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Attending a wedding seems like it should be easy; show up, throw rice, eat food. But being there for your friend and relative means adhering to some guidelines so you don’t spoil their big day. Rob Sachs speaks with wedding expert Susan Schneider, a former editor of wedding magazines author [...]

This month Taco Bell began giving away coupons for 10 million tacos as a way to reward customers who were perhaps scared away by a lawsuit which claims their beef mixture contains only 35% meat. But even if their product is 88% real “meat” as the chain advertises, shouldn’t that still be a wake-up [...]

Here’s a true story:

About six years ago I was dating a pretty brunette from Massachusetts. One night as we were making out on her couch, I inadvertently made some strange mouth noises (it can happen to the best of us). Apparently, one of my mumblings sounded very close to the words, [...]

Back in my day, things were different. I never thought I would start off a blog post by saying that… I grew up straddling Generation X and Y, so I can proudly claim to be a member of both the hackers and slackers. We’re also the ones who are supposed to [...]

So somehow despite my last gefilte fish experience with Dan Pashman, I successfully lured him back to doing another podcast with me, this time at the Strand Bookstore in NYC where he brought along his Sporkful cohost Mark Garrison for an exploration on how to conquer bad breath. We (ok [...]

So one thing I’m learning about doing video – it takes a lot more effort to produce than a podcast. This one involved a trip up to New York, securing the help of my buddies Win Rosenfeld and Dan Pashman, a trip to a novelty shop, a few trips to the grocery store, [...]

Anna snapped this the other day as we were shopping. I was excited to see how it was displayed but came back to Earth when I heard not all bookstores are as generous with their shelf space.

Here’s another pic my brother took in NYC.
Is it too devious to reshuffle my book? [...]

So this week just may be one of the biggest of my life; After two years of proposing, writing, editing, and re-editing, my book, What Would Rob Do?: An Irreverent Guide to Surviving Life’s Daily Indignities finally hits the market. To be sure, just having the opportunity to write a book has [...]

It’s pretty hard to screw up the name Rob, three letters, one syllable, pretty straight forward. But if you have a name of Nigerian origin like Rob’s NPR, colleague Sonari Glinton, that’s a different story. Rob and Sonari talk about techniques for both learning how to pronounce uncommon names, and the etiquette for teaching others [...]

After reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Fast Food Nation, Rob began having a tough time even lifting his fork because it seemed like all the food out there was either morally or nutriously objectionable. To figure out what to do Rob spoke to Fedele Bauccio, CEO of Bon Appetit Management Company. They provide sustainable meals [...]