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How Hawaii Became a Rare Covid Success Story

The islands’ geography and small population helped. But so did two enterprising doctors who pushed for aggressive tracing and testing—and sometimes found themselves at odds.

June 19, 2020



How a Young Couple Transformed an Empty Suburban Lot Into a Fantastical Food Oasis


Ensuring a green future for the last open prairie in Lakewood, Colo., won’t be easy.

July 24, 2014

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A Lifelong Fight Against Trans Fats

In the 1960s, Fred Kummerow knew trans fats were dangerous. For decades, no one believed him. Now 99 and still publishing research, he has more contrarian ideas about what really causes heart disease.

December 17, 2013

The New York Times

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For Corn Syrup, the Sweet Talk Gets Harder

With a majority of American consumers concerned over the possible health hazards of high fructose corn syrup, the sweetener has become a nutritional liability for food manufacturers. The fact that science doesn’t support this demonization seems not to matter.

April 30, 2010

The New York Times



Is America Ready To Quit Coal? 


Environmentalists are demonizing coal, but it won't be easy for power companies to wean themselves off this reliable fuel source.

February 14, 2009

The New York Times

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    Healthcare Savings Could Start in the Cafeteria

    A startup company wants to help employers cut healthcare costs by getting employees on diets of whole, unrefined foods.

    November 29, 2009

    The New York Times

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    Anglo American's Bristol Bay Controversy: Wildlife vs. Mineral Riches

    The first woman CEO of one of the world’s biggest mining companies is pushing a wildly controversial project. At stake: a half-trillion dollars’ worth of minerals, millions of wild salmon, and a new corporate strategy for a tarnished industry.

    November 2008

    Fast Company

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    Salads or No, Cheap Burgers Revive McDonald's

    McDonald’s has attracted much attention for introducing healthy food items like salads and fruit. Yet the company’s core business continues to be fast-food staples, like double cheeseburgers and fried chicken sandwiches from the Dollar Menu.

    April 19, 2006

    The New York Times

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    What Do George Bush, Arthur Levitt, Jim Baker, Dick Darman, And John Major Have In Common? (They All Work For The Carlyle Group.)

     What exactly does this cryptic investment firm do? To find out, we peeked down the rabbit hole.

    March 2002


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    Inside the Very Strange World of John Sperling

    This Arizona businessman is the real reason the world now has a cloned cat.

    April 2002


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    Silicon Valley's Money Machine

    Kleiner Perkins funded AOL, Amazon, Sun and Netscape. Here's how tech's most powerful financiers work, plus the secrets they don't want you to know. 

    October 1998


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