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How To Save A Public Library: Make It A Seed Bank

A small-town library in Colorado is lending more than just books. Patrons can now check out seeds and farm them. After the crops are harvested, the patrons return the seeds from the best fruits and vegetables so the library can lend them out to others.

Carrot Juice Instead Of Coke? USDA Proposes New School Snack Rules

The proposed rules would limit snacks to a maximum of 200 calories and promote options like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Experts say this many fewer calories each day, over years, can add up to big calorie savings.

Where's The Beef? Burger King Finds Horsemeat In Its U.K. Patties

The fast food giant said this week that some of its burgers in Britain and Ireland were found to contain horsemeat. That's prompted a Twitter campaign and threats of a boycott.

An Oscar-Nominated Guacamole: Your Friday Visual Feast

Guacamole Fresh is up for an Academy Award later this month. The extremely short animated film is a charming stop-motion take on the beloved Mexican dish. The twist? See the ingredients.

Pig Out In The Winter Or When Money's Tight? Blame Evolution

Why do we reach for that handful of M&Ms and other high-calorie treats under stress? In prehistoric times, such gluttony was probably a useful response to scarcity. That "feast before famine" instinct is less helpful in modern times, when obesity is a bigger health risk than starvation – but evolution hasn't had a chance to catch up.