Compost awaiting distribution at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s Rancho Las Virgenes compost facility, Calabasas, Calif.
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Turning food scraps and yard trimmings into compost improves soil, making it easier for people to grow their own food. City composting programs spread those benefits more widely.
Little Richard’s rock ‘n’ roll brought the margins to the center.
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Little Richard honed his craft as a teenage drag queen. In everything from his hairstyle to his lyrics, we see the influence of gay contemporaries like Esquerita and Billy Wright.
To some, work might seem like a dangerous place to be right now.
Tens of millions of Americans who have been telecommuting during the pandemic may have to head back to the office as governors lift stay-at-home orders. Here's what you can do if you'd rather not.
Workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in New York protest conditions in the company’s warehouse.
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There's a disconnect between how many low-wage workers are being described, and what they're experiencing on the ground.
Conducting interviews over Zoom from your own home can add extra anxiety to an already-stressful act.
Knowing when — and when not — to react to a child’s behaviour is a helpful strategy during the stressful time that comes with the coronavirus pandemic.
Family stress can go through the roof when managing social isolation or pandemic anxiety. A researcher of parent-child relationships offers practical tips to make time together more enjoyable.
Sunlight, ventilation and relative humidity all affect the microbiome of indoor spaces.
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We spend 90% of our lives indoors, and every building has its own indoor microbiome. Can we learn to manage them in ways that support helpful microbes and suppress harmful ones?
Homemade masks will not filter the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but may prevent transmission of droplets and spray between individuals.
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At-home mask makers should carefully consider fit and fabric variables when designing face coverings to help prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
Three years after his farewell address, Obama is embracing party politics again.
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In his endorsement of Biden, Obama gave his consent for his former running mate to go beyond the policy platform they built. It also freed Obama to use his rhetorical powers in the upcoming election.
The main characters of ‘The Good Place’ become better over time.
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Brain science suggests that seniors care more about the welfare of others than younger folks do.
With schools closed, parents such as Jennifer Green, left, and Lisa Spalding, right, must stay at home with their children.
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Confused about how the new law affects you? You're not alone. An employment law scholar explains the ins and outs.
A woman at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago gives the thumbs-up upon arrival from an overseas flight.
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An expert explains how your individual rights could be affected during the coronavirus crisis.
Inadequate leave policies means many of us work while sick.
A workplace scholar addresses some common questions workers may have about taking time off due to COVID-19.
Joe Biden speaks at a rally before Super Tuesday, the day his campaign roared back to life.
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A good public speaker needs to be able to write and deliver an effective speech as well as to improvise.
Microbiologist Xiugen Zhang working at the Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory.
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In a survey, a majority of liberals and conservatives reported that they trust doctors and the CDC to reduce US risk of a coronavirus epidemic.
Le pourboire doit-il venir avant ou après avoir reçu son café ?
Les pourboires envahissent toutes les sphères du commerce de détail, même les plus incongrus. Et les consommateurs sont mal à l'aise de donner un pourboire avant d'avoir reçu le service.
U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, center, demonstrates hand-washing to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, left, and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, right, in Rocky Hill, Conn., March 2, 2020.
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As the coronavirus spreads, public health officials stress the importance of hand washing. But can it really make that much of a difference? A microbiologist explains why.
Should the tip come before tasting the coffee?
How do you feel when your barista asks you for a tip before she makes your cappuccino?
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren had a heated exchange.
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Bloomberg released three women from their nondisclosure agreements after Sen. Warren challenged him on the topic at the Nevada Democratic debate.
Don’t worry, an innocuous chat by the water cooler won’t get you fired.
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The backlash has given way to a simmering male anxiety that an innocuous comment could lead to a sexual harassment accusation.