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This coronavirus calculator shows how many lives you save with social distancing

London’s Parliament Square is usually full of tourists this time of year, but the streets have grown much quieter as social distancing and self-isolation rules have kicked in — and it’s helping slow the spread of the virus. (Photo: Leon…

This coronavirus calculator shows how many lives you save with social distancing

London’s Parliament Square is usually full of tourists this time of year, but the streets have grown much quieter as social distancing and self-isolation rules have kicked in — and it’s helping slow the spread of the virus. (Photo: Leon…

Chef Jose Andres responds to coronavirus with hope and action

Chef José Andrés is at it again. In the same breath the founder of World Central Kitchen announced he was shutting his famous restaurants in response to the coronavirus pandemic, he said he’s transforming several of them into community kitchens…

How to help your community during a pandemic

In times, like these seniors may especially appreciate the company. (Photo: Mangostar/Shutterstock) A pandemic doesn’t always bring out the best in humanity. A visit to the toilet paper aisle at your local grocery store will confirm that. But there’s a…

Why is everyone so obsessed with toilet paper?

If we could sum up the viral times in which we’re living in just a few words, they might be: “Just two per customer.” Everyone gets anxious when the world takes an uncertain turn. And often, we treat that anxiety…

The Green Free School in Denmark focuses on a sustainable future

At the Green Free School in Copenhagen, students learn how to read and write and they study math and science. But the curriculum centers on sustainability. Students are taught how to garden and grow their own food. They make projects…

This restaurant takes its Nicest Place in America honor seriously

High on the magenta-colored wall of a restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a sign that reads: “Welcome all sizes, all colors, all ages, all sexes, all cultures, all religions, all types, all beliefs, all people, safe here at Yassin’s Falafel…

The seven stones of simpler living

When I was a kid, my parents would sometimes take us to a campground called Paradise Park. It was a little camp in the California foothills: a woodsy reserve dotted with old oak trees sloping down to a well-shaded river….

These special coats empower the homeless to turn their lives around

When you live on the street, a warm coat can save your life, especially during the bitter cold of winter. That’s why a Detroit nonprofit is offering homeless people a hefty utilitarian coat that not only provides warmth on freezing…

Why we're happier when we're older

It seems that the more candles you blow out on your cake, the happier your life can be. It’s known as the paradox of aging — so many things supposedly worsen with age, yet older people often have a better…