How the gluten-free movement is ruining our relationship with food

Amid the rise of the fall out of gluten, there is a growing sense, largely from those who are actually studying the physiological effects of the protein, that people are being a little ridiculous.

Who actually makes the minimum wage in America today

Young, female, part-time, Southern restaurant workers without a high school degree.

Congratulations, America. You’ve finally worked long enough to pay your taxes for the year

Tax Freedom Day has arrived! Every dollar you earn after today is (theoretically) tax-free

Why pregnant women in Mississippi keep dying

The United States is the only advanced economy in the world with a rising maternal mortality rate.

The geography of heavy drinking, mapped

Where Americans drink the hardest.

Are these beautiful lettuce and tomatoes really organic? The debate over an agricultural innovation.

The latest controversy over the USDA "organic" label concerns whether produce grown in water tanks may be eligible for the designation.

Map: The unique and sometimes crazy things that each state imports most

For most states, their biggest import is energy. For Wisconsin, it’s sweaters.

Austerity has been an unmitigated disaster, and this proves it

The IMF has shown that countries that did austerity had less, not more, investment afterwards.

A powerful reddit thread reveals what it’s like to have a disability

14 things people with disabilities want you to know about how to treat them

Poetry is going extinct, government data show

America's no longer a land of poets. Now you know it.

The global economy’s weird problem is that we have too much stuff

Excesses in capital, labor and commodities are challenging some of the basic principles of conventional economics.

There may have been a poison pill in the fast-track trade bill

An amendment requiring Malaysia to come into compliance with human trafficking rules could slow resolution of the trade fight in Congress.

Why the PR industry is sucking up Pulitzer winners

The data on the loss of journalist jobs across America -- and the surge in PR jobs -- are chilling.

How Elizabeth Warren would have stopped a panic on Wall Street

She advocates a small tax on every financial transaction to eliminate flash crashes.

A stunning visualization of our divided Congress

Watch the parties peel away from each other like a cell dividing.

Two years ago, 1,129 people died in a Bangladesh factory collapse. The problems still haven’t been fixed.

While major clothing companies have made progress on upgrading the factories where they source their products, governance is still weak and infrastructure lacking.

This Microsoft ad paints a terrifying future where employees are working literally 24 hours a day

Your work isn't done until you keel over dead, Surface Pro in hand.

How to seem smart in meetings without really trying

Nod continuously while pretending to take notes, and 9 other tips to appear intelligent in meetings

Why Pret A Manger gives away so much free food to customers

People who don't eat regularly at Pret A Manger probably don't realize one of the best perks of being a customer there.

Pelosi takes a stand against currency manipulators

Her position is at odds with President Obama's efforts to negotiate a major trade deal in the Pacific.

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