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Break it down for me

Food in 100-calorie packs. Messages in 140 characters. YouTube escapes in 3 minutes or less. In an overloaded culture, the bite-size experience rules.

By Beth Teitell
Globe Correspondent / October 2, 2010

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What does the following say about Americans and the way we live now? Despite all the griping about those 100-calorie snack packs — they’re pricey, terrible for the environment, the food is tasteless, the portions are stingy, and, the final insult, they don’t even lead to weight loss — the segment is not only thriving, according to a recent report ... (Full article: 1196 words)

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