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10 Best Face Masks for Teachers on Amazon

Keep students, faculty, and staff safe during back-to-school season with these best face masks for teachers for coronavirus protection on Amazon.

I’m a Teacher Who’s Back at School—Here’s What What’s Worrying Me the Most

Between worrying about her students' mental health, her own physical health, and lack of community support, there's a lot keeping...


What It’s Like to Be a Caretaker for Someone Who Has No Idea Coronavirus Exists

Coronavirus makes life more complicated for people who are already facing difficult challenges—and those who take care of them.


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How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

It can feel overwhelming to answer your kids' questions about coronavirus when you're not even sure yourself. Our experts offer...


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I’m a Teacher—Here’s What I Really Want You to Know About Remote Learning

One elementary school teacher explains why she thinks it’s essential for kids to head back to the classroom this fall,...

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I’m a Teacher—Here’s Why I Won’t Go Back to School When It Reopens

A college professor explains why online learning can benefit both teachers and students—and it’s not just about staying safe during...


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10 Clever Ways People Are Celebrating Birthdays Under Quarantine

While COVID-19 may have limited people's abilities to actively go out and celebrate their birthdays, that doesn't mean creative celebrations...

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Not Being Productive During Quarantine

Productivity? Productivity? There's no productivity in quarantine!


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All the Jokes My Dad Has Made During Quarantine

I've been quarantining with my parents for weeks. As you can imagine, the humor situation has gotten out of hand.


We Cooked as a Family Every Day during Quarantine and This Is What I Learned

I'm spending our quarantine time in the kitchen with three small children.


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13 Random Acts of Kindness in the Age of Coronavirus That’ll Give You Hope

Acts of kindness, no matter how small, can still bring hope during a pandemic.

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16 Things We’re All Looking Forward to Once Social Distancing Ends

Real-people share stories about what they're most looking forward to doing after self-quarantine restrictions finally let up.


Why My Quarantine Birthday Was Actually One of the Best Ever

I was dreading my quarantine birthday. How would I celebrate my milestone year sans party, cake, and gifts?


I’m a Guidance Counselor—Here’s How I’m Keeping My Kids Calm About Coronavirus

It’s not easy to parent during a pandemic, but a few simple strategies can help children cope with their new...


The New Quarantine Hobby I’m Never Giving Up

From making stained glass to growing sourdough starter, 14 people share their new passions—and some great ideas to fill your...


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I’m an Extrovert—Here’s How I’m Surviving Quarantine

This "new normal" will never feel normal, but these five things are helping me feel a little more at peace...

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Do These 4 Things for Your Parents During Coronavirus Outbreak

Even if we can’t be with them right now, there are some important ways we can help our parents stay...


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I’ve Homeschooled My Kids for 3 Years—These Are My Best Tricks

While many parents are being forced into homeschooling for the very first time because of COVID-19, I've been doing it...


Best-Reviewed Board Games to Play While in Self-Quarantine

Banish boredom by turning every night into game night.