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While U.S. Economy Improves, Food Insecurity Lingers

Dawn Pierce of Boise, Idaho, still remembers the time her colleagues suggested a potluck lunch at work. “I called in sick that day because I couldn’t bring anything,” she tells The Plate. “I couldn’t afford it. I was so embarrassed.”<p>Pierce was a paralegal and a single mom who often found herself …

Agriculture

1 in 5 American kids rely on food stamps

America is a global leader on a number of fronts, including having the largest economy in the world. But here is one area where the U.S., given its …

Food Stamp Cuts Finance Child Hunger Fight

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide more than $27 million to states and tribal nations to reduce child hunger, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Monday.<p>Nevada, Kentucky, Virginia and two tribal nations will receive funding, with money going to programs like the …

Agriculture

Airbnb and Uber Are Just the Beginning. What's Next for the Sharing Economy.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you look at Uber’s financials, you might not realize that 2014 was a rough year for the company’s image. Despite being less than six years old, Uber is projected to earn $10 billion in gross revenue this year, and the company was …

Sharing Economy

How to Get the Most Out of Having a Mentor

Three Dog Night got something right when they sang, “One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.” And as entrepreneurs we pretty much feel …

Leadership

No Internet, No Credit Cards, No Problem: How Airbnb Launched In Cuba

Cuba runs on cash and almost no one has easy access to the Internet. But Airbnb found a way to beat U.S. hotels to the market nevertheless.<p>If you don’t know much about Cuba, Airbnb’s recent announcement that it has begun booking rooms there sounds pretty unremarkable. After all, Airbnb operates in …

Cuba

Nine psychological reasons why we love lists

The internet is awash with information that’s been sliced and diced into bite-sized chunks. But why do we find it so appealing? Claudia Hammond explores the canny mind tricks behind the buzz.<p><b>1. We know exactly what we’re getting</b><p>Whether it’s the 10 ways your body is disgusting or the 100 greatest …

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