Experts agree: This virus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But it’s possible that in the months ahead we’ll devise bright new ways to fight back.
By Andrew Dunn, Aria Bendix, and Hilary Brueck
As the pandemic approaches its second year, the coronavirus has morphed into a tougher foe.
Several mutations that scientists have identified in rapidly spreading variants are particularly worrisome. They raise concerns that these strains will be more contagious or be able to at least partly evade protection provided by vaccines and by prior infections.
Rudy Giuliani’s pathetic press conference underscored how little President Trump has to back his claims of election fraud. It was also hilarious.
By Linette Lopez
On Thursday former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — representing the President of the United States — took to television to decry the outcome of the 2020 election, spout conspiracy theories, and echo disproven lies.
One of his equally glassy-eyed fellows claimed that former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — a man who died in 2013 — helped rig the 2020 election.
Giuliani sweat so profusely that his hair dye ran down his face. He…
Even if you have amazing chemistry with your partner, bad habits like being manipulative or holding a grudge can derail a healthy relationship.
By Amy Morin
Mentally strong couples are comprised of two strong individuals who bring out the best in each other. They challenge each other in healthy ways and support each other’s efforts to reach their goals.
While good habits are important to their success, the absence of bad habits is what really separates them from other people. They avoid unhealthy habits that could rob them of the mental strength they need to be their best. …
Americans are ready to spend, signaling a coming economic boom, with $1.6 trillion in savings more than enough to close the hole in the economy.
By Hillary Hoffower
Americans are ready for a shopping spree.
Coronavirus lockdowns and two stimulus packages left American consumers sitting on approximately $1.6 trillion of pent-up spending, according to Commerce Dept. figures released on Friday.
As the pandemic shut down the experience economy, Americans shifted away from social leisure — recreational time spent in groups — and toward activities enjoyed alone. Now, 11 months later, spending on this kind of solitary leisure hasn’t been enough…
Denver, Atlanta, and Raleigh-Durham are some of the cities tackling the digital divide and making big strides in innovation and sustainability.
By Erica Sweeney
If city leaders across the country learned anything from the past year, it’s the value of resilience.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed cracks in infrastructure, posed mobility challenges, and revealed a digital divide. The places that have fared the best are the ones that have been investing in the future, specifically in areas like digital transformation, manufacturing, sustainability, infrastructure, and innovation.
“I don’t think we talk about resilience enough,” Diana Bowman, co-director of the Center for Smart…
Amy Morin says scheduling fun activities that spark your creativity can help you feel less isolated while working remotely.
By Amy Morin
It’s hard to feel like the epitome of mental toughness when you’re sitting on the couch in your pajamas for the 250th day in a row armed with nothing but a laptop and a coffee-stained pile of papers.
Working from home can feel a bit liberating while also a bit mundane. And over time, every day might blend together when your only coworker is your cat.
For individuals who live alone, remote work can be quite isolating. No…
I played 6 seasons in the NFL and never took a hit as hard as the ones McDonald’s put on me during my 24 years as an operator in Atlanta.
By Van Jakes
I played six seasons in the NFL and never took a hit as hard as the ones McDonald’s put on me during my 24 years as an operator of several franchises in Atlanta.
Becoming a McDonald’s franchisee in 1992 was a dream come true. …
As leading Republicans whitewash Trump’s legacy and enable the personality cult surrounding him, it’s also revealing deep fractures in the party.
By John Haltiwanger
The GOP of 2021 is increasingly defined by worshipping Donald Trump, as the party builds a cult of personality around a former president who left the White House in disgrace less than two months ago. Experts warn it poses an ongoing threat to democracy in the US — as evidenced by the Capitol attack he stoked.
Millennials are catching up to boomers and Gen X in earnings and life events like homeownership, but they’re still way behind in building wealth.
By Hillary Hoffower
Are millennials finally catching up to previous generations?
A new report by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College indicates that the answer is yes — at least, in some regards. The report compared findings from the Center’s 2016 generational study and the Federal Reserve’s 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances. …
We have a social responsibility to call out anti-vax misinformation, and that includes lies about the COVID-19 vaccine.
By Lior Brimberg
We have all seen the false headlines stating that vaccinations cause autism. This very loud and misinformed fake news has become the fuel for the ever-growing firestorm of the anti-vaccination movement and disbelief around vaccines in general. That misinformation has now dangerously spread to the discussion of the impending COVID-19 vaccine.
The anti-vax movement threatens the health and well-being of the global population. There is skepticism swirling around the COVID-19 vaccines; a recent Kaiser Health Covid-19 Monitor poll reports…
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