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Today, veggie burgers are engineered to be more like meat than could have been conceived in the basement health-food stores of the 1980s or the sanitariums of a century prior. Deb Lindsey/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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"Trucking is not a 9 to 5 job. It's really a 24-hour operation," says Cody Blankenship, owner of 4BTrucking, which operates out of Waco, Texas. He logs about 100,000 miles a year on the road. A planned run during harvest time this year will keep him away from home, and his young daughters, for a five-week stretch. Courtesy of hide caption

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Time Tells Its Own Story: A Labor Day Fable

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