Life and Work

 

 

How to Hold a Yard Sale in the Pandemic Safely — or Go to One

 

Next Avenue, April 2021

Like so many other communal events, yard sales largely vanished last spring. No one wanted to catch the coronavirus from a fellow bargain hunter, much less a 25-cent teddy bear. But as yard sales return, here's how sellers and shoppers can stay safe.

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How the changing workplace could reshape American health care

 

Stacker, January 2022

Covid-19 continues to impact businesses and workers. Remote and hybrid arrangements are gaining a stronger foothold. While many remain long-term unemployed, many others are quitting their jobs. This massive disruption is inevitably impacting health care as well.

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How your food consumption impacts the global environment

 

Stacker, August 2020

I used news reports, studies, and blog posts from environmental organizations to compile a list of ways food production and consumption impact the environment. I was surprised to learn food accounts for 10%–30% of a household's carbon footprint.

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Activities making a comeback during social distancing

 

Stacker, May 2020

Life under stay-at-home orders looks very different than before the coronavirus arrived. Many Americans are turning to activities that were popular in the past to entertain themselves, connect with others, and stay healthy during these stressful days.

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Embracing Home Renovations When You're Resistant to Change

 

Next Avenue, January 2020

This article explores some of the reasons we put off home renovations and offers ways to push through the opposition. Among the tips: Jot down worries and focus on what you're ultimately trying to accomplish.    

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