How to Harness Technology for a More Comfortable Life After Retirement

The 21st century has been described as a golden age for older people.  Advances in modern medicine coupled with a marked improvement in the standards of living have contributed to an uptick in life expectancy figures in Western countries. These advances are fueling a steady increase in the population of people over the age of…

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Gardening for engineers and attempts to overcome my brown thumbs

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When people talk about the joy of digging their fingers in the dirt, of caring for plants, of harvesting food from their own land, I know exactly what they're talking about. Well, at least to a small degree. I love planting and caring for plants, and there really is nothing better than picking a cherry tomato…

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Does Your Organic Food Have Frequent Flyer Miles, Enough Heavy Metals to Be a Necklace, or Both?

 The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: If you were startled by someone cheering in the freezer aisle at Costco last week, my apologies. That was me. I was just excited that the frozen organic broccoli was from Ecuador. No, I'm not some weird closet Ecaudor stalker. I was really just relieved it…

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