March/April 2012 cover

March/April 2012

In this issue’s cover story, Barry Yeoman write a thought-provoking article on organic farming. “Visiting organic farms in my own community, I was struck by how small growers have learned to adapt to both corporate competition and a tough economy,” Yeoman says. Organic has become its own brand with attributes of purity, earth-friendliness, and freshness. But as more and more of us demand organic food, we’ve created a conundrum. Read “The Organic Food Paradox” to learn more.

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The Organic Food Paradox

By: Barry Yeoman

As consumers increasingly demand organic produce, and as massive industrial farms rise to meet their needs, will it spell the end of the family-run, lovingly tended, earth-friendly farm? ... More

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Are Sports Fans Happier?

By: Sid Kirchheimer

Although those chicken wings may not be great for your waistline, new studies reveal that rooting passionately is good for your mind, body, and spirit. ... More

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Miracle Seeker

By: Jill Paris

Hoping for a cure—and hungry for spiritual nourishment­—a thoroughly modern woman makes a pilgrimage to the sacred grotto at Lourdes. ... More

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Sitting

By: Paul Reiser

In a hilarious excerpt from his best-selling Familyhood, the Mad About You star reflects on his favorite, um, sport. ... More

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Conquer Clutter

By: Todd Pitock

Can cleaning house help clear your spiritual deck? How one couple found peace in tidiness. ... More

Departments

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Aw, Shoot!

By: William Jeanes

When TV commercials drive you around the bend, you may be tempted to take a lesson from Elvis. ... More

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Did We Say That?

By: Post Editors

A Look at the Post’s occasional lapses in judgment. ... More

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Gas Should Be More Expensive

By: Janus Ludak

Gas prices are already steep—so how does $7 a gallon sound? ... More

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Keeping Score

By: Russell Wild, MBA

To get the best loan rates you need solid credit. Here’s how to push your credit score higher. ... More

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Tap-and-Pay Smart Phones

By: Jeff Bertolucci

Does this new technology make credit cards obsolete? ... More

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“Watch Me Walk”

By: Elizabeth Svoboda

New experimental technologies aim to help paralyzed patients leave their wheelchairs behind. ... More

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Time for a Third Party?

By: Frederick E. Allen

With few exceptions, the U.S. has been a two-choice nation for most of its existence. Is it time for a change? ... More

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Angling for Blueberries

By: Corey Michael Dalton

This delicate dish combines sweet blueberries with savory trout. ... More

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Escape Artist

By: Robert Berridge

Rockwell was a great talent spotter, but he couldn’t get one young painter to sit still for a portrait. ... More