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Five Things to Look Forward to in April

It feels like everything’s been cancelled because of the crisis.  But here are five things you can STILL look forward to in April . . .   1.  First and foremost:  Experts think we’ll see the number of coronavirus cases start to trend DOWN later this month.  Probably peaking in about two weeks.  So stay safe, hang tight,…

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Should You Wear Contacts or Glasses During the Outbreak?

Here’s something you might have thought about if you wear contact lenses.  Is it safer to wear contacts or glasses during the outbreak?   The short answer is there’s no real proof that glasses offer any TRUE protection from it.  We’re still not even sure if the virus can ENTER through your eyes.  The jury’s still…

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10 Apocalypse Movies to Watch with Happy (or at Least Not Totally Depressing) Endings

Current events notwithstanding, Hollywood rather adores imagining the apocalypse on the big screen. Many doomsday movies end with total destruction; that rogue planet is just gonna go ahead and vaporize Earth, or those zombies are just gonna take over forever. But sometimes, filmmakers do find little rays of sunshine in the chaos. Here are 10…

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Five Ways to Look Your Best on Video Calls

FaceTime and video calls are huge right now.  So a few experts revealed some tricks to make sure that you look professional if you’re doing them for work.  Here are the five things to think about . . .    1.  Clothing.  Wear a top that you’d wear to the office, but stay away from…

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Tips from Astronauts on How to Self-Isolate Without Going Nuts

Who knows more about self-isolating in a dangerous environment than ASTRONAUTS?   Former Space Station commander Chris Hadfield got on YouTube and shared some pointers on how to get through this without going nuts.  And astronaut Scott Kelly shared some great tips too.  Here are seven things they say to do . . .   1.  Do your research, understand the situation, and…

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“Do the Five”: The Five Tips We All Need to Follow to Slow Down the Virus

If you’ve googled “coronavirus tips” recently, you may have seen this.  Google is promoting something called the “Do the Five” campaign to remind people about the main health tips everyone needs to follow to help slow the virus down.   We guarantee you’ve heard all five before.  But the point is for more people to really…

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How You Dry Your Hands Matters Too

We’re all experts on hand-washing now:  Hot water and soap for at least 20 seconds.  But a lot of people don’t know that DRYING your hands is an important step too.    This won’t matter as much if you’re hunkered down at home.  But for people who still have to venture out in the world,…

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Ways to Stay Positive During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Today is International Day of Happiness.  And even though we’re all isolating ourselves and waiting for a pandemic breakthrough, there’s a lot to be thankful for in our lives.  Here are three things you can do to stay positive . . . 1.  Enjoy the small things.  Like the ability to sleep in if you’re…

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Stop Flushing These Things Down the Toilet

Because of the overly robust toilet paper runs people have made this month, some of us still don’t have enough.  And it’s led to a lot of toilet paper “alternatives” being flushed.  Now people are worried it could back up sewage systems.  So let’s take a second to review the top things you should NOT…

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How To Not Overeat While Self-Quarantining

Now that people are hanging at home, it’s very easy to overeat. So, how to stop the food stress-snacking cycle? Tatiana Boncompagni, a healthy-eating expert, has some suggestions: – Try to create some structure to your eating. Plan times to eat, plan your meals, plan your portions. Have a cutoff time for eating, to curtail…

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Tips for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Home

If you’re bummed to be spending St. Patrick’s Day at home this year, here are a few tips to help you celebrate while social distancing . . .    1.  Watch some Irish movies.  “Harper’s Bazaar” posted a list of more than 20 good ones you can look for on various streaming services.  And Screenrant.com ranked the ten best St. Patrick’s…

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Coronavirus Scams

The novel coronavirus has a lot of people freaked out, and that’s an opportunity that you can bet scammers aren’t going to pass up. Last week the Secret Service issued an advisory warning Americans about phishing scams, a widely-used scam where an email appears to be from a reputable company with the aim of getting…

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Signs You’re in a Soul-Crushing Job

 35% of people in a recent poll described their job as “soul-crushing.”  According to the votes, here are the top ten signs YOU are in a soul-crushing job . . .    1.  You’re bored at work. 2.  You’ve caught yourself checking the clock, and it wasn’t even noon yet. 3.  It’s hard to get…

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Here’s What You Should Get at the Grocery Store to Prepare for Coronavirus

If you want to prepare for a potential quarantine or lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a good guide on how to prepare and what you should pick up at the grocery store.  Basically, you want to treat each trip to the grocery store as if it would need to last you two to four weeks.…

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Dumb Things We Believed as Kids

Last week we had a list of ridiculous things people believed as kids.  So we rounded up a few more.  Here are ten more absurd things we thought were true . . .   1.  That windmills used electricity to produce wind, not the other way around. 2.  That you had to change your name every seven…

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Five Websites You Can Trust for Accurate Coronavirus Information

There’s a lot of information EVERYWHERE about coronavirus, and some of it isn’t always correct.  Here are five websites you can trust with accurate answers to all of your questions.    1.  The CDC’s guide to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Lots of information on what you should know, symptoms, prevention and treatment, and developing news.   …

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Is Washing with Soap Really That Much Better Than Just Water?

Hand-washing has been a hot topic.  So here’s a question:  Do you really NEED soap?  And does washing with just water even do anything?    The answer is, it’s better than nothing.  But most people don’t really understand the science behind how soap works.  Here’s why it’s so much better than just water.    There…

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Songs To Sing While You Wash Your Hands

The World Health Organization is encouraging people to wash their hands more because of the coronavirus. They say you should scrub your hands for 20 seconds before rinsing and drying. The Centers for Disease Control recommends singing Happy Birthday twice as you wash because the chorus of the song is 20 seconds long. The National…