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9 Ways to Eat Better Without Really Trying

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Confused About Wheat and Gluten? 4 Facts That Will Surprise You

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People on Food Stamps Make Healthier Grocery Decisions Than Most of Us

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Why You Should Stop Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Christian Singer Who Sold His Song to "Fifty Shades of Grey": "I Thought It Was a Rom-Com"

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Is Your Dentist Ripping You Off?

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Which Cut of Meat Is Least Likely to Make You Sick?

Every time you eat, you're rolling the germ dice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 Americans contracts a foodborne illness annually; 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. Pathogens from meat kill more people than those from any other food group. A CDC study found that between 1998 and 2008, contaminated meat was responsible for 29 percent of all deaths from foodborne illness (23 percent of deaths were from produce, 15 percent from dairy and eggs, and 6.4 percent from fish and shellfish).

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Inside the Secret History Behind the GOP's Latest 20-Week Abortion Ban

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Craft Beer Uses 4 Times As Much Barley As Corporate Brew

For decades, US beer lovers have denounced corporate-made brew as watered-down swill. Just how diluted is the product peddled by the two enormous dinosaurs that dodder over the US beer market, InBev (maker of Bud) and MillerCoors? In a delicious new report, the US Department of Agriculture has numbers.

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The Ailments Bacon Can Cure

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A Not-So-Brief and Extremely Sordid History of Cheerleading

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Not all is sunny and chipper in the world of professional cheerleading this year. NFL cheerleaders from five squads sued their teams last spring, alleging sub-minimum-wage pay, mandatory "jiggle tests," and other degrading working conditions. Since then, some NHL "ice girls"—hockey's cheerleaders—have spoken up with similar complaints. All this got me wondering: How did we get here?

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What Happened When I Got a Job at a Soul-Crushing, Abusive Warehouse

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How Our Brains Perceive Race

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The Looming Olive Oil Apocalypse

The world's most celebrated olive oil comes from sun-drenched groves of Italy. But Italy is also a hotbed of olive oil subterfuge, counterfeit, and adulteration—and has been since Roman times, as Tom Muellar showed in an eye-opening 2007 New Yorker piece (which grew into a book called Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil.)  Next year, getting real olive oil from Italy is going to be even harder than usual. Here's the LA Times' Russ Parsons:

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6 Things You Should Really Know About Your Turkey

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8 Craziest Candidates Who Might Actually Win

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No, Gut Bacteria Is Not the Answer to All Your Health Problems

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Two Years in Jail for a Prank? Try Simulated Oral Sex with A Statue

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Raw Sugar Is Hyped as a Healthier Alternative to Refined, But It's Exactly the Same

Along with plain white refined sugar, most hip coffee shops now offer "raw" sugar. I usually go with raw: The golden crystals and brown paper packets somehow make me think it's more wholesome than the conventional white stuff, which, as highlighted in a previous Mother Jones investigation, many scientists now believe is far worse for you than the industry would have us think.

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Here's What Happens to Police Officers Who Shoot Unarmed Black Men

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7 Reasons Why the Rent Is Too Damn High

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Meet the CNN Anchor Who Called Fox News "Ignorant F#&ksticks" Over Climate Change

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Scientists Discover the Fascinating Psychological Reason Why Conservatives Are…Conservative

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The "Rich Idiot" Effect: Why Rich Republicans Are More Opposed to Climate Science Than Poor Ones

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