Meal prepping isn’t as hard as you think. Take a lesson from this star chef.

You’ve probably seen people posting perfectly portioned meals for the week on Instagram and gone, “who the heck has time to do that?” I don’t even have kids yet, but the idea of taking precious hours on a Sunday to shop for food, cook AND portion out the week’s meals had always seemed daunting to me. I thought that I’d get bored eating the same basic ingredients every day and/or not have the drive to get creative and switch things up mid-week, or worse, that I’d waste the food I’d spent all that time prepping. However, that was before I spoke with Joel Gamoran — Sur La Table’s national chef and spokesperson, and the host of a show called “Scraps” …

These men created a support group for fathers. They’re changing what it means to be a dad.

Lance Somerfeld and Matt Schneider never meant to start a movement. They were just two dads taking care of their kids full-time. Lance Somerfeld, his wife, Jessica, and their children, Jake and Jade. Photo courtesy of Lance Somerfeld. The two men met and became friends when they were public school teachers in The Bronx. While they’d already bonded over lesson plans, their love of their work and their students, soon Somerfeld and Schneider were bonding over something else: The fact that they’d become the primary caregivers to their children. “My wife works in insurance in corporate America,” says Somerfeld, who became a stay-at-home dad in 2008. “I had a position where I was teaching, and if I took a childcare …

Sprucing up your community doesn’t have to be complicated. Try these simple tips.

We all want to live in clean, well-kept communities—but sometimes humans make that difficult. Garbage happens when we’re not careful. The wind knocks over someone’s unsecured trash bin and the contents blow all over. Someone pulls keys out of their pocket and a gum wrapper falls out. Litterbugs toss fast food wrappers out of their car windows. Whether intentional or not, trash makes its way into gutters, bushes and waterways every day. No one likes to walk down the street and see garbage littering the ground or graffiti covering buildings. But it’s not just unsightly. According to Keeping America Beautiful, the largest litter study conducted in the U.S., litter abatement costs more than $11 billion dollars per year. Photo by …