Maple Syrup Making Also Boomed as a Pandemic Hobby

At-home evaporators sold out, and attention to the maple sugaring classifieds surged.

#hobbies, #maple-syrup-and-sugar, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #winter-season

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How to Use Your Daylight Saving Time ‘Bonus Hour’

“Spring ahead” will come as an even bigger relief than usual after a year of lockdown.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daylight-saving-time, #exercise, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #winter-season

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How to Walk Safely in the Snow, Ice and Slush

Walk like a penguin: Turn your feet slightly outward and take short, flat-footed steps.

#content-type-service, #falls, #ice, #shoes-and-boots, #snow-and-snowstorms, #winter-season

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When There’s No Heat: ‘You Need Wood, You Get Wood’

Community wood banks, like food banks, help people in need. Climate change is shaping their role.

#environment, #food-banks-and-pantries, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #maine, #new-england-states-us, #unemployment, #volunteers-and-community-service, #weather, #winter-season, #wood-and-wood-products

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How to Help Winter Storm Relief in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana

These organizations are providing food, supplies and shelter to devastated communities. If you want to give aid, here are some research pointers.

#blood-donation, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #homeless-persons, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

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If Winter Feels Extra Hard This Year, You’re Not Alone

Months of stress have left us exhausted, limited and wrung out. But even the iciest winters thaw eventually.

#anxiety-and-stress, #may-katherine-author, #winter-season, #writing-and-writers

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The Storm That Knocked Out Texas

Readers urge greater use of renewable energy and less reliance on fossil fuels.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #canada, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #texas, #winter-season

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Store in Oregon That Threw Out Food Is Confronted by Angry Activists

The police responded to a Fred Meyer grocery store in Portland that had tossed its refrigerated food after a winter storm knocked out power throughout the city, infuriating residents.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #food, #kroger-company, #portland-ore, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #winter-season

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Scenes From a Record-Setting Winter Storm

The coast-to-coast storm brought heavy snow and frigid temperatures as well as prompted rolling blackouts.

#dallas-tex, #mississippi, #ohio, #oklahoma, #photography, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #washington-state, #winter-season

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Winter Storms Pummel U.S. With Snow, Ice and Extreme Cold

The harsh weather was a prelude to another winter storm that is expected to bring more snow, sleet and freezing rain to over 100 million Americans over the next several days.

#clark-county-wash, #northeastern-states-us, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-general-electric-company, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

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Driving in Winter? Tips From Experts on How to Arrive Safely

Recent pileups in Iowa and Texas amid severe winter weather have analysts and traffic experts issuing vital reminders about how to stay safe. One common refrain: Slow down.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #content-type-service, #iowa, #roads-and-traffic, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #winter-season

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How to Recognize and Address Seasonal Depression

Despair in the winter months can point to a serious condition. Experts recommend light boxes, earlier wake-up times and therapy.

#biorhythms, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #sleep, #winter-season

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Wool, Sneakers and Community: Ballet Class Persists Outdoors

“You’re not going to be jeté-ing across Central Park in the snow,” but you are going to move and be with other dancers.

#ballez-dance-co, #berglund-phoebe, #dancing, #new-york-city, #pyle-katy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #warren-dianna-dancer, #winter-season

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You Got a Bicycle, Now You Have to Take Care of It

Tips from an expert for properly storing your bike and giving it the maintenance it needs in the colder weather. You might even be able to cycle all winter if you dress for the occasion.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #winter-season

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Simple, Affordable and Socially Distanced, Snowshoeing Gets Hot

As biking was to spring, snowshoeing is to winter as exercisers adapt to cold weather.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #snowshoes, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

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How to Pretend You’re in Quebec City Tonight

As the song goes, there’s no place like home for the holidays. Wherever you are, you can embrace the coziness of the season like Québécois do.

