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…
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…
Public-health experts say it’s probably safe for vaccinated people to meet for dinner or gather together indoors.
By Aria Bendix
So you’ve received a coronavirus vaccine. Does life change a little, or a lot?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to release guidelines this week detailing how Americans can safely alter their behavior once they’re fully vaccinated. But the rules are complicated by a few unknowns, namely the extent to which vaccinated people can pass the virus to others and the threat of contagious variants that may evade vaccine protection.
Investing legend Warren Buffett has said that he owns no cryptocurrency and never will, adding that the digital currencies “basically have no value.”
By Juliana Kaplan
Bitcoin is once again dominating financial discourse and making headlines as it sees tremendous gains.
As the US recovers from a historically deep recession, several factors are aligning for a unique era of prosperity in the 2020s.
By Nick Lichtenberg and Hillary Hoffower
Vaccines are rolling out and picking up speed. There’s finally a light at the end of America’s long coronavirus tunnel as massive advances in public health provide reason to be optimistic about 2021.
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