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First and Last responders

One family’s experience working the pandemic. Watching my 21-year-old getting ready to go off to work at an area hospital emergency department as the pandemic reached Utah, I was s …

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The neighborhood Resiliency Initiative

As gardening interest blooms, neighbors find a way to help each other. With the COIVD-19 pandemic exposing the vulnerabilities of our global supply systems —trade corridors shuttin …

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Physical* Distancing Activities, Staff Picks: Tips and suggestions for abiding the tide of isolation (Part 4).

We live in a culture that constantly bombards us with inducements to buy and accumulate products and widgets of all sorts, but could the current pause to our normal bustle of busin …

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Podcast “Foreign Somewhere” Episode 1: Shanghai during the covid-19 pandemic with Jayden Ke

Foreign Somewhere is a podcast connecting with people from around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. While we’re sitting at home in isolation all this time, feeling …

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And We, Online, Rejoice with You

“I don’t feel so good,” hits differently when heard aloud during a global pandemic. When my boyfriend approached me with his hand on his forehead during day 13 of our 14-day window …

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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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