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Revalued: Eco-friendly, Nontoxic and Vegan: It’s a Condom

February 17, 2017 - 5:03pm
The market for natural alternatives to household staples like diapers, hand soaps and paper towels has another niche business: condoms.

Entrepreneurship: Something Else to Enjoy With Your Cat: Happy Hour

February 15, 2017 - 10:11am
Two start-ups are competing in the unusual business of selling catnip-laced “wines” to cat owners. So far, the drinks’ biggest fans are humans, not cats.

Bookstores Stoke Trump Resistance With Action, Not Just Words

February 15, 2017 - 8:46am
Independent shops have become magnets for a growing movement, with some taking a protest role beyond deciding what titles to display.

Feature: The Compost King of New York

February 15, 2017 - 5:00am
What happens to food scraps after the city takes them? Soon a large fraction will wind up on Long Island, where Charles Vigliotti hopes to turn them into profit.

Feature: The Age of Rudeness

February 15, 2017 - 5:00am
As the social contract frays, what does it mean to be polite?

Entrepreneurship: Want to Sell Handmade Soap? Join the Crowd

February 8, 2017 - 11:36am
With its low barrier to entry and recession-proof status, soap-making has become an attractive commercial endeavor — and many have taken notice.

Two Bakers Thrive in Brooklyn, Far From Syria’s Turmoil

February 7, 2017 - 10:16am
A refugee couple starts selling baklava and other sweets online, while waiting for word on a stranded son and his family.

Foodies Know: Boulder Has Become a Hub for New Producers

February 4, 2017 - 3:00am
With a growing support network of brokers, distributors and investors, this city has allowed new companies to challenge the old guard in the food business.

Four Questions: Gentry Keeps It Fresh for Brooklyn’s Demanding Style Guys

February 1, 2017 - 6:38pm
The owner, Alan Maleh, is a publisher on the side with the style bible Man of the World.

Stretching Muscles In as the Next Fitness Fad

February 1, 2017 - 11:04am
Stretching studios are cropping up across the country, offering one-on-one personalized sessions to relax clients’ overworked muscles.

Feature: The Misunderstood Genius of Russell Westbrook

February 1, 2017 - 5:00am
Following the departure of his superstar teammate, Russell Westbrook was left to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder all by himself. That’s when something special happened.

Talk: Joe Buck Knows Why You Hate Him

February 1, 2017 - 5:00am
The Fox Sports play-by-play announcer on sports and politics, his hair-transplant surgery and, sometimes, not talking at all.

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