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Growers of New, Pricey Strawberry Are Selling a Sweeter Experience

Michel Martin npr
The "new" strawberry has twice as much sugar content compared to the average American variety; it's bigger, and has an airier texture and unexposed seeds. Although it thrives in the mountains of Japan, a New Jersey farm is now growing it here.

Tracking the Enemy

Kim Shuck Sidewalk NDN
“Donated clothes” from California, the woman who sewed meets the wearer, “a Bosnian woman/Hiding in London”—the global coincidence that inspires “Tracking the enemy.”

Her Struggle

Christian Lorentzen Book Forum
Hilary Mantel concludes her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, preceded by Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies , brilliantly and exhaustively charting the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, the powerful minister in the court of Henry V!!!

Diet Review: Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

Harvard T. H. Chan Harvard T. H. Chan newsletter
Intermittent fasting, used for weight loss, means fasting on alternate days, whole days with a specific frequency per week, or during a set time frame. Although effective in animal studies, evidence in human studies is less convincing.