Who else drinks grass?

Lately I've been on a wheatgrass kick. In the past I'd always seen people getting those little shots at jamba juice and thought the stuff looked about as appetizing as algae.

But somewhere I recently read wheatgrass works wonders on the digestive system, which, at my age, can only be a good thing. That some proponents claim it also prevents cancer, heart disease, hair loss and a whole host of other age-related ailments didn't interest me much, though it certainly didn't detract from the idea of downing a single-shot of the algae-looking sludge either.

So I threw one back the other week, followed quickly by a sip of orange juice, which jamba kindly provides, and lo and behold: it doesn't taste so bad! In fact, two weeks in, and I'm finding I kinda like the taste.

The "father of wheatgrass", Charles F. Schnabel, liked to say back in the 1930s: "Fifteen pounds of wheatgrass is equivalent to 350 pounds of the choicest vegetables." Now, what "choicest" really means, I couldn't tell you, but even if he was off by, I don't know, HALF, and it only equals 175 pounds of vegetables, well, that's just fine by me, too.

So the questions I put forth is this: Who else likes it? Who hates it? Who thinks it's all a big crock? And, most importantly, who has seen any real benefits from drinking grass?

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Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked

Netflix might know your TV habits better than you do. Recently, the entertainment company's normally tight-lipped number-crunchers looked at user data collected between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017 to see which series people were powering through and which ones they were digesting more slowly. By analyzing members’ average daily viewing habits, they were able to determine which programs were more likely to be “binged” (or watched for more than two hours per day) and which were more often “savored” (or watched for less than two hours per day) by viewers.

They found that the highest number of Netflix bingers glutted themselves on the true crime parody American Vandal, followed by the Brazilian sci-fi series 3%, and the drama-mystery 13 Reasons Why. Other shows that had viewers glued to the couch in 2017 included Anne with an E, the Canadian series based on L. M. Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, and the live-action Archie comics-inspired Riverdale.

In contrast, TV shows that viewers enjoyed more slowly included the Emmy-winning drama The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College, and Ozark.

There's a dark side to this data, though: While the company isn't around to judge your sweatpants and the chip crumbs stuck to your couch, Netflix is privy to even your most embarrassing viewing habits. The company recently used this info to publicly call out a small group of users who turned their binges into full-fledged benders:

Oh, and if you're the one person in Antarctica binging Shameless, the streaming giant just outed you, too.

Netflix broke down their full findings in the infographic below and, Big Brother vibes aside, the data is pretty fascinating. It even includes survey data on which shows prompted viewers to “Netflix cheat” on their significant others and which shows were enjoyed by the entire family.

Netflix infographic "The Year in Bingeing"


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