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Cape Cod's Kettle Ponds Are Showing Signs Of Climate Change

For years, scientists have been warning about the transformation of Cape Cod's seashore due to climate change. Now they're saying the Cape's other waterways, especially its hundreds of kettle ponds, are also affected.We recently visited Snow Pond, a kettle pond in Truro, with Stephen Smith, a plant ecologist at the Cape Cod National Seashore. He says these kettle ponds may be showing the most visible signs of climate change on Cape Cod.Deborah Becker: Can you describe a kettle pond and what...

Refreshing Our Kitchen Basics

Product Details:Hotel Collection Dinnerware Set, Lenox Napkins, Bormioli Rocco Glasses, Nambé Mugs, Cambridge Flatware, Artland Placemats, Artland Tray, Artland Carryall, Martha Stewart Pitcher, Smeg Hot Water KettleWhen we got married, it was our first opportunity to pick out everything for our home, including all of our kitchen pieces. At the time, we felt that solid white dinnerware, basic silverware and standard clear glassware would suit our needs for a long time. As Thomas and I mature...

Never use the kettle in your hotel room -- here's why

"Real question: does anyone I know clean their underwear in a kettle when travelling?" Scrolling through social media this morning, these 14 words, in one foul (pun intended) swoop, ruined every relaxing cup of tea I've ever had in a hotel room. My mind was racing. Who would do this? Why? And is it really as gross as it sounds? I reached out to some experts on the matter to find out if the simple fact the underwear is literally boiling means this actually a safe thing...

People have been boiling their underwear in hotel kettles and it's super gross

It should be stating the obvious that kettles are not made to boil anything other than water. And especially not one's underwear.However, it has recently been brought to the internet's attention that boiling soiled undergarments in kettles to clean them is actually a thing.And it's a revelation that has left many of us with a bad taste in our mouths (pun not intended).Here's how it started.According to a report in Gizmodo Australia, someone had asked on Twitter: "Real question: does anyone I...