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Pork Bark and Chicken Skin

Paul Fehribach hesitates. He's standing over perhaps thirty pounds of succulent, decadent, whole hog barbecue. In a few hours, this particular barbecue pork will be declared the winner of the Whole Hog competition at the North Carolina State Barbecue Championship. The cookers, Boone Town BBQ, are …

What makes us leave a workplace? What makes us stay?

<i>This excerpt from</i> Lead Yourself First! Indispensable Lessons in Business and in Life <i>by Michelle Ray(Changemakers Books) is published with permission from the author.</i><p>How do you feel about your work environment? Are you happy or do you feel the need to move on? Workplace surveys indicate that, …

How to Wear White Dresses, Starring Fernanda Ly

The famously pink-haired model adds a personal twist to the season’s best white dresses. Take note post Memorial Day.

The Search for Life on Earth

It’s easy to forget that the search for life, here, on Earth is far from over.<p>A 2011 study in PLOS Biology reported that about 86 percent of land species and 91 percent of creatures in the oceans have yet to be discovered. For context, there are about 8.7 million identified species, though some …

Seven charts that explain the federal budget

<b>With analysis from Bill Curry:</b> With the tabling of Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s first budget, the federal government climbs out of deficit for the first time in years and sets up how the election will be fought in October. These are some of the factors that helped shape the budget.<p>1 The Surplus<p>The …


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Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish forces dealt a blow to Islamic State by capturing an important town on Friday in the latest stage of a powerful offensive in northeast Syria, a Kurdish militia spokesman said.<p>Fighters of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) carry their weapons along a street in the …

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