Spring cleaning: 10 writers nominate things we're better off without

With spring weather finally here to stay, The Washington Post's Outlook section asked 10 writers to nominate something we're better off without. Here are their picks: - Katherine Ashenburg on The Daily Shower Someone told me about the proprietor of a Toronto perfume shop, an elegant Frenchwoman who regularly railed against…

Sometimes food advertised as organic, locally sourced, non-GMO fare isn't

We all love farm-to-table food, don't we? The freshness, the warm sense of environmental sustainability, the delights of spending your money in the local economy. Of course we all love it. Or … maybe we just think we love it. An exhaustive investigation by a Tampa Bay Times food critic reveals just how little of the food advertised as organic,

Why dress codes don't stop sexual assault

When news broke that Deputy Principal Cherith Telford at Henderson High School in New Zealand told female students that their uniform skirts must be knee-length to "keep our girls safe, stop boys from getting ideas and create a good work environment for male staff," reactions were mixed. Singer Erykah Badu felt that the girls had no business

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