Allison Aubrey Allison Aubrey is a correspondent for NPR News.

Researchers are recruiting volunteers to participate in a four-year study trial of cocoa extract. Half of the participants will take capsules containing about as much cocoa extract as you'd get from eating about 1,000 calories of dark chocolate. Dennis Gottlieb/Getty Images hide caption

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A Chocolate Pill? Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

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Pacific white shrimp raised in Eco Shrimp Garden's indoor aqua farm in New York's Hudson Valley, which owner Jean Claude Frajmund describes as a spa for shrimp. They grow for six months before they're ready for harvest. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Indoor Shrimp Production Opens New Possibilities For Food

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Activists Gather To Push For $15 Federal Minimum Wage

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Care To Offset All Your Office Sitting? It'll Take Just An Hour A Day

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Woohoo! Get wild, all ye Starbucks employees. Now crew necks are acceptable work wear! Starbucks hide caption

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Starbucks' New Dress Code: Purple Hair And Fedoras OK, But Hoodies Forbidden

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A 12-ounce bottle of Stella Artois contains 150 calories whereas a bottle of Budweiser Select, only 120. davidgsteadman/Flickr hide caption

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Beer Bottles Will Soon Include A Reality Check: A Calorie Count

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Surplus corn is piled outside a storage silo in Paoli, Colo. Do federal farm subsidies encourage the production — and perhaps overconsumption — of things that we're told to eat less of, like high fructose corn syrup or meat produced from livestock raised on subsidized grains? Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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A new study finds people who are well-hydrated have lower body weights and lower odds of obesity. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images hide caption

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Thirsty? New Study Links Good Hydration To Slimmer Waistlines

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A Caesar salad kit. Americans buy twice as many packages of bagged salad greens as heads of lettuce these days. Is the bagged stuff just as good? If it gets you to eat more leafy greens, yes. Morgan McCloy/NPR hide caption

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As Bagged Salad Kits Boom, Americans Eat More Greens

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