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Which States are the Most Vegan? And, Which States aren’t (but really want to be)?

This is the golden age for being a foodie like me. Not only can you find every cuisine but also restaurant concepts catering to the dietary …

See What Climate Change Means for the World’s Poor

Changes to weather, agriculture, and health disproportionately affect poorer countries and further complicate the Paris climate talks.<p>Climate change has been linked to increased frequency and intensity of destructive weather events, such as floods and hurricanes. But the effects of a warming planet …

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors Makes Family Tragedy, Rural Poverty Seem So Dang Cute

Deep in the heart of Dollywood, located deep in the heart of Tennessee, you’ll find a replica of Dolly Parton’s childhood home. Beside it, encased in …

Paul Ryan Just Accidentally Made a Great Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

On Thursday, Paul Ryan gave his first major policy speech as speaker of the House of Representatives. He spoke for nearly half an hour about “the …

Middle-class

Homelessness in Denver: The Cold, Hard Facts Behind Six Myths

With winter weather upon us, it’s time for some cold, hard facts about homelessness in Denver. Here are six of the most prominent myths, and the …

Entitled Techies Ponder Poverty

Silicon Valley is one of the most privileged, entitled, accomplished, and prosperous places on earth. In reality, it’s not even strictly speaking a …

San Francisco

Editor's Note

No, Free Trade Didn't Lift Millions Out of Poverty

One of the biggest myths one hears about free trade is that it has "lifted millions out of poverty." This thoughtless piece of happy-talk is a favorite boast of Thomas Friedman (author, <i>The Lexus and the Olive Tree</i>) types and those who never woke up from the late-1990s dream of uncontrolled …

Economics

California's economy is booming, so why is it No. 1 in poverty?

From a quick glance at the headline numbers, California’s economy looks to be in its strongest shape in years.<p>Over the last four years, California has added jobs at a rate faster than all but six other states, and faster than the U.S. overall.<p>The state unemployment rate is at 5.9%, the lowest since …

Customer Service

AP PHOTOS: Lonely McDonald's death highlights 'McRefugees'

HONG KONG (AP) — As other diners in the McDonald's enjoyed their Big Macs past midnight early last month, no one noticed the middle-aged woman who appeared to be sleeping at her table.<p>The woman, wearing a grey coat and slippers, abruptly slumped over at about 1:20 a.m., according to surveillance …

Hong Kong

Homeless Man Dies Saving Hostage Victim

A homeless man who died saving the life of a woman being held hostage by a gunman in Brazil is being hailed a hero.<p>Luiz Antonio da Silva took an unnamed woman hostage for an hour on the steps of São Paulo Cathedral Friday afternoon, according to Yahoo7 News. Video captured on the scene shows …

Homelessness

Matt Black's 'moral' photography of America's sprawling poverty

The new Magnum nominee's The Geography of Poverty maps, via geo-tagging, the forgotten, marginalised communities of modern America<p>“It’s a very simple …

Working-class

What some of the richest people in America say about the poor when they think no one is listening

A Facebook page for tony Manhattan residents is a cesspool of racist vitriol and complaints about the homeless<p>The photo shows a tiny blonde woman sitting on the sidewalk in front of a newsstand, wearing combat boots and striped blue-and-white socks pulled over her ankles. A dog is sleeping beside …

Homelessness

It Is Illegal To Feed The Homeless In Cities All Over The United States

By Michael Snyder<p>http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com<p>What would you do if a police officer threatened to arrest you for trying to share a sandwich with …

Here's Amazon's Pitch for Its New E-book Subscription Service

The big question: Why is Amazon selling this for $10 a month instead of bundling it into Prime?<p>Amazon has formally unveiled “Kindle Unlimited,” its $10-a-month e-book subscription service.<p>We first heard about this earlier this week, when GigaOm’s Laura Hazard Owen surfaced promotional materials for …

Digital magazines store Magzter adds e-books, aims to cross a million books by 2014 end

Chennai and US-based Magzter Inc., which owns and operates the digital magazines store Magzter.com has recently launched an e-store for books with …

If you love books then you should be rooting for Amazon, not Hachette or the Big Five

Advertisement<p>88 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/Vladimir Melnikov<p>As Amazon (s amzn) continues to tighten the screws on book publishers like Hachette — …

Strategic principles for competing in the digital age

Digitization is rewriting the rules of competition, with incumbent companies most at risk of being left behind. Here are six critical decisions CEOs …

Innovation

Ebook Strategies for Librarians and Publishers

<i>E-Content Quarterly</i> Editor Mirela Roncevic on Sunday served as moderator for a panel of librarians and publishers who discussed “Leading with Ebooks: …

Indie Authors: Pricing Your Ebooks

Pricing an ebook may be one of the hardest pieces of marketing when self-publishing. After writing, editing, proofing, designing, packaging, …

INscribe Digital Debuts E-book Tracking Tool

E-book distributor INscribe Digital has launched INstore, a new digital tool that allows publishers to track the real-time availability of their …

Goodreads users can now sync Amazon purchases with their accounts

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Since Amazon(s AMZN) acquired book-based social networking site Goodreads about a year ago, the retailer has gradually been …