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How to Politely Decline an Invitation to Gather During COVID-19 (Plus, a note on quarantine-friendly alternatives and Zoom etiquette)

Social etiquette in the days of the coronavirus pandemic is changing. No more handshakes, no more hugs, no more clinking glasses together during a group cheers. The new polite thin …

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On the cover: Quarantini, by Ruth Plummer

The “Quarantini” cocktail picks were created by Atomic Kraftworks of Venice, CA because sometimes we just need a little sense of humor to get through times like this. Atomic Kraftw …

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Bring back the Victory Garden

Shit gets real. Earthquakes. A global pandemic. Grocery store aisles stripped bare. Restaurant dining rooms, bars, and many businesses are closed. Despite our state’s misplaced rep …

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Flying Jewel

A single parent mom moves in. Invisible with speed, a tiny blur buzzes up to a perch above our front door. It’s mid-May and Salt Lake is still in a wet cold spring. The hummers sta …

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Physical* Distancing Activities, Staff Picks: Tips and suggestions for abiding the tide of isolation (Part 3).

Countries across the globe are in the midst of nationwide lockdowns to fight the spread of coronavirus. While the world’s most infected country, the US, has no such national-level …

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A Letter from your Local Grocer during COVID-19

I started working at my local grocery store almost two years ago. What began as a way to put myself through the final two years of my undergraduate degree ended up becoming one of …

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COVID-19 hastens the need for CATALYST’s first ever podcast – an introduction

Background photo created by xb100 – www.freepik.com As we start to hibernate in physical isolation, a necessary response to the fact that the U.S. is now considered the Coronavirus …

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Physical* Distancing Activities, Staff Picks: Tips and suggestions for abiding the tide of isolation (Part 2).

It has been just over a week now since the state issued a prohibition on gatherings of more than 10 people, excepting essential services. For many of us, it has been even longer si …

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Physical* Distancing Activities, Staff Picks: Tips and suggestions for abiding the tide of isolation.

Enforcing distance between one another is a proven way to slow pandemics. But the time spent in isolation can also be lonely, demotivating and, without some decent reading, listeni …

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Gardeners, it’s time to quit your tiller!

We are here for an intervention. Dark, luscious, fertile soil; weed-free, loose, loamy and teeming with life: This is the foundation every gardener dreams of starting each season w …

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