5 Tips For Managing Dental Anxiety In Adults

Going to the dentist isn’t a pleasant experience. This is essentially the case for everyone, but for some people, the minor discomfort of an exam or a filling is transformed into absolute terror. Formally known as dental phobia, such fear is unusually common compared to other phobias, and it can cause people to miss out…

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Coronavirus World News and Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageGravediggers at the Vila Formosa Cemetery in São Paulo burying victims of Covid-19 on Thursday.Credit…Victor Moriyama for The New York Times Outbreaks in Brazil and India hit landmark new levels. Brazil’s coronavirus outbreak passed a grim landmark on Saturday, recording the second-highest death toll in the world after the…

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Virus Delays Passports for 1.7 Million Americans

WASHINGTON — Sarah Farris, an American living in Singapore, rushed to her parents’ home in Florida in April to see her father before he died. She is now stuck, unable to return to her job, because she has been unable to renew her expiring passport. In Switzerland, Leslie Hansen has been waiting since mid-March to…

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Celebrate Father’s Day On a Budget

Celebrating Father’s Day is shaping up to be tricky. The country is reopening, but experts have said to remain cautious and limit indoor gatherings. And, with millions of Americans out of a job, this may not be the best time to splurge on a present. What to do instead? Below, some meaningful ways you can…

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Finally, a Wedding. It Was About Time.

When I was 6, I had an imaginary husband I named Dave the Watchmaker. We had a wedding ceremony in the living room where my grandma sat as the lone guest while my mother played the organ. I carried a giant baby doll with me down the aisle to meet Dave. I would get married…

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What We’re Learning About Online Learning

Over four days in mid-March, Cindy Hansen, an 11th grade English teacher at Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah, had to go fully virtual, and took her class of some 30 students reading “The Great Gatsby” online. Ms. Hansen had no experience with virtual courses and, like teachers around the country, had to experiment. She…

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Talking With Relatives Across the Political Divide

Since the killing of George Floyd, which set off protests three weeks ago, many families have had tough conversations about race — some with relatives expressing dissimilar perspectives. Nicki Vleisides and her father, Pondo Vleisides, have long known they held opposing views. Recently, on a five-hour drive for a weekend trip, Mr. Vleisides, a 60-year-old…

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Create Your Own Night Sky

By now, you’ve spent more than enough time inside, and although you may be trying to get back out into nature, the options are still limited, especially after sunset. If you have a backyard or balcony and a clear moonless night, you might be able to look up and glimpse a few stars. But with…

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How to Get Your Kids to Care About Social Distancing

It’s hard enough for adults to maintain social distancing — you’ve seen those photos of crowded beaches and parks — but for young children? That’s a whole other challenge. Here are some tips for getting your kids (especially those under 5) to care about wearing masks and steering six feet away from strangers. Be Honest…

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kids children social distance coronavirus

It’s hard enough for adults to maintain social distancing — you’ve seen those photos of crowded beaches and parks — but for young children? That’s a whole other challenge. Here are some tips for getting your kids (especially those under 5) to care about wearing masks and steering six feet away from strangers. Be Honest…

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