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Dairy farm bottles milk instead of dumping it

In early April, Pennsylvania dairy farmer Ben Brown got a call from his processor that they wouldn’t be able to pick up his milk for a few days. A few days meant hundreds of gallons of milk from Brown’s 70-plus…

Will this pandemic teach us to be frugal?

Around dinnertime each day, my husband and I make our way to the kitchen from our respective home offices and stare at a relatively full refrigerator. There’s a decent collection of fresh fruit and vegetables, some meat, lots of dairy,…

20 uses for leftover fruit and vegetable peels

Don’t throw your kitchen scraps away; put them to work. The outer skins of fruit and vegetables are filled with flavor and vitamins, and most often have enough matter left in them for another go-round. Some people are peelers, some…

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The sharing economy is taking on a whole new meaning these days

Companies that disrupted the way we traditionally have done business — Airbnb, ZipCar, and Uber, to name a few — seem to have hit the same major roadblock we’re all facing: a fatally contagious virus that’s forced us to rethink…

The sharing economy is taking on a whole new meaning these days

Companies that disrupted the way we traditionally have done business — Airbnb, ZipCar, and Uber, to name a few — seem to have hit the same major roadblock we’re all facing: a fatally contagious virus that’s forced us to rethink…

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…

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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…

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…