Allie Shorin

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New push to keep seniors in home, community-based programs

CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government is pushing states to keep more low-income seniors out of nursing homes and, instead, enroll them in home and community-based programs.<p>The shift comes as demand for long-term care is rising. By 2050, the number of people older than 85 is expected to triple to …

Windows That Morph Into Balconies at the Push of a Button

Design by HofmanDujardin<p>Dutch Architecture and design studio HofmanDujardin have developed an innovative window that morphs into a balcony at the …

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Bees and pollination go hand-in-hand. Without these busy insects, you'd be hard pressed to find an early summer tomato or a cluster of crookneck squash. But attracting these workers to your garden isn't as simple as planting a marigold or two. Providing shelter, along with a floral buffet, is the …

My Latest Vegetable Harvest

If you have a vegetable garden, how is it doing this year?<p>My vegetable gardens at my farm in Bedford are looking great this season, and doing very well. Fortunately, we were able to harvest a sizable amount of vegetables in time for my trip to Maine. I have been so happy to have such fresh and …

Vegetable garden benefits from right mix, and amount, of compost

<b>I have gardened in my vegetable garden for more than 35 years. Each fall I add leaves</b> <b>and grass clippings to add humus to the soil. This amount of plant material never seems to be enough. In recent years I have added store-bought peat moss and vegetable garden-soil products to the surface of the</b> …

Inside the 17th century Versailles vegetable garden

Le Potager du Roi – the King’s Kitchen Garden – was created in Versailles between 1678 and 1683 to provide fruit and vegetables for the table of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Its first director was the brilliant Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinie, a lawyer whose interest in plants was triggered by a Grand …

A No-Nonsense Guide to Growing Food in Your Apartment

Don’t be intimidated.<p>Once, the roof was silver tar, sticky and blinding in the summer heat like a melting spaceship. Now, it’s a green oasis three stories above the ground.<p>Annie Novak hunches over rows of crops, harvesting chard and arugula as she looks out over empty rooftops towards the Chrysler …

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

The Dreadful Inconvenience of Salad

A start-up will contribute an interesting answer to the million-dollar food-policy question: If healthy food was as easy as junk food, would we eat more of it?<p>At a drab community center on Chicago’s West side, there’s a room where families sit around idly. Unemployment is high here, and so is …