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Samin Nosrat, author of the cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking. Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption

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Samin Nosrat Is Making Space At The Table

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John Draper pours glyphosate into the tank of his sprayer at the University of Maryland's Wye Research and Education Center. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Safe Or Scary? The Shifting Reputation Of Glyphosate, AKA Roundup

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Quilp, the epitome of evil in Charles Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop, seen here with Little Nell, is a dwarf with the head of a giant and a "few discolored fangs" for teeth. But his most grotesque trait is his trick of drinking "boiling tea without winking" and eating "hard eggs, shell and all." Culture Club/Getty Images hide caption

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A Mixologist's Guide To 'No-Proof' Cocktails

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Beer archaeologist Travis Rupp inspects his latest "Ale of Antiquity," George Washington Porter, surrounded by the oak barrels it fermented in at Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, Colo. Dustin Hall/The Brewtography Project hide caption

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"I had one day I worked six hours and made $50. It really wasn't worth it. ... But it doesn't happen that often," says Hilary Gordon, who works as a shopper for the grocery delivery app Instacart in a suburb of Sacramento, Calif. "The other day I worked 11-and-a-half hours and made $265. Great? No. But good." Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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Why Suburban Moms Are Delivering Your Groceries

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New research confirms what we've been hearing for years: Cooking from scratch and eating "real food" is healthier than consuming the highly processed foods that make up the majority of calories in the American diet. The problem is that knowing this doesn't make it any more doable for the average family. Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd./Getty Images hide caption

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Confusion over whether food is still safe to eat after its "sell by" or "use before" date accounts for about one-fifth of food waste in U.S. homes, the FDA says. The agency is urging the food industry to adopt "best if used by" wording on packaged foods. zoranm/Getty Images hide caption

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To Reduce Food Waste, FDA Urges 'Best If Used By' Date Labels

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Demonstrators march to McDonald's corporate headquarters in Chicago on Thursday to demand $15-per-hour wages for fast food workers. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Protests Over Sexual Harassment At McDonald's Grow As Shareholders Meet

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Lost In Austria? McDonald's Can Help With A Hotline To The U.S. Embassy

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The banquet of a noble Roman in ancient Rome was more than a lavish social meal, it was a crucial power tool — a way of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer. Bildagentur-online/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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