Spring Now Comes With a Secret Dread

Depending on the arrival of migratory birds for spring to begin means accepting the changing world the birds fly through.

#birds, #columbia-county-ny, #global-warming, #seasons-and-months, #spring-season

6 Ways to Sleep Better in the Summer

Though seasonal shifts can derail your sleep, there are things you can do to snooze more soundly when it’s hot out.

#audio-neutral-informative, #content-type-service, #daylight-saving-time, #insomnia, #seasons-and-months, #sleep, #summer-season

The Start of Summer

We’ve got some recommendations.

#books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #internal-storyline-no, #movies, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

New Rites of Spring

While we engage in the usual rituals of the changing season, we’re growing accustomed to spring cleaning our minds as well.

#dancing, #gardens-and-gardening, #internal-storyline-no, #roach-margaret, #seasons-and-months

Why a Coronavirus-Flu ‘Twindemic’ May Never Happen

Scientists are exploring a theory suggesting that exposure to one respiratory virus helps the body fend off competing pathogens.

#colds, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #influenza, #seasons-and-months, #united-states, #viruses, #your-feed-science

Spring Returns

Some suggestions for how to spend the first week of the season.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #internal-storyline-no, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasons-and-months, #spring-season

Vermont, Dressed in Snow

For a longtime aerial photographer, snowfall in the Green Mountain State offers a fresh palette of possibility.

#appalachian-region, #drones-pilotless-planes, #photography, #seasons-and-months, #snow-and-snowstorms, #travel-and-vacations, #vermont

Glimpses of Northern India’s Vanishing Nomads

For centuries, Kharnak nomads have raised livestock in one of the most hauntingly beautiful — and inhospitable — places on earth. Can their traditions outlast a generational exodus?

#goats, #ladakh-india, #leh-india, #livestock, #seasons-and-months, #textiles, #wool-and-woolen-goods

Has the Pandemic Undermined Off-Season Deals?

In many places, high-occupancy rates are inflating prices for budget-minded travelers who count on off-peak periods to find the best bargains. Here’s what to do and where to look.

#budget-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #seasons-and-months, #travel-and-vacations

How We Make Sense of Time

January 2022 arrives as our methods of keeping time feel like they are breaking. Calendar pages turn, yet time feels lost. In this year of all years, what does it mean for a year to be new?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lunar-new-year, #new-year, #philosophy, #physics, #rosh-hashana, #seasons-and-months, #space-and-astronomy, #watches-and-clocks

Give Thanks for the Winter Solstice. You Might Not Be Here Without It.

The scientific start of winter offers a moment to reflect on how we might not be here to witness the changing seasons without Earth’s particular tilt toward the sun.

#earth, #pluto-dwarf-planet, #seasons-and-months, #space-and-astronomy, #sun, #uranus-planet, #venus-planet, #winter-season

In Dark Times, the Solstice Reminds Us There Will Be Light

For me the solstice has always been a promise: After tomorrow, there will be more light.

#global-warming, #seasons-and-months, #united-states-politics-and-government, #winter-season

Navigating Today’s Rental Market

Prices have bounced back since the height of the pandemic, but there are still ways to get a good deal.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-reopenings, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #inwood-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #seasons-and-months

RSV In My Child: Should I Be Concerned?

Respiratory syncytial virus is showing an unusual summer surge.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hospitals, #oconnor-anahad, #parenting, #respiratory-diseases, #seasons-and-months

Covid-19 Delta Variant Widens Gulf Between Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

Data from overseas, particularly Britain, suggest the spread of the virus will set vaccinated and unvaccinated communities on very different paths.

#astrazeneca-plc, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #england, #europe, #great-britain, #immune-system, #india, #infections, #israel, #nature-journal, #oregon, #pfizer-inc, #scotland, #seasons-and-months, #south-africa, #south-america, #southern-states-us, #states-us, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #western-states-us, #your-feed-science, #youth

Summer Solstice Brings a Day of the Sun Working Overtime

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical beginning of summer brought more hours of daylight than during any other day of the year.

#anchorage-alaska, #el-paso-tex, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season, #sunlight

Manhattanhenge 2021: When and Where to Watch

Saturday will bring New Yorkers their first shot at “the best sunset picture of the year.” Sunday and two days in July will provide more opportunities.

