Melody Hejnal

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Chickens That Lay Organic Eggs Eat Imported Food, And It's Pricey

The other morning, I found myself staring at something strange and unfamiliar: empty grocery shelves with the word "eggs" above them. The store, a Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C., blamed, in another sign, the dearth on "increased demand for organic eggs."<p>This scene is unfolding in grocery …

Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy

It's easy to think of "organic" and "non-GMO" as the best buddies of food. They sit comfortably beside each other in the same grocery stores — most prominently, in Whole Foods Market. Culturally, they also seem to occupy the same space. Both reject aspects of mainstream industrial agriculture.<p>In …

Maybe That BPA In Your Canned Food Isn't So Bad After All

Maybe BPA isn't so bad after all.<p>The plastic additive has been vilified by environmental advocacy groups. But the chemical had no effect on rats fed thousands of times the amount a typical person ingests, government scientists are reporting in the journal <i>Toxicological Sciences</i>.<p>The results "both …

Hundreds of foods in US contain 'ADA' plastics chemical, report finds

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group.<p>Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found …

Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Linked To Kidney Disease [Study]

Monsanto’s Roundup Ready could be linked to a fatal kidney disease, according to a new study about the popular chemical herbicide. A chronic kidney …

Do GMO Crops Increase Yields? New Report Says Maybe Not

Genetically modified crops first appeared in the United States more than 15 years ago. While some American farmers claim they benefit from growing GE …

How to Deal with Grief When You Still Have to Work

On January 17, 2014, my little sister died unexpectedly. She was just 46 years old. I got the call late in the day on that Friday afternoon, just as …

Zinc Skips Coupon Clipping and Automatically Applies Discounts Online

Chrome: We've featured a few coupon-clipping extensions in the past that make it easier to automatically find a discount and enter the code quickly …

Renthop Scores Nearby Apartments for Rent, Helps You Find the Best

If you're looking for a new place to live, it's one thing to sift through a bunch of listings and decide what looks good, and another to organize …

The True Story Of Flappy Bird

(Video Link)<p>Have you ever found yourself wondering what caused that strange little bird to fly off his comfy tree branch and flap his way in-between …

The Spring 2014 Hair Trend Report

The season's most relevant hair trendsedited for us all.<p>Feathered headdresses. Spray-painted ponytails. Gold-flecked updos. If you're the type that yearns for the artistic and the bold this season delivered. But if you look to the runway for real life inspiration, there were plenty of chic ideas …

The Squalid Grace of Flappy Bird

Why playing stupid games staves off existential despair<p>Games are grotesque.<p>I’m not talking about games like <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> or <i>Manhunt</i>, games whose subjects are moral turpitude, games that that ask players to murder, maim, or destroy. I mean games in general, the form we call “games.” Games are …