Social & structural factors influence racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality

COVID-19 mortality racial disparities in the U.S. are associated with social factors like income, education and internet access, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, highlights the need for public health policies that address structural racism. The researchers investigated the association between COVID-19 cases and…

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Erasure Poetry At Home

The past year has been difficult for many people. The pandemic, the politics, the job loss and the isolation — most Americans have had to find some new coping mechanisms to make it through. Here’s one: erasure poetry. Creativity can be healing in difficult times, but it’s not always easy to tap into those creative…

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Groundhog Day Movies

The movie “Groundhog Day” came out in1993, but it feels as if we’ve been watching it over and over ever since. This story of a smugweatherman (Bill Murray) who is stuck endlessly repeating the same day has remained popular and inspired countless movies and shows. (The latest, the romantic comedy “The Map of Tiny Perfect…

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Divorce During the Pandemic

Covid divorces are on the slow track. Divorce has often been time-consuming and expensive — one survey in the United States found the average cost was $12,900 — but now once-routine parts of the proceedings, like getting a document notarized, can require heroic effort. Moving out is also fraught, especially in Los Angeles and parts…

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Make Bath Bombs At Home

Whether you need stress relief or some alone time after being cooped up with your family, there are plenty of reasons you can’t seem to get enough of your bathtub this winter. But one variable to consider the next time you go for a much-needed soak: Would your bath be better with a bath bomb?…

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