September 20, 2018

Food

Massive corporations are controlling the food we eat – right down to the seeds used to grow our crops. When seed diversity falters, food security goes with it.

“Soylent,” the meal replacement shake designed to completely replace food, represents everything wrong with modern life. If you think eating is archaic, it might be perfect for you.

It's almost Yom Kippur – a time when Jews fast for a day to better focus on prayer and introspection. But according to a new study, fasting may have powerful health benefits as well.

Will Cynthia Nixon’s unusual bagel order (cinnamon raisin with lox) tank her chances for the governorship? In bagel-obsessed New York, this kind of thing matters more than you’d guess.

“What HBO’s new documentary “Swiped” and Lifetime’s scripted drama “You” tell us about the perils of living online.”

Will Cynthia Nixon’s unusual bagel order (cinnamon raisin with lox) tank her chances for the governorship? In bagel-obsessed New York, this kind of thing matters more than you’d guess.

Cuisine and technology: these are two of Israel’s most successful exports. Meet the companies in Israel’s “food tech” sector who are working to revolutionize both.

If you want to improve your cooking, turn to botany. Botanists not only know which vegetables are delicious. They know the science of why they’re delicious and can tell you exactly how to prepare them.

Pomegranate, the signature fruit of Rosh HaShannah, is a fruit beloved both for its taste and its symbolic meaning in Judaism. Scientists are now discovering its amazing health benefits as well.

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“The repression of the Turkic Uighur Muslim community in western China [.] is a key part of Beijing’s new imperial policy. Only by understanding the dynamics of Chinese empire can one grasp this brutal campaign.”

Finally, the Left has a post-Truth politician of its own. Julia Salazar’s campaign was marked by frequent and sometimes outrageous untruths. That didn’t stop her from winning her NY State Senate bid.

The political party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is emblematic of the hawkish Israeli right, but there are some holdouts in its inner ranks. Here’s a look at the last two liberals in the Likud Party.

Netflix has completely revolutionized how Americans watch TV and movies – now it wants to be recognized by the academy. Here’s a look at Netflix’s quest to win “Best Picture.”

Millennials are less prosperous than their parents, but they might be better with money. The financial crisis was a setback, but it was also a formative experience and a lesson is risk management.

The effects of screen-time on human wellbeing may not be entirely known, but new data suggests that addictive games like Fortnite could be responsible for destroying marriages.

The NFL is back, which means that America is gearing up for more heated discussions about kneelers. Here’s how to discuss NFL protests with a bit of civility.

“Teachers and students love A People’s History of the United States. But it’s as limited—and closed-minded—as the textbooks it replaces.”

Your child is an artist and every crayon drawing he or she makes is certainly a masterpiece – still, child’s artwork does pose a storage problem. Here’s an argument in favor of tossing your kid’s drawings.

Massive corporations are controlling the food we eat – right down to the seeds used to grow our crops. When seed diversity falters, food security goes with it.

Fast fashion is notoriously hard on the environment, but perhaps it doesn't have to be. Scientists are hard at work creating sustainable, biodegradable fabrics.

“In our own time, we have no High Priest and no Temple. There is no perfect setting for our approach to God and we lack the Temple rituals which welded us together at this critical moment in our calendar.”