#manhattan-nyc, #seasons-and-months, #space-and-astronomy, #summer-season, #sun, #sunlight, #urban-areas, #your-feed-science

Learning to Love Daylight Saving Time

Springing forward and falling back is disruptive, and maybe even deadly, but our current system of time-keeping still can’t be beat.

#daylight-saving-time, #seasons-and-months

Companies Put Return-to-Work Plans in Motion

Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.

#avison-young-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #boston-mass, #charlotte-nc, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-energy-corporation, #fifth-third-bank, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rapid7-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif, #seasons-and-months, #seattle-wash, #telecommuting, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

I Will Not Rest Until This Garden Grows

Letting nature take its course is getting harder to do.

#birds, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #seasons-and-months, #seeds

In Dense, Urban Japan, Flowers Bring Beauty and Solace

In densely packed Tokyo, flora is abundant in unassuming places. Hunting for it, as I learned, can lighten life’s loads.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #japan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasons-and-months, #tokyo-japan, #trees-and-shrubs

A Happiness of Bluebirds

This year isn’t living up to my hopes, so I am learning to hope in a new way.

#birds, #happiness, #nashville-tenn, #seasons-and-months

It’s 30 Degrees. Shall We Have Brunch Outdoors?

It’s winter, and the pandemic is going strong. But die-hard New Yorkers still want to meet up with friends for a meal.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #seasons-and-months

Millipede Swarms Once Stopped Japanese Trains in Their Tracks

A team of scientists say they have figured out the cicada-like life cycles of the many-legged arthropods.

#animal-behavior, #arthropods, #cicadas-insects, #insects, #japan, #millipedes, #railroads, #reproduction-biological, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #seasons-and-months, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

A Year of Watching Earthly Beauty Burn

From orbit, satellites send tragic evidence of climate change’s destructive power. This film covers 10 days, Sept. 7-16, 2020, a period of intense fires activity in North and South America.

#air-pollution, #amazon-jungle, #anxiety-and-stress, #australia, #brazil, #california, #canada, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #china, #colombia, #colorado-state-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #earth, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #european-union, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #forests-and-forestry, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #international-space-station, #marshall-tex, #new-zealand, #north-america, #oregon, #pantanal-brazil, #politics-and-government, #sacramento-calif, #seasons-and-months, #stanford-university, #texas, #united-states, #washington-state, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

‘Stay Alive and Survive’: Ski Resorts Brace for a Pandemic Season

Many have put capacity restrictions in place, even as new lockdowns may spook visitors.

#alpine-skiing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lake-tahoe-nev, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #national-ski-areas-assn, #seasons-and-months, #shutdowns-institutional, #skiing, #snow-and-snowstorms, #spring-season, #taxation, #travel-and-vacations

A Winter Solstice, a Meteor Shower, Jupiter and Saturn Walk Into Your Night Sky

One day that has room for three distinct astronomical events.

#earth, #jupiter-planet, #meteors-and-meteorites, #saturn-planet, #seasons-and-months, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #sun, #winter-season

Time Isn’t Supposed to Last This Long

We’re living in a perpetual present tense. And we are waiting.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hamilton-play, #philosophy, #seasons-and-months, #time

In a Covid Winter, How to Stay Warm, Safe and Social

The right gear, a little planning and practicing for the cold temperatures can help you take celebrations outdoors to avoid Covid-19.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #seasons-and-months, #weather, #winter-season

Looking for Light on the Longest Night of the Year

Monday is the winter solstice. The next day will be brighter, and the next day will be brighter still.

#christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #hanukkah, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasons-and-months, #winter-season

Making a Home in the Swedish Hinterlands

For some hardy souls, living far outside Sweden’s city centers is where it’s at.

#real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rural-areas, #seasons-and-months, #sweden

Wasn’t It Winter Just Yesterday?

The pandemic has unmoored us from time.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #seasons-and-months, #time

The Double Whammy of Seasonal Affective Disorder in a Season of Covid

This winter the pandemic is expected to intensify the depression experienced by many people with the syndrome known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.

