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Whole Foods is falling to competitors because of one mistake

The company's shares have fallen 25% in the past three months as analysts worry that the brand won't be able to attract new customers.<p>Supermarket chain Kroger is expected to surpass Whole Foods as the nation's top seller of organic food, while Trader Joe's sells twice as much per square foot.<p>Whole …

Trader Joe's

Here's Why Food Historian Doreen Fernandez is a Vital Part of Today's Culinary Scene

Here’s Why Food Historian Doreen Fernandez is a Vital Part of Today’s Culinary Scene<p>Once upon a time, Filipino food was not something people raved …

Wes Anderson Designed A Cafe And It Will Make Your Dreams Come True

Fit for a royal Tenenbaum.

The Best Cities in Which to Work for an Entrepreneur

Forget about best cities for starting a business. How about the best cities for working for a small business?<p>We've seen, and run, plenty of stories about which cities are the best for starting and building a business. But how about the employees? What are the best cities in which to work for a …

Small Business

What Richard Branson Would Tell His 22-Year-Old Self

As graduation season looms, successful entrepreneurs share the lessons they would teach their younger selves.<p>It's no secret that Millennials behave differently from their older, wiser counterparts. With so much of their lives ahead of them, twentysomethings have little experience to go on.<p>This …

Talk Shows

Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

<i>This post originally appeared at Ensia, and was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit investigative news organization.</i><p>Midway through spring, the nearly bare planting beds of Carolyn Leadley’s Rising Pheasant Farms, in the Poletown neighborhood of …

Urban Agriculture

7 questions you should ask a startup CEO during a job interview

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

There's a place that's nearly perfect for growing food. It's not California.

A cotton field in Georgia. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/georgiadepartmentofagriculture/8116216862/in/photostream/">Georgia Department of …

Earth Day: 5 Foods to Save the Planet

Tomorrow (April 22) is Earth Day, and unless you have an earnest elementary-school child working on a science project or are in an eco-profession, it may go by unnoticed like so many Flag Days before it.<p>Our meal choices, from foods shipped from faraway places to our wasting 30 percent of the …

5 Ways to Shop and Cook Your Way to Less Food Waste (No Dumpster Diving Required)

A new documentary on wasted food shows just how much of our groceries are ending up in the trash. Here's how to be smarter about shopping and cooking, while also cutting down on your food waste.<p>Here is a list of all the food I threw out last week while cleaning my refrigerator: An almost-full bunch …

20 books to read in 2015: TED-Ed Educators share their top 5 must-reads

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was the classic “read more books” and you haven’t so much as opened a magazine, we’re here to provide some …

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<i>Thea Maria Carlson is Director of Programs and Robert Karp is Executive Director at the Biodynamic Association, a nonprofit association of</i> …

Netflix will make 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' TV show

It's been 10 years since <i>Lemony Snickets' A Series of Unfortunate Events</i> was made into a movie, and you've probably accepted by now that there won't be a second one. We're not about to tell you that there will be (that's the sad truth), but you will see the Baudelaire orphans on screen again, now …

10 Companies That Are Rethinking Food Waste

<i>With a busy week behind you and the weekend within reach, there’s no shame in taking things a bit easy on Friday afternoon. With this in mind, every</i> …

Sustainability

28 Outstanding Coffee Shops in NYC

Where to drink coffee in New York City<p>While New York is full of great coffee, the sea of cafes can be hard to navigate. Here to help is a guide to New York's top coffee shops. This map shares where to find the brightest espresso, the best-made cappuccino, or just a really good drip coffee.<p><i>Note:</i> …

Coffee

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

April 27, 2015 — <i>Editor’s note: This story was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit investigative</i> …

Should California produce farming move to Arkansas?

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Mother Jones <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>California is by far the dominant …

Seattle CEO who cut his pay sees a 'moral imperative' to bridge income gap

Dan Price was about a mile into a Sunday hike on scenic Mt. Si when he knew what he had to do to change his life — and the lives of others.<p>His hiking partner and close friend had just been notified that her rent was going up. She had no idea how she would afford the extra couple hundred dollars a …

Slack's massive new funding round is everything amazing and insane about the startup bubble

More cheddar for Mr. Butterfield<p>Slack announced yesterday that it raised $160 million at a $2.8 billion valuation. The company hasn't spent a penny of the $120 million it raised just last October. When Slack raised that money, founder Stewart Butterfield said it was enough to last them 60 years. …

The 10 Most Walkable Cities in America

Cities that make life easier for pedestrians are, to many, better places to live. Studies have shown that walkable urban areas are healthier, …

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

These New Videos from Nike Women Will Inspire You to Kick Some Exercise Ass

Fitness challenge? You're about to handle it.<p>You know how, sometimes, before a workout, exercising feels like the last thing you want to do—how, sometimes, when you're in the <i>middle</i> of a workout, it feels like the last thing you want to do—and then, afterward, it feels like the best decision you …

An Airbnb For Water Could Help Farmers With California’s Devastating Drought

A startup called SWIIM has a potential solution: a system that lets farmers lease water to other farmers–kind of like an Airbnb for water.<p>“Water is a …