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Why the indoor farming movement is taking off

As the world emerges from a pandemic that has kept about one in five people in their homes for weeks, it’s little surprise that the idea of indoor farming is gaining traction. After all, we’ve had a lot of time…

Most of the time, Dr. Google has no idea what ails you

Everyone likes a quick medical diagnosis. And no one delivers one faster than Google. Just rattle off your symptoms in a search window — stiff neck, headache, bit of a fever — and congratulations, you’ve got . . .. meningitis?…

Ban Plastic Bags! No, Never Mind!

Recently, many politicians were in such a hurry to ban plastic bags. California and Hawaii banned them, then New York. Then Oregon, Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont passed laws against them. More than 400 cities did, too. Why? Because plastic bags…

Why food banks are so overwhelmed right now

The waste is almost impossible to fathom. Mounds of produce rot in fields because farmers aren’t able to transport it to market. Thousands of gallons of milk are dumped because there’s no way to get it to consumers. Yet, so…

California Lifts Ban On Plastic Bags For 60 Days

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that suspends the law requiring stores to charge 10 cents for single-use plastic bags for 60 days. The measure is part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Apparently, cloth and other…

Fitness&Well-Being

How exercise and diet affect coronavirus risk

How you move and how you eat could have an impact on how your body responds when faced with the coronavirus. Like so many other health complications, diet and exercise seem to affect the body’s ability to fight COVID-19 —…

How exercise and diet affect coronavirus risk

How you move and how you eat could have an impact on how your body responds when faced with the coronavirus. Like so many other health complications, diet and exercise seem to affect the body’s ability to fight COVID-19 —…