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Here's How Gardening Benefits Your Health

Stay fit, stress less, and make friends in your own yard.<p>It's easy to scoff at the idea of gardening as exercise — until you've actually grabbed a trowel and dug in. More and more, scientists are confirming what avid gardeners have always known: Wrestling with stubborn weeds, trimming hedges, and …

10 Reasons to Grow Your Own Healing Herb Garden

Your tastebuds will thank you.<p>Gardening can improve your health, physically and mentally, add some healing herbs into the mix and you’ve double-downed on the benefits. The positives from growing your own herb garden are truly abundant, from saving money to getting outdoors to encouraging you to …

Miso Soup

The simplicity of miso soup belies its significance to Japanese cuisine, where it is a common course for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is ubiquitous on Japanese restaurant menus here in the United States, but miso soup is so uncomplicated to prepare that any home cook can make it. This recipe …

Cooking

Solved: A Decades-Old Ansel Adams Mystery

The answer was hidden in the shadows.<p>When you look at the image above, what do you think of? Most will probably take in the beauty of its subjects, …

National Parks

indian-spiced cauliflower soup

This recipe is adapted, just a little, from Madhur Jaffrey’s excellent Vegetarian India. She has nearly three different preparations for every …

Food Preservation

punjabi-style black lentils

Base<p>2 tablespoons oil, butter (regular or ghee)<p>1 medium onion, finely chopped<p>1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds<p>1-inch piece of ginger, finely chopped<p>2 garlic …

Tomatoes

Circular Mood Tracker

19 Tools That Can Make It Easier to Live Alone With Illness or Disability

Chronic illness and disability can make certain everyday chores and activities challenging — cleaning, cooking, opening packages and remembering …

10 Shade Tolerant Edible Plants

Got shade? A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine was saying that she only has a small area in her backyard for a garden, and it is not ideal …

Apple detective finds five more apple varieties thought to be extinct and seven others that were rare or lost

Spokane County’s hardworking apple detective has rediscovered five more heritage apple varieties in Washington and Idaho that were previously …

The 'good witch' who wrote Japanese classic Kiki's Delivery Service

<b>Eiko Kadono's playful tales about a young witch and her furry companion have entertained generations of Japanese readers, and have now earned her one of the highest honours in children's literature.</b><p>Last month the 83-year-old was awarded the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award, sometimes called the …

Books

What We Know And Don’t Know About Memory Loss After Surgery

Two years ago, Dr. Daniel Cole’s 85-year-old father had heart bypass surgery. He hasn’t been quite the same since.<p>“He forgets things and will ask you …

Medicine

Why Can’t I Walk 5 Blocks Without Seeing a Carhartt Beanie?

“The Carhartt beanie has become a millennial basic.”<p>That’s what Marian Park, an editor and trend specialist at WGSN, emailed me about the 31-year-old …

Why Are Stock Tank Pools Suddenly a Thing?

We’ve started hearing a lot about stock tanks recently, which was weird, considering they’re metal tanks made for feeding livestock. As it turns out, …

Not quite healthy, not quite sick, women at risk of hereditary cancer can 'fall through the medical cracks'

Somaya Ishaq's family members didn't understand: Why would she have her ovaries removed when she was 35 years old and healthy?<p>Ishaq learned last year that she had a BRCA mutation, a genetic abnormality that puts her at an increased risk of cancer. She worried most about ovarian cancer, which her …

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

23 Things to Do on Days When You're Stuck at Home Due to Illness

Life with chronic illness means you may have days (or weeks, or even longer) when you aren’t able to leave your home. While your healthy friends may …

Vegetarian Archives

5 Things I’m Tired of Hearing About Ankylosing Spondylitis

There was once a time when I didn’t know what ankylosing spondylitis (AS) was. Then there was the time I thought I knew what it was. And then there …

10 things I would like to explain to you about my invisible illness, Ankylosing Spondylitis

I have had <i>the</i> most overwhelming response to my post ‘My Journey to diagnosis – Ankylosing Spondylitis’; I have been amazed that most, have been on a …

Thinking About the 'What Ifs' When You Live With Chronic Illness

I often find myself envious of other people. I look at a person walking down the street and think to myself, “What if my life path was different?” …

Black farmers finding their way in the fields and empty lots of Pennsylvania

A slinking winter sun made Ray Chavous’ chestnut and sandy mares glow in the fields of his Berks County farm, and he fished a pinch of tobacco from …

These Women Are Living With Endometriosis — & Fighting For Change

"It feels like there’s a little demon inside me that’s wringing my insides and trying to crawl out," Jenny Oh, a Manhattan-based retail worker, says …

Immune System

Managing Phantom Pain - Amputee Coalition

5 People Died in a Helicopter Crash in New York City's East River. I Was There.

As a passenger in an accompanying helicopter, I know how hard it would have been to escape that crash.<p>Eric Adams<p>Eric AdamsView Eric Adams's …

New York City

Photojournalism lacks self-criticism and only the underdogs are willing to reshape its toxic culture

If photojournalism keeps on being a sensationalist factory, what happens when those leading a still very white industry keep on fuelling it with …

The Difference Between 'Rest' and 'Bad' Days for My Chronic Illness

Living with an illness is hard. It means being ill. It means constant worry that you’re going to be ill. And it means your life is spent managing …

Holy Basil Balances Cortisol and Hormones

Holy basil<b>,</b> otherwise known as tulsi, is known for its therapeutic power. It has a rich history dating back 3,000 years ago to ancient Indian uses. …

'Apple detectives' rediscover 5 lost types

Thanks to the hard work of "apple detectives," five types of apples that once were thought to be extinct have been rediscovered in northern Idaho and …

This charming story by Virginia Woolf’s lover hid in a dollhouse for more than 90 years

“A Note of Explanation” by Vita Sackville-West is a precursor to Woolf’s Orlando.<p>At Windsor Castle, there is a doll’s house that is a perfect miniature replica of a 1920shouse. Built in 1923, it’s called Queen Mary’s Dollhouse, and it’s elaborately detailed, with real electricity running through …