1. To use fewer pesticides, rice farmers are putting ducks to work in their paddies.
By Coco Lui in National Geographic’s the Plate
2. Could childhood trauma speed aging?
By Dennis Thompson at HealthDay
3. Both presidential candidates oppose the TPP. But American farmers love it. Here’s why.
By Jason Margolis at PRI’s the World
4. Talk to strangers.
By Kio Stark in the Observer
5. Make U.S. media more diverse. Fund internships for journalists of color.
By Meredith D. Clark at Poynter
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