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The Drunken Botanist

The Drunken Botanist A New York Times Bestseller Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet?  In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into […]

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Inside the First Terrorist Attack Against America

A version of this story first appeared on Medium Just eight weeks after Pearl Harbor, John McCloy, then the assistant Secretary of War, sat in the Oval Office with his boss, Secretary of War Henry Stimson, and the president, Franklin Roosevelt. America had declared war against Japan. There were reports that Japanese submarines were lurking off…

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When Baganda cast the spirit of death away

It is the largest undiscovered Eden in the world, the forgotten world’s greatest wonder, a perfect paradise. This journey of five thrill seekers was an entry into a place that glistened with wonder at every turn. Healing power of flora and fauna When you reach Mt Rwenzori, one of Africa’s block mountains, all your problems dissipate.…

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Produce Production!

If you’ve watched TV in the last 25 years, you’ve undoubtedly caught “Produce Pete” Napolitano lighting up the airwaves during his weekly segment on NBC’s Weekend Today in New York every Saturday morning or his appearances on such national programs as The Dr. Oz Show or The View. You’ve also no doubt come to memorize any…

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Meet the young chefs behind these healthy, globally inspired recipes

Need some creative cooking inspiration, or a few new healthy lunch recipes? Some talented elementary school kids have you covered. That’s thanks to a nationwide recipe challenge for US students that promoted cooking and healthy eating. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative, selected winners for original recipes that include…

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