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Apr 10, 2020

On our own: Forgotten household skills, revived for new use

Mending clothes. Cutting hair. Fixing a squeaky door or a dripping faucet. Baking bread. A generation or two ago, household skills like these were common, learned at home and at school. Then it became easier to toss things out rather than fix them, quicker to call the professionals. Now, in an unsettling era of staying […]

Mar 23, 2020

People in Missouri’s biggest cities ordered to stay home

Residents of Missouri’s biggest cities have been ordered to stay home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, which sickened nearly 130 people statewide, including at least five people linked to a suburban St. Louis preschool and four to a Springfield assisted living facility. The shelter-in-place order in St. Louis took effect Monday, a […]

Mar 20, 2020

3 ways the coronavirus pandemic is changing who we are

For most Americans, the coronavirus pandemic represents a completely unprecedented circumstance, as novel as it is life-changing. No event in recent history has affected us as profoundly and pervasively. Not only does it remind us of our physical fragility, it undermines economic security, throws daily routines topsy-turvy, wreaks havoc on plans and isolates us from […]

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