Jennifer Ludden Jennifer Ludden is an energy and environment editor for NPR.

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney works the crowd as he marches in the Fourth of July parade in Amherst, N.H. Members of Generation X supported GOP candidates by a small margin in 2010. Now they are split between Romney and President Obama. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Generation X Divided Over 2012 Candidates

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To encourage healthy choices, Dow's corporate cafeteria features color-coded utensils. Healthy foods like broccoli, spinach and beets have green handles. Yellow handles mean caution, and red is for temptations like bacon bits and high-fat dressing.

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Corporations Offer Help In Trimming The Waist

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This office chair was custom-built by a company called ErgoGenesis for a client who exceeded the 600-pound limit of its other chairs. It cost $1,800.

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Workplaces Feel The Impact of Obesity

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A New Openness For Donor Kids About Their Biology

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Ask For A Raise? Most Women Hesitate

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Anti-government protesters demonstrate as night falls in Tahrir, or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 1. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. Tara Todras-Whitehill/AP hide caption

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Boomers Take The 'Retire' Out Of Retirement

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A full moon over Cinderella Castle at Disney World on Dec. 21, 2010, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. David Roark/Disney/Getty Images hide caption

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Disney's New Attraction: The Happiest Lines On Earth

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Despite New Law, Gender Salary Gap Persists

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Patient Interpreters Save Money, But Who Pays?

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In Rural Wisconsin, German Reigned For Decades

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U.S. Economy Discourages Foreign Day Laborers

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After Raid, Iowa Meatpacker Seeks Palau Workers

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