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What take-out food reveals about US history

Posted July 28th, 2016 at 12:54 pm (UTC-5)
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From fast-food restaurants to pizza delivery, the history of take-out food can tell us plenty about American history because what we eat and how we eat it, often reflects the changes taking place in society at any particular time. “You can learn a lot from food,” says Emelyn Rude, a food historian and author of Tastes […]

Tennessee Pyramid Brings Outdoors Inside

Posted May 27th, 2016 at 1:52 pm (UTC-5)
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Online retail sales in the U.S. keep rising, reaching nearly $93 billion in the year’s first quarter, as the Department of Commerce reported this month. Their annual growth has outpaced that of in-store retail by a rate of at least 15 percent to 3 percent since 2010, Marketplace reports. But consumers sometimes want an immersive […]

Move Over Millennials, Here Comes iGeneration

Posted May 6th, 2016 at 3:11 pm (UTC-5)
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There’s been a lot of talk recently about millennials overtaking baby boomers to become the largest living generation. Millennials — people born between 1981 to 1997 — are the best educated and most diverse generation to date. They might also be a bridge to the future. “The millennials are a transition between a white America into […]

Goodbye Ketchup, Hello Sriracha! How Immigrants Transform US Cuisine

Posted May 4th, 2016 at 8:34 am (UTC-5)
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Ketchup, a tangy tomato sauce that Americans put on hamburgers and dip French fries into, has long been America’s favorite condiment, but an upstart with Asian roots is beginning to make inroads. Sriracha, a hot sauce usually made from chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt, probably originated in Thailand, but is increasingly showing up […]

What Your First Name Reveals About Who You Vote For

Posted May 2nd, 2016 at 11:47 am (UTC-5)
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People named Chad are more likely to be Republicans and those named Bobby, Betty and Curtis tend to support Donald Trump for president. The Jonathans are usually Democrats and people named Juan, Liz or Mohammad are more likely to lean toward Hillary Clinton. That’s the finding of a project put together by Verdant Labs, which […]

Trump Says American Dream Is Dead, Is He Right?

Posted April 25th, 2016 at 1:51 pm (UTC-5)
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Donald Trump has famously declared that the American Dream is dead, but the majority of middle class Americans seem to disagree with the Republican presidential frontrunner. Sixty-three percent of people surveyed earlier this year believe they are living the American Dream. That finding suggests American optimism hasn’t been a casualty of the recession, despite a report that […]

Are Kids Really to Blame for Women Earning Less?

Posted April 15th, 2016 at 1:22 pm (UTC-5)
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A woman who works full-time earns almost $11,000 less each year than her male counterparts, a difference that adds up to nearly a half-million dollars over the course of a career, and nowhere is the gender gap more apparent than in rural areas of the United States, according to a Congressional report released this month. […]

Does Bias Impact Price of US Ethnic Food?”

Posted April 13th, 2016 at 1:54 pm (UTC-5)
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Does how we feel about a certain ethnic group determine how much people are willing to pay for that group’s cuisine? If you ask Krishnendu Ray, a professor of food studies at New York University, the answer is yes. 10 MOST EXPENSIVE ETHNIC CUISINES (2014) French Japanese American Continental Italian Spanish Greek Korean Indian Mexican “Basically, […]

Why Asian Americans Are the Most Educated Group in America

Posted April 11th, 2016 at 12:02 pm (UTC-5)
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Asian-Americans are the highest-earning and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They’re also the best educated, as new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrate. More than half of Asians in the United States, 54 percent, have at least a bachelor’s degree. That’s up from 38 percent in 1995. It’s an impressive number, […]