Jackie Mansky – Food Historian Reckons With the Black Roots of Southern Food

The kitchen is where Michael Twitty goes to tell the truth. Its where he first came out as gay to his mother and aunt. Where he found a spiritual connection to Judaism in the braids of a challah, years before converting to the religion as an adult. Where he invites others to listen to his sermons about the true origins of southern food.
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Ben Panko – Racism Harms Childrens Health, Survey Finds

Physicist andsocial justice crusaderAlbert Einstein once referred to American racism as a “disease of white people.” He was speaking metaphorically, but a host of research in recent years has shown that racism, like a disease,can harm the physical health ofbothits victims and its perpetrators. Now, the results of a national survey find that children who experience racism appear to be at higher risk of anxiety and depression, and tend to have poorer health in general.
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Jackson Landers – What the Heck Is a HellbenderAnd How Can We Make More of Them?

Jeff Briggleris leaning face-down in a freezing Missouri stream. Breathing through a snorkel and soaked up to his wetsuit-clad armpits, the Missouri resource scientist peers under rocks and probes into dark, underwater crevices. This is how you look for the rare, elusive survivors of theCarboniferous period, commonly known as hellbenders.
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Kat Eschner – Coca-Colas Creator Said the Drink Would Make You Smarter

The late nineteenth century was a time when medicine hadnt caught up with other fields,writesMark Pendergrast in his history of the Coca-Cola company. That meant people turned to the massive industry ofpatent medicines,brewed concoctions marketed by people professing medical knowledge. But patent medicines, which could contain things as harmful as arsenic or as benign as vegetables, generally didnt help.
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