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A collage of 13 photos shows Erickson Living residents, from across the enterprise, holding up signs, which together read "We are all in this together so please stay home and help us stop the spread."

The rapid onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic took many by surprise. Cities, states, even countries had to take drastic measures to slow the spread of the virus. 

A very scared-looking cat is held by a vet in a white coat.

Nobody likes the poking and prodding that comes with a visit to the doctor, but for pets, even a simple annual checkup can be an exhausting, anxiety-filled ordeal. 

Consider what a visit to the vet is like from your pet’s point of view. 

A full-page newspaper ad for Madam C.J. Walker products.

Born on a Louisiana plantation in 1867, Sarah Breedlove was the first child in her family to be born free from slavery.  

Her early years were rife with struggle. An orphan by the time she was seven, Breedlove was taken in by her older sister, but her abusive brother-in-law made life in that house untenable.

She married at 14 just so she could have “a home of her own.”

President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon plant a tree on the White House South Lawn in observance of the first Earth Day.

Fifty years ago this month, environmental activists across the United States made history. In April 1970, 20 million Americans—or, at the time, 10% of the nation’s entire population—mobilized to combat the troubling culture of waste and pollution that prevailed throughout the country.

This month, U.S. census workers will set out by bush plane, dog sled, and snowmobile to count residents living in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Located in the Yukon Delta region on the Bering Sea, the remote village of Toksook Bay will be the first place to be counted for the 2020 Census.

A replica of a Gutenberg printing press.

Picture a monk sitting at a desk with ink-stained fingers, toiling for a week over a single page of handwritten text from the Bible.

How did we ever used to make books? How did we create pamphlets, flyers, newspapers, or any form of printed matter? 

Sara samples her homemade passatelli noodles in stock. The noodles are made from cheese and bread crumbs.

For generations, Italian grandmothers, or nonne, have passed their recipes and cooking techniques along to their daughters and granddaughters. Younger generations willingly accepted those heirloom recipes—committing each step and ingredient to memory because the recipes were rarely written down.   

The rock group The Mamas and the Papas once sang about winter in the gloomiest terms, crooning that “All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey.” Don’t be fooled.

Winter is a great time of year, and, more to the point, a good one in which to sell your house.

After writing to Nike about his difficulty tying shoes, Matthew Walzer was shocked when the company sent him a pair of prototype shoes that didn’t need to be tied. The shoes are easy to get on and secure with Velcro.

In 2012, high school junior Matthew Walzer was looking ahead to college. It’s an anxious time for anyone, but Walzer had concerns most students never think about. 

Walzer has cerebral palsy and, though he had overcome many obstacles over the course of his 16 years, the ability to tie his own shoes eluded him.