress from your job, it’s a serious indicator that it’s time to move on.

YOU FEEL STAGNANT. If your workplace doesn’t offer any opportunity to learn new things or promote, it’s a definite sign it’s time to quit your job. If you’re currently at a job that isn’t in line with your plans, think about what you can do to get you closer to your goal.

YOU’RE OBSESSED WITH JOB SEARCHING. We all like to keep our options open when it comes to jobs, but if you are constantly online at work looking for open positions and updating your resume and cover letter, it’s time to go!


YOU DREAD GOING TO WORK EVERYDAY. If you’re having physical or emotional reactions to going in to work, it’s very unhealthy and time to call the doctor and update the old resume.

YOUR WORKPLACE ISN’T FARING WELL. When you start seeing reduction of benefits and bonuses, downsizing and high turnovers in corporate, it’s safe to say that it’s time to move on from your job.

Did you find yourself agreeing to at least 3 of these signs it’s time to quit your job? If so, don’t get discouraged. Even though we are in a bad economy, all hope is not lost; you have other options!

Source: All Women’s Talk

Image: Dr. Jack Singer