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

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 […]

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Charred Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crostini

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Charred Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crostini
Try this tomato soup for a real winter treat.

6 Questions To Ask Instead Of ‘How Are You?’, According To Therapists

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6 Questions To Ask Instead Of ‘How Are You?’, According To Therapists
Between the pandemic and hellscape that is 2020, “How are you?” just doesn’t cut it anymore. Here are some alternatives to try instead.

Cardio Training Versus Strength Training

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Cardio Training Versus Strength Training
Which fitness program is better?

We're Probably Hours Away From a COVID Vaccine

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We're Probably Hours Away From a COVID Vaccine
The FDA’s vaccine advisory panel spent all of yesterday discussing the results of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID vaccine studies. At the end of the day, they voted “yes” to the question of whether the available science suggests the benefits of the vaccine outweigh its risks. The FDA is expected to move quickly to grant… Read […]

What made you laugh today?

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What made you laugh today?
An English-dubbed Dutch horror film about Sinterklaas being a serial killer.

Quarantine Just Got Shorter for Some People

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Quarantine Just Got Shorter for Some People
If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19, the standard advice is that you should quarantine for 14 days and see if you develop symptoms. But the CDC has now updated its protocols to allow for a 10-day or, in some cases, a 7-day quarantine period. Read more…

Have You Tested Your Muscular Endurance Lately?

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Have You Tested Your Muscular Endurance Lately?
As 2020 draws to a close, I’d like to encourage us all to look back at whatever fitness successes we’ve had. If you kept up with any training at all, that’s a victory. If you took time off because that’s what best supported your mental health, that’s a victory too. Read more…

What Have You Actually Liked About Working Out at Home?

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What Have You Actually Liked About Working Out at Home?
Working out at home has brought its challenges: improvising equipment, cobbling together a routine, planning for an uncertain future, trying to not get bored, scouring the internet for those elusive weights. But there are some upsides too, right? Read more…

How to Safely Exercise in the Dark

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How to Safely Exercise in the Dark
Exercising outdoors in the winter often means exercising in the dark, whether you’re getting up before dawn or lacing up after work as the sun is going down. That’s no problem, as long as you know how to stay safe. Read more…

How Will You Know If Your Neighbors Have Gotten the Vaccine?

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How Will You Know If Your Neighbors Have Gotten the Vaccine?
In almost every sci-fi movie about a pandemic, there’s some trinket to differentiate the immune from the potentially infected. In 2011’s Contagion, the vaccinated received bar-coded wristbands; in the extremely triggering trailer for the forthcoming Michael Bay produced movie Songbird (a movie that asks “what if COVID… Read more…

You Have a Right to Your Eyeglasses Prescription, FTC Says

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You Have a Right to Your Eyeglasses Prescription, FTC Says
Many businesses that provide eye exams are hoping to sell you eyeglasses, but you have the right to shop around. The Federal Trade Commission has a rule that states you are entitled to a copy of your glasses prescription, and they’re cracking down on prescribers that refuse. Read more…

Writers Who Save Lives: Helping Men, Women, and Children Survive and Thrive in the Post-Covid World

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Writers Who Save Lives: Helping Men, Women, and Children Survive and Thrive in the Post-Covid World
I began writing to make sense of my own life when it seemed that everything was going from bad to worse. It was 1979 and for me it was not a good year. My marriage had fallen apart after ten years. The courts gave my ex-wife custody of our two children and I was now […]

Thoughtful Quotes About Motherhood From Amanda Seyfried

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Thoughtful Quotes About Motherhood From Amanda Seyfried
The “Mamma Mia!” star has a son and daughter with husband Thomas Sadoski.

Trumpism, Trauma, and The Wounding and Healing of The Masculine Soul

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Trumpism, Trauma, and The Wounding and Healing of The Masculine Soul
The election is over. Donald Trump lost. Joe Biden won. Yet, Donald Trump is angry and has trouble admitting defeat. Even after he leaves office, Trumpism will be alive in America and throughout the world. Our country will remain in turmoil until we understand and heal the underlying causes that have roots in the wounding […]

How to Run in the Winter Without Freezing Your Butt Off

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How to Run in the Winter Without Freezing Your Butt Off
Outdoor exercise is more important now than ever, but the frosty weather may seem a bit off-putting at first. Fortunately, winter running isn’t as tough as it looks. With the right gear, your fingers and ears can stay toasty while you jog through a winter wonderland. Read more…

Are Two Masks Really Better Than One?

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Are Two Masks Really Better Than One?
Cloth masks, by themselves, were never the best option for everybody to wear during a pandemic; they were, instead, just the best way to get a lot of masks to a lot of people without too much of an effect on supplies for healthcare workers. Read more…

Yes, You Can Get the COVID Vaccine If You're Pregnant [Updated]

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Yes, You Can Get the COVID Vaccine If You're Pregnant [Updated]
Being pregnant does not disqualify you from getting the COVID vaccine, whether you’re looking at the CDC’s guidelines or newer ones from the World Health Organization. A few headlines have implied something different, so let’s break down what we know. Read more…

How Bad Are All These New COVID Variants?

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How Bad Are All These New COVID Variants?
Viruses mutate; so does everything, really. But experts are now concerned about a few of the thousands of coronavirus variants that have turned up around the world. We wrote about the UK variant last month; now there are more, including one in Los Angeles. You do not need to panic. But it’s good to be […]

COVID-19 Vaccines and COVID Variants

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COVID-19 Vaccines and COVID Variants
Vaccinations roll it slowly – new strains of COVID-19 are emerging – Vaccine’s appear effective against COVID variants.

How to Buy a High-Quality Mask

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How to Buy a High-Quality Mask
With COVID case counts still high and potentially more-contagious variants spreading, it may be time to up your mask game. Doubling up is one solution, but N95s and other high quality masks still provide the best filtration. Read more…
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