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N95s, highly-protective masks that filter out at least 95 percent of airborne viral particles, are some of the most coveted products in the world. One year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, their allocation has been bungled in nearly every way possi...

The N95 Mask Shortage is a Myth: Here’s Why

N95s, highly-protective masks that filter out at least 95 percent of airborne viral particles, are some of the most coveted products in the world. One year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, their allocation has been bungled in nearly every way possi...

For the busy American household with disposable income, the delivery meal kit is a dream come true. It arrives at your doorstep in an insulated box that has mysteriously kept the produce and meat refrigerated, even though you remember it shipping fro...

Delivering to the Desert: Meal Kits and Food Insecurity

For the busy American household with disposable income, the delivery meal kit is a dream come true. It arrives at your doorstep in an insulated box that has mysteriously kept the produce and meat refrigerated, even though you remember it shipping fro...

Meat (and its absence) is a hallmark of cultures all across the world. Hindus don’t eat beef, Muslims don’t eat pork, and a number of Dharmic religions make vegetarianism a centerpiece of their faith. However, meat is not only a religious and cul...

Political Meat and Fake Meat

Meat (and its absence) is a hallmark of cultures all across the world. Hindus don’t eat beef, Muslims don’t eat pork, and a number of Dharmic religions make vegetarianism a centerpiece of their faith. However, meat is not only a religious and cul...

K-12 students are adapting to completing their curriculum from their bedrooms against the backdrop of the snowballing social, physical, and mental traumas caused by COVID-19. They’re missing their friends; they’re fatigued by gazing on a gallery ...

No Poets Left Behind

K-12 students are adapting to completing their curriculum from their bedrooms against the backdrop of the snowballing social, physical, and mental traumas caused by COVID-19. They’re missing their friends; they’re fatigued by gazing on a gallery ...

Shut down borders, limit nonessential travel, and reduce density in shared spaces. Provide personal protective equipment, get tested, and quarantine if symptomatic.  These are the guidelines that have been emphasized by the Centers for Disease C...

How a Federal Agency Became a Covid Superspreader

Shut down borders, limit nonessential travel, and reduce density in shared spaces. Provide personal protective equipment, get tested, and quarantine if symptomatic.  These are the guidelines that have been emphasized by the Centers for Disease C...

When COVID-19 engulfed New York City in the spring of 2020, one of the hardest hit groups was the city’s homeless population, comprising nearly 80,000 people. Initially, many took nightly shelter on the subway. With non-essential businesses shut do...

Hotels, Homelesness, and the Politics of the Status Quo

When COVID-19 engulfed New York City in the spring of 2020, one of the hardest hit groups was the city’s homeless population, comprising nearly 80,000 people. Initially, many took nightly shelter on the subway. With non-essential businesses shut do...

E-cigarette companies, which occupy a market valued at $11 billion, are now under fire for business malpractice as well as misleading and unscrupulous marketing. Much of the backlash has been targeted towards Juul, an e-cigarette company with a valua...

America’s Vaping Problem

E-cigarette companies, which occupy a market valued at $11 billion, are now under fire for business malpractice as well as misleading and unscrupulous marketing. Much of the backlash has been targeted towards Juul, an e-cigarette company with a valua...

Meatless “meat” is on the rise, and ranchers aren’t happy about it. People are increasingly turning to vegetarian and vegan substitutes for real meat, citing ethical and environmental concerns. These alternatives to animal products have surpass...

Meat Meets “Meat”

Meatless “meat” is on the rise, and ranchers aren’t happy about it. People are increasingly turning to vegetarian and vegan substitutes for real meat, citing ethical and environmental concerns. These alternatives to animal products have surpass...