Regrow vegetables from kitchen scraps on a sunny windowsill

Interested in reducing food waste and saving money on produce? You might consider regrowing vegetables from kitchen scraps. Take celery for example. You can cut 3 inches off the bottom of a head of celery and then slice a sliver off the very bottom of the 3-inch segment. Place it right-side up in a shallow container and pour in 2 inches of water. New growth will sprout from the center in just a few days. Similar methods will work for beets, scallions, leeks and romaine lettuce. These methods aren’t likely to produce plants that will grow well in your garden. But they’re fun on a sunny windowsill and are likely to yield a side dish or two.

US carrier, S. Korea warships start new drills amid tensions

SEOUL, South Korea — The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan launched a new round of naval drills with South Korean warships on Friday, a day after North Korea fired more ballistic missiles and flew warplanes in an escalation of tensions with its rivals.

A world without palms would be poor indeed

Members of the International Palm Society are here to study the palms of Hawaii in cooperation with the Hawaii Island Palm Society. They have come to educate, protect and promote the use of palms in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate regions. If you wish to join the HIPS or get involved in some of their activities, visit There are some upcoming tours of private gardens you may like to see and it is a great opportunity to get acquainted with palm enthusiasts.

As search goes on, Floridians await OK to survey Ian’s wrath

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — William Wellema has been living under a bridge for four days, waiting to get to Fort Myers Beach on Florida’s Estero Island to see if his vacation home survived Hurricane Ian. On Friday, he was beyond frustrated as he continued to await permission to drive across.


A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:

Faye Flam: Hunger and obesity are the same problem in the US

Scientific understanding is challenging the conventional wisdom about hunger — now framing it as a scourge that afflicts not only people who get too few calories, but also those who consume mostly sugar and refined starch. Under this new understanding, people eating the wrong kind of diet can suffer from both hunger and obesity.

Commentary: How to confront bigots on social media — and win

My journey to becoming an online presence is nothing short of accidental. After getting fired from my job at a well-known sports conglomerate, I felt more lost than ever. That’s when TikTok came into my life and my online persona was born. Today I have nearly 8 million followers on TikTok. My large following has allowed me to become a full-time content creator. However, my niche is not popular among influencers. And that’s because my niche is roasting misogynistic men on social media.