Here are 9 serious warning signs that you should avoid a restaurant

In the era of Instagram, Yelp, OpenTable, and a seemingly endless flow of food blogs and amateur food critics, it's nearly impossible to go anywhere without a restaurant recommendation. But how do you know that the cute little Italian place your cousin swore served the best meal she ever had is worth dining at, especially when you walk by and something looks amiss?

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Flight attendants really want you to stop ordering this drink

After spending a few hours of your life being corralled into lines full of anxious travelers, having all of your personal belongings inspected by TSA agents, and squeezing yourself into an unreasonably small amount of space for the duration of a flight, the sound of a drink cart coming down an airplane aisle often signals a bit of relief for the dehumanizing rituals modern-day air travel forces upon us. One may not usually drink Bloody Marys or enjoy spending $7 on a minuscule bottle of alcohol, but our imbibing rules are often different in the air. Non-soda drinkers go from extolling the evils of Big Sugar to pleading with a flight attendant for the whole can, while non-water drinkers beg for the last drops of bottled water while stuck on the tarmac.

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Restaurants use 'menu psychology' to make you spend more money: Here are 7 techniques to avoid being suckered

What would you rather order? A $10 bowl of mac-and-cheese or a $12 four-cheese baked pasta skillet topped with artisanal breadcrumbs?

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12 foods chefs never order at a restaurant

If anyone knows what to order at restaurants, it's chefs. Taking menus from their imaginative stages to physical manifestations on plates, chefs are experts on what to order in a way that those of us who have never managed a kitchen may never be.

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Forget coffee -- you may be drinking chicken feet and bones tomorrow morning

Sipping meals has been trendy for some time now. From green juice to Soylent, our ever-busy culture has come to sacrifice the pleasure of chewing for efficiency. Sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with just a straw in hand may seem far off, but the rise of bone broth as a meal, not just a base for creating hearty soups, may suggest otherwise. Bone broth is unsurprisingly sustainable, using otherwise wasted ingredients (animal bones, chicken beaks and feet) and turning them into a delicious and protein-heavy, and not to mention paleo-friendly consumable.

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