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Biden’s Foot Injury Underscores Importance of Exercise as We Age

December 7, 2020

President-Elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr., fractured his foot while playing with his dog, “Major,” BuzzFeed reported. Biden was taken to an orthopedic specialist where a CT scan showed hairline fractures. Tai chi improves balance and is easy exercise for all ages. […]

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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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British Brewer Turns Surplus Bread from Bakeries into Beer

November 17, 2020

A British brewery is replacing one-third of its barley with leftover bread, CNN reported. Their goal is to reduce food waste and they’ve inspired other breweries around the world to do the same. Studies show that choosing where to get food affects the food web. […]

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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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History Repeats Itself with Delayed Election Results

November 9, 2020

The long wait for the 2020 US presidential election results isn’t the first of its kind, BuzzFeed reported. A photo gallery with pictures as old as 1940 shows number crunchers tallying votes, crowds gathered in Times Square, and more. Vote tallying isn’t always simple. […]

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