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Toro. Tom. New Yorker. 17 October 2011.

One More Sweet

This is a commercial for one of my favorite candies here in Germany: Katjes Yoghurt Gums.

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Fischer, Kim. Classroom Companion Helps Writing Students Understand Non-Human Emotion. Temple News. 2 April 2012.
A new participant enters Dan Featherston’s First-Year Writing class and takes a seat at a desk near the front of the room in Gladfelter Hall. She looks up at the professor, glances over her shoulder at the rest of the students, and moves on to her next activity… sniffing a shoe. Continue Reading…

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Yum! A couple of months ago, I posted a list of approximately ten or twenty delicious candy and cookie options that just happened to be vegan.  Well, someone e-mailed me an even longer, more comprehensive list of sweets that I can’t help but quote on this blog.

All credit goes out to PETA. The direct link is here.

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Brown, Eryn. Bringing Your Dog to Work Can Ease Stress, Study Finds. The Los Angeles Times. 30 March 2012.
If your office seems like it’s going to the dogs, try bringing your dogs to the office. Researchers reported Friday that bringing Rover to work seems to reduce stress on the job. Continue Reading…

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Producers Blame EU Regs For Egg Shortage

Is this what is in store for U.S. Egg Producers once Congress passes new laws regarding chicken cage housing [The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 (HR 3798)]?

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Tuffrey, Larie. Nose to Tail Eating: It’s Sustainable, but Can You Stomach this Type of Meat? The Ecologist. 28 March 2012.
It came as a bit of a surprise to see someone putting ‘sustainable’ and ‘meat’ together in a recent newspaper article. Tim Wilson, a butcher and the founder of the Ginger Pigrestaurant in London, explained in the Times that because almost the entire pig could be eaten, it was the ‘ultimate sustainable meat’. Continue Reading…

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