Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

NPR |Nov. 21, 2014 6:21 a.m.

In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated.

Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 8:36 a.m.

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.

Just What Is In Pumpkin Spice Flavor? (Hint: Not Pumpkin)

NPR |Nov. 19, 2014 11:33 a.m.

Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, but does anyone think there's real pumpkin in the "science goo" in our lattes? Turns out flavor companies have come up with a simple chemical recipe for it.

Got A Thanksgiving Time Crunch? Food Is Just (A Few) Clicks Away

NPR |Nov. 18, 2014 2:05 p.m.

If you're scrambling to find the perfect cranberry sauce or a sumptuous dessert, the Internet can help. We've rounded up services to help you spend less time waiting in line and more time with family.

How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A 'Spam Nation'

NPR |Nov. 18, 2014 12:35 p.m.

Brian Krebs' new book tells the story of how two companies groomed spammers, and then destroyed each other. In the process, Krebs got access to documents that illuminated how cybercriminals operate.

As Espresso Rises, Will 'Greek Coffee' Be Left To The Turks?

NPR |Nov. 18, 2014 10:08 a.m.

"Greek coffee" may be a matter of national pride in the Mediterranean nation. But increasingly, Greeks are embracing espresso, an imported brew. Chalk it up to globalization.

Culinary Institute's School For 'Foodpreneurs' To Cook Up Innovation

NPR |Nov. 17, 2014 3:05 p.m.

The Culinary Institute of America may be best known for churning out chefs. But its graduates are charting new career paths that require more business chops and it's launching a school to mentor them.

Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?

NPR |Nov. 14, 2014 8:27 a.m.

Unilever is claiming that the label on Hampton Creek's egg-free spread is misleading and is threatening to its Hellmann's brand. But marketing experts say the strategy may have backfired.

Amazon And Hachette Reach A Deal On E-Book Pricing

NPR |Nov. 13, 2014 9:25 a.m.

The multiyear agreement, which will take effect in early 2015, ends a months-long stalemate between the online retail giant and the publishing powerhouse.

Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future

NPR |Nov. 12, 2014 10:15 a.m.

California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.

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