Don't Schedule a Dental Cleaning Just Yet

Don't Schedule a Dental Cleaning Just Yet

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Don't Schedule a Dental Cleaning Just Yet
Many dentists’ offices are open now, which is great news if something in your mouth has been bugging you since mid-March or if you know you need dental work done. But that doesn’t mean it’s time for business as usual if all you need is a cleaning. Dentists are especially at risk of contracting COVID-19 […]

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Exercise Shouldn't Feel Horrible

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Exercise Shouldn't Feel Horrible
Suffering is not a necessary part of exercise, nor is it a measure of a good workout. Read more…

Learn the 'Sandbag Toss and Chase' for a Tough but Fun Workout

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Learn the 'Sandbag Toss and Chase' for a Tough but Fun Workout
It has come to this, the week of the sandbag fitness challenge in which I try out the infamous toss and chase. Outdoors. In the heat. If I survived it, you can too. Read more…

What Can I Do About My Tonsil Stones?

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What Can I Do About My Tonsil Stones?
It’s time for another installment of Burning Questions, the column where I answer the health questions that you maybe don’t want in your google history. As a reminder, this is not medical advice and I’m not a doctor. Today, we’re talking tonsil stones. Read more…

If You Have An Older Relative With Dementia Who Still Wants To Drive, This May Be A Kind Solution

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If You Have An Older Relative With Dementia Who Still Wants To Drive, This May Be A Kind Solution
As a human, or at least as a primate close enough to human, I have the same anxieties about aging as anyone. As a gearhead, there’s the extra element of dread at knowing that, at some point, I will just be too damn old to drive in a safe way. And you know, not into […]

Do Not Freak Out About Coronavirus on Frozen Chicken

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Do Not Freak Out About Coronavirus on Frozen Chicken
Chinese authorities recently found traces of the coronavirus on frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil. But experts don’t think food (frozen or otherwise) is a coronavirus threat worth worrying about. Read more…

Prepare Now for a Long Winter

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Prepare Now for a Long Winter
Right now we’re navigating staycations and road trips. The parents and students among us are planning for those chaotic first few weeks of school, whether they be in-person or remote. But soon we’ll be in the thick of fall, and after fall comes winter. And COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere. Read more…

Mindfulness Meditation Isn't For Everyone

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Mindfulness Meditation Isn't For Everyone
Meditation has known benefits, both research-backed and anecdotal. But few things in this life work for everybody, and there’s reason to believe that meditation may make some people’s mental health worse. If that’s you, I hereby give you permission to quit. Guilt-free. Read more…

Let's Do Some Sandbag Carries

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Let's Do Some Sandbag Carries
I’ll be honest with you: I do not do core exercises. No crunches, no planks; I’m sure my abs could handle them, but my brain is just not interested. (And as you’ll know, I’m a big believer in not doing any exercise you truly hate.) But something that makes your core work hard while you’re […]

These Are The Real, Long-Term Effects Of COVID-19

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These Are The Real, Long-Term Effects Of COVID-19
“Long-haulers” share what it’s like to deal with the coronavirus and its debilitating health symptoms for months.

No, Your Phone Doesn't Have a 'COVID-19 Sensor'

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No, Your Phone Doesn't Have a 'COVID-19 Sensor'
Pull up Facebook, assuming you still use it, and type “COVID-19 sensor” into the search bar. This should show you a list of public posts where people—a not-so-small number of people, mind you—swear up and down that their phones were recently updated with a “COVID-19 tracker” that can tell them when they’ve been near… Read […]

What to Expect When You Get a Vasectomy

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What to Expect When You Get a Vasectomy
If you are fertile and have a functioning penis and testicles and are 100% sure that you don’t want to use them to make any babies in the future, a vasectomy is definitely the way to go. Traditionally, the onus for preventing unwanted pregnancies has fallen on the half of the population with ovaries, whether […]

No, Neck Gaiters Weren't Proven to Be Worse Than No Face Mask

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No, Neck Gaiters Weren't Proven to Be Worse Than No Face Mask
There’s a new study claiming that neck gaiters like Buffs are worse than not wearing a mask at all. I’m not convinced that this study should be taken at face value, but it’s also reasonable to be suspicious of Buffs, bandanas, and other face coverings that aren’t designed to do the job of a mask. […]

You Don't Truly Build a Habit Until After You Break Your Streak

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You Don't Truly Build a Habit Until After You Break Your Streak
Keeping up a habit every day is a classic hack. Whether you track that with a row of red X’s on a calendar, or you let an app give you badges for consistency, a streak can help you get a habit started. But that’s just the first step. You find out who you really are […]

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season During a Pandemic

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How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season During a Pandemic
COVID-19 didn’t wind up disappearing over the summer like we’d hoped—far from it. But even though the coronavirus doesn’t seem to be seasonal, plenty of other communicable diseases are. Colds and influenza make the rounds every winter, and this winter they’re going to be circulating alongside COVID. So how can we… Read more…

How Mindful Movement Can Change The Way You Think About Exercise

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How Mindful Movement Can Change The Way You Think About Exercise
Instead of coaxing yourself through workouts you hate, try figuring out fitness routines that actually feel good.

Why We Created ‘Don’t Sweat It,’ A Guide On Improving Your Fitness Relationship

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Why We Created ‘Don’t Sweat It,’ A Guide On Improving Your Fitness Relationship
We’ll explore how we’ve been conditioned to hate exercise and how to change our outlook on workouts.

What You Should Know About Reopened Gyms And Coronavirus

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What You Should Know About Reopened Gyms And Coronavirus
Exercising in a fitness center during the COVID-19 pandemic comes with risks. Read this before you go.

What Our Poop Can Tell Us About The Spread Of Coronavirus

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What Our Poop Can Tell Us About The Spread Of Coronavirus
Sewage systems worldwide may hold a lot of information about how many people are getting sick with COVID-19.

Jewel On Living With A Mental Health Condition During A Pandemic

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Jewel On Living With A Mental Health Condition During A Pandemic
The singer opened up to HuffPost about managing her anxiety right now and how she’s advocating for kids’ well-being.

These Are The Most Common Symptoms Of COVID-19 Right Now

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These Are The Most Common Symptoms Of COVID-19 Right Now
The CDC updated its official coronavirus symptom list. Curious to know what you should be concerned about? Here’s a quick guide.
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