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As the calendar has now flipped to December, many are setting their sights on the Christmas holiday. While there are many ways to get in the spirit, two popular traditions are Christmas light tours and watching holiday movies. Is one of these traditions “better” than the other? more
No, I’m not going to get in to a debate about the effectiveness of masks or whether or not they should be mandated. It’s like arguing about politics, there’s just a bunch of arguing … more
Plants provide the "staple" food for most people around the world. It is estimated that over 12,000 species of plants have at one time or another been used for food. However, only about 150 or so are … more
In a year where it seems like our world has been turned upside down, it could be easy to say there is nothing to be thankful for in 2020. But this is exactly the time to think about what we have … more
The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) are the victims of foodborne illnesses. With Thanksgiving plans likely looking a little different this year due to … more
It isn't even Thanksgiving yet, and Christmas movies are already a staple on TV and streaming services. In fact, the Hallmark Channel began airing its first of 40 new movies on Oct. 24. So that … more
Scarab beetles form a large family of insects totaling more than 30,000 species, of which well over 1,300 are found in the United States. Tumblebugs and dung beetles are interesting examples of … more
We’re two weeks past national election day, and there’s still a lot of ‘hanging chads’ out there. True, that type of balloting isn’t used any longer, but the way this … more
So, we've made it past the election and we are a little more than a month and a half away from the end of the year. Who else is exhausted? I know I am.  more
As we rapidly approach the holiday season, families will begin to start planning their Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Catering these meals is gaining popularity, but there are many who cringe at … more
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