Spring has arrived in California’s idyllic Napa Valley. The buds emerging from dormant vines signal the beginning of a new vintage. The scene looks normal, except that vineyard workers are careful to stay 6 feet apart. Despite the global pandemic of COVID-19, there will still be grapes for t…
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Dear Mayo Clinic: During the COVID-19 outbreak, I’m trying to limit trips to the grocery store. But I want to continue to eat healthy meals. What foods should I consider stocking up on, knowing that I probably won’t be buying anything fresh for a couple of weeks?
Californians four years ago voted to ban single-use plastic bags, moving to protect the environment by doing away with the oil-based products that too often wound up in gutters and waterways.
Health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to drive home the message that excellent hand-washing is the most effective way to prevent illnesses, such as COVID-19. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research G…
With disposable N95 respirators currently in high demand amid the coronavirus outbreak, a recently published study has indicated reusable respirators might be a suitable alternative.
On Sunday, March 29, President Donald Trump extended social distancing guidelines through the end of April. The practice saves lives and keeps hospitals from being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.
Sunday, April 05, 2020
News of the COVID-19 pandemic response dominates nearly every media platform, including some social media and internet sites where misinformation and myths are circulating. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group says it’s import…
The Food and Drug Administration just pointed out something about bottles of hand sanitizer people are hoarding during the coronavirus pandemic: They have an expiration date.
In 2012, Malaysian businessman Jho Low turned heads when he dropped a whopping $38.98 million on a Hollywood Hills mansion, redefining what a home could sell for in the celebrity-filled neighborhood.
Do you feel strangely bent out of shape these days? Do you wake up thinking the coronavirus outbreak is dominating your choices?
Zuleika Bravo, a UCLA senior and low-income single mother, has tons to worry about besides grades. The coronavirus outbreak has shut down her young daughter’s school, saddling her with new demands to home-school. Her office job has cut hours – and her income – in half.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Brand-name disinfectants are flying off store shelves, snatched up by shoppers looking for effective weapons against the novel coronavirus.
Amid ever-changing information around the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing heightened stress and anxiety.
Every evening at 7:30, 500 Seattleites get a text from University of Washington Ph.D. candidate Adam Kuczynski, asking questions that seem like small talk.
When Lori Patterson launched Boot Camp Challenge fitness classes in St. Peters, Missouri, 19 years ago, one of her main goals was camaraderie.
My daughter texts from her apartment just off campus at Temple University in Philadelphia to say she has run out of toilet paper and the stores nearby have too.
I love working from home.
In an era when “deaths of despair” – from substance abuse and suicide –are on the rise among middle-aged Americans, those who reach age 65 are living longer than ever.
Whether it’s when you turn 65 or 70 or beyond, your career will eventually come to an end.
Time’s about to get reeeeeal heavy on our hands, especially with restless, bored kids – from infants on up to college students – suddenly home from day care, school and pretty much every extracurricular activity, in an unprecedented attempt to curb the spread of a global coronavirus pandemic.
Ol’ Blue Eyes’ beach house has a new high-profile owner: Mindy Kaling. A trust tied to the comedian and actress just paid $9.55 million for Frank and Barbara Sinatra’s Malibu home, public records show.
Near the end of a May trip to Portugal last year, my wife, Pam, picked up a paperback at a bookshop in Lisbon – “How to Give Up Plastic: Simple Steps to Living Consciously on Our Blue Planet.” The cover illustration was a cartoon sperm whale blasting a cloud of bottles and utensils from its …
Black Hills State University recently released the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester. A total of 722 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours.
What if you could boost your child’s immunity to depression in a comic book format?
Michael Ruff was a senior at Avon Grove High School when he went to Lincoln University in Philadelphia for the first time. It was a trip with his high school sweetheart to pick up her mom from work.
Meet Natalie Levant, 88, a stand-up comedian from Philadelphia.
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association. But initial research shows that being optimistic in the period after it happens indicates a faster recovery and reduced disability is possible.
During my three decades as a travel writer, this was the first time I had found myself in the doghouse. Literally. I was in the Puppy Pre-school at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary’s Dogtown, cuddling an affectionate pit bull mix named Challah. She was the last of her litter, and if there is an…
The woman lies, unflinching, on the table as the tattoo artist works his craft. Her skin is his canvas; the needle, his brush. What’s the design on her shoulder to be? A delicate, flowering pea vine.