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How Marijuana Highjacks Your Brain To Give You The Munchies

Where there's pot, there's often an insatiable hunger. Now researchers have a big clue why: Cannabinoids, the drug in marijuana, appear to flip a neural circuit that normally tells us we're full.
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Beekeepers Push To Ban Pesticide They Identify In Hive Collapses In Maryland

Farmers and gardeners in Maryland use pesticides classed as neonicotinoids because they aren't toxic to humans, but the effects on the state's bee population has been devastating.

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Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can't Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

Melissa McSorley's job is to make food look good — and last — on camera. Sometimes that means cooking 800 Cubano sandwiches, other times it means scooping butter instead of ice cream.
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Some Thoughtful Words — And Many Unanswered Questions — After Chapel Hill

Here are some of the many powerful essays we've come across in the aftermath of this tragedy.
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Swiss Village + West Virginia + Mardi Gras Feast = Fasnacht

Isolated in the West Virginia wilderness, the tiny town of Helvetia clings to its distinctly Swiss character and foodways. It all culminates with a pre-Lenten festival where food takes center stage.
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Fat Tuesday Nordic-Style Means Big, Sweet Buns

Few of the rollicking traditions of Catholic Mardi Gras remain in heavily Lutheran Scandinavia. But the Nordic countries and their culinary outposts in the U.S. still celebrate with the yeasty treats.
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Pity For Penguins: They Can't Taste Their Dinner

Savory fish are a staple for penguins, but the poor birds lack the ability to taste the umami flavor of their meals. One hypothesis? The genes at play got frozen out of commission.
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'Party Like A President' Recalls Mixology, Mischief Inside Oval Office

In his new book, author Brian Abrams chronicles the drinking habits and debauchery of former presidents.
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America Loves Smoothies And The Frozen Foods Industry Knows It

Less than a decade ago, American consumers tended to buy frozen fruit as a dessert topping. But the smoothie craze changed how Americans eat frozen fruit — and pushed sales above $1 billion a year.
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For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Jack White is a meticulous musician, so it's no surprise that his homemade guacamole has to be well crafted, like his music. And Peruvian chef Martin Morales thinks White has a pretty good recipe.

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