FROM Patricia Marx
'Let’s Be Less Stupid' Is your mental acuity not quite as acute as it used to be—and do you wonder if there’s anything you can do about it? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Patricia Marx has been obsessed with her brain function and has written a book about it called 'Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties.'
The Dubious Rise of Emotional Support Animals The use of service animals is protected by federal law. But what about emotional support animals? Why is it that you can take an Alpaca with you to a museum as a treatment for anxiety? One writer investigated and tested the boundaries of where one can take animals designated for emotional support?
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.