In these stressful, uncertain times, it’s tempting to combat anxiety with bad habits. However, this forced reset actually provides us with the perfect opportunity to make some healthy changes: find a new exercise program, spend time in the kitchen experimenting with healthy recipes—or maybe really commit to quit smoking. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 480,000 people...
So much of 2020 has been unexpected and unpredictable, and by every measure, the summer will be the same way. Except for ticks. Those tiny parasites are nothing if not predictable…and predictably troublesome. Of the dozen tick-borne diseases plaguing Americans each year, the most common in the northeast is Lyme disease, characterized by a rash—that’s the bull’s eye pattern you always...
Our kids are always watching us, mimicking our mannerisms and the way we speak—for better or for worse. In the case of COVID, though, it’s largely a good thing: Kids notice that you’re regularly taking a cleansing wipe to the remote and spending extra time washing your hands.
They also undoubtedly notice how often you’re wearing a mask. Currently, CDC guidelines say anyone over...
You may be feeling profoundly sad right now. For yourself, for your family, for the world. Or you may be feeling anxious. Or angry. Goaded beyond endurance, yet helpless to do anything about it.
These days, six out of every 10 Americans are right there with you, increasingly stressed and depressed.* Your feelings are valid, and you are not alone.
Before the pandemic and the...
These days, as you’re preparing to leave the house, your list of things to take with you—car keys, wallet, house keys—also includes hand sanitizer and a mask, or some kind of face covering. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing a cloth face covering in any situation where social distancing isn’t possible to help reduce the spread of the virus. It’s a simple way...
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