Now, more than ever, it’s time to sing. We shall sing in our showers. We shall sing from our cars. We shall sing to our pets and to our friends — over Skype. And to our neighbors — from our balconies. You’re likely not too bad at it, right? What with all those late-night karaoke … Read more The time to sing from our balconies is upon us. These are the songs to sing.
Given its diameter of over 100,000 light-years across and the more than 100 billion stars calling it home, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the vastness of the Milky Way. Humanity’s knowledge of our galaxy’s formation is as ever-evolving as the galaxy itself, but we do know one thing for sure — it’s a hell … Read more These constellations are in full force this spring. Here’s when to watch them.
Mole is one of Mexico’s most complex and historic sauces. The name comes from the Nahuatl word molli, and it refers to a category of viscous sauces (salsas espesas) that can have more than 30 ingredients. In Oaxaca, known as the Land of Seven Moles, these sauces range in flavor, color, and popularity, but they … Read more Understand Oaxaca by understanding these 7 moles
Craft distillers may well prove to be the Henry Fords of the COVID-era. Much like Ford famously repurposed his auto plants to make thousands of airplanes needed during World War II, craft distilleries are repurposing their stills to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. When people bought the country out of hand sanitizer — … Read more Local craft distilleries are the new, unexpected heroes in the fight against COVID-19
To keep readers satiated throughout the coronavirus crisis that has closed all of its branches, the New York Public Library has an app that allows anyone with a NYC library card to check out books in its collection. Over 300,000 books are available via the library’s app, and it’s accessible for anyone with an iOS … Read more The New York Public Library lets you download more than 300,000 books for free
American derrieres are spoiled for choice. Supermarkets across the country shelve a comical number of toilet-paper products, inundating shoppers with more deals on two-ply than any consumer actually needs. On a typical day, the biggest dilemma shoppers face when it comes to the fluffy stuff is whether to swear allegiance to Charmin or Cottonelle. Anyone … Read more Millions of people opt to go without toilet paper. Maybe you should too.
Netflix parties and virtual pasta-making classes are not the only ways to pass the time while you’re stuck at home, doing your part to flatten the curve and tackle the coronavirus health crisis. There are plenty of books out there to keep boredom at bay and to inject a dose of hope, humor, and joy … Read more Cheerful books that will bring you joy during this isolating, scary time
Hospitals have been facing a shortage of medical supplies to treat COVID-19 patients, and thankfully help came this week, albeit from an unlikely source. Television medical dramas like The Resident, Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor, and Station 19 have been donating the medical supplies used in their productions to hospitals and fire stations. In a … Read more TV medical dramas are donating their supplies to hospitals
A friend from New Brunswick once revealed to me the secret of his native province. “We have everything that all the other provinces have,” he said, “but we have it all in one place.” Indeed, New Brunswick does seem to have it all: beaches, mountains, islands, colorful cliffs, high tides, and charming towns and cities … Read more Road trip itinerary for seeing the best of New Brunswick
For many people around the country, this COVID-19 era is dark times. Restaurants and bars nationwide have laid off hourly employees. Hotels, airlines, buses, and other travel-related fields are surely not far behind. And only time will tell how far-reaching this month’s economic consequences may be. Organizations all over the nation are trying to help … Read more How you can help hospitality workers affected by COVID-19