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    What Would It Take to Amend the Constitution?

    It’s not easy to change the Constitution—and that’s exactly what the Framers intended.

    What Happens to Survivors of Mass Shootings? Their Untold Story

    In the aftermath of a mass shooting, the attention often goes to those who lost their lives, and rightly so....

    “I Tried a Bidet and I’ll Never Use Toilet Paper Again”

    A bidet has been a pleasant alternative to using toilet paper, which has been in low supply everywhere due to...

    I Grew Up Thinking Guns Were a God-Given Right: Here’s Why I’ve Changed My Mind

    Sometimes the ideas you're taught as a child just aren't true.

    Italy Has a Gun Culture but No Mass Shootings—Here’s Why

    Italians own an estimated 8.6 million guns, but we've never had a single school shooting. Not one.

    11 Undeniable Facts About Mass Shootings in America

    Mass shootings have become such a regular fixture on the news that it has been difficult to stay on top...

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    8 People on What It’s Really Like to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

    People have a wide variety of feelings before and after getting the COVID-19 vaccine—from anticipation and relief to fear and...

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    5 Coronavirus Scams That Are Still Out There

    We're a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and while there have been plenty of helpful people (thank you, frontline and...

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    What Life After COVID Could Look Like

    Life certainly looks a lot different than it once did. Here’s how our new normal might continue to evolve in...

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    If You’ve Had COVID-19, Do You Still Need the Vaccine?

    If you had COVID-19 and recovered, should you still get vaccinated? Here's what to know about your post-infection immunity to...

    40 Asian-American-Owned Businesses You Can Support Right Now

    The rise of anti-Asian sentiment during the pandemic has taken a psychological and financial toll on the Asian American community....

    How to Be an Ally to the Asian American Community

    Are you outraged by the recent surge of anti-Asian hate crimes throughout the country? Here's what you can do to...

    In the Wake of Hate Crimes, Who Will Stand Up for Asian Americans?

    Too often, others see Asian Americans as unworthy of concern or allyship. It's time that changed.

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    How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine at Kroger

    The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is ramping up. Here's how the process works and what you need to do to...

    This Doggie Daycare Cared for Essential Workers’ Dogs During the Pandemic. Now the Community I...

    An act of kindness by a local business owner is being repaid tenfold by the community he serves.

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    How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine at CVS

    The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is ramping up. Look for shots at local retailers, including CVS pharmacies. Here's how to...

    Here’s How to Help Texas Right Now

    After being hit with an unprecedented winter storm, Texas residents are in need of aid. Whether you can volunteer on...

    Behind the Free Britney Movement: Why Fans Want to Free Britney Spears

    This is what happens when a beloved pop icon isn't allowed to have control over her own life.

    Dozens of My Friends Have Had Coronavirus—Here’s What They Want You to Know

    One by one, I've watched friends and family members contract, spread, and battle coronavirus. They've shared their stories in the...

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    10 Things That Are About to Get More Expensive

    Get ready to shell out even more for some of your go-to items, thanks to the ongoing pandemic.

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    Can You Test Positive for COVID-19 After Getting the Vaccine?

    If you got the COVID-19 vaccine, you're not in the clear just yet. Here are the possible scenarios where you...

    Here’s Where You Can Buy Reusable Face Masks

    If you've been searching for reusable face masks and N95 masks due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, we found out...

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    Are 2 Face Masks Better Than 1 for COVID-19 Protection?

    Wearing a face mask can prevent the spread of COVID-19, but can two masks offer more protection? Double-masking may help,...

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    How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine at Costco

    Costco is one of many retailers that will be offering COVID-19 vaccines. Here's how the vaccination process works and what...

    Why You Shouldn’t Share Photos of Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card

    If you've already done this, you might want to take it down!

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    These Are the Two Safest Airlines You Can Take Right Now

    Customers who actually flew during the pandemic last year shared their thoughts about the experiences on the airlines they chose.