Finding Shelter in a Disaster

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In a disaster, you would ideally be able to stay in your home and lay low until the danger passes. Many times, however, you may need to find somewhere safe to stay if your property becomes damaged or otherwise uninhabitable. Research the following options ahead of time so you will not be caught unprepared. Coordinate… Read more »

The ABCs of Emergency Preparedness

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As a fun exercise, I decided to see if I could find something to do with emergency preparedness for every letter of the alphabet. Here are the results: Alternative power sources like solar chargers and generators may become useful if the power has gone out. Bartering is a useful skill to develop as in an emergency,… Read more »

How Much Food Do You Waste?

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garbage in landfill

I have been seeing many stories in the news lately about how much food Americans waste yearly. The numbers are staggering:  According to the USDA and EPA, somewhere between 30 and 40% of the food supply in the United States is wasted. For example, 133 billion pounds of food was tossed out in 2010! The… Read more »

Emergency Preparedness for the Elderly

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military helping elderly

As the population ages and the economy continues to be stagnant, the number of households that contain an elderly family member is on the rise. According to Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends, there were 49 million Americans (16.1% of the population) who were living in an arrangement that included more than one generation of… Read more »

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

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BRAAAIIIIINNNNSSSS. Zombies are everywhere these days: appearing in the media in games like Plants vs Zombies, movies like Zombieland, and TV shows like The Walking Dead. They even show up in classical book rewrites, a la Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Of course, the chances that you will meet one zombie, let alone a horde… Read more »

The Pitfalls of the Monsanto Protection Act

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Through the dubious practice of attaching irrelevant riders (provisions) to bills in order to force them to get passed, a biotech law was quietly placed into HR 933, a national budget measure approved by Congress since it was needed to keep the government going.  Though over 250,000 people quickly signed a petition asking President Obama to… Read more »