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  1. coronavirus
    What We Know About Long-Term COVID-19The coronavirus can be deadly or symptomless — but for a growing number of people, it can also be long-term, with confounding symptoms.
  2. coronavirus
    What Will a Second Lockdown Look Like?Some cities and countries that have reopened businesses and schools have had to close again after COVID-19 outbreaks. Will that happen here?
  3. romance
    This Is the Romantic Gesture of QuarantineTake your date to the movies without leaving home.
  4. coronavirus
    Turns Out People Don’t Want to Go to Disney WorldIt doesn’t matter whether businesses reopen if consumers don’t feel safe — or can’t afford — patronizing them.
  5. the truth is out there
    UFOs Are All We’ve GotDoes being stuck at home mean more people are paying attention to the sky?
  6. #womensupportingwomen
    Another Empowering Day for IvankaThe president’s daughter joins the #WomenSupportingWomen challenge.
  7. flu shot
    Yet Another Reason the Flu Shot Is GoodTwo new studies suggest regular flu shots may greatly reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
  8. coronavirus
    Here’s What We Know About Asymptomatic COVID-19 CarriersThere’s still a lack of clarity about what an asymptomatic case could mean for the future of one’s health.
  9. coronavirus
    Is My Chest Tightness Anxiety or the Coronavirus?Psychologists explain how to tell the difference and what to do if you feel short of breath.
  10. health
    Everything to Know About Alcohol and CoronavirusExperts explain what we do (and don’t) know about alcohol and COVID-19.
  11. health
    Am I Tired Because of Stress or the Coronavirus?There’s more than one kind of fatigue.
  12. coronavirus
    Everything We Know About Herd Immunity and the CoronavirusAs long as it may take to get a COVID-19 vaccine, herd immunity is likely to take longer.
  13. coronavirus
    Coronavirus News Is Giving Us All WhiplashConstant shifts in guidance make it hard to keep up.
  14. protests
    What to Do if You’re Exposed to Tear GasIn response to protests against police brutality, police have routinely employed tear gas. Here, doctors tell you what to do if you’re exposed.
  15. science of us
    What’s a Panic Attack and How Do I Stop It?Panic attacks can be scary, but they aren’t physically dangerous.
  16. love these days
    Shouldn’t Disaster Bring Us Closer?Couples therapists unpack this common trope.
  17. dreams
    Don’t Be Surprised If You Start Dreaming About BugsThe pandemic may have caused an uptick in dreams about swarms of insects.
  18. coronavirus
    What We Know About the Second Wave of the CoronavirusThough cases in certain U.S. states have likely peaked, public-health experts warn the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over.
  19. coronavirus
    What We Know About Women and the CoronavirusSome doctors think women are at a reduced risk of getting seriously ill. But no one is sure why.
  20. recommendations
    Give Yourself a TV To-Do ListNow is not the time for endless scrolling through Netflix.
  21. health
    Everything to Know About Cannabis and CoronavirusPhysicians explain what we do (and don’t) know about cannabis and COVID-19.
  22. recommendations
    There’s a New Show About Teen-Witch Soldiers?Motherland: Fort Salem is perfectly absurd for social isolation.
  23. style
    Painting My Nails Is the Only Time I Don’t ThinkWhen we’re done social distancing, I’d like to paint my friends’ nails, too.
  24. coronavirus
    Can You Tell If Someone Is Smiling Just by Their Eyes?The CDC recommends we wear masks when we go out. How do we emote now?
  25. books
    Writing for Teens Is a Do-overI wasn’t out in high school, but writing a love story about queer teens helps make up for that.
  26. coronavirus
    Is Pickup a Good Option for Getting What You Need?Some small businesses consider it the safest option for both employees and customers.
  27. coronavirus
    It’s Not Shameful to Have the CoronavirusAnd being open about it can help stop the spread.
  28. recommendations
    11 Engaging Audiobooks to Keep You CompanyWhat we’re listening to now in our abundant at-home time.
  29. coronavirus
    Amy Klobuchar’s Husband Hospitalized With CoronavirusThe Minnesota senator announced the news in a statement this week.
  30. coronavirus
    You Can Still Take a WalkHere’s how to do it safely.
  31. video games
    12 Women on Their Favorite Video GamesZelda: Breath of the Wild, The Sims 4, and more.
  32. coronavirus
    No Age Group Is Immune to CoronavirusA new CDC report finds that young adults are getting seriously sick too.
  33. health
    9 Ways to Work Out at HomeRecommendations from the Cut staff (and a few friends).
  34. coronavirus
    Your Social Life Is Going on HiatusIf you’re asking for permission, the answer is probably no.
  35. coronavirus
    How Do I Get Therapy During a Pandemic?Only days ago it felt silly asking for a Skype session, but this may yet become the new normal.
  36. coronavirus
    Wait, What’s a Pandemic?The World Health Organization’s announcement comes after weeks of monitoring.
  37. coronavirus
    What Does ‘Mild’ Coronavirus Look Like?When it comes to the novel coronavirus, the term “mild” includes a wide range of experiences.
  38. coronavirus
    What Does ‘Social Distancing’ Really Mean?Isolating ourselves to reduce the spread of infection is one of few preventative health measures we have.
  39. coronavirus
    To Help Slow Coronavirus, Work From Home If You CanIt’s important to reduce the spread of COVID-19 wherever possible.
  40. coronavirus
    Here’s Why Healthy People Shouldn’t Buy Face Masks for CoronavirusHealthy people don’t need them. Sick people do.
  41. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Rule: Don’t Touch Your Face!To prevent coronavirus, the CDC recommends keeping your hands off your face.
  42. science of us
    Be Honest: Do You Have As Many Friends As Rudy Giuliani?Definitions of friendship vary, so it’s hard to say.
  43. piece of work
    22 Ideas for Next Time You Need a ‘Fun Fact’We could all use a little help.
  44. boyfriends
    A Taxonomy of New Boyfriend Types for Famous WomenThe rise of the Saturday Night Live boyfriend, the art-gallerist boyfriend, and the chef boyfriend.
  45. science of us
    Video Games Are a To-Do List You PlayI love video games for the sense of errand satisfaction.
  46. science of us
    Moderate Drinking May Be More Dangerous Than You ThinkAn increasing number of young people are dying of liver disease.
  47. science of us
    Runners, Your Shoes Are Too ThiccSneakers with fat soles might feel comfier, but new studies suggest they might not be good for us.
  48. science of us
    I’m Sorry to Say Skin-Cancer Screenings Are a MustStart by getting to know your moles.
  49. valentine's day
    Honor the Spirit of Valentine’s Day With a Drunk, Nude FeastCupid and chocolates have nothing on Lupercalia.
  50. so you want to be president
    What’s the Deal With Bloomberg’s Bizarre Sponcon?Popular Instagram meme accounts wade into the 2020 presidential race.
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