Funny Podcasts to Escape Politics

Having trouble sleeping lately? Racing thoughts? Agita? Perhaps you are looking to ease the emotional hangover from that nail-biter of a presidential election. Utterly apolitical podcasts are just the ticket. These shows are not current events- or pop culture-based. They are not trying to teach you anything. They do not seek to challenge you, or…

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Video Games to Relax

Take a deep breath. Hold it for five seconds. Exhale. Breathe in for three seconds. Repeat. How does that feel? A little better? Good. We’re living in stressful times, and any moment of calm is welcome. Video games don’t have a reputation for offering tranquility. People tend to think of them as more likely to…

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Tips for Pandemic Insomnia

It’s 3 a.m. and you’ve been struggling for hours to fall asleep. Morning draws nearer and your anxiety about being exhausted the next day intensifies — yet again. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Among the many disruptions of 2020, insomnia may rank high on the list. Data on how the pandemic has affected…

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Airport Activity

Many Americans won’t be visiting relatives for Thanksgiving this year in light of the pandemic. With this puzzle you can still experience the thrill of travel, minus the crowds. Fill in each Thanksgiving-related phrase on the departure board using airport codes from the boarding passes. Each boarding pass contains the answer for a line on…

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Leggings Take a Victory Lap

When Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called to congratulate Joseph R. Biden Jr. on winning the election last Saturday, she was wearing what women everywhere in the United States seem to be wearing during the pandemic: leggings. Leggings have been a staple of workouts, errands and lounging at home for well over a decade now, but…

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Outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during COVID-19 pandemic

What The Study Did: This study used a large U.S. registry of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests to asses the association between the COVID-19 pandemic and the outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, including in areas with low and moderate COVID-19 disease. Authors: Paul S. Chan, M.D., M.Sc., of Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, is the corresponding…

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