Connect With Others and Give Back

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MLK Day is traditionally celebrated as a National Volunteer Day. Many communities organize 100s of ways to give back. I polled three children to see how they plan to use their day off from school. Sylvia, 9: There’s no school on Martin Luther King’s birthday so that we can do something good for other people. My grandfather used ...

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A Tasty Oral History Project

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Food history projects preserve the customs that nourish and grow our children, families, communities and culture. The makers of Tabasco Sauce and the Southern Foodways Alliance sponsored the New Orleans Eats, An Oral History Project, documenting an important and delicious part of our lives. I loved the food, sights, music and craziness of New Orleans when I ...

Are you a beet freak? Read to find out why you should be!

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Why do we love beets? Beets have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, yet are very low in calories. Betacyanin is the pigment that gives beets their rich, purpley color is a powerful cancer-fighter. Studies have demonstrated beets’ antioxidant effectiveness against colon cancer and heart disease. Do not worry, you are not alone. Jasmine works in Norwalk ...

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Rebuilding New Orleans: Common Ground Relief

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Join a grass-roots effort to support the residents of New Orleans and Gulf Coast Communities as they rebuild. Common Ground needs volunteers skilled in construction, dry wall hanging, carpentry, painting, roofing, plumbing, electrical work, legal aid, social work, media/PR, and computer technology. Both short-and long-term volunteers are needed. The goal is to rebuild a socially equitable ...

The Joy of Baggy Clothes

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I love kids, I have two of my own, but I hate when I see their pants falling down. Teens and preteens are everywhere, wearing their long, over-sized trousers precariously perched around the groin area with an inch or two of underwear band showing. I think the trend for baggy, posterior exposure began as a hip ...

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