ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Documentary: It’s a grim world on both sides of home health care That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, … [Read more...] about The US has a huge need for home health care, and many from Ghana do the hard work
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Venture up the gravel driveway to Hickory Ridge Orchard, and you’ve entered a Norman Rockwell painting.Hundreds of apple trees in 18 varieties so far — some, like Empires and Jonathans, best saved for baking; most tasting sweetest when plucked straight off the branch — grow on the 38-acre property in Mexico, Missouri, about 40 miles from Columbia. Chickens and turkeys strut and waddle freely around the lawn. Farm dogs George and Creedence chase a Frisbee near a wide pond filled with ducks and geese. Three goats are out back, and there’s an inviting quiet that stretches over the trees through an open clearing.At the center of it all are Brandt and Kelsey Schisler, a young couple with farming roots that trace back generations.“On both sides of my family — my mom and my dad — my grandparents were farmers,” Brandt said. “And their parents and grandparents were farmers.”Family is essential here. There are small touches of it … [Read more...] about How do you like them apples? Farm roots at Hickory Ridge Orchard run deep
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Shideh Ghandeharizadeh | Daily Trojan Growing up in Silicon Valley, milk tea was a staple of my daily beverage consumption — I lived in a predominantly Asian area, and the sugary Taiwanese drink is offered at no fewer than 10 shops along a one-mile stretch outside my house. Despite this, the options for bubble tea and all its wild variations in Los Angeles (Snow Monster’s cotton candy milk tea drink comes to mind) overwhelmed me. Fearing for my health and wary of the sugar coagulating in my bloodstream, I quit the boba life. But caffeination soon proved necessary for a college student like me, and I decided now that I was going off into the adult world, it was time to start drinking adult beverages — namely coffee. I spent my first year at USC in more cafés than classrooms, and along the way I picked up a few tips from baristas, fellow espresso seekers and the black liquid of life itself. For most, the priority of a café is the coffee. Since Starbucks … [Read more...] about Cool Beans: How do we do the perfect brew?
Supported by Real Estate The Fix By MICHELLE HIGGINS MARCH 20, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story After surviving the ups and downs that inevitably come with a major renovation, you deserve a vacation. But how can you afford one after blowing your budget on the kitchen of your dreams? Here’s one strategy: Pay for all those appliances, cabinets and other big-ticket items with a credit card that earns rewards.But first, let’s be clear: No one is advocating charging a home renovation to a credit card unless you have the wherewithal to pay it off. Credit cards are an expensive way to borrow money. And racking up high-interest debt that you can’t afford is a recipe for disaster.Having said that, with a little planning — and the cash on hand to pay off the balance so you don’t incur interest charges — using a credit card to … [Read more...] about How to Turn Your Renovation Into a Vacation