Latest by KATHERINE ROTH

Published on January 26, 2020 - Page 27
People tend to spend a lot of time planning trips but not a lot preparing for coming home. But returning to a mess — minor bummers like an empty...
Published on December 29, 2019 - Page 26
It’s been 120 years since New York ornithologist Frank Chapman launched his Christmas Bird Count as a bold new alternative to what had been a...
Published on December 15, 2019 - Page 29
While the holiday season is a time of giving and thoughtfulness, it can also be a time of excess and waste. Americans throw away 25% more trash than...
Published on November 29, 2019 - Page 14
The trend in gift wrapping this holiday season is toward jazzy yet sustainable options. Consider beautifully folded fabrics or understated, brown or...
Published on September 22, 2019 - Page 29
Whether it’s how they’re made or what they’re made of, textiles are evolving to meet consumer demand for sustainability. “There’s a real push for...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 29
How do you create a space conducive to creative thinking? A number of recent books explore the working environments of creative people in search of...
Published on August 18, 2019 - Page 29
Through eighth-grade, preparing for school is largely a question of checking off items from a recommended list of supplies. Preparing for high...
Published on August 4, 2019 - Page 25
For most of us, the clickety clack of a manual typewriter — or the gentler tapping of the IBM Selectric —are but memories, or something seen only in...
Published on July 28, 2019 - Page 29
As online shopping becomes ubiquitous, so do the boxes delivered to homes across the country. For apartment dwellers — and the managers of the...
Published on June 30, 2019 - Page 25
Changing markets and confusion over what can be thrown in recycling bins has forced some communities to rethink or even suspend their recycling...