A Theory About Conspiracy Theories

More than 1 in 3 Americans believe that the Chinese government engineered the coronavirus as a weapon, and another third are convinced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has exaggerated the threat of Covid-19 to undermine President Trump. The numbers, from a survey released on Sept. 21 by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg…

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Glimpses of the Isolated Communities Along a Remote Siberian River

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Emile Ducke shares a collection of images from Siberia. Every night…

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Why Do Partners Want to Change Each Other?

Love inspires and gives strength. It seems to lovers that they can walk on water. The only thing they can’t do is change the person they love. Should one try to do this and what is the main condition for a happy marriage? Having read children’s fairy tales, we believe that love is magic that…

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Crazy Wedding Traditions from Around the World

There are different traditions in different countries of the world. While traveling, you may come across some that will cause culture shock. Let’s see what wedding traditions can really surprise you. Read below – traditions that look wild. China: the bride’s sobbing Do you think a wedding should be pure joy? Chinese girls will disagree…

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«The Meaning of Mariah Carey»: 7 Takeaways From Her Memoir

“I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought I was a failure because I didn’t have a record deal yet,” Mariah Carey writes in her memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” which comes out on Tuesday. Now 50, the singer and songwriter has recorded 15 studio albums, including more No. 1 singles than any other…

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The Underused Weight Loss Option: Bariatric Surgery

Growing rates of obesity among Americans are clear evidence that even the best intentions and strongest motivations are often not enough to help seriously overweight people lose a significant amount of weight and, more important, keep it off. But for those who can overcome fears of surgery and perhaps do battle with recalcitrant insurers, there…

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Back-to-School Season in Italy

As an American pediatrician who has spent a lot of time in Italy, where the pandemic began in February and the whole country was in lockdown by early March, I’m interested in how children and families in Italy are responding to the current phase of reopening schools. While the back-to-school situation varies across the United…

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As Covid-19 Looms, Some Workers Face Loss of Health Insurance

Jeremy Fritz stopped working as an assistant manager for a fitness center in Carlsbad, Calif., during the pandemic lockdown in the spring when gyms were first closed. By the end of April, the company operating the fitness center, Active Wellness, eliminated his health insurance. And in July, he was laid off when it became clear…

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Missing rehab due to COVID-19 increased distress in women with breast cancer

September 28, 2020 — Beyond the tragic surges in hospitalizations and deaths, the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted healthcare for people with a wide range of medical conditions — including cancer. For women recovering after breast cancer treatment, COVID-19-related interruptions in rehabilitation care led to emotional distress and other effects on health and…

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