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Why The FDA Is Re-Evaluating The Nutty Definition Of 'Healthy' Food

Under current rules, foods containing more than 3 grams of fat per serving can't call themselves "healthy" on labels. But that excludes many foods, like Kind bars, that contain healthful nuts.
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'There Was More I Wanted To Say': Kate Tempest Turns Hit Album Into A Novel

The rapper's debut album, Everybody Down, followed Becky and Harry, two Londoners struggling with love, work and drugs. Now her new book, The Bricks That Built The Houses, takes a look at their pasts.
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Taco Bell's Snapchat Game Is Strong Among Teens, But Does It Sell Tacos?

Fast food chains may succeed in entertaining teenagers on platforms like Twitter or Snapchat, but just because a brand makes teens laugh doesn't mean this elusive demographic will buy its products.
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A Dying Coal Town Falls Into 'Fracking Frenzy' In 'Heat & Light'

Jennifer Haigh's new novel explores the fallout of the natural gas boom in a small Pennsylvania town. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Heat & Light an "exquisitely designed, semi-satirical social novel."
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Friend Or Fiend? 'Pit Bull' Explores The History Of America's Most Feared Dog

Author Bronwen Dickey says the idea of pit bulls as predators is based on myth and misinformation. In the early Hollywood era, Dickey says, the dogs were often chosen to appear in comedies.
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Bluefin Blues: Valuing A Tuna Species Before It's Too Late

Our appetite for the Pacific bluefin — prized for its tender, flavorful flesh — has reduced stocks to just 2.6 percent of original levels. The incentive to save bluefin is ecological — and financial.
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The Code Switch Podcast Is Coming! Get A Sneak Peek!

You've been asking for it. We've been cranking on it. And now, it's happening: the Code Switch podcast!
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More Than A Mistress: Madame De Pompadour Was A Minister Of The Arts

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, may be best known as King Louis XV's chief mistress. But she was also a well-educated tastemaker, a patron of the arts and an artist in her own right.
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Avant Garde Influences The Blockbuster In 'Uncharted 4'

J.J. Sutherland and Chris Suellentrop of the podcast "Shall We Play a Game" review the latest from the Uncharted video game franchise, which will be released Tuesday for the PlayStation system, featuring intrepid explorer Nathan Drake back in action.
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Richard Russo Returns To North Bath, NY, In 'Everybody's Fool'

The Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Empire Falls says his characters are inspired by his parents' working-class World War II generation. Russo's new novel is set in a small town in upstate New York.

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