How to calmly navigate personal interactions during COVID-19

Laura Rees, Queen’s University, Ontario Thanks to COVID-19, we’ve slowly built new routines centred on being at home. But as we start to enter various phases of reopening and increased contact, we may feel uncomfortable interacting in person again. Treating each interaction as a type of micro-negotiation provides a helpful road map for navigating these …

An ode to mac and cheese, the poster child for processed food

Jeffrey Miller, Colorado State University In January 2015, food sales at restaurants overtook those at grocery stores for the first time. Most thought this marked a permanent shift in the American meal. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, that trend took a U-turn. Restaurant revenue cratered, while shoppers emptied grocery shelves stocking up on food to …