As part of a state-funded pilot program, David Falkowski planted his first crop in 2017, yielding a couple thousand pounds of cannabis to help him produce cannabidiol products, or CBD — a chemical compound, or cannabinoid, found in hemp extract that has witnessed a dramatic growth in sales over the past five years, marking the end of the prohibition of cannabis and the birth a $1-billion industry.Read More
In 2013, B. Smith was diagnosed at age 64 with Alzheimer’s disease, a brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out simple tasks. Of the 5.2 million people living with Alzheimer’s today, two out of three are women, and African-Americans are twice as likely to suffer from the disease.
Ms. Smith and her husband, Dan Gasby, spoke candidly about how they would proceed, and one decision was certain: it would be in the public eye, as her life had been thus far. She would be a spokesperson for all Americans struggling with Alzheimer’s, but especially for black women.Read More
More often than not, Tom Colicchio does not think of himself as a chef. He knows his place, depending on the kitchen.Read More
On a recent rainy morning, Dean Foster would have been happier if he were in the field planting potatoes.
His earliest memories are of the dirt — the dust, the grit, the smell, even the taste. He couldn’t get away from it, and he’s never wanted to.Read More