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The Health Benefits Of Spicy Foods. The spice: Hot peppers (including cayenne, chili, jalapeño) How they do it: Pass the Tabasco! People consume about 75 fewer calories after eating red chili peppers compared to after eating bland food, a new meta-analysis of several studies concluded. Researchers at Purdue University also found that chemicals in peppers called capsaicinoids (the origin of the burning sensation) reduce cravings for fatty, salty and sweet foods. Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

Department of Education Releases Student Privacy Guidelines. The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced that it has released guidelines and established the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) to provide information for protecting student privacy. PTAC is intended to be “`a one-stop’ resource for education stakeholders to learn about data privacy. Read more at asumag.com.

Global Carbon Market to Rise by Two-Thirds. The globally-traded carbon market will rise by two thirds from 2013 to this year to reach 64 billion euros, according to analysis by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon. The market was 39 billion euros in 2013, with volume increasing by 3 percent to 9.6 gigatons. Read more at environmentalleader.com.

How to Improve the Atmosphere at Your Bar. Food, drinks, and service are all important factors in your bar’s success, but there’s something else that’s a lot harder to pin down. What vibe do customers get from your bar? What feeling do they have when they spend an evening with you? This vibe or feeling—your atmosphere—is crucial when it comes to making your bar into a unique experience for your customers. Read more at restaurantnews.com.