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Some seemingly healthy claims can mislead shoppers. Here’s how to spot the telltale signs of ‘leanwashing.’ By now, most of us are savvy enough to know that what we choose to eat really can make a difference in our health. So we’re naturally enticed by packaged foods that call out supposedly health-conscious features like “whole [...]
By Ben Pershing, of the Washington Post, Thursday, February 28, 2:01 PM Barring a miracle, it appears Congress will be unable to avert sharp budget cuts set to hit Friday. But Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will at least try to soften the blow a bit, using her own paycheck. The Constitution says lawmakers can’t cut their own pay mid-Congress, so [...]
More Than A Month Encore! Programming: Filmmaker Shukree Tilghman proposes whether it’s time to end Black History Month in his film, “More Than a Month.” Available until March 3, 2013. Watch More Than a Month on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.
When you think of the Women’s Rights Movement in the United States, what iconic images come to mind? How about Rosie the Riveter? She’s strong, she’s capable and she’s ready to take on the job of any man. Her image has evolved from its roots as a propaganda tool (encouraging women to enter the workforce [...]
The bill’s passage sealed a hard-won political triumph for President Obama. By: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that [...]