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Wearing Face Masks Could Prevent 33,000 Deaths, Health Experts Say

July 11, 2020

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said that if enough Americans wore masks, we could stop 33,000 COVID-19 deaths. This differs from its projected rate of 180,000 COVID-19 deaths by October if masks don’t become part of our daily routine. If you’re making a mask, consider these tips. […]

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Backyard Birding on the Rise Amid Safer-at-Home Measures

July 9, 2020

People stuck at home are turning to bird-watching to break up the boredom, NPR reported. In an interview with a reporter, a Cornell Labs ornithologist said her inbox has been flooded with people asking for help identifying birds. Your experience may vary based on where you live. […]

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Reading Provides a Silver Lining for Safer-at-Home Measures

June 7, 2020

“The Atlantic” has published a list of 20 novels to read this summer while spending a lot of time at home. They range from classic science fiction to naturalist nonfiction, and all points in between. Narrative in novels is nuanced and dynamic. […]

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COVID-19 Prompts Look at the Past and Future of City Life

May 28, 2020

The future of city life is unclear as companies suggest permanent work-from-home arrangements, NPR reported.Many large companies in urban ares are easing up on requirements to go into the office after recent stay-at-home orders and now-favorable views of telecommuting. How did cities change 100 years ago? […]

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TGC Professor on a Mission to Capture Species before Extinction

May 27, 2020

Joel Sartore leads Photo Ark, a project to document 15,000 species in captivity, BuzzFeed reported. Many of these species are endangered, so Sartore’s mission is to capture them in photographs before they’re gone forever. Here’s what he says makes great pictures. […]

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Layoffs Lead to Consideration of Cashing in 401(k) Accounts

May 24, 2020

Coronavirus-based layoffs are tempting workers to cash in 401(k)s early, CNN reported.
As people need to find options for paying their bills during stay-at-home measures, restrictions have been eased for early 401(k) withdrawal. However, there’s plenty to consider before doing so. […]

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Analyzing Morality in “Star Wars” on the Celebrated Star Wars Day

May 4, 2020

May 4 has earned the honorary holiday title of “Star Wars Day,” according to StarWars.com. The sci-fi series is celebrated on this date due to its popular mantra, “May the Force be with you,” which sounds like “May the 4th.” The franchise often cleverly plays with morality. […]

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