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What items do you use regularly that you couldn’t bear to share? The collaborative economy values access over ownership. FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/ViUA0B

What items do you use regularly that you couldn’t bear to share? The collaborative economy values access over ownership. FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/ViUA0B

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High grain costs, caused by severe drought, are hitting dinner tables from Guatemala to China. But the world has learned valuable lessons since the food shocks of 2008. Will it be enough to prevent social unrest?
FULL STORY: How rising food prices are impacting the world

High grain costs, caused by severe drought, are hitting dinner tables from Guatemala to China. But the world has learned valuable lessons since the food shocks of 2008. Will it be enough to prevent social unrest?

FULL STORY: How rising food prices are impacting the world

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This is Rosa Finnegan, age 100, who works at a Boston area needle factory (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/STAFF). 
Rosa is featured in this week’s cover story - highlighting seniors working past retirement and the companies that hire them. Find the full story here. 

This is Rosa Finnegan, age 100, who works at a Boston area needle factory (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/STAFF). 

Rosa is featured in this week’s cover story - highlighting seniors working past retirement and the companies that hire them. Find the full story here

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Our cover story this week focuses on sustainable ranching, as we follow the movement of green cowboys who try to marry good stewardship of the land with making money.
From the story: “Some of the biggest land-owners in the West are embracing elements of green ranching practices, such as media moguls Ted Turner and John Malone, who oversee a combined total of 4.3 million acres – the equivalent of a couple small New England states. The movement also includes people from diverse philosophical and business backgrounds, from Peggy Dulany, a member of the Rockefeller clan, to former Wall Street hedge fund managers to caretakers for the Mormon Church.”
READ: New breed of ranchers shapes a sustainable West

Our cover story this week focuses on sustainable ranching, as we follow the movement of green cowboys who try to marry good stewardship of the land with making money.

From the story: “Some of the biggest land-owners in the West are embracing elements of green ranching practices, such as media moguls Ted Turner and John Malone, who oversee a combined total of 4.3 million acres – the equivalent of a couple small New England states. The movement also includes people from diverse philosophical and business backgrounds, from Peggy Dulany, a member of the Rockefeller clan, to former Wall Street hedge fund managers to caretakers for the Mormon Church.”

READ: New breed of ranchers shapes a sustainable West

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The family dinner – bolstered by science and popular buzz – is back: From Hollywood to the White House and out there at the dinner tables of America, the family ritual is increasingly considered the right thing to do. The food may not be haute, but the gathering is believed to to be connected to lower rates of drug use, obesity, and pregancy among teens.
How often do you have dinner with your family?
READ: The family dinner is back – not haute, but the right thing to do

The family dinner – bolstered by science and popular buzz – is back: From Hollywood to the White House and out there at the dinner tables of America, the family ritual is increasingly considered the right thing to do. The food may not be haute, but the gathering is believed to to be connected to lower rates of drug use, obesity, and pregancy among teens.

How often do you have dinner with your family?

READ: The family dinner is back – not haute, but the right thing to do



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How some veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are helping turn around a drug-infested neighborhood of Baltimore – and themselves.
READ: Veterans’ new fight: reviving inner-city America

How some veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are helping turn around a drug-infested neighborhood of Baltimore – and themselves.

READ: Veterans’ new fight: reviving inner-city America

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Can natural gas save America? Our latest cover explores the benefits and limits of looking to natural gas to stabilize energy resources in the US.

READ: With all this natural gas, who needs oil?

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Whose beliefs matter? From birth control to taxes, religion is playing an unprecedented role in campaign 2012. Can we keep the two separate?
READ: The faith factor: Religion’s new prominence in campaign 2012

Infographic: (Rich Clabaugh/Staff)

Whose beliefs matter? From birth control to taxes, religion is playing an unprecedented role in campaign 2012. Can we keep the two separate?

READ: The faith factor: Religion’s new prominence in campaign 2012

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With 2.3 million inmates behind bars in the US, the goal of volunteers in mentor programs for the 2.7 million children of prisoners is: No child left alone. Despite government cuts in funding, the programs continue.

READ: No child left alone: Volunteers mentor children of inmates