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Slow Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccine Fails Expectations Amid Virus Surge

January 12, 2021

Distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations falls short of what was promised, “The New York Times” reported. The slow rollout is causing tension between state governments and the federal government, while the issue of convincing Americans to take the vaccine continues. The vaccine development resembles how antibiotics were developed. […]

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Staying Home from Cafés and Bars Takes Toll on Creativity

January 8, 2021

Having to avoid restaurants, cafés, and bars is draining our creativity, “The Conversation” reported. Spontaneous social encounters often help spark inspiration, and with closures of dining establishments during the pandemic, creativity suffers. There are ways to regain it. […]

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Rural Students’ Enrollment in College Drops Dramatically

December 29, 2020

Rural states face a sharp drop in student enrollment in higher education, NPR reported. States like West Virginia have seen a drop in students filling out federal forms for student aid by as much as 32%. Our thoughts on education may help drive the change. […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Be Ideal for Our 2020 Woes

November 29, 2020

Cognitive behavioral therapy suggests changes to thinking and behavior patterns. Treatments include learning to relax the body and calm the mind, learning problem-solving skills for psychological situations, and more. It could greatly remedy COVID-based, mental health issues. […]

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Two Coronavirus Vaccines, Each More Than 90% Effective

November 23, 2020

Two vaccines for the coronavirus have each proven over 90% effective, BuzzFeed reported. Although no timeline can be promised, health experts believe mass vaccinations could begin in April 2021. How good is 95% when it comes to vaccines? […]

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Puzzle Industry Faces Shortage as the World Stays Home

November 18, 2020

Jigsaw puzzle makers face a COVID-induced shortage of product, NPR reported. Prices and complications of manufacturing puzzles are causing demand to outpace supply. Meanwhile, the classic “slider puzzle” has a secret math-based solution. […]

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Yosemite Lifts Visitation Restrictions, Welcomes Public

November 15, 2020

Yosemite National Park will no longer require the use of day passes for visitors, NPR reported. The park closed in March and reopened to 50% capacity in June with a stipulation that visitors acquire day passes first, which often sold out in minutes. The park boasts a long, proud history of reverence. […]

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With Gyms Closed, Strength Training at Home Promotes Fitness

November 8, 2020

Cardio and strength training can be done from home to stay fit and happy, “Today” reported. The combination of exercise regimes gives a total-body workout without the need for expensive equipment or a gym membership. No matter your routine, warm-ups are vital. […]

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