Ranch Nation – The New York Times

How one creamy, peppery salad dressing became America’s favorite flavor.

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Before Food Trucks, Americans Ate ‘Night Lunch’ From Beautiful Wagons – Gastro Obscura

T. H. Buckley inside one of his lunch wagons.

They were the ancestors of the modern diner.

Source: Before Food Trucks, Americans Ate ‘Night Lunch’ From Beautiful Wagons – Gastro Obscura

New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

New York University medical students received life-changing news on Thursday — the School of Medicine will cover full tuition going forward for all current and future students, regardless of need or merit. The stunning announcement was made Thursday morning at the end of the annual “White Coat Ceremony”.

Source: New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

A Macaw Breeding Center Supplied Prehistoric Americans With Prized Plumage | Science | Smithsonian

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This yet-undiscovered breeding center is likely one of the first instances of exotic animal husbandry in the region

Source: A Macaw Breeding Center Supplied Prehistoric Americans With Prized Plumage | Science | Smithsonian

More millennials visited a public library last year than any other generation, study shows

A new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data from fall 2016 shows that more millennials used a public library than any other generation of Americans. The findings were cited in response to a Forbes op-ed making a case for Amazon replacing local libraries to save taxpayer’s money.