#autumn-season, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #seasons-and-months, #sunlight, #winter-season

There’s a Blue Moon on Halloween

Halloween will be the first blue moon visible in every time zone since 1944. Might be good to charge those crystals!

#astrology, #halloween, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #seasons-and-months, #social-media, #twitter

Doctors Are Dreading the Third Coronavirus Wave

Anticipation, frustration and sadness fill hospitals as Covid-19 case counts rise again.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #seasons-and-months, #united-states, #ventilators-medical

In My Mountain Town, We’re Preparing for Dark Times

As the contagion spreads, we look ahead to winter and wonder whom we can safely pull close.

#autumn-season, #seasons-and-months, #washington-state

Our Days Have Always Been Running Out

I greet autumn with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.

#animal-migration, #autumn-season, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season

At Summer’s End

I greet this gorgeous season with a stillness I never felt when I was younger and in such a hurry.

#animal-migration, #autumn-season, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season

How Quarantine Killed the Weekend

With work changed and play curtailed, what does “time off” even mean anymore?

#leisure, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasons-and-months, #telecommuting, #travel-and-vacations, #working-hours

Crazy Weather in Colorado: Roasting Yesterday, Snowing Today

Temperatures plunged more than 50 degrees overnight as an Arctic air mass drove into the Denver area, bringing a very early winter storm on Tuesday.

#boulder-colo, #denver-colo, #rocky-mountain-national-park-colo, #seasons-and-months, #snow-and-snowstorms, #summer-season, #weather, #wildfires

As Summer Wanes, New Yorkers Worry About Covid Comeback in the Fall

The coronavirus has retreated in New York, but the rituals of September are disrupted, and a sense of foreboding remains about a possible second wave.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #seasons-and-months, #shutdowns-institutional

Never Mind the Summer Heat: Earth Is at Its Greatest Distance From the Sun

During aphelion, our planet receives 7 percent less sunlight than in January, but changes in the planet’s orbit are not what causes our seasons.

#earth, #mars-planet, #pluto-dwarf-planet, #seasons-and-months, #sun

Summer Solstice 2020 and the Search for Life in the Galaxy

As you mark the longest day of the year, consider the debate among astronomers over whether Earth’s tilt toward the sun helps make life on our world and others possible.

#earth, #extraterrestrial-life, #mars-planet, #moon, #planets, #seasons-and-months, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies, #summer-season, #sun, #uranus-planet

Fall Is Now Jam-Packed for Book Publishers. That Could Be a Problem.

Books scheduled for release this spring and summer are now on track for fall, when authors will be fighting for attention in the midst of a presidential election and an ongoing crisis.

#autumn-season, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #collins-suzanne-1962, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ferrante-elena, #grisham-john, #grove-atlantic, #harpercollins-publishers, #houghton-mifflin-harcourt, #king-stephen, #kinney-jeff-1971, #russo-kate, #scribners-charles-sons, #seasons-and-months, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #soho-press, #summer-season, #super-host-book, #university-of-chicago-press, #writing-and-writers

With the World on Pause, Salamanders Own the Road

Traffic is down, thanks to the pandemic. That’s good news for amphibians looking to migrate safely.

#amphibians, #animal-migration, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #forests-and-forestry, #frogs, #leclair-greg-researcher, #maine, #new-england-states-us, #salamanders, #seasons-and-months, #your-feed-science

Will Warm Weather Slow Coronavirus?

It’s hard to know yet. But there are many things we can do to flatten the next wave of the contagion.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #influenza-epidemic-1918-19, #medicine-and-health, #seasons-and-months, #weather

Let the Sunshine In

Sunlight is not a cure for coronavirus, but it does have other benefits for mind and body.

#biorhythms, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #immune-system, #lighting, #seasons-and-months, #sleep, #sun, #sunlight, #ultraviolet-light, #vitamin-d, #vitamins

How Meditation Might Help Your Winter Workouts

Some simple techniques might shore up our commitment to being physically active as the seasons change.

#autumn-season, #exercise, #meditation, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season, #winter-season, #your-feed-selfcare

Do I Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?

In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter.

#dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #seasons-and-months, #sunlight, #vitamin-d, #vitamins