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As much as you try your hardest to always pack your lunch, it’s only inevitable that you will find yourself inside a fast food chain at some point. Fast food is simple, very affordable, and, well, fast makes it a top option for people on the go.
Does your mouth just water at the thought of a juicy burger and fries? Hold the mayo people, because too much bad food can really do your body harm. There’s obesity, heart disease, and so many other preventable issues that come with the regular indulgence of fast food.
It’s good to know there are healthier options at an affordable price. Whether you make substitutions to your meal or opt for something different, the littlest of changes can go a long way.
Rihanna — who appears to have ditched her red hair — chose to shock fans in a different way recently in London. She opted for the tube as her mode of transportation to the city’s famed O2 Arena, where she made a stop on her “Loud” tour on October 6. Happily riding the British version of the subway on her way to rock out, RiRi chatted up fans and posed with them for pictures. Fan described her as “humble” and “normal” as they rode together towards a night of fun revelry in music. Head over to the UK web site for The Daily Mail for more great quotes from some of Rihanna’s freaked out fans — but stick around on Madame Noire to check out the photos of the racy star taking public transportation and entertaining on stage!
If you live in any big city, you know that public transportation is more convenient and often times, more affordable than riding around in a burdensome vehicle with a mad dependence on gas. But that doesn’t mean your buses and trains don’t bring their own inconveniences. However, a lot of the headaches and gross encounters can be prevented. Here are seven things you should avoid doing while getting around town. All these tips are for your benefit though. Whether you choose to do them or not, that’s your business, but girl, you’ve been warned.
You might rely on public transportation as an accessible, cheaper means of getting around. Others find that it saves them from driving a vehicle that consumes gas and fighting highway traffic. However, for those who have witnessed irregularities with public transportation can agree that there are just some issues you simply can’t ignore: the persistent staring, consistently bad odors, or rude behavior constitute as major distractions. Here are a few over-the-top sightings you wish you could avoid at all costs:
Spaghetti is a hot button issue these days. A couple of weeks ago an amateur video of a girl eating spaghetti on the subway surfaced on the internet. As the woman is eating her food, a woman across from her asked, “What kind of animals eat on the train like that?” The woman eating, who looks younger than the woman who confronted her, was clearly perturbed. She and her friends continued the conversation until it got too big for words. The younger woman went to fight the older one until a man intervened. (You can watch the entire video below.)
Now, whether the fight was warranted or not is no longer the issue, Subway riders are debating whether food should be allowed on the tracks. Some are all for the idea:
“I think it’s nasty when people eat,” said Sam Ramos, as he rode a 5 train to the Bronx. “They should go somewhere else.”
While others think the discussion is a waste of time.
“People will fight about all kinds of things,” Augustine said. “Are we going to legislate against every one of them?”
What do you think, is eating on the subway annoying or should people just mind their business until they get home.
(Wall Street Journal) — Toll and fare increases take effect across the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s system Thursday, but they won’t solve the agency’s deep fiscal problems. The agency is aiming to up the revenue it receives from fares and tolls by 7.5%. To do that, it is implementing a set of increases that vary in magnitude. MTA officials said they tried to limit the increase for their lowest-income customers. So 30-day MetroCard users, who tend to be wealthier commuters with stable jobs, will get a fare increase that’s almost 10 percentage points higher than the one going to those who use a pay-per-ride card.