Americans have filed more than 45 million unemployment claims since March, a staggering number that underscores the economic impact of COVID19. The pandemic has forced businesses nationwide to close for months, leaving millions unemployed.  And along with that mass loss of jobs came a mass loss of health insurance for people who relied on a… Continue Reading ›

In the early days of the COVID19 pandemic, you might have heard that it wasn’t necessary to wear a mask. Health experts told people to save masks for medical professionals, fearing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for people who needed it most. We even repeated that advice in our own coronavirus updates on… Continue Reading ›

Swimming pools are a summer staple — and for good reason. A dip in the pool offers a refreshing way to cool off and stay physically active. In the midst of summertime play, though, you have to balance fun and safety. Keeping a level head and treating the water with respect is essential for swimmers… Continue Reading ›

The kickoff to summer grilling season might look a little different this year thanks to the pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you have to forgo your cookouts altogether. You can still fire up the grill for your own family or a small gathering. Just keep social distancing and other precautions in mind. And if you’re… Continue Reading ›

You have a perfect bed with a great mattress and all the linen trimmings your heart desires. So why would you bother sleeping outside? It turns out that there are plenty of valid reasons to stretch out under the stars. That’s because sleeping outside offers a host of health benefits for your mind and body. … Continue Reading ›

You probably know that you need good sleep, but it may sometimes seem that your body doesn’t agree. Unfortunately, tossing and turning all night can lead to daytime problems like lack of focus, indecisiveness and poor emotional regulation. Chronic sleep troubles can also contribute to physical illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. If you’re struggling… Continue Reading ›

Nearly 20% of American adults experience a mental illness — that’s one out of every five adults. Even more telling, about half of adults (46.4%) in the U.S. will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. And the stat isn’t much better for youth. Among kids aged 6 to 17, about 17%… Continue Reading ›

Spending more time online these days? You’re not the only one. Thanks in some part to widespread social distancing, we’re plugging in more often to work, play and feel less isolated. The New York Times analyzed traffic data and found that Facebook usage alone jumped 27% between January 15 and March 24. But our bump… Continue Reading ›