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The Atlantic
5 min read
Fashion & Beauty

The Decline of the American Laundromat

Lavanderia, one of San Francisco’s largest laundromats, is an urban relic. Its peeling aquamarine walls house some 110 machines. Telenovelas play on a TV and arcade games from the 1990s are tucked into unexpected nooks. After opening in 1991, Lavanderia—like so many other laundromats in big cities—became a social hub in a neighborhood where renters lacked the space or funds for their own machines. But, again like so many other laundromats in big cities, Lavanderia’s future is uncertain. While families have been hauling their dirty towels, sheets, and underwear there for decades, the business’s
Oxygen
2 min read
Food & Wine

The Power Of Pumpkin

Ounce per ounce, pumpkin has more potassium than bananas, helping you rebound from a hard workout by restoring electrolyte balance and reducing blood pressure. Some studies even link pumpkin to preservation of muscle mass and improved bone density. Add ½ cup of pumpkin to your postworkout smoothie to reap the recovery rewards. According to the National Institutes of Health, 1 cup of pumpkin contains 200 percent of your daily need for vitamin A, helping protect the surface of your eye, promoting healthy vision and slowing the decline of retinal function in those with certain degenerative eye di
Clean Eating
11 min read
Food & Wine

Leave Dinner to the Instant Pot

An electric multi-cooker, such as the Instant Pot, is a clean cook’s best friend. This appliance combines the functions of a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker and a yogurt maker all in one. Its pressure-cooking setting is especially handy because it lets you prepare tons of nutritious ingredients in a lot less time than it takes on the stove. These appliances are particularly good at cutting down cooking time for whole grains and dried beans. In addition, you can quickly steam sturdy vegetables, such as artichokes, beets and whole sweet potatoes; you just place them on the trivet t