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Amanda Baker
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Foodie, adventurer, homebody, 9-to-5er
Foodie, adventurer, homebody, 9-to-5er

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"Monsanto, along with other chemical corporations, has also been fighting to block mandatory state and federal labeling of genetically engineered foods for years. Their lawsuit is yet another example of the company’s continued commitment to denying consumers’ right to know"

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" 8,619 tenants officially received eviction notices from 2010 to 2015. Remember how the city has a population of about 900,000? Accounting for migration, that means that around 1% of the city was served eviction notices (remember, more than one person lives in most units)."

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"For well meaning people who want to help the refugee crisis, or make your donations directly to an organization like UNICEF, write a check, or just write “for the drinks last night” in the note."

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"The consequences are dire, and expensive. Infected food workers cause about 70% of reported norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, norovirus costs about $2 billion in the United States for healthcare and lost productivity from foodborne illness, according to the agency."

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"Algae happen to be one of the most promising sources of biofuel we’ve got. If we could harvest deadly blooms and juice them for fuel, we’d be cleaning up the environment and our energy profile in one fell swoop."

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"Until now, it was assumed that sea levels rose an average of 0.7 to 1.0 millimeters a year due to this "thermometer effect." According to the new calculations, however, the ocean's expansion contributed with about 1.4 millimeters a year—in other words, almost twice as much as previously assumed. "This height difference corresponds to roughly twice the volume from the melting ice sheets in Greenland," says Dr. Rietbroek."


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"It is time to think creatively about how Greek debt and migration into Europe could be linked into a diplomatic package that helps to fix both problems"

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Interesting article looking at the procrastination and 'ignore it for now' reaction to having an overwhelming amount of too many choices. 
                                                                                                               "There’s another problem with choice: it can be more apparent than real – that is, a seeming increase in choice masks the fact that you’re paying more for the same stuff you had before."

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