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Hungry on Campus: Are College Students the Hidden Face of Food Insecurity?

Hungry on Campus: Are College Students the Hidden Face of Food Insecurity?

College kids, they say, are always hungry. But Alabama A&M University student Justin Franks noticed hunger went beyond the stereotypical late-night noodle cravings. A desk worker in his dorm, F...

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Bummed Out About the Election? These 5 Food System Heroes Will Brighten Your Day

Bummed Out About the Election? These 5 Food System Heroes Will Brighten Your Day

Are you a bit down on humanity these days? We don’t blame you. So are we. As our two candidates for the highest office in the land rip one another to shreds, it seems like we’re more divided as a n...

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Coke and Pespi Give Money to Health Groups—While Fighting Against Health Legislation

Coke and Pespi Give Money to Health Groups—While Fighting Against Health Legislation

Imagine a cigarette company financially backing health and anti–smoking organizations, and then turning around and fighting laws that help people stop smoking. Or a gun manufacturer donating to ant...

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Are They Causing Infertility in Men?

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Are They Causing Infertility in Men?

Between 2008 and 2012, the birth rate dropped five percent in some of the world’s biggest industrialized countries, including the United States, Japan, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. And ...

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Take 2 Cucumbers and Call Me in the Morning: Why Some Doctors Are Prescribing Veggies

Take 2 Cucumbers and Call Me in the Morning: Why Some Doctors Are Prescribing Veggies

The great father of medicine, Hippocrates, famously said the following: “Let food be thy medicine.” We haven’t always heeded his advice. The pharmaceutical industry has exploded over the last centu...

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How the just keep livin Foundation and Thrive Market Are Helping Teens Make Healthier Choices

How the just keep livin Foundation and Thrive Market Are Helping Teens Make Healthier Choices

For many teenagers in the United States, studying for finals or figuring out who to ask to homecoming is the least of their worries. Nearly 7 million young people live in food insecure households, ...

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5 Reasons Why Shopping at a Farmers Market Helps Save the World

5 Reasons Why Shopping at a Farmers Market Helps Save the World

Your weekly trip to the farmers market might feel like another mundane errand, but it's really much more important than that.

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3 Reasons to Put Down Your Smartphone and Try Mindful Eating

3 Reasons to Put Down Your Smartphone and Try Mindful Eating

Look at almost any ancient culture around the world, and you’ll find a culture of food. But not just food, meals. With real people—often family—real food, and few distractions. Historically, mealti...

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5 Reasons Why Sports Drinks Are Just as Bad as Soda

5 Reasons Why Sports Drinks Are Just as Bad as Soda

With the Olympics about to kick off in Rio De Janeiro, we can expect to be inundated with a number of things. Touching recaps from Bob Costas every evening. A fierce women’s gymnastics team. Jamaic...

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Is ‘Cockroach Milk’ the Superfood of the Future?

Is ‘Cockroach Milk’ the Superfood of the Future?

There are few people who see a cockroach jet out from under a heap of stinking trash and think, “I’d eat that.”

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6 Reasons Childhood Obesity Is Even Worse Than We Thought

6 Reasons Childhood Obesity Is Even Worse Than We Thought

For the bulk of history, humans struggled to eat enough—from the time of hunter-gatherers living in a wild and dangerous world right up to modernity. Only with the advent of large-scale agriculture...

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The Truth About Caffeine Withdrawals

The Truth About Caffeine Withdrawals

“I think my interest in it is deeply psychological,” says Catherine Manzanares, Thrive Market’s Content Marketing Manager. “I use it as an excuse to wake up.”

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