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Forcing People At Vending Machines To Wait Nudges Them To Buy Healthier Snacks

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Would having to wait 25 seconds for your snack prompt you to make healthier choices at the vending machine? New research suggests the answer is yes.

Buy an unhealthy snack and these vending machines take away 25 seconds of your life you’ll never get back. Healthy fare drops instantly. Research suggests this “time tax” helps us make better choices.

(Image credit: M. Spencer Green/AP)

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Restaurants Strive For Equitable Wages With Revenue Sharing

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Restaurants are trying “revenue sharing” in an attempt to close the wage gap between tipped and not tipped workers, and to help fix the labor shortage in Boston.

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Alaska’s Growing Kelp Industry Helps Drive Sea-To-Table Movement

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Matt Kern harvests wild bull kelp for salsa that he and his partner, Lisa Heifetz, are selling as part of his new business.

While the state has a bountiful coastline, it doesn’t have easy access to kelp seed. But scientists are trying to incubate varieties that can be domestically farmed — good news for business owners.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Matt Kern and Lisa Heifetz)

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In U.S. Restaurants, Bars And Food Trucks, ‘Modern Slavery’ Persists

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

A new report highlights victims of human trafficking in the food industry, from farm workers to restaurant cooks and wait staff. Some victims are exploited for both sex and labor.

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Kushner Family, China’s Anbang End Talks Over Manhattan Real Estate Deal

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Negotiations to redevelop an office tower owned by the family of President Donald Trump

Anbang had discussed investing more than $400 million to redevelop an office tower owned by Kushner Companies — a deal that raised ethical concerns.

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