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Food at Work

Work, like school, camp, and prison, is an institution. Institutions operate like mothers—feeding, nurturing, and structuring the day for the “children.” People who enjoy institutions tend to have oral personalities—they like to be nurtured—and it makes sense, then, that people at work crave food. Hence the weekly cake-fueled parties at offices throughout the nation. More

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