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Can’t do Vegetarian? Try Flexitarian, Which Also has Health Benefits

PhotoCredit:istock From black bean burgers on restaurant menus to eight varieties of hummus at the supermarket, the meatless movement shows no signs of slowing down. The first real blip of vegetarianism in the United States started in 1971 when Frances Moore LappĂ© published “Diet for a Small Planet,” and explained that meat-based diets can be harmful for our planet and our health. LappĂ© wrote about ways to reduce food waste and enhance sustainability, but her ideas weren’t widely acted upon; she was ahead of her time. Fast-forward 45 years, and…

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I Have Five Digital ‘Personal Assistants’ and Still Can’t Get Anything Done

There comes a point in every adult’s life when one stops and thinks: I could really use a personal assistant. I know I could. The Washington Post’s budget, however, doesn’t stretch to provide each reporter with a personal aide. But thanks to the magic of technology, I have regular access to five digital assistants: Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Google Now and an email-based scheduling assistant called Amy. It should be a breeze for anyone trying to get themselves organized as part of a New Year’s resolution. It should be fantastic. But,…

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I Have Five Digital ‘Personal Assistants’ and Still Can’t Get Anything Done

There comes a point in every adult’s life when one stops and thinks: I could really use a personal assistant. I know I could. The Washington Post’s budget, however, doesn’t stretch to provide each reporter with a personal aide. But thanks to the magic of technology, I have regular access to five digital assistants: Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Google Now and an email-based scheduling assistant called Amy. It should be a breeze for anyone trying to get themselves organized as part of a New Year’s resolution. It should be fantastic. But,…

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