"Gender contamination" is the loaded and fascinating term coined by HBS senior lecturer Jill J. Avery to describe just how uncomfortable women and (more often than not) men become when a product they use to symbolize their gender is extended to appeal to another gender. She first noticed this phenom
This past weekend I worked an event and my eyes welled up with tears and heart ached for my fellow people of America. One obese woman was being pushed in a wheelchair, clutching a diet coke. A 2 year-old girl was guzzling a supersize Mountain Dew. A precious girl around 5 years of age with […]
How to Build a Hovercraft is a book of DIY science projects by Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz (aka EepyBird), the duo responsible for the Diet Coke and Mentos geyser meme. The book includes instructions on how to build more than 25 showy science projects including a leaf blower hovercraft, and a giant air vortex […]
by Barbara Linhardt My vices are carbonated drinks, usually soda. I’m working on getting rid of weird stuff in my diet like aspartame (what even is that??) but I love me some Diet Coke. Have you got any suggestions for pre-made carbonated...Show More Summary
The biggest star of the YES Network simulcast of Mike Francesa's radio show isn't Mike himself, it's his bottle of Diet Coke that sits faithfully by for every episode. After getting frustrated with callers arguing for Giants coach Tom...Show More Summary
We've already seen Mike Francesa at his best this week, but he's having a bit of a bad day today. First his cawl-ahs annoyed the hell out of him, uh-kay, and then he accidentally did this to his trusty Diet Coke. The rest of us? We've been rewarded with the wonderful GIF you see above. Read more...
Was the Q3 report from Coca-Cola Company really all that bad? Even with a modest uptick, global diet soda sales in the last two quarters for Coca-Cola have plummeted to a 10-year low, followed by a similar decline in sales for Coke, the company’s iconic sugar-laden brand. read more
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Diet Coke, the country's No. 2 soda, may be losing some of its pop. During a conference call with analysts Tuesday, a Coca-Cola executive noted that Diet Coke was "under a bit of pressure" because of people's concerns over its ingredients,...Show More Summary
Like chocolate and peanut butter, or whiskey and Diet Coke, or burritos and Tapatío, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are one of the most magical pairings known to man. The duo previously starred together in Talladega Nights: The Legend...Show More Summary
Diet energy drinks are all the rage right now. From Coke’s Red Bull pretender ‘Mother’ to the Kiwi born-and-bred ‘V’, most energy drinks now come in sugar-free versions for the fitness set. But do any of them actually taste like the real thing? A caffeine addict investigates… More »
Diet energy drinks are all the rage these days. From Coke’s Red Bull pretender ‘Mother’ to the Kiwi born-and-bred ‘V’, most soft drink manufacturers now offer a sugar-free version of their flagship beverages. But do any of them actually taste like the real thing? More »
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As AdWeek points out, Diet Coke has done a "sleek can" before, and Diet Pepsi has done a "skinny can." But neither of those were tied to one slender person with a bunch of teenage fans. Read more...
Hi, tween girls who may have body-image issues and also like listening to Taylor Swift. Diet Coke is launching a new, limited-edition "Sleek Can." It's thinner and more glamorous than those plain old cans, and naturally, it's covered all over in Taylor Swift's autograph. Show More Summary
by Matthew J.X. Malady People are always saying things on the Internet all the time. But they are such teases. We like details. So we have to ask. TODAY IS THE DAY we install the soda fountain. Soon I will be sipping cold Diet Coke or...Show More Summary
Here's a photo of a Government Minister - Eric Pickles - next to his healthy lunch involving a green salad, a bag of carrot sticks and a diet coke. Now this has to be a clever put down of the Chancellor and fellow Tory Minister - George...Show More Summary
In a new study on the "c omposition, consumption and consequences" of sugar, Credit Suisse flags an interesting chart measuring Diet Coke consumption vs. education. The chart, broken down by region, shows that areas of the U.S. withShow More Summary
Second only to maybe Diet Coke, yogurt is the edible material most stereotypically associated with women. Why has it become so gendered? The answer is simple: bitches love yogurt. Read more...
Social forensics and listening practice aside, Coca-Cola has recently received a clear message of souring consumer tastes as sales of Diet Coke fell for the second consecutive year on the heels of a second quarterly drop in global sales. Show More Summary