Archive for month: September, 2020

Is it safe to fly? Two scientists tell you what you need to know

We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to travel. And that typically means flying. We have been thinking through this issue as mothers and as an infectious disease epidemiologist and an exposure scientist. While we’ve personally decided that we’re not going to fly [...]

You’re sitting wrong — and your back knows it. Here’s how to sit instead

One of the side effects of working from home full-time because of the pandemic is working with a less than ergonomically ideal setup. Most of us didn’t have a home office space ready and waiting when we began to shelter [...]

How to grow your own tiny forest

When you look at a row of empty parking spots, what do you see? Many of us would see it for what it is — a place that could be filled with cars and trucks. But to eco-engineer Shubhendu Sharma, [...]

Understanding the outbreak of a virus

We thought it might be helpful to gather some of our resources that offer valuable insights on topics being circulated in the news in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. For example, what defines a pandemic? How can viruses be transmitted from [...]

How to persuade your favorite meat eater to try a meatless Monday

If we want the people in our lives to put down their steak knives and seriously consider changing their diets, we need to change the conversations we’re having with them, says food innovator Bruce Friedrich. Here’s what to say — [...]

Here’s a question to consider: What if there’s nothing wrong with you?

While asking this question won’t change your life, it can help pause your inner critic and create space for possibility, says therapist Susan Henkels. Susan Henkels has worked as a psychotherapist for more than 45 years. That means she’s spent decades [...]

Do you ever feel like you’re not enough?

If your self-worth seems to rise and fall according to what other people think, you’re not alone. But you can challenge this mindset and find a new way of valuing yourself, says psychologist Meag-gan O’Reilly. “How often do you get [...]