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How do air purifiers work?

Within this feature, we get into a pressing question: exactly how do air purifiers work? We’re spending a lot more time indoors partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and have a more general concern over the quality of the air we breathe.  A recent United States Environmental Protection Agency report revealed indoor air can have […]

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How To Open Your Heart Chakra

Alexa_Space/Shutterstock By Raegan Davies/Aug. 26, 2021 2:29 pm EDT Whether it’s from a yoga class or from your time on TikTok, you’ve most likely heard the word chakra before. As with many elements of spiritual and energy healing, though, the exact definition and how to go about understanding chakras’ functions can be confusing, especially to a […]

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How To Squeeze In Self-Care During A Busy Work Week

Dragana Gordic/Shutterstock By Paige McBride/Aug. 24, 2021 2:04 pm EDT If you’re not careful, self-care can become yet another box to check off on your to-do list. Especially when you’re busy, the thought of taking time for a long relaxation routine can leave you more tired than before. Fortunately, when you have a few easy techniques […]

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Insight into how often COVID-19 spreads through households

A new study published in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal demonstrates how quickly COVID-19 can spread through a household, and provides insight into how and why communities of color have suffered disproportionately from the pandemic. The observational study, conducted between April and October of 2020, followed 100 COVID-positive patients around the Raleigh, NC area and […]

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How to design appropriate methods for research involving children

Researchers who explore children’s lives need to carefully design the research to ensure the children can articulate their opinions and experiences in a meaningful way. Participatory child research actively engages children throughout the research process—as opposed to children serving only as the subject being studied—and it requires the right approach and methodology. One of the […]

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How dangerous is the Delta variant? Here’s what the science says

Breakthrough infections. Increased transmission. New mask recommendations and mandates. The Delta variant is fueling COVID-19 cases across the U.S., and raising questions about what this all means for the course of the pandemic. The highly infectious Delta variant was first detected in India in March, and it now accounts for more than 93 percent of […]

Pet Care

How A Tiny Dog Healed A Huge Loss

Margaret with her daughters Taline and Nora, after adopting Cosette. In April 2020, Margaret J. suffered the greatest loss of her life when her husband of 21 years—and father to their two daughters, Taline, 20, and Nora, 17—died of COVID-19. “He was my Harry,” says Margaret about her husband, who emigrated to the United States […]