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  • The costs of cheap meat

    The costs of cheap meat
    If you adjust for inflation and income, Americans have never spent less on food than they have in recent years. And yet many feel we've also never paid such a high price. U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show the average American spent just 9.5...
  • Seattleites spent 120 million hours volunteering in 2010

    Seattleites spent 120 million hours volunteering in 2010
    More than 60 million Americans volunteered 8.1 billion hours of their services in 2010 in work valued at nearly $173 million, according to a new report. Whether it is tutoring and mentoring students, fundraising, job training or assisting during...
  • Ten @ 10: Things not to say at the farmers market

    Ten @ 10: Things not to say at the farmers market
    The farmers market season has begun and fans of the region’s asparagus (now), strawberries (soon) and tomatoes and peaches (later this season) will be lining up at their favorite purveyors for the locally grown fruits and vegetables (no, you won&...
  • Costco won't carry pork from farm that allegedly abuses pigs

    Costco won't carry pork from farm that allegedly abuses pigs
    Retail warehouse chain Costco released a statement this afternoon saying it will no longer carry pork products from Iowa Select Farms, whose alleged gruesome practices were captured on an undercover video released Wednesday by animal rights group Mercy...
  • Pakistani mangoes hit Chicago and the U.S.

    Pakistani mangoes hit Chicago and the U.S.
    Despite a recent souring of U.S.-Pakistan relations, a new trade development promises to sweeten things up. It’s the debut of Pakistani mangoes, the first shipment of which touched down at O’Hare on Thursday night. After a quick trip to...
  • Click it, even if it doesn't warrant a ticket

    Click it, even if it doesn't warrant a ticket
    You use seat belts, right? Most people do. The undeniable safety advantages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ubiquitous "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the fear of seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror all help...
  • Drink events

    Drink events
    Wine dinner: Winemaker Sean Minor pairs his wines, including the popular Four Bears Cabernet, with a six-course menu. $100; 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Lemon Tree Grocer, 5101 Michel Drive, Downers Grove; tickets, 630-969-9869 Pairing tips: Jessica Bell of the...
  • What else are you going to do with all that corn?

    What else are you going to do with all that corn?
    Because Iowa is the nation's top corn-producing state it should, in turn, produce bourbon, thought Jeff Quint, founder of Cedar Ridge Distillery, when he first began distilling vodka in 2004. That's because bourbon, by definition, is a whiskey made of a...
  • "Generation A" by Douglas Coupland

    "Generation A" by Douglas Coupland
    "Generation A" By Douglas Coupland Scribner, $24 Early in Douglas Coupland's new novel "Generation A," a young Frenchman named Julien rants that he is "angry at the fabric of time, at whatever it is that makes time seem to drag on forever, that makes...
  • Marco Andretti has enjoyed the opportunity — and expectations — that come with his famous family

    Marco Andretti has enjoyed the opportunity — and expectations — that come with his famous family
    You have to give Marco Andretti credit. He's an Indy Car driver, which would be something for any 24-year-old to be proud of. But for Andretti, having the guts to choose that profession is something many twenty-somethings wouldn't want to take on. His...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...