Posts by Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper is a Contributing Writer for My Modern Met and a mid-century historian living in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has received a BSA in Public History from Appalachian State University in 2017 and is currently working towards finishing a Masters in Film and Media Studies through Arizona State University. She is extremely passionate about gender and women's studies and the democratization of cultural knowledge.

June 3, 2020

Princeton Study Finds That Home Gardening Makes You Happier

As the sunlight begins shining through the spring showers which bring May flowers, we know that summer is on its way. Although most of the world has been confined to their homes during this global pandemic, stories of the unique ways people are combating the physical isolation associated with staying at home have flooded social media sites.

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May 27, 2020

Man Who Grew Up Without a Father Now Gives “Dadvice” in “Dad, How Do I?” Videos

When your car brakes make a weird sound or your refrigerator is leaking, it’s commonplace to turn to your father to lend a hand with these home and auto repairs. Many dads are seen as handy men by their kids, on-call 24/7 for their unexpected challenges whenever something breaks down. Yet, not everyone is fortunate enough to have such a guiding light on speed dial.

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May 20, 2020

Coca-Cola and Carlsberg Will Switch to Plant-Based Bottles That Break Down Within a Year

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, scientists estimate that eight million metric tons of plastic—approximately the weight of 90 aircraft carriers—finds its way into the oceans every year. The Paper Bottle Company (Paboco) wants to help manufacturers and distributors reduce their single-use plastic waste by creating bottles made from degradable plant sugars rather than fossil fuels.

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May 19, 2020

Dutch Restaurant Creates Small Greenhouse for Diners to Maintain Social Distancing

Amsterdam-based restaurant Mediamatic ETEN is at the forefront of creating innovative designs to help food lovers adapt to social distancing regulations, which is evident in their recently installed waterfront greenhouses. Five of these quaint greenhouses line the Oosterdok River as it runs through Amsterdam. They are an experimental solution to the issue surrounding social distancing and sit-down dining.

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