Chef Edward Lee Wants to Solve the Nation’s Line Cook Shortage
Young people admitted to the chef's new educational initiative go through a paid program designed to teach vocational skills by working every single job in his restaurants.
Natalie B. Compton
2016 US election
The GOP ignored its own advice about how to win in 2016
Four years ago the Republican Party said it needed to do more to attract Hispanic voters. Then they elected Donald Trump. What happened?
This Grassroots Group Is Feeding Home-Cooked Meals to the Homeless in Las Vegas
Siloh Moses was living on the streets of Las Vegas just 18 months ago. Since then, he founded ServingHopeLV, a grassroots organization that brings home-cooked meals to the homeless.
San Francisco Mayor Vows to Remove City's Homeless by Super Bowl Weekend
Homeless advocates note that an effort to correct the problem by issuing citations or clogging up jails could produce heavy residual costs for the city and its homeless population.
This Rooftop Garden Is Feeding Atlanta's Homeless
The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless maintains a rooftop garden of 80 colorfully painted raised beds of tender lettuces, collard greens, kale, chard, carrots, strawberries, and more tended by (and providing work experience for) the hundreds of...
China's New 'Forrest Gump' Restaurant Is Staffed by Waiters with Learning Disabilities
Inspired by the "courage and optimism" of the famous film character immortalized by Tom Hanks, one Chinese restaurateur has opened an eatery in Changchun that is staffed by people with learning disabilities.
How a Former 'MASH' Actor Is Teaching Scientists to Be Extroverts
Science outreach is crucial, especially in a nation that loves to ignore science.
Juvenile Delinquents Are Trading Crime for Coffee at This Rotterdam Cafe
In Rotterdam, a new cafe is helping young men turn away from lives of crime by giving them jobs roasting and serving coffee. But this ain't charity—they're making legitimately great coffee.
Forget the Super Bowl, Microbes Are Playing Sports in Outer Space
Winners of Project MERCCURI’s “Microbial Playoffs” include a specimen swabbed from the bottom of astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s shoe.
Can Hotlines Stop Muslims from Becoming Radicalized?
The Netherlands is the latest European country to launch a hotline aimed at talking Muslims in immigrant communities out of becoming jihadists, but it's not clear how effective these programs are.
asia & pacific
Health Workers in India Are Using Pink Dildos to Encourage Men to Use Condoms
India's social conservatism makes it difficult for most people to talk frankly about sex, whether in the case of birth control or in the prevention of sexually transmitted infections.
Ebola Might Leave Survivors Food-Strapped in Liberia
The first diagnosed case of ebola in the United States has sent some people in the West into a panic, but the reality of the virus is still far worse in West Africa, where the outbreak has sent some food prices soaring and potentially endangered...