Twenty years ago, on Sept. 11, I was just beginning a vacation in Spain and Portugal with my daughters. It was frightening to be so far from home and not know what was happening. Here’s the account of my vacation that appeared in The Tacoma (Washington) News Tribune on Oct. 3, 2001:
It’s the 101st anniversary of women in the United States being guaranteed the right to vote. The 72-year-long political movement was carried out by tens of thousands of women and men working for equal rights for women. The women were called suffragists, meaning the right to vote in political elections.
President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on Thursday. It establishes a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth, a combination of June and nineteen, is already a holiday in seven states.
Peloton Tread+ recalled after one child died and 72 incidents, and Peloton Tread recalled due to risk of injury
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Peloton announced two separate voluntary recalls on Wednesday of Peloton treadmills, one of the Tread+ treadmill and one of the Tread treadmill. Consumers who have purchased either treadmill should immediately stop using it.
It’s my birthday. It was fun to be able to celebrate my birthday at an outside birthday party with a few fully vaccinated friends. It was sad not to be able to travel to Madrid or Sacramento and be with my daughters for my birthday. However, I am happy to be alive and not dead from covid-19.
Food Tank, a think tank for food, and Compass Group are offering a virtual event to discuss food wastage on Stop Food Waste Day at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday. In the United States, up to 40 percent of the food that is produced every year is wasted. That’s an economic loss of $218 billion per year.
For years, I’ve been analyzing Academy Award nominated movies because I think movies are too often violent, ageist, and sexist. I usually watch about 30 movies, going to movie theaters, watching On Demand movies, and renting from Red Box. During the pandemic, I’m not going to theaters.
It isn’t over yet, so keep wearing masks and social distancing. It’s worrisome that people are rushing to go to activities again. While it’s exciting that millions of people are being vaccinated, kids are back in school, and the cases and deaths from coronavirus went down and are now plateauing, this is far from over.
Equal Pay Day is on March 24 this year, a date that marks how far into the year women need to work to earn the same as men did in the previous year. It was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages.
Collard and mustard greens join kale among the most pesticide-contaminated fresh produce on the Environmental Working Group’s 2021 Dirty Dozen list. For the first time, bell peppers and hot peppers have made the list.