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The Bad Taste of Food Waste

While hundreds of millions go hungry, Richard Swerdlow can't abide the vast amounts of food we simply waste.

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Paid Sick Leave for Californian's

A new law gives millions of California workers new paid sick leave rights, and Jannah Manansala says it's about time.

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Paul Staley examines a key phrase from the Declaration of Independence.

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Work, Work, Work

The Germans are industrious and efficient, and they take a lot of vacation. Elizabeth Zach wonders why we don't.

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Grace

Fathers are supposed to be role models to their children. But Dick Heinzelman's son has shown him how to live gracefully.

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Tracks

Peggy Hansen follows the tracks of local wildlife for a glimpse into the life-and-death world of the animal kingdom.

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Investing in Reading

Josh Gnass and his wife read constantly to and with their kids when they were young. Did it pay off?

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Can-do Ants

Teacher Marilyn Englander says many parents want to make excuses for their children's shortcomings instead of encouraging high hopes.

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Plain as Black and White

Lisa Thomson says that whether it's with dogs or other people, assumptions that may have nothing to do with reality shape our relationships.

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Nursery Rhymes in Space

An astronaut repeats a familiar nursery rhyme and reminds CJ Hirschfield of the power of the humble bits of short children's poetry.

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