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How Do You Stay Warm When You’re Homeless?

When the temperature drops during the winter months, it’s not uncommon to see articles about how to help the homeless. The advice is generally the same: call a city hotline and a special team will be dispatched or consider donating warm weather clothing—and you should of course do both of these things if you know [...]

January 21, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

Culture Bites: The Changing Nature of the Food Truck Industry

What do you normally have for lunch? Leftovers? A sandwich? Do you bring it from home or do you buy it from a local eatery? In New York City, a sandwich from a deli (with a pickle and a bag of chips) will cost you about $8.00 to $12.00.

April 23, 2015 — Krystal D'Costa
Teaching Kids to Love Science, and Falling in Love with the Kids

Teaching Kids to Love Science, and Falling in Love with the Kids

Put a science writer in a classroom with two-dozen ten-year-olds and I promise you this: the writer will learn more than the kids. I’ve just had that experience, not for the first time but in an especially fulfilling away, while talking about science to a group of fourth and fifth graders at Public School 96 [...]

December 30, 2013 — Ned Potter