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Harvest Limit On Chesapeake Menhaden Loosened, But Is It Enough?

Harvest limits on menhaden for commercial fishermen are being loosened in the Chesapeake Bay, even as the Coastal Conservation Commission agreed to start considering the impact on wildlife in future harvest limits.

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Tempted To Eat Your Baby's Table Scraps? You're Not Alone

Dan Pashman of WNYC's The Sporkful podcast weighs in on the benefits of eating kids' leftovers. "Graham crackers are better after they've been gummed by my younger daughter," he says.
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GIs Helped Bring Freedom To Europe, And A Taste For Oregano To America

Now ubiquitous, oregano was a rarity in U.S. cuisine before World War II. But the GIs who encountered it in Sicily fell for the herb, especially in pizza, fueling a boom in Italian-American cuisine.
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Taking Mom Out For Brunch? It's A Feminist Tradition

The right to dine out in public alone during the day was an early victory of the women's rights movement of the 1900s. And in post-war America, brunch became an exercise in women's lib for some.

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Is Peanut Butter The Best Present For Malnourished Teen Moms-To-Be?

Pregnant teenagers in Malawi may not get enough to eat — with dire consequences for their baby. Peanut butter could help, but the girls need to be convinced not to share it with family members.
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Promises, Promises: Is Big Food Marketing Less Junk To Kids On TV?

Back in 2006, food-industry giants pledged to market only "better-for-you" foods to children. A new study concludes they kept to the letter of that pledge, but not the spirit.
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Whole Foods Tries To Shake 'Whole Paycheck' Rep With Cheaper Spinoff

The company hopes to attract millennials, saying the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."
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Let's Talk About Death Over Dinner

Over the last two years, more than 70,000 people around the world have gathered to dine and discuss their own deaths, and the end-of-life decisions that entails. We eavesdrop on one such gathering.
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From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

Gone is the short, goofy burger thief of the 1970s and '80s. In his place, the chain has created a hunky masked man in skinny jeans and a fedora. An improvement? Tell us what you think.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 7, 2015

You can raise a glass to D.C. or watch as brass musicians raise their horns.

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