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You cooked for 20 and fed 6 people. What to do with all of those leftovers

After the last plate has been cleared from the table and everyone — except the person stuck washing dishes — has migrated to the couch, it’s time to begin the next part of the Thanksgiving tradition. Yes, it’s time to divvy up and work through the leftovers. This year is different, though. You might not…MORE

This therapist fights online toxicity, one TikTok video at a time

The thought of joining TikTok last year made clinical psychologist Julie Smith apprehensive. As the video-sharing app’s popularity was surging in late 2019, it was better known for viral dancing clips than as a place to find a therapist. “I think I was the first therapist on there,” Smith, who is based in England, told…MORE

Your phone can send you an alert if you were near someone who has coronavirus

Your phone can send you an alert if you were near someone who has coronavirus

As new coronavirus cases explode nationwide, health officials are turning to cell phones to help slow the spread of infections. Thanks to technology available on Apple and Google phones, you can now get pop-up notifications in some states if you were close to someone who later tested positive for Covid-19. The alerts come via state…MORE

Here’s the type and amount of exercise you need, WHO advises

Here’s the type and amount of exercise you need, WHO advises

While we’re all cooped up during the pandemic, the World Health Organization wants you to exercise. The organization released new physical activity guidelines recommending that adults get at least 150 minutes — that’s 2.5 hours — of moderate to vigorous physical activity weekly. The WHO’s new physical activity recommendations come at a time when the…MORE

So far, coronavirus mutations don’t mean much, big study finds

So far, coronavirus mutations don’t mean much, big study finds

A giant study of more than 12,000 mutations in the novel coronavirus finds none of them has made a big difference in how easily it infects people, researchers reported Wednesday. The mutations, found in more than 46,000 samples taken from 99 different countries, all appear to be neutral, the team of leading viral genetics experts…MORE

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