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Meet the Real Jared Kushner

He’s a lot tougher than he looks.<p><i>Editor's note: The original version of this story said, incorrectly, that a representative for Kushner did not reply to a request for comment. In fact, an email was sent to the wrong address. POLITICO Magazine regrets the error. It is our policy to seek the input of</i> …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s potato recipes

Forget the diet police: the potato is a hero ingredient to me<p>In the nursery rhyme One Potato, Two Potatoes, Three Potatoes, Four, the number of potatoes keeps going steadily up – which makes sense to me, because they are utterly delicious. But in the real world, sales of potatoes have been going …

Food

Homeless vets with families: An untold part of veterans' struggles

In 2010, the Obama administration announced the ambitious goal of ending homelessness among veterans. Over the last year, the number of veterans who …

Trump’s Food Stamp Reform Would Close the Trap of Dependency

President Donald Trump’s newly released budget contains a proposed food stamp reform, which the left has denounced as a “horror” that arbitrarily …

Ben Carson and the Poverty ‘State of Mind’

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Comments on Poverty Start Uproar” (news article, May 26), about Ben Carson calling poverty a “state of mind”:<p>Statements like this by Mr. Carson, secretary of housing and urban development, encapsulate everything that is wrong with the current Republican administration, and …

North Carolina Poised To Reform Welfare Programs To Protect Truly Needy

After seven years, North Carolina is on track to reform their past costly welfare expansions that have led to the state attracting many new enrollees, but trapped many in poverty in the process. The legislative reform agenda includes a vital and common sense change to increase the frequency of …

In poverty, groceries can be five times more expensive, as this video stunt shows.

A hidden camera in a San Francisco grocery store last year captured patrons' reactions when their items ring up as five times more expensive, …

How Some Kids Escape Poverty

Just 16 percent of children who grow up in poverty manage to become economically successful adults. How do they do it?<p>More than 1 in 10 American children spend more than half their childhood in poverty—that’s a whopping nine million kids. Most of these children, the majority of whom are African …

Rent or food: The choice some older renters have to make

AS THE rental affordability crisis spirals out of control throughout Australia, research has shown that less than two private rental homes in every …

Government migrant crackdown punishes children | Abi Brunswick

Our charity works with migrant families facing destitution and the prospect of their children having to sleep on night buses or in police stations<p>When the government first introduced its plans to create a “hostile environment” for migrants, the rhetoric was about immigration control, rather than …

How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality

The son of a minister, Ohene Asare grew up poor. His family immigrated from Ghana when he was 8 and settled down in West Bridgewater, Mass., a town 30 miles south of Boston, where he was one of the few black students at the local public school. “It was us and this Jewish family,” Asare remembered. …

Housing

Hunger In Rural America Is Less Visible, But Just As Pressing

The nation's hungriest counties are predominantly rural, according to new research.<p>When it comes to hunger in America, there’s both good and bad news.<p>The good news is that the percentage of Americans living in “food insecure” households — meaning their eating patterns are disrupted or their food …

Peru poverty rate dips in 2016 in first test of Kuczynski's goal

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru’s poverty rate dipped by 1.1 percentage points in 2016 to 20.7 percent, government data showed on Wednesday, in line with modest declines seen the prior two years after several years of sharp poverty reduction.<p>A woman and child walk on the hills of Villa Maria del Triunfo, a …

Poverty Rate

Poverty Is Going Extinct But The Middle Class Is Still In Trouble

On a global basis, the number of people trapped in extreme poverty has dropped this century. That trend does not mean everyone everywhere is living …

Don’t blame poverty on the poor

64 Quick Main-Course Salad Recipes for Busy Weeknights

It's easy to love a salad packed with such familiar ingredients as turkey breast, avocado, and Monterey Jack cheese -- and even easier with no-fuss buttermilk dressing.

hi gina, just made this recipe (the chicken versio...

hi gina,<br>just made this recipe (the chicken version) from your cookbook and i wondered if the calorie count included the tortillas?<br>ps. it was VERY …