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13 Things Everyone is Going to Buy When Quarantine is Over

You didn't know you needed an extra freezer—until you couldn't find one in stock anywhere.

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How Globetrotters Are Satisfying Their Quarantine Wanderlust

Some frequent travelers are writing notes to the people who made their travel experience memorable as a way of saying...

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What the 12 Smoggiest Cities Look Like After Coronavirus Quarantine

With economies shuttered and one-third of the global population under lockdown, the world's most notoriously polluted cities are finding a...

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35 Funny, Quarantine-Inspired Dog Names That Will Crack You Up

What are you going to name your new pandemic puppy?

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18 Happy Stories of Puppies and Kittens Fostered During Coronavirus

Settle in for some heartwarming "tails" of adorable puppies and kittens who found foster homes (and sometimes forever homes) during the...

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The Most Popular Uber Eats Quarantine Orders by State

Order some takeout during quarantine—do it for your fellow countrymen!

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9 Things That Can Happen To Your Car When You Don’t Drive It

If you haven't picked up your car keys in a while, you should be aware of the things that are...

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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...

14 Nurses Share Stories of Positive Moments Behind-the-Scenes of COVID-19

These frontline workers spend lots of time bedside—bringing joy to patients and fellow nurses. Here's a glimpse at how they've...

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I Live in Georgia—Here’s What Life Is Like Post-Lockdown (So Far)

Here's a look at what's going on in Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic.

14 Meaningful Ways People Are Saying Thank You to Nurses

From making protective gear to delivering special surprises, people are going out of their way to show their appreciation for...

25 Jokes the Internet Is Already Making About Murder Hornets

As if a global pandemic wasn't enough, murder hornets are here to make 2020 even worse.

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I’m a Nurse—And These Are the 8 Things I Won’t Do Even After Lockdown Ends

Life will never be the same, again, and neither will our habits.

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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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Why You Should Still Use Your Vacation Days During Quarantine

By taking time away from work, you take much-needed recovery time for yourself.

How Coronavirus Is Affecting the World’s Endangered Animals

Humans aren’t the only species we need to worry about right now.

The New Addictive Juuling Trend Is Damaging Younger Generations

In a blink, millions of young people started smoking 
a trendy e-cigarette and became addicted to a powerful drug. It’s...

13 Things You Shouldn’t Try to Do Yourself During Quarantine

Yes, you've probably become increasingly self-sufficient in many ways during this weird time. But be careful you don't get so...

I Found the Perfect Wire-Free Bra—and I’m Never Wearing a “Real” Bra Again

There is a silver (wireless) lining to this COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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21 Moving Photos of Kindness in the Time of Coronavirus

Tough times can truly bring out the best in people.

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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.

What Exactly Is Space Junk—And Can It Be Cleaned Up?

Litter isn't just a problem here on Earth.

How to Save for Retirement During the Coronavirus Crash

Whether you're in your 20s or close to retirement age, chances are high that the global pandemic has had an...

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11 of the Best Before-And-After Transformations to Come Out of Quarantine

You'll be amazed at what people can accomplish in just one month when they have nothing to distract them!