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Corn Prices Making Life Difficult For N.D. Bees

The northern plains, especially the Dakotas, are home to about half of the country's honey bee hives during the summer. It's been a good place for bees because they can gather nectar and pollen from so many wildflowers. But the landscape of the area is becoming less bee-friendly, and the consequences could be felt as far away as the almond groves of California, which depend on those same bees for pollination.
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Why The Best Chocolate Is The One You Eat Last

In a recent study, people were three times more likely to favor the last chocolate when they were told no more were coming. Researchers say this built-in bias for endings might also have implications in the world of online dating.
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McDonald's Teams Up With Humane Society To Phase Out Pig Crates

The animal rights organization, a longtime critic of factory farming practices, has collaborated with McDonald's to require pork suppliers to figure out how to phase out crates that confine pregnant sows.
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For The Mazatec, Chocolate Not Just About Candy

The gooey goodness can be traced back hundreds of years to Mexico, where chocolate has been cherished by the indigenous Mazatec people. On Valentine's Day, host Michel Martin explores the history and spiritual significance of chocolate with mother and daughter duo, Natividad Estrada and Diana Xochitl Munn.
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From MIT To A Bakery: The Story Of The Sweet Lobby

Winnette McIntosh Ambrose and her brother Timothy recently won an episode of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars. They left chemical engineering to concoct treats at The Sweet Lobby boutique bakery in Washington, D.C.

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