What pandemic messaging around changing holiday rituals gets wrong

In the midst of the raging coronavirus pandemic, we’re faced with agonizing decisions about whether to forgo treasured holiday rituals. Many people have defied health officials, putting themselves at risk of contracting COVID-19 or spreading the disease in order to uphold their family traditions in person. A new paper by two researchers at UC Berkeley’s […]

How to guarantee a safe, COVID-19-free holiday

Don’t make this a Christmas you’ll regret. (unsplash/) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has strongly advised people not to travel or gather for the winter holidays. COVID-19 cases and deaths are holding at alarming rates across the country, and it’s thought that Thanksgiving-related travel helped fuel surges in some states. With the […]

Your guide to cooking a sustainable holiday meal

Eating local, seasonal produce is an easy way to make your holiday feast more sustainable. (Rosie De La Cruz/Unsplash/) This story was originally featured on Saveur. The holidays are a wonderful time to partake in our most beloved food-centric celebrations—many of us spend more time cooking this time of year than any other. And when […]

The best and safest ways to donate food and time this holiday season

Volunteering and donating money are two things your community food pantry needs more than ever. (Joel Muniz/Unsplash/) This Thanksgiving is definitely one of the weirdest in recent years. Not just because of a tumultuous election or shockingly warm weather, but because many people across the US will not be able to share turkey and stuffing […]

Survey: Americans likely to attend large holiday gatherings despite COVID-19

IMAGE: The West family shares a holiday meal with family members through video chat. Experts say that although celebrations will look different this year, there are still opportunities to make treasured… view more  Credit: All multimedia is available for free and unrestricted media use with courtesy to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center COLUMBUS, Ohio […]

Infuse Your Booze to Make the Most of Holiday Ingredients

Flavoring your own booze at home is a fun, whimsical way to push the limits of your favorite bottle. But the technique isn’t limited to steeping and straining. You can also use rich, fatty, or oily ingredients—like peanut butter, dairy, or aromatic oils—to delicious effect, if you know how to harness their powers. To get […]