New Wave Varieties Upset The Apple Cart

BY OLIVIA MILTNER Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala, Ohio, is packed every autumn with folks who come to pick more apples than they know what to do with. The trees are laden with ripe fruit, ranging from supermarket staples such as Red Delicious and Gala to the locally developed Melrose and the heirloom variety Winesap. For the past three years, though, Lynd has also sold … Continue reading New Wave Varieties Upset The Apple Cart

Beyond The Baked Potato

BY OLIVIA MILTNER The appeal of spring, summer and fall vegetables, with their bright colors and light textures, is an undeniable sign of freshness and bounty. Winter veggies stored away in a root cellar? Less romantic. But that doesn’t stop Columbus restaurants from employing some creativity so that you can eat local year-round. Celeriac is one of those strange root vegetables that find their way … Continue reading Beyond The Baked Potato

National Charities Give Less, By Half, To The U.S. South

BY OLIVIA MILTNER Rebecca Byrne wants to make a difference. She’s spent the past year and a half developing a hyperlocal philanthropic network in southwest Alabama, leading the creation of a veterans initiative to fund mental health and substance abuse treatments, among other programs. She has also started an initiative called Closing the Opportunity Gap that targets financially fragile families in the eight-county area. Byrne … Continue reading National Charities Give Less, By Half, To The U.S. South

A Whopping 1 In 3 Death Certificates List Wrong Cause Of Death

BY OLIVIA MILTNER New York City, in the early aughts, had one of the highest rates of heart disease deaths in the nation. Nearly 40 percent of deaths there were attributed officially to heart disease, according to Bob Anderson, chief of the mortality statistics branch at the National Center for Health Statistics. But the statistic didn’t align with New York’s risk factors for heart disease … Continue reading A Whopping 1 In 3 Death Certificates List Wrong Cause Of Death

Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections May Not Be a Priority for Older Adults—But It Should Be

BY OLIVIA MILTNER When Mark S. King got his test results for HIV in 1985, he said it was like choosing to open a letter telling him when he was going to die. “There was nothing good that could come out of an HIV-positive test result,” King said in a recent phone interview with Rewire.News. “The only thing you could be sure of is you would … Continue reading Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections May Not Be a Priority for Older Adults—But It Should Be

The Future of Food (Is Now)

BY OLIVIA MILTNER Living with a gluten intolerance means sacrificing warm and gooey chocolate chip cookies, my mom’s mouth-melting dark chocolate cake and everything bagels smothered in cream cheese, all for the sake of a happy and functioning digestive tract. Some foods have made valiant attempts to fill this void, but despite the new era of gluten-free awareness, finding decent baked-good alternatives has been a … Continue reading The Future of Food (Is Now)

50 Is The New 20

BY OLIVIA MILTNER The new Penzone is like stepping into a room that has collected everything millennial women are into. The salon and spa has plants growing on the walls, succulents decorating tables and health juices and energy balls for thirsty or hungry patrons. Local art hangs on the walls, they sell local beauty products, and sandwiches sit in the refrigerator. Crimson Cup coffee, with … Continue reading 50 Is The New 20