Celebrating Thanksgiving This Year

When Linda Coats realized she would not be able to host her children and grandchildren for Thanksgiving this year because of the pandemic, she and her husband considered volunteering at a soup kitchen and skipping the turkey dinner entirely. Instead, they decided to spend the holiday with their second family: Their neighbors in Lexington Park,…

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Enjoy the Holidays Alone

Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow are going to look different for everyone this year, but for those who live alone, these changes might hit particularly hard. There are an estimated 35.7 million single-person households in America — roughly one-third of all total households — according to data collected in 2018 by the U.S. Census…

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Students Return For the Holidays

For college students, this has been a semester like no other. The majority attended classes online and, because of coronavirus surges on campus, they have had to endure a host of restrictions — from rules against socializing to fewer dining options to limited or no access to libraries and gyms. “Rates of anxiety, depression and…

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Game Nights At Home

Monopoly takes forever. Candy Land is dull, Chutes and Ladders preachy, the Game of Life troubling in its implications. So even as parents scramble for offscreen entertainment over the holidays, the prospect of a family game night may drive them to despair. Some good news: We are living through a 24-karat golden age of tabletop…

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Shopping For Health Insurance

Amid uncertainty during a pandemic and a U.S. Supreme Court challenge, open enrollment in health insurance marketplaces began on Nov. 1. In all 50 states, individuals and families who lack insurance or want better coverage can enroll in plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act through Dec. 15, although enrollment ends later in 10…

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