Ben Muessig
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Ben Muessig is a journalist and photographer who previously worked as a reporter for the Brooklyn Paper and an editor for the New York City news blog Gothamist. His articles and photos have also appeared in publications including the New York Post, amNew York, and Metro.

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HealthyWage Lets Dieters Gamble Away The Pounds

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2011 | 7:22 AM

There's no aerobic value in throwing dice, spinning the roulette wheel or playing slots -- but a fitness company thinks dieters can gamble themselves into better shape by betting how far they can tip the scale.

In a new fitness initiative, dieters who wager $100 will win $200 if...

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HealthyWage Lets Dieters Gamble Away The Pounds

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 2:22 PM

There's no aerobic value in throwing dice, spinning the roulette wheel or playing slots -- but a fitness company thinks dieters can gamble themselves into better shape by betting how far they can tip the scale.

In a new fitness initiative, dieters who wager $100 will win $200 if...

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Belgian Is The World's Least 'Cool' Nationality, According To Study

(19) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 8:27 AM

The biggest question in Brussels today isn't whether Flanders should be independent or whether a waffle topped with chocolate is a faux pas. Instead, it's why the whole world thinks the country is so uncool.

Belgians helped found the European Union and invented French fries -- but that apparently isn't...

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Scotch In A Can: Whisky Maker Scottish Spirits Adds Aluminum Siding To Liquor

(3) Comments | Posted January 2, 2011 | 4:08 PM

Canned haggis isn't the only aluminum-packaged Scottish export guaranteed to raise eyebrows at a dinner party.

Scotch whisky will soon be sold in a can in the United States, putting a liquor prized for its pedigree and price into a humble container known for its affordability and portability....

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