#books-and-literature, #cohen-leonard, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #dion-celine, #festivals, #french-language, #maple-syrup-and-sugar, #movies, #music, #quebec-city-quebec, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

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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

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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

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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

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Covid Guide: How to Get Through the Pandemic

Times are tough now, but the end is in sight. If we hunker down, keep our families safe during the holidays and monitor our health at home, life will get better in the spring. Here’s how to get through it.

#chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dexamethasone-drug, #disease-rates, #fauci-anthony-s, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #marr-linsey, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #pulse-oximetry, #telemedicine, #tests-medical, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #winter-season

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Escape From the City: 9 Winter Outings That Fight Cabin Fever

Snow biking near Seattle, winter bird-watching near New York and seven other cold-weather activities near large U.S. cities.

#arizona, #boston-mass, #chesapeake-bay, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cross-country-skiing, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-calif, #north-carolina, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #seattle-wash, #sedona-ariz, #skiing, #snowshoes, #tampa-fla, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

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Lewis and Clark’s Long, Dark Winter. And Ours.

Lessons from Lewis and Clark.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lewis-and-clark-national-historic-trail, #winter-season

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Parenting a Ski Jumper as a Leap of Faith

Watching my 13-year-old son fling himself off a mountain has been keeping me grounded in the pandemic.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nordic-combined-winter-sport-event, #parenting, #ski-jumping, #winter-season

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Children Love Snow Days. The Pandemic May End Them Forever.

In New York City and elsewhere, classes will be held online no matter how bad storms are this year in a shift that makes some parents wistful.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms, #winter-season

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Fears of a ‘Twindemic’ Recede as Flu Lies Low

Despite early worries, flu patients are not competing with Covid-19 patients for ventilators, and the threat of dueling outbreaks may be waning.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #influenza, #kinsa-inc, #medicine-and-health, #preventive-medicine, #vaccination-and-immunization, #winter-season, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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The Hidden ‘Fourth Wave’ of the Pandemic

America hasn’t begun to face this year’s mental health crisis.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #winter-season

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Climate Change Is Making Winter Ice More Dangerous

A new study has found that cold-weather drownings are increasing sharply in warmer parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

#canada, #drownings, #environment, #global-warming, #ice, #ice-fishing, #japan, #plos-one-journal, #research, #united-states, #winter-season

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Air Travel Was Gaining Momentum. Now What?

U.S. airlines expect Thanksgiving to be their busiest period since the pandemic began. But with new virus fears, a return to normal is nowhere in sight.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #winter-season

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How Many Snowbirds Will Be Flying South for the Winter?

The tradition of flocking to Florida and other sunny shores for the winter, usually by retirees, looks different this year.

#canada, #florida, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #southern-states-us, #texas, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

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Avoid the Coronavirus, Forget Winter Weather: Socialize Outside

My British upbringing taught me that socializing outdoors shouldn’t stop when rain falls and temperatures drop.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #rain, #weather, #winter-season

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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

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Worried About Covid-19 in the Winter? Alaska Provides a Cautionary Tale

The state is seeing record case numbers, adding to evidence that the virus is poised to thrive as the weather grows colder.

#alaska, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #winter-season

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What Scandinavians Can Teach Us About Embracing Winter

In the pandemic, rather than feeling depressed that the arrival of cold weather will mean you’ll be isolated indoors, try adopting a positive winter mind-set.

#arctic-regions, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #happiness, #norway, #psychology-and-psychologists, #scandinavia, #weather, #winter-season

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How The Unpredictable Coronavirus Pandemic Took a Terrible Toll

At least 73 countries are seeing surges in newly detected cases, and in regions where cold weather is approaching, worries are mounting.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #midwestern-states-us, #winter-season

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La Niña May Worsen Southwest Drought This Winter

Climate forecasters said the pattern would affect weather across the globe.

#el-nino-southern-oscillation, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #weather, #winter-season

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Let It Snow

Rain has replaced what used to be a white winter in my corner of the world.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hastings-on-hudson-ny, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

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