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Jackie Pou


Decoding Jay-Z

The rap artist’s new book, “Decoded,” is part memoir, part commentary, and it overflows with photos of his New York. In this audio slideshow, writer Dream Hampton talks about collaborating with her longtime friend.


A look at the long-awaited food safety bill

In response to the approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year due to foodborne illnesses, the Senate finally passed the nation’s first food safety bill. The bill would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to stop outbreaks of sickness from unsafe foods before they arrive [...]


Study finds that CT scans can reduce lung cancer deaths

For the nearly 100 million smokers and ex-smokers in the United States, the news that CT scans could reduce the risk of death from lung cancer represents a huge step forward in early cancer detection. As things currently stand, 85 percent of those diagnosed with lung cancer will die from it. But this latest study conducted [...]


Starting your own food truck

By now, we’re all well aware of the fantastic food-truck phenomenon. But how do you do it yourself? If you’re thinking about hitting the road with your own cuisine, here are five things you Need to Know.


Street smarts: The proliferation of gourmet food trucks on city streets

Since the recession, many entrepreneurs have found success by selling gourmet food on streets across the country. One of these businessmen is Oleg Voss, who lost his job as an investment banker, and now sells Schnitzel from a truck.


Mississippi mayor leads charge against obesity epidemic

The adult obesity rate in Mississippi is the highest of any state. But one small-town mayor has made strides in improving the health of his community.

The new sheriff in town: BP

Many journalists covering the oil spill off the Gulf Coast of Louisiana are finding it difficult to cover the U.S.’s biggest oil spill disaster because of restrictions set by the British-owned company, BP.


Red meat

Good news for backyard barbecuers as we head into Memorial Day weekend: Red meat may not be totally bad for you. Here are 5 things you need to know.


The dirty dozen and clean 15 of produce

Which fruits and veggies really need to be organic, and which don’t? A new report provides guidance.