In what could have been a nightmare come true, part of the glass floor in a viewing box high above Chicago cracked right below a group of California tourists. But it was apparently much less of a problem than it might have seemed
Alejandro Garibay and his family were taking in the sights at Chicago’s Willis Tower on Wednesday night. The tower’s Skydeck, which opened in 2009, is on the 103rd floor, about 1,353 feet above Chicago’s downtown.
Right before stepping on the glass, Garibay and his family were joking with Willis Tower staff about the safety and durability of the glass.
“They jokingly and confidently responded, ‘It’s unbreakable,’ so we just went on,” Garibay told the NBC affiliate station in Chicago.
While on the glass, Garibay heard cracking. He and his family told the staff, who directed them away from the glass box.
The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people. For some, it’s grabbing agranola bar to nibble on during the morning commute; for others, it includes a big omelet with a cup of coffee at home.
Then there are the millions who forego grub in the a.m. altogether.
But how do these morning behaviors really affect weight loss, energy levels and appetite throughout the day? In order to help you crack the breakfast code, we tracked down the latest research, in addition to insights from Katherine Zeratsky, a nutrition instructor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Before you do — or don’t — dig in, here’s a reality check on the biggest breakfast myths:
It’s the most caffeinated time of year.
The coffee chain will debut the beverage, its first new holiday drink in five years, in stores nationwide on Nov. 12, Starbucks confirmed to The Huffington Post. The chestnut praline latte was available in limited markets last year.
Other winter drinks include the gingerbread latte and the peppermint mocha latte. Starbucks will release its famous red seasonal cups on Nov. 1.
The introduction of the new drink could be due to a dip in sales during the 2013 holiday season, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz alluded to in a statement.
Holiday 2013 witnessed a seismic shift in consumer behavior in which many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers experienced a decline in foot traffic compared to significant growth in online shopping… Since that time, we have been focused on radically redefining the Starbucks retail experience for our partners, customers and stores.
Or maybe Starbucks was just sick of everyone and their mothers talking about the pumpkin spice latte and decided to attract attention elsewhere.