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The Drought Is Killing Oregon's Wild Mushrooms

As Oregon suffers though the drought plaguing the West Coast too, the state's prized wild mushrooms have begun to disappear. Looks like its domesticated criminis for dinner again.<p>Four years ago, the Oregon coastline messed me up for life.<p>No matter where I looked, there were mushrooms everywhere: …

Reformers Seek to Undo Growth of New 'Debtors' Prisons'

In the three decades since the U.S. Supreme Court banned jailing people because they couldn't afford to pay fines, the practice has crept back into fashion, giving rise to what critics describe as a new generation of debtors' prisons.<p>And now comes the backlash.<p>A wave of investigations and lawsuits …

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Whole Foods, Expensive Cheese, and the Dilemma of Cheap Prison Labor | VICE News

On the heels of a public apology in June by Whole Foods CEOs over allegations that the store overcharges customers for seafood, produce, and other goods weighed by the pound, the grocery chain is now receiving a fresh round of criticism for its use of cheap prison labor to produce some of those …

Fiddleheads Are the Beyoncé of Foraged Foods

We’re kicking off our foraging series with the queen diva—the Beyoncé, if you will—of springtime foraging. The fiddlehead is a plant whose annoyingly short season is only made more finicky by its remote growing region and temperamental nature.<p>In the forager's universe, there's no time like right …

Jailed for Being Broke

A broken bail system makes poor defendants collateral damage in modern policing strategies<p>A little over a week ago, a 23-year-old construction worker …

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The 15-Minute Gentle Yoga Routine That Fights Pain

<i>Photo by Jonathan Pozniak</i><p>Don't think yoga is for you? If you're feeling stiff or achy, it may be the best medicine—no headstands required.<p>Research shows that doing a gentle yoga workout most days of the week can relieve back and arthritis pain, ramp up energy, and even temper hot flashes. And the …

40 Reasons Why Our Jails Are Full of Black and Poor People

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reports 2.2 million people are in our nation's jails and prisons and another 4.5 million people are on probation or parole in the U.S., totaling 6.8 million people, one of every 35 adults. We are far and away the world leader in putting our own people in jail. …

America cannot lock its poor in debtor's prisons to fund its police departments

Ray Charles Staten Sr. should have celebrated his 60th birthday this month. Instead, his family marked the fourth anniversary of his death. It all started, according to a lawsuit that settled in March 2015, when a small debt became a death sentence in the spring of 2011.<p>Unable to pay an outstanding …

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Eirik Johnson photographs commercial mushroom hunters in Oregon’s Cascades in “The Mushroom Camps.”

In the fall and spring, Oregon’s Cascade Range is inundated with independent entrepreneurs on the hunt for wild mushrooms. The commercial hunters set …

My Son’s Apraxia Journey Taught Me Love Needs No Words

May 14 is Apraxia Awareness Day, a day to advocate and educate others about the speech disorder that steals the voices of so many kiddos, including …

Are autistic people natural born criminals?

Associations between autism and notorious violent crimes are easy to find--they seem almost automatic. Here is one example, and another, and one …

The Best Salmon Recipes For Quick And Easy Dinners

People get intimidated when they think about cooking fish. It's delicate, very easy to overcook (or undercook), and it runs the risk of making your whole kitchen smell for days. This is to say nothing of the fact that you might not get the fish you think you're buying because of rampant mislabeling.<p>…

Quick + Easy No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bites

Quick + Easy No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bites.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 4, 2012 216<p>I love today.<p>It’s Monday, but it’s really Tuesday and even though …

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

Evocative Photos Of People Before & Instantly After Their Death

Like many of us, photographer Walter Schels had a profound fear of death. It was that same fear that caused him to avoid seeing his mother pass away, …

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How does the Lion's Mane Mushroom Boost Intelligence?

Lion’s Mane is a nootropic mushroom that also known by the names Hericium Erinaceus, Sheep’s Head, Bear’s Head and Yamabushitake. The mushroom is …

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At the Intersection of Gender and Autism – Part 3

<i>The final post of a three part series (read Part 2)</i> While many of the intersections of <i>autistic</i> and <i>female</i> in my life have been social, there are …

Fitness buff helps disabled find strength - CNN.com

Ned Norton works with a woman at his gym in Albany, New York. For the past 25 years, Norton has provided free and low-cost strength training for people living with disabilities.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>CNN Hero: Ned Norton<p>CNN Hero: Ned Norton<p>CNN Hero: Ned Norton<p>CNN Hero: Ned Norton<p>CNN Hero: Ned Norton<p>CNN Hero: …

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Line an 8-inch square pan with 2 pieces of parchment paper, allowing it to hang generously over all sides. Place the pan on a flat, heatproof surface.<p>…

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Homemade Rolls for Novice Bakers

<i>Need a holiday hand? We've got you covered with two straight weeks of Holiday Survival Recipes -- the ones you can rely on to keep your guests (and you) feeling festive.</i><p><i>Today: Homemade Rolls for Novice Bakers</i><p>Just imagine it: your family is home for the holidays -- grown children, perhaps, or …

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Are food foragers unfairly maligned?

<b>In the past few years there has been a "wild food" boom with celebrity chefs heading for the great outdoors in search of fresh ingredients. So, how practical is it to live solely on wild food? And does spurning the supermarket, as some critics have claimed, make you just a bit annoying?</b><p>Jay Rayner …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

<i>Please welcome guest author, my good friend and neighbor, master baker, and fellow food blogger Evie Lieb, who shares a recipe for a favorite</i> …

Black Pepper Cauliflower Salad

Fridays have unofficially become <i>guest lunch days</i> around here. It wasn't something planned, Fridays just seem to be the day people swing by with …

Eggless (+ Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream)

<b>Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice ‘Cream’</b><p><i>As I like, this is not too sweet and with a nice hint of peanut butter hiding behind the velvety chocolate. Omit</i> …

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Are Special Needs Students The New Fall Guys?

The ever-increasing pressure on schools to get results looks like it has found a new group of fall-guys: children with special needs.<p>For the best part of 30 years, there has been a clear trend in education towards inclusion, as children with special needs are increasingly taught alongside their …

ASPERGER SYNDROME IN GIRLS AND WOMEN: KEEPING UP APPEARANCES AND MISSED DIAGNOSIS

<b>Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism In Girls and Women</b><p>The female profile of Asperger Syndrome has largely been ignored in research (as …

Intention

Yesterday we had an interesting discussion about the word “intention.” The word was brought up innocently enough. It was used in the context of …

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Eerie & Unusual Last Meals Of Inmates On Death Row

Many people (especially families of the victims) consider death row as the final stop before taking the trip down to hell.<p>Reserved exclusively for …