Thanksgiving http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20357/all en Some South Africans wonder: Has freedom made us fat? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/111122/south-africa-freedom-fat-obesity <p> Salome Kruger, an obesity expert at South Africa&rsquo;s North-West University, said the weight and diet problems are largely related to an emerging population of young adults having money for the first time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/111122/south-africa-freedom-fat-obesity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thanksgiving Food & Drink South Africa Health Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:33:38 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5682244 at http://www.globalpost.com American immigrants quickly learn how to gain weight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111122/american-immigrants-weight-obesity <p>BOSTON &mdash; &ldquo;In a couple of years [refugees] go from such lack of nutrition to the other side of the spectrum, because suddenly they&rsquo;re in America, with an abundance of cheap, unhealthy food.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111122/american-immigrants-weight-obesity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> immigration Need to Know Thanksgiving Food & Drink Health United States Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:34:00 +0000 Jordan Helton 5682260 at http://www.globalpost.com Black Friday: Occupy protesters to hit big chain stores http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111123/black-friday-occupy-protesters-hit-big-chain-sto <p> This week the protesters will occupy parking lots rather than campuses and Zuccotti Park, in hopes of pushing consumers away from shopping malls and big chains, towards local, small businesses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111123/black-friday-occupy-protesters-hit-big-chain-sto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Occupy World Thanksgiving Food & Drink Culture & Lifestyle Global Economy United States Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:26:00 +0000 Lillian Rizzo 5682330 at http://www.globalpost.com Obesity: Not just a Thanksgiving problem (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/111123/obesity-thanksgiving-photos <p> Flip through the slideshow to see the world&rsquo;s top 10 most obese countries, according to WHO statistics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/111123/obesity-thanksgiving-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thanksgiving Health United States Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:34:19 +0000 Lillian Rizzo 5682376 at http://www.globalpost.com Top 10 most obese countries in the world (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5682400 <p> The WHO has classified the world&rsquo;s most obese nations by the percentage of the population with a BMI over 25.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5682400" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thanksgiving Asia-Pacific Health United States Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Lillian Rizzo 5682400 at http://www.globalpost.com US troops spend their last Thanksgiving in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111124/us-troops-spend-their-last-thanksgiving-iraq <p> As US troops prepare to leave Iraq by year&#39;s end, military bases across Iraq are celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner - and some rocket fire.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111124/us-troops-spend-their-last-thanksgiving-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq War Thanksgiving Conflict Zones Military War Iraq United States Thu, 24 Nov 2011 22:17:00 +0000 Catherine Lyons 5682458 at http://www.globalpost.com Black Friday sales hit record, preliminary reports say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111126/black-friday-sales-hit-record <p> Black Friday may have reaped big benefits for major retailers across America. Preliminary reports show that sales hit an all-time record on the famous shopping day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111126/black-friday-sales-hit-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Black Friday Thanksgiving Americas Business Global Economy United States Sun, 27 Nov 2011 03:22:00 +0000 Catherine Lyons 5682555 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey prices gobble up more of Thanksgiving budget http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/food-drink/121109/thanksgiving-dinner-budget-turkey-expensive <p>Thanksgiving turkey sees highest price hike this year.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/food-drink/121109/thanksgiving-dinner-budget-turkey-expensive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thanksgiving Food & Drink Global Economy United States Fri, 09 Nov 2012 16:34:24 +0000 Christina Cheddar Berk, CNBC 5725474 at http://www.globalpost.com The hungriest places on Earth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/131127/thanksgiving-the-hungriest-places-earth <p>Between 2010 and 2012, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 870 million people did not eat enough to satisfy their bodies&rsquo; daily requirement of energy.</p> <p>This Thanksgiving, like every Thanksgiving, the average American will eat far more than he or she needs to. The average daily caloric intake of an American is now 3,700 calories. On Thanksgiving, that average jumps to 4,500.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/131127/thanksgiving-the-hungriest-places-earth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Thanksgiving Travel/Tourism Want to Know Diplomacy Food & Drink Aid Kenya Politics Culture & Lifestyle Haiti Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:43:17 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6001277 at http://www.globalpost.com