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AVOID HALLOWEEN HANGOVER: Is Your Favorite Candy a Trick or a Smart Treat?

Whether you’re planning a party, handing out goodies, or trying to resist the candy-filled bucket that your BFB’s mom so sweetly mailed him, Halloween treats are everywhere. Check out the list of usual suspects below and rate them from the best to worst. (It’s harder than you think!)candycorn

A. A handful of candy corn
B. A packet of Fun-Sized M&M’s
C. A packet of Fun-Sized Skittles
D. A packed of Fun-Sized Reese’s Pieces
E. A Tootsie Pop
F. A Fun-Sized Milky Way
G. A Fun-Sized Butterfinger

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YBFB COUPLE QUIZ: After-Dinner Drinks at Starbucks

pumpkin_latte_nutritionIt’s a beautiful, cool fall night. You and your sweetie have just ended another fun dinner date and in preparation to stay awake for the late-night movie, trod down to Starbucks. As you stand before the bubbly, over-caffeinated barista, you know the best thing for you is the basic coffee of the week, but the sweet smell of lattes quickly erases the memory of your pasta dinner. Your mind is made up. You’re gonna order one … but which is your best bet?

THE CHALLENGE: List these delicious coffee drinks in order from best to worst by calorie count—no cheating!— and see who does better, you or your BFB! (Note: All calorie counts are for 16 ounce-coffees, made with 2% milk, and include whipped cream if offered.)

THE PRIZE: Superior knowledge and, of course, bragging rights—it’s harder than it seems!

A. Caffè Mocha
B. Cappuccino
C. Pumpkin Spice Latte
D. Cinnamon Dolce Latte
E. Caramel Macchiato
F. Cafe Latte

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YBFB COUPLE CHALLENGE: Which Breakfast Bread Is Best for Your Bod?

imagesYou’re standing in line at Dunkin Donuts on a weekend morning, having finally ventured out of bed for breakfast and coffee — wearing, of course, oversize sweatpants and perfectly-worn tees (probably both his). You’ve been craving an egg & cheese since you rolled over and heard each other’s stomachs growling, but there’s more than one type of bread to ask for this yummy breakfast to be sandwiched between—and the one you choose can make a big difference in calories.

THE CHALLENGE: List the following sandwiches from best to worst—no cheating!— And see who does better, you or your BFB!

THE PRIZE: Superior knowledge and, of course, bragging rights—it’s harder than it seems!

A. Egg & Cheese on an English muffin
B. Egg & Cheese on a Bagel
C. Egg & Cheese on a Croissant
D. Egg & Cheese on a Biscuit
E. Egg White Veggie Flatbread Sandwich

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