Laurel Dalrymple

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Saved In The NECCO Time! Bankrupt Candy Company Sold At Federal Auction

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The 171-year-old New England Confectionery Co. — known for its iconic wafers and Valentine hearts with witty phrases — was sold to the family-owned Ohio-based Spangler Candy Company for $18 million.


Food, Housing Insecurity May Be Keeping College Students From Graduating

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

A new survey finds that many students at universities and community colleges are struggling to pay for basic needs — and that's hampering their ability to learn and complete their degrees.


This Food Critic's Quest To Eat A Taco A Day For A Year Is Almost A Wrap

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Mike Sutter has eaten 1,300 tacos so far this year. And it's been tough: He tells NPR's Kelly McEvers about dealing with offbeat taquerias, getting thyroid cancer, and why it's good to have a quest.


Salmon Fisher: Spill Is Dangerous And 'We Shouldn't Have To Deal With It'

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Commercial fishermen are putting off their own livelihoods to catch the farmed Atlantic salmon that broke out of their net pen in Washington state. One fisherman describes the "carnival atmosphere."


Oh, Snap! Scientists Are Turning People's Food Photos Into Recipes

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Researchers have created an artificial neural network that analyzes an image of a dish and tells you how to make it. Still in the early stages, the technology might help improve our dietary health.


Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

Monday, May 15, 2017

In his new book, Michael Ruhlman explores how and why Americans have changed from corner-store customers to insatiable consumers of every edible product at our fingertips.


Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio: 'We Can End Hunger In This Country'

Monday, May 01, 2017

The Top Chef judge, restaurateur and hunger advocate says many of our nation's problems are related to food. One of the biggest ways to address this is to make meals more nutritious and accessible.


With GPS And Graph Paper, Farmers Find A-maze-ing Ways To Bring In Cash

Monday, October 31, 2016

Using technology and math, farmers are creating elaborate corn maze designs, from replicas of fine art to Internet kitties. Labyrinths help make ends meet — they yield more cash per acre than crops.


Here's Looking Achoo! Debunking The Sneeze

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Let's look deeper into your nose and all of its mysteries, shall we? Are you a snatiator? And does tweezing your eyebrows really make you sneeze?


Parents Can Help Reduce Pain And Anxiety From Vaccinations

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

There are plenty of proven techniques that can help parents soothe the sting of the needle. And guess what? A parent's attitude can matter more than the actual pain of the shot.


In The Midst Of Libya's Turmoil, New Cafes Spring Up To 'Change The Mood'

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Logically, it's not the right time to open up shop in Tripoli. But entrepreneurs aren't only investing in their businesses, they're buying into a new way of life.


With A 2-Km. Pizza, Naples Aims To Deliver A Slice Of History

Friday, May 13, 2016

On Sunday, this Italian city — birthplace of the Margherita pizza — will try to swipe Milan's record for the world's longest pie.


Teen Moms Trust Their Gut, Even When It Puts Their Babies At Risk

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Teenage mothers said they knew about safe-sleeping practices to prevent infant deaths. But they also said they weren't going to follow those rules because they knew what was best for the baby.


For Centuries, People Have Searched For Answers In The Bottom Of A Tea Cup

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Trying to divine what the future holds is an ancient human preoccupation. And for centuries, soothsayers have sought answers in the bottom of a teacup.

Amy Taylor was 18 when she stumbled into the practice of reading tea leaves. Now 46 and a professional tea-leaf reader, she ...


Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Just like flared jeans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and thighs without a gap, matcha tea powder is in fashion in America.

You can grab a matcha latte at Starbucks. Whole Foods stocks the green tea powder on its shelves. Or now that warm weather is here, maybe you'll order a ...


Tea Tuesdays: Tea, Tao And Tourists — China's Mount Hua Is Three-Part Harmony

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Imagine yourself clinging to a cliff face with nothing but uneven, worn wooden planks and chains to keep you from plummeting 7,000 feet to your untimely demise. Don't worry: You can rent a little red safety harness for $5. No one will make you wear it, though.

Oh, and you ...


Presidents Day Deal: Pass Our Quiz, Win Nothing

Monday, February 16, 2015

Yes, it's Presidents Day, which originated in the 1880s to honor George Washington's birthday on Feb. 22. But because America likes its long weekends, Congress voted in 1968 to make sure that Washington's birthday should always be celebrated on a Monday. Lawmakers also threw in Abraham Lincoln's birthday, on Feb. ...


Is Hello Kitty A Cat Or A Girl?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dear Sanrio,

If you name something "Hello Kitty," and proceed to give it cat ears and cat whisker-looking things, then don't be surprised if people think you have made a cat.

I was surprised when I read this story in the LAist: Christine Yano, an anthropologist from the ...


Hurricane Arthur Is No Match For Man In Ocean With Facebook

Friday, July 04, 2014

Arthur may have been a Category 2 hurricane, but Richard Neal, of Mint Hill, N.C., stirred up an even bigger storm on social media Thursday by riding out a direct hit from inside an old U.S. Coast Guard Tower about 35 miles east of Wrightsville Beach.

Neal bought the ...


For Sale: South Dakota Town With Bar, $399,000

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It may seem there's nothing to do but play video lottery, shoot pool and drink at the still-breathing tavern in otherwise dead Swett, S.D. But the town was listed for sale last week for $399,000, and it's actually fairly well-located.

Just a couple of hours away from all of ...