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Yes, Burger King now offers a hands-free Whopper holder.

But a fast food chain in Brazil tried to make an actual difference in people's lives this March.

In honor of International Women's Day, the restaurant Spoleto handed out mirrors to female customers and told them their order would be comped as long as they could say with confidence: I'm beautiful.

Pretty cool, right? A video documenting the day just went online. Check it out now:

This experiment is part of a new trend of businesses engaging with female empowerment as a type of advertising.

Last month, for example, Dove released a "Real Beauty" campaign that asked women to describe themselves to a sketch artist. It became a viral sensation.

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What's crazier than McDonald's claiming it does not sell junk food?

How about Burger King coming out with an apparatus that allows one to eat a Whopper without using one's hands?

Yes, the chain debuted such an item this week in honor of its 50th anniversary in Puerto, giving away 50 hands-free holders to customers in that U.S. territory.

It's unclear whether or not the extremely useful and necessary tool will make its way to the States, but here is a commercial for it:

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From breakfast items to summer snack ideas to recommendations on which Kitchenaid artisan stand mixer to purchase, it's been a busy week at Food Fanatic.

So take a few minutes below to stop wondering why Justin Bieber can't slow down and consider the following kitchen suggestions from these experts...

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During McDonald's annual shareholders meeting last week, CEO Don Thompson found himself forced to defend the company's menu options.

To a nine-year old girl.

Asked why the global chain didn't offer more healthy recipes and items, Thompson responded to the inquisitive young lady by saying the restaurant isn't as bad for you as many seem to believe.

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"We don't sell junk food," Thompson said. "My kids also eat McDonald's... We serve a lot of foods and veggies at McDonald's and are trying to sell even more with the apples that we introduced into the Happy Meal."

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In honor of Memorial Day, Chopped paid homage to the man and women of our armed last night.

Four former military chefs competed on The Food Network hit, inspiring us with both their creativity and their dedication to our freedom.

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They were tasked with creating an appetizer (using mint yogurt soda), an entree (using Afghan flatbread) and a dessert (using pomegranate) within the designated time frames, with one contestant being voted off after each round.

Who was left standing in the end? And why was our Food Fanatic critic reduced to tears by his victory? Read her Chopped review now for the answer!

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Garces vs. Morimoto. The secret ingredient of chicken, duck, pork and calf liver. One judge who takes himself way too seriously.

It was on last night during the semifinals of the Iron Chef America Tournament of Champions, as Michael Symon sat back and learned who he would meet in next Sunday's finals.

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Would it be Chef Morimoto, the man of many grunts? Or Chef Garces, whose Soft Cooked Scrambled Egg with Duck Liver and Porcini Mushrooms immediately blew the judges away?

Visit our friends at Food Fanatic now for a full Iron Chef review and forget the NBA Playoffs. This is where the true action is at!
 

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Yup, it's actually a thing.

At least week's Hangover 3 premiere, the Hanson Brothers gave fans their first look at MMMHops, the boy band's amazingly-named signature beer.

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Why debut the brew at that event? Because the song on which drink is based (the addictive "MMMBop" is actually featured in the film).

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Our friends at Food Fanatic don't need to concern themselves with Amanda Bynes arrested news.

Heck, they're too busy whipping up desserts and dinners and everything in between to even know who Amanda Bynes is. Yes, we're jealous.

So what has been going on in the Food Fanatic kitchen this week? Scroll down for the latest recipes...

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Chopped threw a culinary curveball at contestants this week.

Forget cooking up an appetizer, entree and dessert... contestants Fred, Natalie, Brandon and Chris were tasked with breakfast, lunch and dinner on this special episode of the Food Network favorite.

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Who responded best to the change?

What sort of pancake, crab and shrimp recipes did the chefs come up with? And just how badly do we now want to chow down some Seared Chateaubriand?!?

Visit our friends at Food Fanatic for a full Chopped review!

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Jacqueline Simpson, a gospel singer from Brooklyn, has filed a lawsuit against McDonald's.

The artist says she swallowed a shard of glass inside a chicken sandwich at a location in lower Manhattan three years ago and the incident ruined her singing voice.

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“Now when I sing, I have a hoarse, rattly voice,” Simpson told The New York Post. “I still sing alto, but I can’t sing soprano like I used to.”

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