Krysten Leach was born in Korea, but she didn't grow up eating that country's food. Now she grows traditional Korean vegetables and herbs at her farm in California — which has become a destination for other Korean adoptees.
Americans discard about 100 billion plastic bags each year. Some states and municipalities have passed measures banning or limiting their use. In Western Massachusetts, a more individualized approach has emerged. It's called The BagShare Project.
Beauty is the template for every fairy-tale heroine, says Amanda Filipacchi, daughter of a former elite Ford model. She has written a novel about an attractive woman who dons an elaborate, unattractive disguise to find real love. "It's sad how important it is," she says of beauty. "It's kind of tragic."