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The Coffee Industry is Bad for Farmers, But Here are Some Things You Can Do to Help
The Coffee Industry is Bad for Coffee Farmers, But Here are Some Things You Can Do to Help

Culture

The Coffee Industry is Bad for Farmers, But Here are Some Things You Can Do to Help

Since 2018, market prices for coffee have stayed mostly under $1 per pound, and low coffee prices, among other factors, make it nearly impossible...

There's Still Time to Plant a Fall Garden
There's Still Time to Plant a Fall Garden

Food

There's Still Time to Plant a Fall Garden

If you’re like us, the dog days of late summer have got you daydreaming about upcoming pumpkin pie weather, sweet potatoes casseroles and the...

Emmy Award Winner Uzo Aduba

Culture

Emmy Award Winner Uzo Aduba

on the difference one person can make

3 Great-Smelling Lawn Alternatives That Will Save You and The Earth

Environment

3 Great-Smelling Lawn Alternatives That Will Save You and The Earth

Grass lawns seem innocent enough, but they are actually a huge drain on your time, money and the Earth's natural resources. Consider these...

Spooky Celebrations Around the World and More Tips on Savoring the Season
A latte with a ghost made from foam on top, with a fall leaf on the side.

Newsworthy

Spooky Celebrations Around the World and More Tips on Savoring the Season

Get into the fall season by pickling your summer veggies, squeezing in a fall garden and getting well and truly spooked by the origins of Halloween...

Bovine Intervention Helped Bridge Mississippi Racial Divide
Bovine Intervention Helped Bridge Mississippi Racial Divide

From the Archives

Bovine Intervention Helped Bridge Mississippi Racial Divide

In the summer of 1955, Heifer Project — now Heifer International — started working with the Prentiss Institute, an African-American junior...

Good Books, Greta Thunberg and Other Bright Stories For When The World Seems Dark
Good Books, Greta Thunberg and Other Bright Stories For When The World Seems Dark

Culture

Good Books, Greta Thunberg and Other Bright Stories For When The World Seems Dark

There's a lot out there that's demanding your attention. Not all of it's good. We put together a few of our favorite, uplifting stories and book...

Can You Pickle It?
Can You Pickle It?

Food

Can You Pickle It?

If you're tired of roasting or steaming your veggies, try pickling or fermenting them instead.

From Patriarchy to Partnership in Rural Rwanda
From Patriarchy to Partnership in Rural Rwanda

Culture

From Patriarchy to Partnership in Rural Rwanda

In rural Rwanda, a new way of thinking has men stepping up to do their part in their homes and their relationships.

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Free knitting pattern from fiber guru Clara Parkes, plus loads of tips for your holiday crafting season
Free knitting pattern from fiber guru Clara Parkes, plus loads of tips for your holiday crafting season

Culture

Free knitting pattern from fiber guru Clara Parkes, plus loads of tips for your holiday crafting season

Knitting is back, and that’s a fact. Whether due to a social media effect, a generation desperately stressed out and looking for analog relief or...

Clara's Hat: The Free Knitting Pattern You Didn't Know You Needed
Clara's Hat: The Free Knitting Pattern You Didn't Know You Needed

Culture

Clara's Hat: The Free Knitting Pattern You Didn't Know You Needed

Knitting pattern

3 Things You Need to Know about Sneezing
3 Things You Need to Know about Sneezing

Culture

3 Things You Need to Know about Sneezing

Learn why we sneeze, the interesting things people say around the world when others sneeze and why sneezing like a vampire is the polite thing to do.